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...
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...
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...
Cool Oregon Camping – Best Camping Gear and Gadgets

Cool Oregon Camping – Best 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...
Oregon – It’s Where People Are Moving

Oregon – It’s Where People Are Moving

Oregon is again one of the top states that people are moving to. New statistics found in the United Van Lines’ 41st Annual National Movers Study shows that Oregon is the top Western state with 65% of all moves coming into the state, rather than exiting to another...
How Carpeting Has Drastically Changed Over The Years

How Carpeting Has Drastically Changed Over The Years

You either love the idea of carpet on your floor or hate it. Carpeting is pretty much cut and dry like that for most people. But the history of carpeting has a story that few really know or rarely think about. The age-long history of carpets – a textile floor covering...
Oregon Wineries Near Portland [How Many Are There]

Oregon Wineries Near Portland [How Many Are There]

For the average area resident, it wouldn’t be a shock to hear that there are a lot of Portland area wineries and vineyards nearby. It might however be a surprise to you if you knew that Oregon wine country covers an area of the state which is more than 100 miles...
Portland Home Transformation – Wood Floor, Tile and More

Portland Home Transformation – Wood Floor, Tile and More

We’ve all heard the phrase “what a difference a coat of paint can make”, and it often does make a drastic change to the look and feel of a room. The right wall hue in a room can go a long way to transforming a space into something more personally...
Top Home Design Trends That Increase Home Value

Top Home Design Trends That Increase Home Value

The top home design trends that are currently all the rage have impacted both new home builders and homeowners considering a remodel for decades. The kitchen, master bedroom and bathrooms have always taken the top honors for home buyers look when making home design,...
Is It Time To Upgrade Your Kitchen Cabinets?

Is It Time To Upgrade Your Kitchen Cabinets?

Upon entering your kitchen, one of the main components that your guests will notice first is almost always the kitchen cabinets. For many, the very thought is enough to send sheer panic up and down their spine. Having a significant impact on the overall look and feel...
Huge Smiley Face On Oregon Hillside – You’ve Got To See

Huge Smiley Face On Oregon Hillside – You’ve Got To See

Imagine finding a huge smiley face on a hillside in Oregon? That’s exactly what happened. So you’re driving to the Oregon coast on your way to Lincoln City on highway 18 and you’re passing through Sheridan, then Willamina just about to reach Grand...
Everything Pumpkin Spice In Portland

Everything Pumpkin Spice In Portland

First of all, though we have thousands of flooring options in Portland, we are not announcing a pumpkin spice version of wood floors. You’re disappointed, we’re sure. However, here in Portland it seems to be the mecca for anything pumpkin spice. Given this...
4 Home Design Ideas [Old Wood Doors]

4 Home Design Ideas [Old Wood Doors]

Whether your home design style is traditional, formal or modern, nothing quite adds warmth and sustainability to home decor as repurposing. To that end, old wood doors can be the foundation to adding rustic charm to any space. Transforming old wood doors into...
[Countertops] – Eco-Friendly, Recycled and Totally Green

[Countertops] – Eco-Friendly, Recycled and Totally Green

Countertops can be manufactured from many kinds of materials. Today’s most popular countertops are often pulled from the earth in forms of rock, stone or variations of these natural materials. Even wood and concrete component countertops come from the earth and...
America’s Best Multi-Sport Town [Bend Oregon]

America’s Best Multi-Sport Town [Bend Oregon]

Located just about 3 hours from Portland, Bend, Oregon has taken full advantage of its natural landscapes and it’s not just us from PDX that are noticing. Recently, Outside Magazine named the city of Bend “The 2017 Best Multi-Sport Town“. It’s...
Modern Contemporary Portland Home Design

Modern Contemporary Portland Home Design

If you take a look along the skyline of Portland you will see that the timeless and very functional nature of the architecture has a modern contemporary flair. Old mixed with new, yet the quest for form follows function is the cornerstone of Portland contemporary...