Master Bathroom Retreat

A favorite mountain resort was the inspiration for this master bathroom remodel. The homeowners wanted to create the spa-like feel including the barn door to the large shower. Wood Wise designer Kathy Walker guided them through the design and selection process and achieved exactly what they were wanting. Now these homeowners can enjoy the pampered feel of a mountain spa without leaving their comfortable home.

Mr. Remodeler, Tear Down That Wall!

A favorite remodeling request from homeowners is to take out walls and open up. Older kitchens are often isolated, making the cook miss out on family and guest activities. These homeowners came to Wood Wise with that exact issue: they were faced with a small kitchen that was closed off from the dining and living rooms. The solution was to remove two walls which makes the kitchen larger and unites the three areas. The tiered island features seating for four as well as space to lay out a buffet. The results is an inviting home ready for family and community.


Island Living

Details make all the difference in a room. In this recently remodeled kitchen by Wood Wise, the homeowners chose KraftMaid cherry Shaker-style cabinets in Honey Spice. The large island boasts beautiful matching wood corbels also by KraftMaid that support the granite countertop above and help hide electrical outlets below. With plenty of storage and seating for 4, this island blends the best of beauty and convenience.

Remodeler Recommendations

A friend of Wood Wise shared the following comments that were made on her Nextdoor neighborhood app. A reader asked for recommendations for a remodeler. Read what some of her neighbors, past Wood Wise clients, had to say:

We appreciate our homeowners and are thankful to have the privilege of serving them.


Finding the Right Solution

Convenience, beauty, storage, and lighting often top the list of reasons why a homeowner wants a kitchen remodel. These homeowners loved their home and location but needed the kitchen to be aesthetically and functionally better. Wood Wise designer Kathy Walker found a solution to better storage in the KraftMaid cabinets. She removed the inefficient pantry closet and created a wall of cabinets that more than doubles their storage. The desk area was replaced with a docking station cabinet for easy access to phones and tablets yet keeps them nicely hidden from view. Same wall but new look and more storage.


Downtown Dreaming

What a great time we had at the Raleigh Downtown Home show this past weekend! The warm weather encouraged lots of people to come out and start thinking about home improvement projects. We enjoyed meeting old friends and making new ones. It was a joy to help homeowners think through their goals and dreams for improving their homes.

Whether you came to the home show or not, we would love to talk with you about your goals and dreams for home improvement. Give us a call at 919 783 9330 or email: We want to help you enjoy your home more.

The 2017 Downtown Raleigh Home Show was a success!

Homeowners asked questions and listened to Hank and Kathy share from their years of remodeling experience.

The Spring Downtown Home Show is This Weekend!

Wood Wise Design & Remodeling Be inspired!
With plenty of ideas for ways to make your home better,
the 2017 Downtown Raleigh Home Show is the place to be.
This year’s guest speakers are:
The Fabulous Beekman Boys from The Cooking Channel.
Plan now to join us by clicking on the link above for discounted tickets.

Houzz is a great housing website that features professional photos of homes improved by builders, remodelers, and designers across the country. You can “save” the beautiful photos to idea books for inspiration as you dream about your next remodeling project. Wood Wise’s profile on Houzz features over 60 of our projects from kitchens to bathrooms to outdoor living spaces. One of our most popular photos is this side porch entrance that features a stone patio and trellis. It’s been saved to almost 5,000 idea books:

To check out more of our popular designs, go to:

Thinking Small

Part of the challenge of good design is making the most of small spaces. Arranging the necessary components in small bathrooms makes us stay on the lookout for new designs in plumbing fixtures. One of the neatest ones we’ve seen is the Geberit concealed tank toilet. The guaranteed not-to-leak tank is concealed inside the wall making it a good choice for a small bathroom. The seat is suspended from the wall with no plumbing on the floor to clean around. Check it out in this short video:

From The Beginning

Since the start of Wood Wise in the early ‘90s until now, owner Hank Wall has made homes in the Raleigh area more beautiful. He has brought good design and project management to every renovation, working to make the process enjoyable for the homeowner as well as giving beautiful results. In the inaugural year of the STAR awards sponsored by the Remodelers Council of Wake County, Wood Wise won several “best of” awards. And the awards have kept coming year after year since.


Hank brings great design and beautifully remodeled homes to the Raleigh area, whether sporting a mustache or not.