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The Heart of Your Home: Call GruntWorks for a Kitchen Update

The holidays are just around the corner, and you know what that means. Cookies and treats, holiday dinners, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, in other words—food, and a whole lot of it.

At GruntWorks, we know that the kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where friends and family always seem to congregate when they come together for a bit of holiday cheer. It means the warmth of a turkey in the oven, kids prowling for cookies, mulled wine and high spirits. Before all of the festivities get into full swing, now might be a good time to consider updating your kitchen to make it as comfortable, functional, and breakfast-dinner-lunchable as possible.

In what ways can you improve your kitchen? To answer that, consider the room, how you use it, and your own personal tastes. Let’s take these point by point.

The Room

Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes. Some are large and wide-open, while others are smaller and more intimate. Click on this link to view small kitchen makeover ideas from House Beautiful. We know how to work with you in order to make your space work for you. Would an island make that big, empty room feel a little less big and empty? Can more efficient shelf and cabinet space ensure that a smaller kitchen is still an uncluttered one?

Under $500 Kitchen Updates

Yep, it’s possible. Updating your kitchen doesn’t have to be expensive. Painting the walls or cabinets can lend a fresh, new look. You can also change out the light fixtures, sink or counter tops for a completely new appearance. For more ideas on how to update your kitchen for $500 or less, check out this video from Better Homes and Gardens.

How You Use It

Do you need more space because everyone always ends up in the kitchen? When you’re cooking an elaborate meal, does it ever feel like you need just a little more counter-space? Or would a breakfast bar make it easier to serve up the kids?

The bottom line is, your kitchen should be crafted to suit your lifestyle.

Your Tastes

Just as your kitchen should fit your needs, it should also fit your sense of style. Whether you’re into classic or modern, metal or wood, or any of the other numerous aesthetic options there are out there, GruntWorks knows how to create the perfect motif to go along with your tastes.

When it comes right down to it, your kitchen is where food, friends, and family come together, which is an activity that is about as Portland as you can get. As a local, community-based business, we understand that that’s what our city is all about—bringing people together for merriment and festivity.

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Simplify your life with GruntWorks Handyman and Home Repair Services, Portland, OR. When you need home repairs, maintenance and improvements, instead of searching, calling, haggling and hoping you’ve chosen the right contractor, call GruntWorks. A GruntWorks Personal Home Assistant will collect quotes on your behalf from our exclusive pool of dozens of prescreened, licensed, bonded, insured and customer-approved service providers. (We have several excellent Oregon kitchen contractors to recommend. We only work with the best!) After you select the best fit for your needs, we make sure the job gets done to your satisfaction. No worries. No hassles. No additional charge for our services – you won’t pay more than if you had gone through the trouble of booking the work yourself.

Simple Front Door Updates: Make a Dramatic Difference and Save Money.

Weatherize your front door for fall.Fall is on the way, a time of year which – as we Portlanders know all too well -brings the cool, soggy weather for which the Pacific Northwest is so famous. Over the next few weeks, we’ll all start digging out our rain gear, checking the blades on the windshield wipers, and before you know it, there will be jack-o-lanterns glowing from porches and windows.

Are Your Doors and Windows Costing You Money?

Before the rains come and temperatures change too drastically, it may be time to consider if your front door is ready to stand up against the elements. The Consumer Energy Center has found that 10 to 15 percent of a home’s heating costs are racked up due to heat escaping through improperly sealed doorways and windows. A gap of just 1/8th of an inch beneath your door lets out as much heat as a hole in the wall the size of a tennis ball.

Weatherproofing your front door could be just the ticket you need when it comes to having a few extra bucks to spend once the holidays roll around. Whether it’s just caulking your front door and adding weather stripping, to installing a brand new door, GruntWorks can take care of this for you. You may be surprised how affordable this can be through GruntWorks!

Spruce Up Your Look with a New Front Door.

A new front door can make a huge difference in appearance and keep the cold weather at bay. Here’s a “before” and “after” of a door replacement we recently did for a GruntWorks customer.

 

GruntWorks Front Door Replacement: Before and After Looks!

 

Front Door Fixes

BEFORE: An old, warped sticky door.

Front door replacement

AFTER: We installed a very secure, fiberglass door with all new trim and casing to keep the winter chill out and heat in.

 

 

Refresh Your Front Door With a Colorful Coat of Paint.

Before our notorious rains come, a new coat of paint can go a long way in terms of staving off weather damage and maintaining the value and appearance of your home.

Other Entryway Touches

Having flowerboxes installed can ensure that you’re ready to go once spring warms things up again. It’s also never a bad idea to have someone take a look at the gutters directly above your door and secure them if necessary. That way you can avoid walking through a waterfall every time you leave or return to your house.