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
Lumber Prices Up and Down and Up Again
If Seattle had an official bird, it might be the crane. Well more than a dozen of them dot the downtown area with long arms and flashing lights above. West Seattle alone is about to have its third crane go up in the Alaska Junction. It’s a sign of strong commercial construction, but residential is also booming. That is also a harbinger of the predictable roller-coaster of lumber prices that follows high activity in construction. Prices have actually already been up this year, per the National Association of Home Builders’ weekly board foot lumber price survey. Lumber hit a peak price … Continue reading
imagine the possibilities!
Ventana Construction is a Seattle-based professional remodeling company specializing in whole-house remodels and home additions. We also build custom homes and garages, and remodel kitchens, baths and transform unfinished basements into great living space. Our website includes information about our company and the special services we offer. We also have an extensive remodeling portfolio, a great list of useful resources for remodeling, and a link to our remodeling blog. You can also learn about how to sign up for our free monthly workshop on remodeling and custom home building. We welcome questions about the remodeling 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!