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10 Kitchen Design Trends Already Trending in 2020

January 06, 2020 @ 10:04 AM

It’s January and that means that the kitchen design prognosticators are out in full force! Of course, many of the kitchen design trends you can expect to see in 2020 are already in evidence. And while the opinions of various designers often vary—or even contradict one another—here’s a look at 10 of the trends that already appearing in homes across the country.


Home Improvement Tax Credits: What You Need to Know [Updated for 2019]

December 30, 2019 @ 10:32 AM

Most home improvements don’t earn you deductions or credits on your federal or Oregon income taxes, although there are some exceptions. Take a look at the home-related spending that you can claim to help reduce your income taxes.


8 Home Design Trends for 2020

December 30, 2019 @ 09:29 AM

This time of year, homeowners who are thinking about remodeling are often curious about which new trends will be emerging for the new year. Generally, there are more trends than any normal person can keep up with. It’s helpful to keep things in perspective. There is a significant difference between a fad and a true trend. Fads come and go fairly quickly—and following them too closely can leave you with a home that quickly looks dated.


What You Need to Know When Planning a Home Addition in Portland

December 16, 2019 @ 09:24 AM

Maybe your family is outgrowing your home and you don’t want to move, or you bought a small house that you’d always planned to expand. Whatever the reason, you’ll need to do some serious thinking before deciding to tackle a home addition in Portland, Oregon.


What’s the Best Time to Begin a Remodel in Oregon?

December 02, 2019 @ 10:23 AM

Asking, “What’s the best time to begin a remodel?” is a bit of a loaded question. It brings to mind the old Chinese proverb, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.”  That proverb actually makes a lot of sense when applied to home remodeling, because successful remodeling requires some careful thinking on your part. If you’ve never been involved in a home remodel before, you may want some help in identifying what you should consider before beginning construction.  The point is, If you want to be delighted with your remodeling results, take your time.


4 Winter Getaways Near Portland

November 25, 2019 @ 10:47 AM

Many of us are already sold on the idea that Portland is a great place to live. There are a lot of great neighborhoods and areas in the Portland area that makes it a place we want to stay. Despite the appeal, there are times (especially around the holidays) when cabin fever can set in and we just want to get away for a small break to rejuvenate. The good news is that it's possible to do that without taking on a major road trip. Here's a look at 4 winter getaways near Portland that are imminently enjoyable—and easy to access.


Essential Features of a High-End Home Renovation

November 22, 2019 @ 12:04 PM

If you have the means to undertake a high-end remodel of your Portland, Oregon, home, take plenty of time to dream about the luxuries you might include. And then start prioritizing your list of features to determine which ones will be essential to your remodel. Of course, everyone’s list will be different, based on lifestyle, family situation, interests, and budget. Here are some features that will appear on most lists, and some more extreme choices that won’t be for everyone.


Practical Upgrades That Will Add Value to Your Kitchen

November 22, 2019 @ 11:47 AM

Whether you’re thinking of the attractiveness of your home to potential buyers or its value to your family and your lifestyle, the kitchen sits near the top of the list of most important areas in a house. The number of possible upgrades is almost limitless, of course, so you need to think about what you really need, and why you’re upgrading your Portland-area home.


4 Tips for Holiday Entertaining in Portland

November 18, 2019 @ 01:48 PM

The arrival of the holiday season often ushers in fun holiday festivities. Here are 4 tips for holiday entertaining in Portland that can make your holiday parties fun, festive, and memorable.


Inside this Luxury Remodel in Lake Oswego

November 15, 2019 @ 09:39 AM

Most homeowners don't think of a whole home remodel as a relaxing experience. And yet, "relaxing" was the result for homeowners who took on a whole house remodel that included outdoor living space and a Porte Cochere in Lake Oswego. That's why, to take you inside this luxury remodel in Lake Oswego, we have to take you outside as well.


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