Category Archives: Product Spotlight

Hardwood Vs. Softwood Cabinets: Pros and Cons of Each

hardwood softwood cabinets pros cons

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basic differences between hardwood and softwood kitchen cabinets. Mostly speaking to the kinds of trees used to source the material, but also referring to several specific qualities of the wood itself, these are two important designations you should know about if you’re thinking […]

Hardwood Vs. Softwood Cabinets: Basics for Gresham Clients

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If you’ve decided to go with wood materials for your kitchen cabinet needs, you’ve made a great choice — but your selection process also isn’t finished yet. There will be a few other important areas where you need to make choices, and one of these will be between whether you prefer hardwood or softwood materials […]



Now that we’re settled in our office in downtown Troutdale, we’ve got a showroom to display our two premier cabinet lines! Manufactured in Vancouver, WA, DeWils offers exceptional quality cabinets, allowing you to experience the joy of creating those special spaces in your life. Offering Framed, Frameless Inset styles, DeWils enhances any space, from traditional […]

Product Spotlight: Dura

Vintage Mirror with Vanity Dressing Table

When building a new kitchen or bath, it is important to start with good bones. Good bones means good cabinets, sturdy, durable, well manufactured, great finishes most importantly, a good design.  Having enough storage in the bathroom, flexible parts to make unique, custom solutions for each unique, individual design all come with Dura Supreme Cabinetry, […]

Contemporary Kitchen San Mateo

Galley Kitchen

Working with different cabinet lines gives us the opportunity to customize any look for each individual client.  We had a great time working on this galley kitchen in dark grey paint with Creamy Marfil subway tile backsplash Caesarstone quartz countertop.  The kitchen includes lots of deep storage for cooking items, drawers galore, a tall, wide […]

What’s It All About, Shluter?

As a frequently experimental designer, I often want things to look a bit differently than the manufacturer intended, especially when it comes to bath layouts, materials, tile. And then just this week, two of my tile reps both, in one day, said, “Well, then, what about Schluter?” Don’t think for one moment that you’re not as […]

Product Spotlight: July 4th Green Bath Towels!

It’s the height of summertime, 4th of July, those towels we use every day in the bath now get to do double duty as pool beach towels.  If you’re in the market for some nifty ‘green’ towels for gifts family, I came across an article by Luanne Bradley, an editor at TREND in SF. She […]


HB Building Design sells quality bathroom fixtures, including TOTO’s Aquia III toilet. An industry leader in water conserving technologies, TOTO has developed a dual flush mechanism allowing for either 1.6 or 0.9 Gallons Per Flush with the push of a button. Sophisticated styling makes this toilet easy to keep clean. The superior ceramic finish ensures […]

Product Spotlight: GranitFire Tile: Stylish, Elegant, & Eco-Friendly.

GranitFire blends inspiration from nature with strength durability to create tiles for counters, walls, flooring. Designed in Italy, manufactured in the USA for high-end porcelain tile at an affordable price. HB Building Design offers a wide selection of GranitFire tiles. Our designers will help you choose the color, size, style, finish to create a look […]