PDX Additions, LLC – Interior Remodeling, Additions, Space Planning

What's a Residential Fit Study?

Have you been struggling with whether to renovate or add-on to your home? Does it seem like your home could be improved if the spaces flowed together better? Are you trying to do more in your space – make room for a new baby? Find space for a home office? This is what we do.
 
We offer a range of services customized to your needs. From interior space planning and design to exploring options of renovation or addition and more. Start the process by sending us a message through the contact form and we'll go from there!

Our Services

On-Site Consultation & Analysis

The most popular service we offer. You have ideas about what you can do with your home but there’s so many variables to consider that you’re stuck. We’ll discuss your hopes and do an on-site visit to your home to investigate your space, how the home is built and how it is situated on your property. We’ll work together to outline your needs – a growing family, integrating a home office, better interior flow – and come up with a list of options for how to accomplish what you need your home to do. [Read more…]

Property Research

Each property is unique. Before you add onto your home, you need to know how zoning and building code restrictions affect your plan. In Portland, there are also numerous special “overlay zones” and design districts which may require additional consideration. Many, many properties have non-conforming issues that may need to be rectified in order to make structural changes. We can work with you to figure out what these issues are and how they will affect your project. [Read more…]

Measured Drawings

It may be necessary to created a set of measured drawings in order to move your project forward. This set of drawings shows how the home is currently configured. They’re used by architects and contractors as the base for their work. We visit your home, measure the space, and then create a drafted set of drawings. Typically, we concentrate the work just on the area under consideration for renovation or addition but the scope of these services can expand or contract as necessary. [Read more…]

Space Planning

Clients often come to us with questions about how they can use their home more efficiently. They have a sense that the flow could be better or have concerns about integrating a new baby, family member or a home office into their existing spaces. We come in, look at your home, the furniture and objects within it, discuss your particular living style and work with you to create a recommendation as to how the spaces could be better organized. [Read more…]

Design Services

We also offer residential design services for remodels and additions. We work closely with you to develop a design that takes into consideration your home’s layout, style, and structure balanced with your needs and budget. Then we develop a set of drawings to take you through the permitting and construction process. [Read more…]

Projects and Clients

Decommissioning a Cesspool in Portland

This is part of a longer story about doing a master suite addition project on my own home. I’ll add more posts as the project takes shape.  A little story about cesspools One of the surprises when I got to permitting my project was the requirement to decommission any unused/abandoned cesspools on the property. When […]

Evolution of a Remodel – Part 1

In this two-parter, I’m going to talk about my own home project, how it evolved, and all the things that came into play to inform the process including finances, budget, life goals, pessimism, blind faith, and occasionally luck. TRADE UP OR REMODEL? Like many (most… maybe all?) of you, I’ve been dreaming of remodeling/fixing/adding on to […]

Kelly Street • Attic Conversion

I initially contacted Amanda to take a look at our unfinished attic space. We were struggling to make the layout in our 1910 farmhouse-style home work with our growing family. As we stood in the raw space, examining the rafter layout and roof structure, she outlined some of the issues and limitations of converting the […]

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Who is PDX Additions?

Amanda Erickson has been working as a designer, primarily residential, in Portland for the past ten years. Through the course of her career – and life – she has discovered that she is a problem solver first and that she loves working collaboratively with people to come up with creative solutions. Portland homes have a unique character and charm as do their residents. We are an enterprising group of people here who DIY as much as possible. She has discovered, though, that approaching a residential remodel, addition or just trying to figure out how to make a home work better is such a complex process that it can be helpful to have the assistance of an expert to find a good path.
 
Amanda Erickson works with a few other partners to help homeowners create more space in their home. If you have an issue to work through, drop us a line through the contact form and we'll see what we can do!

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