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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

Portland Kitchen Remodeling: A Complete Guide

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jul 31, 2020 12:55:28 PM

We’ve been thinking quite a bit lately about the various elements that go into a kitchen remodel. Below we’ve put together a guide to kitchen remodeling in Portland.

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

Selling Your Home in Portland? These 5 Renovations Will Help

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jul 23, 2020 2:07:25 PM

As you design a custom home for your family or a major remodel, it’s hard not to think about how the house will sell when it’s time to move on. But we think you should keep your own needs at the front of your mind, design a knockout house that fits your needs, and trust that the quality and attractiveness of the home that you build will appeal to buyers down the road.

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

Kid-Friendly Home Remodeling Ideas

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 24, 2020 12:18:10 PM

Not every Portland-area house is designed to accommodate children, so if you’re fortunate enough to be able to design a custom home from the ground up or engage in a whole-house remodel for the benefit of your family, you’ve got lots of options to ponder.

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Topics: Design, Kid-Friendly

Designing the Perfect Dining Space

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 9, 2020 11:58:27 AM

The perfect design of the dining space in your Portland, Oregon, home depends on your lifestyle. Think about how your family gathers for meals — or doesn’t. Do you usually catch meals on the run, and that’s OK? Or do you feel it’s important to have a time — and a place — set aside for eating together? Do you often have visitors over for meals? These considerations and more should go into your final design of the perfect dining space for your home as you plan a remodel or custom home build.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Design, Kitchen Design

Bring Your Home Remodel to Life with These 6 Apps

Posted by Lane Cooper on May 11, 2020 9:21:00 AM

The final reveal on your home remodeling project is always a treat. But there’s no replacement for being able to get a sense for it before it’s time to live it. That is what 3D rendering and augmented reality were designed to do: show you exactly what your home will look like once the project is complete. With these six apps, you can test out options and refine your dream design.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Design, Planning a Remodel

9 Things to Think About While Planning a Whole House Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Apr 27, 2020 9:41:00 AM

Is your home in need of a major overhaul? Are you thinking that this time, you’re really going to get exactly what you want for the entire space? A whole house remodel might be the best choice for you. Remodeling your whole home gives you the opportunity to break out of outdated designs and create the perfectly unique living space. It’s also a big project that can be a little overwhelming to think about. Here are a few things to consider to help you get started.

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Topics: Design, Whole Home Remodeling

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