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
Jan 13, 2015

A "Healthy Home" is a term we started hearing over a decade ago, and as more homeowners become concerned with the overall health of their home it’s a term we’re hearing more often.  The recent Houzz.com study is a great…

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Neil Kelly
Nov 20, 2014

Healthy Homes:  It's a subject that's been on our minds for decades, and now--according to the world's leading online platform for home remodeling--healthy homes are on the mind of many Americans. And when Houzz.com wanted to talk to an expert…

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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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Neil Kelly
Sep 05, 2014

One stop shopping is a phrase popularized--in the Portland area at least--by grocery chain founder Fred G. Meyer.  That novel approach is fine for dry good and groceries, but when it comes to remodeling it's a little more challenging to…

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Neil Kelly
Sep 04, 2014

[caption id="attachment_6769" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] The Kelly-Woodford Home in Parkdale, Oregon was the first LEED certified residential structure west of the Mississippi.[/caption]   Oregon green homes bring value to their owners—this much we know is true.  We know it because the…

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Neil Kelly
Sep 02, 2014

The passing of the Labor Day Holiday for many signifies the end of summer: The kids are back in school, leaves are just starting to turn color, and there’s that lovely “crispness” in the air. As those summer vacations fade…

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Neil Kelly
Apr 03, 2014

If you "fix it to list it", what do you fix first in your home before putting it on the market? Some "fix it" projects may seem like added value to you, but does that value translate to buyers? According…

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Neil Kelly
Mar 12, 2014

Kim Herman lives in a house of windows: 36 drafty, unframed single panes in just 1,150-square feet. It’s a home inspired by mid-century California architectural icon and developer Joseph Eichler, whose style was typified by floor-to-ceiling windows to “bring the outside…

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Neil Kelly
Mar 07, 2014

Every once in a while our Home Performance folks get asked the question:  "Just how durable are the solar panels you install?" Well, that's an excellent question...and one that our partner--SolarWorld--found a rather creative way to answer. We do not…

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