The accomplished interior designers and artisans at Kirkland Design & Painting Company impart their expertise in small, casual classes that suit all levels of expertise, from homebuilders to homemakers. Unlike carpentry classes taught by philosophy professors, Kirkland's sessions emphasize practical methods that can be effectively assimilated in the span of the three-hour evening and weekend classes. The Granicrete/Aurastone system taught in DIY floors and DIY countertops workshops overlays existing surfaces, and the simple plaster techniques related in faux-finishing workshops enable students to create multilayered dimensional finishes and retouch their fading stone gargoyles. The DIY Create Your Own Art on Canvas workshop focuses on the art of achieving luxury finishes and the science of selecting socially acceptable wine boxes.
Whether staining a backyard deck or cutting and installing a gleaming new granite counter top, the home-improvement experts at Monet are dedicated to helping homeowners achieve their aesthetic vision. The Seattle Home Pro-approved provider's staff are licensed, bonded, and insured, so clients can rest easy that a good job is guaranteed even if the earth's gravity is suddenly reversed. Technicians can transform homes by applying fresh coats of paint on walls and trim, as well as refinishing doors, decks, and cabinets. Additionally, they provide services as hands-off as recommending a new color palette, or as hands-on as completing custom remodeling and renovations on the entire house. An on-staff LEED design associate introduces new eco-friendly plans for kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas of the house. Of course, Monet will also work with other designers if needed.
All Phase Pressure Washing and Painting's licensed, bonded, and insured technicians travel throughout Seattle to treat residential and commercial exteriors. With powerful spraying equipment, they slough away grime from weathered siding, roofs, gutters, and windows. They can also paint exteriors to freshen façades' appearances and interiors to hide the muddy remnants of living-room rodeos. Additionally, the company seals driveways to prevent wear and tear and specializes in restoring cedar decks and roofs.
Several commercial clients, including multiple condominium complexes and select Holiday Inns, rely on the knowledgeable and handy staffers at All Phase for maintenance and repair projects.
A lot of companies pledge to go the extra mile, but Fred Marcy and his crew from Suburban Painting Services take that pledge to heart. When Fred's team repainted the exterior of a client's home in 2010, she was sure she might lose a plant in the process, since they were planted so close to the house; yet to her great surprise nary a leaf was left out of place. That's the kind of care Fred and his team take with every commercial or residential job they undertake, always using premium paint, making sure edges and trim are neat, and promising to never to push duties off to a team of subcontractors or artistic lab mice.
Randy Reed is trying to make a difference one gallon of paint at a time. In 2010, his business Reed Painting Company developed Green Man Paint, a program designed to keep paint out of landfills while simultaneously making the greater Seattle community greener. Through that initiative, Reed Painting Company recycles unused paint and then donates all of it to non-profits, urban beautification projects, and arts organizations. In 2011, the efforts netted the company Sustainable Seattle's Innovator in Sustainability Award.
That was a defining moment for the company, but it's still the day-to-day work with locals that keeps Reed Painting Company at their best. Licensed painters head out to home sites each day, where they work on interiors and exteriors and apply their own custom system of primers, sealants, and paints. There's also a team to tackle dirty windows and clogged gutters, as well as carpenters who can help with wood rot and handyman services and are shining examples of how to properly wear a tool belt.
Billed as the Ultimate Trisport Event, TruAthlete is a competition in which coed teams of 6-10 players each battle each other tournament-style in each of three sports: flag football, volleyball, and soccer. For each game, six team members will take the field at a time; two women must be in play at all times, and teams can have up to four substitutes on the bench. There are two levels of registration: Division I, which is for serious athletes, or Division II, a casual bracket for groups interested in socializing and finally figuring out how their feet work. The top two teams in each division take home prizes. The event takes place at Magnuson Park, where there will be beer pong and dodgeball for spectators and consumers.