July 2018


It can be difficult to decide what to update and remodel if your thinking of selling.  While kitchens and bathrooms have typically been prioritized for their return on investment, the style in which you revamp your home can have a huge effect on its salability.  One factor you may not have considered can have more of an impact than you think, and that's paint color.

Which paint colors will get you the most bank for your buck?  Analyst examined over 135,000 photos from homes sold across the U. S. to see how sale prices compared for homes with color versus homes with white walls.  The results varied depending on room type.

Homes that feature charcoal gray or back doors typically sell for $6271 more than expected.  Low on the list for exterior paint colors? Yellow.  Homes in this color reportedly sell for $3,408 less than expected.

Houses with kitchens that have a different color for the upper and lower cabinets, known as tuxedo cabinets, sell at a $1547 premium.  The most popular color combination?  Dark, Navy Blue or Black kitchen islands with white cabinets.  In dining rooms, however,  homes that feature oat brown to medium sandy brown walls and with yellow undertones, typically sell for $1684 less than expected.

As for bathroms. .. . .light blue or periwinkle blue paint, specifically with a gray-blue tint, increases the average selling price of a home by $2,786.

For a seller, painting a front door is one of the least expensive home prep prospects, but also one that can have a powerful impact on a home's sale price.

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Trellis Bouquets and Brunch
 September 15th  10 am to 12 pm

Gather with your girlfriends on our West Patio for a flower filled morning.  Learn how to perfectly arrange gorgeous blooms with local Fena Flowers and head to brunch at Trellis before or after the class.  Each ticket includes floral instruction, a Glassybaby to take home, a $20 dining credit to Trellis and a Mimosa to top it all off.  Brunch reservations at Trellis are highly encouraged.

LWSE Dressage Horse Show
September 16th  8 am to 5 pm  Bridle Trails State Park

Bring your horse and join the Lake Wshington Saddle Club for a relaxes schooling show, judged by top-level local certified dressage judges. 

Ryan James Sept Solo Show
Reception September 8th  5-10 pm

Peter Juvonen's work begins with an under drawing, usually done i hard charcoal: its the skeleton his paint hangs on.



Crossing Kirkland
September 8th 11 am to 4 pm 

Crossing Kirkland is a citywide block party along the Cross Kirkland Corridor.  Six neighborhood-sponsored stations stretch from Feriton Spur( google) in the South up to NE 112th Ave in the North with food, activities, local musicians, a community mural project, as well as a competition for the new Kirkie awards.

Kirkland Kids Triathlon
September 8th  11:00 am  Juanita Beach Park

Kids ages 3-12 can swim, bike and run in a triathlon just for them !  The kids Triathlon includes a 50 yard swim in Lake Washington, a one-half mile bike ride, and a 400 yard run.  All segments will be in the park, so parents can rest easy and  spectators can catch all the fun.  Race is non-competitive.

All Porsche Grand Display
September 9th  7 am to 3:30 pm -  Carillon Point - $10 Adults; $5 for ages 13-17

The Porsche Club of American presents its Third annual All Porsche Grand Display at Carillon Point.
The Porsches are coming !  The Porsches are coming ! This display of all things Porsche incudes sports cars, panamera Sedans, Cayenne SUV's, tractors, clothng, sporting equipment, drivers collection and memorabelia.  There will also be some unusual, unique and historic road and truck cars, along with vendor booths, food and music.  It's a Porsche lovers dream come true !

Tall ships in Kirkland
September 7th  -12th  - 425-822-3700-Times Vary - Carillon Point Marina

The tradition continues !  This Labor Day Weekend, plan your visit to Carillon Point and unleash your "inner pirate" !  Ever wantd to know what is was like to sail on the high seas?  Ask the crew while you tour the majestic tall ships when they dock at Carillon Point this summer.  Public tours and sailings offered throughout the week-end.


Keys to time and Solitude
Come join us for an evening of music by these award-winning pianist.  they will share with you the stories behind their original compositions and you get to hear them played on the piano as they were meant to be heard.  Up close and personal.

Kirkland Oktoberfest
September 21st thru 23rd  2018 - Marina Park

Get a jump on Oktoberfest by celebrating in September.
Kirkland's newest event features authentic German music, German and local beer and German-style food.  But there is more then just a beer garden.  There will be weiner dog races, costume contest and a pumpkin decorating competition.  Fun for the whole family.  Proceeds support local nonprofit organizations, charities and businesses.

Kirkland Police Department Benefit Car Show
September 8th - 9 am to 3pm- Kirkland Justice Center 11750 NE 118th St. Kirkland  98034  FREE

Join the second annual Car Show to benefit Police Explorers.  Car enthusiast from around the region bring their beautiful cars for all to enjoy.  The new Kirkland Justice Center provides an awesome backdrop for these spectacular vehicles.  The day will include live music from the 80's rock band, Hair Nation, hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill, and an opportunity for attendees to select the winning car in the People's Choice Catagory.

Wodmark harvest
September 27th  5-9 pm Woodmark Hotel 1200 Carillon Point 

Time to take tasting to a whole new level with a personalized harvest pairing in the Woodmark Hotel's Olympic Terrace tent featuring Woodinville Whiskey and Two Beers Brewery. Woodmark Executive Chef, Jesse Olson, has worked his magic and created culinary deliciousness to pair with each spirit and brew.

Farmer's Markets Top of Page

Juanita Farmers Market
Every Friday starting June 1st thru September  28th 2018 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM  Juanita Beach Park  -  

Friday Market offers delicious locally grown fruits, fresh produce and beautiful flowers.  Special guests are featured in the community booth and there is live music all summer long.  FREE

Downtown Kirkland Farmers Market
Every Wednesday starting June 6th - 2017 to September 26th 2018 from 2:00 to 7:00 PM  Marina Park. 

Vibrant, Lively and Luscious, the Kirkland Wednesday Market features locally produced fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats, jams, breads and pastries along with the arts and crafts.

LIttle Brothers Farmers Market
Every Saturday  10 am to 3 pm  450 Central Way - opens June 2nd thru Sept. 15th 2018

Stop by the new farmer-focused and chef-curated Saturday Market in Kirkland.  The Market features the farmers who supply DERU market and Little Brothers restaurant.  The market takes place in the Arete Courtyard.

Kirkland Continous Events Top of Page

Kirkland Heritage Society
Meets every last Wednesday  of the month at 7:00 PM at the Heritage building on Market street.

Life Open studio
Drop in drawing, painting or sculping sessions.  Open to the community; registration not required.  $8 .00 fee.  Sundays 1-4:00pm - 3rd floor - Kirkland Arts Center

Wine Tasting, Tours,, Libations and More
Drop in to Sip and Savor ( check websites for tasting info and details)

         Bin on the lake: 
         Enjoy Fine varietals at a value locally( check websites for details)


          Brix Wine Cafe: 

         Grand Reve Winters: 
         The Grape Choice: 
         Northwest Cellars:  
         Pondera Winery:  


Cooks Delight
Local Area cooking classes ( check websites for full schedules)

          Sur La Table:           Details:


Last Friday of each month 6:30 pm/Kirkland Arts Center- come share a meal and discuss current art issues, includes short presentation and creative exercise.

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