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Engineered Materials Dominate

According to the 2019 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study, quartz counters have overtaken natural stone as the top choice for upgraded counters, and engineered materials are now ahead of traditional hardwood for floors. The survey of over 1,300 U.S. homeowners using Houzz who are in the midst of, are planning, or recently completed a kitchen project. Quartz Countertops Leap Ahead of […]


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Trends from the International Builders Show

Our team is back from the 75th annual International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas where we saw the latest trends in the residential home building, design, and construction industries. With more than 100,000 people attending Design & Construction Week, the exhibit halls were jammed and filled with high energy. The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show […]


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Design Selections: Where to Splurge or Save?

There are many design selections to make during a remodel. What’s worth the investment? Where can you save?  Mountainwood Homes’ owners, Robert and Heather Wood, fill us in on what elements of a home project are worth your while and where you can save and still get the desired look.   Heather Wood’s Design Suggestions: […]


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What is Luxury Vinyl Tile?

You’ve heard the name thrown around, but what exactly is Luxury Vinyl Tile? It’s a manufactured material that looks like real wood and stone. Recently, our clients have been choosing it more and more on projects because it is great for wear and tear. No wonder it’s highly used in commercial spaces such as restaurants. Anyone […]



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Building a Contemporary Style Custom Home in Beaverton

The contemporary style is an innovative and open-minded style that is constantly changing. At the heart of contemporary design is a true self-expression that should be evident by personal touches. Although it is simple, subtle, and sophisticated, the goal of contemporary design is to nurture togetherness and an enjoyment of life. It uses modern styles, […]