Houzz You heard it here: 2017 will be the year of custom storage, stainless steel and shiplap. Houzz has just released their Kitchen Trends Study for the new year, which polled 2,707 users who are in the midst of, are planning or have recently completed a kitchen renovation. From surprising health benefits to the millennial décor style of […]

As temperatures start to heat up, everyone is spending more time outdoors—and that means it’s the perfect time to tackle a front yard project. For many of us, our yards are recovering from frost, rain, and cold temperatures. But an updated outdoor space can do wonders to your home’s value—whether it’s your front yard or […]

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We spend a lot of time and money making the insides of our homes reflect our personalities and maximizing livability. Why not do the same for our front porches? “Front porches are like the opening notes of songs,” Christina Poletto of Dovetailor Design Studio in Hudson Valley, N.Y tells Fox News. “They set the tone […]

Just because a house has family history doesn’t mean it can’t be updated with some modern touches while keeping its original charm. Case in point: Actress Jenna Fischer’s family home in St. Louis, Missouri, that her sister currently lives in. Originally designed by their grandfather, it now belongs to the third and fourth generation of […]

Solar leases, PPAs, financing—there are sure a lot of different paths to solar. The array of different purchasing strategies can seem dizzying when you’re just being introduced to the technology. In this sense, SolarCity can be looked at as an innovator. Their leasing option was one of the first programs of its kind, allowing customers […]

Willamette Valley features 150 miles of green-event options Back in the 1800s, Fort Vancouver, Washington, just north of Portland, was the finish line for The Oregon Trail. Thousands of fur trappers, pioneers, business owners and missionaries traveled 2,170 miles across seven states as part of the American Pacific Northwest expansion that literally changed the U.S. […]

The last month of 2016 saw big gains in the housing market, with home values rising by 6.8 percent compared to one year before. The Zillow Home Value Index for December hit $193,800, which is the highest its been since April 2007, when the index reached its highest tally ever. The December Zillow Real Estate […]

Have you ever wanted to live close enough to walk to a concert? We wandered through the real estate listings and found some residential properties near musical venues that caught our attention. So, sing along as we virtually tour places close to these stages: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, a historic theater building and performing arts […]

Remodeling Your Home When repairing a current shower that features a separate cold and warm valve, you might want to consider replacing these valves which has a single, pressure-balancing mixing valve. There are several good reasons to accomplish that, most importantly comfort and security. The Symmons Temptrol is a reasonably common, economical choice. There are, […]

Two Northwest Portland restaurants will eliminate tipping – Update: This post has been updated to reflect an interview with the restaurants’ chef and owner, Scott Dolich. Northwest Portland’s Park Kitchen and Bent Brick, the forward-thinking restaurants from chef Scott Dolich, will remove traditional “front-of-house” and “back-of-house” roles, eliminate tipping and increase prices, The Oregonian […]

Custom Home Builder going Green in Portland, Oregon! Solutions to discuss with you custom home builder. By Delahunt Homes: Custom Home Builder – built for Luxury. Thinking about building a new home for yourself? More importantly, building a home that is green? Ecofriendly homes are the way to go in this fast changing world. You […]

Items that your Portland area Custom Built Home Must Have. By Delahunt Homes: Custom Homes built for Luxury. When planning to build your new home, the thought of how you want your house to look is always on your mind. What about the extra things that makes brings your home to the next level of […]

By Tony Hernandez | The Oregonian/OregonLive  Follow on Twitter on November 25, 2015 at 6:01 AM, updated November 25, 2015 at 11:52 AM  Multnomah County reduces ‘granny flat’ taxes for 124 properties by $100,000 in Alameda Oregon. Multnomah County will send 124 residential property owners new tax bills after those people added accessory dwelling units, or granny […]

  By Luke Hammill | The Oregonian/OregonLive  Email the author | Follow on Twitter on December 03, 2015 at 5:00 AM, updated December 03, 2015 at 7:03 AM  Virtually all of the 47,500-plus housing units added since the recession in the four-county Portland area are rentals rather than owner-occupied homes, according to new numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau. […]

7 Smart Kitchen Solutions – Design your kitchen perfectly whether you have a small budget, a small space, or just need a small addition. We’ll show you how to get the best lighting, layout, and functionality with 7 solutions to spruce up your kitchen space. Kitchen Islands — More Solutions, More Photos A proper […]

Innovative Home Remodeling Ideas – Frustrated by remodeling roadblocks? Tight spaces and oddly shaped rooms can actually be a great opportunity for creative solutions. Some of the most innovative home remodeling projects have been conceived because of limited space or other constraints. If you want to make the most of the space you have, […]

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Energy Star Appliances and Electronicsat Energy Star Appliances and Electronics with Delahunt Homes: Custom Home Builder Beaverton Oregon by Delahunt Homes: Custom Home Builder – The owners of the Proud Green Home of in Beaverton Oregon wanted to make their home energy efficient, and a host of appliances and electronics from LG Electronics are helping them do just that. […]

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Why Good Home Design Matters – Why Good Home Design Matters by: Mike Despard Many of my clients are encouraged to learn that I worked as an architect and construction manager for many years. After designing, redesigning, and remodeling homes (as well as commercial properties), I felt that my experience as a designer would only […]


Finish Mechanical Trims; Install Bathroom Fixtures Part 8 By Todd Delahunt – Delahunt Homes <a href="http://delahunthomes generic”> This is the step where your custom home builder will have the contractor install light fixtures, outlets and switches. Then have the electrical panel put in and completed. Your custom home builder will also have the HVAC […]

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Be in the know when you talk to your custom home builder! When building your green home, one of the decisions you will have to make is what kind of insulation you will need to use in your home. Green insulation is a healthy way to save energy as well as the environment. Here are […]

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Solutions to discuss with you custom home builder. Thinking about building a new home for yourself? More importantly, building a home that is green? Ecofriendly homes are the way to go in this fast changing world. You may be asking yourself, what are the advantages of building ecofriendly? The goal to building green is to […]

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Do Your Luxury Home-work Before Meeting with Your Designers! By Todd Delahunt When designing a custom home, the cost tend to sky rocket the longer I spend with a client that doesn’t have a keen sense of what they want in a house before we meet. I have my clients answer a few questions […]


Classic Hamptons beach style meets Northwest casual in one very cool home. From the shingle style cedar exterior to the substantial millwork to the elegant great room, this house bears Long Island breeding, yet lives comfortably in the Northwest. A unique lot led to custom design features, such as the amazing “downstairs” garage bay. Beautiful […]

STEP 1: Meet with Todd Delahunt. Email or call . If you don’t have an architect in place, we can recommend one. If you don’t have your site selected, Todd Delahunt maintains a real estate brokers license in order to assist you with lot and land purchases. STEP 2: After plans and blueprints have […]