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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

How Light Bounces Off Design: The Benefits of Designing a Home with Natural Light In Mind

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jan 29, 2023 11:30:00 AM

Let there be light! Humans are happier, healthier, and more productive when they receive enough natural sunlight. Though we can argue about how much natural light penetrates through the Portland clouds this time of year, we can all agree that we should make the most of the free resources radiating down from the sky.

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Lighting, Design, Custom Home Design, Whole Home Remodeling

14 Kitchen Remodeling Trends That Are Becoming Outdated in 2023

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jan 26, 2023 11:30:00 AM

No one wants to build a kitchen so “of the moment” that it looks dated within a few short years. You want to love your new kitchen for many years to come. Our expert designers offer their insight into kitchen trends to avoid so that you design a kitchen that ages gracefully.

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Kitchen Remodeling, Design, Custom Home Design, Kitchen Design

Design 101: Let’s Talk Tile for Your Portland Home Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Dec 15, 2022 1:00:00 PM

Few building materials cover as much ground as tiles. Easy to clean and versatile (pun intended), tiles are an excellent solution for many design quandaries and a perfect fit for many more spaces than you expect. Don’t miss the opportunity for a personalized, durable, and trendy finish by finding the right tile for your Portland home remodel.

COOPER Design Build has the in-house expertise to take your dated house and create your dream home right where you are. Our team has developed time-tested and seamless processes that maximize your project’s potential. 

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

What’s the Difference Between a Contractor and a Design Build Remodeler?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Nov 21, 2022 10:00:00 AM

Choosing a capable builder is the number one most important thing you can do to set your home remodeling up for success. To make the right decision for your project, you need to understand the different kinds of construction professionals out there. COOPER Design Build can help with that. In this blog, we explain the difference between a design build remodeler and a general contractor. 

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Design, Custom Home Design, Whole Home Remodeling

8 Practical Upgrades That Will Add Value to Your Portland, Oregon Kitchen

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jul 20, 2022 5:51:00 AM

You look around your kitchen, and all you see are needed improvements. Scratched cabinets and floors require replacing, your faucets have water stains, and past-their-prime appliances rattle in protest every time they're in use. Whether you want to fix up your kitchen for your family — or future buyers — the number of possible kitchen upgrades is almost limitless. But the same isn't true for your wallet. So, you need to prioritize. 

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling Investment, Design, Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Kitchen Design

Design-Build: Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Lane Cooper on Apr 26, 2022 7:36:38 AM

Despite being a relatively new concept, design-build has risen to prominence in recent years and made a big splash in the construction industry. You’ve likely heard the term at one point or another, but how well do you understand it? Have you ever been given a progressive design-build definition or an explanation of the process? 

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Custom Home Design, Luxury Home

Remodeling Ideas for a Post-COVID World

Posted by Lane Cooper on Nov 14, 2020 7:59:00 AM

You may not have known that the beginning of the year would change your life in so many ways. With the passage of COVID-19 throughout the world, people everywhere are rethinking what it means to live, work, learn, and have fun. Your sanitation regimen will never be the same, and maybe that’s a good thing. If your home isn’t keeping up with these changing times, however, you might need to improve it to work with your new normal. Try out these home improvements that will help make your day easier now and continue to provide great value in the future.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Tips, Custom Home Design

5 Ways to Make Your Remodeling Project a Success

Posted by Lane Cooper on Feb 10, 2020 10:25:20 AM

Happy New Year! It's a new year and you might be considering a new remodeling or renovation project. If you are, you are probably planning, preparing and researching ways to make it more successful and tips to save money and get exactly what you want. If you want to be successful, (who doesn't) start with these five simple tips.

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

10 Kitchen Design Trends Already Trending in 2020

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jan 6, 2020 10:04:00 AM

It’s January and that means that the kitchen design prognosticators are out in full force! Of course, many of the kitchen design trends you can expect to see in 2020 are already in evidence. And while the opinions of various designers often vary—or even contradict one another—here’s a look at 10 of the trends that already appearing in homes across the country.

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Custom Home Design, Kitchen Design

8 Home Design Trends for 2020

Posted by Lane Cooper on Dec 30, 2019 9:29:00 AM

This time of year, homeowners who are thinking about remodeling are often curious about which new trends will be emerging for the new year. Generally, there are more trends than any normal person can keep up with. It’s helpful to keep things in perspective. There is a significant difference between a fad and a true trend. Fads come and go fairly quickly—and following them too closely can leave you with a home that quickly looks dated.

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Design, Custom Home Design