Home Size: Is Bigger Really Better?

Home Size: Is Bigger Really Better?

By now, we’re sure we’ve all found ourselves flipping through channels late at night and stopping for a few moments to watch some show that we came across about tiny houses. And, as we sat there with remote in hand and dog faithfully at our side, we pondered. “Could I...

There’s A Volcano In Portland? Let’s Go!

There’s A Volcano In Portland? Let’s Go!

When you think about Portland in relation to volcanoes, one might recall scenes from the city skylines in the early 80’s as crowds gathered to watch neighboring Mt. St Helens erupt. With plumes of ash stretching miles up into the sky, the scene was part epic and eerie...

Universal Design: Aging In Place Home Design

Universal Design: Aging In Place Home Design

We’re getting old. Did you know that in less than twenty years, one in 5 people will be over the age of 65 years old in America? But, as we’re getting older, we’re also living longer and healthier lives. So, does this mean that there will be mass migration from homes...

Lan Su Garden: Ming Dynasty In The Rose City

Lan Su Garden: Ming Dynasty In The Rose City

Tucked perfectly into the Chinatown District of Portland, Oregon sits the Lan Su Chinese Garden. A Ming Dynasty garden, Lan Su offers the perfect antidote to the pace of downtown Portland life found deep within the Rose City. If it weren’t for a wide-angle photograph,...

Walk In Showers Sing Loudest In Bathroom Design Trends

Walk In Showers Sing Loudest In Bathroom Design Trends

What’s not to like about the privacy one enjoys when taking a long hot shower while simultaneously singing like you just don’t care? As a matter of fact, experts have found that actually singing (also in the shower) has a positive impact on your heart rate to the...

Silver Falls – A Perfect Day Trip From Portland

Silver Falls – A Perfect Day Trip From Portland

Silver Falls is a perfect day trip from Portland with so much to experience you'll wonder why you haven't done it before. Imagine several miles of perfect hiking trails with 800 feet of elevation, stunning views and more waterfalls than many people will witness live...

5 Portland Floor Options That Will Blow You Away

5 Portland Floor Options That Will Blow You Away

The floor of your home is the foundation for everything that makes your house a home. It establishes your color palette and the style that you want to feel within your space. There's virtually no limit to the Portland floor options that you have available, given the...

What’s The Best Floor For Uneven Surfaces?

What’s The Best Floor For Uneven Surfaces?

When doing a home renovation or remodel, there are many considerations. Some of the choices that need to be made are structural, some are general design and still others are flow and the visual perspectives that you are trying to achieve. But when it comes to deciding...

Luxury Vinyl Tile Now 6% Of All Flooring Renovations

Luxury Vinyl Tile Now 6% Of All Flooring Renovations

Luxury Vinyl Tile now makes up a huge 6% of all flooring renovations according to a recent study from Home Innovation Research Labs Annual Consumer Practices Survey. In our Portland flooring store we have seen this trend first hand as our customers have increasingly...

Best Oregon Camping Gear and Gadgets

Best Oregon Camping Gear and Gadgets

Oregon camping is a tradition for many in Portland. The camping season begins once the sun starts to emit its more consistent rays across Oregon hillsides and at the coast. It's time to start packing vehicles from top to bottom with camping gear as you head into the...

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