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Your Master Bath Addition: Dos and Don'ts

August 08, 2018 @ 08:56 AM

These days, it’s hard to find a new home that isn’t built with at least one master suite. But if your home is old enough or humble enough to not have a master bath, you could be itching to add one. Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind as you consider your options.


The Guide to Portland Remodeling

August 01, 2018 @ 04:03 AM

The process of remodeling a home in the Portland area encompasses so many factors and involves so many steps that we’ve put together a basic guide with links to articles on each topic: planning ahead, finances, finding a builder, bids, contracts, and surviving the process.


Design Ideas for a Sleek, Modern Bathroom

July 25, 2018 @ 12:23 PM

The bathroom — with its hard, smooth surfaces, clean lines, and potential for sleek fixtures — is a great place to dabble in modern design. If you’re toying with the idea of going modern with your bathroom remodel, here are some ideas to consider.


How Much Does a Home Addition Cost in Portland?

July 23, 2018 @ 10:19 AM

If you’re starting to research an addition to your Portland, Oregon, home, you’ll want to know the possible costs facing you. Adding a midrange bathroom can be done for under $50,000, a high-end master suite for $265,000 — and the prices go up from there as your vision expands.


18 Design Trends for 2018

July 23, 2018 @ 09:15 AM

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.


Featured Project: Neo-Traditional Whole-House Remodel in Portland

July 23, 2018 @ 08:43 AM

This handsome home on the banks of the Willamette River in the leafy south-Portland suburb of Wilsonville underwent a whole-house remodel by the COOPER Design Builders team. The owners’ vision was a home with exquisite interiors to complement the natural setting and stunning views of the river. The result was a fresh, relaxing, and comfortable home that earned a 2017 Structure + Style Award for a major home remodel from Oregon Home magazine.

[Click Here to view photos of the full home remodel]


Using Pendant Lighting in Your Kitchen Remodel: What You Need to Know

July 18, 2018 @ 11:22 AM

Pendant lights, which hang from the ceiling by a wire, chain, or pole, can offer so much to your kitchen: overall illumination, task or accent lighting, and a visual focal point. When you’re planning a kitchen remodel in your Portland home, keep the following considerations in mind.


8 Things to Establish When Planning for a Master Bathroom Remodel

July 11, 2018 @ 01:12 PM

Taking the plunge, so to speak, into remodeling the master bathroom in your Portland home? Make sure you’ve thought through these eight major considerations.


Designing the Perfect Kitchen Island

July 05, 2018 @ 10:11 AM

The kitchen can be one of the toughest, and most fun, rooms in a house to design. There are so many possible configurations for preparation, cooking, serving, cleanup, and storage. An island can handle any number of those functions, expanding the counter and storage space of your kitchen, but you’ll need to decide what your priorities are before you and your designer can create a kitchen island that’s perfect for you.


Is Open Plan Living the Right Design for Your Home?

June 27, 2018 @ 10:15 AM

Maybe it’s a need to feel connected with busy family members who are away from home all day and seldom see each other, or perhaps it’s just a desire to make a small home feel larger, but people continue to seek out homes with open floor plans. What is an open floor plan? As it sounds, it’s a home with few walls breaking up a large open area. Usually, the openness comes in the main living area of kitchen, living room, family room, and dining area. So what’s so great about the open plan concept, and what are the drawbacks?


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