February 2014 Newsletter

Posted on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014.



Wood Wise Design & Remodeling

22 years – over 400 projects


Downtown Home Show:

February 14, 15, 16

Complimentary Free Admission

Enjoy a day in downtown Raleigh and stop by to see us at the Downtown Home Show in the Raleigh Convention Center. Wood Wise will have a booth featuring inspiring photos of our most recent projects. Hank Wall will be giving two seminars at the show. The first is “Kitchen Essentials” on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and the second is “Top Ten Things You Need to Know for a Successful Remodel” on Sunday at 11:15 a.m. Admission to the home show is $6 at the door. Wood Wise is offering complimentary free admission; print or show pass on phone. For more information on the Home Show go to:


Lights! Camera! Action!

The new Wood Wise video is up and ready for viewing. Hank Wall shares the benefits of our design/build process along with showing photos of some of our recent projects. Hank’s expertise in remodeling is matched by his great on-camera talent. We expect some award nominations on this one. Check out Hank’s first video:


Design Corner: 

One of the first comments we hear from our homeowners after finishing a project is, “The renovation has made our life so much easier!” New cabinets are a big reason for this enthusiastic response. Wood Wise carries KraftMaid and Waypoint cabinets. Both lines offer multiple features that help with organization and ease of use. Some of these features include: convenient appliance storage, roll-out shelves, multi-storage pantry solutions making better use of all the space available, drawers with cutlery dividers, pull-out knife section and much more. Full-extension soft-close drawers provide easy access to contents. Wall cabinets feature adjustable shelves for maximum storage capacity. Our cabinet showroom allows you to see and experience these features.
Call Wood Wise today to set up an appointment and let our designer, Kathy, help you on your path to a beautiful remodeling project.

Popular Remodeling Class Coming Up 

Wednesday, Feb. 26

6:30 – 8 p.m.

At our showroom:

3121 A Glen Royal Rd.

Raleigh NC 27617

Considering a home improvement project? Then join us to hear Hank Wall, president, and Kathy Walker, designer, talk about the latest trends in home design and how to avoid common remodeling mistakes. Having just attended the 2014 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas, Hank and Kathy will share the best ideas from the show. Enjoy delicious refreshments in our cabinet showroom. One lucky attendee will win lunch for two at The Cheesecake Factory. All attendees will receive 50% off custom design. Please r.s.v.p. by calling 919.783.9330 or email: info@woodwisedesign.com

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Performance Remodeling

by Hank Wall, President

Wood Wise Design & Remodeling

Magazines show remodeling as improved appearances. Sometimes homes need performance updates. Homes built before 1990 may have builder-basic windows, the lowest performing on the market. New windows seal out drafts, operate smoothly, tilt in for easy cleaning and have a Low-E coating to bounce body heat back into the room.

Homes have parts that wear out. Replacing your refrigerator is more of a performance upgrade than a new look. Refrigerators built before 2014 consume 25% more electricity than a new Energy Savings model. Plus the shelving is easy to clean and adjust. New refrigerators use 1/5 as much electricity as 1970’s models.

Last year Wood Wise replaced all of Mike and Jean Carter’s kitchen cabinets (above). While the new cabinets look great it is their outstanding performance that they are celebrating. Pots and pans roll out with lids on in deep, full-extension drawers. Pantry cabinet shelves roll out to make life easy. Great performance while cooking and putting away groceries adds to their home enjoyment.

Our partner for new and replacement windows is Pella. We like Kohler plumbing fixtures. KraftMaid and Waypoint are our two cabinet lines and both have lots of performance features as standard items. We stand by Trane heating and cooling systems since they offer outstanding performance at a good value.

What performance remodeling do you have to address? Email any questions to info@woodwisedesign.com and we will be happy to help.

Spring Cleaning Benefits

Clearing out old, low-value stuff is the fastest way to improve your home and your morale. Think of it as circulating stagnant things to make room for new, higher quality things. Give it away. Donate it. Clear it out of your life. Here are four options for donating:

Show Time

2014 Remodelers Home Tour: April 26-27

The 2014 Remodelers Home Tour will feature one of our recently remodeled homes for viewing. Mark your calendar for Saturday,April 26, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, 1–5 p.m. For more information go to: http://wakeremodelers.com