Kraft Custom Construction’s remodel project of a 1927 cottage was selected by This Old House Magazine and is featured on the cover and in their article “Small Fixes, Big Payoff”. The magazine dedicates eight pages with ten photos to the “Tulip Cottage” project, identifying key changes that made the vintage cottage much more livable and energy-efficient without sacrificing an ounce of charm.
As a builder/remodeler with more than 30 years of experience, Robert Kraft, president of Kraft Custom Construction, is sought after for his company’s award-winning design/build projects. “I promised the homeowner to do everything possible to preserve the charm of the original home,” says Kraft. “It’s very satisfying that This Old House magazine would recognize the hard work and attention to detail that was put into this project by the homeowner, architect and crew.”
The article highlights ways in which the homeowner made both aesthetic and energy-efficient renovations. While expanding the floor plan and restoring period-appropriate details, the homeowner and Kraft’s team also took some energy-saving steps to conserve resources and money. This Old House lists the steps at the end of the article, such as installing a tankless water heater, replacing leaky ducts with insulated ducts, upgrading the heating system, and installing windows and doors with double panes and low-E coating to reduce heat loss.
Kraft Custom Construction is a building and remodeling company, with residential and commercial clients and projects throughout Portland, Salem and the Willamette Valley, including remodeling, restoration, or new construction of both modern and historic properties. Starting as a carpenter more than 30 years ago, Kraft has built his business on attention to detail and delivering on his promises. He is the only builder in Oregon with dual Certified Remodeler and Certified Master Builder status.