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Portland Design Build Remodeling Blog

Outdoor Oasis: One Lake Oswego Family is Ready for Summer

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jun 14, 2019 10:19:00 AM

COOPER Design Builders took advantage of an acre of level, undeveloped land behind this home in the green Portland suburb of Lake Oswego to create an outdoor playground for all ages last year. Now the family is ready for a summer outdoors.

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Topics: Remodeling Ideas, Remodeling Tips, Home Additions, Featured Projects, Design, Custom Home, Custom Home Design, Luxury Home

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

Preparing for a Basement Remodel in Portland

Posted by Lane Cooper on Dec 13, 2017 1:17:55 PM
All major renovation jobs require significant advance planning, and a remodel of the basement in your Portland home is no different.
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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Ideas, Remodeling Tips, Design, Planning a Remodel

Preserving the Best of Your Historic Portland Home During a Renovation

Posted by Lane Cooper on Jan 30, 2017 2:48:32 PM

If you own a historic home in Portland, consider yourself lucky. Yes, an older house comes with limitations, because builders and homeowners back then had different ideas about such matters as master bedrooms, closets, and bathrooms; and the original technology definitely isn’t up to today’s standards. But the historical significance, and the downright charm, of an old house are impossible to replicate. So let’s talk about what you can do to make your old home more livable in today’s world without hauling to the landfill everything that makes the house unique.

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Topics: Home Remodeling, Remodeling Tips, Design, Planning a Remodel, Historic Home Remodel