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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

Designing a Home Gym (That You'll Actually Use)

Posted by Lane Cooper on Mar 30, 2020 6:26:33 AM

There’s no shortage of excuses why we don’t do what we know we should do—such as exercise. So when you’re designing a gym for your Portland, Oregon, home, don’t let bad planning be one of those excuses.

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Topics: Design

Your Guide to the 2020 Tour of Remodeled Homes in Portland

Posted by Lane Cooper on Mar 9, 2020 7:19:16 AM

Update: Following the event guidelines recommended by Oregon Governor Kate Brown this morning and in the best interest of our consumers’ health and safety, we have made the decision to postpone this weekend’s Tour of Remodeled Homes. We are exploring all options in regards to potential dates and ticket holder implications. We appreciate the support of our loyal audience, remodelers and sponsors, and we will be in touch in the coming weeks with updates on the 2020 Tour of Remodeled Homes. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Featured Projects, 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

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

Inside this Ranch Remodel in Raleigh Hills

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jul 30, 2019 8:56:00 AM
 
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Topics: Design Build Portland, Remodeling Ideas, Design, Kitchen 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

Your Guide to the 2019 Tour of Remodeled Homes

Posted by Lane Cooper on Apr 29, 2019 6:43:05 AM

The 20th Annual Portland Tour of Remodeled Homes runs May 4th and 5th to showcase the latest trends in home remodeling. Showcasing the best and brightest remodelers in our area, this tour is an excellent opportunity to view their completed work and interact with the teams behind the design.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Featured Projects, Design

Can I Have a Modern Home with Textured Walls?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Apr 15, 2019 9:32:00 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.
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Topics: Design Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Remodeling Tips, Design, Historic Home Remodel

What's the Best Flooring for a Portland Basement?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Apr 8, 2019 9:11:00 AM

There’s no way around the fact that basements often get wet, especially in rainy Portland, Oregon. So whatever flooring you choose for your basement has to be either waterproof or easily cleaned and dried. Here are some thoughts on choosing the best flooring for your Portland basement.

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Topics: Design, Planning a Remodel

Thinking Ahead: Remodeling for Spring Curb Appeal in Portland

Posted by Lane Cooper on Dec 15, 2018 9:27:00 AM

As anyone who has ever bought or sold a house knows, curb appeal is huge. But even if you’re not planning to put your home on the market, you want your house and yard to give a great first impression to anyone who sees them. Here are some tips to get you started on remodeling your Portland, Oregon, home for the best spring curb appeal.

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