A Few of Our Favorite (Kitchen) Things

In addition to our week of kitchen design element favorites (check out our Instagram or Facebook pages) we wanted to share a few more design elements we love to incorporate in the kitchens we remodel. These are a few of our favorite things… 1. Storage – and lots of it. In this kitchen we created a peninsula with some great

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Construction in the COVID Era

  In the past couple months, our lives have been turned sideways by new and unexpected challenges. Luckily, in the Portland area, our hard work of staying home and staying safe has paid off as we have seen a decrease in the number of cases. Our work is unique as it requires us to come into your homes. Below, we’ve

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5 Ideas For Your Outdoor Oasis

With warmer weather ahead and more hours spent at home, now is the perfect time to start thinking about exterior projects! We’ll take you through five past projects (after and before shots) to give you some ideas on how to make the most of your home’s exterior. Add a sunroom. For those rainy spring and fall days, is there anything better than

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10 Ways to Improve Your Basement

We love old Portland homes and the quirks and character that come with them. Working in them as often as we do, there’s often one challenge we come across in most homes – just not enough space! Luckily, many of these homes were built with basements, which can substantially increase your square footage and sometimes double it! Not sure what

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5 Key Steps to a Thoughtful Addition

As the days get colder and indoor spaces become a priority, clients often contact us with a similar problem.  They need more room inside their house for their family! Living in an older home has its charms, from the historic woodwork to light fixtures. But what happens when form doesn’t meet function? Let’s face it, often in older homes we

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Built to Last: Remodeling While Salvaging Items From the Past

As a company that specializes in remodeling older homes, we’ve seen a lot over the years. Unfortunately, many of these homes were stripped of their original detailing from previous remodels. What were those people in the 80s thinking?! Fundamentally, we believe in integrity. In any house, vintage or contemporary, the spaces should integrate seamlessly into their surroundings. We do this

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Contractor of the Year Award

National Association of the Remodeling Industry is gearing up for its’ annual award show.  Craftsman Design and Renovation has been a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry or NARI for 17 years. It is the only national association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry and has chapters throughout the country. Every year NARI members compete for the

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Eat-In Breakfast Nook

If the heart of the home is the kitchen, then the heart of the kitchen is an eat-in nook. It is more than just some stools pulled up to an island, but rather a dedicated place to sit, conversate and enjoy a meal or work on a project. It conveys a sense of home, a place to gather and spend

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2018 Irvington Home Tour

Craftsman Design and Renovation is proud to be a part of the 36th annual Irvington Home Tour with this beautiful Craftsman home. Originally designed and built in 1910 by Robert Beat, this home had been neglected and was in need of some TLC! With careful design and planning, we were able to renovate and restore this home to its former

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2016 – Looking Forward

Besides marking our one-year move to a storefront office space on SE Belmont, we celebrate our 20 years of service, growth and teamwork.

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