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How does Floor Area Ratio affect my Portland home addition?

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 is a dormer addition and why do I need one?

Your home may have an attic with plenty of floor space — it might even be a finished attic. The problem is that the pitch of the roof makes it difficult to use any more than a few square feet without having to crouch down. Sound familiar? If so, your attic might need a dormer…

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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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Addition Cost per Square Foot: Case Studies

Square footage is in high demand. Many homeowners are seeking to upsize their living space, whether it’s because their family is growing, they’re spending more time at home, or they simply want more space. With the current housing market making it difficult to buy a home at a reasonable price, some choose to simply add…

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How to make the most of outdoor living space in Oregon

The Pacific Northwest’s wet season more than makes up for itself in the greenery we get to enjoy when the sun comes out.  However, unpredictable weather does create a challenge for some homeowners. What if you want to have an outdoor living space in your home, but don’t know how to justify only being able…

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What factors affect the cost of a home addition?

For most homeowners, building an addition onto their home is a challenge. The delicate balancing act between adding both space and value to your house while also managing cost factors is enough to make many people think twice about an addition.  Fortunately, the solution to building a cost-effective addition begins with a very simple step:…

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