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11 Interior Design Themes to Consider for Your Portland Remodel

November 24, 2018 @ 08:05 AM

Remodeling a Portland home with a tired or muddled design? Drawn to certain looks but not sure what they’re called? Here’s a brief tour of 11 basic interior design themes to consider when planning your Portland remodel.


The Best Portland-area Neighborhoods to Invest in a Remodel

November 23, 2018 @ 08:06 AM

Though Portland, Oregon, has gained a national reputation as a trendy, if quirky, place to live, and the home prices in some areas are climbing fast, you still can find neighborhoods with affordable houses that are worth remodeling. Buying a home with “good bones” in an established neighborhood with the intent to remodel or add on can be a financially wise thing to do. Some people like new-construction developments, as they are a clean slate, but the prices can be steep. It’s still possible to buy an older bungalow or Midcentury Modern ranch, do an extensive remodel, and still come out ahead on the cost.


Remodeling Details: Where Should I Put the Laundry Room?

November 16, 2018 @ 07:42 AM

If you’re planning a major remodel of your Portland, Oregon, home, you might have the distinct luxury of deciding where your laundry room should go. Not surprisingly, there are plenty of opinions on the matter, and the best answer for you depends on your lifestyle.



8 Elements to Consider When Designing Your Floor Plan

November 06, 2018 @ 09:25 AM

When thinking about the floor plan for the remodel of your Portland, Oregon, home, you should take into account a number of important factors, from your lifestyle to your budget. Here are eight factors to consider to help you evaluate your remodeling floor plan.


Go Local with These 12 Portland Furniture/Design Stores

November 03, 2018 @ 08:04 AM
Are you in the market for furniture in the Portland area and not sure where to go? It turns out that the city has a wealth of local furniture stores selling a broad range of new and vintage items for your home, much of them made in Oregon. Here’s a sampling of 16 Portland, Oregon, furniture stores with a local flair.

Exploring the Possibilities of Extra Space During Your Remodel

October 30, 2018 @ 06:10 PM

So you’ve just about decided to embark on a major remodel of your Portland, Oregon, home. Now is the time to explore ways you could use the extra space to add that special something that you’ve always wished you had in your home. Here are some possibilities.


14 Pantry Designs for Your Portland Remodel

October 30, 2018 @ 08:12 AM

If you’ve got the space, and the stuff to fill it, a walk-in pantry is a nice luxury to include in the remodel of your Portland, Oregon, kitchen. But there are lots of other pantry design ideas that can make your kitchen work smoothly. Here are 14:


How a Portland Family Found the Home of Their Dreams

October 05, 2018 @ 12:15 PM

Anna and Jeff, the owners of a classic Prairie/Craftsman-style home in the historic Alameda neighborhood of northeast Portland, Oregon, needed upgrades to a fine home that had fallen into disrepair over the years. The entire house presented potential remodeling projects, but they decided to focus on the immediate needs first: a kitchen remodel and remodels of two bathrooms.


A Guide to Your Portland Kitchen Remodel

September 26, 2018 @ 02:15 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.


4 Ideas for Your Master Bath Addition

September 19, 2018 @ 11:27 AM

The task of designing a master bathroom addition for your Portland, Oregon, home involves as much thinking about your lifestyle as planning of plumbing features. If two of you are living in the master suite, do you each need your own sink? Do you really think you’ll spend a lot of time soaking in a tub? Would you make use of a sitting area to rest or visit with another occupant of the bath? Assuming you like the trend toward spa-like master bath retreats, here are some layouts to consider.


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