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Home Remodel – Don’t Bust Your Budget!

May 29, 2015

Home Remodeling Spending too much money is the biggest fear when it comes to a home remodel. Even if you follow your original plan and budget, there are always nasty surprises that can bust your budget! So what is the answer? Do you not get those stainless steel appliances for your new kitchen? No, what you need to do is get your custom remodel at a price you can afford. And not by cutting corners, either. With some careful planning in your design and materials you can reduce costs without cutting corners. Here are some ideas; If you can reorganize furniture and appliances …Read More

Historic Preservation – Restoration Carpentry

May 2, 2015

Historic Preservation There’s nothing quite like the beauty of the old Denver home. Built into the landscape rather than on it. Coddled by large trees and hills. These homes speak of proportion and symmetry, scale and form. We love restoring Historic Denver Homes! Combining vintage woodworking techniques with an intimate knowledge of local historic architecture, we are able to provide repairs that seem to disappear into the original historic wood. Careful conservation of original historic wood is the most cost effective way to preserve the unmistakable beauty of Denver historic buildings or to harmoniously introduce new woodwork into an existing structure. We work …Read More

Spring Has Sprung – Exterior House Painting

April 14, 2015

Denver Exterior House Painting The most important step in exterior house painting does not involve a paintbrush or a paint roller. In fact it doesn't involve paint at all. Preparing the surface of your home prior to painting will make or break your exterior paint job. It is rarely the paint itself that fails over the years but rather the adhesion of the paint to the surface below or substrate. The #1 reason paint fails to adhere is because the surface to which it was applied was either dirty, wet or was loose itself. Or possibly all 3. So making sure your paint surface …Read More

Bathroom Remodeling – Go With Tile!

March 28, 2015

Bathroom Remodeling Contractor A remodeled bathroom will provide you with years of enjoyment. But a poor remodel will remind you every day that you should have had it done right. The bathroom is a special space, with lots of moving parts crammed into a tight area. Not to mention the huge amount of water ready to leak. Setting your budget and planning for the unexpected are two ways to keep your bathroom remodeling project on track. Also be sure to choose the right sink, countertop and toilet for your space. When you invest in your bathroom remodeling project, you want to be sure …Read More

Garage Renovation – Man Cave Style!

March 5, 2015

Denver Man Cave Do you need more space to do man things? Don't need a place to park your car? Convert your garage into a man cave. Renovating your garage is less expensive than building a new addition onto your home and will take a whole lot less time. The first thing you need to decide is how extensive you want your renovation to be. If this room is going to be used all day and night as a living quarters you have a lot more things to do to convert the space (i.e. heating, air conditioning, insulation throughout). However, if you are doing …Read More

Home Additions – Match the New to the Old

January 27, 2015

Home Additions Denver As much as possible a home addition should look like it could have always been there. For example if your house has oversized crown moldings or wide plank floor you'll likely want to repeat those design elements in the new addition. Also, try to match finish materials, such as siding, roofing, trim, windows and doors. However, don't feel as though every single element of your addition has to exactly match the construction of you existing home. Some details are difficult to duplicate, and some are just too expensive to afford. Don't get so caught up in trying to duplicate the …Read More

Start the New Year with a New Interior Painting Project

December 30, 2014

Interior-Painting The new year always brings resolutions, goals, promises, and hopes. But too often this optimism is short lived and resolutions are quickly forgotten. However, a solution for lasting change that you can enjoy long after your gym membership card starts collecting dust and the desert menu finds its way back into your hands is freshening up the interior of your Denver home. If you've been putting off an interior painting project, let the New Year be your inspiration. A coat of paint will ring in the New Year with a fresh new look. Whether it’s coating your walls with paint, …Read More

Denver Historic Preservation – Preserving Historic Ornamental Plaster

December 12, 2014

Historic Ornamental Plaster Denver Historic Preservation - Similar to flat walls and ceilings, historical ornamental plaster is made of gypsum and lime which are very stable and durable materials. Plaster can be modeled, colored, stamped, or stenciled. If you are fortunate enough to have ornamental plaster in your home, you will want to preserve it. You should keep in mind that ornamental plaster is subject to water intrusion, structural movement and vibrations. Controlling Moister Uncontrolled moisture is the most common cause of deterioration in historic homes resulting in the need for Denver Historic Preservation. Moister leads to erosion, rot, and ultimately the destruction of plaster, …Read More

Denver Historic Interior Restoration

November 26, 2014

historic plaster walls Historic Interior Restoration It is important that we all work to preserve and maintain the rich ornamental detail and general character of our Denver historical home interiors. Some of the characteristics that distinguish Denver historical interiors are the distinctive surface materials and finishes, such as wooden planked floors, decorative ceiling beams, and grained doors.The shape and detail of an interior space may be an essential part of what makes it unique. Repairing Historic Flat Plaster Walls and Ceilings Historical plaster may appear so worn with time that its complete removal may seem to be the only solution. However there are several practical and …Read More