The Higher Price of Electrical For Your Home
A special kind of circuit breaker is now required for most circuits in your home. Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs) have been required for circuits in bedrooms under the National Electrical Code since 2002, but are now required on most other circuits as well. Their steep price tag will mean an increase in electrical costs for homeowners remodeling, adding onto their homes or building new homes. The NEC code is adopted differently and with varying timing depending on the jurisdiction in which you live. The AFCI breaker is far less well known than the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI), which is … Continue reading
KBIS & IBS — Design & Construction Week
For the first time, two of the biggest national design and construction conferences met at the same time in the same place. The result was Design & Construction Week 2014–an event at the Las Vegas Convention Center that drew tens of thousands of designers, architects, builders, remodelers and the vendors who sell to them. The Convention Center appeared to be nearly at capacity, with three halls filled with vendors from the US, Canada, other international suppliers and a special section devoted just to China. The “village” outside included model modular homes and an Ultimate Kitchen display. The Kitchen & Bath … Continue reading
Seattle Remodeling Expo
We are making our second appearance at the Seattle Remodeling Expo this weekend at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. A couple of thoughts after being at our booth for two days and a few tips if you are planning to come tomorrow: There was an excellent turnout today on a beautiful, sunny day. This tells us that lots of people have remodeling on their mind. There are a wide variety of projects that are either being actively planned or are just in the first stages of conceptualization. We talked with dozens of couples and families whose projects … Continue reading
imagine the possibilities!
Ventana Construction is a Seattle-based professional remodeling company specializing in whole-house remodels, home additions, and custom homes. We also build backyard cottages, garages, remodel kitchens and baths and transform unfinished basements into great living space. Our website includes information about our company and the special services we offer, along with a link to questions most frequently asked of us when clients call for the first time. We also have an extensive remodeling portfolio, a great list of useful resources for your project, and a link to our company blog. We welcome questions about the remodeling and home building process and will happily share the sources of materials shown in our portfolio. Just click here and let us know how we can help with your project!