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Portland Remodeler Defines Value Beyond Price

May 29, 2019 @ 10:01 AM

Contracting with COOPER Design Builders is not just hiring a builder. It’s not just signing up for an architect’s services. Working with COOPER is deciding to begin a relationship based on trust. We pledge to listen to you as you talk about how you live, how you want to move through your house, how you want to feel when you spend time there, and, importantly, how much you can afford to spend on your dreams. And then our design-build team will work with you throughout the process to make those dreams come true.


Stay Organized with Houzz During a Renovation

May 21, 2019 @ 12:45 PM

If you’ve spent any time on Houzz.com, you’ll know how great Houzz ideabooks are for gathering up photos and ideas for your next remodel. You also can use ideabooks to help you stay organized during the renovation of your Portland, Oregon, home.


Essential Features of a High-End Home Renovation

May 13, 2019 @ 09:07 AM

If you have the means to undertake a high-end remodel of your Portland, Oregon, home, take plenty of time to dream about the luxuries you might include. And then start prioritizing your list of features to determine which ones will be essential to your remodel. Of course, everyone’s list will be different, based on lifestyle, family situation, interests, and budget. Here are some features that will appear on most lists, and some more extreme choices that won’t be for everyone.


Worth the Splurge: What to Include in Your Fine Home Renovation

May 06, 2019 @ 09:26 AM

Opinions vary widely about which items are worth splurging on when planning a high-quality remodel of your Portland, Oregon, home. Let’s take a look at some of your options.


Your Guide to the 2019 Tour of Remodeled Homes

April 29, 2019 @ 06:43 AM

The 20th Annual Portland Tour of Remodeled Homes runs May 4th and 5th to showcase the latest trends in home remodeling. Showcasing the best and brightest remodelers in our area, this tour is an excellent opportunity to view their completed work and interact with the teams behind the design.


Designing the Perfect Outdoor Space

April 22, 2019 @ 10:46 AM

The perfect outdoor space is a place where you love to be. And it’s going to look different for each person. For you, it might be a cozy place to gather with friends around a fire pit. Or a lush landscaped yard, or a serious gardener’s paradise, or a gourmet outdoor kitchen, or an alternative living room with all the amenities. Let’s take a stab at some basic ideas that will make the out-of-doors at your Portland, Oregon, home perfect for you.


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.


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