Introducing Your Home Improvement Resource

January, 2017 Each month, the content of this page will focus on the issues that affect your home. Written by a veteran local remodeling professionals intent on providing informative, relevant content ranging from design trends, to seasonal maintenance, to jurisdictional policy and planning for a renovation. Michael Tenhulzen is a Redmond native, raised in a family-owned remodeling company with deep-rooted senses of integrity, professionalism, integrity and trust. His wife, Traci joined the company in 2010…

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2014 Cost Vs. Value

The annual Remodeling Magazine Cost vs. Value Report is available to compare the trending relationship of home improvements relative to home sales.

This report is based on multiple data points throughout construction and real estate industries. Individual results may vary. Most categories over the past few years have been trending upwards, indicating the investment in your home has a higher likelihood of being an actual investment.

 

Relational vs. Transactional

Over time, the customer interaction with business has become more transactional. This phenomenon is most likely because of more readily available information. Businesses choose their position on the scale of relational to transactional. You can tell where on the scale a business falls by their level of customer interaction.  In The Wizard of Oz, the wizard would have been far less trustworthy had he stayed behind the curtain. Our business is considered quite relational. Especially…

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The Other Boomerang Generation

In recent years, we have increasingly performed projects for middle-aged couples with their parents in mind. Specifically, to encourage the older generation to move in with the younger one. In most cases, the best solution for this growing demand is to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) attached to the single family residence. ADU’s generally incorporate universal design elements which make it manageable to navigate through a comfortable living area, functional kitchenette, one or two…

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