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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

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

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