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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

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

Designing the Perfect Outdoor Space

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 9, 2020 11:48:30 AM

The perfect outdoor space is a place where you love to be. And it’s going to look different for each person. For you, it might be a cozy place to gather with friends around a fire pit. Or a lush landscaped yard, or a serious gardener’s paradise, or a gourmet outdoor kitchen, or an alternative living room with all the amenities. Let’s take a stab at some basic ideas that will make the out-of-doors at your Portland, Oregon, home perfect for you.

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

What’s the Best Time to Begin a Remodel in Oregon?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 9, 2020 10:45:08 AM

Asking, “What’s the best time to begin a remodel?” is a bit of a loaded question. It brings to mind the old Chinese proverb, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” That proverb actually makes a lot of sense when applied to home remodeling, because successful remodeling requires some careful thinking on your part. If you’ve never been involved in a home remodel before, you may want some help in identifying what you should consider before beginning construction. The point is, If you want to be delighted with your remodeling results, take your time.

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Topics: Design-Build Portland

How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost in Portland? [Updated February 2020]

Posted by Lane Cooper on Feb 10, 2020 11:33:43 AM

How much would it cost to remodel the kitchen in your Portland, Oregon, home? Depends on what you mean by remodel. Read on to learn what Remodeling magazine estimates the average prices would be for three different levels of remodel.

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

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

4 Tips for Holiday Entertaining in Portland

Posted by Lane Cooper on Nov 18, 2019 1:48:00 PM

The arrival of the holiday season often ushers in fun holiday festivities. Here are 4 tips for holiday entertaining in Portland that can make your holiday parties fun, festive, and memorable.

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Topics: Design-Build Portland