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Tour of Remodeled Homes demonstrates modern solutions to age-old desires

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The 17th annual Tour of Remodeled Homes, presented by Standard TV & Appliance, this month will showcase trends in home remodeling from the area’s top remodelers and professional designers. Scattered throughout the Portland Metro area, the nine remodels include projects that have doubled a living area, opened up living spaces to breath-taking views and created solutions for cluttered spaces. The annual event, which runs Saturday, March 12-Sunday, March 13 this year, is produced by the Professional Remodelers Organization, a council of Portland’s Home Builders Association.

“Once people see what is possible with renovations, they start to think about ways to improve their own homes,” said Rachel Trice, vice president of membership services and events at the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland. “During a time when people are hesitant to leave their established neighborhoods, this is especially valuable.”

SUBMITTED PHOTOS  - Leitner Constructions before picture of the remodeled house on the Tour of Remodeled Homes.

And Leitners after photo.

Of the nine remodeling projects included in the Tour of Remodeled Homes, three are in Portland, four are in Lake Oswego, one is in Beaverton and one is in Tualatin. The participating remodelers for this year’s show are Leitner Construction, Cascade Restoration & Remodeling, Metke Remodeling & Luxury Homes, Portland Remodel, Cooper Design Builders, Zuver Construction, Thordarson Construction and T.H.E. Remodel Group paired with Z3 Design Studio. Each remodeler will be on hand to provide expert advice and inspiration to event attendees.

Metke Remodeling & Luxury Homes before photo.

 ... and after rendering.

Tour trends will include:

  • Kitchens are more than a place for cooking, baking and eating: Many people entertain, socialize and do work or homework in this area, and making this space adaptable with built-ins for quick conversion can help.

  • White sinks and vanity tops, as well as a cool spa-like aesthetic, continue to lead trends in bathroom design. Gray coloring also keeps the cool feel, while adding contrast.

  • Homeowners strive to keep clutter away for peace of mind. New creative storage areas such as “secret” closets have solved storage needs.

    Tickets are available online and include entry into all nine tour homes on both days: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13. The three starter home addresses will be included on emailed tickets as well as the tour map. Upon arrival, visitors will receive a show magazine and directions to every tour home location. General admission for the Tour of Remodeled Homes is $22.50 per person.

    Portland Remodelings before ...

     ... and after photo.