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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

6 Steps for Planning a Home Addition in Portland, OR

Posted by Lane Cooper on Aug 26, 2020 5:47:43 AM

Maybe your family is outgrowing your home and you don’t want to move, or you bought a small house that you’d always planned to expand. Whatever the reason, you’ll need to do some serious thinking before deciding to tackle a home addition in Portland, Oregon.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Additions

Can I Have a Modern Home with Textured Walls?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Aug 25, 2020 11:42:18 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. We take a look at different types of textured walls, how to contend with textured walls when remodeling and designing, and more. 
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Topics: Design

Go Local with These 12 Portland Furniture/Design Stores

Posted by Lane Cooper on Aug 25, 2020 11:39:02 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.
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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Design

Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations to Age in Place [With Examples]

Posted by Lane Cooper on Aug 17, 2020 7:52:00 AM

More than three-fourths of Americans over age 50 say they want to stay in their own homes as they get older, but only 1% of the nation’s housing stock is set up with the features that would make aging in place safe and comfortable. If you’re considering a remodel of your Portland-area home, it’s the perfect time to build such features into your plans.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Aging in Place

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