Steve’s Home

It is not that unusual for homeowners to ask whether they can do some of the work on their remodel to keep on budget. Whether painting on the back end or doing demolition on the front end, clients often want … Continue reading

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10 Years in Business

Some milestones cannot be passed by without notice and this is one of them.  On March 4, 2003, we drove down to Tukwila to the Washington State Licensing office and turned in our contractor’s license application, along with all the … Continue reading

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Good News for Your ROI

Remodeling Magazine‘s annual Cost vs. Value report has some powerful encouragement this year for homeowners ready to either do necessary maintenance or start remodeling projects this year. The cost-to-value ratio improved for the first time in six years, which means … Continue reading

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The Great Remodeling Debate: Stay or Go?

There are the stayers and the goers. When embarking on a remodel, one of the first things homeowners need to decide is which one they will be. It’s a complicated decision that involves weighing not only the scope of the … Continue reading

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10 Small Things that Make a Big Difference in your Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen is one wide open possibility.  You may think of kitchen design at its most basic: a collection of appliances and cabinets in one or another order.  But where the appliances go, and how the cabinets are organized for … Continue reading

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Remodeling cost: The chicken or the egg?

We take several calls each week from homeowners with the same conundrum:  they want to remodel and would like to hire an architect to work on design, but aren’t ready to spend money on a design if they aren’t sure … Continue reading

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Love that Batchelder Tile

I admit to being a little bit smitten.  Every time I visit a house in Seattle to look at a project, I sneak a peek at the fireplace.  There are dozens of variations on a theme in fireplace surrounds:  brick … Continue reading

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The Revolution

It was only a matter of time.  For years, the best way to find good ideas for remodeling was to purchase magazines.  And I don’t mean one or two.  I mean stacks of them, piled up on your bedroom floor, … Continue reading

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2012: Time to Remodel

2012 is already shaping up to be a very busy year for remodelers in the Seattle area. At Ventana Construction we’ve already had more inquiries during the month of January than we have during any other month we’ve been in … Continue reading

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Remodeling Cost versus Value

Ready to jump into planning a remodel for 2012?  You’re probably wondering what it will cost and what your return on investment (ROI) will be if sell your home after the remodel is complete.  Lucky you–there’s new data to look … Continue reading

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