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Approaching spring

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Before you know it we will be setting our clocks forward.  Don’t wait to get your project on the schedule.

2012 forecast

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

With the economy slowly turning, many home owners are opting to remodel vs relocate.  Money spent in home improvement is not lost as the value of the home goes up with each renovation.  This is a great website to show what you can expect realize in increased value with any remodel.

What I like about this website is that it breaks down data by region and city.  Here are the data for Portland Oregon.–or.aspx

Beautiful by design

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Custom quartz, under mount double sinks, new faucets, new cabinetry, new mirrors and wraps, custom back splasy

C&K Construction in the News

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Local paper asks to tell our story.

Shower photos

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Wrapping up

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Another great master bathroom remodel in NE Portland is wrapping up this week. 

A Geat day

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Started like usual at 5:00 and ending at 9:30.  I don’t do what I do for the great hours but for the enjoyment of working with great people.

Long day

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Started a

Tile success

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Important Keys to a Successful Tile Project
  • There are way too many handy persons out there that claim to be tile experts. The truth is there are very few people that are true tile craftsmen. They understand the importance of every aspect and are able to pre-plan the and anticipate the challenges of each individual project.
It is this pre-planning that separates a handy person from a true tile craftsman. Knowing the possible pitfalls and taking preventative actions are what make long lasting beautiful tile projects.
A well planned tile project creates lasting beauty, functionality, and lasting durability in equal proportions.
  • Design is one thing that sets a good tile job apart from a great tile project. Hiring a company that offers design services will save in the long run by eliminating confusion and saving time during install.
Most people have an idea of what they would like but a designer can add beauty and functionality that clients do not think of. A designer will consider lighting, color, and texture that fits the overall scheme a project. A good designer will also offer several different ideas and bring focus to a project.
A good designer will add the flare that separates on project from another.
  • The most important thing to know is what will be below the tile. On a floor it’s important that there is no flex in the existing floor or tiles will crack and break loose. If there is not enough support in existing framing and floor then additional support will need to be added.
We have all seen projects were the floor surfaces don’t match up well to existing floors. We have also all noticed poor tile installs by the grout lines, un-level tiles, bad cuts, or just visually unappealing. Proper design and planning helps eliminate all problems.
  • Another thing that needs to be carefully considered is layout. Where should the tiles start? How should the tiles fit within doorways, in front of stairs, tubs, showers, or top to bottom on walls. Layout is what you don’t notice if done properly. Improper layout is what you can’t help but notice.
At C&K Construction and Remodeling in Portland, we take tile very seriously.

The Ducks or the Cardinals

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

My poor son has no idea what to do tomorrow.  His two favorite teams are competing against each other tomorrow.  The Oregon Ducks are playing the Stanford Cardinals and I’m afraid he’s going to upset no matter who wins.