You’re ready to update the look, feel, and perhaps, function inside your home. It’s time to study your style preferences and learn about design options with staying power. There are numerous design trends to consider when it comes to creating a functional, stylish space that stands the test of time. In this blog, we'll explore the latest design trends of 2023 throughout the home, including bold statements, artisan wares, and incorporating abstract designs. Whether you're planning a major remodel or just want to refresh your space, COOPER is pleased to provide inspiration and ideas to help you create a home that you'll love for years to come.
Topics: Design-Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Planning a Remodel
When your living space is too cramped, and you’re craving an addition or sick of battling with a kitchen layout you hate or an impossibly dated bathroom, you’re in the market for a home remodel. Home renovations require special care as you tie dream spaces to an existing home. Respecting a home’s heritage and providing continuity to the space requires expertise and careful planning. How do you know when you’ve found the right professional?
You have plenty of options for remodeling contractors in the Portland, Oregon area, but they aren’t all the same. Some remodeling contractors offer construction services only. This means they work off of plans another agency created, leaving the homeowner to translate the plans and vision to the builder. Design-Build remodeling companies partner with designers and builders in one company, so take a project in-house from start to finish.
Topics: Design-Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Planning a Remodel
Sick of living in someone else’s idea of luxury from a bygone era? When your primary suite isn’t suited to your needs, the little frustrations pile up as soon as your day begins. The paneling is dated, your jacuzzi tub has seen better days, and you’ve stubbed your toe on the corner of the vanity too many times. It’s time to revitalize your space to begin your day aligned with your own routines, preferences, and plans.
COOPER Design Build works on primary suite remodels and additions in Portland, Oregon. Our more than 30 years of construction experience in the area gives us plenty to passionately say about creating the perfect primary suite on a realistic budget for our area. Our design-build process means our designers partner with you to create the perfect plan, and our construction team executes your design for a seamless result.
Topics: Design-Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Finance, Planning a Remodel
You can’t stand cooking in your kitchen one day longer! Your bathroom tile is bumming you out. You’re ready to get serious about remodeling your home to suit your needs, therefore it’s time to research what your first steps in making your ideas into your daily reality may be. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you had a succinct flyover with the most common questions people ask before remodeling their homes?
Well, look at that, there is! COOPER Design Build has more than 30 years of experience remodeling homes in Portland, OR. Our hundreds of happy clients and stunning portfolios qualify us to show you the lay of the land of home remodeling.
Topics: Design-Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Custom Home Design, Planning a Remodel
You love your home and neighborhood, but it may not fit all of your needs and tastes. The bathroom is dated.The kitchen doesn't flow. Most people don’t have enough cash sitting around to pay for a major home addition or remodel — although that’s probably the best way to finance such a project — so they need to explore the options available for construction loans to remodel.
Topics: Finance, Planning a Remodel, Budgeting
Building an addition is one of the most significant home improvement projects you can undertake. Most of the time, you're adding everything new, from the walls and HVAC to the furniture and flooring. The good news is that big changes lead to big results. As such, you must ensure that everything about the addition supports your home and how you want to use it. Begin the process by considering why you want an addition to enlarge your home in the first place.
Topics: Design-Build Portland, Home Additions, Remodeling Investment, Planning a Remodel, ADU's
Setting a budget isn’t fun and it isn’t glamorous, but it is critical to starting your home remodel off on the right foot. If you have no idea where to start when it comes to budgeting, don’t fret. It’s not as difficult as you might think, and we've got some tips to help you get started!
Topics: Planning a Remodel, Budgeting
When you are ready to undertake a major remodel or addition to your Portland home, you will be faced with a choice of approaches to take: hire an architect or designer to draw up the plans, and then find a builder to execute them (design-bid-build); or contract with a design-build company, such as COOPER Design Build, which will provide full-service remodeling from design to completion of the job.
These are two competing approaches in the construction industry, and it’s important to understand the difference. If you have ever wondered, “What is design-build?” or you’d simply like to know the benefits of hiring a design-build company, we have plenty of answers for you.
What Is a Full-Service Design-BUILD COMPANY?
A full-service design-build company offers you the comfort and convenience of designating one team to handle your remodeling project, from start to finish. One of the major problems with the design-bid-build process is that the architect or designer is separated from the building team. It might seem like a great idea at first, especially if you’ve got a complicated plan in mind. But once the design is complete, you have to find a remodeling team willing and able to meet the terms of the design. It is harder than you might think, which is why construction is largely abandoning the design-bid-build approach.
When you hire a full-service design firm, your designer and building team are involved from the beginning. The designers can discover everything you want about the space and build a design that solves all your problems. With a design-build contract and your final approval, the company can start the construction process with no worries about delays or communication difficulties between different professionals.
To learn more about our approach to remodeling a home, download our eBook.
Topics: Remodeling Tips, Remodeling Investment, Planning a Remodel, Luxury Home
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.
Topics: Home Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Remodeling Tips, Planning a Remodel, Historic Home Remodel
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.
Topics: Home Remodeling, Planning a Remodel, Whole Home Remodeling