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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

Designing Your Portland Home for Resale

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jul 10, 2019 9:39:00 AM

As you design a custom home for your family or a major remodel, it’s hard not to think about how the house will sell when it’s time to move on. But we think you should keep your own needs at the front of your mind, design a knockout house that fits your needs, and trust that the quality and attractiveness of the home that you build will appeal to buyers down the road.

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Topics: Design Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Remodeling Investment, Planning a Remodel

Stay Organized with Houzz During a Renovation

Posted by Lane Cooper on May 21, 2019 12:45:38 PM

If you’ve spent any time on Houzz.com, you’ll know how great Houzz ideabooks are for gathering up photos and ideas for your next remodel. You also can use ideabooks to help you stay organized during the renovation of your Portland, Oregon, home.

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

Worth the Splurge: What to Include in Your Fine Home Renovation

Posted by Lane Cooper on May 6, 2019 9:26:00 AM

Opinions vary widely about which items are worth splurging on when planning a high-quality remodel of your Portland, Oregon, home. Let’s take a look at some of your options.

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Topics: Planning a Remodel, Luxury Home

What's the Best Flooring for a Portland Basement?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Apr 8, 2019 9:11:00 AM

There’s no way around the fact that basements often get wet, especially in rainy Portland, Oregon. So whatever flooring you choose for your basement has to be either waterproof or easily cleaned and dried. Here are some thoughts on choosing the best flooring for your Portland basement.

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Topics: Design, Planning a Remodel

Thinking Ahead: Remodeling for Spring Curb Appeal in Portland

Posted by Lane Cooper on Dec 15, 2018 9:27:00 AM

As anyone who has ever bought or sold a house knows, curb appeal is huge. But even if you’re not planning to put your home on the market, you want your house and yard to give a great first impression to anyone who sees them. Here are some tips to get you started on remodeling your Portland, Oregon, home for the best spring curb appeal.

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

Inside this Stunning Lake Oswego Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Dec 13, 2018 11:45:00 AM

What could be more satisfying to a builder and a homeowner than removing layers of the ’70s and ’80s—including orange shag carpet on the stairs—to reveal a home’s original character, and then expanding and modernizing the home?That’s what COOPER Design Builders did with our recent whole-home remodel and master suite addition on this 1952 Cape Cod in the Uplands neighborhood of Lake Oswego, Oregon.

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

11 Interior Design Themes to Consider for Your Portland Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Nov 24, 2018 8:05:00 AM

Remodeling a Portland home with a tired or muddled design? Drawn to certain looks but not sure what they’re called? Here’s a brief tour of 11 basic interior design themes to consider when planning your Portland remodel.

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

The Best Portland-area Neighborhoods to Invest in a Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Nov 23, 2018 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. Buying a home with “good bones” in an established neighborhood with the intent to remodel or add on can be a financially wise thing to do. Some people like new-construction developments, as they are a clean slate, but the prices can be steep. It’s still possible to buy an older bungalow or Midcentury Modern ranch, do an extensive remodel, and still come out ahead on the cost.

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