4 COST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO RAISE YOUR HOME'S VALUE
1.Change out doors and windows. Not only can your doors and windows be easily seen from outside of your home, thus impacting curb appeal, but they also significantly impact your home's interior.
2. Add Space - If possible, find a way to increase space in your home. This could be as easy as adding a patio or deck for outdoor entertaining or finishing off a basement.
3. Modernize plumbing - Little leaks and plumbing can cost you a great deal on your home value, especially if you're actively trying to sell your home.
4. Use Paint wisely - Paint can do a great deal to modernize and improve its value for a very low initial cost. Paint walls a neutral color and spiff up kitchen and bathroom cabinets with a new color.
Not every renovation or remodel has to cost a great deal of money to be a wise investment. Instead as you can see above, there are many small easy changes that will still yield great results.
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|West of Market Neighborhood Garage Sale|
May 19th, Saturday, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM is the West of Market Neighborhood Annual Garage Sale.
A map with addresses can be picked up at Laura Westlund Realty Inc. 1320 Market St.(425-827-6676) Kirkland and at each home having a garage sale - Signs will be posted on Market St.
|7 hills of Kirkland cycling event|
Seven Hills of Kirkland: Cycling for a Cause. Throughout Kirkland( Begins and ends at Marina Park) May 28th - Benefits Attain Housing ( From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Cost $30. - $80.
One of Kirkland's premier cycling events !! Riders choose from the traditional 7 hill route ( Approximately 38 miles) the popular Metric Century route (40 miles), or the challenging Century route(99 Miles), - all routes begin and end at Marina Park. Registration is open and limited to 1500 riders. Visit our website for more information.
|Seattle International Film|
Seattle International Film-festival- May 31st - June 3rd Times Vary - Kirkland Performance Center $16.
Drama, comedy, suspense and action. Films from around the world in the plush surroundings of the Kirkland Performance Center. View film titles, show times and costs at the SIFF website.
|Storybook theater: Rapunzel|
May 5-6th Times Vary All Seats $15 Kirkland Performance Center
Storybook Theater introduces young audiences to the magic of live theater with 55 minute original musicals written specifically for ages 3 to 10.
|Second Friday Downtown Art Walk|
May 11th Downtown Kirkland 5-8 pm
Join Kirkland's vibrant art experience with an evening of art, music, wine and coffee in downtown Kirkland. Visit more than 20 locations that showcase the creative talents of local artists.
|Kirkland Artist Studio Tour ( KAST)|
May 12th and 13th - 10 am to 6 pm ( Mother's day weekend) FREE
Celebrate Mother's Day with a free self-guided tour of Artists studios located throughout Kirkland. Tour visitors are invited into a variety of different studios, representing nearly 50 local artists. Browse among new works, watch demonstrations and purchase art directly from the artists themselves.
|A Night of Burlesque|
May 4th 8 pm Kirkland Performance Center Prices vary
A Night of Burlesque will feature a diverse cast of burlesque entertainers from the Pacific Northwest. Burlesque is a kaleidoscope of meaning and each performer will be presenting their own brand of performance magic.
|NAMI Washington State Walk|
June 2nd 2018
Annual 5K/1 mile NAMI Washington State Walk. Make a difference in the lives of people with mental illness. 9:30 am Marina Park - 25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive Kirkland - no fee to enter but donations are encouraged. May 17th 2014
|26th Annual International Miniature Art Exhibit|
May 1st- June 3rd- Gallery Hours - Parklane Gallery Free
Small, but not at all trivial, miniature paintings are the Lilliputians of the art world. When presented en masse, as they will be in the upcoming International Miniature Show at Parklane Gallery in Kirkland, they are enchanting to see, powerful in their impact and awe inspiring in their incredible detail.
|Mothers Day Brunch in Kirkland|
Celebrate Mothers day in Kirkland ! After the Mother's Day Half Marathon and 5k or before the Kirkland Artist Studio Tour, and make sure you take your favorite Mom out for a scrumptious brunch at one of Kirkland's incredible retaurants. Need something to show just how thankful you are for Mom? Local boutiques offer an array of gift ideas.
|Eastside Subaru Mother's Day half Marathon and 5k|
May 13th 7 am - Juanita Beach Park - 9703 NE Juanita Drive
The Eastside Subaru Kirkland Half Marathon and 5k is a Mothers Day Tradition. Runners and walkers of all skill levels participate in this scenic and supportive running and walking event. Both the half marathon and the Mothers Day 5k courses incorporate a challenging and rewarding route that includes picturesque view along the shores of Lake Washington.
|Relay for Life|
May 19th 9 am Juanita Beach Park
Relay for life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in thousands of communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it's time to take action against cancer.
|Juanita Bay Park InterpretiveTours|
1st Sun day and 3rd Tuesday - Times Vary - Juanita Bay Park
The Eastside Park Rangers in affiliation with the Eastside Audubon Society offer interpretive tours at Juanita Bay Park.
May 18th 8 pm All Seats $83 Kirkland Performance Center
Rugus Wainwright one of the greatest male vocalist, composers, and songwriters of his generation, has released eight studio albums, three DVD's and three live albums. His album " Rufus Does Judy" recorded at Carnegie Hall in 2006 was nominated in 2006 for a Grammy.
|Mother's day aLa Carte Brunch at Trellis|
May 13th 7 am to 2 pm 220 Kirkland Ave
Treat Mom in our lively and inviting atmosphere at Trellis. Gather with your friends and family for a special menu from our culinry team. Including Lavendar French Toast, Dungeness Crab Frittata, Eggs Benedict and more
|Ladies Musical Club - Free Concert|
May 11th - 7:30 - 8:30 St John's Episcopal Church - Kirkland
Ladies Musical Club brings a concert to Kirkland for Mother's Day featuring songs about famous mothers.
May 13th - Waterway Cruises - $85.99 general - $77.99 seniors $49.99 children 5-12 - 6 - 8:30 pm
Celebrate Mother's day in style and treat Mom to a memorable brunch or dinner cruise aboard a beautiful Waterways yacht. Each Mom will be given a rose upon check-in.
|Mothers day tea Buffet at Trellis|
May 13th 11 am to 1 pm 220 Kirkland Ave
Treat Mom to a delicious buffet for Mother's Day. Choose from delectable treats, including house-made scones, mini eclairs, coconut macarooms, tea sandwiches, and other sweet and savory bites.
|Howard Mandville Gallery - Anniversary show|
May 11th - 27th Howard Mandeville Gallery
Celebrating 28 years in Kirkland. The show features art in more than 4000 sq ft of gallery space. Howard Mandeville Gallery offers one of the largest collections of fine art in the greater Puget Sound area.
|LWSC Hunter/Jumper Horse Show|
May 12-13th 9am to 5 pm BridleTrails State Park
Bring your horses to the Lake Washington Saddle Club fun show series. This a fantastic way to get your young horses and new riders out to a low stress environment at a great price.
|Studio East- Hello Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle|
May 18th - June 10th Times Vary - 11730 118th Ave N.E, Suite 100
Visit a world where imagination rules ! Can you scuba dive in your bedroom? Roast marshmallows over a chandelier? You can whem Mrs. PIggle Wiggle discovers the nost exciting possibilities in life's most humdrum things.
|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.
|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
Local Area cooking classes ( check websites for full schedules)
Sur La Table: Details:www.surlatable.com
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.