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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

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

Portland Remodeler Defines Value Beyond Price

Posted by Lane Cooper on May 29, 2019 10:01:27 AM

Contracting with COOPER Design Builders is not just hiring a builder. It’s not just signing up for an architect’s services. Working with COOPER is deciding to begin a relationship based on trust. We pledge to listen to you as you talk about how you live, how you want to move through your house, how you want to feel when you spend time there, and, importantly, how much you can afford to spend on your dreams. And then our design-build team will work with you throughout the process to make those dreams come true.

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Topics: Design Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Home Additions, Custom Home, Custom Home Design

Can I Have a Modern Home with Textured Walls?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Apr 15, 2019 9:32:00 AM
The easy answer is you can have whatever texture you want in your new or remodeled Portland, Oregon, home—it’s your house and your style. But if you’re watching trends, it’s true that the look in modern upscale homes is sleek and smooth walls.
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Topics: Design Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Remodeling Tips, Design, Historic Home Remodel

Ten Kitchen Designs Already Trending In 2019

Posted by Lane Cooper on Feb 17, 2019 12:12:00 PM

As every Portlander knows, this city has its own style. But that doesn’t mean that its new and remodeled kitchens won’t borrow some ideas from designers in other parts of the world. Here are some kitchen design trends that have been showing up in 2019.

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Topics: Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Remodeling Tips, Kitchen Design

14 Pantry Designs for Your Portland Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Oct 30, 2018 8:12:59 AM

If you’ve got the space, and the stuff to fill it, a walk-in pantry is a nice luxury to include in the remodel of your Portland, Oregon, kitchen. But there are lots of other pantry design ideas that can make your kitchen work smoothly.

Here are 14 designs to consider: 

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Topics: Design Build Portland, Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Design, Custom Home, Planning a Remodel, Kitchen Design