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Portland Basement Remodeling: How Much Does It Cost in 2018?

February 17, 2018 @ 01:59 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.


How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Add to the Value of Your Portland Home?

February 10, 2018 @ 08:23 AM

If you’re thinking of embarking on a major gourmet remodel of the kitchen in your Portland home to make your family life at home more pleasant, your meal-preparation more efficient, or your entertaining more fun, the team at COOPER Design Builders would love to discuss your ideas with you! Remodeling Magazine's 2018 Cost vs. Value Report, which estimates how much certain remodeling projects add to a home’s value, is great way to think about your kitchen remodel's inherent value not only to your lifestyle but also to your finances.


2017 Home Improvement Tax Credits: What You Need to Know

January 31, 2018 @ 11:37 AM

Did you undertake significant home remodel projects in the past year? You’d no doubt be interested to know about the tax credits for 2017 that you can claim as a result of those home improvements. In general, you don’t get credits or deductions on your federal income taxes for home improvements, but there are specific areas that Congress wants to help you with.


18 Design Trends We’ll See in 2018

January 24, 2018 @ 02:15 PM

Keeping up with home fashion can be never-ending, and expensive, but if you’re planning a home remodel in 2018, you should be aware of the latest design trends. So here are some tips on what’s in, and what’s out, from the minds of top designers and the tastes of everyday Pinterest pinners.


9 Warm-Weather Projects to Start Thinking About This Winter

January 17, 2018 @ 10:07 AM

In the same way that gardeners brighten the dark, rainy days of winter by poring over brightly colored seed catalogs, homeowners use this dreary time to plot their summer remodeling projects. When the rain starts tapering off in late spring, contractors in Portland get busy, so now is the time to get on the builders’ calendars.


Finding the Right Custom Home Builder: What You Need to Know

January 10, 2018 @ 03:27 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.


Incorporating an ADU In Your Portland Remodel

December 27, 2017 @ 02:19 PM

If you live in or near Portland, Oregon, chances are good that you have heard about ADUs although you might never have noticed one. As a result of the city’s policies making the construction of accessory dwelling units legal on most single-family lots, Portland has made a name for itself as a pioneer in the field. It is easier than ever to incorporate an ADU into your Portland remodel, allowing for families to house another family or generate extra income. 


The Dos and Don’ts of Remodeling in NE Portland

December 20, 2017 @ 09:48 AM

NE Portland is home to some of our favorite neighborhoods. We've helped homeowners reimagine and redesign their homes in several of Portland's unique Northeast Neighborhoods. Our team has remodeled entire homes in Alameda, focusing on preserving the character of the Craftsman. We've worked on gourmet kitchens in Grant Park, reimaging the classic Tudor design to fit a modern family. 


Bringing Craftsmanship to Portland Homes through Attention to Detail

December 13, 2017 @ 01:18 PM

Our process includes design and attention to detail. This is one of the facets of our firm that sets us apart from other design build companies. We are artists and we excel at quality craftsmanship.


Preparing for a Basement Remodel in Portland

December 13, 2017 @ 01:17 PM
All major renovation jobs require significant advance planning, and a remodel of the basement in your Portland home is no different.

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