Posts Tagged ‘Kitchens’

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.

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
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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

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.

Certified kitchen and Bathroom remodeler

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

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.

 

203k contractors

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

203k contractors

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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.

www.CkCustomRemodeling.com

Kitchen Design

Monday, February 25th, 2013

KITCHEN DESIGN

 

Kitchen lighting

Great kitchen design is built around proper arrangement of areas called work centers.  This includes each individual work center, aisles for flow, anticipated activities in every area, and passageways.

In the past Kitchens were usually planned on 3 basic work centers which include: the sink and mixing area, dishwasher space, the refrigerator, and the cooking center.  Modern kitchens consist of more and more focused work areas.  A second sink i0s not uncommon as well as alternative cook top with a vent system, microwave unit, and built in oven (convectional or convection or both).

 

When you are ready to proceed with your remodeling or home improvement project give us a call at 877 REMODEL  (877-736-6335).

Check out ourwebsite for more remodeling information and tips or email us with question

 

Heated Tile

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
Warm Wire

Warm Wire

 

 

Heat flooring is a delicate process requiring years of training and experience to be installed properly.  Anyone install these type of floors should be trained by the manufacturer to know how to install and how to test the system both before and after the finished floor is installed.  At C&K we use digital programming systems that allow for preset heating temperatures through out your day.  This means no cold floors in teh moring or evening.  Heated tile flooring also acts as a radiant heating system worming the room from the bottom up.

 

Give us a call and let us know how we can be of assistance  or email us for fast response.

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