Commercial Historic Building Restoration Tax Credits

Commercial Historic Restoration 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. ... Read More

Denver Interior Painting

House Painting Whether you hire a professional to paint the interior of your home or you do it yourself, it's one of the least expensive and more instantly gratifying home improvement projects. Also, painting the interior of your home is one of the most dramatic changes you can make to your home. Save Money by Doing it Yourself Save money on paint: Many home improvement stores will sell mistinted paint. This is usually paint that was specially mixed, but was not the right color. You can often find incorrectly tinted paint in the colors you want being sold for much cheaper than ... Read More

Historic Restoration – Crunching the Numbers

Histoic Restoration Cost It doesn't mater whether it's an old house or a more recent one, almost any improvement will increase the value of your home. The more relevant question, perhaps, is whether it's possible to recoup all the money investment in home-improvement projects including restoration projects when it comes time to sell the house. For example, if a homeowner invests $50,000 in a restoration project, will the future selling price increase by at least that amount? The answer to this question is hard to come by, primarily because there are so many interrelated reasons why residential property values appreciate. Among the more ... Read More

Restore Those Historic Doors!

Historic doors Those old doors add so much architectural charm to your Denver historic home that you just can't find in a new door. However they may be hard to close, or even need to be slammed. This is due to many factors such a settling of the house, paint build-up, loose glue, loose hinges and/or warping of the door itself. Old doors can be restored so that they open and shut just as nicely as their counterparts in newer houses. Do not be like many home owners and try to solve the problems with half done repairs. Do it right, and ... Read More

Interior Painting – Attention to Detail!

Interior Painting Interior painting can be a way to add value to your home without spending a lot of money. A fresh coat of paint can change the entire look of a Denver home. Whether you want to brighten up a historic home or trying to choose colors for your new home, Dowd Restoration can help! Custom Colors are our specialty! We will work closely with you to choose the products and colors best for your project. Do the Prep Work Interior painting can be a very meticulous and detailed process. The most important element of any interior painting project is ... Read More

Denver Tenant Finish Services

Tenant Finish 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 remodel, many business owners are too afraid of the risk and hassles that can come with a Tenant Finish Project, and rightly so. If you don’t pick the right Denver Tenant Finish Service, the process can be painstaking. It is very important to understand the Tenant Finish process and to work with a team that has experience in ... Read More

Historic Home Restoration – Repair Those Historic Windows!

Denver Restoration Contractor Historic home restoration contractors are often approached by homeowners who want to replace their old windows. Many times this is the first item on their list when they begin to restore an old house. They figure the old windows are drafty and hard to open and close. The reality is they are correct. However, replacing the old windows for new is rarely the best option and here are the reasons why. First of all, it is hard to stress enough the contribution that original windows make to the over all look of the historic home. Original historic windows have the ... Read More