Curtis Homes Hood River

New Year

Curtis Homes is proud to provide the highest quality product with the comfort of a local business in the Columbia River Gorge and Central Oregon. Our team has grown over the past year and we’re excited to spend 2019 working hard for our clients, honing our craft and continuing to build beautiful homes for families. Cheers to a new year!

January 2019
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Energy Trust of Oregon Visits!

Thank you Energy Trust Oregon for touring two of our homes in our Gilbert Neighborhood, Hood River, Oregon. The Gilbert Neighborhood homes are special, all designed to be energy efficient and have an EPS score.  The EPS score is a way of measuring how energy efficient is the home. The houses in Gilbert make-up the first neighborhood in Hood River, Oregon to to all have an EPS rating! If you haven’t heard of the Energy Trust of Oregon, head to their website to learn more about their mission of helping homeowners and the building industry work towards being more “green” or energy efficient or even net-zero.  There are many ways Curtis Homes builds mindfully and energy conscious. Some techniques are hidden once the home is finished, and some of the methods are visible in daily use of the finished home.  Two examples, are wrapping a home in an outer insulation called a thermo sheathing, which gets siding on top of it, but works hard for the home keeping in warmth or cold AC air. In contrast to the unseen energy updates, inside the whole house is fitted with LED lighting on dimmers and a plethora of well placed windows for natural light.  

To learn more ask Curtis Homes about helping your home be more energy efficient! 

April 2018
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Gilbert Neighborhood- New Hood River Homes!

New Home in Gilbert by Muddy River Design

Curtis Homes is excited to announce the new Gilbert ​Subdivision in Hood River, Oregon!  The new Gilbert ​Subdivision will connect two amazing neighborhoods (Meadowlark & Indian Cliff) with the newly built Roberts Dr​ive. ​ ​This ​new ​neighborhood is located at the end of Indian Cliff and provides seclusion and privacy with our new cul-de-sac. Curtis Homes is very excited to be building eight homes designed by Muddy River Design​ ​of Bend, Oregon. Home construction will begin December 2017. Several homes in the neighborhood will have views of Mt. Adams and​/​or Mt. Hood. We can’t wait to start​ construction! Please be on the look out on Facebook and Instagram for progress photos.

Aerial Views of Gilbert Neighborhood: {Click to view Gilbert_Map }

Map of surrounding area- 2017

Gilbert Neighborhood- Southwest view of Mt. Hood

Gilbert Neighborhood- Northeast view of Mt. Adams

New Homes in Hood River, Oregon

Photos by Gorge-Us Photography

November 2017
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Questions to ask about Windows

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Let’s talk windows.  Windows can be draped, covered, shaded, or frosted. Windows give a room character, light, functionality, or a view.  Windows come in all colors, shapes, sizes and styles too!  There were a lot of wonderful windows in a recent pre-sold home built by the Curtis Homes crew. The windows benefit the new homeowner by bringing in cross-breezes, natural light and added character to each room.

In a new home or remodel think about what a new window will do for the room.  There are A LOT of window choices, but try to narrow down the options by thinking through what the room needs.  For example, does the room need more natural light?  Is the exterior of the home lacking a little character?  Would a sunset or sunrise be missed without a window in the room?

Once you know what benefits from a window the room will have, think about what you’ll see on the other side of that window, such as neighbors, mountain view, trees or a backyard.  Add a skylight, dormer window, picture window, bay window (the list goes on-and-on) based on what makes sense for the space and it’s surroundings.

The Curtis Homes’ preference is to include lots of  windows, as it makes sense of course, because we are building homes in Hood River, Oregon, the most beautiful place in the world.  Hilltop or mountain views makes us want to add a window. Possibility of natural light in a master bedroom’s walk-in closest makes us want to add a window.   Ask yourself what makes you want to add a window?

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January 2014
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