From Ok… to Wow!

These homeowners had a kitchen that was, well, just ok. They had cabinets, a sink, and appliances that got the basic jobs done but were uninspiring. Wood Wise designed and built the new kitchen that includes high-quality KraftMaid cabinets, granite countertops, subway tile, and new hardwood floors. WW designer Kathy Walker designed the cabinets inch-by-inch for maximum convenience of storage and access. The cooktop features a pot-filler and a good-looking stainless steel hood. The designer tile backsplash makes it pop. This kitchen definitely inspires the homeowners now.


Stepping Up

Two-story colonial homes have always been popular in Raleigh. As these older homes turn over to younger owners, popular styles change, too. The younger homeowners of this traditional home wanted to update the look to fit their fresh approach to life. Along with completely remodeling the kitchen and the outdoor living space, Wood Wise updated the family room. Now beautiful stone covers the fireplace surround and hearth. Additional lighting brightens the space. The shelves flanking the fireplace were replaced with sleek KraftMaid cabinets, providing the perfect place to display art work. This renovation has moved this 1980s era home firmly into today’s lifestyle.


2018 Wood Wise Tour Home

This newly remodeled kitchen was part of the Wood Wise feature home on the 2018 Remodelers Home Tour. The homeowners’ goal was to improve their kitchen layout and open up to connect the family room on the back of the house to the dining room on the front. Walls came down and layout options were considered. The winning plan features two large islands with seating for 6. White KraftMaid cabinets, white granite countertops and plenty of recessed lights make this kitchen bright even though it is an interior space. Creative storage abounds while the convection/microwave and oven are neatly tucked in one of the islands. The  homeowners are delighted. This kitchen does it all.


Refresh and Renew

These homeowners loved their large lot and architect-designed home. But the kitchen lacked good food prep areas and was tired after many years of noble service to the family. The homeowners turned to Wood Wise to breathe some fresh air into the soul of this kitchen. WW designed Kathy Walker worked with the homeowners to design an updated kitchen by changing the door and pass- through to the family room, add hardwood floors, and a cool farm sink. The KraftMaid cabinets were designed inch-by-inch to organize and have kitchen utensils handy. The result is a beautiful better-functioning kitchen the family will enjoy for years to come.


2018 Remodelers Home Tour

You are invited to attend the 2018 Remodelers Home Tour this weekend, April 21 and 22. Members of the Remodelers Council will have recently renovated homes open to the public. The tour is free and is a great way to see the latest in remodeling ideas. The hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. The Wood Wise home is a recently finished whole house renovation. The kitchen and porch will be open for viewing. We hope to see you there!

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Lifting Your Spirits

This freshly remodeled master bathroom went through quite the transformation. The existing bathroom served its purpose but was dark, dated, and poorly arranged. Wood Wise developed options that included moving the vanity and creating a new large shower. The new layout allows plenty of light to fill the room and makes the smaller sized master bathroom live larger, lifting the spirits of these homeowners every day.


Let’s Go Outside!

After cold, bitter wind, and frozen precipitation, the first breath of warmer spring-like air lifts our spirits. Combine the warmer temps with more daylight and you have the perfect reason to get outdoors. In honor of turning the corner towards spring, here are some great Wood Wise porches to imagine yourself enjoying. Give us a call and we’ll help design and build the perfect porch for you.




No Wash Day Blues Here

A great functioning, good-looking laundry room can change a dreaded task into a pleasant one. These homeowners asked Wood Wise to create new laundry areas in their homes as part of larger projects. Necessary items often requested include a sink, cabinets for storing products, and countertops to fold clothes, in a room or space that can be closed off. Adding cubbies and hooks for backpacks and coats are an added bonus. Although each laundry room looks different, the end-goal is the same: make the hard-working laundry room function well and look great. Done.



2018 Downtown Home Show

We’re getting excited about the Downtown Home Show coming up the weekend of February 23 – 25.  Plan now to attend the show to get inspired with lots of good home improvement ideas. Stop by our booth and we’ll show you how we can help turn your house into the home of your dreams.

Work of Art

We love to hear from our clients about how they are enjoying their newly remodeled homes. The following came in an email today from a homeowner who is very happy with her Wood Wise renovation:


     “There are so many things we love about our house, it is hard to name one.  I really appreciate the patience you have all given us.  The highest compliment I can give you is that you have created a team, from your staff to your subcontractors. They all seem to work well and respect each other.

      It is a work of art that translates into home.”