The new and improved “Honey-do” list

honeydo list ‎(plural honey do lists) (US, idiomatic) a collection of requests, usually by a spouse for a partner to perform a series of tasks, assignments, or jobs dealing with the maintenance of a household.   Just before the holiday season began, my fiancé and I flew off to Vegas and got married by Elvis,…

How Much Will My Remodel Cost?

That is a question that I am asked frequently. It is one of the hardest questions to answer.  Without more information it’s about calling your favorite car dealer and asking them how much a new vehicle will cost you, without clarifying that you’re looking for a truck with all the options or a new sub-compact…

HGTV…Is It Really That Easy?

SATURDAY MORNING IN A HOME IN OLYMPIA: “Honey, our kitchen would be so great without this middle wall.”  “What a great idea, do you think the wall is load-bearing?” “No way, it will be a quick fix, like on TV!” Our current technologically advanced lifestyle can keep us in the fast lane. The common trend of…