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…

How Long Will My Remodel Take?

I just reviewed an addition project that also involves a new kitchen in the new space along with re-orientating some of the existing space.  After getting the nickel tour of the place and reviewing some preliminary plans, the owners asked me my thoughts on budget and how long it would take to do the project. …

3 easy “Green Remodeling” ideas

By now I think just about everyone on the planet has heard about “green this, sustainable that”.  The fact is, just about every major manufacturer from auto makers and building suppliers have all been developing and improving their products in order to provide us better, cleaner, more energy efficient products.  There are many different levels…

Remodel Time

Enjoy this time lapse of the exterior of one of our recent projects. Are you a homeowner in the Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater or surrounding area looking to remodel your house? Perhaps you need more square footage for your growing family or a bonus room for an office. Whatever your needs, John Erwin Remodeling can help.…