Neil Kelly
Oct 30, 2014

Disco. Platform shoes. Bell bottoms. The 1970's may have been fabulous for fashion but the decade was disastrous for some homes.  Neil Kelly Design Consultant, Kathleen Donohue, recently tackled a funky 70's kitchen renovation, and took some rather creative routes…

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Neil Kelly
May 01, 2014

"Kitchens! Kitchens! Kitchens!" is all about--you guessed it--bathrooms! Okay, sorry--but we had to have a little fun. The second annual Kitchens event drew over 100 people to the Neil Kelly West-side location last weekend.  It's an entire day dedicated to…

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Neil Kelly
Apr 24, 2014

One of the first home design concepts our designers investigate when starting a design/remodel job is where the design is “trendy” or trend-setting.  “Trendy” designs come and go, and are often outdated shortly after they’re done.  Trend-setting design expresses the…

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Neil Kelly
Apr 14, 2014

Shelly was trapped. [caption id="attachment_1378" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Shelly's Kitchen BEFORE the Wall Came Down[/caption] She is a gourmet cook who was trapped inside her own, non-gourmet kitchen design. There seemed to be no room to move.  Another contractor had already…

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Neil Kelly
Apr 08, 2014

Kitchen cabinets are usually the first target of a kitchen remodeling project, and for good reason:  In many cases the cabinet styles were so faddish (remember—a fad is not a trend) that they are stylistically out of date.  And in…

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Neil Kelly
Apr 03, 2014

If you "fix it to list it", what do you fix first in your home before putting it on the market? Some "fix it" projects may seem like added value to you, but does that value translate to buyers? According…

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Neil Kelly
Mar 11, 2014

[caption id="attachment_1300" align="aligncenter" width="584"] A lone pine tree looms over a forest of juniper trees[/caption] Western Juniper makes a fantastic looking custom cabinet, and at the same time harvesting Oregon’s prolific tree may save the water table and the Sage…

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Neil Kelly
Mar 04, 2014

There’s a popular commercial on TV lately that talks about how it’s better to use the word “and” instead of the word “or”. [caption id="attachment_1275" align="aligncenter" width="680"] "Chill out, Mom. If I'm going to have the cake I'm going to…

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admin
Feb 11, 2014

You've likely heard the phrase "jelly side down"; the notion that if a piece of toast was dropped on the floor the majority of the time it would land "jelly side down". Well, now consider how to use this phrase…

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admin
Feb 10, 2014

When you think of residential remodeling you probably don't think of the word, "yodel".  But the creative geniuses at Grady Britton--our advertising agency--came up with this super- slick Seattle Neil Kelly Commercial that is drawing rave reviews. Those of you…

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