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14 Kitchen Cabinet Ideas for Your Gourmet Kitchen

May 02, 2018 @ 10:06 AM

Isn’t it the serious cook’s dream to have a kitchen designed around him or her? If you consider yourself a gourmet cook and are planning a new or remodeled kitchen, here are some ideas to keep in mind that will help you choose the kinds of cabinetry that will work best for you.


Keeping Your Home Safe: Going Above and Beyond During Construction

April 25, 2018 @ 12:13 PM

There is a certain level of trust that must be given between a homeowner and their contractor. As a homeowner, you are agreeing to relinquish complete control over your home, a concept that is foreign to many of us.


7 Things to Consider Before Beginning Construction

April 18, 2018 @ 01:05 PM

A home remodel or addition is a major endeavor with countless moving parts, and it just doesn’t make sense to launch into such a project without taking the time to think it through. Here are seven points to consider in the planning process.


Managing Your Remodel: A Beginner’s Guide

April 11, 2018 @ 07:31 AM

Let's assume that you are planning to hire a skilled general contractor or design-build professional such as COOPER Design Builders to manage your Portland home remodel or addition. That doesn’t mean that you won’t have plenty of managing of your own to do throughout the project. Here are some suggestions to help you make it through.


The Contractor’s Contract: What Should You Look For?

April 04, 2018 @ 02:14 PM

The state of Oregon requires builders to have a written contract for any work worth $2,000 or more on a home. But even if it didn’t, it only makes sense to sign a contract that spells out all the particulars with someone who will be remodeling your home. Such a document protects both you and the contractor. Make sure your contract contains these items:


Securing a Home Renovation Loan: What Are My Options?

March 28, 2018 @ 08:03 AM

Most people don’t have enough cash sitting around to pay for a major home addition or remodel — although that’s probably the best way to finance such a project — so they need to study the options available in home renovation loans.


The Contractor Interview Process: What You Need to Know

March 21, 2018 @ 02:09 PM

You’ve decided to go ahead with your home remodel or addition, and now it’s time to choose a general contractor or design-build professional to turn your dreams into reality. Here is what you need to know about interviewing a contractor.


What You Should Know About Remodeling Bids

March 21, 2018 @ 11:52 AM

How would you go about finding the best general contractor in Portland? Here are some tips to help you hire a great builder and avoid costly missteps. 


Finding the Best General Contractor in Portland: What You Need to Know

March 14, 2018 @ 02:13 PM

How would you go about finding the best general contractor in Portland? Here are some tips to help you hire a great builder and avoid costly missteps.


How Much Does a Home Addition Cost in Portland?

February 27, 2018 @ 10:58 AM

If you’re starting to research an addition to your Portland, Oregon, home, you’ll want to know the possible costs facing you. Adding a midrange bathroom can be done for under $50,000, a high-end master suite for $265,000 — and the prices go up from there as your vision expands.


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