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 but you can start here to learn more about the remodel.  A little story about cesspools One of the surprises when I got to permitting my project was the […]

Floorplan sketches on trace paper

Evolution of a Remodel – Part 2

  If you haven’t read Part 1 in “Evolution of a Remodel” you may want to do so. In this Part 2, I want to show how we changed our design to get to a price we needed that fit our overall goals for this house and for our lives. PRICING I solicited bids from […]

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 […]