Neil Kelly
Nov 06, 2016

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
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
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
Oct 30, 2014

Disco. Platform shoes. Bell bottoms. The 1970's may have been fabulous for fashion but the decade was disastrous for some homes.  Neil Kelly Design Consultant, Kathleen Donohue, recently tackled a funky 70's kitchen renovation, and took some rather creative routes…

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Neil Kelly
Oct 07, 2014

[caption id="attachment_7089" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] The view near Neil Kelly's Tetherow home.[/caption] Bend vacation living is a phrase that means different things to different people.  For winter sports enthusiasts it means carving through powder on Mount Bachelor.  For mountain bikers Bend…

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Neil Kelly
Oct 06, 2014

If you can relate a central Oregon bathroom to the stunning backdrop of the Three Sisters, Broken Top, or Mount Bachelor--then you're doing pretty well.  If you can bring some of that majestic outdoors--in--then you're doing better than just "well".…

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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
Sep 11, 2014

Smart Business Solar Let's say you're a business owner who wants to reduce his or her operating costs, and someone comes to you and says--"I can cut your utility bill by at least a third--and I'll pay about 60% or…

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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 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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