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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

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

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

Is Open Plan Living the Right Design for Your Home?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 27, 2018 10:15:00 AM

Maybe it’s a need to feel connected with busy family members who are away from home all day and seldom see each other, or perhaps it’s just a desire to make a small home feel larger, but people continue to seek out homes with open floor plans. What is an open floor plan? As it sounds, it’s a home with few walls breaking up a large open area. Usually, the openness comes in the main living area of kitchen, living room, family room, and dining area. So what’s so great about the open plan concept, and what are the drawbacks?

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Topics: Design, 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