Everyday more and more Oregon homeowners are looking into the decision of an interior home remodeling project, and in harsh economic times as these it is important to the homeowners that the project will be in budget, and offer the maximum return on their well spent investment. Express Remodeling Inc. is here to answer any questions or concerns that you might have, whether your home is completely outdated, or you just want a change.

A once destroyed kitchen restored and pleasant once again.

A once destroyed kitchen restored and pleasant once again.

Taking on an interior remodeling project can be rewarding; the good news is that there are many things you can do to change the interior of your home to make it feel warm and inviting as much as possible. The key is making sure everything flows together and that the features you use complement each other in every way possible. By helping you create the design that that you have been dreaming about, or updating your home to a more modern standard of living we hope to fulfill your aspirations to the home you love.

What to watch out for

There’s a big difference between refinishing and remodeling, so know what you’re paying for. Altering the layout of a room or kitchen can usually be considered a remodel, especially if it includes any changes to electrical, plumbing, or gas lines in your home. When getting such work done, make sure your contractor is licensed, certified, bonded, and insured, and will have certified professionals on the job. Something as simple as an electrical wire touching a copper pipe can become a major headache for you down the road.

Major changes to kitchens and bathrooms require extra care, attention, and planning.  Replacing or rebuilding cabinets, or moving major appliances, can be very involved, and should always be done by professionals. This kind of remodeling work can often reveal problems and complications with your home, only after the old is removed. Such potentially hidden problems is why you should always find an experienced contractor who can spot such issues before they become a problem.

Minor changes to cabinet finish or color, fixtures, paneling, or flooring, can usually be considered a refinishing job, and will come with less cost and much less risk. Unfortunately, there are some shady contractors out there who will sell you a pricey “remodel”, but only deliver a refinishing job. For any remodel, pay a little out of pocket in advance to have the plans drawn up, before you sign the contract.