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7th Apr, 2014
Articles, Blog

Craftsman House Plan, Home Plan, Carrington 30-360First step is to develop a list of potential candidates. Check with friends and family, trade organizations such as Lane County Home Builders Association or American Institute of Building Designers, and of coarse contractors you are considering for your project.

An internet search is another way to add to the list of candidates, and it has the added bonus...

12th Mar, 2014
Articles, Blog

Craftsman House Plan, Home Plan, Tillamook 30-519

There’s no question that designing a new home is the perfect time for homeowners to dream up new features that will contribute to a more comfortable lifestyle. Home designer Rick McAlexander of Associated Designs in Oregon has reviewed thousands of must-have features over the years with clients who plan to...

9th Jan, 2013
Articles, Blog

Below are photos from a recent kitchen remodel design.

Part of an existing covered patio was infilled and used to expand the kitchen area by approximately 100 square feet.

"I can't tell you how happy we are with the design, and with the finished product. Thank you for your efforts on our design - you did great work!"

Associated Designs can help with your remodel. To get started, simply call our office and speak with one of our designers.

To view photos click "A Brand New Kitchen" to open post

7th Nov, 2011
Articles

A little good news for this Monday morning. The National Association of Home Builders October 21st new home sales release for the month of September.

6th Apr, 2011
Articles, Blog

The concept of a "mud room" varies from one geographic location to another. Warmer, dryer climates will not require the same amenities as cooler, damper climates. Household needs not only vary from one to another, but as families transition through life stages. An empty nesters needs will be different from a household with teenagers which will be different than a family with younger children. That being said, the first step should be a review of the needs of the household as it relates...

16th Sep, 2010
Articles, New Home Plans

Willamette 30-788, Craftsman Home Plan

Willamette 30-788

Craftsman detailing graces the front facade of this Northwest-inspired cottage home plan. Four informal gathering spaces flow together at the rear, if you count the covered patio. From the kitchen, you can keep an eye on...

31st Aug, 2010
Articles, Blog

Will he or won’t he?  With Hurricane Earl threatening the nation’s Eastern Seaboard this Labor Day, there are steps homeowners can take to weatherproof their homes that won’t break the bank.

 Kiplinger’s Personal Finance offers six pieces of essential hurricane-preparation advice, including: 
  • Brace your garage door to prevent more-extensive damage.Will he or won’t he? With Hurricane Earl threatening the nation’s Eastern Seaboard this Labor Day, there are steps homeowners can take to weatherproof their homes that won’t break the bank. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance offers six pieces of essential...
21st Jan, 2009
Articles, Blog

Castro Construction LogoAssociated Designs is pleased to profile another fine home by Castro Construction. Built in Eugene Oregon the photographs below highlight the attention to detail and quality construction. The plans on this house come from Alan Mascord Design.Associated Designs is pleased to profile another fine home by Castro Construction. Built in Eugene Oregon the photographs below highlight the attention to detail and quality construction. The plans on...

2nd Dec, 2008
Announcements, Articles, Blog

While we will miss the sentimental value of our good old blueprint machine, the fact is it was not very friendly when it came to the environment. The chemically treated paper was not recyclable and the ammonia based development process was smelly.

With the addition of a new large format digital printer we now print on paper that is 100% recyclable. We are even starting with recycled paper which uses 30% post consumer fiber, is SFI (sustainable forestry initiative) certified and is acid free. The new printer is also a copier and scanner, so if you need copies up to 36" wide and 500' long we can do that. We can also scan and create electronic files of your plans.

In addition to greening up our printing process we are working on switching to a digital plan...

11th Sep, 2008
Announcements, Articles, Blog

Pacifica Home Plan from Associated Designs


We are excited and honored to have our Pacifica 30-686 (aka The Summit) design featured on this year's Portland Oregon Street of Dreams. Built by Westlake Development on Mt. Scott in Portland Oregon, this house plan captured the amazing views that the hillside building lot had to offer.

Westlake's Gerald Rowlett said the feedback from visitors of this years' tour was very positive. Comments heard from visitors were "I could see myself living in this house", "A home I could kick my feet up in", and...

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