Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Why remodel?

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Three Reasons to Remodel

 

If you have never remodeled your home or know nothing about remodeling, the home redesign process can be a very grueling process. However if you employ a little help from a professional remodeler it will take a lot of weight off your shoulders. Thousands of people live in their homes without ever remodeling because they fear all the work involved. They find it easier to just add a coat of paint or buy new couches for a new look. Redesigning is very important for quite a number of reasons but here are three that are crucial, and which should drive you to remodel your home as soon as it needs to be.

Keeping your home just warm enough or just cool enough during the summer is a major factor to consider when the thought to redesign crosses your mind. Remodeling with a professional can bring the added benefit a home performance audit when requested. You may be able to cut your energy costs dramatically by having an energy audit then performing recommended improvements.

What comes first for most people as a reason for remodeling is aesthetics. Women especially love beautiful homes and this is our second most important reason for redesigning your house. After staying in the same house for a long time you get tired of the décor and it can take its toll on you. When you stop enjoying your showers and prefer to leave your home rather than stay in for absolutely no reason, it may be time for a remodeling contractor.

Styles change and sometimes it’s just nice to be able to enjoy a change in your home.. This is not just to comply with societal expectations because some old designs are still very fancy to have in a home. One of the most common statements we hear is, we should have done this sooner so we could have enjoyed it longer. Remodeling allows you to utilize space more efficiently it can save you money on energy bills, and offers you a chance to experience what new home designers and remodelers are coming up with. Home design and remodeling is to be embraced if you want to love your home and not just live in it. There you have it, your third reason for remodeling your home.

Open concept

Friday, October 11th, 2013

The benefits of Open Concept Remodeling

 

Kitchen design

After walls were removed

All of us love the outdoors. Well, most people anyway. There is a free feel you get when outside that you do not realize you are lacking until you are actually outside your house or office. Enter the concept of open design remodeling. Just like the name suggests, you get a free and open space that is so beautifully designed you will not miss the cluster and cloister of walls and sometimes unnecessary partitions. If you are looking to do a bit of remodeling you may want to consider redesigning to an open model. You will love it. Here is why. The open concept remodeling is a chance to have a beautiful expanse of your own aside from the outdoors. The free flow of air and (if redesigning is done right) the perfect combination of décor from one section of the room to the other is a feast for the eye. For the homeowner who needs to create an illusion of space in a room that is not so big, open concept redesigning makes tiny spaces seem gigantic. This style essentially combines the three most important rooms in any home; the living room area, the kitchen area and the dining area. All these three use one type of flooring with only expert décor separating the various sections beautifully.

Removing walls has several benefits.  Open concept remodeling allows a family living in the home to socialize virtually all the time and keep an eye on each other. This is very important especially in a home with kids. Being able to speak to someone in the living room right across from the kitchen is very simply put, amazing.

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.

Bathroom design

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Top 3 bathroom design ideas

When taking on the challenge of a bathroom remodel you first need to determine how you want your bathroom to look. In terms of Bathroom design, you may go with a regular design or with a luxurious design, with the former being a cut above your standard bathroom design. With that in mind, below we’re going to take a closer look at some of the options you may go with in this regard.

Contemporary

If you’ll go with a contemporary bathroom design, then you should focus on selecting elements that are mostly constructed of industrial materials and are also sleek. Go for glass and stainless steel vanities with low profile vessel sinks or built in sinks in either stainless steel or glass. For the flooring, you may want to go for stone flooring like concrete or slate. Next is the decoration, for which you should go with a single bold color, like bright yellow or red and then add a few accents of the chosen color, such as a large piece of wall art or a floor rug.

Traditional

If a traditional and luxurious bathroom is what you want to create, then go for pieces that reflect both luxury and comfort. Furniture style vanities that feature rich food finishes, like mahogany, oak or cherry are recommended. As for the flooring, you should get hardwood flooring in the same tones. For vanity tops and flooring, both granite and marble will work just fine, but you should stay away from dark gray or black tones, because they will interrupt your traditional finish. In terms of the color of your walls, a soft color will do, like beige.

Country

Lastly, if you want a country bathroom remodeling, then you should go for upscale country elements, like claw foot or copper pedestal tubs. The hardwood flooring should be chosen in lighter tones, like sky blue, sage green or soft pink. Lastly, you can complete the bathroom by adding accents.

 

As you can see, these are the main tips you should consider depending on the type of bathroom remodeling you want to go with. Good luck with your project!

 

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

Know Your Cabinets

Friday, September 20th, 2013
Kitchen appliance wall Beaverton Or

Kitchen appliance wall

There’s no doubt that cabinets are a a very essential part of your home. If you are looking to remodel your kitchen or you would like to just replace your kitchen cabinets, then you should know there are many options in this regard. While some of them are ready-made cabinets, most people who want their cabinets to perfectly fit their kitchen, will go for the custom made ones. When it comes to custom cabinets, they will not only look exactly the way you want them to in all aspects, like size, color, materials and so on, but they’re also going to be quite durable. Below we’re going to take a closer look at their benefits.
Many Storage Space Options
When choosing a cabinet design, you’ll be happy to know that it will fit the designated area perfectly. No more will you need to worry about finding kitchen cabinets that will hold your cooking utensils, silverware, pans, pots, griddle, waffle maker, dishes, mixing bowls and so on, because a customer kitchen cabinet is designed to hold all of them easily.
A Variety of Design Options
Of course, you will want that your kitchen area matches your decorative style and your personality and you can easily achieve that by going with custom cabinets. Imagine just how wonderful your cabinets will look, given the fact that you can decide on the stain color, type of material used, size, and the installation method. Even if the standard material is painted or stained wood, you can also use plastic or steel if you want.
Customized Add-On Options
In some cases, people will want to store their small microwave on a shelf under one of the storage spaces and if you also want to do that, then custom cabinets can be designed so that your microwave will perfectly fit in it. Even better, you can also use see through glass doors, if you want to display your dishes.

With that being said, there’s no doubt that custom kitchen cabinets are the best types you can get, because you will be in control of every single detail and make them fit perfectly in your kitchen space.

NW Portland basement water leak

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

cold tap

 

On a recent project we removed carpet in a basement only to find water in the carpet pad.  A week or so when by and once again we entered the job site to find water on the floor in the basement.  The homeowner gave us permission to investigate so we began the investigation process.  Upon speaking to one waterproofing company we discovered that a basement water leak had been researched by the previous owner back in 2009.  Our client had only lived in the home for about 1 month when the water issues were discovered.

The previous owner did not disclose a basement water leak and our investigative efforts may very well save our client from having to pay the $8,000 it will cost for repairs.  I’m happy for our client but even happier that we discovered the problem before the new cork flooring was installed.

Shower tile

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

We removed the unused tub and added this custom tile shower with glass accents throughout.

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Custom Tile Shower in SW Portland

 

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