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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.

Go Custom or Go Home

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
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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

Making doors easier for people with mobility challenges

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

We made this NW Portland condo much easier for the new owner.  We widened the pinch points to make movement through the home easier in a wheelchair.  We also widened doors and added hinges to allow for a greater door opening access.  We also added a door handle that allowed for easier opening and closing by giving many more options for actuating the door.

Check out the following video for an example of the door upgrades:  VIDEO

 

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.

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.

make up air

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
Make-up air

Conditioned make-up air

The new make up air regulations are challenging everyone.  On one particularly tough project we were asked to remove an island downdraft vent and replace it with an over the island hood vent from Vent-a-Hood.  The counter top on the island was a discontinued 12×12 granite tile making the repair also  a challenge.  The hood vent was rated at 600 cfm putting us over the 400 cfm threshold for required make up air.

One problem with make-up air is; following the code usually requires bringing in cold outside air in the winter.  This HRV unit meets the code requirements while heating the cold air in the winter allowing for a comfortable home year round.  The guys at Lakeside Heating & Cooling did a great job engineering this system.

The most memorable remodeling company in Portland OR

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
C&K Custom Remodeling 503-REMODEL

503-REMODEL

It’s no longer just our work that is memorable we also have acquired a memorable phone number. I was told be several different people from several different companies that the number would never be released.

I used the same blue collar persistence that is making C&K Custom Remodeling a success to overcome one thousand people saying no. I know deep in my gut that I only had to find one person, the right person, and get them to say yes. I believed I was right and turns out I was. One person saying yes overturned 1000 people saying no.

Our incredible t-shirts can be purchased also.  To purchase t-shirts of the worlds best remodeling company ( my biased opinion ) simple send me an email on the contact us page at CkCustomRemodeling.com

 

 

Big news to come from

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

C&K Custom Remodeling

 

We have some big announcements coming soon.  We are always working to improve C&K Custom Remodeling to be more than a remodeling company.  My goal is to have C&K be the absolute best remodeling experience a person could have.  It starts with educating people on what to expect from the remodeling process so that there are no surprises.  Our process continues by using technology to bring our clients into our custom online environment where they can track the project schedule, see pictures, and communicate directly with us.  We continue our system be there when you need us by giving you a way to remember us for any future needs or concerns should they arise.

For a preview of whats coming Click here

Portland Oregon, now officially the best place to live www.CkCustomRemodeling.com

 

 

 

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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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.