A kitchen remodel is by far one of the best investments a homeowner can make to enhance the value and usability of their home. The return on investment (ROI) of a kitchen remodel 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.
We don’t bring our preconceptions to your kitchen. We bring our talent, experience and our ability to listen. We work on kitchens of all sizes, shapes and budgets. We love a challenge! Two-cook kitchen? – let’s tango. Kosher kitchen? – piece of babka. Traditional kitchen? – Colonial, Victorian, Arts & Crafts – we’ve done ‘em all. Contemporary kitchen? – wait until you see what we can do. Every kitchen has unique challenges so we approach every project with a fresh perspective. Our designers listen to your needs and respond with great ideas that will deliver a fantastic kitchen while respecting your budget.In our Salem location we offer the complete line of Daltile.
The services we offer:
Completing a bathroom remodeling project can increase your home’s value and improve your quality of life. We have the knowledge and skill set necessary to create the bathroom of your dreams, no matter how extensive your bathroom design ideas might be.
From a budget-conscious powder room facelift to a luxurious master bathroom retreat – Blackdog Builders does baths. Some baths are best taken down to the studs while others can just use some simple updating. Whatever your bath needs, we can help.
We work with you on the design, product selection and remodeling services while respecting your budget goals. We will also spend some time discussing how our design/build process works.
For more information on our bathroom remodeling products and services, contact Blackdog Builders today. In our Salem location we offer the complete line of Daltile.
Room additions are one of the most important aspects of Blackdog Builders. A well-planned room addition can enhance the style of your home as well as provide new space, comfort and livability. There are many reasons for adding living space to your home. Perhaps your growing family needs another bedroom or bathroom. Maybe you are starting a business and need a home office. Or maybe your spouse has been dreaming of a beautiful new kitchen! Whatever the reason, adding an addition to your home may solve your living space requirements. As you plan for your project, it is important to ensure that the construction of your room is safe, meets State and local building codes, and is carefully estimated to fit within your budget.
First we try to understand why a room needs to be added. Then we design the room accordingly. Comfort, coziness, aesthetic appeal, and economization are the basic parameters which are taken in when Blackdog Builders designs a room addition. At Blackdog Builders, we start by talking through your needs and wants and then assess your existing home. We look for solutions that meet the functional and aesthetic goals and will marry to your existing home in a way that complements the existing space. We will also spend some time discussing how our design/build process works.
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Remodeling Whole House
Maybe you’ve purchased a home that you love, but the interior design just isn’t your style. Or perhaps you’ve found yourself in an empty nest and you’d like to renovate your home to suit your changing lifestyle. Or possibly you’ve inherited a home that you love, except it isn’t exactly up-to-date. Times like these calls for a full house remodel, which can certainly be overwhelming.
Whole House Remodels are the cornerstone of the type of work we do at Blackdog Builders. One of our Design Consultants will provide complete design services and work with you to specify all the finishes. We will take your project from preliminary ideas to detailed plans and specifications. We do all this work with a pre-established budget range and work diligently to keep you within your budget. We also routinely work with Architects, so if you already have plans you love, take a look at our Architect-Designed Projects page.
Larger projects have unique needs when it comes time to put down the pen and pick up the hammer. We have well-refined production systems to breathe life into your plans and create the remodeling project of your dreams. We are also very well versed in the challenges associated with living through an extended remodeling project. We create a critical timeline that we use to drive your project toward a successful and timely completion while working to minimize the disruption in your day to day lives. We are guests in your home who appreciate the opportunity to be your remodeler and we conduct ourselves accordingly.
At Blackdog Builders we specialize in building both the exterior and interior of homes in order to create an aesthetic, pleasing feel as well as a practical functionality that will keep you and your family happy for years to come. Our team works with you to design and build the perfect exterior while fitting everything within your budget. We have the in office capability to design the perfect home however, we also work with architects to turn a design that you may already have into a reality.
Need help with all those pesky projects around the house that keep making an appearance on your to-do list week after week? Look no further. Handyman services require a small, one-time site consultation fee that will be refunded with any work you complete with Blackdog Builders. Our professionals can handle any and every home repair, maintenance task, or home improvement. Instead of contacting multiple contractors, one call or click can schedule service to complete a wide variety of repairs all at one time! Our skilled handyman technicians are ready to work for you! Some of the many services we provide include:
- Rot repair
- Attic insulation
- Small paint jobs
- Window installations
- Door replacements
- Leak repairs
- Trim work
- Drywall repairs
- Screen door installations
- Roof repairs
- Energy efficiency improvements
- Child proofing
- Counter replacements
- Tile work
We’ll even change your lightbulbs!
And much more!
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Aging In Place
As an increasing segment of our population is now 65 years or older there has been an increasing demand to adapt homes to meet changing needs. This is where aging in place remodeling comes into play.
The first thing to understand is there’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all design for aging in place. We’re all unique. Our houses are, too. Blackdog Builders NH has the training, certifications and experience to help design solutions that will allow you to enjoy your home in a safe, smart and stylish manner for many years to come.Solutions can range from something as simple as grab bar installation to ground floor living through a master suite installation.
VA Adaptive Renovation
For those who are veterans and need assistance making their home more accessible VA Adaptive Renovation program is for you. We can assist in making your home accessible so that you can live comfortably in the home you bought with your hard earned money.
If going green is important to you in your next remodeling project, Blackdog Builders can help. Many of our standard building practices incorporate sustainable design concepts. Additionally, we always look at existing systems and conditions within the house to ensure we are providing our clients with complete input regarding options within their home.
Plan Your Eco-Friendly Remodeling
Here are a few of the most common remodeling projects, along with some specific advice on what you can do to make them eco-friendly.
Remodeling a Kitchen
Kitchens are high on most home remodelers’ wish lists. If you’re planning green remodeling, here are some ideas:
- Choose Energy Star rated appliances, which will use less energy and often with no cost increase. And federal tax credits are sometimes made available, as also described on the Energy Star website.
- Install recycled-content glass countertops, a beautiful alternative to granite.
- Take advantage of natural light with well-placed windows, skylights, or sun tunnels.
Remodeling a Bathroom
Bathrooms are another place where remodelers have plenty of opportunity to make wise choices. Eco-friendly ideas include:
- Replace toilets with low-flow models.
- Install tiles made of recycled content.
If you’re adding a new room to your home, here is some green remodeling ideas:
- Install ceiling fans to keep warm air down in the winter and to provide cool air in the summer.
- Install insulation in the walls and attic to prevent heat transfer.
- Strategically place windows, shades, and overhangs to take advantage of the sun’s heat.
There is a significant amount of misinformation and “Greenwashing” going on in our industry. Blackdog Builders NH can help you separate fact from fiction and aid in making educated choices about reducing the carbon footprint of your project while creating a healthy living space. Budget is always a concern so we can provide you feedback on the myriad green-related options allowing you to make an informed choice about how to utilize your funds.
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Architect Designed Projects
Blackdog Builders routinely builds projects designed by Architects and we have a specific process that helps to deliver the maximum value to you.
Architects often come up with inventive ideas to solve complex design problems. They also ensure that a project is true to itself aesthetically (whether it’s classical or original in styling).
An addition, or other complicated project with lots of roof lines, can really benefit from an architect’s vision and ability to visualize ideas three-dimensionally. An older home where you want to extend the existing historic look to new work can also benefit from the architects finesse. And, of course, so does a home where you want to make a one-of-a-kind statement.
Your architect-designed project
One of our Design Consultants will work with you using our Project development process to provide you with a complete and accurate price. Additionally, option pricing and value engineered recommendations provide you with as much budget-flexibility as possible while respecting and adhering to the design. Whenever possible, we feel it is best to partner with your Architect at the schematic stage of design. This will enable us to add the most value to the process and to provide ongoing budget feedback ensuring no pricing surprises as your plans develop into a real project.
Cabinet Sales & Designs
We offer cabinetry to meet a variety of budgets and our manufacturers will deliver right to your door. Our top quality, detailed plans will make it easier to install the kitchen cabinets. We are happy to provide your installer with any technical assistance they might need or we can install the cabinet with our talented carpenters.
Our Cabinets Manufacturers
Our manufacturers can be classified as a semi-custom to custom line that sells at below custom prices.Craftsmen accomplish this by using innovative production techniques to marry industriousness with high-quality craftsmanship.Manufacturers are certified by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association’s Environmental Program (ESP), a process recognizing companies that employ environmentally responsible materials and practices.