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Hudson to be featured at upcoming educational events

Posted 17 February 2015 by Team Hudson

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Hudson Remodeling owner to speak about helping Baby Boomers plan for the future

By 2020, the number of people 65 and older living in the United States is expected to increase to 55 million. And by 2050, that number could be as high as 88.5 million, according to 2010 U.S. Census figures. Meanwhile, a recent survey by the American Association of Retired Persons confirms that most of those adults want to stay in their current home and community as they age. They want to “age-in-place.”

Whatcom County senior citizens can learn more about aging-in-place and various housing options during two upcoming events featuring a local building contractor.

Charlie Hudson of Hudson Remodeling will be a featured speaker at the“What’s Next – Housing Options as We Age” forum in Bellingham on February 25 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The annual event is organized by Whatcom County Council on Aging – attendees can also learn about the concept of village housing, assisted and independent living, and in-home care from more than 20 housing resource representatives.

Hudson Remodeling will also host an informational booth with a unique barrier-free shower unit his company installs at the Whatcom County Home & Garden Show on March 6-8 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden.

As a long-time Certified Aging-in-Place contractor, Charlie Hudson understands the needs of today’s Baby Boomers and he has evolved his general contracting business in recent years to help Boomers modify their home so they can age comfortably and safely in place.

“For most, the dream of living life at home with the people and things they love can be a reality – but it does take careful planning and preparation before needs arise. We’ve been helping seniors take steps today to ensure their home is ready when they are,” said Hudson.

In 2014 Hudson Remodeling became a distributor for Best Bath products, a designer line of ADA-accessible bathroom fixtures.

Best Bath produces wheelchair-accessible showers, walk-in bathtubs and grab bars that Hudson then installs in his customer’s homes.

“We chose to partner with Best Bath because they offer the highest quality product that is manufactured right here in the USA. Our customers like this product line – it’s functional and aesthetically pleasing. When we’re done, their space often looks more like a traditional bathroom than an accessible space – and that’s important to today’s seniors.”

In addition to the Certified Aging-in-Place designation, Charlie Hudson is an EPA-certified Lead Paint Specialist and Certified Graduate Remodeler (CRG). These designations come in handy when helping seniors remodel homes they have been in for decades. He has also earned numerous awards including the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County’s Builder of the Year Award and Remodeler of the Year.

For more information about preparing a home for aging-in-place, contact Charlie Hudson or visit hudsonremodeling.com.

 

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How a bathroom remodel could be your best investment

Posted 28 January 2015 by Team Hudson

Floor-to-ceiling steam showers are a hot (pun intended) trend in 2015.

Floor-to-ceiling steam showers are what’s hot (pun intended) in 2015.

Remodeling a bathroom is the one home improvement project that almost always adds value to a home. While a bathroom might be one of the smallest rooms in the house, it’s also one of the most frequently used and so investing in high-quality flooring, finishes and fixtures shouldn’t be overlooked. A beautiful or luxurious bathroom can be key to selling a home and can provide one of the highest returns on a remodel investment.

Look for natural materials such as wood and stone, as well as bold uses of feature tile in 2015.

Look for neutral tones and natural materials such as wood, stone and plants, as well as bold uses of feature tile in 2015.

A 2014 study conducted by Remodeling Magazine found that in the hottest housing markets, a bathroom remodel can recoup about 92 percent of its cost.

The best part about a bathroom remodel is sometimes it takes only a small investment to make a real difference. Meanwhile, a larger investment such as a walk-in steam shower, a skylight, heated tiled floors, or double sink basin could increase the value of a home as well. Either way, a bathroom is a quick and relatively easy way to upgrade a home and increase its enjoyment factor on a daily basis.

Recent trends

The top recent trends for bathroom remodels include bold use of floor tiles, natural elements such as wood cabinets, stone floors, stone countertops – even plants! Walk-in showers and floor-to-ceiling steam showers are also popular and have replaced the whirlpool tubs of yesteryear. Another way homeowners are solving cramped master bathroom space is to integrate the bathroom with the master bedroom or closet into a master suite retreat with a luxurious, open-floor plan.

But while it may seem intuitive, homeowner’s should make their decisions based on their family’s needs and preferences. For example, if a family doesn’t use a bathtub often, then a jetted tub wouldn’t be a good use of space. Instead, they might opt for more sink space with a larger vanity. The bottom line is if they don’t have plans to sell their home any time soon, they might want to consider spending their money remodeling their bathroom in the way they’ll most enjoy.

Thinking of remodeling or adding onto your Whatcom or Skagit County home in 2015? Now is the time to get planning and Hudson Remodeling is eager to chat with you. We can assist with any shower, tub, tile or whole bathroom remodel project. Simply give us a call or email Charlie about setting up an in-home appointment to discuss your project.

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Charlie Hudson featured speaker at aging-in-place event

Posted 27 January 2015 by Team Hudson

Whatcom County senior citizens can learn all about aging-in-place and housing options during a speaking event February, 25, 2015 at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center.

The event features Charlie Hudson, owner of Hudson Remodeling and certified aging-in-place specialist. Ed Meideros, board member of the Seattle Phinney Neighborhood Association will also be speaking. A variety of breakout sessions with housing and in-home care specialists will also be included in the all-day event.

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Ideas and inspiration for remodeling a master bedroom

Posted 21 December 2013 by Team Hudson

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Have you been dreaming of ways to remodel your master bedroom but don’t quite know where to begin? A master bedroom remodel is a great way to freshen things up – it can even make an old home feel like new.

Tackling remodeling projects in your home may seem overwhelming, but they don’t need to be.  Working with an experienced contractor, who will walk you through the entire process, can make the project seamless and enjoyable.

There are a few things to consider before moving forward with remodeling a master bedroom. Do you want to change lighting or make windows larger? How about adding a skylight?  Should closets be larger with more shelving? Do you want to remodel the adjoining bathroom at the same time so features and finishes are consistent?

These are the sorts of questions that Hudson Remodeling can help you answer. As a client, we believe that you should be part of the planning process, but shouldn’t be overwhelmed with all the details. We listen to what you envision and discuss options that fit with your ideas and budget.

Hudson RemodelingSomething else to consider with a master bedroom remodel is the possibility of adding an addition with a ground floor master suite to your home. When thinking to the future, having a bedroom with private bath can be a wise investment for those wishing to age in place.  Ground floor bedroom/bathroom suites can also be perfect for guests; they can make a difference for all ages and physical abilities.

You may or may not know exactly what you want with your master bedroom remodel, but Hudson Remodeling has years of experience and countless ideas to tap into – we can help create the perfect room for you.

Take a look at this gallery of master bedrooms or view additional samples on Houzz.com – there are thousands of images and ideas for master bedroom retreats.

When you are ready to learn more about master suite remodeling in your Whatcom or Skagit County home, contact Charlie at Hudson Remodeling to set up a consultation – we can help create the bedroom you’ve been dreaming of.

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Planning Ahead for 2014 Remodeling Projects

Posted 22 November 2013 by Team Hudson

Hudson Remodeling What are your goals for 2014? Do they include an addition or remodel to modernize your Whatcom County home? Maybe you’re expecting an addition to your family that will require another room or are starting a new business and will need a home office. If you’re planning a larger home remodel such as these, now is the time to start planning for it.

The process will begin with talking to a general contractor to start working on a construction plan. You will want to discuss your budget and what you envision for the finished product at this time.

Hudson-Remodeling-WhatcomBecause there are seemingly endless options when it comes to home construction design, it helps to look at magazines, websites or Houzz.com to begin forming your own ideas.

Not quite sure of what you want visually? Take a look at Hudson Remodeling’s Photo Gallery for inspiration.

Two things that often aren’t factored in when developing the plan for a residential remodeling project is the time required to order supplies and obtain building permits. These tasks are important reasons to start thinking ahead for home construction projects.

At Hudson Remodeling, we take a Design-Build approach to remodeling projects.  We walk clients through the entire process so they don’t have to research and hire multiple companies for each area of the job.

Remodels should be an exciting time for homeowners. Planning accordingly and leaving adequate time for the project will help ensure the process meets your expectations. Contact Charlie Hudson to talk about your home remodeling goals for 2014!

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Charlie Hudson Named Builder of the Year

Posted 6 March 2012 by Team Hudson

Charlie HudsonOur very own Charlie Hudson was recently named Builder of the Year by the Building Industry Association of Whatcom County!  The group recognized his top-notch residential construction experience over the past 30 years and ongoing association support.

Since 1997 Charlie has actively participated in the BIAWC, serving on the board of directors and executive committee, as well as Government Affairs Committee and Remodeling chairman.

In addition to receiving Builder of the Year recognition, Hudson has been Remodeler of the Year multiple times and was Most Valuable Political Player in 2009. Charlie has been association president the past two years and in 2011 also was acting executive officer.

Congratulations Charlie!

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Hudson Remodeling Participating in Alzheimer’s Society’s Fundraiser

Posted 16 July 2011 by Team Hudson

Hudson Remodeling will be participating in the 2011 Alzheimer’s Society Miles for Memories walk taking place on August 20th in Fairhaven.  Our crews are in the process of collecting pledges of any size to support this fundraising effort.

Members of the Hudson Remodeling team have been closely impacted by the affects of dementia; we are proud to support local efforts to help those dealing with the disease.

Please contact me if you are interested in helping our team raise money at this community event! 360-354-7006

Sincerely,  Charlie Hudson

 

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