Bathroom Remodeler Cost In Charlotte, NC

New guest bathroom with single vanity and beautiful walkin shower done by Portico bathroom remodeler in Charlotte

The Price For Professional Bathroom Perfection Ever caught yourself daydreaming about a bathroom straight out of a luxury home magazine, only to be snapped back to reality by the daunting unknowns of remodeling costs? Or have you perhaps been playing with the idea of giving your bathroom a much-needed facelift, but the budgeting part seems […]

kitchen remodel financing

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Kitchen Remodel Financing: How to Fund Your Dream Kitchen Is the linoleum in your kitchen dated and peeling? Does your sink leak into your cupboards? If so, you might be toying with the idea of a kitchen remodel. However, unless you have earmarked thousands of dollars, you’ll need to borrow money to give your kitchen […]

kitchen lighting guide

Kitchen Lighting Guide: Show Your Kitchen in Its Best Light The kitchen is the heart of your home. Don’t you think it deserves stylish light fixtures? Proper lighting can make all the difference in creating a warm and inviting place to cook and eat.  With so many lighting options and styles to choose from, this […]

small kitchen color ideas

5 Color Ideas for Small Kitchens If you have a tiny kitchen, you may be tempted to splurge on an intensive kitchen remodel. But before you knock down walls or ditch your 20-year-old fridge, consider a cheaper alternative: paint your kitchen.  A quick coat of paint can transform the ambiance of a small kitchen, making […]

Small Bathrooms Makeover Ideas

Small bathroom remodel example

14 Small Bathrooms Makeover Ideas to Help Your Bathroom Feel Bigger Is your master bathroom cramped and dreary? Instead of demolishing your entire powder room, or giving up on it entirely, work with a general contractor to make some small but significant improvements. When done correctly, these ideas will make your bathroom seem welcoming and […]

adding renovation costs to mortgages

Can You Add Renovation Costs to Your Mortgage? You have just found your dream home. It’s a quaint Cape Cod in the heart of downtown, just minutes from work. The only catch? The 1920s plumbing needs to be replaced – a project that’s slated to cost $20,000. Fortunately, you have options to finance the project. […]

Renovations that increase home value

The Best & Worst Renovation Projects for Increasing Home Value in Charlotte, NC The real estate market is booming in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to Redfin, a real estate brokerage website, the average home price in the Queen City is $353,000 – up nearly 18% since last year. In fact, the market is so hot […]

Average Cost of Bathroom Remodel

Average Cost of a Bathroom Remodel Are you ready to say au revoir to the floral wallpaper in your master bath? Or maybe you want to gut your downstairs powder room? If so, a bathroom remodel might be on the horizon. However, anticipating costs associated with a major home renovation can be tricky. Though an […]

Waterproof flooring for basements

The Best Waterproof Flooring Options for Basements To kids, basements are scary, dark crypts where monsters live. Adults fear basements too, not because of the boogeyman but because of moisture. Thanks to improper grading and defective downspouts, basements are notoriously wet, humid spaces. After a heavy rain, many basements even flood. As such, homeowners should […]

Paying for home renovations

Let’s be honest: Home renovations are expensive. Though a simple half-bath remodel costs just $5,000, a high-end kitchen renovation can cost upwards of $65,000. If you don’t have the cash to bankroll your project, you’ll need to secure financing.

How Long Does a Kitchen Remodel Take

Kitchen Remodel

How Long Does a Kitchen Remodel Take? The average kitchen renovation in Charlotte can take anywhere from 2 to 6 months. At Portico, our expert remodelers are able to complete kitchen renovations in around 6 to 7 weeks. The good news is that the amount of time it takes to complete a kitchen remodel does […]

What Is a Home Improvement Loan

What Is a Home Improvement Loan & When Should You Use One? Is your downtown bungalow stuck in the 1980s? If so, it might be time for a full home remodel. But what if you don’t have the cash to hire a professional to swap out the shag carpet and wood paneling of yesteryear? That’s […]

How Long Does It Take to Remodel a Bathroom

How Long Does It Take to Remodel a Bathroom? Does your master bathroom have an avocado green bathtub from the 1970s? Or, worse yet, carpet? If so, overhauling this en suite tragedy could pay dividends, adding as much as $40,000 to the resale value of your home. You’ll also benefit from a more stylish and […]

Best Kitchen Faucet Brands

Best Kitchen Faucet Brands of 2022 The kitchen faucet is one of the most undervalued components of a kitchen. Though granite countertops and gas ranges get all the limelight, no dinner would be possible without a faucet. How else would you rinse the sandy soil off leeks? Or wash your hands? If a general contractor […]

14 Small Bathrooms Makeover Ideas to Help Your Bathroom Feel Bigger

Small bathroom remodel example

1. PAINT THE WALLS Is your windowless half-bath especially drab? To brighten up this space, opt for high-gloss paint. Like a mirror, the sheen reflects artificial light and can help your claustrophobic water closet feel more spacious. The color of your paint also matters. Besides stark white – a classic color, especially in small rooms […]

renovation projects to organize kitchens

7 Renovation Projects to Make Your Kitchen Neat & Organized Since the kitchen is a high-traffic area of your home, it’s also a dumping ground for clutter. If you’re like most people, your countertops are consumed by piles of mail, kids’ bookbags, and a smattering of kitchen gadgets. And your kitchen junk drawer(s)? We won’t […]

Flooring options for basements

The Best Flooring Options for Basements Basements are notoriously damp and musty spaces. If your basement floor is made of concrete (and most are), groundwater can seep through tiny cracks in the foundation after a heavy rain. But even when the weather outside is bright and sunny, humid air can condense on surfaces and cause […]

Interior Door Guide

How to Pick the Right Interior Door: A Step-by-Step Guide First impressions matter. That’s why interior doors, though overlooked by many novice interior designers, are so important. The right interior door can set the mood of a space before you even enter it. In this comprehensive guide, we offer tips for selecting an interior door […]

Bathroom Remodel Checklist

If you’re considering updating your home, bathroom renovations are a great place to start. But before you begin daydreaming about vanities and soaker tubs, first look at the following checklist of the things you may want to renovate. This checklist will help you plan the scope of your bathroom remodel and what to expect when […]

Kitchen Renovation Ideas for Cooking Lovers

Kitchen Renovation Ideas for Cooking Lovers Whether you’re the head chef at a five-star eatery or just someone who hosts frequent dinner parties, there’s nothing worse than a dysfunctional kitchen. Cramped counters, shallow sinks, and clunky appliances can really cramp your Epicurean style. To help you remodel your kitchen into a space that’ll please even […]

Bathroom Lighting Styles

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Choosing the Right Lighting Style for Your Bathroom Many factors go into choosing the right lighting style. First, you should pay attention to how your bathroom is styled. Are there a lot of bright colors? Or is your bathroom more subdued? Knowing the style of your bathroom is important if you want to choose a […]

flooring guide

How to Pick the Perfect Floor: A Step-by-Step Guide Choosing flooring is stressful. After all, with so many options, where do you begin? A practical starting point is your budget. Some flooring choices like sheet vinyl are just $0.50 per square foot while exotic hardwoods like tigerwood clock in at more than $20 per square […]

Senior Bathroom Makeover Tips

When updating a bathroom for a senior or older adult, safety is the most critical consideration. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falling accidents are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in senior citizens. A senior bathroom remodel is primarily about increasing safety. The makeover may include non-slip mats, grab […]

Hardwood vs. Vinyl Flooring

Vinyl flooring in a Charlotte home

If you are doing renovations or updates to your home, flooring is probably top of your list. With so many choices out there, it can be hard to decide what type of flooring is best for your home and budget. Hardwood and vinyl flooring are two of the options available to you. While vinyl flooring […]

Do I Need a Permit to Remodel My Kitchen in Charlotte, NC?

Building permits are a hassle at the best of times, and it can be tricky to know when you do or do not need a permit. What may seem like a minor change could, in fact, need a permit due to safety concerns. Remodeling a kitchen in Charlotte, NC does require a building permit if […]

20 Home Office Storage Ideas to Boost Productivity

20 Home Office Storage Ideas to Boost Productivity Home offices come in a variety of styles and aesthetics. Some are posh and lavish with mid-century accents and leather-backed chairs fresh out of “Mad Men.” Others are tiny hovels shoved under basement steps. No matter the setup, all home offices are united by a desperate need […]

How to Choose a Kitchen Backsplash

A kitchen backsplash is a beautiful and functional part of your kitchen design. It protects the wall, helps eliminate kitchen pests, and is one of the first visible things when you walk into the kitchen. Choosing the perfect backsplash can be a stressful task, but it doesn’t have to be. This article will cover everything […]

Average Cost of a Kitchen Remodel in Charlotte

Since the kitchen is the heart of your home, giving this space a facelift can be incredibly rewarding. The changes and upgrades you make during a kitchen remodel can better reflect your personality, enhance the comfort of your home, and increase the home’s value. While kitchen remodels differ substantially based on materials, size, and the […]

Hiring a Contractor in Charlotte: A Full Checklist

Finding the right general contractor in Charlotte for your next remodeling or renovation project is the key to success. When you finally hire a contractor, you should be completely confident in the decision you’ve made. The ideal contractor is a company that has a sterling reputation, ample amounts of experience, and extensive knowledge about all […]

best decking materials

Decking contractor at work

Best Decking Materials for Your Charlotte Home There’s nothing more southern than sipping a glass of sweet tea on your back deck. That’s why hundreds of Charlotte homeowners hire Team Portico each year to create functional outdoor spaces that are perfect for porch sittin’. From our experience building decks in the Queen City, we understand […]

Being Your Own Contractor

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Being Your Own General Contractor: Pros & Cons Do you want to flex your creative muscles and save money while remodeling your home? If so, a do-it-yourself approach could be for you. But before you grab a hammer, you should consider the pros and cons of being your own general contractor. Serving as a general […]

basement remodel ideas

Basement with new floors and appliances

8 “Wow”-Worthy Basement Remodel Ideas When it comes to interior design, basements are a wildcard. Unlike the bathroom or kitchen, a basement has no designated purpose. It can be whatever you want it to be – a movie theater, home office, gym, mother-in-law suite, and on and on. If you’re intimidated by the limitless potential […]

How to Make Your Kitchen Look & Feel Bigger

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How to Make Your Kitchen Look & Feel Bigger If you’re a cooking aficionado, there’s nothing more dispiriting than a cramped kitchen. After all, recreating your grandmother’s hand-pulled noodle recipe requires considerable elbowroom – more than your condo’s galley can offer. But what if you can’t knock down a wall to add space? Consider hiring […]