Monthly Archives: July 2012

Converting Unused Spaces: Under-Home Garage

Many Portland homes have under-home garages in them. If you are planning to purchase a home with a garage beneath it, or already own one, we have some ideas on how to better utilize the space! Converting unused spaces can add up to 400 square feet of livable space to your home. You will want […]

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Involved Owners: Setting Ground Rules for the Remodel

Remodeling does not have to be a nightmare. In fact, it can be a pleasant experience if you set some ground rules for the remodel with the professional you are working with. Sit down with your designer and remodeler before work commences to talk about your expectations and make sure that nothing is missed. Clear […]

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Easy Lighting Design Solutions

  One of the most common complaints from our clients is that their lighting design is either outdated or inadequate.  In most cases it is both, so when designing a space, the lighting needs to be addressed both functionally and aesthetically. Correcting these problems doesn’t have to involve a lighting designer or a large budget.  For […]

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Mid-Century Modern Kitchen

When remodeling period homes, we always take a holistic approach with the new design by incorporating elements that evoke the period’s feel, but that are updated for today’s living. This particular kitchen was originally designed by architect Saul Zaik, one of Portland’s original modern home designers.   Built in 1962, the home was designed to sit […]

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