Please note that Oregon Law requires use of licensed, bonded and insured contractor if you are doing work on a home in preparation for a sale. Shocked to learn that? This is why having a knowledgeable Realtor involved in your transaction is so important. The days of "buyer beware" are over. Hire a professional to help you when dealing with what is, for most people, the most important material investment in their lives.
Fire Safety including current smoke alarm requirements
Considering remodeling? Click here to see data for the Portland area on how much of the cost of various remodeling projects is typically recouped when the home is later sold.
Permits: When You Need & How To Get
Check out your Remodeling Contractor in advance at the State of Oregon Construction Contractors Board
Call the Oregon Utility Notification Center at 1-800-332-2344 at least two days before you or your contractor digs. They will come out to mark the location of all underground utilities. It's FREE & it's THE LAW.
Installation and care of Hardwood Floors
Installation and care of Carpeting & Rugs
Bathrooms and Kitchens
Controlling Carpenter Ants
Preventing and Controlling Powderpost Beetles
Old House Web ideas, advice & community for old home enthusiasts
Decorating & Painting
DIY Gardening and Lawn Care
Planting on Your Septic Drain Field