Sure, his eyes are dreamy chocolate puddles. What’s his credit card balance? Unromantic as it may sound, the debt both partners bring to your marriage will affect your relationship, not to mention your finances. Debt and other financial challenges are among couples’ top causes of arguments and divorce. >More...

Aim for your neighborhood’s norm, appraiser advises. You’ve lived with those ugly kitchen countertops for a decade. Should you replace them now that you’re ready to sell your house? That’s not a simple yes or no question, says Scott Thompson, a certified real estate appraiser whose work has taken him inside hundreds of homes in the Spokane area. 

Aim for your neighborhood’s norm, appraiser advises. You’ve lived with those ugly kitchen countertops for a decade. Should you replace them now that you’re ready to sell your house? That’s not a simple yes or no question, says Scott Thompson, a certified real estate appraiser whose work has taken him inside hundreds of homes in the Spokane area. 

The financial world is brimming with acronyms and baffling terms. Here's a guide to some of the worst offenders. Excited about your new bridge loan? We regret to inform you: You don't get a bridge. Also disappointing: Your balloon payment will be less fun than it sounds. Don't even get us started about liquid money. Jargon is confusing, by definition. The financial world has its own set of cryptic words and phrases, and yet, it's important to know the differences among your mortga...

The latest new innovations in healthcare will be on display this weekend in Coeur d’Alene as Northwest Specialty Hospital is hosting a major Medical Advancement Expo (MAX). Attendees will get to see and touch the latest advances in medical technology and hear from experts from across the nation on topics ranging from artificial intelligence and robotics to electroceuticals and personalized medicine. MAX is free and open to the general public. ‘Display Day’ is Saturd...

Keith Appleton is married and has a kid now, but he’s still driving the 2002 Subaru Forester he got as a teenager. An education outreach officer at STCU, Appleton credits regular maintenance for his car’s long life. "I can't replace (my car) for what I can sell it for," he says. Now, "it's almost been a quest to see how long I could keep it." You can’t do much to control gas prices or insurance rates. But you can take steps to make your car las...

The YMCA of the Inland Northwest is waiving the join fee for all new members from Thursday, November 22nd (Thanksgiving Day) through Monday, November 26th. You can sign up online (www.YMCASpokane.org) or in person at any Spokane area YMCA locations. As part of its mission of not turning anyone away for inability to pay, the YMCA also offers year-round ‘Membership for All’ which provides a membership based on a sliding fee scale determined by household income.

Basement Finishing is one of the absolute best investments you can make in your home. On average, we have seen homeowners get 135% of their money back in resale value after we have completed a basement project.

Take a few minutes to think practically, to fairly add up the total needs list in time, money and inconvenience. We don't want to rain on your parade, mind you, but it's wise to consider these questions.

Education is truly the first step to making a good decision. You do it before you buy a house, a car or anything else. Why not before you hire someone?

It is always a good idea to check a Contractor's references, be sure to check with the Better Business Bureau as well as the State of Washington's Department of Labor and Industries.

In Total, this team has over 111 YEARS of experience

Satisfied Spokane Fireplace & Patio Customers This was no easy installation and the piper work was especially extensive. I really appreciated your installation team's manner and especially their careful

What could be more enjoyable, during the cold winter months, than a gathering of family and friends around the fireplace or stove? 

We offer reduced services rates in the summer to encourage off-season purchases, assembly, and delivery.

This is another example of using custom made hearth, mantle, and tile pieces to remodel a sixties fireplace.

This shows examples of installations of new gas burning zero clearance fireplaces. Usually this process involves the selection of a variety of choices. These include, but are not limited to: placement,

This lady had a room divider that protruded out as a sort of peninsula. She asked if a three sided fireplace could be installed there.

This family had an old round orange sixties wood fireplace on a tile hearth in the corner.

This job involved removing a brick facade and wood-burning zero clearance fireplace and chimney.

This is an example of a custom built mantle and surround covering an existing fireplace. We worked with Avista to get a meter and gas service to the house, ran a gas line to up and downstairs fireplaces,

These folks wanted to get rid of the monolithic painted stone faced wood burning zero clear- ance fireplace. So, we tore down the stone and hauled it away along with the fireplace and chimney.

Many families have fireplaces that are inefficient and/or unattractive. They do not realize that they have options; most feel there is no way these old zero clearance fireplaces, be they wood or gas

This folder shows examples of existing fireplaces that we have remodelled using our custom mantle and tile kits. Most then have high efficiency and beautiful gas inserts installed. Some opt for new custom

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