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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

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

How Much Does a Home Addition Cost in Portland? [Updated Feb 2020]

Posted by Lane Cooper on Feb 10, 2020 11:39:11 AM

Feeling crowded in your small home? Dying to do something with that unfinished portion of your basement? A home addition may be right for you. Since this is often a much larger project than a simple remodel, you’ll want to start with a range of costs.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Additions, Finance, Budgeting

Home Improvement Tax Credits: What You Need to Know [Updated for 2019]

Posted by Lane Cooper on Dec 30, 2019 10:32:00 AM

Most home improvements don’t earn you deductions or credits on your federal or Oregon income taxes, although there are some exceptions. Take a look at the home-related spending that you can claim to help reduce your income taxes.

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Topics: Finance

Securing a Home Renovation Loan: What Are My Options?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Mar 28, 2018 8:03:00 AM

Most people don’t have enough cash sitting around to pay for a major home addition or remodel — although that’s probably the best way to finance such a project — so they need to study the options available in home renovation loans.

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Topics: Finance, Planning a Remodel, Budgeting