Remodeling Projects That Should Be Left To The Professionals

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DIY remodeling Portland has become more and more popular over the years. But with its increase in popularity came remodeling mishaps and renovation uh oh’s. There are some projects like painting, window treatments, or new light fixtures that can be done relatively quickly with a basic set of tools. However, when diving into a full home remodel, it is always the best idea to hire professionals. Some people think that they will save a ton of money by doing the whole project themselves. Without experience and training, a projected three-week remodel could turn into a two-month disaster. There’s not a lot of money saved when it takes twice as long, yields lower quality results, and increases the probability of damage to your home. For these reasons, there are professionals like Metke Remodeling and Luxury Homes- contractors who have won awards and recognition for their remodeling skills. Like being listed second in “The Best Apartment and Condo Interior Contractors in Portland, Oregon” by General Contractors Magazine. The magazine had this to say about Metke’s remodeling work.

“Jeff Metke founded Metke Remodeling in 1989, a few years after he graduated in Construction Management from the Washington State University. Decades later, the firm made a name in the local construction scene, garnering awards and citations. Metke has won earned recognition for his work, such as HBA Metro Portland Remodeling Excellence Awards from 2012 to 2014 and recently, the Best Small Business Award from the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce. Metke is also a member of NKBA, NAHB, and the Northwest Society of Interior Designers.

Metke’s accomplishments do not end in awards and associations. The firm’s portfolio has gained buzz thanks to features from Oregon Home, The Oregonian, Portrait of Portland, Portland Tribune, Lake Oswego Review, Remodeling Magazine, Professional Remodeler, and The Remodelers’ Journal.”

Home Renovations

A remodel typically requires more than just a new coat of paint. When electrical work comes into play, a professional should be called in. DIY electrical work runs the risk of potential injury from shocks. Not only that, if done incorrectly, it could cause severe problems throughout the entire house. Licensed and experienced contractors should be the only ones that perform electrical work. Most often, a permit is required to perform any significant work inside a home, and that includes electrical maintenance. During a typical remodel, most homeowners want to upgrade their bathtub, shower, or kitchen sink. Doing your plumbing falls in line with doing your electrical work. If not done correctly, you could end up with leaking pipes and water damage.

As fun as those movie montage scenes look with the sledgehammer, goggles, and upbeat background music, this isn’t the case in real life. When breaking down a wall for a remodel, you can’t just start swinging wildly. There are many factors to keep in mind when doing this; asbestos, dust, gas lines, water pipes, and other worrisome components that lie behind the drywall of homes. If you don’t know what you are doing, you run the risk of causing more damage than you intended. The contractors at Metke Remodeling and Luxury Home are licensed and experienced in performing all of these tasks during our remodeling projects. Working with our team means you don’t have to worry about hiring multiple different contractors for each part of the remodel. We handle everything from start to finish, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience for all of our clients.

Luxury Home Remodels

Homeowners can do most of the painting around the house. But if there is a particular look you are going for, it is a better idea to let an experienced painter do the work instead of trying to follow a tutorial. Interior designers have a knack for knowing what colors and paint finishes will look best in each room. Working with professional remodeling contractors not only allows you to pick out everything you want, but the finished product will look exactly how you imagined it. Laying tile is not as simple as it might seem, and neither is installing hardwood floors. Always leave any floor installation to the experts. Laying floor requires precision and accuracy; without this, the results could include warped, bubbly, and uneven flooring. Crown molding is one of those small details that have a considerable impact. Different styles of crown molding will give a room a completely different look and feel. Installing the molding, however, is not a small project. The lines and angles need to match up correctly, or the whole thing will look off. Those little details require precise measurements and skilled hands.

Building a patio or outdoor deck is a fantastic way to utilize your backyard and a great place to entertain friends and family. But making one yourself might not be the best way to go about that. Building a deck requires more than just the skills and tools to do so. A lot of planning goes into these kinds of projects to ensure they are correctly built. The placement of the deck is essential in preventing a crawl space from being blocked. One should always take into account permits and property lines. Building a patio or deck only to have to tear it back down again is never a fun time. Consulting with contractors ensures that everything will be done to code. One of the most enjoyable parts of a remodel is picking out the new appliances. Refrigerators, TVs, stoves, dishwashers, fireplaces, and more are all exciting to get but not as appealing to hook up. These appliances are heavy and require many different connections. Mounting a TV to a wall, hooking up the water and gas lines for stoves and dishwashers should all be done by someone with experience. The team of contractors, craftsmen, and designers at Metke Remodeling and Luxury Homes work directly with you to bring to life the remodel you’ve been envisioning. Our team takes care of everything, down to the last detail.

Local Remodeling Company

Home remodeling projects can be done well, or they can be done exceptionally. When you’re thinking about getting a remodel, consider the company that is on the list of top 500 remodeling contractors in the United States. The team at Metke Remodeling and Luxury Homes have won many awards for their stunning additions, kitchen, and bath remodels, and new home constructions. We are regarded throughout the Oregon community. Not only because of our quality of work but the partnerships that we form during each of our projects. Our clients are more than just customers. Throughout your addition, remodel or new home builds our team works side by side with you to create the home of your dreams. Call Metke Remodeling and Luxury Homes for your next home remodel.