Decking Materials are available in different aesthetics, maintenance options, and price range. Our customers most often request cedar or composite decks, but there are other decks available. Here are 5 basic materials to choose from. 1. Pressure Treated Lumber This economically priced material is ... Read More about Which Deck Material Should I use?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air is three times more polluted than outside air. Paints can contribute to indoor pollution because most paints contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s), which is considered a toxin. Until recently, these compounds were essential to the ... Read More about Paints for better indoor quality
One of the important choices when remodeling is what kind of wood to choose for your cabinets. Quality cabinets can last a long time and they are central to the overall look of the space There are lots of choices and choosing the right kind of cabinet can seem overwhelming. Wood is categorized into ... Read More about Selecting Wood Species for Cabinets
There are many choices when it comes to bathroom faucets and it can seem overwhelming. Here are a few tips to make it easier. First consider your budget. Prices for faucets have quite a range, depending on the quality. There are many inexpensive faucets that have plastic interior components. These ... Read More about Tips for Choosing Bathroom Faucets
As Published on the Oregon Remodeling Association website at oregonremodelers.com. Homeowners undergoing a remodel who have family members suffering with allergies or asthma may not be aware that the dust stirred up during a remodeling project can make the symptoms worse. Dust and mites are the two ... Read More about Surviving Home Remodeling With Allergies
During this recession many homeowners have seen the value of their home drop dramatically. If you were to sell your home today, you might be getting a much lower price than you are willing to sell for. Therefore many people are deciding to stay in their current homes much longer. While you might ... Read More about Remodeling, A Strategic Plan for Falling Home Prices
Choosing paint colors can be challenging, whether you’re a seasoned designer or a color novice. We’ve compiled some helpful hints to demystify the paint color selection process. One approach is to start by thinking of your favorite colors. Do you prefer warm colors like yellows, oranges or reds, or ... Read More about Tips for Choosing Paint Colors for Your Home.
Currently there are 13 new, quality affordable homes being built just outside the entrance to Willamette Park. Corvallis Neighborhood Housing Services (CNHS) and Powell Construction are building these homes to help make home ownership more attainable for lower-income, first-time home buyers. You ... Read More about Affordable Housing is Available
There's never been a better time to remodel. Interest rates are low and this makes for a great climate for financing your remodeling project. Now is the best time to remodel! Interest rates are low and this makes for a great climate for financing your remodeling project. Whether you get a ... Read More about Time to Remodel
Some institutions will allow you to borrow against the anticipated equity in your home once your remodeling project is complete. If you are planning a fairly large project or do not have a lot of equity in your home this will give you more flexibility and allow you to include all the things you're ... Read More about Financing Your Remodeling Project
When spring hits, people automatically think construction. It's like peanut butter and jelly, butter and popcorn, spring and construction. But it doesn't have to be this way. Maybe you're feeling a little behind the eight ball. Maybe 2000 is already rushing by you and you're not quite ready to ... Read More about When to Remodel
A well lit home provides a thoughtfully designed mix of natural and artificial light. Effective lighting can provide not only illumination but also accents and drama. Your lighting needs in the evening will be different than in the day. For daytime lighting, windows and skylights add a brightness ... Read More about Lighting and Remodeling
When my wife and business partner, Heidi, started the Powell Construction Remodeling Blog last year, the world of blogging was new to us. We've since come to realize that many people don't know what a blog is. A blog (a contraction of the term "weblog") is a type of website, usually maintained by an ... Read More about Remodling Blog
We're seeing the following projects as our most commonly requested remodels: Over-Garage additions. Whether it's for a mother-in-law suite or a family room many homeowners want to utilize this potential space to expand their living area. Ranch conversions. Corvallis has an abundance of 60's ... Read More about Remodeling Trend Watch
Gather together those magazine pictures you've been collecting and start thinking about what you really want. Do you want a kitchen with the latest in appliance technology? Are you picturing a luxurious bathroom with a jetted tub? Do you like recessed lighting or do you prefer something more ... Read More about Visualizing Your Remodeling Project
Homeowner's often ask how they can participate in their remodeling project. There are lots of ways you can help, if you have the interest and time. One thing that every homeowner must do is make a wide variety of selections to outfit the remodel with lights, tile, appliances, carpeting, cabinets ... Read More about Help with Your Remodel or Home Addition
If you're considering a major home renovation, you may be wondering whether you should do it all at once or as a series of smaller projects. The advantage of doing work in phases over of a number of years is that you don't have to pay for it all in one year. Although it may be more costly in the ... Read More about All at once? Or Room by Room?
The essential goal is predictability. On the day construction (or demolition) commences, you want to know as precisely as possible what's about to happen to your house, how much it's going to cost and when the job will be completed. Of course, some aspects of remodeling are truly unpredictable. ... Read More about Keys to Remodeling Success
By Heidi Powell A woman's home is not just a place to eat and sleep. It's her retreat from the world, a reflection of herself, a gathering place for her family. When it comes to remodeling, women have a significant influence on decisions. What are women looking for in their homes? Women today ... Read More about What Women Want in the Remodeling Process
Everyone knows that remodeling can be stressful. There are decisions to be made, furniture has to be moved, and there will be dust and noise. During the course of the remodel your space will no longer be entirely your own. What can you do to reduce your stress level during such an exciting yet ... Read More about Reducing the Stress in Remodeling