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“We wanted to make sure our dream kitchen also fit our budget and our lifestyle. With a little creativity, we’ve been able to remodel with a low impact on the planet and a huge bang for our buck.” – Jim, SW Portland
Here are some local resources to help you remodel resourcefully. Check out our interactive map for a full listing!
Neighborhood tool libraries and rental shops make it easy to borrow tools you may only need occasionally for a project at home:
Buy second hand, salvage, or repurpose something you already have to save money and avoid waste. Here are some of the reuse outlets in town:
Feeling creative? Take a sewing, reupholster or basic fix-it class to help you get started. Local shops offering classes include:
No matter what the age or type of home you’re in, sometimes it pays to consult a professional while remodeling.
Get a quick assessment of your home’s energy use online, by phone or at your home with the Energy Trust of Oregon free Home Energy Review.
The Regional Green Building Hotline provides free green building resources, promotes local programs and incentives and offers technical assistance to residents and businesses in the Metro region.
Check any contractor’s licenses and work record with the Construction Contractors Board.
Other ways to find contractors include:
Find supplies and sustainable products at Green Depot, which has environmentally-friendly building and lifestyle products, services and home solutions.
Need some color? Metro Paint is recycled latex paint that has helped the Metro region reduce waste, conserve natural resources and look good while going green.
Where do you go to Be Resourceful? Share your favorite Portland community resource.
The City does not endorse or assume responsibility for businesses, companies or organizations listed by the Be Resourceful program.