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Incorporating an ADU In Your Portland Remodel

August 26, 2019 @ 08:45 AM

Portland continues to be a pioneer in the field of ADUs, or accessory dwelling units, as a result of the city’s policies making the construction of such dwellings legal on most single-family lots. It is easier than ever to incorporate an ADU into your Portland remodel, allowing your family to house renters for additional income or to make room for an adult child or aging parent. 


How Much Does it Cost to Remodel Your Basement in Portland? [Plus: What to Consider Before Remodeling]

August 19, 2019 @ 01:04 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.


Inside this Ranch Remodel in Raleigh Hills

July 30, 2019 @ 08:56 AM

Adding a Custom Wine Cellar to Your Home in Portland

July 26, 2019 @ 09:34 AM

The international recognition of Oregon as the producer of world-class wines over the past four decades has confirmed what Oregonians already knew: that the 725-plus winemakers in their state bottle some really great wines. If you’re one of those aficionados of Oregon wine who has moved beyond buying a couple of bottles for the weekend into serious collecting, you might be considering having a custom wine cellar built as part of your planned home remodel.


High-end Appliances for Your Kitchen Remodel

July 22, 2019 @ 09:24 AM

Why would you splurge on high-end appliances for your kitchen remodel? There are a number of reasons: They work better than lower-level appliances, they look great, they last longer and are more reliable, and they eventually can help you sell your home. If the way your kitchen looks to visitors and the way it feels and performs for you are important, and if you can work it into your remodeling budget, include these luxury brands in your research for your new kitchen.


Designing Your Portland Home for Resale

July 10, 2019 @ 09:39 AM

As you design a custom home for your family or a major remodel, it’s hard not to think about how the house will sell when it’s time to move on. But we think you should keep your own needs at the front of your mind, design a knockout house that fits your needs, and trust that the quality and attractiveness of the home that you build will appeal to buyers down the road.


14 Secrets to a Luxurious Bathroom Design

June 24, 2019 @ 09:57 AM

The master bathroom in your Portland, Oregon, home can be so much more than just a utilitarian space. When you plan the room’s remodel, think of it as a sanctuary where you can relax and refresh. Think luxury. Here are 14 features to consider working into your luxury bathroom design.


Outdoor Oasis: One Lake Oswego Family is Ready for Summer

June 14, 2019 @ 10:19 AM

COOPER Design Builders took advantage of an acre of level, undeveloped land behind this home in the green Portland suburb of Lake Oswego to create an outdoor playground for all ages last year. Now the family is ready for a summer outdoors.


Portland Remodeler Defines Value Beyond Price

May 29, 2019 @ 10:01 AM

Contracting with COOPER Design Builders is not just hiring a builder. It’s not just signing up for an architect’s services. Working with COOPER is deciding to begin a relationship based on trust. We pledge to listen to you as you talk about how you live, how you want to move through your house, how you want to feel when you spend time there, and, importantly, how much you can afford to spend on your dreams. And then our design-build team will work with you throughout the process to make those dreams come true.


Stay Organized with Houzz During a Renovation

May 21, 2019 @ 12:45 PM

If you’ve spent any time on Houzz.com, you’ll know how great Houzz ideabooks are for gathering up photos and ideas for your next remodel. You also can use ideabooks to help you stay organized during the renovation of your Portland, Oregon, home.


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