When planning any major home renovation, a Portland remodeling company offers the service homeowners need to ensure the job is done right the first time. Pouring money into a remodeled kitchen or adding a second bathroom will only be a waste if the workmanship is inferior. Instead of adding value to the home, shoddy work can decrease the property value and end up costing a fortune in repairs.
Professional contractors have the experience and skills necessary to complete a variety of construction projects. Some specialize in certain areas such as plumbing, electrical work or masonry. Others are general contractors who can build almost anything from new kitchen cabinets to a freestanding garden shed in the backyard.
Kitchens and bathrooms are the most used rooms in the home, which is why so many renovation projects are focused on these areas. A kitchen makeover can be as simple as adding a coat of paint and installing an energy efficient lighting system that improves visibility. On the other hand, a homeowner can spend thousands of dollars on purchasing all new modern appliances and having custom cabinets built and installed.
Many bathroom renovations are done to maximize the space available. Homeowners can install new fixtures and a shower or a bathtub complete with a whirlpool. A contractor can give a bathroom a whole new look by installing new tile on the floor and walls and in the shower stall.
Some homeowners maximize living space by hiring contractors to convert existing space. These types of projects include converting attic space into a home office or adding a screened porch onto the front of the house. A finished basement with new flooring and lighting makes a great media room or home fitness center.
Projects may focus strictly on the home’s exterior. A qualified contractor can install an outdoor deck for entertaining or a shed for storing tools, sports equipment and other items. Homeowners can hire a contractor to install a fire pit, barbecue grill or pool house if they entertain outdoors on a regular basis.
Certain projects can do more than just increase the aesthetic appeal of a home. Installing a security fence, a new walkway, and exterior lighting can improve safety for the home’s occupants. Adding decorative iron bars to the windows or a fashionable iron gate to a porch are improvements that are visually appealing as well as functional.
Homeowners will have to do some research into the various remodeling companies in the area. To judge the quality of the work, it is important to ask for references or view photos of recently completed projects. Any reputable contractor will be happy to show off previous work. It helps to ask family members, friends, business colleagues, and neighbors if they have had home improvement work done and ask for the contact information for the companies they worked with. Selecting a Portland remodeling company that listens to what the client has to say and makes the homeowner feel comfortable is critical for achieving the desired results.