Portland Home Remodeling
The Portland home remodeling industry is strong, and growing stronger, according to a 2014 study by Hanley Wood Media. In the Portland Metro area, the Cost vs Value ratio (the measure of how remodeling your home increases home value) began to slump in 2006, but has steadily increased in recent years. 2014 represents the second consecutive year of marked growth in the cost vs value ratio for remodeling investment in the Portland area, as well as in overall re-sale value of residential homes. In fact, the Pacific Northwest region was the highest performing nationwide in terms of remodeling value and housing growth. Leitner Construction has served homeowners in the Portland home remodeling market for years, and has developed a reputation and niche in three key areas of Portland home remodeling:
Our design team works hard to stay ahead of the curve in terms of style and usability in what may be the most important room in the house. The bathroom remodeling trends we’ve explored, among others, this year include: (credit: DIY Network)
- use of glass and subway tile
- bold colors
- multi-head showers and unique fixtures
- in-floor radiant heat
- framed mirrors
- steam showers
- designer lighting
- entertainment centers
- open-flame fireplaces or features
Kitchen remodels have traditionally been good investments, and this continues to hold true. In the remodeling study noted above, kitchen remodels delivered the most “bang for the buck” in terms of value, and outperformed bathrooms on average, despite a 10% increase in all remodeling projects. 61 % of kitchen remodels in this study involved changes and upgrades to kitchens.
- modern style elements
- white or gray cabinetry
- simple countertops
- glossy finishes and minimalist designs.
- blended or hidden appliances
- hammered matte brass hardware and fixtures
Whole Home Remodeling and Additions
Home remodeling is expected to see double-digit gains this year, according the Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. Home renovations are once again becoming an attractive option for homeowners with desires to update or upgrade the living space throughout their home. Homeowners surveyed by Angie’s List this year reported plans to create more open living spaces by taking out kitchen walls, adding hardwood floors, incorporating technology and mobile integration into their home systems, and increasing bathroom space by separating showers and tubs.
Overall, in whole home remodeling, there is a trend toward mixing old styles with new, especially throughout classic, period homes. In the Portland home remodeling market, boasting many areas rich in older home styles, this is especially true. Our design team is proficient in blending old with new in the classic Portland styles.
The time may be right for you to create the living space you’ve always dreamed of, and Leitner Construction is ready to help. We provide home remodeling project management services in Lake Oswego and West Linn, Oregon City and throughout the Portland area. We are also increasing our work and presence in Vancouver and Camas, and throughout Clark County. Please contact us to discuss how our team can help.