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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.


8 Must-Haves for Your Gourmet Kitchen

November 12, 2019 @ 10:37 AM

If you’re serious about your cooking, you’ll probably treat your kitchen a bit differently than the average homeowner. Often, high-end appliances are among the first things that come to mind when someone is considering outfitting a gourmet kitchen. In this article, however, we’re going to focus on some of the smaller (and more affordable) things to consider. If you’re interested in getting the most out of your kitchen when you cook, let’s look at 8 must-haves for your gourmet kitchen that will enable you to enjoy cooking efficiently and effectively.


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

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