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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…

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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…

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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 &…

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Should I Remodel When Interest Rates Are High?

Home Remodeling

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…

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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…

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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…

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