Strite design + remodel articles

Here you will find articles on specific homes, industry trends, company activities and anything else we think is relevant or fabulous. Get into a comfortable chair because we have lots of articles for you to enjoy. Glad you are here.

Corrective Vision for a Uniquely “Sighted” Home

February 14, 2017/by SDR

The 3 Percent

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has worked…
August 23, 2016/by Michael Boss

Into The Great Wide Open

A Southeast Boise home expands its options as well as its…
March 21, 2016/by Michael Boss

New Design for an Oddly Shaped Bath

It was bad enough that this ‘80s style bathroom was weighed…
February 17, 2016/by Michael Boss

A Whole House Rejuvenation

Updating a foothills home, room by room Well designed…
February 5, 2016/by Michael Boss

Every Picture Tells a Story

Every picture tells a story...and the pictures associated…
January 16, 2016/by Michael Boss

Behold the Power of Finishes!

The most obvious way to dramatically affect the look of a…
August 13, 2015/by Michael Boss

A Dramatic Kitchen Remodel

Most folks would be forgiven for thinking that the ultimate in…
August 1, 2015/by Michael Boss

A Bathroom Remodel that Played Well with Others

We love a good collaborative effort -- which is how we typically…
July 10, 2015/by Michael Boss

A ’60s Kitchen Gets With the Times

Good design has a timeliness that remains long after other…
June 1, 2015/by Michael Boss

Meet Smokey Ensey

“I’m just one of those ‘handy, do anything’ type of guys…and…
May 2, 2015/by Michael Boss

Meet Jon Mundy

“I offer our clients a sense of confidence at the front end…
February 24, 2015/by Michael Boss

Meet Jason Aston

“With a remodel, there’s always a puzzle to overcome. Critical…
February 5, 2015/by Michael Boss

Retire…Reflect…Remodel

For an active Boise couple, retirement meant re-examining…
February 1, 2015/by Michael Boss

An Amazing Addition

We approach every remodel project with the intent of having…
January 31, 2015/by Michael Boss

A Healing Remodel

The most usual challenge with remodeling old homes is dealing…
January 31, 2015/by SDR

A Kitchen Sees the Light

In reading our stories about kitchen remodels, you’d be…
January 30, 2015/by Michael Boss

From Tuscan to Contemporary: a Whole House Remodel

Our clients loved their Southeast Boise neighborhood, and while…
January 28, 2015/by Michael Boss

What Are the Advantages to Working With STRITE design + remodel?

It’s important to keep in mind that retrofitting a space is…
January 23, 2015/by Michael Boss

The Emotional Roller-coaster of Your Remodel

  We understand the difficulty making decisions, allowing…
January 22, 2015/by Michael Boss

A Few Feet from Functional to Fantastic

A little extra square footage can make a huge difference…
January 21, 2015/by Michael Boss

What to do?

When folks are considering remodeling, the question that often…
January 20, 2015/by Michael Snow

Not Just Another Pretty Face

We are pleased to announce that STRITE design + remodel has…
January 20, 2015/by Michael Boss

A Question of Balance

The paradox of remodeling is finding limitless opportunity…
January 15, 2015/by Michael Boss

A “Treehouse” Gets New Bathrooms

Even after 30 years, our clients loved their home in the…
January 15, 2015/by Michael Boss

Good Design = Solving Problems

It’s tempting to believe that award winning design is all…
January 10, 2015/by Michael Boss

A Remodel of Historic Proportion

Remodeling old homes is rewarding, but it definitely has…
January 7, 2015/by Michael Boss

What Are the Types of Projects for which STRITE is Ideally Suited?

Professional remodeling companies come in different shapes and…
January 6, 2015/by Michael Boss

We’ll Remodel Your Bathroom…and Throw in a Laundry Room!

We like to think of our business as more than just a craft. …
January 4, 2015/by Michael Boss

A Kitchen Loses the Blues…and Gets a New Life

As important a center of family life as our kitchens have…
January 4, 2015/by Michael Boss

A Structural Kitchen Remodel

Many remodels can be thought of as “cosmetic surgery”…
January 3, 2015/by Michael Boss

It Was a Very Good Year

Seeing as we’re coming to the end of the first month of…
January 1, 2015/by Michael Boss

Add a Little…Gain a Lot

It’s amazing what adding just a little space can do when…
December 8, 2014/by Michael Boss

Who Says Economical Can’t Be Exciting?

Remodeling can be a bit like a potato chip...it’s hard…
December 2, 2014/by Michael Boss

A Kitchen Rejoins the Family

Somewhere in the evolution of home design, kitchens were…
December 2, 2014/by Michael Snow

Funky Works in Music..In Bathrooms, Not So Much

If every time you walk into a room only to find that it irks…
November 10, 2014/by Michael Boss

A Creative Use of Garage Space

When you think of an office addition over a garage, you would…
October 11, 2014/by Michael Boss

A Kitchen Boldly Comes Out

Why is it that kitchens are so often hidden away from the…
October 10, 2014/by Michael Boss

Client Relations and the Cost of Doing Business

Any credible company will blithely profess that taking care…
October 3, 2014/by Michael Boss

From Ho-Hum to Holy Cow!

Some before and after photos leave you wondering if you’re…
October 3, 2014/by Michael Boss

How Long is it Going to Take?

A client once showed us an ad from a bathroom remodeling…
October 2, 2014/by Michael Boss

Shade Trellis: a Study in Functional Beauty

Our client was an avid gardener, but was not able to spend…
September 20, 2014/by Michael Boss

Reimagining the Kitchen

Do you remember the first time you imagined the ideal kitchen?…
September 19, 2014/by Michael Boss

What Are the Major Stages in a Remodel Project?

For nearly 40 years, the STRITE remodel process has been…
September 15, 2014/by Michael Boss

TEAM STRITE!

It may not take a village to accomplish a successful residential…
August 12, 2014/by Michael Boss

Cost vs. Value 2014: More Good News for Remodelers and Homeowners

  So, just what can you expect to get out of a remodel…
July 17, 2014/by Michael Boss

A Foothills Remodel Takes a ‘70s Home “Back to the Future”

Our clients came to their home for the view, and stayed for…
July 7, 2014/by Michael Boss

The Ultimate Man Cave: Building a Garage Addition

Our client’s passion for working on cars was more than…
July 3, 2014/by SDR

Remodeling as a Metaphor for Life

“I appreciate that everyone wants to manage a budget, but…
January 24, 2014/by Michael Boss

What Qualifications Should You Look For When Choosing a Remodeler?

Next to building or buying a home, a remodel may be one of the…
January 17, 2014/by Michael Boss

From Empty Nest to Guests: A Simple Bathroom Remodel

Not every remodel project has to be a full-scale makeover. …
January 5, 2014/by Michael Boss

The Tao of Jim: An Interview with the Founder of STRITE design + remodel

To appreciate the caliber of STRITE’s staff, just peruse the…
November 13, 2013/by Michael Boss

When Does it Make Sense to Remodel?

While people often think of home remodeling as synonymous with…
November 1, 2013/by Michael Boss

A Kitchen Expands its Horizons

No other room in our homes combines functionality and esthetics…
October 24, 2013/by Michael Boss

Your Candid Feedback

We attempt to complete a personal  follow up interview with…
October 9, 2013/by Michael Snow

Don’t Call Them “Subs”!

We’re going to let you in on a little secret regarding…
September 25, 2013/by Michael Boss

Simple Changes = Dramatic Effects

This master bathroom suffered from some bad feng shui. …
September 22, 2013/by SDR

10 Year Trend to 2013

In some hopeful news for both homeowners and construction…
September 11, 2013/by Michael Boss

Frequently Asked Questions

Remodeling your home, whether we're talking about updating…
September 9, 2013/by Michael Boss

Knowing Our Numbers

Every now and then we confront the perception in our market…
September 6, 2013/by Michael Boss

What Does “Value” Mean?

Whenever we consider a remodel project with a client, the discussion…
September 6, 2013/by Michael Boss

Defining Integrity in the Remodeling Business

Recently, a client looked over our final invoice at the completion…
September 5, 2013/by Michael Boss

An Addition Serves as Guest Room and Library

It would be wonderful if every room in our home could be devoted…
September 3, 2013/by Michael Boss

Simple Changes Yield Big Improvements

At Strite Design & Remodel, we believe that a hallmark…
September 3, 2013/by SDR

Why Experience Matters

For most of us, it goes without saying that the more experience…
August 28, 2013/by Michael Boss

Making the Cut

When you consider the number of businesses that participate,…
August 27, 2013/by Michael Boss

Garage Addition Design Study

“Begin as you mean to continue” is a great philosophy…
August 26, 2013/by Michael Boss

Managing Chaos

In thinking about the process of a home remodel, I'm reminded…
August 21, 2013/by Michael Boss

Remodeling Resurgence? An Interview with Bob Mundy

STRITE design + remodel has once again been ranked by the trade…
August 20, 2013/by Michael Boss

Better Living by Design

While residential design trends may not be as subject to…
August 8, 2013/by Michael Boss

Party Time!

If you think of celebration in the context of a residential…
August 7, 2013/by Michael Boss

Would Someone Please Define Value

Have you ever wondered just how many ad campaigns and marketing…
July 27, 2013/by Michael Boss

2013 NARI Remodeled Homes Video Tour

For those of you who were unable to attend this year's…
July 16, 2013/by Michael Boss

From Danger to Delight: a Trellis Deck Addition

A beautiful deck can add a lot to ones quality of life...until…
July 10, 2013/by Michael Boss

And Baby Makes Five

When a family increases by one child more than the number…
July 9, 2013/by Michael Boss

Beam Us Up, Scotty!

We traditionally think of kitchens in very functional terms.…
July 3, 2013/by Michael Boss

The Strite Experience

Over the years, an essential attribute of the “Strite brand”…
July 1, 2013/by Michael Boss

A Three-Quarter Bathroom Takes a Powder

A three-quarter bathroom makes plenty of sense when it is…
June 15, 2013/by Michael Boss

Clout…It’s a Good Thing

While the threat of never doing business again with someone…
June 12, 2013/by Michael Boss

A Challenging Hillside Addition

If you are at all familiar with the Strite culture, it should…
June 12, 2013/by Michael Boss

Barbacoa: The Phoenix Still Rises

Looking at Barbacoa today, it’s hard to believe that just…
June 7, 2013/by Michael Boss

Warranties: Understanding the Difference Between Explicit and Implicit

Whenever the question of warranties come up as clients consider…
May 26, 2013/by Michael Boss

Remodeling Tips from NARI of Idaho

Having a Home Remodeled? NARI Offers Tips for a Homeowner…
December 22, 2012/by SDR

The New Normal: The Current Remodel Market and Why it Matters to You

  Strite design + remodel was recently recognized…
November 12, 2012/by Michael Boss

From Eyesore to Eye Candy: Creating a Powder Room with Visual Appeal

There are some things that can be readily changed, and some…
September 20, 2012/by Michael Boss

A Multi-Dimensional Kitchen Remodel

There are many compelling reasons for remodeling.  Sometimes…
September 11, 2012/by Michael Boss

Deck the Hills

A deck can be a double-edged sword when it comes to a home’s…
July 13, 2012/by Michael Snow

Strite design + remodel Summer Photo Shoot 2012

SDR takes a new team photo every once and a while and we…
May 5, 2012/by Michael Snow

An Unobtrusive Addition

Vision There was already a second story to this home,…
April 20, 2012/by SDR

Children’s View Window

Just visited a Kitchen remodel that started last week and found…
March 19, 2012/by Michael Snow

2011 Remodeler of the Year

SDR Awarded REMODELER OF THE YEAR by NARI 4 Years  Running Strite…
January 22, 2012/by SDR

2011 NARI Awards

2011 Remodeler of the Year Award + Three First Place Awards! Every…
January 20, 2012/by SDR

Basement Remodel – Fallout Shelter

A Fallout Shelter Makes For an Interesting Basement Remodel During…
January 2, 2012/by SDR

Warning Signs when Interviewing a Remodeler

According to NARI of Idaho, these are some warning signs…
December 22, 2011/by SDR

A Checklist for Choosing Your Remodeler

Contractor Checklist From NARI Be sure to look for and be…
December 22, 2011/by SDR

10 Reasons to “Get it Local”

  10 Reasons to Buy Local and a Word from Strite…
December 12, 2011/by Michael Snow

The Strite Team 2011

Brand new picture of our entire team, shot yesterday morning…
December 8, 2011/by Michael Snow

50’s Show Home

50's Show Home Our home was built in 1956, we bought it from…
November 23, 2011/by Michael Snow

A+ Business Review by Better Business Bureau

SDR Upholds it's A+ rating with the BBB! We are proud to state…
November 10, 2011/by SDR

Strite design + remodel Awarded Guildmaster With Highest Distinction

A Letter From Guild Quality Dear STRITE design + remodel, Guild…
October 28, 2011/by Michael Snow

A Kitchen Shows Its Social Side

The fate of too many kitchens is like that of Cinderella…
September 26, 2011/by SDR

Taking a Balanced Approach

By its nature, an addition remodel is about creating something…
September 20, 2011/by Michael Snow

Form Follows Function in a Laundry Room Makeover

It’s amazing what you can do with a little bit of underutilized…
September 3, 2011/by SDR

A Bathroom Matures with its Owners

No home, however well designed, can continually meet our…
September 3, 2011/by SDR

It’s the Little Things…and Sometimes the Big Ones!

When you’ve done as many remodels as we have, you can determine…
September 3, 2011/by SDR

A Patio Remodel Offers La Vida Fresca

For those who enjoy patio living, Boise can present some…
September 2, 2011/by SDR

Remodel or Move?

From Qualified Remodeler: RemodelOrMove.com's U.S. Homeowner…
February 4, 2011/by Michael Snow

Oops! We hit a sewer line…

We hit a sewer line - no worries, all fixed up with absolutely…
January 13, 2011/by Michael Boss