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Feature: Whole-house remodel in Bellingham

Posted 28 March 2018 by Team Hudson

We’ve just finished up the most amazing whole-house remodeling job, and we’ve been dying to share it with you!

Our Whatcom County construction crews went all out on this job, refurbishing this home from top to bottom, inside and out. Wait until you see the before-and-after photos of the kitchen and bathroom.

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and the homeowner wanted something open to the living spaces. We completely gutted it, working from bare walls to realize the homeowners’ vision for the new kitchen design. We installed gorgeous new hardwood flooring, cherry cabinets, new countertops and backsplash tile, and new appliances. We also added an island to the center of the room for additional counter and gathering space.

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Our carpenters reframed the connection between the kitchen and living room, too, and extended the same amazing flooring (seriously, you’ve got to see this stuff) into that space as well.

We used the same rustic cherry cabinets in the master bath remodel, which also includes large-format, rectangular tile extending from the new shower (which features amazing views out over the landscape) across the wide-open bathroom floor.

Throughout the job, of course, we installed new wiring, plumbing, windows, doors and exterior siding to match the house’s rearranged layout.

This project was one of those situations where the homeowner loved the home’s location but felt that the finishings had become outdated. The result is a home that truly captures the owners’ style and maximizes the house’s amazing points — including the beautiful views and the abundance of sunlight streaming through windows and doors. From top to bottom, this is a home-remodeling job that our crews are extremely proud of, from designers to builders.

If you haven’t checked out our photo galleries lately, we’ve added a bunch of new work in the past few months. Here’s a quote from a recent clients whose home remodeling job is among those galleries: “We have over 25 years experience doing home renovations, but we have never had a more delightful time updating our home than working with Hudson Remodeling. They transformed our vision into our favorite room in the house. The stress that comes from remodeling a home was greatly reduced by the professionalism of their construction team, who always respected our personal space, provided excellent craftsmanship, and gave timely input to make the finished product even better than we imagined it could be. We were lucky enough to get Hudson to work on our project and would not hesitate to use them again or recommend them to others.”

If you’ve been thinking about making upgrades to your Bellingham or Whatcom County home, please consider giving Hudson Remodeling a call. We’d love to hear from you. Not only do we pay close attention to the smallest details, we also have the vision and design skills to envision and implement a cohesive design for your home.

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CAD renderings add an extra touch to design/build work

Posted 26 April 2017 by Team Hudson

Are you sure you put the microwave in the right place? Is there enough space around the island? Might those pendant lights get in the way of the cabinet doors?

Looking at a flat blueprint, the answers to these questions are sometimes hard for clients to imagine.

That’s why Hudson Remodeling uses the latest computer technology to help clients visualize the changes to their homes.

Susan SilvaSusan Silva, who designs and manages design/build projects at Hudson Remodeling, creates computer-aided design (CAD) drawings for many kitchen jobs — and a lot of the bathrooms, too — that Hudson works on.

It’s a worthwhile service, Silva says, because it helps clients imagine the changes that will be made to their spaces. In addition to blueprints of plans, the Whatcom County remodeler’s clients can get a virtual walkthrough of their new room and thus are better able to contribute to the remodeling process and make design decisions on the fly when needed.

When clients hire Hudson Remodeling, they get much more than a simple project manager. They get an entire team dedicated to making sure their remodel project goes as smoothly as possible — and that they are equipped to make design choices as the project proceeds.

Because Silva works alongside Hudson’s lead carpenters to provide estimates, create remodeling plans, research supplies and order materials, she knows what each project will look like and how it will proceed. And because she’s able to put that information into a CAD rendering and walk through it with clients, they know, too, just how their home will look.

For example, look at these renderings from a recent kitchen remodel in Bellingham. The work required reconfiguring some cabinets in a kitchen the clients had enjoyed for many years. Because they had the CAD renderings, it was easy for them to look beyond the kitchen they were familiar with and imagine the kitchen of their dreams.

If you’ve been considering a remodeling project for your Whatcom County home, give the team at Hudson Remodeling a call. In addition to kitchens and baths, Hudson Remodeling handles master suites, exterior projects and even whole-house remodeling.

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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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Kitchen remodeling design trends

Posted 29 September 2016 by Team Hudson

The kitchen. It’s the heart of your home.

It’s where meals are cooked, conversations are held, laughs are shared. It exerts a gravitational force, pulling in friends for a drink, children for help with homework, loved ones for deep conversation.

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It’s no wonder we typically turn to the kitchen when we want to rejuvenate our homes. They’re a great return on investment, whether you plan to sell or live in it forever.

If you’ve been contemplating a kitchen remodel, here are a few recent trends sure to uplift the soul of your home:

Appliances: High-end appliances — Sub-Zero, Miele, Viking, Thermador, to name several — are popular these days. When you’re crafting a delicious meal for your family, you need the right tool for the job. And if you’re going to put the time and energy into a remodel, you want it done right. Homeowners these days are recognizing the utility in investing in the products they use the most. And when it comes to color, it’s worth noting: Polished stainless steel is on the way out, giving way to darker alternatives such as black and bronze.

Surface products: Countertop trends change often, cycling among laminate, granite, marble and tile. The great news is these are all enduring options. Right up there these days are two others you might not have considered lately: classic butcher block and quartz. Wood flooring has been huge in kitchens lately. Why not bring some of that up to the countertops for a fresh new look? Another option that has been trending hot lately is engineered quartz. While looking great, these countertops are also tough when it comes to handling heat and resisting stains and scratches.

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Color palettes: The best kitchen colors tend to represent regions. Here in Whatcom County and throughout the Pacific Northwest, we’re inspired by the ocean, the forests, even the oft-gray skies. Keep things bright and clean by interspersing spots of color — bright ocean blues, muted sage greens, crisp cloud grays — amid swaths of white. In fact, according to HGTV, gray is the new white.

Cabinets: Two-toned and mismatched cabinets are pretty hot these days. This trend takes the classic look of white cabinetry to the next level by adding style, color and texture.

Fixtures: This is the jewelry of your kitchen. From taps to knobs to chandeliers, fixtures add a finishing flourish to your gorgeous remodel. Here’s a tip: Go bold. There are as many options in light fixtures and faucets as there are personal styles, so do some digging and find the options that work for you. Colored sink? Go for it. Oversized island lights? Why not? Make a statement by going just a little further than might be expected for the space.

Ready to add some life to your kitchen? Contact Hudson Remodeling if:

  • You want the job done with a high level of quality and attention to detail.
  • You don’t have time to micromanage a construction project, but instead want a contractor to handle the difficult work of sourcing supplies and scheduling subcontractors.

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5 backsplash ideas that will make your kitchen POP!

Posted 25 February 2016 by Team Hudson

swan-kitchen-3In most homes, the kitchen is the center of all the action. It gets used the most and is where families gather daily-so why not personalize it? One way to make a kitchen unique and personal is by adding or updating the backsplash.

A kitchen backsplash is a functional element that protects walls from stains and splashes when cooking or cleaning. It also adds a decorative feature to kitchen interiors. The most common backsplash material used today is ceramic wall tiles.

Tile is a traditional and practical option that can make any kitchen complete, but there are also many other stunning materials you can use according to Lushome.

Here are 5 ideas for your kitchen backsplash:

  1. Laminate. A variety of colors can be used to create interesting combinations and decorative patterns.
  1. Mirrored tiles. These trendy tiles reflect light and add an attractive contrast with other kitchen surfaces—mirrored tile backsplashes can help make a smaller kitchen look larger.
  2. Mosaic. This option can be super practical and visually stunning. Mosaic tile backsplashes create smooth glossy surfaces that can be colorful or neutral, depending on your design preferences.
  1. Metal. Have a sophisticated style and/or want a high-tech feel? Metal backsplashes, like those made of tin tiles, may be for you!
  2. Tempered glass and original prints. These can bring artistic design trends into modern kitchens by creating a fantastic, colorful and bold backsplash for traditional and contemporary kitchens.

Does your Whatcom or Skagit County kitchen need remodeling or design help? Hudson Remodeling can assist with any kitchen design or remodel project. Simply contact us–we can help with fresh design ideas or incorporate your vision into the remodeling plan.

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Kitchen and bathroom remodeling trends for 2016

Posted 30 November 2015 by Team Hudson

It’s a fact; homeowners are often on the lookout for trendy, inexpensive, easy ways –sometimes DIY ways – to improve their living spaces. Kitchen Remodel - November 2015

Some home remodeling design projects can lead to into improved function and appearance, and even a higher profit when it comes time to sell a home.

Below are some trends that Hudson Remodeling and our team have started seeing in Whatcom County, and hope to continue seeing in 2016.

Good to know! Off-white has been chosen as the “Color of the Year” for 2016.

Kitchen updates: Most can agree that a kitchen is often the heart of the home—especially when the kitchen has a great flow and design. Kitchens designed and built with custom cabinets, matching appliances, updated hardware and durable counter tops all help modernize a home.

Speaking of counter tops–laminate (yes, laminate!) is affordable and more stylish than ever before. Laminate hasn’t received a lot of respect over the years, but here’s the thing about laminate–whatever color or pattern you are envisioning, this long-lasting counter top material probably has that as an option. And did we mention it’s affordable?

Laminate countertopHomeowners are choosing laminate counter tops for their kitchen remodeling projects because the cost is usually less than half of natural stone or granite–choosing laminate can potentially save thousands of dollars on a kitchen remodel project.

Trending now are interesting matte finishes with subtle textures and patterns—to the left is an example of a laminate counter top Hudson Remodeling installed in a Bellingham, Washington area home in November 2015.  Looks great, right?

Bathroom remodels: Bathrooms are the most used room in many households. Larger showers are in, giant jettedCustom shower enclosure with built in bench tubs are out. Not only do whirlpool tubs use a lot of water (like they will drain your hot water tank), they simply don’t get used as often as a shower.

Building a larger walk-in shower with seating, easy to maintain tile surfaces, spa like shower heads and even stylish safety bars, is definitely on trend for 2016.

If you are looking to use current remodeling trends to freshen up the look of your Whatcom County home in 2016, contact Hudson Remodeling’s design/build team to get the process started.

We can help create a home you love to be in–whether it is cooking a meal, relaxing in your living room or enjoying the company of friends and family-we can help make that happen.

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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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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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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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Updating tile in your bathroom or kitchen

Posted 21 June 2013 by Team Hudson

Have you recently purchased a house or are you looking to freshen up your existing home?  If so, consider adding tile in the kitchen or bathroom – tile can be a great home renovation project that has a dramatic and lasting effect.

Decorative tile installations allow homeowners to be creative, whether they prefer a subtle, classic look or something more colorful and abstract.  Tile comes in a wide array of materials including porcelain, ceramic, natural stone, marble, mosaic, and more.  The color choices are limitless so there are plenty of options to choose from.

If you would like to improve a property by adding tile, first spend some time looking at photos of kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects (in magazines or online) so you can get a feel for the style and look you prefer.  Looking at spaces that are similar to yours will allow you to see how material selection impacts the end result.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan for a tile project:

  • Overall color scheme – consider neutral tile colors, use accessories to add splashes of color
  • Size and layout of the space you will be tiling – decide whether to use large or small tiles
  • Durability – this is especially important if the area has heavy foot traffic
  • Cost of the material and labor to install – ask an experienced tile installer for a detailed estimate

Not sure where to go for inspiration? We recommend checking out Hudson Remodeling’s website (hudsonremodeling.com) or Pinterest, where there are endless ideas for things tile backsplashes (http://pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=tile%20backsplash) and tile floors. (http://pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=tile%20floors).

If you would like to learn more about adding tile to your kitchen or bath, we’d love to talk with you. Hudson Remodeling is known for our expert tile work, especially when dealing with tight areas, uneven surfaces and corners that aren’t perfectly square. We’ve completed countless tile installations around Whatcom County and Skagit Counties and are proud of our work.

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