The design-build process carries so many benefits: better communication with your remodeling professionals and a guide throughout the project, all the details consolidated with one team, minimized changes and cost increases, smooth transitions between phases, and faster completion of the job. But there are some misconceptions about design-build in Portland, and here are the answers to some of those common questions.
Portland, Oregon’s chilly, wet winters make weatherization and energy-efficiency indispensible for every homeowner. The following suggestions include tips that a do-it-yourselfer could handle as well as jobs best done by a professional. Some major fixes and improvements can be accomplished as part of a home remodel.
Before you start that long-awaited kitchen remodel in your Portland home, spend some time drawing up a battle plan to help you deal with the months-long loss of this most important of spaces. And lest you despair when you realize how much disruption is about to occur, remember that the end product will be worth the pain!
Remodeling your Portland home? Be sure to check out the technology that’s becoming widely available that can help you save money on energy, improve the security of your home, and make everyday tasks easier.
This handsome home on the banks of the Willamette River in the leafy south-Portland suburb of Wilsonville underwent a whole-house remodel by the COOPER Design Builders team. The owners’ vision was a home with exquisite interiors to complement the natural setting and stunning views of the river. The result was a fresh, relaxing, and comfortable home that earned a 2017 Structure + Style Award for a major home remodel from Oregon Home magazine.
This 5,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style home was designed and built in 1926 by architect Robert B. Beat, a sought-after designer in the interwar years in Portland, Oregon. The recent whole-house remodel by COOPER Design Builders, attentive to the historic character of the house, won a 2017 Structure + Style Award from Oregon Home magazine and was featured on the Professional Remodelers Organization’s annual Tour of Remodeled Homes.
For your upcoming Portland kitchen remodel, are you feeling like breaking away from the granite counter top pack? Take a look here at some unconventional materials for your kitchen counters — and some oldies that could make a comeback in your kitchen.
A remodeled bathroom to accommodate your needs, if aging in place is your plan, doesn’t have to look institutional. Such a bathroom has as its primary goal the elimination of fall hazards, and it also should make your life easier as your vision and ability to reach for things diminish.
If you’re in the planning stages of a kitchen remodel, this is the perfect time to research ways you can make aging in place safer and more comfortable, whether you’re approaching your golden years or are decades away.
How much does a whole-home remodel cost in Portland, Oregon? To determine that, you’ll need to take into account many factors, including how much of the house you’re remaking, how much space you’re adding, and what finish level you want.