Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

Design Debate: Trendy vs Traditional Design for Portland Home Remodels

April 19, 2017 @ 01:05 PM

Home design is something that is always evolving. Styles change, trends come and go, and therefore many homeowners are excited about trying something new. When it comes time for your home remodel in Portland trying out something on trend can be rewarding when designed thoughtfully by integrating it with the original architectural style and era of the home.


Lighting: An Important Part of Your Portland Home Remodel

April 13, 2017 @ 04:40 PM

Typically homeowners are unaware of the significance of properly lighting their home. However, a well-executed design with style and function is a crucial aspect of your Portland home remodel.

Choosing which type of lighting is best-suited for each space can seem a bit overwhelming, once you realize the options and begin to learn about the benefits and drawbacks of all the different types available. That’s where the job of a quality and trusted design-builder comes in. Our specialty is based on uniting the disciplines of design and construction into one – we create the continuity between the vision of design and the realities of construction. Thus, let us help you decide.


Why Hiring a Portland Design Build Company is All About Trust

April 06, 2017 @ 07:00 PM

The decision to embark on a large-scale home remodel can be one of the most daunting tasks you’ll face as a homeowner. From the design process, material selection, color and lighting options, the process is heavy.


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 want to be successful, (who doesnt) start with these five simple tips.


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