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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

8 Ways to Renovate Your Basement in 2021

Posted by Sherri White on Nov 15, 2020 8:17:00 AM

Wondering what to do with your basement next year? Wishing you could solve all your space problems by rethinking your basement layout? With a good design, almost anything is possible. Check out these eight basement remodeling projects for 2021.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas

7 Ideas for Your Portland Attic Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Oct 14, 2020 9:55:00 AM

When you start to search for extra space in your Portland home, sometimes the answer is right above your head. For many homeowners, an attic is a place that is either too hot or too cold, with bad lighting and possibly a few pests. But if you make a strategic choice, you could solve many of your space issues with attic remodeling. Not sure what you could do with it? Try these attic remodel ideas and see how they might make your home life so much easier.

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Topics: Remodeling Ideas, Planning a Remodel

Is It Worth It to Remodel My Attic?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Oct 12, 2020 9:04:00 AM

Most home renovation projects seem like they would be easy choices to make. The attic is often one of them, but sometimes you need a little persuading. Unlike your bedroom or kitchen, the attic may not be a room that you think of as useful, except for keeping out the rain. Of course, every home is different, which means the best way to renovate your house is going to be unique from any others. If you’re thinking about an attic remodel and wondering, “Is it worth it?” ask yourself these questions.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas

15 Kitchen Pantry Storage and Design Ideas

Posted by Lane Cooper on Sep 8, 2020 6:06:00 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 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: Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Planning a Remodel, Kitchen Design

12 Smart Home Technologies for Your Next Remodel

Posted by Lane Cooper on Aug 11, 2020 9:08:00 AM

Technology is becoming more and more sophisticated by the day. If you're planning on remodeling your home (or attic), be sure to check out the technology that can help you save money on energy, improve the security of your home, and make everyday tasks easier. We've rounded up 12 of of the technology trends we've been seeing in newly renovated homes around Portland.

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Topics: Remodeling Ideas, Custom Home

Warm Weather vs. Cold Weather Remodeling Projects

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 23, 2020 5:33:28 PM

In the same way that gardeners brighten the dark, rainy days of winter by poring over brightly colored seed catalogs, homeowners use this dreary time to plot their summer remodeling projects. When the rain starts tapering off in late spring, contractors in Portland get busy, so now is the time to get on the builders’ calendars.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Remodeling Tips, Home Maintenance

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

Should You Build a Second Story?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Apr 10, 2020 12:23:47 PM

At COOPER Design Build, we have made many Portland homeowners happy with whole-house remodels that include adding a second story. But before you decide on such a major project, you should think long and hard about all the issues involved, because building a second story isn’t always the best option.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Home Additions

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, Whole Home Remodeling

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