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Live/Work Update: Kitchen Installation

15 Oct 2010, Posted by Shawn in Live Work, Showcase, Uncategorized, 6 Comments

Live/Work Update: Kitchen Installation


Long overdue, an update on the Live/Work project. We’ve finished the electrical, installed our cabinets, and getting ready for final inspections. Take a look at some of the photos from the last month.

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Video: Cable Railing for Decks and the DIYer

01 Sep 2010, Posted by Shawn in Live Work, Video, 31 Comments

Video: Cable Railing for Decks and the DIYer


Deck railings are usually either ugly and cheap or beautiful and expensive. We’ve developed a system that’s the best of both worlds – affordable and aesthetic. Check out the video to learn more!

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EcoVative 2010: Building it Green in Portland

29 Apr 2010, Posted by Shawn in Green, Showcase, Suppliers, Sustainability, 0 Comments

EcoVative 2010: Building it Green in Portland


Portland’s green building conference, EcoVative, combines classes and a product expo designed to help builders make the leap to better green building. We spent a few hours in classes and at the exposition hall to learn about some of the products and best-practices in the green industry.

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Bring Google to Portland!

26 Mar 2010, Posted by Shawn in Showcase, Sustainability, Video, 0 Comments

Bring Google to Portland!


Google in Portland? Sounds like a great idea! You can affect the decision to bring high-speed (crazy fast) internet to our fair city. Don’t wait – the deadline is Friday, March 26th at 5:00pm.

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Alberta Mercantile: A New Live/Work Development in NE Portland

22 Mar 2010, Posted by Shawn in Remodeling, Showcase, 1 Comments

Alberta Mercantile: A New Live/Work Development in NE Portland


Alberta Mercantile is a new Live/Work project in the inner east side of Portland. See how developer Brad Fowler transformed a homely concrete box into a modern combination of retail and urban living.

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Live/Work Update: Gypcrete

16 Mar 2010, Posted by Shawn in Live Work, Suppliers, 5 Comments

Live/Work Update: Gypcrete


With the drywall in place, the radiant floor goes down and we’re almost ready for a finished floor on the second story. The Live/Work Blog follows the crew as they pour a layer of lightweight concrete (Gypcrete) to provide a matrix for the radiant system.

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Video: Designing a Better Wall for a Wet Climate

12 Mar 2010, Posted by Shawn in Build it Small, Showcase, Video, 3 Comments

Video: Designing a Better Wall for a Wet Climate


Portland Built visits the Live/Work project where we discuss strategies for modern wall design. Learn how the project uses inexpensive materials like XPS foam to increase R-value and reduce moisture in the walls. Watch a video to see how it all comes together!

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Insulation: A Tight Fit Equals Big Savings

22 Feb 2010, Posted by Shawn in Contractors, Showcase, 0 Comments

Insulation: A Tight Fit Equals Big Savings


Noe Gaxiola of Vale Insulation Group arrives on the scene to help keep us warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Spray foam seals the seams, and fiberglass bats insulate the wall cavities.

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Live/Work Video Update: Siding!

13 Feb 2010, Posted by Shawn in Live Work, Sustainability, 7 Comments

Live/Work Video Update: Siding!


A big day at the Live/Work project in Portland – the siding is up, and windows and doors are in. Weather be damned!

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Live/Work Update: Exterior Trim

01 Feb 2010, Posted by Shawn in Live Work, 3 Comments

Live/Work Update: Exterior Trim


Windows and doors arrive, and the “pretty in pink” house gets closer to being water-tight

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