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Before you start, here’s what you need to know about kitchen remodeling

Posted 26 July 2017 by Team Hudson

 It’s time.

You’ve decided that the almond-colored range and faux-wood paneling in your kitchen have got to go.

But before you start swinging a hammer, here are a few considerations to make your kitchen planning smoother and easier.

Will I add a pantry? And if so, where? Especially if you don’t have one currently, a pantry can make a big difference in the functionality of a kitchen. But you can’t add it just anywhere. Consider what you’ll be using it for. Daily staples like pasta, cereal and flour? Or deep storage like home-canned fruit and vegetables? Ideally, a daily-use pantry would lie along the edge of the fridge-stove-sink triangle.

Counter-depth fridge, or fridge-depth counters? Counter-depth fridges are all the rage, and for good reason. They can fit seamlessly into the flow of your cabinets, adding functionality without bulging out into your living space. But they can also be quite expensive. To replicate the look and feel at a fraction of the cost, consider making your counters an extra foot deep along the fridge wall. Not only will you gain the look of a counter-depth fridge, but you’ll also gain some bonus counter space, too.

How high should my countertops be? Standard kitchen counter height is 36 inches. For ideal comfort, the countertop should typically be 2 to 3 inches below elbow height. If you’re particularly short or tall, 36 inches might be all wrong. However, there are two additional points to consider: Most kitchen appliances, such as dishwashers and ranges, are designed for standard-height counters. Also, if you plan to sell your home someday, custom heights might dissuade prospective buyers. A compromise would be to raise or lower just sections of the countertop or to have a kitchen island at non-standard height.

Do I want a new kitchen island? Do I want to get rid of one? Large kitchens benefit from the extra workspace an island provides, but small kitchens can seem crowded. If you’re changing the size of your kitchen during the remodel, consider whether you want to add or remove an island. And if you want a workspace at non-standard height, as mentioned above, an island might be the perfect choice.

Do I want a new kitchen layout? Planning a new kitchen while the old one is still in place can be one of the hardest parts of the kitchen-remodeling process. But you don’t want to start gutting the room until you’re sure what appliances will go where, and which walls, if any, will be removed. Here’s where an experienced kitchen designer with computer design skills, like Susan Silva at Hudson Remodeling, can be invaluable. A three-dimensional CAD rendering of your kitchen can help you make difficult decisions without having to fully commit.

 

If you’re considering remodeling the kitchen in your Whatcom or Skagit County home, give the experts at Hudson Remodeling a call. They have years of design/build experience and have seen (and done) just about everything when it comes to kitchen remodels.

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Remodeling the master suite of your dreams

Posted 25 January 2017 by Team Hudson

P1070679Dreaming of the perfect master suite?

The best home renovations are ones that take advantage of your home’s unique character while also meeting your desires for space and function.

Hudson Remodeling has worked on a number of elegant master suite remodels in Whatcom and Skagit Counties over the years, and through it all we’ve learned tips and tricks that ensure your master suite remodel is a huge success.

Here are a few things to consider to ensure the end product is the master suite of your dreams!

When it comes to ideas, start from scratch. One of the biggest mistakes that homeowners make when planning a remodel is not letting their imaginations roam freely. They simply can’t imagine the bed in a different part of the room or the door to the bathroom being in a different spot. Try to imagine your space completely empty, and then think: If I could move anything I want, what would I do? Maybe you’d cover up a window to allow the bed to be in a different spot. Maybe you’d move a wall to create a larger sitting area. Perhaps you’d expand the bathroom into the neighboring bedroom to fit in an oversized jacuzzi tub. Maybe you’d even add on to the house to make room for your dream suite! If you’re stumped for ideas, feel free to browse images of work we’ve done.

P1070689Think of all the things you would do in the space if you could. A master suite should be designed for a purpose. Think of it as your personal, private space, away from the bustle of the rest of the house. Now, what do you want to do there? Maybe you want curl up by a fireplace and watch TV, or sink into a comfy chair and read a book, or sit at a desk and conduct business from home. In the bathroom, maybe you’ve always wanted to relax in a full-surround shower or enjoy the comfort of a step-in tub that’ll provide safe, barrier-free living for years to come. A list of possible uses for your master suite will make the design process much simpler.

Reach out to an expert for design tips and ideas. Typically, homeowners don’t really know what’s possible until they talk with an expert. We recently completed an extensive master suite remodel near Bellingham, WA that features a beautifully tiled walk-in shower with a stylish grab bar and integrated seat. It’s a space in which our client will feel safe years down the road. However, clients often don’t think about how their needs might change a decade or two in the future. An experienced design/build firm like Hudson Remodeling has the expertise necessary to notice these sorts of issues and to suggest functional and beautiful layouts and products. Our client loves this new space!

If you want to talk with Hudson Remodeling about your ideas for a new master suite, give us a call or come see us at the 2017 Home & Garden Show in Lynden March 3 to 5. For inspiration, go online to look at samples of work we’ve done in the past. Because we’re a design/build contractor, we can handle any job, from the basic idea stage all the way to the finished product. And we can handle almost every type of project, whether it’s a remodel or it involves additions or new construction.

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Kitchen remodeling trends for 2014 – Whatcom County Home & Garden Show

Posted 23 January 2014 by Team Hudson

Kitchen remodeling, Bellingham WABetween cooking meals, putting away groceries, doing dishes, and prepping for dinner parties and gatherings, people spend a lot of time in their kitchens. Yet we often hear them say they wish there was more cupboard space, more room for food prep or even a bit more space to maneuver around other people in the kitchen.

2014 is the year to stop fighting your kitchen, and instead create a functional space that helps you enjoy the time spent there.

Renovating kitchens can be exciting – there are so many options when it comes to improving the space and creating a beautiful room. Zillow.com has assembled examples of 2014 kitchen design and remodeling trends including open shelving, glossy black counter tops, frosted glass doors, and copper accents.

Successful kitchen remodels start with a vision – inspiration is then brought to life by choosing the right products and contractor to work with.  We invite you to take a look at this photo gallery to see samples of kitchens our team has worked on.

Because the kitchen is often the heart of the home, we recommend careful planning to minimize interference with daily routines.  Timing can be everything!  Tackling kitchen remodels in the warmer months allows homeowners to do some cooking outside during construction – meeting with a contractor now will get the ball rolling for a spring or summer remodel.

Home and Garden Show 2011 BoothWant to learn more about remodeling your Whatcom or Skagit County kitchen?  Stop by and visit Hudson Remodeling’s booth at Whatcom County’s 35th Annual Home & Garden Show at the Northwest Washington Fair Grounds on February 28-March 2.

Talk with Charlie about ideas for your dream kitchen and enter to win a 10” solar light tube (valued at $200). Light tubes have quickly becoming a popular way to bring more light into spaces that are too small for skylights.

We hope to see you there!

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Find us at the Whatcom County Home and Garden Show, March 8-10, 2013!

Posted 1 March 2013 by Team Hudson

Stop by Hudson Remodeling’s booth at the largest home & garden show north of Seattle.  Chat with Charlie Hudson about your home renovation ideas and check out inspiring photo displays of kitchen, bath and whole-house remodeling projects completed by Hudson Remodeling.

The Whatcom County Home & Garden show offers the biggest and best displays of products for your home and garden in Northwest Washington. More than 200 vendors will be represented at the event this year.

New this year – craft beer tastings.  Local craft brewers will be paired with home show exhibitors (including Hudson Remodeling) from 5 to 8 pm on Friday and Saturday nights.  The tastings are just $5 (plus home show admission)…sample local craft beers while you wander the show.

Full details including open hours, workshop schedules and ticket prices, are available online.

See you at the show!

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It’s Time for the 33rd Annual Whatcom County Home & Garden Show!

Posted 17 February 2012 by Team Hudson

Whatcom County Home & Garden Show:  March 2-4, 2012

Did you know that this event, with 200 vendors, is one of the largest home shows north of Seattle? If you are considering improvements to your home in 2012 this is a wonderful opportunity to meet local product and service providers who can help.

Hudson Remodeling will again have a booth at the show. Make sure to stop by to say ‘hello’, check out samples of our craftsman-quality work and the VersaGuard gutter system, and enter to win 8 FREE HOURS OF HANDYMAN TIME.

Here’s what last year’s winner did with their prize…they provided the materials and we spent the day building the custom garden arbor of their dreams.

So, what would you do with 8 hours of handyman time? Tackle the ‘honey-do’ list, drywall repair or painting projects, install a programmable thermostat, install a ceiling fan, install shelving in the garage or a pantry, or maybe even build raised garden beds. There are lots of possibilities.

The Whatcom County Home and Garden Show is held at The Northwest Washington Fair & Events Center located at 1775 Front Street – Lynden WA 98264. The event is brought to you by The Building Industry Association of Whatcom County.

I hope to see you there!

Charlie Hudson, Hudson Remodeling, Inc.

 

 

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