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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

Design 101: Let’s Talk Tile for Your Portland Home Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Dec 15, 2022 1:00:00 PM

Few building materials cover as much ground as tiles. Easy to clean and versatile (pun intended), tiles are an excellent solution for many design quandaries and a perfect fit for many more spaces than you expect. Don’t miss the opportunity for a personalized, durable, and trendy finish by finding the right tile for your Portland home remodel.

COOPER Design Build has the in-house expertise to take your dated house and create your dream home right where you are. Our team has developed time-tested and seamless processes that maximize your project’s potential. 

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Custom Home Design, Luxury Home, Whole Home Remodeling

Remodeling Your Portland Home with Storage in Mind

Posted by Lane Cooper on Oct 18, 2022 10:00:00 AM

People love stuff: food, clothes, tools, decorations — you name it. Stuff helps us accomplish our goals. It gives us nourishment and safety. The sillier stuff makes us happy. But, it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. With only so much space in their home, many homeowners discover this truth for themselves. 

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Luxury Home, Whole Home Remodeling

Go Local With These 10 Portland Furniture/Design Stores

Posted by Lane Cooper on Oct 10, 2022 10:00:00 AM

A beautiful home needs beautiful, comfortable furniture to complete the look. So, when COOPER Design Build works with a client on a whole home remodel, we help them achieve every aspect of their vision, from the layout to the lighting and, yes, the furniture. 

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Custom Home, Luxury Home, Living in Portland

4 Reasons to Remodel Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 9, 2022 1:00:00 PM

Outdoor living space is a luxury. It invites you to slow down, disconnect from the daily hustle, and tune into what matters — plus it adds to the size and value of your home. Many homeowners have already taken the first step and invested in an outdoor living space addition for these reasons. But what comes after that? 

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Luxury Home

Building an Addition to Your Portland Home: Ideas, Tips & Costs

Posted by Lane Cooper on May 6, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Throughout life, what you need out of your home changes as you and your family grow. The problem is that your home doesn't change with you — at least not on its own. Only you, as the homeowner, have the power to update your home to fit your current and future needs. A remodel might do the job, but often reconfiguring your current space simply isn't enough; to achieve a home that truly meets your needs, you require more space.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Tips, Home Additions, Custom Home

How Much Does a Home Addition Cost in Portland? [Updated April 2022]

Posted by Lane Cooper on Apr 25, 2022 11:45:00 AM

Feeling crowded in your small home? Dying to do something with that unfinished portion of your basement? The extra space and function offered by building an addition to your home might be the solution to your problem. Chances are, you’re already considering one. 

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Additions, Finance, Budgeting

Whom Should You Consult First When Planning a Home Addition?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Mar 14, 2022 11:15:00 AM

When you’re planning an addition to your Portland, Oregon, home, it’s best to take a team approach to a job that has so many facets. Your team will include players such as your own family, financial professionals, city officials, architects, engineers, designers, builders, subcontractors, and more. Let’s consider where you should start.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Additions

Four Mistakes to Avoid When Remodeling Your Historic Portland Home

Posted by Lane Cooper on Mar 7, 2022 6:30:11 AM

Portland, Oregon is a city brimming with a rich past and, if you own a historical home, you have your very own personal piece of that history. As such, it’s your responsibility to preserve your home, its architecture, and the bygone era it represents so it can be enjoyed by future generations. That means remodeling a historic home can be pretty high stakes (as if remodeling an older home isn’t difficult enough to begin with). 

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Historic Home Remodel

5 Questions to Ask When Planning a Home Addition in Portland, OR

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jan 3, 2022 12:11:27 PM

Maybe your family is outgrowing your home and you don’t want to move, or you bought a small house that you’d always planned to expand. Whatever the reason, tackling your Portland, Oregon home addition can be serious work. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best experience possible; that means giving them — and you — the information you need to plan ahead. So, if you’re wondering how to add an addition to your home in the suburban Portland, Oregon area, start by answering these questions!

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Home Additions

How Much Does a Whole Home Remodel Cost in Portland?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Dec 13, 2021 7:34:00 AM

The prospect of a whole home remodel can be exciting—even if many aspects are relatively unknown, including the cost. Below is a look at a few average prices of remodeling jobs that are typically included in a whole-house remodel. Keep in mind that the figures below are based on collective data for the Portland metro area; actual figures may vary. As a next step toward understanding what such a makeover could cost for your home, contact local architects, builders, and design-build companies like COOPER Design Build. We have a long history of creatively remodeling and expanding homes in the Portland, Oregon area.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Investment, Whole Home Remodeling