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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

What You Need to Know About Building an Addition in Portland, Oregon

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jul 13, 2022 8:01:00 AM

Building an addition is one of the most significant home improvement projects you can undertake. Most of the time, you're adding everything new, from the walls and HVAC to the furniture and flooring. The good news is that big changes lead to big results. As such, you must ensure that everything about the addition supports your home and how you want to use it. Begin the process by considering why you want an addition to enlarge your home in the first place.

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Home Additions, Remodeling Investment, Planning a Remodel, ADU's

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

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

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

The Best Portland Neighborhoods to Invest in a Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Aug 31, 2020 8:06:00 AM

Though Portland, Oregon, has gained a national reputation as a trendy, if quirky, place to live, and the home prices in some areas are climbing fast, you still can find neighborhoods with affordable houses that are worth remodeling.

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

Go Local with These 12 Portland Furniture/Design Stores

Posted by Lane Cooper on Aug 25, 2020 11:39:02 AM
Are you in the market for furniture in the Portland area and not sure where to go? It turns out that the city has a wealth of local furniture stores selling a broad range of new and vintage items for your home, much of them made in Oregon. Here’s a sampling of 16 Portland, Oregon, furniture stores with a local flair.
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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Design

Working with a Design-Build Company? Avoid These Common Mistakes

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 24, 2020 3:14:45 PM
Deciding to remodel your home is one of the biggest decisions you can make as a homeowner because of the commitment involved – of finances, time, energy, and inconvenience. Because of this, it’s essential that you are equipped with as much information as possible to make the right decision for you, your family, and your home. Below you’ll find information on common mistakes to avoid when remodeling your home, the difference between a design-build firm and a remodeling company, and misconceptions about the design-build remodeling process.
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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Remodeling Tips

How Much Does it Cost to Remodel a Basement in Portland? [Updated June 2020]

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 24, 2020 9:21:52 AM

A basement renovation can take any number of forms, from the relatively minor framing of a couple of walls for a spare bedroom to a full-on remake of the lower level of the home for luxury living and entertainment space. Because of the multitude of options a basement can provide, the cost of a basement remodel in Portland will vary greatly. Below, we've compiled average figures based on our experiences, and figures from Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report.

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Finance, Planning a Remodel