Category: Tips & Advice

Walking The Supply Chain Tight Rope (5 Tips to Protect Your Project)

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How Does the Construction Supply Chain Work? The big rain cloud over today’s building industry is all about inflation and the strain it’s been putting on the supply chain. Demand is increasing while cargo ships are circling the waters outside of ports because the docks are so backlogged with inventory. With a global economy, the…

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Why should I hire a Design Build Firm over a General Contractor?

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We are often asked to explain the difference between a Design-Build firm and a General Contractor so here goes. A design-build firm such as Metke Remodeling employs a full-time design team who handles conceptual design options, construction drawings, and product/finish selections to finalize drawings and commence with permitting for construction. After viewing the job site…

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How to Make Your Outdoor Space Year-Round Entertainment

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We all know and love the beauty of the summer weather in Oregon—letting the day melt away with the company of family and friends, and then watching the sun set in the evening while music plays in the background. What could beat that? Summers are the best time to utilize your outdoor space for entertaining,…

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Give Your Space a Burst of Life Without Lifting a Brush!

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Accessories: Adding colorful accessories to an otherwise neutral space can totally change the space, making it much more interesting. A room without some pop of color can feel rather ordinary. Bright colors for spring are very popular this year. Blue is everywhere in many different hues. The great thing about color is you can keep…

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4 Quick Tips to Make Your Holiday Gatherings a Hit!

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The holidays are just around the corner, so what better way to prepare you for the festivities than to provide you with some simple advice, to make sure your holiday gatherings are something to remember. 1. Prepare the perfect turkey: Want to make sure your holiday turkey is perfect this year? Chef Jessica Hansen from…

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