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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

12 Smart Home Technologies for Your Next Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Aug 11, 2020 9:08:00 AM

Technology is becoming more and more sophisticated by the day. If you're planning on remodeling your home (or attic), be sure to check out the technology that can help you save money on energy, improve the security of your home, and make everyday tasks easier. We've rounded up 12 of of the technology trends we've been seeing in newly renovated homes around Portland.

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Topics: Remodeling Ideas, Custom Home

Portland Kitchen Remodeling: A Complete Guide

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jul 31, 2020 12:55:28 PM

We’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about the various elements that go into a kitchen remodel. Below we’ve put together a guide to kitchen remodeling in Portland.

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

Selling Your Home in Portland? These 5 Renovations Will Help

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jul 23, 2020 2:07:25 PM

As you design a custom home for your family or a major remodel, it’s hard not to think about how the house will sell when it’s time to move on. But we think you should keep your own needs at the front of your mind, design a knockout house that fits your needs, and trust that the quality and attractiveness of the home that you build will appeal to buyers down the road.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Tips, Design, Planning a Remodel

Working with a Design-Build Company? Avoid These Common Mistakes

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 24, 2020 3:14:45 PM
Deciding to remodel your home is one of the biggest decisions you can make as a homeowner because of the commitment involved – of finances, time, energy, and inconvenience. Because of this, it’s essential that you are equipped with as much information as possible to make the right decision for you, your family, and your home. Below you’ll find information on common mistakes to avoid when remodeling your home, the difference between a design-build firm and a remodeling company, and misconceptions about the design-build remodeling process.
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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Remodeling Tips

Kid-Friendly Home Remodeling Ideas

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 24, 2020 12:18:10 PM

Not every Portland-area house is designed to accommodate children, so if you’re fortunate enough to be able to design a custom home from the ground up or engage in a whole-house remodel for the benefit of your family, you’ve got lots of options to ponder.

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Topics: Design, Kid-Friendly

Energy Efficient Home Building & Remodeling Tips

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 24, 2020 9:37:28 AM

Portland, Oregon’s chilly, wet winters make weatherization and energy-efficiency indispensable for every homeowner. The following suggestions include tips that a do-it-yourselfer could handle as well as jobs best done by a professional. Some major fixes  and improvements can be accomplished as part of a home remodel.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Energy Efficiency

How Much Does it Cost to Remodel a Basement in Portland? [Updated June 2020]

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 24, 2020 9:21:52 AM

A basement renovation can take any number of forms, from the relatively minor framing of a couple of walls for a spare bedroom to a full-on remake of the lower level of the home for luxury living and entertainment space. Because of the multitude of options a basement can provide, the cost of a basement remodel in Portland will vary greatly. Below, we've compiled average figures based on our experiences, and figures from Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report.

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Finance, Planning a Remodel

Warm Weather vs. Cold Weather Remodeling Projects

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 23, 2020 5:33:28 PM

In the same way that gardeners brighten the dark, rainy days of winter by poring over brightly colored seed catalogs, homeowners use this dreary time to plot their summer remodeling projects. When the rain starts tapering off in late spring, contractors in Portland get busy, so now is the time to get on the builders’ calendars.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Remodeling Tips, Home Maintenance

Tips for Designing the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen in Portland

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 9, 2020 1:47:53 PM

You live in Portland, Oregon, a beautiful city in a beautiful setting. Your home already incorporates features that bring the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest inside, but now you’re thinking about building an outdoor kitchen that would allow you to enjoy the out of doors in Portland year-round.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas

Designing the Perfect Dining Space

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 9, 2020 11:58:27 AM

The perfect design of the dining space in your Portland, Oregon, home depends on your lifestyle. Think about how your family gathers for meals — or doesn’t. Do you usually catch meals on the run, and that’s OK? Or do you feel it’s important to have a time — and a place — set aside for eating together? Do you often have visitors over for meals? These considerations and more should go into your final design of the perfect dining space for your home as you plan a remodel or custom home build.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Design, Kitchen Design