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3 Misconceptions about Design-Build Remodeling in Portland

December 06, 2017 @ 09:21 AM

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.


How to Weatherize Your Portland Home for Maximum Efficiency

November 22, 2017 @ 07:39 PM

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.


Guide to Surviving a Kitchen Remodel

November 08, 2017 @ 01:06 PM

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!


2017 Tech Trends to Include in Your Next Home Remodel

October 26, 2017 @ 09:39 AM

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.


Featured Project: Neo-Traditional Whole-House Remodel in Portland

October 23, 2017 @ 08:43 AM

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.

[Click Here to view photos of the full home remodel]


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.


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