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Tuesday, August 30 2022


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Spokane, Post Falls, and Coeur d'Alene Idaho's most trusted

Construction Remodeling Contractor

The Basic, Mid-Range, or Custom Remodel

After two years of primarily working and schooling from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, you may see things you want to change in your kitchen. For example, you need more food prep and storage space because you’re eating at home more than you used to. And, with kids using the island for schoolwork and you listening in on meetings while cooking a nutritious lunch, you want features that keep you connected. And since we all see the light at the end of the tunnel, we want a design that will stand the test of time. But, you’ve probably noticed that home remodeling costs have risen in the last couple of years. Why is that?

  • First, the coronavirus pandemic fueled a historic rise in demand.
  • Second, lumber prices rose as much as 300 percent last year before stabilizing this year.
  • Third, a nationwide labor shortage and new safety measures have backlogged production.
  • Finally, supply chain issues for standard fixtures and appliances continue to slow construction.

The best way to ensure that these delays do not affect the final outcome of your project,” says Jason Sackmann owner of J&S Construction, “is to work with a trusted professional with excellent vendor relationships.”  You’re right to think that delays can cost you money. But, according to any professional, “A resourceful remodeling company will utilize up-to-date processes and have the ability to ‘bob and weave’ with the movement in the supply chain.” This type of precise project management prevents those types of budget increases. But even so, you’re probably wondering what a kitchen remodel will cost in today’s market, even with the best professional team. Because of these fluctuations and the many options to choose from, we want to provide you with a budget range you can expect, depending on the size, scope, and quality of materials.


A Basic Kitchen Remodel: $35K – $75K

A minor or basic kitchen remodel is, more or less, a cosmetic facelift. It gives you a refreshed look you can afford on a restricted budget. A basic remodel keeps the layout, plumbing, and electrical in place. Walls remain as they are, and new fixtures are typically stock items. But don’t confuse budget-friendly with low value! According to Remodeling’s 2021 Cost vs. Value Report, a minor kitchen remodel brings a 72.2 percent return on investment when you choose to sell your home. That said, for a basic kitchen remodel, you may choose to:

  • Paint or resurface existing cabinets and add new hardware
  • Replace countertops with standard granite or quartz material
  • Replace plumbing and light fixtures with standard models, keeping their location
  • Purchase new, budget-friendly appliances
  • Paint the entire room

A qualified kitchen designer will help you choose the best materials, fixtures, and color selections so you stay on budget and get the beautifully refreshed kitchen you desire.


A Mid-Range Kitchen Remodel: $90K – $140K

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A mid-to-upper range kitchen remodel is for the homeowner who wants to remove everything and start over. This remodel could include changing the layout and even taking down a non-structural wall. But, anything that requires a subcontractor, like moving plumbing, electrical, or other service lines, won’t be included. To keep the cost within budget, homeowners choose mid-grade cabinetry and fixtures. A local design-build contractor like J&S Construction will help you design a new layout and add more storage and work surface. The added budget a mid-range kitchen remodel requires could also accommodate adding upgraded features like touchless faucets, improved ventilation, higher-end appliances, lighting, and flooring. For a mid-to upper-range kitchen remodel, you may choose to:

  • Open the floor plan by removing non-structural walls
  • Replace cabinets with semi-custom options
  • Update the plumbing and lighting fixtures
  • Install new, solid surface countertops
  • Purchase high-quality appliances
  • Include a tile backsplash
  • Install new flooring



A Custom, Major Kitchen Remodel: $130,000+

Coeur d'Alene Idaho Custom Kitchen Remodel 


A major, upscale kitchen remodel brings a 53.9 percent return on investment when you choose to sell your home. According to the National Association of REALTORS Research Group, it will reward you with a "Joy Score of 10".  And, the choice of quality materials and state-of-the-art components ensure your new kitchen, and the joy factor lasts for years to come. So, to understand where your money is going, know that with a deluxe high-end remodel, you’ll probably choose to:


  • Partner with a professional team to create a working plan
  • Remove or move walls and relocate mechanicals (plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc.)
  • Install custom-made cabinetry with specialized storage
  • Install new, luxurious stone countertops
  • Install custom or high-end tile on the floors and walls
  • Incorporate tailored, layered lighting to include room, task, and under-cabinet
  • Add architectural details like crown moldings, built-ins, and fireplaces
  • Connect high-end appliances and fixtures to a smart home hub


J&S Construction, a luxury design-build & construction remodeling contractor serving the Great Northwest (Spokane & Coeur d'Alene) area, specializes in those mid-level and High-level Custom Kitchen Remodels.  J&S Construction's team of professionals will help you at every stage of the project, from design to completion. They evaluate your current space, share ideas, and develop a plan, always keeping your budget and timeline in mind.  J&S Construction's custom remodeling services include a unique design-build process and job site protective measures to keep your family safe. First, visit our photo gallery for inspiration and ideas on creating your dream kitchen. Then, schedule an in-person design consultation today to discuss your mid-range or luxury kitchen remodeling project in more detail. With J&S Construction, you'll be dealing directly with the Owner of the company, and that alone brings a level of comfort and security, that's made many customers, VERY HAPPY!  


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Friday, January 15 2021
Storm Damage Repair - Roofing Repair - This Spokane Construction Company has hit the Road to Repair!

The wind has hit and J&S construction has hit the road to repair! 


  As a Family-owned and operated Construction Contractor that specializes in large construction remodeling projects, when the weather hits our Customers, we get busy!  Roof Damage repair isn't something we take lightly and this recent Storm that blew through Spokane on January 13th was no joke!  We had Multiple Customers calling at the break of dawn with ALL SORTS OF DAMAGES!  It wasn't raining cats and dogs this year, it was raining Trees!  Time to get busy Spokane!  


If you need major repairs from the Storm, give us a call. We are busy but we can help or point you in the right direction. 



This customer got out lucky! Very little Damage and both trucks lived to see another day 

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Tuesday, October 20 2020
Lumber prices soar due to Mills being shutdowns & high demand

- Cost of living is going up -

Lumber prices soar due to COVID shutdowns & higher demand

As anyone in the business has noticed, buying lumber today isn't what it was a few months back! Construction Remodeling companies across the county have had to explain to customers how lumber prices, have more than doubled since mid-April.  "Well, COVID has taken its toll on everything," said Jason Sackmann,  owner of J&S Construction - Remodel Spokane.  "The mills shut down alongside everything else, and with that, the cost of lumber is skyrocketing"!  Reports are showing that Lumber shortages have added $14,000 to the cost of a new home!  

 Jason went on to say "Renovations have had a reputation of taking twice the time and costing twice as much as homeowners expect. So we've been proud of our reputation of coming in on-time and under budget"  But when the cost of lumber nearly doubled overnight, we had some explaining to do".   Simply put, everything is going to cost extra today. 


The Market Reports - 

  • US Lumber prices have steadily been on the rise since the COVID-19 outbreak began, due to lumber mill shutdowns and an increase in demand. 
  • The price of lumber for September delivery rose 3.1% to an all-time high of $641.60 per thousand board feet, the Wall Street Journal reported. The new high, a growth of $19 since last month, beats the previous high of $639, which was a result of a brief hike in 2018 from tariffs and forest fires. 
  • This spring, the price of lumber futures hit a four-year low as sawmills closed in response to the pandemic. When they reopened, the price began to rise and hasn’t stopped.  Currently, a single 2x4x8 costs $

The Wall Street Journal report shows Several factors that have led to the price jump. 

  • An increase in residential construction including do-it-yourself projects like decks.
  • Low mortgage rates that spurred residential construction and remodeling.
  • The construction of outdoor seating and dining areas for restaurants across the country.
  • Lumber mills were unprepared for the surge in demand.

Another reason for the increase could be attributed to the days and months lost when the mills shut down. The mills will still be catching up and recovering from decreased inventory, according to Mark Dumain, who manages activity on the futures market for LBM Advantage, a lumber buying cooperative.

The impact will mainly affect residential construction, and any change to commercial construction will be minimal, Dumain said.

As commercial construction continued into the pandemic shutdown, the largest impact was a transition from the small amounts of lumber used in some projects to other materials, like steel or other metals, he said.  In the long term, lumber prices likely won’t dip back. The new home market will continue to see demand, which will inform lumber pricing, even when supply evens out, Dumain said.

Confidence in the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index for new single-family homes leapt to 78 in August. Any score above 50 is considered a positive level of confidence in the market. 

The current index is the highest it has been in 35 years, after dropping to a score of 30 in April. New home demand continues to be very strong, but Dumain said demand could lose momentum if lumber prices continue to rise.

With the increase in Cost, single-family home prices are sure to continue going up!  The Spokane, Post Falls & Coeur d'Alene area saw an increase of 10% (+/- ) in the last year.  "Just another reason my customers are staying put, and remodeling what they have," said Jason, the owner of J&S Construction.   "We are here to Remodel Spokane and with everything we have going on today, I can't stress enough, STAY PUT and let my guys at #Remodel_Spokane | J&S Construction build/remodel your house into the perfect HOME you want!  Soaring lumber prices could very well dampen the housing markets momentum, leaving you upside down in that overpriced new house - not to mention the influx of foreclosures sure to hit the market next year.  J&S Construction is here to help Remodel Spokane & take your current home to new heights! Make it your dream home for less overall than buying something new at these prices!~ 


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Wednesday, August 05 2020

Remodel Spokane is the Best Choice to make - We get the job done right - The first time 

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Monday, August 03 2020

J&S Construction is The remodeling contractor Spokane can trust


Hope you all had a great weekend and are happy to see Monday morning come. Time to get out there..


Just a Hello from The remodeling contractor Spokane can trust

Posted by: AT 06:53 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Sunday, August 02 2020

Wanted to give a big shout-out to a Local Spokane Auto glass company who helped us out the other day! 


   Long Story Short: One of the "Remodel Spokane" company trucks was broken into on a job site last week and I needed to get it fixed, but just don't have time! I can't leave the Jobsite, take the afternoon off just to go sit in some lobby waiting for the truck window to get fixed.   So we reached out to Liberty Lake Auto Glass who does Mobile Auto Glass repair around the area.  They came out, replaced the window on my job site and all I can say is wow!  When they said you're known as the Spokane auto glass experts they are right.  I didn't have to leave work, and Liberty Lake auto glass showed up the same day, and finished the window in like 20min!  

   So this morning we wanted to say thanks to Ben and his team! And let all of you know how well this worked out for us!    So thanks Spokane_Auto_glass ! !   You get an A++ all around from the Team at


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Monday, July 27 2020
J&S Construction Teams with Fulcrum Enterprises to bring you - www.REMODEL-SPOKANE.COM

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 After 20 years of Business in the Spokane / Coeur d'Alene area, owner Jason Sacman of J & S Construction has teamed up with Fulcrum Enterprises LLC, a Spokane Marketing company that specializes in SEO services, to bring to life - 


Lots more to come as we begin the process and "go live" over the coming weeks/months, but we look forward to bringing you some of the latest and greatest information when it comes to Local Spokane Business, Remodeling in and around our area, and just about anything everything Construction and Spokane!



Welcome onboard - Fulcrum!

We look forward to it   





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