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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

Kitchen remodel

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


  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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Cozy Indoor Design in an Outdoor Space

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Remodeling Tips & Articles, Trending Topics | 0 comments

Indoor Outdoor Rooms

Warmer days are on the way and it’s time to get excited about another gorgeous summer in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Many homeowners are choosing to invite this beautiful summer weather to come inside by adding on a custom built indoor-outdoor room from Dale’s Remodeling. Design options are endless for indoor-outdoor rooms! Whether you plan to build onto your exiting structure or transform a space into your personal paradise, recreating that cozy indoor feeling in an outside space is possible for every unique outdoor...

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Fathers Day Q & A with the Dads at Dale’s Remodeling

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in From Kayla's Desk | 0 comments

In honor of Father’s Day, we surveyed a few of the dads at Dale’s Remodeling and asked them to share their personal truths about fatherhood. Here’s what they had to say. What is the best part about being a dad? DALE: Standing back and watching your children grow into being responsible, beautiful people. TROY: It’s all great. MIKE D.:  Having someone to blame. MIKE A.: Watching my kids grow up. GENE: Seeing your children grow and making a living at what they like to do.   What is your favorite past time to do with you...

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6 Floor Plans for a Perfectly Modern Kitchen

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Remodeling Tips & Articles | 0 comments

Every homeowner has their own dream of a modern kitchen, but included in each design are three key elements—beauty, safety, and functionality. No matter the shape or size of your room, working with a design-build remodeling team like Dale’s Remodeling will incorporate all these fundamentals into your kitchen. Check out these six common floor plan to see how Dale’s design team can create a beautiful, efficient, and perfectly modern kitchen for you! Horseshoe One of the most common kitchen designs is based on the “work triangle”...

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5 Secrets to Amazing Curb Appeal

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Remodeling Tips & Articles, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tiny House

What your home looks like on the outside tells people a lot about what they’ll find inside. Whether you’re selling your home or just want to create the right first impression in your neighborhood, you’ll need to step outside your front door when you want to create great curb appeal. Exterior home improvements can make a significant difference in getting potential buyers interested in your home and can oftentimes increase its value, too. Dale’s Remodeling recommends these five home improvement projects to help you get started creating...

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