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How and why to add an egress window to your basement

You want to have your basement legally designated as a living space, but to do that, fire safety code requires that you have means of egress in specific areas. Fortunately, adding an egress window or door to an existing basement is a simple and relatively common project. Our team at Lamont Bros. has worked with…

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How to convert a crawl space into a basement

If you have a crawl space under your house, it’s possible to convert it into additional square footage for you to live in. Sound complicated? It doesn’t need to be with a detailed design plan and the right team at your side. But the question remains: How do you convert a crawl space into a…

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When to repair the foundation of a historic Portland home

There’s no question that old homes in Portland have character. But while charm and rich history rule the view from above, many of these homes face a challenge below ground. Hundreds of historic Portland homes today sit on crumbling, compromised, or poorly constructed foundations. If you own a Portland home built before the 1960s, you…

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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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Portland Styles Guide: Current Interior Design Trends

With home prices on the rise, many homeowners are choosing to remodel their current homes rather than buy a new one. Here in the Portland Metro Area, where rich history meets all things innovative and trendy, we’ve noticed a distinctly diverse interior remodel style emerge over the last few years.  At Lamont Bros., our design…

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How do the holidays affect remodel construction?

The most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner, and if you’re in the process of a big remodel project (or considering one), you might have some questions about how the holidays could affect your construction timeline.  At Lamont Bros, we get a lot of questions about the holidays, and with good…

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