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What’s The Right Tile Layout For Me?

Can’t decide on which tile layout looks best for your kitchen or bathroom? Here’s some idea we came up with to help guide you. Brick, stacked, mosaic, and more — get to know the most popular tile layouts and see which one works best for your home. Subway Tile Brick is the classic layout for a subway tile design. In …

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Runway To Room: Home Decor Trends 2015 Inspired By The Runway

Here are some trends from fashion week 2015 that the team at Cornerstone would love to see translated into someone’s living space. Do you ever see overlap between your fashion choices and your home décor? Here’s a new spin on home decor trends 2015 inspired by the runway. 1. Michael Kors pairs black and white for a Spring twist. Black and white are …

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New Year’s Resolutions: Which room do you resolve to tackle in 2015?

With the new year here, we have so many resolutions on our minds for 2015. Have you thought about your home and what you would like to see? Is one of your resolutions “Finally make more kitchen storage” or “Update the master bath”? Which room is in need of a new makeover: your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom or maybe your basement? We …

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6 Keys to Weatherproofing Your Home for The Winter

Now that it’s almost officially winter (it starts on December 21), you want to make sure that your home is safe and ready for it! Here are 6 ways to make sure you home is ready for winter. 1. Seal Crawl Spaces Encapsulating a crawl space can eliminate the environmental factors that cause mold, fungus and bacteria to grow and thrive. When …

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Thanksgiving Settings

The Thanksgiving table is a place for tradition. You probably have your routine, your classic menu, your customary serving dishes and place settings. You may have fancy traditional Thanksgiving or a simple one.  Whatever it may be, why not make your table something to remember?  Here’s some ideas for your next Thanksgiving.   1. Assemble natural items like miniature pumpkins, gourds, fall …

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Our Latest ReFIT Volunteer Project: A Roll-In Shower

Have you heard of ReFIT (Remodeling For Independence Together)? It’s a Portland nonprofit that helps people comfortably live at home despite struggles with illness, injury, disability, or the aging process. Through remodeling services, ReFIT helps people live independent lives. Cornerstone Builders gives back to our community by donating our time and materials to ReFIT whenever we can. Most recently, our team volunteered …

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It’s October: Happy Kitchen and Bath Month!

October might make you think of many things: pumpkins, costumes, candy… But did you know October is also Kitchen and Bath Month? The National Kitchen and Bath Association started it in 1982. Many remodelers offer discounts or special events. Why October? With children back in school and families not yet overwhelmed by the flurry of activity around the holidays, October is …

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5 Fall Maintenance Musts

Fall is here! Can you feel it? (Have your friends gotten wrapped up in watching football?) It’s starting to get dark earlier, and it’s a little cooler outside, but we still have some nice days left. Now’s the perfect time to take care of some DIY home tasks before the rain sets in for good. Try these five easy fall maintenance projects …

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Are You Ready For Some Football?

Football season is just a few days away. For most of you, your favorite team will not be playing in the big game this weekend. However, that won’t stop you from enjoying the game! After all, a poll by Adweek/Harris found, “Almost two thirds of U.S. adults say they currently watch NFL football (64%), including almost three quarters of men (73%) …

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5 Tips for Designing Your Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens are a HOT trend right now. Extending your living space outdoors increases your options for entertaining and takes advantage of gorgeous summer weather. And with an outdoor kitchen, the chef is able to be a part of the action while your guests and family enjoy the outdoors.  Here are five things to consider when designing your perfect outdoor …

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Top Home Remodeling Projects For Return On Investments

Remodeling Magazine just came out with their 2014 Cost vs. Value Report for remodels.  They break down the projects by regions.  You can compare it to our last year  2013 Home Value Report.  Below are the top-ten upscale and mid-range projects for Portland.  Take a look before you plan your next remodel.   Midrange Pacific Portland, OR PROJECT JOB COST RESALE VALUE COST RECOUPED …

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