<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1776507535977856&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

Lane Cooper

Recent Posts

Designing a Home Gym (That You'll Actually Use)

Posted by Lane Cooper on Mar 30, 2020 6:26:33 AM

There’s no shortage of excuses why we don’t do what we know we should do—such as exercise. So when you’re designing a gym for your Portland, Oregon, home, don’t let bad planning be one of those excuses.

Read More

Topics: Design

A True Transformation: Inside this Whole Home Remodel in Portland

Posted by Lane Cooper on Mar 9, 2020 8:23:26 AM

Sometimes a house needs to be more than it is. In that case, a whole house remodel might be the best choice. The original layout of this Portland home was boxy. Lots of smaller rooms and cabinetry made the spaces feel cramped and cluttered. With a remodel of the entire interior space, the results are striking. Each space feels fresh and open. Featured on the 2020 Tour of Remodeled Homes.

Read More

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

Remodeling Your Kitchen for Maximum Storage

Posted by Lane Cooper on Mar 9, 2020 8:08:48 AM

In certain areas of the house, who doesn’t want more storage? The kitchen is a major gathering point in the homes, so you may need a lot of variety in storage options here. As you get ready to remodel your kitchen, plan to maximize every inch, limited only by your budget and your square footage. Take a look at these options.

Read More

Topics: Home Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Remodeling Tips, Home Additions, Planning a Remodel, Kitchen Design

Your Guide to the 2020 Tour of Remodeled Homes in Portland

Posted by Lane Cooper on Mar 9, 2020 7:19:16 AM

Update: Following the event guidelines recommended by Oregon Governor Kate Brown this morning and in the best interest of our consumers’ health and safety, we have made the decision to postpone this weekend’s Tour of Remodeled Homes. We are exploring all options in regards to potential dates and ticket holder implications. We appreciate the support of our loyal audience, remodelers and sponsors, and we will be in touch in the coming weeks with updates on the 2020 Tour of Remodeled Homes. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.

Read More

Topics: Home Remodeling, Featured Projects, Design

How Much Does a Whole Home Remodel Cost in Portland? [Updated February 2020]

Posted by Lane Cooper on Feb 10, 2020 11:53:31 AM

The prospect of a whole-home remodel can be exciting—even if many aspects are relatively unknown, including the cost. Below is a look at a few average prices of remodeling jobs that are typically included in a whole-house remodel. Keep in mind that the figures below are based on collective data for the Portland metro area. Actual figures may vary.

Read More

Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Investment

How Much Does a Home Addition Cost in Portland? [Updated February 2020]

Posted by Lane Cooper on Feb 10, 2020 11:39:11 AM

Feeling crowded in your small home? Dying to do something with that unfinished portion of your basement? A home addition may be right for you. Since this is often a much larger project than a simple remodel, you’ll want to start with a range of costs.

Read More

Topics: Home Additions, Home Remodeling Cost (2019)

How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost in Portland? [Updated February 2020]

Posted by Lane Cooper on Feb 10, 2020 11:33:43 AM

How much would it cost to remodel the kitchen in your Portland, Oregon, home? Depends on what you mean by remodel. Read on to learn what Remodeling magazine estimates the average prices would be for three different levels of remodel.

Read More

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

5 Ways to Make Your Remodeling Project a Success

Posted by Lane Cooper on Feb 10, 2020 10:25:20 AM

Happy New Year! It's a new year and you might be considering a new remodeling or renovation project. If you are, you are probably planning, preparing and researching ways to make it more successful and tips to save money and get exactly what you want. If you want to be successful, (who doesn't) start with these five simple tips.

Read More

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

10 Kitchen Design Trends Already Trending in 2020

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jan 6, 2020 10:04:00 AM

It’s January and that means that the kitchen design prognosticators are out in full force! Of course, many of the kitchen design trends you can expect to see in 2020 are already in evidence. And while the opinions of various designers often vary—or even contradict one another—here’s a look at 10 of the trends that already appearing in homes across the country.

Read More

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

Home Improvement Tax Credits: What You Need to Know [Updated for 2019]

Posted by Lane Cooper on Dec 30, 2019 10:32:00 AM

Most home improvements don’t earn you deductions or credits on your federal or Oregon income taxes, although there are some exceptions. Take a look at the home-related spending that you can claim to help reduce your income taxes.

Read More

Topics: Finance