Offering a full range of remodeling and new construction services, Castle Rock Construction has been serving Northern California since 1994. Whether it is a new kitchen, addition, second story, bath, insurance restoration, or a new garage, Castle Rock Construction has done it before—with very satisfied clients attesting to the company's skill and professionalism.
A kitchen remodel is by far one of the best investments a homeowner can make, and the return on investment (ROI) a kitchen remodel might produce is an important consideration. The ROI a homeowner might expect for a kitchen remodel varies, depending on how you spend your kitchen remodeling dollars and the strength of the housing market in your specific area. The annual Cost vs. Value study Report—a joint study done by the National Association of Realtors and Remodeling magazine-provides national and regional averages. The report is an estimate of the costs associated with a kitchen remodel and compares it to the value it would recoup if the home sold ONE year later. In many areas, a minor kitchen remodel recoups more than 70% within one year!
Most older-style kitchens can easily be updated without major structural changes. Painting the walls and replacing cabinets might be a starting point. Replacing vinyl flooring with ceramic tile, new countertops, a ceramic backsplash and a double-basin sink are modern kitchen remodeling options many homeowners consider. New appliances might be included in the facelift such as a dishwasher or a drop-in range.
An antiquated kitchen may need to be gutted. New custom cabinets and natural stone countertops become the rule. A kitchen remodel is something the chef of the house wants and deserves. Changing an inconvenient traffic flow and adding state-of-the-art appliances to make gourmet meal preparation possible is every chef's dream.
How much you plan to budget for your kitchen remodel has as much to do with meeting your wants and needs, but also how long you plan to remain in your home. Today's trend to retire in place means many Americans are going to make sure they include the best ideas a kitchen remodel can bring to their decision. When you are planning on staying in your home for more than five years, plan a budget of 15%-18% of the total value of your home. So, if your home is worth $300,000, a kitchen remodel budget of $45,000 is a reasonable investment. It is our pleasure to help you work your way through all the planning, budget considerations, and decisions a kitchen remodel brings. Here is a list of preliminary questions for you to consider and discuss with us during the early planning stages:
- How often do we prepare meals in our kitchen?
- Is our kitchen the focal point of daily family life? Is the face of the
- refrigerator an art gallery for budding Rembrandts?
- How much time do we spend in the kitchen and dining room area?
- Do we have children or physically impaired family members in the kitchen?
- Do we eat in the kitchen, or is it a place for meal preparation only?
- How often is there more than one person involved in meal preparation?
- How does the current traffic flow work in our kitchen and how would we improve it?
- What are our storage needs?
- How often do we shop and how much room do we need for all categories of consumables?
- Are we happy with the appliances we currently have, or are we going to update them during the remodel?
- How safe and efficient is our current kitchen and what changes might we make to correct deficiencies?
- Is there enough light for meal preparation?
- Do we need more countertop surface area to prepare meals efficiently?
- Do we need a larger stove or refrigerator?
- How much are we willing to invest to have the kitchen we want?
Once you have considered these questions, the next step is a discussion about your wants and needs with Castle Rock Construction. We will help you with the types and styles of cabinets, comparing one countertop surface to another, and how best to use the floor space you have, or whether to step outside your current foot print. Let us give you what you want within a budget you are comfortable.
A bathroom remodel is a very personal thing and is more about comfort and pampering amenities than form or function, though those are also important. Along with a kitchen remodel, a bathroom remodel is by far one of the best investments a homeowner can make, and the return on investment (ROI) a bathroom remodel might produce is an important consideration. The ROI a homeowner might expect for a bathroom remodel varies, depending on how you spend your bathroom remodel dollars, and again like a kitchen, the strength of the housing market in your specific area. The Cost vs. Value Report—a joint study done by the National Association of Realtors and Remodeling magazine—provides national and regional averages. The report estimates the cost of an average home improvement project and compares it to the value it would recoup if the home sold ONE year later.
Keeping in mind that a bathroom is very personal,it is our pleasure to help you work your way through all the planning, budget considerations, and decisions a bathroom remodel brings. Here is a list of preliminary questions for you to consider and discuss with us during the early planning stages:
- Is this bathroom intended for more than one person's use?
- Might an additional bathroom better suit our family's needs?
- Is the water pressure adequate in current showers and tubs?
- Is there enough hot water to meet our family's needs?
- Does the current bathroom have enough countertop area?
- Do we want granite or tile countertops?
- Is there enough storage space for personal incidentals as well as clean towels and paper products?
- Do we have a water-saving, efficient toilet?
- Do we have adequate light for our needs?
- Do we want tile or carpeting on our floor?
- Is there a particular style we'd like in our bathroom?
Castle Rock Construction will help you create the bathroom experience you want within a budget with which you are comfortable.
Adding space in the form of an addition is a popular remodel. Home additions come in two varieties: those that go up, and those that go out. When space, lot size, zoning restrictions, and cost are an issue, or when it's an aesthetic choice, a second or even a third story addition is just what the doctor ordered.
When you are not limited to your home's current foot print, when you can extend the perimeter of your home outside the space it now occupies without violating zoning and setback restrictions, then adding out is definitely the addition for you. Regardless whether you need an addition for a family room, new master suite, an in-law suite, a home office, or an extra bathroom, increasing your home's size also adds value to your home.
According to the Cost vs. Value study, a family room addition returns more than 68% within the first year! You will be amazed at how much easier life can be with a little extra space.
We will help you work your way through all the planning, zoning and setback requirements, budget considerations, and other decisions an addition requires. Here is a list of preliminary questions for you to consider and discuss with us during the early planning stages:
- What's our purpose for having an addition?
- Do we want (need) to go up or out?
- What are the architectural considerations?
- How much additional space do we require to suit our family's needs?
- Will steps be a problem for any of our normal family members?
- Will our addition inconvenience our neighbors?
- Should we add a fireplace to the addition?
- How might we maximize the available natural light?
- What kind of windows will we want to include?
- How will the addition work into our current traffic pattern?
- Do we want tile, wood, or carpeting on our floor?
- Is there a particular style we'd like to achieve?
- How much are we willing to invest to have the added space?
These are all important questions. Once you have considered them, the next step is a discussion about your wants and needs with Castle Rock Construction.
In today’s economy, more and more people are choosing to remodel or build new homes. It’s a considerable investment—too large to be made without safeguards. You want the job done right and guarantees that materials and workmanship will pass the test of time.
We understand your concerns so we created our 5 Year Limited Warranty to help you identify Castle Rock Construction as one of the best contractors in Northern California.
The first year of the warranty covers faulty workmanship and materials of every nature. This is in addition to any manufacturers’ warranties. The first and second year warrant against faulty workmanship and materials for mechanical systems (wiring, plumbing, heating, cooling and ventilation) and structural defects. Years three through five warrant against any major structural defects on the newly constructed portions of the home.
Our warranty program remains in force for a full five years, even if you sell your home. Be sure to tell any prospective buyers about this important protection, as it will enhance the value of your home.
You will always have my cell phone. You won't ever have to worry about not being able to contact Castle Rock Construction's owner, Jim Pitcher. I'd rather take your call at midnight if you have a concern than have an unhappy client for whatever reason.
If it's important to you, it's important to me. Call me! Cell: 707.580.5541.
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Thank you for everything. We are extremely happy with the project. Everyone was wonderful to work with and the craftmanship was an art form. You and your crew deserve a lot of admiration and credit.