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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

Tips for Designing the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen in Portland

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 9, 2020 1:47:53 PM

You live in Portland, Oregon, a beautiful city in a beautiful setting. Your home already incorporates features that bring the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest inside, but now you’re thinking about building an outdoor kitchen that would allow you to enjoy the out of doors in Portland year-round.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas

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

5 Fun and Practical Kitchen Bump Out Ideas

Posted by Lane Cooper on May 18, 2020 11:11:00 AM

Sometimes you want a little more space in your home, but you don’t want to go through the cost and complication of a full addition. In this case, a bump out is a great idea, especially in the kitchen. A bump out extends one wall of the home for a specific length, usually just enough for one room. It’s easier because it doesn’t usually require you to rebuild or extend your foundation. Bump outs can be perfect for rooms that typically have limited space, particularly in older homes. These five ideas can help you re-imagine your kitchen in a completely new way.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Planning a Remodel, Kitchen Design

A True Transformation: Inside this Whole Home Remodel in Portland

Posted by Lane Cooper on Mar 9, 2020 8:23:26 AM

Sometimes a house needs to be more than it is. In that case, a whole house remodel might be the best choice. The original layout of this Portland home was boxy. Lots of smaller rooms and cabinetry made the spaces feel cramped and cluttered. With a remodel of the entire interior space, the results are striking. Each space feels fresh and open. Featured on the 2020 Tour of Remodeled Homes.

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

Remodeling Your Kitchen for Maximum Storage

Posted by Lane Cooper on Mar 9, 2020 8:08:48 AM

In certain areas of the house, who doesn’t want more storage? The kitchen is a major gathering point in the homes, so you may need a lot of variety in storage options here. As you get ready to remodel your kitchen, plan to maximize every inch, limited only by your budget and your square footage. Take a look at these options.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Remodeling Tips, Home Additions, Planning a Remodel, Kitchen Design

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

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

Inside this Luxury Remodel in Lake Oswego

Posted by Lane Cooper on Nov 15, 2019 9:39:00 AM

Most homeowners don't think of a whole home remodel as a relaxing experience. And yet, "relaxing" was the result for homeowners who took on a whole house remodel that included outdoor living space and a Porte Cochere in Lake Oswego. That's why, to take you inside this luxury remodel in Lake Oswego, we have to take you outside as well.

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

8 Must-Haves for Your Gourmet Kitchen

Posted by Lane Cooper on Nov 12, 2019 10:37:00 AM

If you’re serious about your cooking, you’ll probably treat your kitchen a bit differently than the average homeowner. Often, high-end appliances are among the first things that come to mind when someone is considering outfitting a gourmet kitchen. In this article, however, we’re going to focus on some of the smaller (and more affordable) things to consider. If you’re interested in getting the most out of your kitchen when you cook, let’s look at 8 must-haves for your gourmet kitchen that will enable you to enjoy cooking efficiently and effectively.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling

14 Ideas to Refresh Your Kitchen Cabinets

Posted by Lane Cooper on Apr 5, 2019 10:06:00 AM

Isn’t it the serious cook’s dream to have a kitchen designed around him or her? If you consider yourself a gourmet cook and are planning a new or remodeled kitchen, here are some ideas to keep in mind that will help you choose the kinds of cabinetry that will work best for you.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Design, Kitchen Design