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Planning a Bathroom Remodel

Not to get personal, but let’s talk bathrooms! A bathroom could be considered a little oasis inside of your home; a place to escape the chaos and enjoy a private moment alone. It is also the most important room in a home and in today’s modern standards wouldn’t be livable without it.

If your bathroom is outdated or too small for your family, perhaps you have considered a bathroom remodel or upgrade. Although a bathroom renovation is no small task, it can increase a home’s value, improve functionality on a day-to-day basis, and maybe stop a fight or two between siblings. Whether it’s enlarging a bathroom, installing cosmetic updates, or a complete renovation, careful planning from start to finish is necessary for a successful outcome. Read More >>

Exterior Home Care

Spring is an excellent time to inspect your home for exterior damage caused by winter weather conditions. A properly maintained home will ensure its overall longevity, protect the interior from the elements, and make the exterior look its best.

Start by doing a visual assessment of the full exterior and compile a list of any noticeable damage or areas that need improvement. Dividing the home into sections will make the inspection and list of potential repairs more manageable. Areas to pay special attention to include roof and gutters, siding, paint, windows and doors, chimney, the deck or porch, and fences. Below is a list of suggested maintenance procedures and preventive care for each area to make sure the home stays in top condition. Read More >>

Enjoy Labor Day Weekend!

It’s hard to believe Labor Day Weekend has already arrived. Despite the wonderful summer we have enjoyed in the northwest, it’s still hard to say goodbye to summer. We hope you had a terrific season and have some fun plans to stretch those dog days of summer though the long weekend.  Enjoy!

A little trivia from Wikipedia for those that may have forgotten why we are able to enjoy this long, 3-day weekend. Read More >>

Happy Father’s Day!

Did you know Father’s Day was first observed in Spokane, WA in 1910? Cool story about an incredible, stand up dad. Happy Father’s Day to all the fabulous dads I know, especially my own. I love you Dad!

In 1909, Mrs. John B. Dodd, of Spokane Washington, first proposed the idea of a “father’s day”. Mrs. Dodd wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart. William Smart, a Civil War veteran, was widowed when his wife died in childbirth with their sixth child. Mr. Smart was left to raise all his children alone on a rural farm in eastern Washington state. Read More >>

Habitat for Humanity

Dear Friends,

As we approach the end of another year we would like to take a moment to reflect on the past, as well as look forward to an exciting New Year. The past couple of years have been especially challenging for many. Contractor Hotline wanted to do something to help those in need in our communities. After careful consideration we decided Habitat for Humanity was the perfect fit. This nonprofit organization helps qualifying families realize the American dream. Each home is built through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, alongside and with the help of the partner families. Volunteering labor is a really fun way to get involved. Many of our friends joined us and we even found ourselves working side by side with some of the contractors in our network. Read More >>