Five Steps to a Successful Remodeling Project, Part One

A home remodel is one of those things that can breed procrastination.   Many homeowners, especially the uninitiated, put it off like a long-delayed trip to the dentist.   But good things, like a bright, healthy smile, can result from overcoming ill-founded anxieties, making us wonder why we waited so long to get started. Admittedly, home remodeling can be more involved than

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Owning Your Kitchen

It’s holiday season, when our kitchens get a workout from a range of ambitious endeavors, from hosting holiday dinners to crafting artisanal treats for gift-giving. And most of us find that our cookie-cutter kitchens don’t make the grade. It’s a good time, then, to take notes on what does and doesn’t work for you, so that when you’re ready for

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Matching Historic Homes with Modern Needs

A trendy, open floorplan can be tempting when you own a historic home. The space you have may feel too close or dark to be liveable. Before knocking down walls and installing track lighting in your Victorian, take a look at these five simple tips for historic home preservation and design: Tip #1: Keep the floor plan clean and simple.

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Tips on Preserving your Historic Home

Historic preservation is one of our passions and specialities at Craftsman Design and Renovation. From design to build, we enjoy remodeling and preserving the classic homes of Portland. It may seem like an overwhelming subject for a homeowner who cares for the history of their home, but also wants the space to cater to their modern needs.  Here are some

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