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As your personal home contractor, we want you to have the advice you’ve been searching for on properly caring for your home. We encourage you to read the stories and see before and after photos of our custom home additions, high-end bathroom remodels, luxury closet remodels, leaky deck repairs, and more that we’ve completed recently.

We hope the advice and stories inspire you to pursue your remodeling and home improvement dreams with us.
Jon Elkins | Owner
Options for Financing Home Remodels and Improvements

In this article, we describe several options for financing your home remodel and home improvement projects including specific remodel loan options. It is a summary and should not be construed as financial advice.

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April 19, 2023
25 Outdoor Living Ideas

Believe it or not, the best time to jump on an outdoor project is before the weather allows you to use it once it's finished. Late winter through early spring is the ideal time to think about what you want for outdoor entertainment in the summer, talk to your Personal Home Contractor, and get it booked

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April 19, 2023
From Gloomy to Glistening

A client called needing a new look for their daughters’ bathroom. Their bathroom was dark, closed-in, outdated, and cluttered. It was situated in their basement, which naturally caused the room to be dark. However, the client believed we could create a brighter, roomier, and warmer space out of it.

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April 13, 2023
Why Use a Personal Home Contractor for Exterior Home Improvement Projects?

When you work with a contractor who knows you and your home, you get more than the work for a single project. You also get someone you trust to advise you regarding your prioritized project list. One client describes this as follows.

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March 21, 2023
Remodel for the Family

Recently, our designer contacted us about a client that needed almost a whole house remodeled. She knew we’d be the perfect contractor for the job. The project included remodeling three bathrooms, a media room, a basement bar, two fireplaces, and a stairway.

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January 18, 2023
No Time Like the Present

Like some people, change doesn’t always come easy to me. There will be a limit to the facts you have at some point, and you need to take a leap of faith.

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January 9, 2023
She Shed in Duvall

A couple found Shirey Home Pro from a custom home contractor who could not take on their project. They wanted a “She Shed” for the wife to have a place to do her artwork and pottery year-round.

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December 14, 2022
Two Elevators

Recently, we were working with an elevator company on a remodel project. The elevator company mentioned that they had two other clients in desperate need of a contractor. The clients needed to build a space for their elevators and help install them.

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December 14, 2022
Finding and Repairing Leak and Water Damage Issues

One client was referred to Shirey Home Pro by a trusted acquaintance. The client needed a section of siding repaired. The damage appeared to have been caused by water intrusion. Shirey Home Pro reviewed the area, pulled off the siding, and found water damage caused by improper waterproofing around a shower. It was clear that, over the years, water had slowly leaked around the shower until it had reached the outside of the home, where it became noticeable to the eye. Shirey removed the siding, reframed the walls, installed proper waterproof backing, and installed new siding.

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October 19, 2022
Preparing Your House for Winter

Now that autumn is upon us, we recommend preparing your home for the incoming nasty weather. Rain, wind, thunderstorms, snow, and hail are about to end up at your doorstep.

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October 18, 2022
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