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
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
Jul 23, 2014

Suzie Atkin has a lot of talents.  First of all, she's a Neil Kelly Design Consultant, which means she's the best of the best.  Secondly, she recently was named in Professional Remodeler's "40 Under 40"2014 list. But most importantly, Suzie…

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Neil Kelly
Jul 15, 2014

Downsizing your space doesn't mean you have to downsize your lifestyle, and Neil Kelly recently had a Lake Oswego project that proved you can have it all...in a smaller space. Lynn and Roger had lived in the same 4000+ square…

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Neil Kelly
Jul 02, 2014

[caption id="attachment_6353" align="aligncenter" width="1400"] Photo Courtesy of Oregon Tile and Marble[/caption] One of the challenging aspects of being a designer is keeping up with new products, materials, and services for the home.  One crucial venue for checking out the latest…

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Jun 17, 2014

"Let There Be Light" It’s a biblical phrase with literal reference for sun-starved Northwesterners. Living in a tree shrouded acre in Portland’s Benton Hill neighborhood, it was a phrase that Connie and Jerry knew well.  They love nearly everything about…

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Neil Kelly
May 01, 2014

"Kitchens! Kitchens! Kitchens!" is all about--you guessed it--bathrooms! Okay, sorry--but we had to have a little fun. The second annual Kitchens event drew over 100 people to the Neil Kelly West-side location last weekend.  It's an entire day dedicated to…

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Neil Kelly
Apr 24, 2014

One of the first home design concepts our designers investigate when starting a design/remodel job is where the design is “trendy” or trend-setting.  “Trendy” designs come and go, and are often outdated shortly after they’re done.  Trend-setting design expresses the…

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Neil Kelly
Apr 14, 2014

Shelly was trapped. [caption id="attachment_1378" align="aligncenter" width="584"] Shelly's Kitchen BEFORE the Wall Came Down[/caption] She is a gourmet cook who was trapped inside her own, non-gourmet kitchen design. There seemed to be no room to move.  Another contractor had already…

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