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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

How Much Does it Cost to Remodel a Basement in Portland? [Updated June 2020]

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 24, 2020 9:21:52 AM

A basement renovation can take any number of forms, from the relatively minor framing of a couple of walls for a spare bedroom to a full-on remake of the lower level of the home for luxury living and entertainment space. Because of the multitude of options a basement can provide, the cost of a basement remodel in Portland will vary greatly. Below, we've compiled average figures based on our experiences, and figures from Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report.

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Home Remodeling, Finance, Planning a Remodel

Planning a Master Bathroom Remodel? Establish These 8 Things First

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 2, 2020 1:32:00 PM

Taking the plunge, so to speak, into remodeling the master bathroom in your Portland home? Make sure you’ve thought through these eight major considerations.

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Topics: Bathroom Remodeling, Remodeling Tips, Planning a Remodel

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

Bring Your Home Remodel to Life with These 6 Apps

Posted by Lane Cooper on May 11, 2020 9:21:00 AM

The final reveal on your home remodeling project is always a treat. But there’s no replacement for being able to get a sense for it before it’s time to live it. That is what 3D rendering and augmented reality were designed to do: show you exactly what your home will look like once the project is complete. With these six apps, you can test out options and refine your dream design.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Design, Planning a Remodel

Remodel, Move or Buy New: How to Decide

Posted by Lane Cooper on May 6, 2020 9:29:00 AM

You’ve got a home that you aren’t happy with, and you’re trying to make the best decision to solve it. It’s a common problem that most homeowners will deal with more than once in their lives. This is where you have to choose between remodeling and moving. The right choice minimizes your stress and maximizes your investment. Here are several factors to consider as you decide.

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Topics: Custom Home, Planning a Remodel

What Should You Look for In a Remodeling Contract?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Apr 29, 2020 10:34:05 AM

When undergoing a major remodel or renovation with a professional construction company, you will likely have a written contract in place. Selecting a good, licensed contractor doesn't have to be a difficult task but there are some things on the contract that you need to be aware of and concerned about if they are not in place for your protection and theirs. A simple handshake or word-of-mouth may not be a good contract as it is not legally binding in a court of law. Below are several points to consider when filling out and signing a contract for remodeling work in Portland. 

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Topics: Planning a Remodel

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