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Tree protection laws in Portland: How do they affect my home addition?

If you’re planning on an addition or remodel in your Portland home, you probably already know about the tree protection laws in Portland. Given their restrictions, you might initially think these laws prevent you from being able to build what you want. Fortunately, this isn’t necessarily the case.  As one of Portland’s top remodeling firms,…

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Should I repaint, reface, or replace my kitchen cabinets?

We get it – deciding what to do with your cabinets can be a challenge during a remodel. You might want to replace your old cabinets, but why spend the money when you can repaint or reface them for less? How do you know which option will be best for your kitchen? At Lamont Bros.,…

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Can I raise the ceiling height in my basement? Yes. Here’s how.

You’ve found yourself wanting to raise the height of your basement ceiling. Perhaps it’s because the current ceiling height is too low to do anything useful with the space. Or maybe, the basement is the only place where you can viably add square footage to your home. For whatever reason, you now find yourself faced…

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What are the five levels of drywall finish?

The mark of good drywall installation is that you don’t really notice it’s there. Though it often goes unappreciated, drywall does more than just add a surface covering to your walls. It protects against fire, insulates sound, and increases your home’s energy efficiency. But did you know that there are five different levels of drywall…

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Should I file a change order for my remodel?

Picture this: You’re three weeks into a home remodel when a sudden stroke of genius hits you at 3 am. Instead of a 200 square foot addition for the kids’ playroom, you want a 500 square foot addition for a home gym. The solution? Submit a change order to your remodel team. As a home…

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Waterproof Shower Wall Panels: What You Need to Know

Thinking about remodeling your shower, but don’t want to deal with the high price of a stone slab wall or the grout that comes with tile? If you want a low-maintenance shower with strong visual appeal, waterproof shower wall panels may be the solution for you.  As a design-build remodeling firm in Portland, OR, Lamont…

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