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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

Smart Technologies to Add to Your Next High-End Portland Home Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Nov 10, 2021 8:57:00 AM

It seems like everyone these days has a smart home. If you’re starting to feel left out, you should know that making a smart home isn’t as complicated as you might think. The latest systems integrate seamlessly so that you don’t have to spend all your time with tech support to figure it out. If you’re thinking about remodeling your home in Portland, OR and you wonder how smart technology might fit in, we’ve got a few ideas for you to consider.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Luxury Home

Essential Features of a High-End Home Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Oct 13, 2021 8:00:00 AM

If you have the means to undertake a high-end remodel of your Portland, Oregon, home, take plenty of time to dream about the luxuries you might include. And then start prioritizing your list of features to determine which ones will be essential to your remodel. Of course, everyone’s list will be different, based on lifestyle, family situation, interests, and budget. Here are some features that will appear on most lists, and some more extreme choices that won’t be for everyone.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Luxury Home

Ask Cooper Anything Q&A: Your Remodeling Questions, Answered By Us! (August 2021)

Posted by Cooper Design Build on Aug 3, 2021 8:00:00 AM

What IS The Ask Cooper Anything Q&A Series?

We asked our community to anonymously send us any questions they had regarding remodeling, interior design, or general home improvement. 

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Remodeling Tips, Planning a Remodel, Historic Home Remodel

How Long Does a Whole Home Remodel Take in Portland?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jan 28, 2021 12:00:00 PM

If you want to live in your dream home, but don’t want to move, then a whole house remodel the perfect solution. Whole home remodels meet your present needs and desires while also increasing the value of your home, setting you up for success down the road. Although this project can pay off big time through the years, it is rather time consuming. To keep your stress levels low, it’s important to know just what to expect and how long it will likely take.

Here’s a look at how long you should expect your whole home remodel to take. 

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Planning a Remodel, Whole Home Remodeling

8 Ways to Renovate Your Basement in 2021

Posted by Sherri White on Nov 15, 2020 8:17:00 AM

Wondering what to do with your basement next year? Wishing you could solve all your space problems by rethinking your basement layout? With a good design, almost anything is possible. Check out these eight basement remodeling projects for 2021.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas

Remodeling Ideas for a Post-COVID World

Posted by Lane Cooper on Nov 14, 2020 7:59:00 AM

You may not have known that the beginning of the year would change your life in so many ways. With the passage of COVID-19 throughout the world, people everywhere are rethinking what it means to live, work, learn, and have fun. Your sanitation regimen will never be the same, and maybe that’s a good thing. If your home isn’t keeping up with these changing times, however, you might need to improve it to work with your new normal. Try out these home improvements that will help make your day easier now and continue to provide great value in the future.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Tips, Custom Home Design

Is It Worth It to Remodel My Attic?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Oct 12, 2020 9:04:00 AM

Most home renovation projects seem like they would be easy choices to make. The attic is often one of them, but sometimes you need a little persuading. Unlike your bedroom or kitchen, the attic may not be a room that you think of as useful, except for keeping out the rain. Of course, every home is different, which means the best way to renovate your house is going to be unique from any others. If you’re thinking about an attic remodel and wondering, “Is it worth it?” ask yourself these questions.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas

8 Tips to Communicate Your Style to a Design-Build Remodeler

Posted by Lane Cooper on Sep 1, 2020 12:02:00 PM

When you’re planning to invest in a major home-improvement project, there’s nothing much more important than clearly communicating your vision to your local Portland remodeling company.

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

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