It is difficult to find a better local Tenant Finish specialist to complete a large scale commercial project that can match the knowledge and experience of the Tenant Finish Services team at Dowd Restoration.
When it comes time for a commercial ...
We realize that you have a lot of choices when selecting a professional painter located in the Denver area to complete your project. We provide the highest quality of professional interior painting service from start to finish for all our ...
When choosing Denver home painting exterior colors, take the sales price of your home into account. Certain colors, especially muted, complex shades, attract wealthy or highly-educated buyers - follow what fit's your home's architectural style.
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
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
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
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
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
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 - 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.
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
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
Have you ever wanted to buy an old commercial building and fix it up? Did you know there was a federal rehabilitation tax credit that may be available to help you pay for the restoration project? This credit was established by congress to help preserve historic buildings and encourage businesses to stay in older, economically disadvantaged areas, such as inner cities.
To qualify for this credit, your restoration expenses must exceed the greater of the adjusted basis of the building and its structural components or $5,000, whichever is greater. The adjusted basis is the purchase price, less the cost of the land, minus depreciation already taken.
Qualifying for …Read More