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Finding the Best General Contractor in Portland: What You Need to Know

March 14, 2018 @ 02:13 PM

How would you go about finding the best general contractor in Portland? Here are some tips to help you hire a great builder and avoid costly missteps.



How Much Does a Home Addition Cost in Portland?

February 27, 2018 @ 10:58 AM

If you’re starting to research an addition to your Portland, Oregon, home, you’ll want to know the possible costs facing you. Adding a midrange bathroom can be done for under $50,000, a high-end master suite for $265,000 — and the prices go up from there as your vision expands.


Your Guide to the 2018 Tour of Remodeled Homes

February 24, 2018 @ 10:58 AM

The 19th Annual Portland Tour of Remodeled Homes runs March 10th and 11th to showcase the latest trends in home remodeling. This tour is the best way to see the completed work of several meticulous Portland-area remodelers that showcases the best and brightest in our area.


Incorporating an ADU into Your Custom Home: What You Need to Know

February 24, 2018 @ 08:22 AM

The process of building a custom home usually starts with dreams about your ideal house. Along the way, you will make decisions about what features are most important and what you can afford in the end. During that journey, don’t neglect to consider incorporating an accessory dwelling unit into your home. Making a secondary living space a part of your overall design from the beginning would be simpler, and probably cheaper, than adding the ADU later.


What You Should Know About Remodeling Bids

February 21, 2018 @ 11:52 AM

How would you go about finding the best general contractor in Portland? Here are some tips to help you hire a great builder and avoid costly missteps. 


Portland Basement Remodeling: How Much Does It Cost in 2018?

February 17, 2018 @ 01:59 PM

A basement remodel can take any number of forms, from the relatively minor framing of a couple of walls for a spare bedroom to a full-on remake of the lower level of the home for luxury living and entertainment space. Obviously, then, the cost of basement remodeling in Portland will vary greatly. But here is a look at a midrange project, as laid out by Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report.


How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Add to the Value of Your Portland Home?

February 10, 2018 @ 08:23 AM

If you’re thinking of embarking on a major gourmet remodel of the kitchen in your Portland home to make your family life at home more pleasant, your meal-preparation more efficient, or your entertaining more fun, the team at COOPER Design Builders would love to discuss your ideas with you! Remodeling Magazine's 2018 Cost vs. Value Report, which estimates how much certain remodeling projects add to a home’s value, is great way to think about your kitchen remodel's inherent value not only to your lifestyle but also to your finances.


2017 Home Improvement Tax Credits: What You Need to Know

January 31, 2018 @ 11:37 AM

Did you undertake significant home remodel projects in the past year? You’d no doubt be interested to know about the tax credits for 2017 that you can claim as a result of those home improvements. In general, you don’t get credits or deductions on your federal income taxes for home improvements, but there are specific areas that Congress wants to help you with.


18 Design Trends We’ll See in 2018

January 24, 2018 @ 02:15 PM

Keeping up with home fashion can be never-ending, and expensive, but if you’re planning a home remodel in 2018, you should be aware of the latest design trends. So here are some tips on what’s in, and what’s out, from the minds of top designers and the tastes of everyday Pinterest pinners.


9 Warm-Weather Projects to Start Thinking About This Winter

January 17, 2018 @ 10:07 AM

In the same way that gardeners brighten the dark, rainy days of winter by poring over brightly colored seed catalogs, homeowners use this dreary time to plot their summer remodeling projects. When the rain starts tapering off in late spring, contractors in Portland get busy, so now is the time to get on the builders’ calendars.


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