Author: Katie Timboe

Summertime in Edison, WA

The summer solstice marks the beginning of an eventful season in our little village. Edison is a tiny town in the Skagit Valley, surrounded by farmland, Samish Bay, and the foothills of the North Cascades. Edison truly is a bend in the road, flanked by the Edison Slough, a tidal waterway that leads boaters to […]

Maintenance and Care of Custom Cabinetry

A comprehensive guide to keeping your custom cabinets looking their best, including tips for cleaning, repairing, and protecting your investment Investing in custom cabinetry is a significant decision, and when done right, it’s one that adds functionality and beauty to your home. To ensure that your custom cabinets retain their appeal and usefulness alike for […]

Smith & Vallee at the Skagit Speedway #41

Our General Manager, Tyler Thompson, joined us at Smith & Vallee Cabinet Makers a few years ago. One of the first things we learned about him (that didn’t involve cabinet making) is that his family is dedicated to racing cars – and his sister Ashley Thompson is a badass driver. Ashley and her twin brother […]

Integrating Custom Cabinetry Into Your Home

Integrating custom cabinetry with the rest of your home: A discussion of how to seamlessly blend custom cabinetry with the rest of your home, including tips for color coordination, style consistency, and working with existing architecture and decor. Custom cabinetry can be a fantastic way to bring a unique touch of style to your home. […]

Smith & Vallee and Genuine Skagit Valley

A special project just rolled through our shop in Edison, WA – supporting the display stands of Genuine Skagit Valley members. We were excited to support the good work of Genuine Skagit Valley in our community and encourage you to learn more about their nonprofit here.   Here is an excerpt from their website that […]

Trends in Cabinetry Design

Custom cabinetry design has been on the rise in recent years as homeowners increasingly seek personalized and unique solutions for their homes. And since Smith & Vallee is all about working with people to create the home of their dreams, let’s explore some of the current trends in custom cabinetry design – and how they […]

Featured Contractor: Seattle based Archer-Smith Remodel

Scrolling through our Instagram feed for inspiration for this blog post made us realize how central so many of our cabinetry projects over the years are to the most intimate and hard-working rooms in our homes. We are currently having a love affair with DeVol Kitchen’s show “For the Love of Kitchens” – a second […]

The PNW Modern Architectural Movement

The Pacific Northwest Modern architectural movement has evolved continuously since its earliest emergence in the mid-1900s, with 21st century architects adding their own distinctive styles to the mix. The hallmark of today’s PNW Modern architecture lies in how it draws inspiration from the bountiful natural environment and cultural context of the region, while also incorporating […]