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One Stop Shopping for Your Home (VIDEO)

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 find “one stop shopping”.  Sure, the big box stores contain a lot of materials in… > Read more

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Spring Home Gardening Furniture: “The Juniplanter”

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, the “where your garden will grow” part of the equation is usually rooted in raised… > Read more

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Lifetime Home: “More Design Than Meets the Eye”

This Lake Oswego project highlights the need to home design that’s trend-setting, not just trendy.

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Gourmet Kitchen Design that Brings the Walls Down

Shelly was trapped. 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 looked at the wall between Shelly’s kitchen and hallway—and he concluded it was load-bearing.  That means the interior wall was holding up the roof—it was not… > Read more

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Neil Kelly Kitchen Cabinets: “Built To Last”

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reason:  In many cases the cabinet styles were so faddish (remember—a fad is not a trend) that they are stylistically out of date.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 other cases the kitchen cabinets were so cheaply built they’re simply falling apart. But recently… > Read more

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Fix It To List It

What projects are worth doing if you’re going to sell your home? The answers in this video.

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Solar Panel Strength–VIDEO

Check out this amazing video from Solar World. We buy our panels locally…and they’re tough little guys!

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Neil Kelly Company: “One of the Best”

The Oregon Business Journal today released their list of the top 100 companies to work for, and–not a surprise to those of us who work here–Neil Kelly is on the list! Here’s what our fearless leader, Tom Kelly, had to say in a company-wide email this afternoon: “I am pleased to announce that Neil Kelly… > Read more

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Is “Or” a Dirty Word in Home Renovation?

There’s a popular commercial on TV lately that talks about how it’s better to use the word “and” instead of the word “or”. Have your cake “and” eat it certainly sounds a lot better than having your cake “or” eating it, doesn’t it? Well, the same concept holds true for home renovation.. Would you rather… > Read more

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