Q: Do I need a permit from the City to remodel my kitchen or bathroom?

A: Depends. Most of the work that needs to be done in the kitchen like changing out cabinets, counter-tops, faucets doesn’t require a permit. When it comes to moving a load-bearing wall or making drastic changes to layout you might need a permit. You can read more on the website of your city. Here is the site for the City of Portland

Q: How much will my remodeling project cost?

A: This really depends on the size and scope of your project. The materials chosen, the size of the room, and age of the infrastructure, can all impact the remodeling cost. Remember when you are comparing bids, that you need to be comparing the exact same scope from each contractor. If a price comes in that looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Give us a call at (503) 208-3687 and we can help you figure out a price range.

Q: How much value will my remodeling project add to my home?

A: This also depends on the scope of your project, as well as the current market prices for homes. puts out a yearly regional report and you may be surprised which projects add the most value.

You may view the Cost vs. Value report at:

Q: Should I plan for more than the contractor price?

A: Additional work or changes in the project requested by the homeowner usually require a contract price change. Planning for the unforeseen is wise, so putting aside an extra 10% over the contract price makes for a less stressful remodel.

Q: What can I expect to do while a remodeling project is being done in my home?

A: We use BuilderTrend, a service that helps us manage projects and communicate with our clients and subcontractors. Once you begin a project with us, we will send you your BuilderTrend account information, which will allow you to see daily updates and photos of the progress we are making on your project.

We know it is important to keep the lines of communication open, so ask questions, let us know what your schedule is, and how you want us to work in your home.

Q: How do I measure my countertops?

A: Something to keep in mind when measuring countertops is that the stone comes in large rectangular slabs which are then cut into pieces and shaped for your kitchen.
Because of this, measurements must be thought of in terms of rectangle pieces.

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