Author Archive | Kirstin Havnaer


What IS the average cost of kitchen and bathroom remodeling for 2015 in Portland, Oregon?

As an interior, kitchen and bath designer, I get this question at the beginning of nearly every project I do – but it’s never a simple one to answer. I usually respond to this question with a question as I discuss it with my clients. I ask what they’d think if I were to say, […]

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What Is Green Interior Design?

We all love to give our homes a makeover from time to time. Repainting and rearranging brings new life and purpose to our living spaces. Nowadays, Portland homeowners are interested in not only reinventing their interior spaces, but implementing it while employing environmentally friendly, ″green″ methods and materials. It’s a hot topic these days, so […]

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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 […]

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Mike Holmes is my future husband

First off, I have to apologize to my husband for the inappropriate title of this post. I guess we’ll find out if he even reads my blog… (Hi, honey!!) OK, so it’s no secret to those who know me that HGTV makes me pull my hair out. Why? Because I spend an inordinate amount of […]

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Contractor Love At First Sight

So if you read my previous blog entry about contractors, you already know that I’m a tad particular about who I select to work with in the contracting world and that the pool is very small. Well, the gods must have been listening! One of my favorite contractors commented to me a few weeks ago […]

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