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Rustic Industrial, The Renovation 3

One of the things that mattered most to our renovation clients was that the exterior didn’t look like a mish-mash. They didn’t want to give up the original 1960’s stone masonry—looking closely, the rock from […]

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Rustic Industrial: The Renovation 2

Blending the old and new to create a seamless design can be a daunting task. This Rustic Industrial is a renovation, and a renovation is a LOT of work! You don’t get to start from […]

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Rustic Industrial 1: THE RENOVATION

One of the best parts about working with new clients is exploring how to express their personalities through design.

It’s also fun when they come up with their own ideas!

Our latest house nearing completion is actually a renovation—but […]

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Happy 2017

Happy 2017!

What a way to start the year: IN DEEP SNOW!

While the weather can set our schedules back a bit, we are still pushing forward into a year we are looking forward to.

Building houses is […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from Alway Homes

Happy Thanksgiving from Aaron and Jess.

Alway Homes is thankful for all our wonderful clients. We love building houses, and YOU have made it an amazing journey this year!

We hope you are celebrating with friends and […]

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Design with Doors 2

Alway Homes is a creative boutique building firm located in Bend, Oregon. Alway Homes is known for crafting houses that stand out from the crowd—but also stand the test of time. Art pieces that function.

We […]

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Design with Doors

Coming in? Going out? Have some fun with your custom home—design great doors.

Most people probably don’t think twice about a door. It is merely a functional tool to keep people out, or things in, or […]

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Update on the Country Estate

Back by popular demand: An update on the Country Estate!

The heart of every home is the kitchen. We don’t need Hallmark to explain why, either. Warm bellies make for warm fuzzies 🙂

In the kitchen of […]

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Halloween Surprises: Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Halloween Surprises: Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make


Why doing walk-throughs with your home builder can make or break your job!

This is it! You have a lot purchased and a plan drawn and you are ready […]

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Outdoor Living

Outdoor living space is all the rage.  It’s not simply a ‘buzz term’ anymore, either. People are beginning to enjoy their patios year round. With the additions of a few key elements, your outdoor space […]

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