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Does a house need a bathtub?

September 8, 2022

Although used much less frequently than showers, bathtubs are still a standard of the American home. However, not everybody needs or wants a bathtub. During home remodels, many homeowners consider whether or not to keep a bathtub in their house. After all, they take up space, don’t get used often, and require a lot of…

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How to deal with asbestos during a home remodel

August 17, 2022

If you’ve recently discovered that the home you were hoping to remodel is contaminated with asbestos, don’t give up quite yet. Although remodeling a home with hazardous materials requires extra attention to safety, it’s still possible to transform your home while keeping yourself and your family safe.  Asbestos can indeed be dangerous. That’s why our…

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How does Floor Area Ratio affect my Portland home addition?

August 16, 2022

A home addition is a great way to increase your available living space without having to move. However, additions also come with their challenges — they’re subject to strict building codes and zoning regulations that restrict what you can and can’t build.  One of those restrictions is called Floor Area Ratio, which has its own…

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What type of contractor is best for insurance repair?

August 8, 2022

Nobody wants to find themself in the position of needing to file a homeowner’s insurance claim. Not only do you need to find a contractor to quickly and effectively repair the damage to your home, but you also have to work with an insurance adjuster to manage the repair costs.  This balancing act can leave…

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