Designing Your Home to Create Long Lasting Value and Market Appeal

By Leanne Mueller | In-House Designer While working closely with new homebuyers in making design decisions for their home, I find they are often concerned with resale value. Therefore, when it comes time to consider design selections and upgrades they are not only making aesthetic decisions but also financial ones. A well-designed home really is a balance - between your wants and needs and creating market appeal. Of course you want to design your home to reflect your personal style and individual Read more [...]
Designing a Sophisticated and Modern Kids' Bathroom - Burnsteads

Designing a Modern and Sophisticated Kids’ Bathroom

By In-House Designer | Melissa Saliba It is absolutely possible to design a modern and sophisticated kids' bathroom that will fit the feel of the rest of the home. You want to create a fun atmosphere for your children and you can do so by adding pops of color, getting creative with the lighting and customizing the bathroom to the kids’ personalities. The kids’ bathroom is where clients feel like they can add colors they normally would not use in the kitchen, master or powder bath. My suggestions Read more [...]
Portofino - Custom Contemporary Homes - Kirkland, WA

Portofino – Custom Homes in Kirkland, WA – Progress Underway!

Progress is moving full speed ahead with our newest contemporary custom home community in Kirkland, WA. Suver & Burnstead Custom Homes currently has 3 beautiful luxury custom homes in various stages of development – from foundation to finishing work. If you are looking to experience the Downtown Kirkland lifestyle, this is the community for you! Portofino - Lot 5 Progress: Lot 5:  Andre's Masonry working their magic on the stucco finish. After photo of Lot 5:  Cedar siding and custom Read more [...]
Photo of Quartz Countertops at Willowmere - Custom Home in Redmond, WA - Choosing Quartz vs. Granite for Your Own Home

Granite vs. Quartz: Selecting the Right Countertop for Your Home

By Leanne Mueller | In-House Designer Waterfall Quartz Countertops When we design one of our luxury custom homes in the greater Seattle area, selecting the right materials and accents can make or break the aesthetics of the home. You can really make a kitchen or bathroom stand out with beautiful granite or quartz, but how do you choose which one is right for your home? Granite and other natural stone countertops remain in high demand by many homeowners because of their timeless quality, organic Read more [...]
Custom Home Sammamish WA - Suver & Burnstead

Contemporary Custom-Built Home in Sammamish, WA – Progress Underway!

We are excited to reveal progress pictures of one of our beautiful contemporary custom homes in Sammamish, WA. Currently, the interior details on lot 1 the "Torrance" plan at Sammamish Ridge Estates are well underway. From the stunning walnut walls, to the spectacular stone detail on the entry see-through fireplace to the modern tile and detail in the master bath and kitchen, Suver & Burnstead Custom Homes prides itself in utilizing top of the line materials. The kitchen boasts custom Read more [...]

Creating a Unique Look for Portofino – Lot 2

By Melissa Saliba | In-House Designer I reported about Portofino Lot 5 a few weeks ago, and now I want to share some exciting updates about another home in the community – Lot 2. The exterior rendering done by the architect shows off some of the fabulous exterior features of this home including cedar siding, stucco, and a natural 2’ stone veneer. Some of the designs unique to this lot are in the dining room and great room. The dining room buffet sits right off the entry and is one Read more [...]

Thanksgiving Time – Crafts, Food, and Seattle Area Events

By Nancy Olmos | John L. Scott Real Estate Agent Leaves are falling and temps are dipping. Time for dressing warmly and snuggling up to a cup of something warm and yummy. And preparing to feast! Thanksgiving signals time for gathering and getting fun ready for a crowd. Please use these curated links for the best choices of crafts, foods and events! Thanksgiving Crafts http://www.bhg.com/thanksgiving/crafts/ Easy Crafts for Kids http://www.bhg.com/thanksgiving/crafts/easy-thanksgiving-kids-crafts/ Table Read more [...]

Outdoor Home Remodeling – Increase Your Home’s Value

by Kathleen Pennington | Managing Broker - John L. Scott/HWP Photo:  Sammamish Ridge Estates | Lot 11 When clients are in the market for a new home, they often ask, “Will my outdoor home improvements help sell my home and will I recoup my investment?” This is a great question and I found the following report by the National Association of Realtors Research Department and the National Association of Landscape Professionals will help people in answering these questions. Page 6 specifically Read more [...]

Burnstead Employee Spotlight: Part 2

This week we are featuring the incredible philanthropic work of two employees. Today, our Burnstead Construction LLC & Rick Burnstead LLC Interior Designer, Leanne Mueller, shares about her service trip to LaFond, Haiti: "Over the summer, I had the opportunity to participate in a service trip to Haiti. The trip’s focus was to establish a medical clinic, which provides well checks and deworming medications to school children, as well as assesses the medical needs of the local community. We Read more [...]

Burnstead Employee Spotlight: Part 1 of 2

This week, we’d like to recognize the philanthropic endeavors of our Burnstead Construction LLC project manager, Brian Martens and in-house designer, Leanne Mueller. Today we are highlighting Brian Martens' service work. He visited Guatemala this past year and shares his experience with us: Brian Martens “For quite some time, one of my friends had been encouraging me to join him on his annual trip to Guatemala where he does work with a local nonprofit. Last winter, I finally decided to Read more [...]