Services

Whether your project is a small remodel, large remodel, or custom home, you will receive the same high level of service that has distinguished us in the Grand Rapids area and along the lake shore.

The decision to remodel or build is a big one as is the selection of the best contractor. We are professionals with years of experience, professional licenses, and proven craftsmanship. We focus on quality of materials, reliability of staff, and your convenience throughout the project. We are detail oriented as seen in our service and in our finished projects.

Let us know your thoughts. If you can dream it, we can build it! We provide our services with a great deal of respect for you and minimal disruption to your home in order to accommodate your needs and schedules. Our team is fully committed to each remodeling or building project from start to finish. You will receive the schedule that we and our reliable subcontractors follow, so you are aware of what is happening every step of the way.

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Siding

We offer James Hardie siding, America’s #1 brand of siding.

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Window and Door Replacement

New windows and doors can drastically cut your utility bills and increase the comfort and beauty of your home. Our craftsmen are trained in installation and water proof techniques that will have your new windows in in no time.

The replacement process is easy, mess-free, and is usually completed in one day! It includes:

  • Removal and disposal of existing window and all waste
  • Set up of drop cloths and prep area
  • Install, shim and foam insulate new window
  • Wrap exterior in aluminum
  • Interior trim work completed and ready for paint/stain (full frame)
  • Fill all nail holes (prefinished)
  • Cleanup exterior and interior
  • Prefinishing and window washing
  • Service and Repairs
  • We will work around normal commercial operating hours to maximize staff productivity
  • We provide a 2 year guarantee against leaks

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Deck & Fence

Thinking of building a deck? We specialize in creating outdoor living spaces that are beautiful and functional. Our craftsman are experience with low maintenance recycled deck materials as well as beautiful all natural wood. We use these same durable materials for outdoor fencing to give you lasting beauty and privacy.

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Additions

Whether its adding a 4-seasons room, an open or enclosed deck, converting a garage or basement, or a room enlargement, you’ll be in good hands as our experienced crew moves quickly and efficiently to transform your home. We respect your space and work to keep your home clean and safe. Because we focus on efficiency and quality, trusting your addition to us is a safe investment.

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Remodeling

You have been thinking about your project for a long time. So have we. Our years of experience have shown us how to keep your life operating smoothly while we transform your home. We do a lot of work up front, like pre-scheduling subcontractors and inspections to make sure that your project progresses efficiently.

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Hardwood Floors

A professionally installed hardwood floor gives your home timeless beauty. Our unique relationship with flooring distributors lets us pass on significant savings to you.

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Bath Remodeling

We excel at making the most out of small bathrooms. Adding bay windows, expanding into unused closets, and opening up with skylights are just few of the techniques we use to create charming baths.

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Kitchen Remodeling

The difference between a great kitchen and an average one is in the details. We at Home Specialists start with a thorough analysis of your needs so we account for the important details from the start. Our craftsman are experts of wood, stone, water, and electricity providing you with a sensual and intuitive cooking experience.

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Aging in Place

Yes, you CAN stay in your home! Studies show that people who can remain in their homes live longer, happier lives, while saving a considerable amount of money. We can help you make it possible.

Staying in your home is about taking control of your independence and quality of life. The Home Specialists’  barrier free living team can help you make the best decisions to improve your standard of living today and safeguard the years ahead.

Our Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) universal design team will make sure that your remodeling needs are met and your wishes are realized in a responsible manner.

Call Pat today for more information @ 616-453-4552 or email her: pat@homespecialistsllc.com

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Energy Efficiency Evaluation

  • We will come to your home with an infrared camera to determine inefficiencies
  • We will submit a recommended plan of action and include a quote for services to be performed
  • We can also diagnose and repair water leaks (roof, window, basement)
  • All work will be done by Home Specialists, LLC

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Universal Design

FEATURES OF UNIVERSAL DESIGN

Universal design concepts can be included in most homes without substantial changes to the design or layout of the home. More importantly, your home doesn’t have to be entirely universal design. You can choose the elements that work best for you and your family, such as:

  • No Step Entry
    In most new construction projects, such as additions, creating a no-step entry is simply a matter of planning. We will help you design a plan to eliminate the need for exterior steps to create an entrance that will allow you easy access to your home and to move large objects in and out of your new home easily.
  • Sill Height
    Sills on exterior doors are an unnecessary barrier to entry, as well as a tripping hazard. By eliminating raised sills on exterior doors you will create a smoother transition into your new living space, while making it more accessible.
  • Hallway Width
    Hallways that are 42 to 48 inches wide help everyone – and everything – move more easily from room to room. Wider hallways not only improve accessibility, they also enhance circulation, add a more spacious feel and reduce bangs and bumps against door jambs.
  • Door Width
    Standard door widths of 28 to 32 inches are too narrow to accommodate a walker or a wheelchair. We will assist you in deciding which doorways should be expanded to between 34 and 36 inches wide. This will help you today to make your home feel more spacious, make it much easier to move things in and out, and may be of real benefit in the future for easy access to rooms.
  • Kitchens and Bathrooms
    Incorporating wider floor areas into kitchens and bathrooms, with at least a 60” turning radius, makes for more comfortable surroundings and creates a feeling of spaciousness in these often-used areas.
  • Electrical Outlet Height
    Standard outlet height is 12 inches above the floor line. Raising them to 18 inches off the floor makes them easier to find and use.
  • Light Switch Height
    Lowering light switches to 36″ inches makes them easier to use by everyone, including children.