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What Makes the Perfect Home Office Remodel?

What Makes the Perfect Home Office Remodel?

As Metro Denver and the nation continues to adjust and adapt to the new normal during the Coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans have been confined to their homes. People need more space. Remodeling homes for offices and flex spaces are satisfying a need families are trying to adjust to, a safe space.

Social distancing guidelines and health advisories are still in large effect which continues to shape the daily lives of everyone. This, coupled with the fact that companies are continuing to reduce their office workforce and implementing more telecommuting and work-from-home policies, people are looking to adapt and make the most out of their home situation. For some, this means creating a unique space for themselves that attends to all the amenities they once had from a business office.

Building ADUs: Where are all the ADUs in Denver?

Building ADUs: Where are all the ADUs in Denver?

As Metro Denver and the nation continues to adjust and adapt to the new normal during the Coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans have been confined to their homes. People need more space. Remodeling homes for offices and flex spaces are satisfying a need families are trying to adjust to, a safe space.

Social distancing guidelines and health advisories are still in large effect which continues to shape the daily lives of everyone. This, coupled with the fact that companies are continuing to reduce their office workforce and implementing more telecommuting and work-from-home policies, people are looking to adapt and make the most out of their home situation. For some, this means creating a unique space for themselves that attends to all the amenities they once had from a business office.

Interest in Backyard ADU Dwellings Gets Pandemic Push

Interest in Backyard ADU Dwellings Gets Pandemic Push

As Metro Denver and the nation continues to adjust and adapt to the new normal during the Coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans have been confined to their homes. People need more space. Remodeling homes for offices and flex spaces are satisfying a need families are trying to adjust to, a safe space.

Social distancing guidelines and health advisories are still in large effect which continues to shape the daily lives of everyone. This, coupled with the fact that companies are continuing to reduce their office workforce and implementing more telecommuting and work-from-home policies, people are looking to adapt and make the most out of their home situation. For some, this means creating a unique space for themselves that attends to all the amenities they once had from a business office.

Save Money on a Pandemic Renovation

Save Money on a Pandemic Renovation

As Metro Denver and the nation continues to adjust and adapt to the new normal during the Coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans have been confined to their homes. People need more space. Remodeling homes for offices and flex spaces are satisfying a need families are trying to adjust to, a safe space.

Social distancing guidelines and health advisories are still in large effect which continues to shape the daily lives of everyone. This, coupled with the fact that companies are continuing to reduce their office workforce and implementing more telecommuting and work-from-home policies, people are looking to adapt and make the most out of their home situation. For some, this means creating a unique space for themselves that attends to all the amenities they once had from a business office.

ADUs in Denver: How a Denver Neighborhood Got Rezoning Approval

ADUs in Denver: How a Denver Neighborhood Got Rezoning Approval

As Metro Denver and the nation continues to adjust and adapt to the new normal during the Coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans have been confined to their homes. People need more space. Remodeling homes for offices and flex spaces are satisfying a need families are trying to adjust to, a safe space.

Social distancing guidelines and health advisories are still in large effect which continues to shape the daily lives of everyone. This, coupled with the fact that companies are continuing to reduce their office workforce and implementing more telecommuting and work-from-home policies, people are looking to adapt and make the most out of their home situation. For some, this means creating a unique space for themselves that attends to all the amenities they once had from a business office.

The Backyard Commute: Remodels in Denver take an interesting twist

The Backyard Commute: Remodels in Denver take an interesting twist

As Metro Denver and the nation continues to adjust and adapt to the new normal during the Coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans have been confined to their homes. People need more space. Remodeling homes for offices and flex spaces are satisfying a need families are trying to adjust to, a safe space.

Social distancing guidelines and health advisories are still in large effect which continues to shape the daily lives of everyone. This, coupled with the fact that companies are continuing to reduce their office workforce and implementing more telecommuting and work-from-home policies, people are looking to adapt and make the most out of their home situation. For some, this means creating a unique space for themselves that attends to all the amenities they once had from a business office.

The Best Remodel Projects For Return On Investments

The Best Remodel Projects For Return On Investments

As Metro Denver and the nation continues to adjust and adapt to the new normal during the Coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans have been confined to their homes. People need more space. Remodeling homes for offices and flex spaces are satisfying a need families are trying to adjust to, a safe space.

Social distancing guidelines and health advisories are still in large effect which continues to shape the daily lives of everyone. This, coupled with the fact that companies are continuing to reduce their office workforce and implementing more telecommuting and work-from-home policies, people are looking to adapt and make the most out of their home situation. For some, this means creating a unique space for themselves that attends to all the amenities they once had from a business office.

The Best Remodel Projects For Return On Investments

REMODELING YOUR LIFE: THE NEW COVID HOME OFFICE

As Metro Denver and the nation continues to adjust and adapt to the new normal during the Coronavirus pandemic, millions of Americans have been confined to their homes. People need more space. Remodeling homes for offices and flex spaces are satisfying a need families are trying to adjust to, a safe space.

Social distancing guidelines and health advisories are still in large effect which continues to shape the daily lives of everyone. This, coupled with the fact that companies are continuing to reduce their office workforce and implementing more telecommuting and work-from-home policies, people are looking to adapt and make the most out of their home situation. For some, this means creating a unique space for themselves that attends to all the amenities they once had from a business office.

5 Harsh Realities of Building an ADU – How to Navigate Them to Start Today

5 Harsh Realities of Building an ADU – How to Navigate Them to Start Today

Homeowners, neighborhoods, and our local communities can fight against the housing crisis and density issues Denver faces through the construction of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Also known as granny flats and carriage houses, these structures can not only help provide a sense of gentle density, they additionally provide homeowners with supplementary sources of income and increased property values. Even though Denver officials seem to be encouraging the rising trend of ADU construction, the harsh realities of building an ADU make it difficult for homeowners to navigate the process and succeed. To avoid these pitfalls so you are able to start planning your Accessory Dwelling Unit build today, here are five main points that will help as a primer to anyone looking at building one for their home.

Finishing a Basement: Where do I start?

Finishing a Basement: Where do I start?

Finishing a basement, it’s probably one of the best and most rewarding projects you can do for your home. But there are some things you need to know when planning your basement remodel.
It might not be a surprise but before finishing a basement needs to be clean and empty. This means cleared-out, clean, and open. This might be the first hurdle for homeowners as unfinished basements tend to be converted into convenient storage. A good suggestion, rent out a storage container and offload all that clutter from your basement into it. Having a clean basement is necessary so when basement remodelers arrive at your home, they can take quick and accurate measurements. Also, a benefit of clearing up a basement is the ability to see an open space for visualizing what it will become. Like they say, “start with a clean slate!”.

How To Work With Hearth Financing

How To Work With Hearth Financing

Working with Hearth Financing is a streamlined process for homeowners to work with approved lenders under a single source for financing their home improvement project. Now that Sustainable Design Build has partnered with Hearth, SDB can offer a more efficient route to customers financing home improvement project.

What is hearth?
First, Hearth is a Financing company that came from a technology firm. Why is this important, you ask? Hearth developed a program and app that intuitively handles the process of providing multiple loans from various lenders. This tool helps clients get immediate and accurate feedback on what their budget can be for any home improvement. This aligns with Hearth’s goal, to give Americans up to date financial tools so that they make smarter decisions during their home’s improvement.

Do I Need A Permit for My Remodel?

Do I Need A Permit for My Remodel?

Do I need a permit for my remodel? This is a very common question. Permitting a project can cause some delay and added cost. The inspections take time out of the schedule. Permits cost money and time, and the inspectors may find something that breaks the budget to bring up to code. With all of these concerns why not just do the work and avoid the hassle?

Document Your Home Improvements
Firstly, permitting a project will document the work that you have done. This assures that the work you are paying for is of high enough quality to appease the code. If you plan on adding any square footage, upgrading some components that may need electrical or plumbing service, or repairing a damaged area, the permitting process assures that this work complies with modern building codes and meets the industry standards.

How to avoid a ‘nightmare house’ remodel

How to avoid a ‘nightmare house’ remodel

The nightmare house remodel. You probably have heard of the horror stories where a homeowner faces an onslaught of maintenance and home improvement problems while remodeling. There are plenty of articles that warn of new build ‘nightmare house’ projects that went from bad to worse. Yes, it could happen to you. However, what most people do not realize is that a majority of these items did not instantly appear once a builder stepped on the property. In fact, most times these are pre-existing problems where an older home or already built home was just sitting undisturbed. Uncovering problems in a home is commonplace but there are things you as a homeowner can look out for to make sure you are protected.

Identify the “real” problems of your home

Taking on water
If there is one thing that can literally flood a home remodel with issues, it would be water. Any type of water leak could result in lasting damage that can spread inconvenient ways. Not only that, but the process to add any new construction would also require a homeowner to remediate all damaged areas.

Why hire a Design-Build Firm for your remodel

Why hire a Design-Build Firm for your remodel

Hire a design build for your remodel! Denver design-build companies like Sustainable Design Build are a great option for homeowners. These companies specialize in managing, coordinating, and scheduling every aspect of a construction project. Whether it is new construction or a remodel, these Denver construction companies act as a one-stop-shop.

A design-build offers more services than a single specialized contractor
A design build company is a great option for homeowners looking to complete a home improvement project. If you started planning a new basement, you will have realized there many trades involved with finishing a space. There can be new plumbing, HVAC, Electrical, insulation, drywall install, flooring – just to name a few. Contacting a single subcontractor at a time is an unrealistic way to make progress on your project. Furthermore, if you plan to keep a project on schedule you will have to coordinate subcontractors of varying trades. All of that is a daunting task. A design-build firm does it all for you. Every trade, and then even more.

A Design-Build can help you with larger projects like Basement Remodeling, home renovations, and additions.
This is where a design-build firm would be advantageous to you, the homeowner. Firms such as Sustainable Design Build can operate as a single source of contact to fulfill your vision. Homeowners working with design-build firms will not have to worry about every detail and process. Plan drafting, city approval, permits, materials and order, and hiring subcontractors: a design-build firm will manage all your project from start to finish.

Keeping Our Workplace Safe – COVID19 – Sustainable Design Build

Keeping Our Workplace Safe – COVID19 – Sustainable Design Build

What changes under Colorado’s “safer at home” Phase?
Colorado’s new “safe at home” phase, to begin this Monday, April 27, will allow some retailers to reopen, first for curbside pickup that week, then, beginning Friday, May 1, they can open to limited numbers of in-store customers if they have social-distancing policies in place.

Small businesses can conduct services one-on-one
Real estate agents also will be able to begin conducting one-on-one showings, but not open houses, on April 27.
Salons, tattoo shops, personal trainers, dog groomers and other one-on-one personal services, as well as elective medical services such as dental offices, will be able to reopen May 1. But they will have to follow strict safety guidelines.
Offices can bring back up to 50% of their employees to work in-person starting Monday, May 4, if they can follow social-distancing guidelines. They’re also urged to put symptom-monitoring protocols, including employee temperature checks, in place.

Remote Work and Telecommuting is strongly encouraged
But if offices can keep operations running remotely, they should do that instead, the governor has stressed. And if they’re breaking the rules? They could face state enforcement measures.

Sustainable Design Build Now CERTIFIED Contractor for Epidemic / Pandemic Response During COVID-19

Sustainable Design Build Now CERTIFIED Contractor for Epidemic / Pandemic Response During COVID-19

In response to the recent pandemic Sustain able Design Build (SDB) has updated their operations to make their clients and workers safety their highest priority. Sustainable Design Build is taking the necessary steps in accordance with Denver and Colorado’s state orders along with government agencies such as OSHA. Sustainable Design Build has always taken pride in safely delivering all home remodeling services to its clients and community. Continually learning and gaining specialization in our field of expertise is a core fundamental belief of all owners and employees of SDB. So, when CHC Training offered their Epidemic / Pandemic Response Contractor Certification, SDB jumped at the opportunity to elevate its practices in safety during this pandemic and beyond. On April 15th, 2020, Sustainable Design Build’s General Contractor and Project Management staff completed the training and certification course with CHC. SDB’s clients can confidently be assured that it will conduct business to the highest quality and expectations so they can achieve their goals unhindered during this pandemic.

5 Rules of Social Distancing and Building

5 Rules of Social Distancing and Building

We are well underway with Colorado’s Stay-at-Home order and with the recent address from the Governor we can expect this to extend past the original targeted date. For homebuyers and sellers, this may seem like a wrench in the works. But no one should despair as there are plenty of responsible proactive actions we all can take to make sure this pandemic does not stifle our projects. Social distancing offers homeowners and buyers a chance to act proactively towards their next remodel or building with these rules.
The point behind this rule is that you are not idle during the lockdown. You may find yourself with a little extra time on your hands since many services are closed. This is the perfect opportunity for you to exercise all your mental faculties to devise, plan and imagine all the things you would like to do for your home! There are few things as uplifting and encouraging as planning for your future. Take this time to envision your home goals and then start researching on how to achieve them once we all resume.
Were about to make the first steps into homeownership? Or maybe you were looking at remodeling your home? That sounds like you were about to get yourself pre-approved or pre-qualified for a new loan! Getting pre-approved is the one thing that can really set expectations and realistic goals for prospective homeowners. The amazing thing about this step, is that you do not need to meet with anyone in person. You can reach out to lenders over the phone and email to set some time aside. They can gather all the necessary information and you will finally have that budget for a construction loan or that new home. Pre-qualifications are great options.

5 Rules of Social Distancing and Building

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