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
Nov 06, 2014

A good, professional handyman is not an easy thing to find.  First of all, you need to find a jack-of-all trades who isn't afraid of any job, doesn't cost an arm-and-a-leg, and owns a watch (oh, and know how to…

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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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Neil Kelly
May 27, 2014

Spring Home Gardening season is right around the corner, and now's the time to think about what you're going to plant, how you're going to plant it, and where your garden will grow. For a number of us urban gardeners,…

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Neil Kelly
Apr 29, 2014

Solar power is derived from solar panels usually located on the roof.  But what happens when you want to buy a solar power system and you don't really have the roof for it?  In the Northwest, where we love our…

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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  “Trendy” designs come and go, and are often outdated shortly after they’re done.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 09, 2014

Furniture design is an art form.  And thanks to the Neil Kelly Cabinet Company, a group of health care professionals in Alaska is about to get a conference table that is a work of art.  And—it’s helping the Central Oregon…

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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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