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Category: Remodeling Costs

  • Renovation Construction Loan Process: A Step By Step Guide

    Renovation Construction Loan Process: A Step By Step Guide

    Whether it’s a custom kitchen, luxurious bathroom, or the basement that makes your whole neighborhood jealous, affording the remodel of your dreams can be much easier when you have more borrowing power to your name. Fortunately, a renovation construction loan allows you to borrow against the projected value of your home post-remodel. However, the process…

  • How Much of My Remodel is Labor vs. Materials?

    How Much of My Remodel is Labor vs. Materials?

    Most homeowners feel more comfortable spending tens or even hundreds of thousands on a home remodel when they understand how their money is being spent. Homeowners want to see that their remodel includes not only high-quality products and materials but also benefits from expert installation and skilled labor. One of the most common questions we…

  • Why Do Some Remodel Contractors Cost More Than Others?

    Why Do Some Remodel Contractors Cost More Than Others?

    When exploring their options for home remodeling, homeowners often encounter a puzzling scenario. For the same exact project, different contractors’ estimates come in at vastly different costs. You might find yourself wanting to work with a contractor who bills themselves as being “high quality,” but struggle to justify the cost if somebody else claims to…

  • Is Home Remodeling Worth It Right Now in Portland?

    Is Home Remodeling Worth It Right Now in Portland?

    If you’re one of the nearly 150,000 homeowners in the Portland area, chances are, you’ve at least thought about remodeling in the last few years. However, in an uncertain economy and unprecedented housing market conditions, many homeowners find themselves wondering if remodeling their Portland home is worth it right now. At Lamont Bros. Design &…

  • Should I Remodel When Interest Rates Are High?

    Should I Remodel When Interest Rates Are High?

    When lending interest rates are high, homeowners considering a remodel are often caught in a dilemma: remodel now or wait for interest rates to drop. If you find yourself facing a similar choice, you’re not alone in your thinking. You want to improve your home, but you’re concerned that the costs might be more favorable…

  • Basement Remodel Cost Breakdown

    Basement Remodel Cost Breakdown

    A basement remodel can be an exciting step for homeowners looking to expand their living space or add a unique touch to their home. Yet, for many, the most pressing question is not about the design or the end result, but rather, “How much will this remodel cost?” Understanding the cost breakdown of a basement…

  • How Much Do New Kitchen Cabinets Cost?

    How Much Do New Kitchen Cabinets Cost?

    When remodeling your kitchen, one of the most pressing questions you’ll likely ask is, “How much do new kitchen cabinets cost?” It’s a valid concern. Cabinets are not only functional elements that provide necessary storage, but they also play a significant role in defining the design and aesthetic of your kitchen. Understanding the cost involved…

  • How Much Does a Custom Home Cost With a Design Build Firm?

    How Much Does a Custom Home Cost With a Design Build Firm?

    Homeowners often choose to work with a design build firm because of the streamlined, cohesive process. In this process, design and construction services are seamlessly integrated, providing an end-to-end construction experience for homeowners. For those considering a custom home, a design-build firm can be a great option to ensure that the home meets their expectations.…

  • What is the Return on Investment of a Home Addition?

    What is the Return on Investment of a Home Addition?

    Homeowners often grapple with the decision to expand or modify their homes. The uncertainties lie not just in the construction itself, but in the assurance that their investment will add tangible value to their property. Indeed, the question at the forefront of many homeowners’ minds is: Will this home addition deliver a return on investment…

  • 5 Hidden Costs of Kitchen Remodeling

    5 Hidden Costs of Kitchen Remodeling

    When planning a kitchen remodel, it’s important to have a predictable budget that you can rely on.  Yet, amidst the excitement of transforming your home, it’s possible you may encounter hidden costs that threaten to derail your kitchen remodeling ambitions, leading to budget overruns and unexpected challenges. As one of Portland’s most trusted remodeling companies,…