Archive for the ‘Cabinet’ Category

Design Awards

Monday, October 7th, 2013

The 2013 Serving Up Style design competition took place this weekend.  Some incredible designs but more importantly the competition is a fund raiser for Molly’s Fund.  This is a great event to raise awareness and money to help fight lupus.  Click to learn more about Molly’s Fund.

Design Awards

One of the entries from the 2013 Serving up Style competition.

Bathroom design ideas

Sunday, October 6th, 2013
C&K Custom Remodeling

Beautiful vanity

A bathroom is a place many people refer to as their relaxing zone. It is because of this reason that when it comes to designing and remodeling it, many people spend quite a significant amount of money to make it one of the best areas in the home. An indulgent bathroom will allow you to begin your day feeling focused and looking your best.  Professional bathroom designers are best suited to help you achieve the style and design you want. That is why C & K Custom Remodeling can create an ultimate refuge for you.

A bathroom design and remodeling contractor may be an interior designer who can carry out home decoration and design. They may also specialize in bathroom décor. The designer will bring great colors together. They will also coordinate the structural changes needed to accommodate non-standards items in bathroom décor. This is because these professional designers actually understand the difference between traditional and contemporary innovations.

C & K Custom Remodeling works with those who manufacture accessories and even linen. They create a series of products that coordinate with some of the most popular decorative schemes and themes. Besides, they have professional connections with other experts such as architects. This will certainly allow a seamless coordination of your project. In any case, if you get their professional bathroom design and remodeling services, your design will be first created for you to have a look it before any product is ordered. The best part, your project will be scheduled and completed according to a planned timeline.

Another great reason why you should work with C & K Custom Remodeling when it comes to bathroom design and remodeling is that they know what you certainly want. You may not be able to find a tub that will fit perfectly well in your existing space. However, the professional will assist you in creating more space in order to realize your dream bathroom. Besides, they know the right products that will be appropriate in your bathroom.

Quite a number of home owners may go for bathroom designs and remodeling services in the initial stages of designing. However, these professional will be able to help you at any stage. Whether you are looking for ways to incorporate the most benefits from a small bathroom renovation, or you want to remodel your current outdated bathroom into an elegant room, these professional bathroom designers will make your dream come true.

C & K Custom Remodeling have professionals that are highly trained and quite knowledge in this area. They will give you the best advice on which products will certainly suit your needs and those of your family. Besides, they can help you save a considerable amount of money by having a bathroom design and remodeling that suits your needs. If you have been thinking of remodeling your bathroom, their services are highly beneficial. Get their services and you will surely not regret the step you took. Their services, by any standards, are top notch and world class.

Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler

Saturday, October 5th, 2013
C&K Custom Remodeling

Bringing professionalism to every project

Why Your Kitchen and Bath deserve a Professional and Certified Remodeler

The kitchen and bathroom areas are two of the most special areas in any home. You prepare all your food and refreshments in your kitchen and this is usually a fun and exciting time for anyone who loves to cook. The bathroom on the other hand is a place of relaxation, which needs to be designed just right for the perfect satisfaction. It is precisely for these reasons that you must always get a certified remodeler whenever these two important rooms in your home require a makeover. Remodeling is not just about changing color or adding a few more cabinets. A lot more goes into it than this and a certified remodeler would know exactly what. Below are a few reasons why.
Any certified remodeler always does a start to finish job and this simply means that right from the beginning of the project, they will be involved in every single detail right through to the end. They provide all the recommendations they feel you need no matter what your preferences and tastes are because it is their mandate to do so. After this you can go ahead and make your informed choice.
One clear area that many amateur remodelers do not pay attention to is that of noise and noise reduction techniques. A certified remodeler helps you to look at alternative ways of positioning your freezer and refrigerator, which can be very noisy if wrongly placed. The hum they produce can emit an intolerable din if not taken care of. Kitchen counter tops need to be sturdy and not just there for aesthetics. A certified remodeler will make sure your counter tops are engineered just right.
A certified remodeler thinks of all the requirements and more importantly costs, upfront. They do not make up new agendas on the list as they go along making the client incur costs he or she was not prepared for. They carry out proper evaluations and come up with a single budget that caters for everything. Armed with years of experience and extensive training, a certified remodeler adds not just design to your kitchen and bath but also the value you can accrue from it.

Go Custom or Go Home

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
kitchen luxury home

Vent hood

 

Your Kitchen design is very important, especially if you spend most of your day there in order to relax or in cooking.  At some point in the remodeling process a decision needs to be make about cabinetry.  Do you go cheap and be happy writing the check or go custom and be happy every day after the check is written.

Unique Design for Your Home

Custom cabinets are the best choice anyone could make because they will be designed according to your personal preferences in terms of size, materials, color and so forth. It doesn’t matter if you have a smaller or a bigger kitchen, because with custom cabinets, kitchen remodeling becomes a very simple process. Not only will the cabinets fit perfectly in your kitchen, but they will also add value to your home, so if you plan on selling it, you’ll definitely get a better price for it.

Personalized and Functional Storage Options

When it comes to functionality, prefabricated cabinets will just not meet your needs. Most of the times people will complain about the lack of efficient and functional storage. On the other hand, custom cabinets will allow you to easily solve this problem, because you’re going to be the one who will design them in a way that will compliment your needs.

3. Complements Your Décor

Given the chance to make your own cabinets, you have complete freedom on coming up with a design that will make the custom kitchen cabinets blend in perfectly with the rest of your kitchen. You are in complete control regarding the decorative touches, finish options, door styles and wood used, so you can create a product that looks utterly amazing.

4. Superb Quality

Last but not least, not only will you be impressed by the attractive designs you can create, but at the same time about the quality of your custom cabinets. Due to the fact that you have a say in the way they’re made, it’s guaranteed that the final product will perfectly meet your standards for excellent quality. On top of that, these cabinets are made by experienced cabinet makers by using only the best materials and assembly techniques.

 

Kitchen appliance wall

Custom Construction in West Linn / Street of dreams

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Get out and see this years street of dreams. C&K will be driving the shuttle golf carts Sunday morning. I would love to see some of past and future clients in the morning. Take your camera and get inspired. This years houses are sure to be full of modern features, old world craftsmanship, and the latest in gotta have it technology.

Top 5 remodeling projects

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Home Builders Association or

Local Remodelers Council contact information

 

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TOP FIVE HOME REMODELING PROJECTS

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Portland OR

Removing walls

Removing walls

Home owners considering planning to stay in their home should know about remodeling projects that increase the home’s usefulness and make it better to live in. A 2012 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey of remodelers found the following five most common remodeling jobs.

 

Housing market data reveals that small, smart remodels reward home owners with better return on investment and can help update and customize a home. Review these top five remodeling projects and begin planning to remodel during National Home Remodeling Month.

 

  1. Remodel the bathroom

Payback on remodeling a bathroom can reach 65 percent with new fixtures, tile, toilet, vanity and lighting. Low flow toilets consumer less water and can decrease the monthly water bill.

 

  1. Remodel the kitchen

A minor kitchen remodel can improve the look and utility of the space without costing a bundle, and yields a 75 percent return. Consider replacing backsplashes, cabinet fronts, countertops, and flooring. Installing low-flow faucets and energy-efficient appliances can also reduce water and energy expenses in a heavily trafficked room.

 

  1. Replace windows and doors

Updating windows can also return a solid portion of the investment (73 percent for wood frames and 71 percent for vinyl). New, energy-efficient doors and windows also help reduce energy leakage from the home and can bring down heating and cooling bills.

 

  1. Repair property damage

Property damage is a common but unfortunate occurrence. Seize misfortune as an opportunity to customize and upgrade the home. If you are already going to be inconvenienced with major home repairs, take that time to plan and incorporate home remodeling that may have been put off in the past.

 

  1. Whole house remodeling

Repairs and replacements of old components and the desire for upgraded amenities were cited as the top reasons for customers to hire a remodeler. Evaluate the use of the entire home to see if it fits your needs. Home owners are repurposing spaces to fit their families and making more efficient use of their home’s square footage and equity, rather than moving to a new home and mortgage.

 

 

Smart remodeling projects for improving the home can make the home more comfortable for your lifestyle.

 

For more information about remodeling, visit www.nahb.org/remodel.

 

Bathroom vanity

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

We took on the challenge of getting two sinks in a small bathroom.  The solution was thinking outside the box to get two sinks in just over the space needed for a single basin.  This custom bathroom vanity was the perfect answer to our clients design request.  The double opening mirrors give a his and hers medicine cabinet custom elegance.

Double sink

Two in one sink

Kitchen appliances

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

kitchen appliance wallDo your appliances work?

Appliances are where alot of home owners make mistakes during the remodeling process.  Many companies are great and one or two specific appliances say a stove or vent hood, but there are very few companies that are great at a full set of kitchen appliances.  Someone started a rumor that all of your kitchen appliances have to be from one manufacturer.  The truth is that if a person want the best appliances that usually means becoming educated about manufacturers strengths and weaknesses and mix and matching sets.

I know I will take heat for my opinion but I believe a person should be able to decide if they want their kitchen appliances to match well or to work well.  With most modern appliances the only thing you might notice is the badges are a bit different but you’ll absolutely notice the difference in how the appliances function.  I once had a client that always wanted a particular brand of gas stove.  My client spent a good deal of their budget to get matching badges on the appliances and after the first use she was disappointed.  Who would have thought this great gas stove doesn’t even have a cooking timer.

Unfortunately many remodeling companies and appliance sales people are largely to blame.  It’s easier to say that’s a great brand of appliances than to take the time to really evaluate each appliance in a set.  If a person really want a gourmet kitchen and really uses their kitchen then being brand loyal will usually mean sacrificing or compromising on individual pieces of the set.

Demand to be educated by your appliance store, your sales person, and your contractor.  If they are promoting one brand only then you likely need to do more research to be sure all pieces are  great not just good enough.  I’m not against matching appliances I’m just not excited about the level of education most people get when making such a big purchase.  I want my clients to love the way their kitchens look and love the way they work.

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Reface vs New cabinets

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Our clients often as us to reface their existing cabinets.  The idea is that cabinet boxes are all the same, so just make the outside look better.  It’s important to know that all cabinets are not made the same. 

Particle board cheap, budget construction, and poor manufacturing are common place in production cabinets.  By the time you upgrade hardware, doors, and trim you might as well start from scratch and get what you really want, a quality piece of custom furniture.

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