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How much do remodel design plans cost?

You’re thinking about remodeling your home. Word has it that a good design is a crucial part of a successful home remodel. While you recognize that having a plan is important, you’re not sure about hiring a designer to draft remodel plans. How much will remodel plans cost, and who should you hire to design…

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Tree protection laws in Portland: How do they affect my home addition?

If you’re planning on an addition or remodel in your Portland home, you probably already know about the tree protection laws in Portland. Given their restrictions, you might initially think these laws prevent you from being able to build what you want. Fortunately, this isn’t necessarily the case.  As one of Portland’s top remodeling firms,…

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Should I repaint, reface, or replace my kitchen cabinets?

We get it – deciding what to do with your cabinets can be a challenge during a remodel. You might want to replace your old cabinets, but why spend the money when you can repaint or reface them for less? How do you know which option will be best for your kitchen? At Lamont Bros.,…

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Can I raise the ceiling height in my basement? Yes. Here’s how.

You’ve found yourself wanting to raise the height of your basement ceiling. Perhaps it’s because the current ceiling height is too low to do anything useful with the space. Or maybe, the basement is the only place where you can viably add square footage to your home. For whatever reason, you now find yourself faced…

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5 ways Buildertrend can improve your remodel experience

Working with a contractor to remodel your home is an exciting process, but it’s one that also comes with a lot of questions. How can I choose what products and materials I want in my home? When and how should I pay my invoices? What is the best way to communicate with my build team?…

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What are the five levels of drywall finish?

The mark of good drywall installation is that you don’t really notice it’s there. Though it often goes unappreciated, drywall does more than just add a surface covering to your walls. It protects against fire, insulates sound, and increases your home’s energy efficiency. But did you know that there are five different levels of drywall…

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