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

February 10, 2020 @ 11:53 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.


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

February 10, 2020 @ 11:39 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.


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

February 10, 2020 @ 11:33 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.


5 Ways to Make Your Remodeling Project a Success

February 10, 2020 @ 10:25 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.


10 Kitchen Design Trends Already Trending in 2020

January 06, 2020 @ 10:04 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.


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

December 30, 2019 @ 10:32 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.


8 Home Design Trends for 2020

December 30, 2019 @ 09:29 AM

This time of year, homeowners who are thinking about remodeling are often curious about which new trends will be emerging for the new year. Generally, there are more trends than any normal person can keep up with. It’s helpful to keep things in perspective. There is a significant difference between a fad and a true trend. Fads come and go fairly quickly—and following them too closely can leave you with a home that quickly looks dated.


What You Need to Know When Planning a Home Addition in Portland

December 16, 2019 @ 09:24 AM

Maybe your family is outgrowing your home and you don’t want to move, or you bought a small house that you’d always planned to expand. Whatever the reason, you’ll need to do some serious thinking before deciding to tackle a home addition in Portland, Oregon.


What’s the Best Time to Begin a Remodel in Oregon?

December 02, 2019 @ 10:23 AM

Asking, “What’s the best time to begin a remodel?” is a bit of a loaded question. It brings to mind the old Chinese proverb, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.”  That proverb actually makes a lot of sense when applied to home remodeling, because successful remodeling requires some careful thinking on your part. If you’ve never been involved in a home remodel before, you may want some help in identifying what you should consider before beginning construction.  The point is, If you want to be delighted with your remodeling results, take your time.


4 Winter Getaways Near Portland

November 25, 2019 @ 10:47 AM

Many of us are already sold on the idea that Portland is a great place to live. There are a lot of great neighborhoods and areas in the Portland area that makes it a place we want to stay. Despite the appeal, there are times (especially around the holidays) when cabin fever can set in and we just want to get away for a small break to rejuvenate. The good news is that it's possible to do that without taking on a major road trip. Here's a look at 4 winter getaways near Portland that are imminently enjoyable—and easy to access.


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