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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

Practical Upgrades That Will Add Value to Your Kitchen

Posted by Lane Cooper on Nov 22, 2019 11:47:18 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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Topics: Design Build Portland, Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling Investment, Design, Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Kitchen Design

14 Secrets to a Luxurious Bathroom Design

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 24, 2019 9:57:00 AM

The master bathroom in your Portland, Oregon, home can be so much more than just a utilitarian space. When you plan the room’s remodel, think of it as a sanctuary where you can relax and refresh. Think luxury. Here are 14 features to consider working into your luxury bathroom design.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Luxury Home

Outdoor Oasis: One Lake Oswego Family is Ready for Summer

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 14, 2019 10:19:00 AM

COOPER Design Builders took advantage of an acre of level, undeveloped land behind this home in the green Portland suburb of Lake Oswego to create an outdoor playground for all ages last year. Now the family is ready for a summer outdoors.

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Topics: Remodeling Ideas, Remodeling Tips, Home Additions, Featured Projects, Design, Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Luxury Home

Portland Remodeler Defines Value Beyond Price

Posted by Lane Cooper on May 29, 2019 10:01:27 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.

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Topics: Design Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Home Additions, Custom Home, Custom Home Design

Designing the Perfect Outdoor Space

Posted by Lane Cooper on Apr 22, 2019 10:46:00 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.

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Topics: Design Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Remodeling Tips, Custom Home

Exploring the Possibilities of Extra Space During Your Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Oct 30, 2018 6:10:00 PM

So you’ve just about decided to embark on a major remodel of your Portland, Oregon, home. Now is the time to explore ways you could use the extra space to add that special something that you’ve always wished you had in your home. Here are some possibilities.

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Topics: Design Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Design, Custom Home, Planning a Remodel

14 Pantry Designs for Your Portland Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Oct 30, 2018 8:12:59 AM

If you’ve got the space, and the stuff to fill it, a walk-in pantry is a nice luxury to include in the remodel of your Portland, Oregon, kitchen. But there are lots of other pantry design ideas that can make your kitchen work smoothly.

Here are 14 designs to consider: 

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Topics: Design Build Portland, Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Design, Custom Home, Planning a Remodel, Kitchen Design

Live Better in Your Home with These Remodeling Details

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 20, 2018 10:15:00 AM

As Remodeling magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value Report shows, most home-renovation projects don’t pay back on resale as much as they cost to complete. So think twice before planning major upgrades right before you put your home on the market. But on the other hand, if you’re going to stay a while, there are plenty of projects that will help you live better in your home.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Design, Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Planning a Remodel

7 Things to Consider Before Beginning Construction

Posted by Lane Cooper on Apr 18, 2018 1:05:00 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.

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

Finding the Right Custom Home Builder: What You Need to Know

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jan 10, 2018 3:27:00 PM

The choice of a custom home builder can have lifelong consequences — you want your Portland dream home to be perfect and to last a lifetime — so you shouldn’t cut corners when making that decision. Here are some important steps to take when selecting a home builder.

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Topics: Custom Home, Custom Home Design