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How durable are quartz countertops?

Engineered quartz is one of the most popular countertop materials in the modern American household. Strong, durable, and visually comparable to natural stone, quartz is often billed as the ideal countertop material. Some even say that it is indestructible. While this may be hyperbole, quartz is known for being especially resistant to many forms of…

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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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What happens if cabinets get damaged during a remodel?

A few weeks into your home remodel and you’re already excited to see the finished build. Everything seems to be going smooth – that is until your remodel superintendent opens the box of newly delivered cabinets to find that they’ve arrived damaged.  Although it isn’t common for cabinetry – or any other remodeling materials for…

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MDF or Plywood cabinets: Which is better?

So, you’re on the search for new cabinets.  You might know what you want them to look like, but do you know what you want them to be made of? The two most common materials used to construct cabinets are plywood or medium-density fiberboard (MDF). Believe it or not, the material your cabinets are made…

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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 to design a kitchen remodel

A kitchen remodel can be incredibly challenging to design. Not only do you have to consider layout and functionality, but you also have electrical, plumbing, and appliances to consider. Tackling a job like this is an awful lot like wrestling a greased pig.  At Lamont Bros., our team of seasoned designers work with homeowners every…

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