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
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  “Trendy” designs come and go, and are often outdated shortly after they’re done.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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Neil Kelly
Apr 08, 2014

Kitchen cabinets are usually the first target of a kitchen remodeling project, and for good reason:  In many cases the cabinet styles were so faddish (remember—a fad is not a trend) that they are stylistically out of date.  And in…

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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

Either you’re the lucky recipient of your Uncles’ unused frequent flyer miles, you already live in Hawaii, or you’d rather not think about sunny places when the mercury is taking a nose-dive—but if you don’t have the time, money, or…

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