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Building Materials for Residential Construction

Published: Thursday, May 12, 2022

Residential construction is finally making a comeback after over two years of seeming to be frozen in space. This is exciting for those who didn’t want to invest in a subpar home and wanted to build their own: but there’s a lot more to this topic than simply putting a home together. The prices, the materials, and the reliability are the top things everyone should know about residential construction moving forward. What Modern Residential Building Looks Like In early 2020 when the pandemic began, the process of creating building materials was slowed to a hiatus, and along with it, home   … Read »

Top-10 Custom Home Builder in Home Builder Digest

Published: Monday, November 08, 2021

We are proud to announce that we have been selected to be featured as a top-10 Custom Home Builder in the City of Hillsboro! This selection was made by Home Builder Digest, a national online publication that showcases construction companies from around the country and each state. This independent publication determined that Paradise Construction is one of the highest recommended, most respected, and most trustworthy Custom Home Builder companies in the Hillsboro area. The best part about this is seeing all the hard work of our crew being recognized, and the company culture shining through as one   … Read »

Interior Design Trends for 2020

Published: Wednesday, June 03, 2020

“What defines your house from outside speaks less than half for what defines it from the inside” Unknown. Interior designing is not only a true representation of a house but also a reflection of its residents, their tastes, and most importantly their sense of style. It’s a never-ending process of continuous improvement that we will only keep seeing more of from time to time. Ranging from antique to modern, luxurious to urban, bohemian to nautical and Scandinavian to industrial, it is as we said a never-ending process. For the year 2020, we have gathered the latest trends in the section of   … Read »

Important Things to Consider Before Hiring a Residential Contractor

Published: Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Considering a home renovation can be a hectic thought in the first place. For most homeowners, the most difficult task is to find the most suitable construction contractor or a residential contractor. Local contractors that are professionally licensed and reliable is a task to look for. Choosing the right contractor recommendations The word of mouth counts much effectively than ever today. But also interviewing the contractors before hiring them for any new construction project. Here are some questions to be considered: Does the contractor take on projects of your   … Read »

Art of Burning: The Benefits of Using Yakisugi (Shou Sugi Ban)

Published: Friday, March 13, 2020

In a changing world full of technology, we are being constantly flooded with new information and ideas on a daily basis. When you are a service professional, this information can be an invaluable asset to your company. This is exactly how we feel when we discovered the Ancient Japanese method of Wood Burning to create a product called Yakisugi (also known in the West as Shou Sugi Ban.) When first trying to understand this method of treating wood, it doesn’t make much logical sense. Once you dig deeper, you find out how exceptionally clever and useful this process can be to maximize the   … Read »

Best Outdoor Projects to Consider When Buying a Home

Published: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Everyone knows that the home buying process in Portland can be long and arduous. Whether it’s selecting the home with the features that best match your wants/needs, or finding a home that needs some work that you can make your own. Either way, this article should help you to understand what types of options you have to increase the value of your home, increase the functionality of your patio space/backyard, or simply just to create a space for you to drink your morning coffee in peace. Whatever the case is, here are some of the best outdoor projects to consider when buying a home. Outdoor   … Read »

Availability in Construction: What to Expect With A Time-Sensitive Project

Published: Tuesday, December 24, 2019

During the long, cold, winter nights, many homeowners dream of building a new home, or adding onto their existing home during December and January. While a lot of construction companies would consider wintertime the offseason, there are still companies that will work through the cold weather when permissible. While there may not be as much construction going on during this time, there are some companies that quit working all-together. There are also companies, who just simply don’t have work lined up and can’t stay busy during the offseason. For homeowners in need of work on their   … Read »

Lead-Based Paint Abatement

Published: Monday, December 02, 2019

Back in the “good old days” of the early-mid 1900’s, there was a product being used by nearly everyone in the industrialized United States. That product was lead-based paint. Contrary to modern-day paint, lead-based paint contained enough lead that it actually led to millions of Americans being easily exposed to, and poisoned by it. Millions of children and adults experienced brain and lung conditions, some of which even proving to be fatal. In fact, over 400,000 Americans are thought to die each year from lead-based paint complications, even to this day! With new laws being   … Read »

The Process of Building a Custom Home

Published: Wednesday, November 20, 2019

In Hillsboro Oregon, there is a ton of construction going on. With housing prices skyrocketing in the Portland Metro area, people are looking to build or live elsewhere than the city proper. As a construction company in Hillsboro, it only makes sense that we touch base on this subject and explain the process of building a home, like the many homes that are currently being constructed in our area. As a full-service contractor, we are well-versed in the many nuances of custom home building. While there are too many variables to explain in a brief article, I will summarize the step-by-step   … Read »

Full-Service Custom Home Building Vs. Paper Contracting a Custom Home

Published: Monday, November 04, 2019

If you are reading this, it’s very likely that you are either looking at building a custom home, or it’s something you dream of for your future. When researching and delving deeper into the home construction process, you’ll quickly learn how complex and complicated it can be. A lot of people would rather pass this process on to a General Contractor, which is certainly a much more stress-free option in a lot of cases. However, it’s very important to understand the scope of work that said company will be taking on. After all, you are vetting different contractors to determine   … Read »

6 Inexpensive and Trendy Ways to Update Your Home

Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

For many homeowners, home renovation is an expensive and arduous task. In an economy where real estate prices are constantly increasing, it’s becoming more common for people to renovate their existing homes, rather than bulding a new home or purchasing a different home. Because of these changes, it can be more beneficial for many to slowly renovate the home they already have. While there can be extensive expenses with completely remodeling a home, there are quite a few things you can do to update your home over time. Starting off small, allows you to keep your home looking nice through   … Read »

What Should You Discuss With Your Home Improvement Expert During the Construction Process?

Published: Friday, September 20, 2019

The 21st century is the age of technology, and because of this, we have been privileged with the freedom to heed our desires and wishes. “My dream home is going to be a place where I can express myself and live in an environment with everything I could want or need.” More often than not, these thoughts cross the minds of people when exploring their home-building plans. But the question is, do you know what you should discuss with your custom home builder? Why is it important? While sitting with an architect, engineer, builder, interior designer, or any home professional for   … Read »

The Real Reasons Behind The Booming Popularity of Custom Homes

Published: Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Today in the twenty-first century we live in, the lifestyles of individuals have evolved significantly in recent years. People who have the proper resources are doing what they can to settle into a more comfortable lifestyle. In an era where technology makes things more simplified and ultimately provides more time for relaxation, many of these people are searching for ways to reduce their regular responsibilities of home maintenance. This is precisely where the importance of custom-built homes comes into the picture. Custom homes have turned out to be a highly prevalent trend among many generations   … Read »

Why Should You Hire an Addition Builder? How Can They Help You?

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2019

Most people don’t know that hiring a room addition builder can add value to your home, while also giving you more space to live in. However, additions can involve a lot of variables, as it is a major undertaking, which is why you should hire only the best professionals for the job. It’s best to utilize an addition to increase the size of your existing space, while staying within your allocated budget. Below are a few benefits of hiring an addition contractor for your project: Planning and Designing A good addition contractor has the experience and skills to give you the best   … Read »

What To Look For In A Quality Home Builder

Published: Friday, July 12, 2019

With such a saturated housing market in Portland, it’s not a bad idea for some people to start thinking about building your own custom home. With so many old homes going on the market for exorbitant prices, it may be a better option to build a new home on your existing property. While building a new home isn’t a cheap or easy option by any means, it can still be a smooth process if you select the right custom home builder. The structure and architecture of your house depends a lot on your custom home builder. If you choose well, you might end up having the perfect house that your family   … Read »

How To Know You Found The Right Construction Company

Published: Friday, June 28, 2019

“Home is where your feet may leave but not your heart.” When it comes to approaching a home building plan, most of the time it’s much easier said than done. If you don’t possess a certain level of knowledge and insights about the field of construction, things might be a bit more challenging for you. Choosing a residential contractor is definitely not an easy task, as there are many to choose from. With so many companies out there, it’s really difficult to determine who is going to provide you with the best quality of service. This article will introduce you to some of the   … Read »

Tips to Choose a Reliable Home Contractor

Published: Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Choosing a quality contractor will make all the difference between getting the job done right and facing a nightmare. For a lot of homeowners, the most challenging part of renovating the house is not the work but choosing the correct contractor. No matter what task you want to get done, from installing kitchen cabinets, retiling the floor tiles, or knocking down a wall, hiring a qualified contractor will ensure that you are getting high-level performance. Below are a few tips that you should keep in mind while choosing a home contractor: Know What You Want Start by creating a plan first   … Read »

Building on a Budget

Published: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Building on a Budget It’s no secret that cash is king. The problem is that most people don’t have money just sitting around. For a large number of people that wish to improve or re-build their home, building on a budget is a crucial aspect of the process. During the initial planning of a construction project, the first thing anyone does is look at their budget, to see what they can afford to build. However, one of the best ways to save cash on a project almost always goes by unnoticed. A lot of people assume that they will save a ton of money by purchasing all their own materials,   … Read »

Top 3 Reasons to Join a Career in the Trades

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Top 3 Reasons to Join a Career in the Trades Growing up is hard to do. For a lot of people, it means graduating from High School and attending a good College so they can earn a degree in their dream job, and ultimately become wealthy. In most scenarios, however, this ends up being far from reality. Between switching majors, college tuition fees, and simply balancing education with having a social life, large groups of students tend to leave college feeling apprehensive about their future. While this is true in a majority of cases, it seems that any talk about joining the trades after High School,   … Read »

Local Construction Company

Published: Tuesday, August 07, 2018

  Columnist Jonathan Young-Ellis has a positive experience with local construction company. SUBMITTED PHOTO: PARADISE CONSTRUCTION – Unlike past experiences with construction businesses, Jonathan Young-Ellis was left impressed with Paradise Construction. Having work done on one’s home is always a dream in progress — and a potential nightmare in the making, right? Georgina and I have been through it all. Previously, while renovating our house in New York City, we took the nightmare route, hiring and then firing four out of five contractors. The next to last was a guy whose   … Read »