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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

2018 Home Improvement Tax Credits: What You Need to Know [Updated]

January 14, 2019 @ 02:32 PM

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.


Thinking Ahead: Remodeling for Spring Curb Appeal in Portland

December 15, 2018 @ 09:27 AM

As anyone who has ever bought or sold a house knows, curb appeal is huge. But even if you’re not planning to put your home on the market, you want your house and yard to give a great first impression to anyone who sees them. Here are some tips to get you started on remodeling your Portland, Oregon, home for the best spring curb appeal.


Inside this Stunning Lake Oswego Remodel

December 13, 2018 @ 11:45 AM

What could be more satisfying to a builder and a homeowner than removing layers of the ’70s and ’80s—including orange shag carpet on the stairs—to reveal a home’s original character, and then expanding and modernizing the home?That’s what COOPER Design Builders did with our recent whole-home remodel and master suite addition on this 1952 Cape Cod in the Uplands neighborhood of Lake Oswego, Oregon.


11 Interior Design Themes to Consider for Your Portland Remodel

November 24, 2018 @ 08:05 AM

Remodeling a Portland home with a tired or muddled design? Drawn to certain looks but not sure what they’re called? Here’s a brief tour of 11 basic interior design themes to consider when planning your Portland remodel.


The Best Portland-area Neighborhoods to Invest in a Remodel

November 23, 2018 @ 08:06 AM

Though Portland, Oregon, has gained a national reputation as a trendy, if quirky, place to live, and the home prices in some areas are climbing fast, you still can find neighborhoods with affordable houses that are worth remodeling. Buying a home with “good bones” in an established neighborhood with the intent to remodel or add on can be a financially wise thing to do. Some people like new-construction developments, as they are a clean slate, but the prices can be steep. It’s still possible to buy an older bungalow or Midcentury Modern ranch, do an extensive remodel, and still come out ahead on the cost.


Remodeling Details: Where Should I Put the Laundry Room?

November 16, 2018 @ 07:42 AM

If you’re planning a major remodel of your Portland, Oregon, home, you might have the distinct luxury of deciding where your laundry room should go. Not surprisingly, there are plenty of opinions on the matter, and the best answer for you depends on your lifestyle.



8 Factors for Evaluating Your Remodeling Floor Plan

November 06, 2018 @ 09:25 AM

When thinking about the floor plan for the remodel of your Portland, Oregon, home, you should take into account a number of important factors, from your lifestyle to your budget. Here are eight factors to consider to help you evaluate your remodeling floor plan.


Go Local with These 12 Portland Furniture/Design Stores

November 03, 2018 @ 08:04 AM
Are you in the market for furniture in the Portland area and not sure where to go? It turns out that the city has a wealth of local furniture stores selling a broad range of new and vintage items for your home, much of them made in Oregon. Here’s a sampling of 16 Portland, Oregon, furniture stores with a local flair.

Exploring the Possibilities of Extra Space During Your Remodel

October 30, 2018 @ 06:10 PM

So you’ve just about decided to embark on a major remodel of your Portland, Oregon, home. Now is the time to explore ways you could use the extra space to add that special something that you’ve always wished you had in your home. Here are some possibilities.


14 Pantry Designs for Your Portland Remodel

October 30, 2018 @ 08:12 AM

If you’ve got the space, and the stuff to fill it, a walk-in pantry is a nice luxury to include in the remodel of your Portland, Oregon, kitchen. But there are lots of other pantry design ideas that can make your kitchen work smoothly. Here are 14:


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