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See what the Everett Herald

September 9th, 2014

See what the Everett Herald had to say about TruStone!
Come see us at the upcoming Everett Fall Home Show and the Seattle Home Show 2.

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We’ve had a few recent reviews

June 11th, 2014

We’ve had a few recent reviews posted on Angie’s List. Check them out! Angie’s List is a great resource for reliable consumer reviews of local companies and services. There are no paid reviewers and advertising does not effect the business rating.

Mention the card below

March 6th, 2014

Mention the card below during your in-home estimate and receive 5%, up to $500 of your bathroom remodeling project. Not Valid with Credit Card purchase or other promotions.

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We often receive Thank You letters

September 25th, 2013

We often receive Thank You letters from our customers expressing their pleasure with our products and service. However, it is unusual to receive a note from the customer of one of the contractors we work with!

A customer of Johnson Bros. Construction sent us this Thank You following the completion of their shower and vanity top. “Just a note to thank all of you at Designers marble for your patience and quality product. We visited your showroom several times and you answered all of our questions and made excellent suggestions. The product delivered was perfect and Don did a superb job with the installation. We are extremely pleased, and will recommend your firm when we can. Thanks again”

I am often asked “How much will my bathroom remodel cost?”

April 20th, 2013

I am often asked “How much will my bathroom remodel cost?”

Having worked in the bathroom remodeling business for the last 20 years, I can tell you that there are a number of issues that will affect your budget which don’t really fit into a sf cost basis. I would definitely recommend working with a licensed contractor that specializes in bathrooms as they are a different beast from Kitchens and there are often unforeseen issues with mold and dry rot which may not be initially apparent. Anyway, in my experience an average Guest Bath remodel will run about 10k and Master Bath closer to 20k. Things that will affect your budget significantly: are you changing the footprint, moving drains, building or removing non structural walls and/or doorways? Heated tile flooring vs vinyl (some of the new vinyls are great alternatives to tile cost-wise and maintenance)? Spa/jetted tub vs soaking tub? Heavy glass enclosure vs std glass (Heavy glass is a beautiful look but probably not worth the extra expense for a guest bath), cabinetry is usually a big chunk of the budget- your wood choices and choice of door facings, whether custom or not could double your cost for the same size, shower and countertop surfaces: you can use a solid surface type product for about the same price as tile and have greater durability and easier maintenance. Some of the new surfaces, like TruStone look like slab stone but are actually engineered, Finally your choice of plumbing fixtures will affect your budget- if you want quality don’t buy through the big box stores..,the national brands provide a lower quality product (plastic vs brass parts) to the big box stores than those you purchase thru a plumbing wholesaler . Also, don’t forget to upgrade your fan and lighting. Just some things to consider in order to have a realistic budget for your bath remodel.

For a check list on planning and budgeting for your bathroom remodel, check out our
Planning Your Bathroom Remodel info packet.

In our effort to source locally

March 29th, 2013

In our effort to source locally produced materials for our bathroom remodels, Strasser Woodenworks of Woodinville is one of our favorite suppliers. Their line of bathroom vanities and cabinet accessories represent the finest in locally available non-custom cabinetry with several solid wood finishes and styles to choose from. Moreover, we offer 25% off retail on all cabinet purchases through our showroom and the quickest delivery possible.

See our new gallery on Facebook!

March 19, 2012

See our new gallery on Facebook!

find-us-on-facebook-iconFind us on Facebook! We’ve posted photo albums to showcase recently completed jobs. Check out the TruStone project gallery and other albums to get ideas and inspiration for your upcoming bathroom remodel.

You can also check out our custom bathroom displays at the Seattle Remodeling Expo March 23rd 2012 at the Washington State Convention Center. We are booth #1018!

Don’t miss our booth

January 25th, 2012

Don’t miss our booth at the upcoming Spring Home Shows. We’ll be displaying a custom PhotoArt vanity top featuring one of the remarkable works of Issaquah professional photographer Jerry Klein. We are excited about our recent partnering with J. Klein Art Photography to provide custom images for use with our TruStone™ product line. Jerry has an expansive library of colorful images spanning the intimacy of close-ups and the grandest of panoramas. His passion for photography and the beauty of nature’s creations is undeniable. You’ll enjoy viewing his website of available for purchase photo canvases and the website provides us with a wonderful resource for custom showers and countertops that will amaze you.

We are adding new dealer displays

January 10th, 2012

We are adding new dealer displays around the area. Morgans Plumbing on Stoneway Ave. N has put in a TruStone™ Breora shower display and will be adding two additional displays this spring; one featuring a custom photo panorama tub surround. Aurora Plumbing has recently added a new vanity top display as well as color samples and we welcome Dreammaker Bath and Kitchen in Bellingham. Dreammaker Bath and Kitchen provides our cultured stone products as well as installation in the Whatcom county area. Look for upcoming displays at their showroom in

The holidays are just around the corner

Nov. 1st, 2011

The holidays are just around the corner. There’s still time to spiff up your bathroom before your guests arrive OR treat yourself to the bathroom you’ve been dreaming of. Look through some of the previous posts for some photo ideas…