Custom Kitchen and Bath Remodels in Linn and Benton Counties:
How well does your home fit your lifestyle? Or, to ask the question another way, does your home meet your family’s needs the same way it did when you originally moved in?
For example: do you wish your master bathroom had an extra sink to make mornings easier? Do you shy away from entertaining guests because your kitchen isn’t laid out efficiently and feels old or dated? Has your family grown to the point where stress arises from a lack of kitchen or bathroom space?
Imagine you’ve lived in the same house for the past 20 years. Your neighbors feel more like family than just random neighbors. You’ve raised your kids in this house, and although they’ve recently moved out, you can’t imagine living anywhere else. You look around your house and see memories, not things, and can’t image selling to “upgrade” even though what you see is dated, and the house is not laid out for people entering their retirement years. You know that it would be better to have the bed and bath on the first floor and that opening up the kitchen would make it easier to get around, but those changes seem so overwhelming. You know you want to see your children return to this home with their children, but you wonder if that is even going to be possible given the current setup. What would your outlook be if this was not only possible but if there was someone to serve as your guide throughout the process?
When homeowners prepare for the remodel process, they often discover something that connects them to the home that they are in. For some, it is the memories of living in the house that they grew up in. For others it is the deep and meaningful relationships that they have formed with their neighborhood and their community; they look around their home and realize there is just no way they would want to uproot their family for the convenience of a home that better fits their needs. The family comes to realize that they love the location and character of the home; they just wish they could change a few things to make it a home they love living in forever.
How would your family dynamic change if you upgraded your home’s living area?
At Schweitzer Design and Build, remodels are our specialty. We got our start by helping retired couples turn the home they had lived in for decades into their “forever home”. We did this by helping them remodel and upgrade so they could continue to live there as their needs increased, thus allowing them to remain in the home they loved and out of an assisted-living facility. Since then, we’ve helped professional couples and growing families make their homes work for them, too. Remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms can transform your home so you don’t outgrow it.
Helping retirees to live in a house that contains so much of their personal history has given us insight that can benefit working families as well. One of the advantages of remodeling is that you can often live in the house while it’s being remodeled. A family that is at work or school during the day is one thing; however, many retired couples remain at home for substantial portions of the day. This is why we place paramount importance on not only the skill but the courtesy of the craftsmen and contractors who will be working in your home. This is a project detail we never compromise on, as it’s directly linked to a more favorable and less stressful experience for the homeowner and family.
Zoning regulations in Linn and Benton counties present a unique and favorable situation for homeowners who want to remodel or update a portion of their home (as opposed to building a new home on the same site). Remodeling gives you the opportunity to only change the parts of your home that no longer serve your family’s needs.
The building process itself also saves you time. Remodeling a bathroom or kitchen or adding to your existing home may feel like a long process, but it is certainly less time-consuming than shopping for a new home (which likely will not be perfect) or building a new home.
Before we begin work on a remodel, we commit to you in the following areas:
1. You will know how much your project will cost. (We use a methodical, thorough estimating technique that all but eliminates overages.)
2. You will know how long it will take before your remodel is complete (because we manage design and construction services, we can maintain tight project schedules that keep remodels from falling behind schedule).
3. You will know what your finished project will look like before the first craftsman sets foot in your home. (Our design staff will provide you with photorealistic renderings that give you a visual representation of your new remodel, down to the gleaming finish on the granite countertops. In addition to providing a picture of what the finished remodel will look like, our design process also aids in estimating materials; it is not just a visual representation, but also a structural representation as well.)
Homeowners often dream about a remodel, but never pick up the phone to call a custom builder to learn what is possible in their unique circumstances. If you find yourself in this situation, you may be pleasantly surprised to discover that it’s possible to upgrade your home through a remodel.
If you’ve been considering a remodel, but have been putting off calling a custom builder because the process seems too overwhelming, Schweitzer Design and Build should be the first call on your list. Because we provide both design and construction services, we can control and manage the entire process for you, from start to finish. This allows you to focus on your life, and us to make sure the design elements, construction, and budgetary concerns are taken care of.