Saturday, August 17, 2019

Home Construction and Remodeling - Town Construction & Development




Town Construction & Development     "Better home Ideas for better Living"



"At Town Construction & Development We Understand That Your Home Is The Single Biggest Asset/ Purchase Most People Ever Make. We Take This Process Seriously From The Start To Handing You The Keys To Your Finished Home. We Understand That Your Home Is A Reflection Of You And Your Lifestyle. It’s Where You Entertain Friends And Family, Raise Your Children Or Just Relax . In Other Words, Your Home Is Your Sanctuary!"

Chris Town

Chris would be happy to sit down with you and talk about your home project ideas and find out how he can help you.
Call Chris: 1-206-947-8818
www.townconstructionanddevelopment.com/

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Our Family Recently Completed A Remodel With Town Construction And Development


Our Family Recently Completed A Remodel With Town Construction And Development, And We Couldn’t Have Been More Pleased With The Results As Well As The Process. Chris Town’s Team Had Great Ideas And Creative Solutions For Design Challenges Which Were Overlooked By Other Architects And Builders Bidding Our Project. The Work Was Done With Uncompromising Quality, On-Time, And On-Budget. The Subs Were All Quality And Pleasant To Work With. Whenever We Needed Anything, Chris’ Two Responses Were, “I’ll Take Care Of It” And “I’ll Make That Happen For You”; And He Did!….Right Away! Great Follow-Up, Great Communication, And A Beautiful Result. We Were Very Impressed From Start To Finish.
T.C. & Dan Thacker
Woodway, WA


"At Town Construction & Development We Understand That Your Home Is The Single Biggest Asset/ Purchase Most People Ever Make. We Take This Process Seriously From The Start To Handing You The Keys To Your Finished Home. We Understand That Your Home Is A Reflection Of You And Your Lifestyle. It’s Where You Entertain Friends And Family, Raise Your Children Or Just Relax . In Other Words, Your Home Is Your Sanctuary!"
Chris Town


Chris would be happy to sit down with you and talk about
your home project ideas and find out how he can help you.
Call Chris: 1-206-947-8818
https://www.townconstructionanddevelopment.com/

Friday, July 12, 2019

CUSTOM HOME CONSTRUCTION SERVICES FOR ALL SEATTLE DESIGN BUILD HOME PROJECTS


"At Town Construction & Development We Understand That Your Home Is The Single Biggest Asset/ Purchase Most People Ever Make. We Take This Process Seriously From The Start To Handing You The Keys To Your Finished Home. We Understand That Your Home Is A Reflection Of You And Your Lifestyle. It’s Where You Entertain Friends And Family, Raise Your Children Or Just Relax . In Other Words, Your Home Is Your Sanctuary!"
Chris Town


Chris would be happy to sit down with you and talk about
your home project ideas and find out how he can help you.
Call Chris: 1-206-947-8818
https://www.townconstructionanddevelopment.com/

WE PROVIDE SERVICES FOR ALL SEATTLE DESIGN/BUILD HOME PROJECTS, AS WELL AS CUSTOM HOME ROOM ADDITIONS & REMODELING IN SEATTLE, KIRKLAND, BELLEVUE AND THE GREATER LAKE WASHINGTON AREAS.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

SKY IS THE LIMIT WHEN CHOOSING KITCHEN COUNTER TOPS

SKY IS THE LIMIT WHEN CHOOSING KITCHEN COUNTER TOPS

There many counter top materials to choose from for sure. For High-end homeowners the sky is the limit, but for mid-range homeowners LIKE ME, you have more choices to choose from and can have a Lavish and smart looking kitchen for half the price.
Being a Seattle Custom Home Builder I’m asked by clients, “Now Chris, what are your suggestions for our
Kitchen counter tops?” The answer is easy…do you want something that is luxurious, lavish; High priced and does add real estate value to your home. Let us go with Marble (Natural Stone) or better yet, Imported Marble.
Or do you want something less expensive, easy to maintain and is available in a larger range of colors other than Granite or Marble…Also it does adds to real estate value of a home. Then Quartz (Engineered Stone) is the way to go.
The manufacturing (Quartz) process allows a much wider range of colors than you’ll find in natural stones such as marble or granite. Like other hard surface counter top materials, quartz is non-porous so it resists staining much better than granite, marble and concrete.
KITCHEN COUNTER TOPS COST CHART
Granite $50 – $200
Quartz 
$60 – $150
Marble 
$125 – $350
Plastic Laminate 
$20 – $50
Concrete 
$70 – $150
Solid Surface 
$75 – $120
Formica 
$20 – $30
Stainless Steel 
$75 – $150
Travertine 
$50 – $100
Soapstone
 $70 – $120


Finally. questions you must ask yourself
 before purchasing your new counter tops.
What is your budget?
What material is best for care or maintenance?
What is the aesthetic look I want?
What will you use the counter top for?
What will work with your current cabinets?



“Town Tips” by Chris Town

Tip 1: Use Quartz for your kitchen tops and for your kitchen Island counter top you can go with a Marble (Natural Stone) or Granite.
Tip 2: A great Idea I give to clients is to diversify a bit. Your Island Kitchen counter top can have a small butcher-block counter top for cutting food on it. Of course, you can put the butcher-block counter top anywhere you want, but it will add a practical, warm and inviting look to your kitchen.
Tip 3: For your Island Kitchen counter tops stay with a solid not tile counter top. It looks more luxurious, cleaner and the upkeep and maintenance is way less difficult. 
Tip 4: Picking popular edges for your counters are practical for any use in the kitchen or bathroom. Therefore, the primary factor to consider when you make your edge profile choice is aesthetic. An Eased edge style is a slightly ‘softened’ square that alleviates that hard, sharp edge typically seen on laminate counter tops.
Chris Town
Town Construction and Development
https://www.townconstructionanddevelopment.com

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Seattle Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Ideas and services For Better Living

There are a dozen reasons why you should renovate your kitchen these days. But the most common reasons you just want to “get rid of the old and bring in the new” and it is adding value to your home as well.
According to the National Association of Realtors Cost vs. Value report, the percentage of cost recouped on a kitchen remodel is higher than remodeling any other room of the home.
Seattle Water Damage Repair ServicesA kitchen remodel can be overwhelming and deciding exactly what you want your kitchen to look like, budgeting the money, scheduling your time ect. to create your masterpiece is terrifying to most people.
Don’t panic…Stick to your limitations, follow a plan and try to enjoy the experience of knowing you are about to get your new Dream Kitchen soon.
Kitchen Ideas and Recommendations:
* After choosing a professional contractor to work with come up with a plan for your kitchen remodel and decide on absolutely everything you want in the kitchen… You can always downsize your kitchen ideas to fit your budget.
Try opening up you kitchen to the dining and living room areas if your kitchen is excessively small. This will give your kitchen more space, an openness feeling and will create more nature lighting as well. If you have a medium size kitchen and it still too dark, choose to install recessed lights, pendant lights and under-cabinet lights. Sure, you will spend a bit more, but the benefits are Hugh especially when it is time to sell your home.
Order as much as possible before the job starts. This will cause you less stress and time delay on your kitchen remodel. In addition, this will give you time to find the best prices around with the rush.
You do not have to spend a fortune to make your kitchen look like a million bucks…Will help you Design/Build a Custom Kitchen with Space Saving Efficiencies, Spectacular Lighting Ideas, and a newer sharper look with Cost Saving Appliances, Counter Tops, Cabinets and Sinks.
Seattle Custom Kitchen Remodeling and Water Damage Restoration“Town Construction & Development Does All Phases Of Kitchen Construction: Remodels, Restoration, Water Damage. Let Town Construction & Development Inc Be The First Call You Make For Any Kitchen Construction Project You Have Now Or In The Future. We Can Handle The Complete Kitchen Project From Start To Finish. You Wont Need To Do Anything But Watch The Process And Enjoy The Finished Product.”
Our Town Construction & Development consultants will guide you through Kitchen remodeling options and give you a price guaranteed with No pressure, just good honest advice.
We Are Seattle’s Custom Home Kitchen Contractors. We Service All The Greater Seattle and Lake Washington Areas For Design-Build Kitchen Remodeling. We Are Licensed, Bonded And Insured And Have An A+ BBB Rating.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

CHOOSING THE RIGHT TYPE OF KITCHEN OR BATHROOM WALL TILES FOR YOUR HOME

CHOOSING THE RIGHT TYPE OF KITCHEN OR BATHROOM WALL TILES FOR YOUR HOME

Picking the most attractive or affordable Kitchen or Bathroom wall tiles is every homes owner’s goal. Here are some ideas and recommendation that will help you make a better choice for better living.
Tiles intended only for use as wall tiles are often lighter and thinner than floor tiles. The glazes used in the manufacture of a wall tile are also different to those used for floor tiles, and are not designed to resist abrasive forces from foot traffic…but they are still referred to as floor tiles.


BATHROOM TILES:  In the bathroom, there is a lot of moisture, so these tiles have to withstand these conditions. Floor tiles are not slippery so they usually feature a subtle raised pattern. Usually, bathroom tiles are made of ceramic, porcelain or natural stone.Commonly used Tiles for shower walls are glazed ceramic and porcelain tiles.What is the best tile to use in a bathroom? Porcelain tile is a popular choice for bathroom floors. Porcelain is a denser, less porous and harder option that offers greater stain and water resistance than ceramic tile. Porcelain tiles offers unmatched design versatility.

KITCHEN TILES: 
In the kitchen, you can use tiles for the floor, walls or backsplashes. Kitchen floor tiles are designed to handle heavy traffic and are very durable. They are resistant to spills and stains.
What type of tiles are best for kitchen walls?
Stone, cork, vinyl, bamboo, ceramic, porcelain and glass.
Chris Town’s kitchen and bathroom tile recommendations – Travertine Tiles:
Travertine is a type of limestone…travertine tiles are very durable for walls and flooring and harder than Marble. Travertine tiles can be used for vanities, tops and walls mosaics as well as for flooring.
Travertine is excellent material for all showers, kitchens, flooring and for all high moisture, high traffic areas as well.
Travertine tiles can give almost the same look as the marble or granite tiles and it is away cheaper than the other alternatives.
TILE COST PER SQUARE FOOT:
Ceramic $2 
Slate $3 
Quartzite $5 
Porcelain $6 
Travertine $6 
Stone $6 
Marble $8
TILE INSTALLATION COSTS:
Average Range $825 to $2,520

“Town Tips”

As a Custom Home Builder I am ask this question repeatedly…what tiles are the best quality, moderately priced and have a good selection of light colors and textures? Unless the homeowner specifies a certain choice like stone or marble and I always suggest Travertine Tiles and mention to them that Travertine Tiles can also add more value to your home.
All tiles have some disadvantages…
“there is no perfect tile out there, only the tile that is perfect for you.”
Chris Town
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Thursday, June 20, 2019

MY HOME JUST GOT FLOODED WITH WATER - WHAT DO I DO? WATER DAMAGE RESTORATION ADVICE

MY HOME JUST GOT FLOODED WITH WATER...WHAT DO I DO?




This Is A Home That We Built 12 Years Ago For Some Great Clients In Downtown Edmonds, WA.
They We’re Asleep And Heard There Alarm Go Off And Got Up To Investigate. What They Found Was The All Upstairs Hardwood Floors Had Approximately 2” Of Running Water On Them. The Dishwasher Supply Line Had Failed And Was Leaking Water For 3-4 Hrs!
Ceiling and Floor Water Damage Repair In Edmonds, Wa,
They called me early morning and asked me for help. I arrived to access the situation and found the water was running through the floor to the downstairs ceilings and all the drywall was destroyed. To add to the problem, we had insulated all the floors and interior walls for sound absorption. All had to be removed and reinstalled throughout the home. We also installed portable heating fans to accelerate the drying process
Hallway Water Damage Restoration In Edmonds

After all the water, drywall, insulation was removed and the house dried, we came in and repaired all the damage. Some doors had to be replaced because of warping and most of the flooring throughout the house had to be replaced as well. As the pictures show, this was quite an involved process. I am happy to report that, “The Home Looks Like New Again And My Clients Are Happy To Be Moving Back In There Gorgeous Home!”


There are three important things you can do right away in a situation like this:
1: Don’t panic and run around the house searching for the leak as you are wasting valuable time.
2: Go to your water main water supple to your home. This valve is usually in the basement or on an outside wall in a utility area of the house. The main shutoff valve allows a full flow of water through the pipe when it’s open. 
3: If there is extensive water leakage and build up, you may also want to consider shutting off the electricity to those areas infected.
4: Clean Up Mess – If you catch the leak early enough, it is important to clean up the mess, as much as you can, immediately. If not cleaned up this can result in mold and mildew and can cause more problems down the road.
Chris Town
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Best HARDWOOD FLOORS for homeowners

HARDWOOD FLOORS CAN BE A HOMEOWNERS BEST FRIEND

 Hardwood floors will always be popular as they are timeless and will never go out of style. There are many reasons to go with Hardwood floors. You can you restore them to look brand new again, they are durable, low maintenance and they definitely add significant value to your home. Hardwood floors have disadvantages, but so do other flooring products like carpeting, Vinyl, porcelain and Linoleum.
What are the most popular choices for hardwood flooring and costs?
Maple:
 Very hard and dent-resistant ($3.50–$6/sq. ft.)
Hickory: Hard density that works well in high-traffic areas ($3–$6/sq. ft.)
Oak: Durable and Hard density – (Red & White Oak) ($2–$6/sq. ft.)
Bamboo: Bamboo floors are the hardest, most durable options ($2–$4/sq. ft.
Brazilian Walnut: Extremely hard and durable ($5–$9/sq. ft.)
Kirkland custom home designed fireplace and living roomAlways Hire A Wood Floor Professional To Install Your Hardwood Floors:
Don’t get cheap on me now! It’s true, you get what you pay for and if you don’t have your flooring installed correctly, this could be costly for you now and down the road.
I am a Custom Home Builder and before I hire a new hardwood flooring sub-contractor, I take the time
to check out a few of his previous jobs first hand. It’s time consuming for me, but if the flooring sub-contractor screws up I pay for it $ not the home owner. Do your homework and you will save money, frustration and time.
National Average cost for installation $4,500
Lake Washington Custom Home family room designs Chris Town’s Hardwood Flooring recommendations – Bamboo Hardwood Floors:
Bamboo Hardwood Floors are ecologically friendly, easy maintenance, more water resistant than other wood flooring materials and has great durability. Bamboo flooring can have a host of versatile colors, stains or textures.

The different color options and finishes of bamboo flooring:
Two choices natural or carbonized: Natural bamboo – has been left in its original state, which has blonde and golden tones. Carbonized bamboo (smoked) which turns the bamboo into a coffee brown color. More options are now available including stone grey and chestnut brown.
Where to use it?
Anywhere you’d use wood — including baths and kitchens… Keep in mind that it has the same risk of damage from excess moisture or dryness as any hardwood flooring.
All in all, Bamboo Hardwood Flooring has the best bang for the your $ and is worth considering for sure.

"Town Tip" 
Buy the flooring yourself...save a bunch of $$$ just by doing a little searching around the big stores/lumber yards. Why should your flooring sub-contractor buy the flooring at a discount, pocket the discount and not pass it on to you.
It's easy to do, just bring a blueprint of your home with you when you buy, decide what areas you want flooring for and you are good to go. The blueprint will have all the data you need for S.F. info needed for determining how much flooring to purchase.
Always buy a bit extra flooring for future updates and any repairs.

 Chris Town
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Sunday, May 19, 2019


 PICKING THE BEST HOME KITCHEN FAUCETS FOR 2019


WHEN PICKING A KITCHEN FAUCET AND YOU  DON’T WANT TO SPEND A LOT OF MONEY. 
THERE IS ALLOT OF BRANDS TO CHOOSE FROM BUT CONSIDER STAYING WITH “BRAND NAMES FAUCETS”. YOU PAY A LITTLE BIT MORE BUT YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID.

HERE ARE A FEW KITCHEN FAUCETS WE RECOMMEND...

Delta Faucet: Leland Single-Handle Kitchen Sink Faucet with Pull Down Sprayer, ShieldSpray Technology and Magnetic Docking Spray Head, and Arctic Stainless finish.
Kraus KPF-1602: Single Handle Pull Down Kitchen Faucet Commercial Style Pre-rinse in Chrome. Soft rubber nozzles make it easy to wipe away mineral build-up, ensuring lasting performance and a powerful flow.
KOHLER K-596-CP: Simplice High-Arch Single-Hole or Three-Hole, Single Handle, Pull-Down Sprayer Kitchen Faucet, Polished Chrome with 3-function Spray Head, Sweep Spray and Docking Spray Head Technology.

American Standard:  Has Colony Soft Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet With Polished Chrome. Features include a tall swivel spout, pull-down spray with adjustable spray patterns, memory position valving that provides water at your preferred temperature.


By staying with mid range (price) faucets, you will have less chance of short term water corrosion around the joint areas because of low grade materials used for some of these (lower end) products. Also the Polished Chrome and Brushed Nickel faucets will tend to peel in certain areas and are very receptive to any abrasive cleaning over short periods of time.
Please just consider three things…Style, Durability and Price. Polished Chrome and Brushed Nickel faucets are your best bet. They go with any decor, lower cost for sure and very durable. Depending where you shop, these Kitchen faucets cost from $80 to under $170.
Keep in mind, all kitchen faucets (specially mid range faucets) have pros’s and con’s. If you found a faucet for your kitchen you really like and the Style and Pricing are just right, the con’s for that faucet are not so bad after all.

Buying a kitchen faucet you really like for a little more money is definitely the way to go.

Chris Town

Town Construction and Development
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Monday, April 29, 2019

Seattle Commercial Interior And Partial Exterior Renovation

SEATTLE COMMERCIAL TENANT IMPROVEMENTS


SEATTLE COMMERCIAL TENANT EXTERIOR IMPROVEMENT We were hired To do a complete interior and partial exterior renovation to this 100 year old building In downtown Seattle. The inside was completely trashed out and any existing walls and plumbing had to be demolished and removed. The outside exterior paint and sidings was completed striped and replaced. The parking area outside was also resurfaced and painted accordingly.
“The Client, A Local Attorney, Wanted Something To Rival The Fit And Finish Of His Existing High Rise Office. This Has Been A Very Ambitious Project With Lots Of Design Changes.”
Chris Town
Seattle Commercial Tenant Partial Exterior Renovation “Totally enjoyed working with Town Construction on a recent million plus dollar remodel of a commercial property in downtown Seattle. The place was a total dump when we started. After Chris got done, the place is completely fantastic. He kept it affordable even though we spent a lot of money, the value is definitely there for what we got.
His subcontractors are terrific and easy to work with and he takes it very personal interest and is there all the time making sure that everything goes right. He is honesty and has integrity and follow through. It was a pleasure to work with him. He also did remodeling on my home in Woodway Washington.”
“I have used other contractors in the past and none were as professional and smart as Town Construction. I would never use anyone else from this point forward.”
Bradley J.
Attorney at Law

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