Garage Renovation – Man Cave Style!

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 ... Read More

Home Additions – Match the New to the Old

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

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

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 ... Read More

Denver Historic Interior Restoration

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 ... Read More

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