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JB Construction/Deb Seeley Designs

Before Jb Constuction and Deb Seeley’s Tour client was 6 years old when her parents built this house in 1940.  She grew up through the war years and remembers the family Victory Garden, complete with rabbits and chickens.  The surrounding area was dairy pasture, now known as Gabriel Park.   A dream surrounding for a young girl! […]

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Green Building

10 Tips to help you design your home to be environmentally friendly and save energy. Design to maximize natural daylight and passive ventilation. Daylight makes a dramatic difference, especially in our climate. In addition to making you feel better, daylighting can cut down on electric bills. Well-placed operable windows circulate fresh air throughout your home. […]

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The Strong House: a Full Circle Family Legacy

In 2008 we completed a whole house remodel of a gorgeous historic home in the Alphabet district in NW Portland. The house came with a rich, partial history which was conveyed to us by the people who occupied it between 1941 and 2008. That part of the story was masterfully recounted by Bridget Otto in […]

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Aging-In-Place Checklists for Home Remodeling

This Aging-In-Place Design Checklist will be helpful as you consider which home modifications best meet your long-term needs.

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As you consider embarking on a building or remodeling project, some details are important to understand up front. The purpose of this article is to provide a basic understanding of the process we follow at JB Construction, and to clearly explain how different types of Construction Contracts work.

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Basements with a Purpose

I live in Portland, Oregon, where vintage homes are a premium, in part because of their basements. In many cases, basements provide the simplest and most affordable way to increase livable space without building an addition to your home.

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Universal Design: Creating the Perfect Fit for a Lifetime

Will your dream home stand the test of time?

I often hear from homeowners who have been in their homes for years and have always intended to stay… until issues of aging compromised their mobility or otherwise challenged their ability to remain at home.

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