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Creative Home Renovations
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Creative Home Renovations

Exceptional 5.0

(21)

Exceptional 5.0

(21)

General Carpentry

Licensed pro
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Bellevue, WA
Wendy M. says, "Rob and his crew were very responsive to the changing needs of our project. As we worked through the many problems our hundred-plus year old home presented, they came up with multiple options for going forward and presented them to us in a very professional manor. After sharing the pros and cons of multiple "bumps in the road," they always left the final decisions up to us, with no apparent judgments attached when we had to make some hard choices based on cost (which we really appreciated). On that financial note, Rob was super flexible and very understanding as we had to scramble to get emergency funding for a quickly ballooning project. Another important facet of our home repairs that Creative Home Renovations certainly assisted with was REconstructing our old house up to current city/neighborhood codes, while also showing great appreciation for preserving the original craftsman style. In the end, we felt like we got the very best knowledge, honest advice, and excellent workmanship that we could have ever hoped for.... and all with friendly, smiling faces that greeted us every morning! Thanks again, guys!"See more
Wendy M. says, "Rob and his crew were very responsive to the changing needs of our project. As we worked through the many problems our hundred-plus year old home presented, they came up with multiple options for going forward and presented them to us in a very professional manor. After sharing the pros and cons of multiple "bumps in the road," they always left the final decisions up to us, with no apparent judgments attached when we had to make some hard choices based on cost (which we really appreciated). On that financial note, Rob was super flexible and very understanding as we had to scramble to get emergency funding for a quickly ballooning project. Another important facet of our home repairs that Creative Home Renovations certainly assisted with was REconstructing our old house up to current city/neighborhood codes, while also showing great appreciation for preserving the original craftsman style. In the end, we felt like we got the very best knowledge, honest advice, and excellent workmanship that we could have ever hoped for.... and all with friendly, smiling faces that greeted us every morning! Thanks again, guys!"
Avatar for Eagle Home Painting
Avatar for Eagle Home Painting
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Eagle Home Painting
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Eagle Home Painting

Great 4.7

(55)

Great 4.7

(55)

Trim or Molding Installation

Great value
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Bellevue, WA
Emily P. says, "Izaias and his stepson Felipe did an excellent job removing stubborn, many times painted over popcorn ceiling from my new home. The ceilings look great and everything was clean. They were able to easily accommodate my deadline for completing the work before I moved in. When we met for an in person estimate, I found them to be warm and funny, and it was clear they care about their work and the more customers. There is a lot of room for more effective communication, though. For example, there is no way to sign the contract online. In my case, due to differences in our schedules, the work started before I was able to sign it in person, which would not have been my preference. Second, there’s a clause in the contract saying there can be an extra $300 charge if the popcorn is hard to remove. They had been clear that my popcorn was difficult, and I expected the additional charge. However, texting me “You know there’s an additional $300 charge, right?” after sending the invoice was not transparent and should have been addressed. They also called, texted and messaged me multiple times, including once at 10pm, to request a review after I had told them I’d be happy to leave a review but I was moving and it would take a little while. I felt this was really intrusive and unnecessary. I recommend them for their work but communication could be better."See more
Emily P. says, "Izaias and his stepson Felipe did an excellent job removing stubborn, many times painted over popcorn ceiling from my new home. The ceilings look great and everything was clean. They were able to easily accommodate my deadline for completing the work before I moved in. When we met for an in person estimate, I found them to be warm and funny, and it was clear they care about their work and the more customers. There is a lot of room for more effective communication, though. For example, there is no way to sign the contract online. In my case, due to differences in our schedules, the work started before I was able to sign it in person, which would not have been my preference. Second, there’s a clause in the contract saying there can be an extra $300 charge if the popcorn is hard to remove. They had been clear that my popcorn was difficult, and I expected the additional charge. However, texting me “You know there’s an additional $300 charge, right?” after sending the invoice was not transparent and should have been addressed. They also called, texted and messaged me multiple times, including once at 10pm, to request a review after I had told them I’d be happy to leave a review but I was moving and it would take a little while. I felt this was really intrusive and unnecessary. I recommend them for their work but communication could be better."

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How much does it cost to have kitchen cabinets installed?

In any kitchen, the cabinets are the main focus, so you want to make sure new or replacement cabinets are installed correctly. A professional carpenter can properly, securely mount new cabinets to the wall; the national average cost for this service is $7,725, although the cost varies widely depending on the type of cabinets, their material and their size, and the accessories you add. A typical fee is $70 per linear foot to remove existing cabinets and assemble and install new ones; the cost is less if you do the demolition and removal yourself. Stock cabinets are the least expensive to have installed, ranging from $75 to $400 each; semi-custom cabinets range from $150 to $900 each; and custom cabinets cost from $500 to $1,400 each. Wood cabinets are more expensive than those made from plywood or medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and finished with a laminate. Wood cabinets range in cost from $80 to $160 per linear foot. Laminate-finished cabinets cost $35 to $75 per linear foot, on average.

How much is custom cabinetry?

Custom cabinets can be built for any room, including bedroom closets and built-in armoires. Measured carefully and built precisely, custom cabinetry can increase storage and beautify any room. The national average for building custom cabinets ranges from $500 to $1,200 per linear foot. The cost is highly variable because there are so many styles, colors, glazes and other options. In general, the linear footage of the cabinets, the materials used to build them, and the cost of the labor will determine the cost. Solid wood costs more than plywood and wood veneer, and costs vary among different types of wood; maple and cherry cabinets are more expensive than pine. Glass-front cabinets can cost more, as can decorative hinges, handles and door pulls, which can cost $2-$45 each; choose carefully to stay within your budget and pull off the exact look you’re going for. Some carpenters also charge for installation, on average $100 per cabinet box. Additional molding and trim, such as crown molding at the ceiling, cost an average of $70 per 8-foot section, and adding finished ends to exposed cabinets averages $100-$200.

Do you tip cabinet installers?

In general, home service providers such as electricians, plumbers and contractors are professionals who don’t expect tips. They expect to do a job for you for the specific price they quoted. Of course, they may appreciate a tip for a job particularly well done or for which they’ve gone beyond what’s normally expected, such as completing the project early or under budget. Even better than a tip, it’s always appropriate to leave a positive review online after a good experience.

Who is a carpenter and what do they do?

Carpenters are skilled craftsmen who build things out of wood. Depending on what the carpenter builds, they may be referred to by various names. A framer is a carpenter who puts up the framing on a house. A trim or finish carpenter installs the finishing touches of prefabricated or custom trim and detail work once a house has been built and the walls are up. A furniture maker or woodworker builds furniture — such as tables, beds and dressers — out of wood. A cabinetmaker is a carpenter who builds custom and semi-custom wood cabinets. If you’re having a home built or remodeled, your general contractor will either provide or subcontract the carpentry work for the framing, cabinets and trim. You can hire a carpenter directly to update the trim in your home, build you a piece of custom furniture, or repair or replace your wood cabinets.

Do carpenters build houses?

Carpenters are trained to work with wood. That means that any part of your home that is built of wood is very likely to involve a carpenter. Framing carpenters will put up the wood that makes up the bones of your home. If you’re having a wood floor installed, it may be done by a carpenter — although being a carpenter is not a requirement to install flooring. Trim, baseboards, wainscoting and any other detail work is typically installed by a finish carpenter. The wood boxes of custom cabinets will be built and installed by a carpenter.

Although all of these components in your new or remodeled home are built by carpenters who specialize in building things with wood, a general contractor typically oversees construction of the entire house. If the general contractor is also a carpenter skilled in all these areas, they may well construct your entire home. More often, the general contractor subcontracts out the various building stages to different individuals, including carpenters.

How do you find a good carpenter?

To find a good carpenter near you, do the following:

  • Use Thumbtack to find a list of carpenters in your area.
  • Filter the list by selecting a specific carpentry service, such as general carpentry or cabinetry. 
  • Identify carpenters who have high ratings.
  • View the carpenters’ profiles and learn more about their specialties. 
  • Read their customer reviews and look at photos of their past work.

After you get a good sense of their quality of work, make sure the carpenter has the necessary credentials in your state. Then, request several cost estimates for your project(s).

What does a finish carpenter charge per hour?

On average, finish carpenters charge $60 per hour. However, this hourly rate will vary depending on where you live, the scope of the project and other factors. For a more accurate estimate, ask for price quotes from at least three finish carpenters in your area.

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