Acacia Wood Flooring – Unique, Diverse and Green

Acacia Wood Flooring – Unique, Diverse and Green

Acacia wood flooring isn’t the only use for this amazing wood material. Dating back many centuries, acacia has been used by humans in more ways than one can imagine. From woodwork and various tools to actual medicines and baking ingredients, you would be...
Make Your Home More Portland With Biophilic Design

Make Your Home More Portland With Biophilic Design

There is no doubt that Portland, Oregon is one of the most environmentally conscious cities in the world. Surrounded by such natural beauty, a drive into city limits remains seamless. With the city’s abundance of public parks, trails, and everything in between, it’s...
The Best Wood Carvings On The Oregon Coast

The Best Wood Carvings On The Oregon Coast

A walk through Heffy’s Gallery, located in Florence, Oregon, a small coastal community that is popular and just over a three hour drive South from Portland. If one didn’t know any better, you would think you just got done walking through a gallery with live wildlife...
Portland’s Westside: 5 Trails To Help You Reset

Portland’s Westside: 5 Trails To Help You Reset

If there is one thing that Oregonians have in common, it’s a love for the outdoors. With Portland chalk full of parks and trails that weave its citizens and visitors seamlessly between nature and city, the suburbs are following suit. Just west of Portland are two of...
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...
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...
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...
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...