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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.