PORTLAND -- Lots of area homeowners are deciding they're rather stay put then move. It's why remodelers are especially busy now. Homeowners are in spruce-up mode.

Remember shag carpet, avocado and burnt orange appliances? Today it's all about open floor plans, vibrant colors and sustainable materials.

This weekend, remodelers put those concepts to work showing off some of their best work of the nine homes in this year's show, seven are top-to-bottom, wall-to-wall remodels.

Tom Kane and his wife purchased a home in the hills in southwest Portland a year ago. They decided to spend $500,000 to rebuild their home to optimize their view of the city.

Everything is done in prep if you think of it a head of time. It's a third less money then if you do it later, said Kane.

Kane said the most important part of the remodeling process is to make sure you and the remodeler are on the same page. It took 6 months to complete the remodel.

The kitchen was locked out from the view, so really opening up the home, raising ceilings up, getting that light and air was really important, said Lane Cooper, president of Cooper Design and build.

The biggest trends in remodeling include modern kitchens, with lots of white cabinets, updated bathrooms, vibrant colors and the use of more sustainable materials.

Homes in this year's show are in North Plains, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie and around the metro area. The nine remodeled homes will go on display this Saturday and Sunday.

Here is a link to the Home Builders Association.

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