Serving Portland and Southwest Washington areas with quality home remodeling.
Whether your house needs a little makeup or a major facelift, MS Craftsmen has a variety of options to satisfy your needs.
► Custom Home Remodeling
► Room Additions
► Kitchens & Bathrooms
► Master Suites
► Custom Patios & Decks
► Sun Porches
► Custom Trim & Built-Ins
Looking for help in personalizing your home beyond the basics? Do you have special requirements or special needs? We are the answer! We also have the skills as a company to work with you on custom home remodeling projects.
Planning remodeling project may seem to be a Herculean task, but the right contractor makes the job manageable. Let us do the worrying for you. We help you optimize your remodeling project. We break the complex down into manageable steps. We develop a schedule that suits your specifications and budget—one that perfectly fits your requirements and that of your family. We take you through all the steps until your job is completed on schedule. When we are done, you will have a home that suits your needs. It will be perfect for you and your family.
We can accomplish all this because we have a dedicated, hardworking and professional team that enjoys making the home building and remodeling process enjoyable for you.
General Home Remodeling Projects
General home remodeling projects combine many of the individualized services we list below. Each project is customized for your unique needs.
Plan your bathroom remodel carefully, taking into consideration space availability and budget. A full remodel may be a problem when there is no spare bathroom in the home, therefore, arranging for temporary accommodation must be considered as you plan your budget.
Have a clear view of what remodeling you really want. Carefully plan the extent of the project, so that you will save time, money and minimize unwanted surprises. Discuss cost estimates of cabinets, fixtures, framing, lumber, pipes and fittings, and finishing materials with your contractor. Carefully budget the expensive materials and as much as possible, try using existing materials. As your contractor, we will be sure that the plumbing, electrical, and drywall all works together.
Do you need more space and have an unfinished basement? Finishing your basement to create a family room, office, or extra guest room could be a cost-effective solution to creating the extra room and storage you need.
There are plenty of ways to spread the budget for basement remodeling projects. Plan this carefully with your contractor, who could turn that empty space into one of the most-used areas in the home.
Make sure that you consider lighting, moisture and air quality. While low levels of natural light can be supplemented, dampness and poor air exchange can create a harmful environment that poisons your entire home. Be sure to address any moisture problems before you begin remodeling. A good ventilation system is also very important.
Think of your family’s present and future needs, and plan carefully so that you are not facing another remodel in a few years. Design your space for future potential needs. If you know you want a home gym but cannot buy it immediately, plan the space for what you will put there in the future. When you want to add equipment you will be able to do so. Plan storage carefully. You can turn this area into very usable space.
Building a family room addition is a good investment. Before embarking on building a family room addition, you should first consider several important items, i.e., building costs, family room design plans (size and scale of project), architecture, and timetable for completion. It is best to have a plan, and determine what you want, in terms of additional living space, against the budget available. The size and scale of the family room addition should blend aesthetically into the original house. It should not be too small or too big.
Often the simple upgrade of the exterior of a home, transforms it from the eyesore on the block to the jewel of the neighborhood. There are many materials to choose from. We will advise you on what materials are the most cost effective for your neighborhood and your long-term goals.
Remodeling or updating your kitchen can be one the most cost-effective changes you can make to your home. Whether it’s a simple update or a complete redo, let us create the kitchen of your dreams! We can quickly update your kitchen by replacing old cabinets, countertops, sinks, floors, appliances and more. Improve the aesthetic character and efficiency of your kitchen by calling us today!
Nowadays a kitchen remodel is one of the most common modifications used to improve the home environment. People constantly come in and out of the kitchen. It has become the socialization center in the home. Most contractors say that remodeling a kitchen is one of the most difficult jobs in home remodeling, yet the most rewarding for both the home owner and the contractor.
In remodeling the kitchen, you should ensure that your contractor is reliable. There have been numerous cases of homeowners and contractors not agreeing with each other. The homeowner ends up with a kitchen that is only half done because the contractor decides to disappear midway through the job. You do not want this happening to you.
You should also be realistic. The remodeling job must fit within what you can afford. Discuss budget candidly with your contractor, who knows the tricks so that your project will come out with the look you want. Consider alternative materials to give the look that you want for less money, like instead of granite countertops, you could try laminated stone counterparts made with thin slabs of bonded granite. You could also try laminated flooring to resemble hardwood.
This is a private oasis in the home. Having a bedroom with adjourning bathroom and roomy closet space can sell a home. In a world where our privacy is constantly shrinking, the master suite is gaining importance in home remodeling.
Decks, Patios & Sun Porches
Decks, patios and sun porches all create exterior living spaces that unite the house with yard. A well-placed deck and/or patio can turn a plain house into an appealing, one of a kind treasure. Sun porches are wonderful in the northerly states as they provide the enjoyment of the sun’s warmth as well as adding unique charm to the exterior of the home.
Have you ever noticed how the roof-line on a house either adds to the beauty of a home or detracts from it? Roofing materials play a factor, but the shape of the dormers in the roof can really make a difference. Some homes have adequate space under the roof to add a room when properly placed and designed dormers are added. Michael Sanders is skilled at assessing whether this may be an option for finding space within your existing home.