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A Guide to Your Portland Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Sep 26, 2018 2:15:00 PM

Getting the kitchen of your dreams in your Portland, Oregon, home is an exciting prospect. It also can be a little overwhelming. Here are some guideposts to help you along that journey.

Upscale Kitchen Renovation in Portland Oregon


With a project this big, you’ll need to take sufficient time to think it through. What do you need? What can you afford? Who’s going to build it?

7 Things to Consider Before Beginning Construction

Probably the most important decision will be your choice of a general contractor or design-build company. That decision will involve quite a bit of research, but it will be worth it.

Finding the Best General Contractor in Portland: What You Need to Know

Once you’ve found the right builder and designer, it will be up to you to communicate just what it is that you’re looking for in your kitchen remodel. An architect or designer definitely will have ideas and know how to create reality from your dreams, but you’ll need to get your ideas across.

How to Communicate Your Style to Your Portland Remodeling Company

Contemporary Kitchen Renovation in Portland Oregon


For most people, the cost of the project will be the main limiting factor in creating a kitchen of their dreams. So do what you need to do to figure out how much you can afford and how much you can borrow to get the job done. Before you get estimates from builders, take a look at Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report to get a ballpark estimate of the price of a kitchen remodel.

How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost in Portland, OR?

The report also will reveal how much of the money you spend on your project you could expect to recoup when you sell your home.

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

And here are some ideas on sources of financing for home improvements.

Securing a Home Renovation Loan: What Are My Options?

NEW! Download the 2020 Portland Home Remodeling Cost Report [PDF]


Contemporary Kitchen Renovation in Portland Oregon


Probably the most fun part of the project is thinking about how you’d like your kitchen to function, how it would be laid out, and which special touches, appliances, and finishes you would include. Take a look through these blog posts for ideas and direction, both general and specific.

Is Open Plan Living the Right Design for Your Home?

Kitchen Floor Plans: The Most Common Floor Plans and the Benefits of Each

Designing the Perfect Kitchen Island

14 Kitchen Cabinet Ideas for Your Gourmet Kitchen

32 Ways to Promote Aging in Place in the Kitchen

How to Design Your Gourmet Kitchen with Mixed Finishes

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

Unconventional Counter Top Ideas and Materials for Your Kitchen Remodel

Contemporary Kitchen Renovation in Portland Oregon


The hard truth about a major kitchen remodel is that the work will disrupt your life at home. But take heart and check out these strategies for making the project manageable. In the end, the upheaval will be worth it!

Guide to Surviving a Kitchen Remodel

Keeping Your Home Safe: Going Above and Beyond During Construction

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