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Your Accessory Dream Unit

It’s possible to have a dream home right outside of your larger dream home. Trust us, we’ve built them. While the rise of Tiny Homes, ADU Permits, and Minimalism, we’re dedicated to helping consumers make the most out of their homes, property, and lives. At Spruce Box, we specialize in constructing all kinds of additional dwelling units. Whether it’s the transformation of a preexisting structure or completely new construction, we’re always happy to create more spaces that you can call home. Let your imagination run wild. If you can dream it, we can build it.

Your Imagination, Our Craftsmanship

Whether you’ve been forever drooling over HGTV, IG, or Dwell or are just starting to imagine your ADU, we know how to imagine, draft, design, and build the best ADU for your space, budget, and aesthetic. We pride ourselves on offering premium services along with innovative thinking and solutions to match any budget. Whether that’s using ready-made plans or fulfilling your lifelong dreams of having an outdoor lounge, writer’s cabin, or extra guest room with a fireplace – if you can dream it, we can make it so.

Garage ADUs: Thinking of using your old garage for something other than storing old items? Let us help you transform your garage into a gregarious new living space.

Basement ADUs: Ah, the most neglected space in the home. With us, we’ll make it the den or lounge that everyone’s calling dibs on.

ADU Remodeling: Have a sweet spot that needs a refresh? With our expert designers we can update any ADU into a modern, elegant, and new feeling space.

Our team is experienced in:

  • ADU Design and Construction
  • ADU Conversions
  • Basement ADUs
  • Garage ADUs

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The Perfect Combination of Design and Focus

Remodeling is often project management at its most frustrating. That said, we’re Pros. Let us sweat the schematics and the small (but very important!) stuff. We believe in delivering quality work on time and delighting our customers every step of the way. With Spruce Box, you’re signing up for remodeling redefined. Here are the main steps of our Spruce Box Process:

Get Your Custom Quote

When you’re ready to welcome us into your ADU remodeling dreams, give us a call. We’ll arrange a consultation to better understand and discuss your project. After our quick chat, we’ll happily provide you with a quote along with the finer details and next steps for your project.

Setting Up Your Project Profile

Once you give us the green light, we’ll dive right in! We’ll get you set up with a profile on our construction portal so that you can follow your project’s progress every step of the way. Forget chasing contractors down to get the update. Now, you can stay in the loop with whatever’s going on, so you’re never in the dark about our exciting work together.

We’re Committed to Delighting Our Customers

When you choose us, you’re signing on to a team that gets customer service. At Spruce Box, we go the extra mile to make sure we’re delivering quality service and a professional product. We take pride in going above and beyond in our work, our timeliness, attention to detail, and creating the space of your dreams. With some of the best designers and architects in town, we’re committed to building you an ADU fit for a King who needs a break from his Castle. For ADU remodeling or any construction needs, work with Spruce Box. We’re Portland’s Finest ADU remodelers.

What can Spruce Box do for you?

  • Licensed and professional technicians and contractors
  • Transparent and straight-forward process
  • Quality customer service
  • Handyman and Handywoman Services
  • Online scheduling



15 Common Kitchen Problems That NEED Fixing!

June 18, 2021

The kitchen has a lot of moving parts. While that means you can get a lot done in your kitchen, it unfortunately also means that a lot can go wrong. In this article, we’re going to cover some of the most popular kitchen problems that you’ll encounter.


1. Dishwasher Not Draining

If the water isn’t draining out of your dishwasher, you could have one (or more) of a few problems. You’ll need to check the filter, the drain hose, and the drain itself for any blockages. A malfunctioning dishwasher can be odorous, inconvenient, and expensive if not fixed quickly!

15 Common Kitchen Problems That NEED Fixing

2. Broken Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are one of the great modern comforts. But, they are also pretty prone to failure. A broken garbage disposal can mean blockage, foul smells, or worse. As a general rule, if you’ve pressed the reset button and your disposal still isn’t working, it may be time to call a professional. 

15 Common Kitchen Problems That NEED Fixing


3. Leaky Faucet

Drip, drip, drip — anyone with a leaky faucet knows how terrible that sound can be. Corroded valve seats, worn-out washers, or bad o-rings are all common causes of leaky faucets. There are a lot of reasons that faucets may leak, some more serious than others. But if left unchecked, a leaky faucet could cause water damage, increased utility bills, or just plain annoyance.

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4. Cracked Backsplash and Tiling

Cracked tiling anywhere can be a sign of a much larger problem! Cracked tiling may mean serious foundation problems. If you find cracked tiles in your kitchen, it’s best to have a professional diagnose the extent of the problem. Call Now!

15 Common Kitchen Problems That NEED Fixing


5. Range Hood Not Clearing Smoke

Your range hood not clearing smoke could mean a few things. You may have clogged ductwork or a faulty motor. No matter the cause, though, a malfunctioning range hood could lead to much larger problems with your ventilation if left unchecked.

15 Common Kitchen Problems That NEED Fixing


6. Failing Subfloor

If part of your kitchen floor seems to be sunken in or declining from the rest of your floor, you may have a failing kitchen subfloor. The subfloor is one of the most important parts of your home — in essence, it supports your floor. If you have a damaged subfloor, it’s extremely important to get that taken care of…ASAP!

15 Common Kitchen Problems That NEED Fixing


7. Warm Fridge or Freezer

Just like the structure of your home, your appliances can run into problems as well. A poorly operating appliance can ruin the food or run up your utility bills. If your fridge or freezer isn’t cold, you may not need to buy a new one. But, you will likely have to call a professional! 


8. Need New Molding

Crown molding can help give your kitchen cabinets the support they need. Modern, stylish molding can also increase your property value and eventual return on investment. 

15 Common Kitchen Problems That NEED Fixing!

9. Limited Countertop Space

Limited counter space can be an aesthetic and functional problem in your kitchen. Not only does having extra space look great, but it provides more working surfaces for people while they are cooking. Without enough counter space, your kitchen can appear cluttered and messy. This can significantly lower your property value.

Try adding a kitchen island, or extending your countertops to fix this common problem.

15 Common Kitchen Problems That NEED Fixing!


10. Cracked Granite Countertops

Just like limited space can lower perceived value, damaged countertops can also hurt your kitchen. While some minor flaws are considered acceptable or even desirable, cracked granite poses a serious danger to the integrity of your kitchen counters. Some cracks in counters can be repaired with epoxy or filler, while more serious ones may need replacing.

15 Common Kitchen Problems That NEED Fixing!

11. Insufficient or Harsh Lighting

Insufficient or harsh lighting can significantly lower the overall value of your kitchen. Poor lighting can affect everything from the mood of your space to the way your food looks! We suggest ditching outdated, fluorescent tube lights and opting for a more modern option.


12. Poor Ventilation

Poor ventilation in your kitchen can lead to toxic emissions, stale smells, and stuffy air. These are all problematic, of course. In fact, according to a study funded by the Department of Energy, cooking with a gas stove as little as once a week can emit levels of pollutants that would be illegal outdoors. This is an often-overlooked problem that can devalue your property or even harm your overall living experience.

15 Common Kitchen Problems That NEED Fixing!



13. Insufficient Storage Space

The more you can do in your kitchen, the more equipment you will likely have. Unfortunately, this type of gear can be bulky and intrusive. If you don’t have enough storage space for your kitchen, you’ll end up with a cluttered, seemingly cramped kitchen. Installing new cabinets and appliance garages can help solve this problem.

15 Common Kitchen Problems That NEED Fixing!



14. Broken Water Pipes

Left unchecked, broken pipes can lead to catastrophic water damage. A broken pipe can destroy your foundation, walls, and ceiling. If you bust a pipe in your kitchen, it’s best to call a professional immediately!

15 Common Kitchen Problems That NEED Fixing!



15. Damaged Cabinets

Damaged cabinets can also devalue your property — because of both aesthetics and function. It’s important that your kitchen cabinetry works well and matches the rest of your decor. 

15 Common Kitchen Problems That NEED Fixing!


Spruce Box Can Help

Those are some of the most common kitchen problems. As you can see, most of these aren’t exactly ‘small’ projects to fix. Luckily, Spruce Box is here to help. Our team of expert contractors can take care of all of these issues — and more! Forget about spending hours, days, or weeks running around town meeting contractors. Spruce Box can bring honest, experienced kitchen contractors to your home to fix all of your kitchen problems. Call today and schedule a consultation!