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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

How to Bring Your Historic Portland Home into the 21st Century

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 15, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Modernizing a historic home is a delicate dance. You must strike a balance between bespoke period-accurate details and the design features that enable twenty-first-century living. We know because, in the Portland design and build industry, historic homes are everywhere. With patience, preservation, and practice, COOPER Design Build has learned the ins and outs of how to modernize an historic home's interior — view our historic homes portfolio pictures to see for yourself! Or keep reading for our tips on bringing your historic home into the modern-day. 

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Topics: Design, Luxury Home, Whole Home Remodeling

Bathroom Design Trends in 2022: What’s In and What’s Out

Posted by Lane Cooper on May 5, 2022 1:12:15 PM

Imagine yourself in a large, sumptuous spa. You’re soaking in a bubble-filled bath, maybe listening to music, and gazing out at your surroundings. Luxury features dot a spacious room; rivulets of black and gray run down a marble accent wall; moisture-loving plants sprawl up fixtures and peek around corners. It’s natural and serene, a man-made oasis of sorts. 

Normally, you might have to travel to a spa for this type of experience; but that’s changing in 2022 as bathroom trends center on creating this type of a spa-like environment in the home. 

While these trends are a great source of inspiration for your 2022 bathroom remodel, keep in mind your ultimate priority shouldn’t be to just keep up with the latest fads; it should be to adopt styles that fit your design preferences and enhance your bathroom long term. To help you with this, COOPER Design Build will break some of these trends down for you below and explain why they might be a valuable addition to your bathroom. And, of course, we’ll also touch on a few outdated bathroom trends you should leave behind in 2022.

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Bathroom Remodeling, Design, Luxury Home

14 Must-Haves for Your Primary Bathroom Remodel in Portland, OR

Posted by Lane Cooper on Mar 15, 2022 11:45:00 AM

Technically, the only things you need in your bathroom are a toilet, sink, and a shower or tub, but what fun is that? You deserve — and most likely desire — a primary bathroom worthy of the name: something practical, yet elegant with a dash of luxury. These primary bathroom remodeling must-haves are just the touch you need!

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Topics: Bathroom Remodeling, Design

Home Remodeling Design: What's In and What’s Out for 2022

Posted by Lane Cooper on Feb 4, 2022 10:00:00 AM

The start of a new year is an opportunity to take a fresh look at your home and at your life. It’s the perfect time to let go of the past and embrace something new. In life, that might mean starting a sustainable routine or setting some new goals. And in your home, that means finding ways to update your interiors to those that better match your style. If you’re looking for some inspiration, keep reading for 2022 interior design trends, or check out our remodeling portfolio for visual references!

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Topics: Remodeling Tips, Design, Custom Home

How to Design a Timeless Kitchen for Your 2022 Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jan 19, 2022 11:15:00 AM

Kitchens are quite the investment and planning a remodel is hefty work — especially if you want your new kitchen to last you a long time. You need a timeless kitchen: one that looks classic, stays stylish, and will suit your needs for years into the future. With thirty years of industry experience, we know a thing or two about creating kitchens that never go out of style. And we’re happy to share what we know with you! Keep reading for our tips on how to create a timeless kitchen and visit our portfolio for all the remodeling inspiration you need. 

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Kitchen Remodeling, Design

Should You Hire an Architect For Large Home Renovation Projects?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jan 26, 2021 12:00:00 PM

When homeowners first start thinking about a larger home renovation project like a whole home remodel, they need to decide whether they will hire a design-build firm or or hire an architect/designer separately from their contractor. There are reasons to consider each approach, so it’s worth investigating both before you make a choice. This blog post compares the two options and aims to provide clarity as to which option is best for you. 

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Design

9 Popular Home Styles in Portland OR

Posted by Sherri White on Dec 30, 2020 12:00:00 PM

Going on a drive through Portland’s neighborhoods is like taking an architectural trip back through time. You can swing from homes that are large and stately to styles that are much more modest and efficient. Each type has its own history relative to the city. These nine have stood the test of time to take their places as the most popular in Portland.

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Topics: Design, Living in Portland

7 Tips to Communicate Your Style to a Design-Build Remodeler

Posted by Lane Cooper on Sep 1, 2020 12:02:00 PM

Do you know that scene in Cinderella — the one where the Fairy Godmother taps her wand and turns Cindy’s dress from pink ruins to a perfect ballgown? With a capable designer and builder, that’s what a good remodel can be like: a transformation, the shedding of an old skin for something new and better suited for your life as it is now. In this case, we’re talking about a remodel designed to match your lifestyle and personal style. 

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

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