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Caren U

A customer of ours has a blog about her Bungalow Remodel, here in Portland, Oregon.  It is an incredible resource for anyone who is thinking about, dreaming about, or just plain interested in the respectful remodel of a classic Bungalow.  Here is her Blog

And here is what she kindly says about us in one of her entries:  
“Johnny
of the Laurelhurst Fan Company dropped by the exhaust cover. It is a thing of beauty! I am so glad I splurged on it. Because of existing constraints, the exhaust fan for the bath was placed on an interior wall. The fan was then vented through an exterior wall and under the back deck to obscure the exterior vent cover from view. But on the inside, I could not bear the idea of staring at a 14″ white plastic square vent cover every time I entered the bathroom, so I searched for something more vintage-looking and discovered the Laurelhurst Fan Company located right here in Portland, Oregon. Who thought something so mundane could be so gorgeous? I thoroughly enjoyed working with Johnny and Nicole and can’t wait to have the grille put up.”

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The article below is from NW Renovation’s latest issue, August/September 2009.
It’s a “How-To” article about installing a wall mounted fan, using a Laurelhurst Exhaust Fan. Thank you to Lou, and staff, for such a great job!
***I want to make sure and note that NW Renovation’s Website is new and improved!  They have done an excellent job at organizing an enormous amount of resources and information…Enjoy!

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boothA big “Thank You” to all of you who attended The Architectural Heritage Center’s 3rd Annual Old House Fair!  Great vendors, great seminars, and GREAT attendees; it was a pleasure meeting all of you!
We really enjoyed hearing all of your fantastic vintage fan stories!  Please do send us photos  – we’ll be sure to post them for all to enjoy.
It was a wonderful day to support our local heritage center, businesses, and talk about “Old Stuff”!  We look forward to following up with you about your exhaust fan needs.

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Inside Old Portland Hardware is Portland’s newest vintage plumbing store, Portland Vintage Plumbing; Thursday night we attended a gathering to celebrate its Grand Opening.  Owner, Brenda Wasco, has just the right fixtures, faucets, and accessories for your vintage bathrooms and kitchens…including a very nice line of vintage-styled exhaust fans.:)
fans in oph

And Old Portland Hardware’s owner, Bret Hodgert, has just the right architectural salvaged treasures for your home.  He has done an impeccable job of creating an inviting, non-overwhelming, high-class, boutique experience with prices that will shock you…in a good way.
looking in

Between the two stores, there is a wealth of knowledge and genuine smiles to share…with products you’re sure to fall in love with.
Including “Terrance” the resident Hyena:
Terrace 2

It’s hard to leave. Really.

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OLDHOUSEFAIRTENT_150I just got back from the Architectural Heritage Center’s vendor meeting for the Old House Fair that I mentioned in the last post; it’s going to be a really fantastic event!
Home Depot has generously donated free hot dogs and pop to attendees and I heard many companies divulge their great raffle prizes; we are donating a grille of your choice. It’s going to be a relaxed atmosphere (free of sales pitches), with short programs if you so choose, products, and a wealth of information.
Essentially, it’ll be a great day of chatting with other old home enthusiasts, over a hot dog…and we’ll let you know if you have any ketchup on your face. 😉
-Nicole

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