Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

How to Use Pinterest for Your Home Renovation

January 30, 2017 @ 02:51 PM

Pinterest is a popular social media application that can be easily tailored and customized to fit whatever it is you are planning, preparing or looking for ideas upon. If you're planning on remodeling or planning on a renovation project, you can harness Pinterest to organize, set up tips and tricks, and really plan out your entire renovation project.


What to Ask for on a Written Contract for Remodeling Work

January 30, 2017 @ 02:49 PM

When undergoing a major remodel or renovation with a professional construction company, you will likely have a written contract in place. Selecting a good, licensed contractor doesn't have to be a difficult task but there are some things on the contract that you need to be aware of and concerned about if they are not in place for your protection and theirs. A simple handshake or word-of-mouth may not be a good contract as it is not legally binding in a court of law.


How to Keep the Historic Charm of a Home while Remodeling

January 30, 2017 @ 02:48 PM

Do have a historical home in the Portland area? You've probably thought about remodeling, which is probably led you to this blog post. We deal with a lot of historical homes that have undergone renovations but still keep their vintage charm.


Easy Ways to Remodel Your Whole Portland House

January 30, 2017 @ 02:46 PM

Remodeling and renovating can be a very costly project, so you will probably looking for shortcuts, simple solutions and easy ways to make your whole house remodel a little bit less stressful. At Cooper Design Builders we want your whole remodel or renovation to be easy and fun, but preparing yourself ahead of time is one of the best ways to get a head start on a whole house remodel.


Home Improvement Projects to Work on This Winter

January 30, 2017 @ 02:31 PM

Now is a great time to work on some of these projects that kept building up over the summer. The fall and winter can be a great time for cleaning out closets, doing some inside projects and preparing for spring or summer. If you're looking for some home improvement projects or some great indoor projects here's what you should focus on this winter.


10 Things to Look for in a Fixer Upper

January 30, 2017 @ 01:03 PM

Chip and Joanna Gaines are all the rage right now talking about fixer uppers and restoring older homes. If you'd like to conduct your own little episode a fixer-upper there are some things to look for so that you don't buy a lemon. A fixer should have some basic cosmetic needs but there are things that you may not want to tackle and could be a lot more expensive than they are worth.


5 Ways to Make Your Remodeling Project a Success

January 30, 2017 @ 01:01 PM

Happy New Year! It's a new year and you might be considering a new remodeling or renovation project. If you are, you are probably planning, preparing and researching ways to make it more successful and tips to save money and get exactly what you want. If you wanted to be successful, and who doesn't, start with these five simple tips.


Portland's Home and Garden Show February 2017

January 30, 2017 @ 12:53 PM

Join us this year on February 23rd - 26th for the 2017 Portland Renovation & Landscaping Show. Held at the Portland Expo Center at 2060 N Marine Dr, this year's show will offer numerous workshops, seminars, demonstrations and exhibits.
If you're looking for some inspiration, check out this years Home & Garden show for everything from home interiors, renovations for your kitchen and bathroom, exhibits on waterproofing and smart home automation, energy-saving tips, and numerous landscaping options.
If you're looking for interior design advice you can visit with some of the shows free on-site design consultants offering advice, samples, and suggestions for your next home remodel or renovation. If you've been considering a renovation or remodel of any room in your home or perhaps a whole home renovation, this is the place to start. You can get tips and suggestions on materials you can use, advice from professionals, and the proper steps to take in order to either hire someone to do it yourself.
In addition to home remodeling and renovation exhibits, there will also be a wine tasting from local wineries and distilleries. If you need a break from browsing all of those exhibits and taking in too much information in the workshops, take a break and relax tasting some of the Northwest's most delicious wines.
There will be a seminar stage to welcome homeowners with topics ranging from advice on bathrooms and kitchens to refinancing and building equity in your home. There will even be workshops on homebrewing, landscaping tips, proper waterproofing and energy saving advice.
Times: Thursday through Saturday - 11am - 8pm
Sunday - 11am - 6pm
$10 General Admission and kids 12 and under are free.
The Portland Home and Garden Show offers numerous discounts and coupons on their home show Center website. From color consultation to winning energy audits and retirement tips, visit the website. Start now and get your tickets early for this fun and educational home show.


Great Ideas for a Kitchen Backsplash

January 25, 2017 @ 10:03 AM

Great Ideas for a Kitchen Backsplash

The kitchen backsplash can really make a statement. Changing it up from time to time can alter the look and feel of your kitchen. It's a simple and much less expensive alteration than redesigning the entire kitchen or even getting new appliances.