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Can I Have a Modern Home with Textured Walls?

April 15, 2019 @ 09:32 AM
The easy answer is you can have whatever texture you want in your new or remodeled Portland, Oregon, home—it’s your house and your style. But if you’re watching trends, it’s true that the look in modern upscale homes is sleek and smooth walls.

What's the Best Flooring for a Portland Basement?

April 08, 2019 @ 09:11 AM

There’s no way around the fact that basements often get wet, especially in rainy Portland, Oregon. So whatever flooring you choose for your basement has to be either waterproof or easily cleaned and dried. Here are some thoughts on choosing the best flooring for your Portland basement.


Whom Should You Consult First When Planning a Home Addition?

April 04, 2019 @ 10:55 AM

When you’re planning an addition to your Portland, Oregon, home, it’s best to take a team approach to a job that has so many facets. Your team will include players such as your own family, financial professionals, city officials, architects, engineers, designers, builders, subcontractors, and more. Let’s consider where you should start.


Practical Upgrades That Will Add Value to Your Kitchen

March 27, 2019 @ 08:42 AM

Whether you’re thinking of the attractiveness of your home to potential buyers or its value to your family and your lifestyle, the kitchen sits near the top of the list of most important areas in a house. The number of possible upgrades is almost limitless, of course, so you need to think about what you really need, and why you’re upgrading your Portland-area home.


Finding the Perfect Vanity Lighting for Your New Bathroom

March 22, 2019 @ 01:58 PM

There are many factors to consider when planning the lights for your new bathroom, from light-layering options to fixture heights, shades, dimmers, and bulb temperatures. Read on for tips on finding the perfect vanity lighting for your new bathroom.


A Kitchen Remodel That Allows You to Age in Place

March 14, 2019 @ 02:29 PM

Polls continue to show that most older Americans want to age in place, preferring to stay in their homes and their communities rather than move to a retirement home, assisted-living facility, or nursing home. To make that possible, Baby Boomer homeowners are turning to remodeling professionals to make their houses safer and easier to occupy as their vision and mobility decline. The 2019 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study showed that 37 percent of Baby Boomers doing a kitchen remodel address aging-in-place issues. Here are some ways to remodel the kitchen in your Portland, Oregon, home to help you age in place.


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

February 26, 2019 @ 12:14 PM

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.


How Much Does a Home Addition Cost in Portland? [Updated February 2019]

February 26, 2019 @ 10:26 AM

If you’re feeling seriously cramped in your Portland-area home, you might be wondering how much it would cost to add on, rather than go through the upheaval of moving to a larger house. Each year, Remodeling magazine compiles its Cost vs. Value Report, which lists the average prices for certain remodeling jobs in cities across the country. Take a look here at some typical home-addition projects and what the average price would be in the Portland, Oregon, market.

Download the 2019 Portland Home Remodeling Cost Report [PDF]


Ten Kitchen Designs Already Trending In 2019

February 17, 2019 @ 12:12 PM

As every Portlander knows, this city has its own style. But that doesn’t mean that its new and remodeled kitchens won’t borrow some ideas from designers in other parts of the world. Here are some kitchen design trends that have been showing up in 2019.


Remodeling Your Kitchen for Maximum Storage

January 27, 2019 @ 03:25 PM

In certain areas of the house, who doesn’t want more storage? As you get ready to remodel your kitchen, plan for maximum storage, limited only by your budget and your square footage. Take a look at these options.


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