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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

Essential Features of a High-End Home Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Oct 13, 2021 8:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Luxury Home

Portland Kitchen Remodeling: Cost, Tips & Inspiration

Posted by Lane Cooper on Aug 23, 2021 9:09:27 AM

Everything you need to know about remodeling your kitchen in Portland in one place.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Kitchen Design

Ask Cooper Anything Q&A: Your Remodeling Questions, Answered By Us! (August 2021)

Posted by Cooper Design Build on Aug 3, 2021 8:00:00 AM

What IS The Ask Cooper Anything Q&A Series?

We asked our community to anonymously send us any questions they had regarding remodeling, interior design, or general home improvement. 

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Remodeling Tips, Planning a Remodel, Historic Home Remodel

How Long Does a Whole Home Remodel Take in Portland?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jan 28, 2021 12:00:00 PM

If you want to live in your dream home, but don’t want to move, then a whole house remodel the perfect solution. Whole home remodels meet your present needs and desires while also increasing the value of your home, setting you up for success down the road. Although this project can pay off big time through the years, it is rather time consuming. To keep your stress levels low, it’s important to know just what to expect and how long it will likely take.

Here’s a look at how long you should expect your whole home remodel to take. 

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Planning a Remodel, Whole Home Remodeling

Should You Hire an Architect For Large Home Renovation Projects?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jan 26, 2021 12:00:00 PM

When homeowners first start thinking about a larger home renovation project like a whole home remodel, they need to decide whether they will hire a design-build firm or or hire an architect/designer separately from their contractor. There are reasons to consider each approach, so it’s worth investigating both before you make a choice. This blog post compares the two options and aims to provide clarity as to which option is best for you. 

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Design

9 Popular Home Styles in Portland OR

Posted by Sherri White on Dec 30, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Going on a drive through Portland’s neighborhoods is like taking an architectural trip back through time. You can swing from homes that are large and stately to styles that are much more modest and efficient. Each type has its own history relative to the city. These nine have stood the test of time to take their places as the most popular in Portland.

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Topics: Design, Living in Portland

Your Guide To Basement ADUs in Portland, OR

Posted by Sherri White on Dec 23, 2020 1:45:00 PM

Sometimes, the best project for your home isn’t something for your use only. Building a space that someone else can live in is one of the hottest trends in home improvements. Increasing the living space and possibly adding a separate unit for rental income improves your use of the property and can give you a tidy return on your investment as well. The trick is that you have to make sure you do it correctly. If you’re debating adding an ADU to your property, here are a few things you should know before you start.

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Topics: ADU's

8 Ways to Renovate Your Basement in 2021

Posted by Sherri White on Nov 15, 2020 8:17:00 AM

Wondering what to do with your basement next year? Wishing you could solve all your space problems by rethinking your basement layout? With a good design, almost anything is possible. Check out these eight basement remodeling projects for 2021.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas

Remodeling Ideas for a Post-COVID World

Posted by Lane Cooper on Nov 14, 2020 7:59:00 AM

You may not have known that the beginning of the year would change your life in so many ways. With the passage of COVID-19 throughout the world, people everywhere are rethinking what it means to live, work, learn, and have fun. Your sanitation regimen will never be the same, and maybe that’s a good thing. If your home isn’t keeping up with these changing times, however, you might need to improve it to work with your new normal. Try out these home improvements that will help make your day easier now and continue to provide great value in the future.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Tips, Custom Home Design

7 Ideas for Your Portland Attic Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Oct 14, 2020 9:55:00 AM

When you start to search for extra space in your Portland home, sometimes the answer is right above your head. For many homeowners, an attic is a place that is either too hot or too cold, with bad lighting and possibly a few pests. But if you make a strategic choice, you could solve many of your space issues with attic remodeling. Not sure what you could do with it? Try these attic remodel ideas and see how they might make your home life so much easier.

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Topics: Remodeling Ideas, Planning a Remodel