2011 Home & Remodeling Show!

This past weekend I got to spend some time working at the Portland Home Improvement & Remodeling show which is put on by the Oregon Remodelers Association (ORA). I was graciously asked to hang with my buddies Allen, Chris and Chad from Cornerstone Builders, Inc who (not so subtly) reminded me that it’s been far too long since my last blog entry!

Cornerstone has been around since 2003 and they build everything – from remodels and additions, to new homes. I met Allen Tankersly (Owner) at an ORA meeting about this time last year and we’ve worked together on several projects, including the update of his own office space and his showroom’s kitchen vignette. Just waiting on Allen to actually implement my beautiful design so I can show you the pictures!

I also helped Cornerstone recently with a whole house remodel in Tualatin, more specifically, the kitchen and master bathroom. Check out these photos for the complete transformation…

Here’s the kitchen before…

And after…

Here’s how the master bathroom turned out. Note: Allen obviously didn’t ask my advice about the blue towels

One thing was apparent at the show this weekend – remodeling is alive and well in Portland. With the housing market and the economy having been weak in recent years folks are focusing their energies and investments on making their current homes more beautiful than ever. That’s the way it should be! Why should anyone wait until they put their house on the market to make it their dream home?

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention several of my other favorite industry friends who participated in the home show. If you weren’t at the Convention Center then you missed out on a treat with the “Ultimate Master Suite” – a full master bedroom and bathroom vignette which featured a $6,000 toilet from Kohler (which does everything but organize your sock drawer – and yes, it has a remote control), exquisite countertops and granite fireplace surrounds from Pental Granite & Marble, all kinds of cool LED lighting and technological features by Lewis Audio Video – all which was constructed by Olson & Jones Construction and many other contributors.

Job well done, fellas!

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