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
Mar 01, 2016

William and Luann love the views and layout of their 12 year old Eugene contemporary home.  What they didn’t like was the kitchen.  William, who usually goes by “Duke”, wanted to spiff up the existing kitchen and change the locations…

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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 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
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
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
Jun 30, 2014

[caption id="attachment_6329" align="aligncenter" width="1160"] "Before" shot of one very white bathroom.[/caption] It may sound like a lonely hearts club ad, but in reality it was Mary Jo’s goal of a new look to her Pearl District bathroom. “There was only…

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