Posts Tagged ‘bathroom’

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looking for ways to incorporate the most benefits from a small bathroom renovation, or you want to remodel your current outdated bathroom into an elegant room, these professional bathroom designers will make your dream come true.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!

 

Remodeling week in review

Saturday, September 21st, 2013
claw foot tub

Claw foot tub

It’s been an extremely busy week wrapping up a turn of the century bathroom along with a basement remodel and a handicap upgrade to a condo. Our turn of the century project had a beautiful 3/8 glass surround and frameless door installed today while the condo got the finishing touches with paint and lighting. The basement remodel received a third coat of paint and is now ready for flooring.

Shower tile

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

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

Tile Shower Portland Or

Custom Tile Shower in SW Portland

 

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Certified kitchen and Bathroom remodeler

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

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CONTACT:     Lloyd Martindale

                        Owner

                        503-REMODEL 736-6335

                        Lloyd@CkCustomRemodeling.com

NARI Welcomes new certified KITCHEN AND Bath remodeler

 

Portland, OR, 6/30/13– Greater Portland ORA / NARI or is pleased to announce that C&K Custom Remodeling has recently achieved the prestigious Certified Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeler status.

 

A Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR) designation proves the remodeling contractor’s superior knowledge, technical comprehension and skill in remodeling.

 

NARI’s CKBR program measures skill and expertise valued not only by other professional remodelers, but by consumers as well. Highly respected by those who have achieved the designation, the CKBR program identifies professional remodelers who have undergone comprehensive review and testing in areas of business management, ethical conduct, and technical skills.  In addition, they must also adhere to NARI’s strict Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. The NARI certification program assess the knowledge and skills of the remodeler in over 20 remodeling task areas including business methods and practices, building codes and construction law, Kitchen and Bath planning, and building site layout, and all trades skills required in remodeling your home.  Attaining this certification requires the candidate to have been working full time in the remodeling field for at least 5 years and passing a comprehensive assessment exam.  Preparation for this exam takes up to 16 weeks of intensive study and self-examination.  In addition Certified Remodelers are bound to abide by the NARI Code of Ethics and the NARI Standards of Practice.

 

To prepare for the Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler certification, remodelers are asked to complete a qualification form, which outlines the background of their experience and education in remodeling, and are given a study guide and a business management book.   NARI also offers study groups to prepare them for the written examination, which tests for knowledge in Computer Aided Design (CAD), materials selection, layout standards, installations processes, and trade guidelines.  It enriches the professional’s understanding and maximizes performance during any remodeling project.

 

NARI is a professional association whose members voluntarily subscribe to a strict code of ethics.  Consumers may wish to search www.RemodelToday.com to find a qualified professional who is a member of NARI.

 

Consumers can also call the NARI National hotline at 847-298-9200 and request a free copy of NARI’s brochure, “How to Select a Remodeling Professional,” or visit www.RemodelToday.com and click on the homeowner’s guide for more information.

 

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Owner, Lloyd Martindale offers himself as an advisor or consultant to any madia persons requesting.

Why remodel a bathroom

Saturday, May 4th, 2013
C&K Custom Remodeling

Hillsboro Custom Bathroom

 

What does your dream bathroom remodel look like?

This 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.

Top 5 remodeling projects

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

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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.

 

203k contractors

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

203k contractors

home design

203k contractor

The 203k process can be time consuming and tedious but getting through the process with a trusted 203k contractor can make it all worth while.  The entire process is different and those differences need to be understood early in the beginning.  We offer our services through the process to put together the construction documents in a timely manner as required by lenders.  We will provide an estimated charge for putting the appropriate documents together, and our goal is a clear concise estimates to make the entire process less stressful.  The 203k process takes more than just a general contractor, the company you select also needs to be a consultant through the entire process bringing ideas and helping to focus the budget.

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Tub or Shower

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Tub or Shower The Great Debate

When it comes to needing a bathtub in you home their are a couple different schools of thought.  Traditional real estate agents will confirm that you need to have at least one bathtub to protect resale value.  However the tide is rapidly turning to the opinion that a well done display shower can have many advantages.  A person must first decide if they ever do use a bathtub or if they use it enough to justify the space a bathtub takes up in a bathroom.

The homes location will have an affect on which bathroom layout makes sense for you.  A neighborhood with a lot of young families might require a bathtub for small children.  On the other hand, in  a more developed community with an older population having a bathtub may be a liability.

Finally when making the decision to keep or eliminate a bathtub many people overlook the value of enjoyment.  If you plan on living in a home for five or more years the time spent enjoying a tub or shower will likely out way any perceived changes in home resale value.  Bottom line is that there are no blanket rules of thumb.

As I contractor I most often hear we would prefer a shower but we want to protect our resale value.  If so many people are saying where is there added resale value in keeping a bathtub?

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