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Top 5 Kitchen Updates on Homeowner’s Holiday “Wish List”

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Remodeling Tips, Remodeling Tips & Articles | 0 comments

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Making memories over family dinners is one of the best holiday traditions, but if your kitchen isn’t ready to handle the extra workload you may find yourself wishing for a remodeler to come down your chimney, instead of Santa. Whether you are planning a formal affair or a casual buffet-style meal, it’s never too early for a kitchen update to get your home ready for entertaining. If you are ready for an update for the holiday season, Dale’s Remodeling suggests these five kitchen updates to add to your remodeling wish list. 1....

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This or That? Comparing Bathroom Countertop Surfaces

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Product Info, Remodeling Tips & Articles | 0 comments

Comparing Bathroom Countertops

There are many things to consider when planning a bathroom remodel and few features are as important as your countertop surface. But with so many beautiful styles to choose from and so many prices levels available, today’s homeowners can find themselves overwhelmed in the planning stage. If this is the situation you find yourself in it may be time to call in a professional, like Dale’s Remodeling’s award-winning designer Becky Olsen. We’ve asked her to break down the most common bathroom countertops surfaces in a “this v....

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From Kayla’s Desk: A Custom-built Catio for National Cat Day

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in From Kayla's Desk, Remodeling Tips & Articles | 0 comments

Calling all cat lovers! Sunday is National Cat Day (October 29th), making it the perfect time to congratulate the winner of a custom-built catio from Dale’s Remodeling at the annual Willamette Humane Society’s (WHS) Bowser’s Boo Bash! Catio: Combining the words “Cat” and “Patio” which is an enclosed outdoor screened-in porch for cats.   At last fall’s Boo Bash, following an entertaining bidding war the catio went to the top bidder for over $2,000 in a live auction held during the charitable...

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Keep Your Dog-Friendly Home Clean and Tidy

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Remodeling Tips & Articles, Trending Topics | 0 comments

Photo by COOK ARCHITECTURAL Design Studio – Look for kitchen design inspiration   When a homeowner welcomes a dog into their lives they bring with them endless amounts of love and adoration, along with a few special needs that make them unique family members. Dealing with pet hair and muddy paws may come with the territory when you own a dog, but don’t let mess deter you from adding mankind’s best friend to your family. Check out these dog-friendly features Dale’s Remodeling design team has found that will give you a leg up...

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3 Great Kitchen Ideas (and 1 Bad Idea)

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Remodeling Tips, Remodeling Tips & Articles | 0 comments

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Beauty and functionality are at the top of every homeowner’s wish list for their kitchen remodel, but what that means for each client can vary greatly. That’s why we make it a priority at Dale’s Remodeling to always be well equipped with great ideas that we can incorporate into each new project. We recently polled the Dale’s Remodeling team to find out what three ideas they feel are the best new design options kitchen remodels, and the one idea you should absolutely avoid. Custom Storage Solutions It’s no surprise that...

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Custom-built Bathroom Vanities From the Top Down

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Remodeling Tips & Articles, Trending Topics | 0 comments

Custom-built bathroom vanities

Waking up to a beautiful, well-organized bathroom can set the stage for a great day. Unfortunately, sharing bathroom space can be challenging, but custom-built bathroom vanities can help you keep this busy room nice and tidy. The designers at Dale’s Remodeling took on the challenge of a shared bathroom and found unexpected ways to increase the efficiency of a communal vanity, starting from the top, down. These are just a few of our favorites. Photo by Daniel Contelmo Architects – Look for bathroom design inspiration   Unique...

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A Fact Sheet to Guard Your Home Against Volatile Organic Compounds

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Remodeling Tips, Remodeling Tips & Articles | 0 comments

Volatile Organic compounds

Our homes are our safe zones and we want to feel protected in every way, but volatile organic compounds (VOC) emitted into the air through common household products could be exposing us to a host of dangerous pollutants that can seriously affect our health. Scientists from the EPA’s Office of Research and Development conducted a study called “Total Exposure Assessment Methodology (TEAM)” and found levels of nearly a dozen common organic pollutants to be two to five times higher inside homes than outside. It’s a disturbing...

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Dale’s Remodeling’s 6-Point HVAC Inspection Checklist

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Product Info, Remodeling Tips & Articles, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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A home’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is one of the most important, yet overlooked parts of a house. That is, until it breaks down. The condition of your HVAC system can greatly affect the air quality and temperature of a house, which in turn can affect your health and comfort levels and shorten your home’s structural integrity. And, while most components last between 10 to 15 years, it’s good to catch any problems early before they present themselves on a 100-degree day. As summer arrives in the Mid-Willamette...

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Get to Know Dale’s Cabinetmaker: Jim Briedwell of The Cabinetmakers Shoppe

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in From Kayla's Desk, Remodeling Tips & Articles | 0 comments

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  Working with highly skilled contractors has always been business-as-usual for Dale’s Remodeling. We have longstanding relationships with many of Salem’s best craftsmen and women and we recently did a little Q&A with the local Jim Briedwell of The Cabinetmakers Shoppe about his craft and the trends he sees in cabinetry coming our way. 1. What is your background in woodworking and cabinetry? I’ve always enjoyed working with wood and learned cabinetry on the job years ago while living in New Zealand. I learned a lot about the...

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Livin’ Large in a Tiny House

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Remodeling Tips & Articles, Trending Topics | 0 comments

Photo by Cummings Architects – Look for garage design inspiration   With the freedom and simplicity inherit in a “minimalist” lifestyle, it’s no surprise the popular trend has taken off in a big way throughout Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. Tiny houses play a significant role in that equation, but who wants to give up the comforts found inside a traditional home? Downsizing your living arrangements doesn’t mean sacrificing the high-quality products and beautiful design of a modern home. At Dale’s...

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