The Power of Good Design

A good design and layout for a room is essential even if you have plenty of space. This large master bathroom lacked order and convenience. Wood Wise was called in to provide several design options on how it could look and work best. The winning design involved removing the hot tub, enlarging the shower, and dividing the vanities with more storage. The result is a much improved and good-looking bathroom that gets these homeowners off to a good start each day.




When a Wood Wise project is completed, we often hear glowing remarks from our homeowners about how much the improvements have changed their lives. It means a lot to know our work helps families live life better.


Here is an email from one of our homeowners upon completion of their recent kitchen and laundry renovation:

“We are REALLY enjoying our new living spaces — the whole setup is a game-changer for us in so many ways, from getting out the door easier in the mornings to cooking and baking together in our new kitchen.

We can’t thank you guys enough for everything — your attention to detail, craftsmanship, efficiency, communication, and general kindness. We always felt taken care of, and Ben became like part of our family this summer. 🙂 

Please let everyone at Wood Wise know how appreciative we are!”

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Live Now

Outdoor living spaces are a favorite for homeowners in our area. Porches, open or screened, draw family and friends to gather and linger. A Wood Wise thoughtfully designed and built porch enhances the appearance and usability of the home. Homeowners who choose Wood Wise to create their outdoor living area enjoy the experience and professionalism of a staff that works to make all aspects of the process and results enjoyable.


Here’s what the owners of this fabulous porch told us:

“The entire experience was wonderful from start to finish. We just love our new covered back porch and this is where we live now!”









“Fall”ing in Love

As the first cool days of fall arrive, our thoughts often go to enjoying the outdoors. A thoughtfully designed outdoor living space is the perfect place to appreciate the autumn colors and crisp air of the season. Here is an example of a beautiful Wood Wise designed and built porch. The wood ceiling and stone fireplace evoke the feel of a cozy mountain lodge. The Bahama shutters allow the breezes to flow while providing privacy. Horizontal metal railings keep the views unobstructed.

Are you falling in love with the idea of the perfect porch? Call us to get started on your ideal outdoor living space.



2019 Fall Downtown Raleigh Home Show

Make your plans now! The Downtown Raleigh Home Show will be held this weekend, October 4 – 6, at the Raleigh Convention Center. This is a great time to see many of the area’s best home improvement professionals all in one place. Great ideas abound for home décor, bathroom and kitchen remodels, and outdoor living. From interior to exterior, the latest in building and replacement materials are displayed for you to touch and inspect. Bring your home improvement questions and talk to the experts.


For more information and discounted tickets, click here:

Come by to see us at the beautiful Wood Wise booth #719!

The Perfect Fix

These homeowners downsized to a great home in a great location that fit their needs except: the master bathroom and closet needed help. Wood Wise designer Kathy Walker came up with some clever designs for a new layout. The final layout included moving the toilet room to the old shower area which opened up more space for a larger closet. A large floor-to-ceiling pantry provides spacious storage and keeps towels conveniently located next to the shower. The homeowners are pleased with the results: a better layout, larger closet, and a more beautiful bathroom.


Laundry Room Shuffle

As part of a kitchen and first floor renovation, this laundry room was relocated. Design options included one that shifted the location of the kitchen which allowed the old kitchen’s breakfast nook to become home to the new laundry room. Now the combination mudroom-laundry room is full of natural light from the bay window. Stylish storage is provided by KraftMaid cherry Putnam cabinets in Honey Spice that are topped with Lennon granite. The cool floor is rustic blue-gray porcelain plank tiles. The cubbies were custom built on site to fit the family’s needs.


Southern Porch Living

This Raleigh home near Cameron Village is in a great location. To make it even better, the homeowners needed more room plus outdoor living space for their growing family. Wood Wise designer Kathy Walker offered design options for their consideration. They chose an addition with a bonus room, bedroom, bathroom, and laundry room on the second floor with a large open porch on the first floor. The wide center steps on the porch lead to the back yard for easy access. Board and batten siding with black metal railings and hardwood flooring on the porch below give this addition its southern flavor.














Fabulous Makeover

When these homeowners asked Wood Wise to help with their kitchen/family room/laundry room renovation, they needed a new vision. After years of standing in the space and trying to imagine how it could be rearranged, their ideas had stalled. WW designer Kathy Walker came to the rescue, providing several options that radically changed the existing floorplan. The final plan is brilliant in the use of existing space and family-friendly layout. Stylish selections make it the kitchen we all want to be in.













Winning Remarks

Guild Quality is a third-party company Wood Wise employs to take end of project surveys of homeowner satisfaction. Here’s what the owners of the 2019 Remodeling Awards winning projects (kitchen & bathroom) had to say about working with WW designer Kathy Walker on improving their home:

“Kathy was incredibly patient and helpful throughout the process. She is an ace at narrowing the selections so that it is not overwhelming. Also, Kathy is wonderful at listening to our wishes – even when we didn’t agree! We could not be happier with the design work that Wood Wise provided to us.”