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Basement Renovation & Remodeling Services in Oregon

Bring Your Basement to the Next Level

Basements are having a renaissance. We’re not kidding. Need another space to work, host a guest, or escape from the hubbub of your home? That’s your basement. And by basement, we mean home theatre, game room, private study, or guest suite. We love transforming basements because anything goes. With Spruce Box Pro, you can build out your basement to be whatever you need. And beyond that, you can dream big. Our basement remodeling services are exquisite as they are affordable. Don’t wait- start your basement dreaming and give us a ring when you’re ready to redefine what it means to head down into the basement.

Live Larger with a Basement Remodel

Want to swing by that new wet bar you’ve just installed in your basement? Or need a quiet haven and a home library in which to enjoy your new book? While redesigning your basement may have always felt like a “someday” job, at Spruce Box, we take pride in offering our clients options that are both sophisticated and affordable. We know how to tailor our work to the intersection of incredible and still in your budget. And, unlike other contracting providers, you can always ask our designers for their guidance and recommendations. Or, if you know what you want- we’re happy to get ‘er done.

Basement Conversions

Want to add a luxury lounge, grand dining room, or play space to your home? Whatever it is – we know how to make your long-ignored basement the best room in the house. (And then, we can help make all the rooms better, too.)

Basement ADUs

Have house guests? Need another spot? Let us help you make a basement that’ll leave your in-laws speechless, floored, and wanting to stay forever. (Sorry, not sorry?)

Custom Rooms

Home Office? Complete Gym? Secret Hideaway? Whatever you’ve been scheming for your basement – let us make it so. Got Basement Dreams? We’re on it.

Basement Repair

Have a basement that’s giving the kids nightmares? Say goodbye to the creaky pipes and the cobwebs and let us make a room that they’ll never want to leave – not even for Breakfast for Dinner Night.

Our Team Specializes In:

Basement Design and Construction

Basement wet bar additions

Basement ADUs

Basement Conversions

Custom rooming – Bedroom, Office, Entertainment and More!

Giving you the basement finish you’ve always wanted

A Business Grounded in Efficient Workflow

Basement construction can be as tricky as navigating that sub-floor when the power’s gone out. While remodeling is many separate pieces, with us, we keep your project management simple and your project on track and on time. All of our craftsmen are skilled and licensed professionals and years of experience. We value efficiency, excellence, and affordability. At Spruce Box Pro, this is how we get the job done:

Request a Custom Quote

Ready to redefine your basement? Give us a ring and we’ll schedule a consultation. After our chat, we’ll draft up a quote and a project plan for your approval.

Your Project’s Profile

When you decide to give us a go, our team will set up your project on our portal. Here you’ll be able to see what’s going on and track our project. We’ll keep you updated with our progress so you’ll be able to count down the days until Project: Basement radically transforms your home and your life.

We’re Always Redefining Better Living

All our clients know that when they hire Spruce Box, they’re signing up for exceptional quality and customer service. With us, we’re there until it’s done right. With Portland’s best, we’re top-rated professionals across the board, whether it’s design, plumbing, or carpentry. We don’t call it a day until it’s done right. Choose Spruce Box and level up your home and your life.

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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.

Leaky Faucet Fixing


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!