Aaron Ziltener
Nov 03, 2016

Walking into Mrs Teapot’s Tiny Tots preschool, located in a 1950s-era bungalow in Portland’s Kenton neighborhood, is a very different experience now than it was before the home’s indoor air quality was tested and improved. It all began in January…

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Neil Kelly
Oct 30, 2016

Halloween festivities for many signify the arrival of fall: Kids are back in school, leaves are coming down, and storms are starting to roll in off the Pacific. As summer vacations fade to pleasant memories you may want to take a…

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Neil Kelly
Aug 24, 2016

Our hearts go out to those affected by the two earthquakes that caused severe damage in Central Italy and Myanmar. The earthquakes claimed many lives and caused massive damage to buildings and infrastructure. It will take years for the affected…

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Neil Kelly
May 01, 2016

Juniper trees are native to Eastern Oregon, but our forest service's ability to stop fires across the high desert now gives Juniper an unnatural advantage.  The tree is growing so quickly that it threatens to further drain the sensitive eco-system’s…

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Neil Kelly
Jan 28, 2015

COST VERSUS VALUE 2015 [caption id="attachment_8029" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Neil Kelly Designer, Karen Richmond, designed this new door in a totally new location![/caption] Want to install a new entry door?  Well, do it and you’ll get your money back—and more-- when…

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Neil Kelly
Dec 31, 2014

We generally shy away from gadgets. As a long-time, respected remodeling contractor we avoid the fly-by-night faddish do-dads that heat up shaving cream and cook Chinese food at the same time. We side-step late-night TV Hawkers pushing the latest Dump…

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Neil Kelly
Nov 20, 2014

Carol doesn’t like to see anything go to waste. “It’s a good feeling when you can reuse something and know that it’s continuing to serve a purpose, and it’s not going into a landfill,” says Carol. “I’m on a mission…

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Neil Kelly
Nov 11, 2014

You wouldn't think that people who only use their decks five months out of the year would place so much importance on outdoor living.  Maybe it’s because we’re deprived of it for so long by long, rainy Northwest winters—that when…

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Neil Kelly
Oct 30, 2014

Disco. Platform shoes. Bell bottoms. The 1970's may have been fabulous for fashion but the decade was disastrous for some homes.  Neil Kelly Design Consultant, Kathleen Donohue, recently tackled a funky 70's kitchen renovation, and took some rather creative routes…

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Neil Kelly
Sep 19, 2014

[caption id="attachment_6900" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Neil Kelly Designer, Jonathan Hopp, shares design advice at the Neil Kelly Street Fair[/caption] One stop home remodeling:  Sure, the big box stores may  have the goods...but they seriously lack the know how.  Unless you like…

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