The holiday season can be stressful for many reasons, and one is the pressure of hosting. Whether it's a big family gathering or just dinner with a few friends, the holidays are a time of year when many people like to gather together with the people they love and care about - but often wish they had ... Read More about ‘Tis the Season….Of Not Enough Space
Just about every bathroom remodel we do here at Powell Construction starts with someone telling us that they don't like their old-school shower/tub combo. We understand that. For many people, the bathtubs aren't quite large enough for long, relaxing soaks and the style of shower makes it feel ... Read More about Updated Shower Looks for Every Bathroom
Picking the right paint color can be a daunting experience, but changing the color of a room is an easy process. You can change the whole feel of a room by simply changing the paint of the trim or the whole wall. It's also a relatively inexpensive way to give an old room a breath of fresh air or to ... Read More about Picking The Right Paint Color
If you've watched an HGTV show in the last five years, you've probably heard about the "open concept kitchen". It's a trend in home design that many people think is here to stay. Just about every client we do a kitchen remodel with asks us if they can open things up more, and luckily, in most cases, ... Read More about Can I Open Up My Kitchen?
Looking to revamp your interior style this year? Not sure where to start? Whether you’re putting the finishing touches to your kitchen, or embarking on an entire first floor renovation, honing in on an interior design style can help focus your decor efforts. Follow this guide to the top interior ... Read More about Interior Design Styles
Kitchen cabinets with intricate detail are beautiful, but but all those crevices can be difficult to keep clean--especially for those of us with busy schedules. Every surface in a kitchen is susceptible to crumbs, dirt, stains, and even splatters, but cabinets tend to be especially hard hit. ... Read More about Low Maintenance Kitchen Cabinets
Neutral palettes are all the rage right now. They’re easy, and don’t date too quickly. But there’s no reason to be afraid of bright and fun colors in interior design. Not every splash of color has to be a huge commitment, and they don’t always overwhelm a space. Here are some quick ideas for how to ... Read More about Adding That Pop of Color
Must-Haves In The Kitchen Your dream kitchen should be a balance of form and function. Aesthetically it should feature your favorite flooring, elegant countertops and beautiful cabinets to finish off the look. A well-designed kitchen includes the kitchen triangle, being functional and having a ... Read More about Kitchen Must-Haves
We are so excited to announce that Powell Construction has been selected by REMODELING magazine to join the REMODELING Big50. Each year since 1986, the REMODELING Big50 inducts 50 remodeling companies that have impacted their communities or the industry at large. Big50 remodelers run successful, ... Read More about Powell Construction Named by REMODELING Magazine to its 2018 Big50 Class of America’s Top Remodelers
We are excited to announce that Houzz recently published an in-depth article on one of our kitchen remodeling projects! Houzz is the world's largest online community of designers, builders, craftsmen, and homeowners - with more 40 million users worldwide - so we are truly honored that they chose ... Read More about Houzz features a Powell Construction kitchen remodel!
These homeowners wanted a social kitchen where several cooks of different generations – including an avid baker – could work together comfortably. They also wanted a gathering place for their growing family and frequent out-of town guests: a place where cooks and non-cooks could interact easily ... Read More about A Social Kitchen with a Splash
These clients felt very rooted to their location: a rural home where they had raised their children. However, a below-grade garage with a two-story house above meant they were continually climbing stairs. Bringing in groceries required carrying heavy bags upstairs from the garage to the ... Read More about An Elevator for Ease of Living
The new home has really come together in the last couple of weeks! Our final snapshots were taken as many items were being finished, but before everything was completed and cleaned. So please pardon the flurry of activity that you’ll see in these photos. Below is the finished kitchen, with its ... Read More about Approaching the Finish Line
We are excited to see final finishes being put in place throughout the new home. Many are covered and protected after installation, but we’ve found a few we can show off here. The kitchen backsplash tile looks great with the counters, and it echoes the linear look of the Great Room fireplace ... Read More about Finishes Have Arrived!
The main driver behind this whole-house remodel was a desire to “age in place.” Our clients had a comfortable three-story home near family and friends, and they wanted to stay in their home as long as possible. However, they worried about the safety of climbing stairs as they became older, ... Read More about Innovative Remodel Allows Aging in Place
This custom home is heading into the “home” stretch, so to speak, with final finishes being installed daily. We haven’t posted photos in a while, so we have some catching up to do! First, the exterior: paint and siding are complete, along with windows and trim. The beautiful Douglas Fir ... Read More about New House Enters “Home” Stretch
We’ve made great strides since our last post, and the house is really taking shape. Exterior photos from last week (already feeling outdated!) show the finished roofing, newly installed windows and exterior doors, progress on the siding, and more. We're looking forward to installation of the ... Read More about Huge Strides on New Home
This Corvallis kitchen has captured our imagination! In many ways, this newly remodeled kitchen is a simple design, but the material selections and design subtleties make it a much more exciting and functional kitchen than previously. We only slightly enlarged the kitchen, so this is mostly a ... Read More about Stainless Steel Counters Brighten this Corvallis Home
This active family longed for an open, bright great room where they could gather. The former kitchen was relatively dark and visually disconnected from the adjacent family room, leaving both rooms feeling tight and enclosed. (See BEFORE and AFTER photos at the end of this post.) The newly ... Read More about Kitchen, Dining, and Outdoor Living
A few weeks ago we wrote about a new home just beginning construction. Here is an update! Framing has progressed steadily, and the shape of the house is coming into focus. There is a certain beauty in the skeletal frame of a structure that we really enjoy. Below is a fish-eye panoramic view of ... Read More about Update on the New Home