Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

Mediterranean Home Remodel Wins Portland Remodeling Award

October 20, 2017 @ 10:13 AM

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.


Unconventional Counter Top Ideas and Materials for Your Kitchen Remodel

October 19, 2017 @ 12:07 PM

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.


Bathroom Features to Update When Planning on Aging in Place

October 17, 2017 @ 09:34 AM

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.


32 Ways to Promote Aging in Place in the Kitchen

October 10, 2017 @ 07:54 AM

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?

September 26, 2017 @ 06:42 AM

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.


How to Communicate Your Style to Your Portland Remodeling Company

September 20, 2017 @ 03:54 PM

When you’re planning to invest in a major home-improvement project, there’s nothing much more important than clearly communicating your vision to your Portland remodeling company.


Kitchen Floor Plans: The Most Common Floor Plans and the Benefits of Each

September 14, 2017 @ 06:36 AM

If you’re planning a major remodel of your home, including the kitchen, the variety of commonly used kitchen floor plans opens up a world of possibilities.


How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost in Portland, OR?

September 11, 2017 @ 04:18 PM

Your lifestyle, your tastes, the size of your available space, and your budget all will factor into your kitchen remodel cost in Portland, Oregon.


6 Differences Between Design-Build and Traditional Portland Remodeling Companies

August 30, 2017 @ 08:14 PM

You are considering a major home remodel project, and you have heard about a concept called design-build that could offer some advantages. So what are the differences between contracting with a traditional Portland remodeling company and hiring a Portland Design Build company?


Home Additions Permitting in Portland, Oregon

August 23, 2017 @ 05:21 AM

No doubt you’ve heard horror stories about home remodels and other building projects languishing somewhere in a snarl of bureaucratic red tape, and about the recession-induced backlog that Portland’s Bureau of Development Services is scrambling to clear. You might be interested to know of a program that the city has been using for more than a decade to streamline the process of pulling building permits for home additions in Portland, Oregon.


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