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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

8 Practical Upgrades That Will Add Value to Your Portland, Oregon Kitchen

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jul 20, 2022 5:51:00 AM

You look around your kitchen, and all you see are needed improvements. Scratched cabinets and floors require replacing, your faucets have water stains, and past-their-prime appliances rattle in protest every time they're in use. Whether you want to fix up your kitchen for your family — or future buyers — the number of possible kitchen upgrades is almost limitless. But the same isn't true for your wallet. So, you need to prioritize. 

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Kitchen Remodeling, Remodeling Investment, Design, Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Kitchen Design

What You Need to Know About Building an Addition in Portland, Oregon

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jul 13, 2022 8:01:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Design-Build Portland, Home Additions, Remodeling Investment, Planning a Remodel, ADU's

How Much Does a Whole Home Remodel Cost in Portland?

Posted by Lane Cooper on Dec 13, 2021 7:34:00 AM

The prospect of a whole home remodel can be exciting—even if many aspects are relatively unknown, including the cost. Below is a look at a few average prices of remodeling jobs that are typically included in a whole-house remodel. Keep in mind that the figures below are based on collective data for the Portland metro area; actual figures may vary. As a next step toward understanding what such a makeover could cost for your home, contact local architects, builders, and design-build companies like COOPER Design Build. We have a long history of creatively remodeling and expanding homes in the Portland, Oregon area.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Investment, Whole Home Remodeling

Full-Service Remodeling in Portland: Our Design-Build Process

Posted by Lane Cooper on Nov 23, 2021 7:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Remodeling Tips, Remodeling Investment, Planning a Remodel, Luxury Home

How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost in Portland? [Updated July 2021]

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