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DIY:Concerete Veneer Countertops

If you like the look of the Tumalo barn remodel’s concrete countertops, consider trying a concrete veneer in your own home.

Refreshed Barn In Tumalo

This refreshed barn in Tumalo has been convereted into a beautifully classic home with just the right amount of rustic style.

Modern Portland Foursquare Home In SE

Walk down any street in inner Southeast Portland and you’ll see the Foursquare. As a popular build after the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition of 1905, Foursquares stand two-and-a-half stories high, usually have a wide front porch, and eschew the ornate flourish common to their Victorian predecessors.

Oregon Home Renovation: New Vintage

It’s hard to say what appealed most to Leslie Dunlap and Seth Cotlar when they visited their Mid-century home for the first time a decade ago. Of course, there’s the incredible view.

DIY: How to Plant Your Own Mid-century-Inspired Garden

written by Melissa Dalton To tackle a Mid-century-inspired landscape, try these tips drawn from Leslie Dunlap and Seth Cotlar’s garden project. 1. Consider Sightlines From Inside the House In order to sync the existing architecture with the backyard, assess the views from inside the house looking out, then create attractive vignettes at the end of those sightlines. For instance, Dunlap wanted to keep an existing Smoketree that she could see from the living room, so Canfield surrounded it with low-lying plants that underscore the tree’s height and shape. 2. Think In “Drifts” Repetition is key: Cluster the same plants together in masses to create unity and encourage the eye to move through the garden. “Not just one of this or one of that,” said Canfield, which can create a jumbled effect. 3. Highlight Architectural Plants Architectural plants have a more pronounced silhouette, either via branch or leaf structure. In Dunlap…

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Two Solar Homes in Oregon

We investigate two homes, one in Hood River and the other in Happy Valley, who chose to go eco-friendly while saving money by harnessing energy from the sun.