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.

The 3 Percent

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

Into The Great Wide Open

/by Michael Boss

New Design for an Oddly Shaped Bath

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

Every Picture Tells a Story

Every picture tells a story...and the pictures associated…
/by Michael Boss

Behold the Power of Finishes!

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

A Dramatic Kitchen Remodel

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

A Bathroom Remodel that Played Well with Others

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

A ’60s Kitchen Gets With the Times

Good design has a timeliness that remains long after other…
/by Michael Boss

Meet Smokey Ensey

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

Retire…Reflect…Remodel

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

An Amazing Addition

We approach every remodel project with the intent of having…
/by Michael Boss

A Healing Remodel

The most usual challenge with remodeling old homes is dealing…
/by SDR

A Kitchen Sees the Light

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

From Tuscan to Contemporary: a Whole House Remodel

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

The Emotional Roller-coaster of Your Remodel

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

A Few Feet from Functional to Fantastic

A little extra square footage can make a huge difference…
/by Michael Boss

What to do?

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

Not Just Another Pretty Face

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

A Question of Balance

The paradox of remodeling is finding limitless opportunity…
/by Michael Boss

A “Treehouse” Gets New Bathrooms

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

Good Design = Solving Problems

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

A Remodel of Historic Proportion

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

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

Professional remodeling companies come in different shapes and…
/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. …
/by Michael Boss

A Kitchen Loses the Blues…and Gets a New Life

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

A Structural Kitchen Remodel

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

Add a Little…Gain a Lot

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

Who Says Economical Can’t Be Exciting?

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

A Kitchen Rejoins the Family

Somewhere in the evolution of home design, kitchens were…
/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…
/by Michael Boss

A Creative Use of Garage Space

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

A Kitchen Boldly Comes Out

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

Client Relations and the Cost of Doing Business

Any credible company will blithely profess that taking care…
/by Michael Boss

From Ho-Hum to Holy Cow!

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

How Long is it Going to Take?

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

Shade Trellis: a Study in Functional Beauty

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

Reimagining the Kitchen

Do you remember the first time you imagined the ideal kitchen?…
/by Michael Boss

What Are the Major Stages in a Remodel Project?

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

The Ultimate Man Cave: Building a Garage Addition

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

Remodeling as a Metaphor for Life

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

From Empty Nest to Guests: A Simple Bathroom Remodel

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

When Does it Make Sense to Remodel?

While people often think of home remodeling as synonymous with…
/by Michael Boss

A Kitchen Expands its Horizons

No other room in our homes combines functionality and esthetics…
/by Michael Boss

Your Candid Feedback

We attempt to complete a personal  follow up interview with…
/by Michael Snow

Don’t Call Them “Subs”!

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

Simple Changes = Dramatic Effects

This master bathroom suffered from some bad feng shui. …
/by SDR

10 Year Trend to 2013

In some hopeful news for both homeowners and construction…
/by Michael Boss

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Knowing Our Numbers

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

What Does “Value” Mean?

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

Defining Integrity in the Remodeling Business

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

An Addition Serves as Guest Room and Library

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

Simple Changes Yield Big Improvements

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

Why Experience Matters

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

Making the Cut

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

Garage Addition Design Study

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

Managing Chaos

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

Remodeling Resurgence? An Interview with Bob Mundy

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

Better Living by Design

While residential design trends may not be as subject to…
/by Michael Boss

Party Time!

If you think of celebration in the context of a residential…
/by Michael Boss

Would Someone Please Define Value

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

2013 NARI Remodeled Homes Video Tour

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

From Danger to Delight: a Trellis Deck Addition

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

And Baby Makes Five

When a family increases by one child more than the number…
/by Michael Boss

Beam Us Up, Scotty!

We traditionally think of kitchens in very functional terms.…
/by Michael Boss

The Strite Experience

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

A Three-Quarter Bathroom Takes a Powder

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

A Challenging Hillside Addition

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

Barbacoa: The Phoenix Still Rises

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

Remodeling Tips from NARI of Idaho

Having a Home Remodeled?
NARI Offers Tips for a Homeowner to…
/by SDR

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

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

A Multi-Dimensional Kitchen Remodel

There are many compelling reasons for remodeling.  Sometimes…
/by Michael Boss

Deck the Hills

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

An Unobtrusive Addition

Vision

There was already a second story to this home,…
/by SDR

Children’s View Window

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

Basement Remodel – Fallout Shelter

A Fallout Shelter Makes For an Interesting Basement Remodel


During…
/by SDR

Warning Signs when Interviewing a Remodeler

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

A Checklist for Choosing Your Remodeler

Contractor Checklist From NARI
Be sure to look for and be…
/by SDR

50’s Show Home

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

Strite design + remodel Awarded Guildmaster With Highest Distinction

A Letter From Guild Quality
Dear STRITE design + remodel,

Guild…
/by Michael Snow

A Kitchen Shows Its Social Side

The fate of too many kitchens is like that of Cinderella…
/by SDR

Taking a Balanced Approach

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

Form Follows Function in a Laundry Room Makeover

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

A Bathroom Matures with its Owners

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

A Patio Remodel Offers La Vida Fresca

For those who enjoy patio living, Boise can present some seasonal…
/by SDR

RemodelOrMove.com Report

From Qualified Remodeler:

RemodelOrMove.com's U.S. Homeowner…
/by Michael Snow

Oops! We hit a sewer line…

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