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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

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

Is It Worth It to Remodel My Attic?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Oct 12, 2020 9:04:00 AM

Most home renovation projects seem like they would be easy choices to make. The attic is often one of them, but sometimes you need a little persuading. Unlike your bedroom or kitchen, the attic may not be a room that you think of as useful, except for keeping out the rain. Of course, every home is different, which means the best way to renovate your house is going to be unique from any others. If you’re thinking about an attic remodel and wondering, “Is it worth it?” ask yourself these questions.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas

15 Kitchen Pantry Storage and Design Ideas

Posted by Lane Cooper on Sep 8, 2020 6:06:00 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 kitchen. But there are lots of other pantry design ideas that can make your kitchen work smoothly. Here are 14 designs to consider:

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Planning a Remodel, Kitchen Design

8 Tips to Communicate Your Style to a Design-Build Remodeler

Posted by Lane Cooper on Sep 1, 2020 12:02:00 PM

When you’re planning to invest in a major home-improvement project, there’s nothing much more important than clearly communicating your vision to your local Portland remodeling company.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Tips, Design, Planning a Remodel

The Best Portland Neighborhoods to Invest in a Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Aug 31, 2020 8:06:00 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.

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Planning a Remodel

Top Questions to Ask a Custom Home Builder [and their References]

Posted by Lane Cooper on Aug 26, 2020 3:27:00 PM

The choice of a custom home builder can have lifelong consequences — you want your Portland dream home to be perfect and to last a lifetime — so you shouldn’t cut corners when making that decision. Here are some important steps to take when selecting a home builder.

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Topics: Custom Home, Luxury Home

6 Steps for Planning a Home Addition in Portland, OR

Posted by Lane Cooper on Aug 26, 2020 5:47:43 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.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Additions

Can I Have a Modern Home with Textured Walls?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Aug 25, 2020 11:42:18 AM
 
The easy answer is you can have whatever texture you want in your new or remodeled Portland, Oregon, home—it’s your house and your style. But if you’re watching trends, it’s true that the look in modern upscale homes is sleek and smooth walls. We take a look at different types of textured walls, how to contend with textured walls when remodeling and designing, and more. 
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Topics: Design

Go Local with These 12 Portland Furniture/Design Stores

Posted by Lane Cooper on Aug 25, 2020 11:39:02 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.
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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Design

Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations to Age in Place [With Examples]

Posted by Lane Cooper on Aug 17, 2020 7:52:00 AM

More than three-fourths of Americans over age 50 say they want to stay in their own homes as they get older, but only 1% of the nation’s housing stock is set up with the features that would make aging in place safe and comfortable. If you’re considering a remodel of your Portland-area home, it’s the perfect time to build such features into your plans.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Aging in Place