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Mountainwood Homes: Making Dream Homes a Reality

Design/Build Firm’s Collaborative Approach Maximizes Value and Results for Clients.

Presented by Mountainwood Homes May 19, 2022

The 1999 remodeled primary bathroom in Forest Heights features a freestanding oval bathtub to soak in the views and a luxury walk-in shower with dramatic porcelain slabs on the walls.

A home is the largest investment most consumers will make, yet few know what to expect when building a new home or making extensive renovations and improvements. Whether remodeling, adding on, or building from scratch, Mountainwood Homes can turn your dream home into a reality.

Founded in 2008 by Robert and Heather Wood, Mountainwood Homes is a premier design/build company that remodels and builds custom homes in the Portland, Oregon, and southwest Washington areas. The company's collaborative "one-stop-shop" approach eliminates the homeowner’s need to independently contract with separate designers, architects, contractors, trade partners, and suppliers – optimizing the value and potential of each project.

This 1997 Sherwood kitchen was reworked to include built-in pantry cabinets, a larger island, and the island cooktop was changed to a range on the perimeter wall.

The talented team at Mountainwood Homes has more than 565 years of combined industry experience and includes architectural drafters, designers, project managers, and craftsmen. 

"Our clients get to tap into our team’s professional experience and vast expertise from the earliest stages of a project. Our design/build services bring everyone to the table, allowing clients to work with a single firm from start to finish," said Alicia DeCosta, marketing manager. "We oversee all the details, so our clients don't have to." 

“Our collaborative process helps clients balance their wish list with their budget so we can guide them to make the best decisions," added DeCosta. "There is no sense in designing a project that a homeowner cannot afford to build.”

Now more than ever, pre-construction planning is essential to home improvement projects. "Supply chain issues have impacted the building industry at every turn. Mountainwood Homes' process allows us to successfully plan the construction phase and get ahead of any potential delays or limited product availability,” noted DeCosta.

Design Trends Enhance Living Space

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we use our homes. Americans are using their homes more — and differently. Increasingly consumers are looking for ways to refresh or reinvent their living space.

Today's remodeling trends focus on larger projects, including home additions, kitchen and bathroom renovations, and whole-house remodels. Renovation and design trends also incorporate "flex spaces" that serve multiple purposes, such as accommodating home workout equipment. The popular open-concept floorplan created challenges such as having privacy when needed for work. Adding office space has become a priority for households that require two workspaces or the option for hybrid work. 

After remodeling this 1995 Portland builder-grade home, the great room fireplace became the focal point with built-in cabinetry, updated mantle, and marble surround.

Looking at white walls and neutral colors all day has left homeowners craving fun and lively spaces. From colorful kitchens to bold designs, people are embracing color and patterns again. "Clients are much more open to using color in their homes," said Heather Wood, owner and designer. "As we emerge from the pandemic, homeowners want to brighten up their lives. We are moving away from white kitchen cabinets towards a mix of warm woods and colors, textures, sculptural patterns, and wall treatments."

The lack of available inventory in the real estate market forced many homeowners to rethink their existing spaces. "Instead of looking to buy a new home, many of our clients turned their attention to their current residences and focused on making the best of their space," said DeCosta. "Creating a home that aligns with how a family lives improves comfort and quality of life. And, with the funds people would have used on travel and entertainment going into savings, many homeowners had the time, energy, and finances to prioritize the projects they had put off for so long.” 

The Northwest Contemporary one-level custom home features a show-stopping kitchen with many zones, including a coffee bar, butler pantry, an open entertaining space, and wine bar.

Among the biggest benefits of working with Mountainwood Homes is having a single-source partner by your side through the entire design/build process. "We consider ourselves a customer service company that happens to design and build amazing spaces," concludes Robert Wood, owner and president.

“We are building clients for life, he added. “It’s about creating the best experience for our clients so they can love where they live.”

For more information on Mountainwood Homes, visit www.mountainwoodhomes.com or call (503) 746-7338.


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