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What is the Difference Between a Kit and a Custom Build?

Home addition interior under construction

Building a new structure, whether it’s a detached garage, an addition to your home, or even a new dwelling, presents some challenging choices. For many homeowners, these decisions are often swayed by initial cost comparisons. At a glance, $50,000 for a prefabricated kit seems like a steal compared to spending hundreds of thousands for a…

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Portland Styles Guide: Current Interior Design Trends

With home prices on the rise, many homeowners are choosing to remodel their current homes rather than buy a new one. Here in the Portland Metro Area, where rich history meets all things innovative and trendy, we’ve noticed a distinctly diverse interior remodel style emerge over the last few years.  At Lamont Bros., our design…

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What are advanced framing techniques?

If you’ve been around construction workers in the last year, you’ve probably heard one of them mention “advanced framing techniques.” This form of structural framing is a specialized set of methods that increases the overall efficiency of a home. At Lamont Bros., several members of our staff are trained on how to incorporate advanced framing…

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How do the holidays affect remodel construction?

The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner, and if you’re in the process of a big remodel project (or considering one), you might have some questions about how the holidays could affect your construction timeline.  At Lamont Bros, we get a lot of questions about the holidays, and with good…

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How 3D modeling can help you design your remodel

Homeowners often feel like they’re taking a gamble when they remodel their house. They have an image in their head of how they want their home to look. The problem is, the vision is difficult to capture on design blueprints. What if something doesn’t look the way you envisioned? If only there were a way to…

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How to get remodel permits in Portland

You’re ready to get to work on the next big home improvement project. You set aside some money, even had some plans drawn up for the work you want done. But now comes the step that everyone loves to hate: permits. But the truth is, getting remodel permits in Portland doesn’t need to be intimidating…

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