What do you do first in a remodel?

The first project they addressed was landscaping. The house, built in 1956, has been recently renovated. Just as changing the color of paint can drastically affect the attractiveness of a room, so can the lighting. Just a week later, Perlman and Burns “focused on adding some items that would immediately make life here more enjoyable,” Perlman says.

They heated the house by hanging pictures and paintings, and to add some external appeal, they built both a trellis and a gazebo. The next step is the porch swing, “which we'll hang with the help of a contractor to make sure it doesn't tear down the roof,” he says. These small solutions have made living there wonderful, they said. Here at CRD Design Build, we have more than 40 years of experience transforming homes in Seattle.

My interior design colleagues and I can help you with every step of the remodeling process, from planning and building a single vanity to renovating the entire house. The first step in any home remodeling schedule is planning. You should have a clear view of what your home will look like when the project is complete. This means sitting down and really thinking about the changes you want to make and about your project budget.

Once you have a clear vision and budget, you can start looking for a contractor who can help you realize your vision.