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Feature project: Clean, stylish kitchen remodel in Bellingham

Posted 28 March 2017 by Team Hudson

The pros at Hudson Remodeling absolutely love doing detailed work. And when they can do that work in the service of a client who’s tired of making compromises… well, that’s a great day.

Some homeowners came in recently with heads full of ideas for remodeling their kitchen. They wanted to keep the same basic layout, but they had some other fixes in mind that would help them truly enjoy their space.

Photo May 23, 4 14 16 PM

Before the remodel

For starters, that involved installing higher-quality cherry cabinets and extending the new cabinets all the way to the ceiling. Because the clients had been displaying glassware in that forever dusty above-cabinet space, new display areas with glass doors were built into some of the new cabinetry.

Under cabinet LED-lighting was installed. The result provides a good amount of light shining down on another of the centerpieces of this kitchen remodel: gorgeous granite countertops and a nearly seamless backsplash, which was sourced from Creative Stoneworks in Bellingham.

Under cabinet power strips and lighting

Because of space limitations, the granite countertops were custom-designed to have no overhang. The result is functional and just as beautiful as it would have been otherwise.

In a special touch, the project skipped the traditional placement of outlets that would be cut into the backsplash. Instead, under-cabinet power strips provide all power needs. This helps highlight the beautiful pattern of the granite backsplash.

Kitchen remodeling can be personal and customized. These home remodeling clients had knobs that were of sentimental value, so those went on all new cabinetry. The original kitchen faucet, which came with a rather neat permanently installed flower vase, also was retained per their request.

Transformation

The island was left in the same place, as shown in the photos, but the wine rack was moved around the corner, and cookbook storage was hidden behind a new cabinet door. The island also was the recipient of some new display space and a convenient electrical outlet. The overall result is a cleaner looking kitchen island, especially when viewed from other rooms in the house.

Finishing touches included a sliding recycling-bin feature for under the countertop and a custom, extra-deep pantry.

To chat about ideas for your own Whatcom or Skagit kitchen remodel, give Hudson Remodeling a call. And feel free to browse photo galleries of Hudson’s other kitchen remodels for inspiration.

 

 

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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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Modernize your home with a whole-house remodel

Posted 14 October 2013 by Team Hudson

Was your Whatcom County home built in the 80’s or 90’s? If so, chances are good that it’s time to do a bit of updating to modernize things a bit.

It’s a fact that homes built 20+ years ago now have a certain look that dates them and can even decrease their resale value. These homes often have original builder-grade finishes like light colored linoleum and carpet, gold lighting fixtures and funky colored bathroom tiles – it’s time to say goodbye to the 80’s!

At Hudson Remodeling we help homeowners add value and visual appeal to their home by modernizing living spaces via whole-house remodeling. These remodeling projects typically include:

· Updating all lighting fixtures and bathroom hardware to modern finishes like oiled bronze or brushed nickel.

· Replacing laminate counters in kitchens and bathrooms with granite, marble or another solid surface product.

· Replacing carpet and linoleum with hardwood or heated tile flooring.

· Replacing pink, blue or beige kitchen and bathroom tiles with muted, soothing shades like green or grey.

· Replacing windows and doors for better insulation/weather protection.

· Replacing cabinet hardware with pulls and levers instead of knobs.

· Upgrading interior trim like baseboards, doors and windows.

· Upgrading appliances in the kitchen.

· Adding a fresh coat of exterior or interior paint.

Whether you are planning to stay in your home for years to come, or thinking of moving in the next year or so, a whole-house remodel can increase your comfort level and raise the home’s value.

Take a look around with a fresh set of eyes, and then give Charlie a call to learn more about whole-house remodeling.

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Feature Remodeling Project: Subtle, Affordable Kitchen Remodel

Posted 11 July 2012 by Team Hudson

We love remodeling kitchens! It is very satisfying to take a space that is tired, worn out and inefficient and turn it into something fresh and user-friendly.

Kitchen remodeling pricing can vary greatly depending on the scope of work. Some customers want a ‘gut job’ where we pull out everything down to the studs and rebuild the space. Others opt for subtle, more affordable tweaks that improve living spaces (photo).

Earlier this year we had the pleasure of updating the kitchen of a local real estate agent, Sharon Allen. We helped improve flow in her living areas by removing a wall and then made subtle, affordable changes in the kitchen that really made a difference.

If you have been considering a large or small kitchen remodel please give me a call. I’d be happy to come take a look and chat with you about layout and design options.

Charlie

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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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The Gift of Quality Craftsmanship

Posted 1 December 2011 by Team Hudson

Here’s an opportunity to share a truly useful gift with your friends, family and associates.  Hudson Remodeling’s handyman gift certificates are available in any hourly denomination so you can choose a gift based on individual needs.

Parents, grandparents, adult children, employees and more would all enjoy resolving some items on their home repair list.  Here are few ideas

  • Add safety equipment to a the bathroom
  • Install storage shelving in closets or a garage
  • Add weather-stripping to exterior doors
  • Drywall repair and painting projects
  • Replace door hardware
  • Install a programmable thermostat
  • Upgrade to a water-saving toilet
  • Add or replace a garbage disposal
  • Re-caulk tubs and showers
  • Update bathroom or kitchen faucets
  • Install a ceiling fan

Let Hudson Remodeling make this holiday season unique and memorable!  Just call 360-354-7006 to ask about our handyman gift certificates.  You will find them to be easy, thoughtful and appreciated.

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