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Lane Cooper

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How Light Bounces Off Design: The Benefits of Designing a Home with Natural Light In Mind

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jan 29, 2023 11:30:00 AM

Let there be light! Humans are happier, healthier, and more productive when they receive enough natural sunlight. Though we can argue about how much natural light penetrates through the Portland clouds this time of year, we can all agree that we should make the most of the free resources radiating down from the sky.

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Lighting, Design, Custom Home Design, Whole Home Remodeling

14 Kitchen Remodeling Trends That Are Becoming Outdated in 2023

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jan 26, 2023 11:30:00 AM

No one wants to build a kitchen so “of the moment” that it looks dated within a few short years. You want to love your new kitchen for many years to come. Our expert designers offer their insight into kitchen trends to avoid so that you design a kitchen that ages gracefully.

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Kitchen Remodeling, Design, Custom Home Design, Kitchen Design

Design 101: Let’s Talk Tile for Your Portland Home Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Dec 15, 2022 1:00:00 PM

Few building materials cover as much ground as tiles. Easy to clean and versatile (pun intended), tiles are an excellent solution for many design quandaries and a perfect fit for many more spaces than you expect. Don’t miss the opportunity for a personalized, durable, and trendy finish by finding the right tile for your Portland home remodel.

COOPER Design Build has the in-house expertise to take your dated house and create your dream home right where you are. Our team has developed time-tested and seamless processes that maximize your project’s potential. 

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Custom Home Design, Luxury Home, Whole Home Remodeling

7 Winter Activities Near Portland, OR

Posted by Lane Cooper on Dec 12, 2022 3:00:00 PM

The temperature is dropping, and you’re climbing the walls. Don’t go stir-crazy at home; plan a wintertime adventure in magical Portland. From the weird and uniquely wonderful niches Portland occupies alone to big city culture, sports, and shows, there’s plenty to do in Portland during the winter.

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Topics: Living in Portland

What’s the Difference Between a Contractor and a Design Build Remodeler?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Nov 21, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Choosing a capable builder is the number one most important thing you can do to set your home remodeling up for success. To make the right decision for your project, you need to understand the different kinds of construction professionals out there. COOPER Design Build can help with that. In this blog, we explain the difference between a design build remodeler and a general contractor. 

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Design, Custom Home Design, Whole Home Remodeling

Is Your Portland Home Ready to Host for the Holidays?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Nov 10, 2022 12:39:42 PM

Preparing for the holidays is a whole affair. There are guests to invite, presents to buy, meals to cook, family traditions to uphold, and then, there’s the matter of getting your house holiday-hosting ready. All these chores can feel overwhelming and suck your joy out of the most wonderful time of year. But don’t worry; COOPER Design Build is here to help!

Take it one task at a time, using our tips on getting ready for the holiday and how to prepare for guests. 

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Remodeling Your Portland Home with Storage in Mind

Posted by Lane Cooper on Oct 18, 2022 10:00:00 AM

People love stuff: food, clothes, tools, decorations — you name it. Stuff helps us accomplish our goals. It gives us nourishment and safety. The sillier stuff makes us happy. But, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. With only so much space in their home, many homeowners discover this truth for themselves. 

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Luxury Home, Whole Home Remodeling

Go Local With These 10 Portland Furniture/Design Stores

Posted by Lane Cooper on Oct 10, 2022 10:00:00 AM

A beautiful home needs beautiful, comfortable furniture to complete the look. So, when COOPER Design Build works with a client on a whole home remodel, we help them achieve every aspect of their vision, from the layout to the lighting and, yes, the furniture. 

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Custom Home, Luxury Home, Living in Portland

Can I Have a Modern Home with Textured Walls?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Oct 5, 2022 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to the look and feel of your walls, a modern smooth wall texture has been the unquestionable choice for a contemporary home. Trends are changing as homeowners and designers alike seek to create more comfortable, cozy interiors. Texture is back in style. Here’s why and how you can incorporate the textured look into your modern home!

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Topics: Design

8 Practical Upgrades That Will Add Value to Your Portland, Oregon Kitchen

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jul 20, 2022 5:51:00 AM

You look around your kitchen, and all you see are needed improvements. Scratched cabinets and floors require replacing, your faucets have water stains, and past-their-prime appliances rattle in protest every time they're in use. Whether you want to fix up your kitchen for your family — or future buyers — the number of possible kitchen upgrades is almost limitless. But the same isn't true for your wallet. So, you need to prioritize. 

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling Investment, Design, Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Kitchen Design