Choosing a Home Remodeling Designer in Portland

by | Jul 20, 2023 | Home Design

Choosing a Home Remodeling Designer

A home remodel is a big commitment, with potentially very big rewards. Not only can a successful home remodeling project make your home more beautiful and work better for your family, but many projects also offer an excellent return on your investment when it comes time to sell.

The most successful remodels always start with a design phase. Hiring a professional home designer like L. Evans Design for your Portland remodel can help you achieve better results, avoid unnecessary delays and unexpected costs, and avoid stress and miscommunication between contractors during your remodel.

The Role of a Home Designer in a Remodeling Project

A home designer is tasked with providing the specialized knowledge and expertise you need to transform your home and improve the look and functionality of your space. Designers create a personalized design plan that elevates your space and expresses your individual needs, wants, and lifestyle.

They’ll work with you to discuss what you like and dislike about your current living space(s) to optimize the flow, appearance, and general design of your home. They’ll also consider the scope of your project as well as your timeline and budget to ensure the design is feasible. 

An experienced home remodeling designer will play a key role in your entire project, from initial planning to project completion, all while communicating with you throughout to ensure you’re happy with how your remodel is progressing.

What to Look For When Choosing a Home Remodeling Designer

What to Look For When Choosing a Home Remodeling Designer

A Solid Portfolio

When it comes to finding the right home designer for your remodel, the proof is in the pudding! At L. Evans Design, we have multiple portfolios, including:

Any good home remodeling designer in Portland and beyond is likely to have an online portfolio, so you can see their previous projects and get a sense for what they can do.

Expertise in Your Favorite Design Styles

It’s important to find a designer who isn’t just great at what they do, but who is also committed to understanding your vision and designing your space to suit your needs and preferred interior design style(s). Unsure what style is your favorite? Check out these 5 familiar kitchen styles to get a sense for how different design styles can contribute to the look and feel of your newly remodeled space!

A Comprehensive Design/Remodeling Process

When it comes to a home remodel, designers, decorators, and contractors all have to work together to create a cohesive final result. Managing communications between all of these professionals can quickly become overwhelming and inefficient.

Fortunately, design/build companies like L. Evans provide all these services under one umbrella. Our design and remodeling process is clear, organized, and collaborative. Our designers and contractors work closely together throughout the process, combining their knowledge and experience to offer a beautiful completed remodel.

Positive Customer Reviews

When it comes to any type of minor or major project, it’s a good idea to look at online customer reviews. Real homeowner experiences can tell you a lot about a company, from the quality of their work to their customer service and reliability. Sites such as Google Reviews, Yelp, and Houzz are great places to start.

Experience in the Portland Home Remodeling Design Scene

Portland is a unique city with a rich culture, history, and design aesthetic. It also has specific building codes and requirements when it comes to acquiring permits for home remodels. That’s why it’s important to hire a local Portland designer. 

Linda Evans has over 25 years of experience working as a designer and remodeling contractor in Portland, Oregon and the surrounding areas. She knows the ins and outs of the Portland home remodeling design scene and how to transform your home in harmony with Portland’s unique design landscape and your personal tastes!

Types of Home Remodeling Design Projects

Types of Home Remodeling Design Projects

Whole House Remodeling

It’s a common misconception that a whole house remodel is always a huge project that requires a complete redesign. Our whole house remodeling services are extremely versatile. We can redesign your entire home from top to bottom, or we can use strategic design strategies to update certain specific design elements throughout your space to give your entire home a new look and feel. So whether you just purchased a fixer-upper and can’t wait to demolish and reimagine your new home or you’re just feeling like certain features need a refresh, we’re here to help!

Kitchen Remodeling

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any home. Our kitchen remodeling services can help you create a cooking and gathering space that’s welcoming, well organized, and reflects your own personal style. From replacing floors and cabinets, to altering or expanding the floorplan, to adding coveted modern features, there’s virtually no limit to what you can accomplish with a comprehensive kitchen remodel.

Bathroom Remodeling

Every homeowner deserves a beautiful, convenient, and relaxing space to get ready in the morning and unwind at the end of the day. Our bathroom remodeling services are designed to maximize both function and form, while also adding to the value of your home. Bathroom remodels may involve adding or updating key features like double sinks, standalone tubs, walk-in showers, skylights, and more!


If your home’s square footage isn’t quite enough for your family, you shouldn’t have to leave a house or location you love to get the extra space you need. With our home addition services, you can finally get the space you need for every member of your household. Whether you’re looking to add an additional dwelling unit (ADU), a home gym or theater, or a luxurious master suite, we can help you expand the usable space in your home with our comprehensive design/build process.

Aging in Place 

Almost 80% of older adults say they want to remain in their homes as they age. In the home remodeling and interior design world, that means creating beautiful and functional spaces that allow homeowners and their family members to safely and comfortably do so. With our aging-in-place remodeling services, we can help you update your home’s layout, color schemes, lighting, and custom features and furnishings to ensure you can grow older in your own home and continue to love your spaces.

The Value of a Well-Designed and Remodeled Interior Space

The benefits of a well-crafted home remodel are extensive and profound. Regardless of the scope of your project, an elevated living space can transform your house into the home of your dreams.

When you work with an experienced designer, you also have the opportunity to significantly increase the monetary value of your home and provide a highly profitable return on your investment (ROI). The ROI of home remodeling can play a huge role in protecting your long-term financial security.

Make Your Portland Home Design Dreams a Reality

Make Your Portland Home Design Dreams a Reality

If you’re planning a home remodel in Portland, Oregon or the surrounding area, you’ve come to the right place. With over 50 years of collective experience, our dedicated team at L. Evans Design Group can tackle any home design and remodeling project in the Portland metro area.

We’re proud to work with homeowners in Portland and nearby cities like West Linn, Oregon City, Tualatin, Clackamas, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Tigard, and more to help them translate their ideas into beautiful designs and real spaces in their homes.

Get in touch with us and let’s start designing your dream home today!

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Let us help you with your next full home, kitchen, bathroom, custom addition, or aging-in-place redesign project today! 

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