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Grant Street Custom Home Finishes

Grant Street Custom Home Finishes

Our Grant Street home addition project is coming around just nicely and is projected to be finished this Summer. The client has chosen some very nice custom home finishes for the project and Sustainable Design Build can’t wait to share them. So here is a sneak peek of the custom home project building an addition.

How Design-Build Could Help Denver Small Business

How Design-Build Could Help Denver Small Business

South Federal Flats, a multi-family commercial apartment complex has officially broken ground. On April 19th, CO Investment LLC and Sustainable Design Build made the exciting step forward and began construction on the project after a long process with Denver’s developmental services.

South Federal Flats Breaks Ground

South Federal Flats Breaks Ground

South Federal Flats, a multi-family commercial apartment complex has officially broken ground. On April 19th, CO Investment LLC and Sustainable Design Build made the exciting step forward and began construction on the project after a long process with Denver’s developmental services.

Concrete Foundation Soil Prep

Concrete Foundation Soil Prep

There is plenty of work that goes into a home improvement project such as a home addition or ADU build. As such, to begin a large project – requires a solid foundation. Literally. The purpose of a concrete foundation is two-fold, for structural conditions and weatherproofing.

Denver is 7th most expensive city in US

Denver is 7th most expensive city in US

There is no shortage of issues plaguing the construction industry all across the nation; from labor shortages, to supply chain problems, and manufacturing delays. While most of the concerns stem from the pandemic which has now died down, the construction industry is still feeling its effects now. If you are planning to start a construction project such as building a new home or remodeling one with an addition or accessory dwelling unit, be prepared for some delays. There is a lot of builders and contractors can do to help alleviate the stress of lengthy timelines but you as a homeowner or client should be prepared to understand where supply weaknesses are currently in the construction industry.

Construction Delays: Top 5 Items Holding Up Your Project

Construction Delays: Top 5 Items Holding Up Your Project

There is no shortage of issues plaguing the construction industry all across the nation; from labor shortages, to supply chain problems, and manufacturing delays. While most of the concerns stem from the pandemic which has now died down, the construction industry is still feeling its effects now. If you are planning to start a construction project such as building a new home or remodeling one with an addition or accessory dwelling unit, be prepared for some delays. There is a lot of builders and contractors can do to help alleviate the stress of lengthy timelines but you as a homeowner or client should be prepared to understand where supply weaknesses are currently in the construction industry.

Denver’s median home prices are $100,000 more than this time last year

Denver’s median home prices are $100,000 more than this time last year

Denver’s housing inventory continues to be strained reporting record-low available properties. But with the warmer weather on the rise and the pandemic fading into the background, homebuyers are coming back into the foray now that things are looking up. According to the Denver Metro Association of Realtors, recent metrics have shown that Denver’s median home prices have achieved new heights.
Denver’s housing inventory continues to be strained reporting record-low available properties. But with the warmer weather on the rise and the pandemic fading into the background, homebuyers are coming back into the foray now that things are looking up. According to the Denver Metro Association of Realtors, recent metrics have shown that Denver’s median home prices have achieved new heights.

Why You Can’t Do a Garage ADU Conversion in Denver. Probably.

Why You Can’t Do a Garage ADU Conversion in Denver. Probably.

ADUs seem like the perfect option for many reasons but unfortunately are not viable projects for most properties. One of the main reasons we at SDB have to steer homeowners away from ADUs is because of a misconception regarding garage ADU conversions. Straight to the point, you as a homeowner in Denver, cannot convert your current garage into an ADU.

How much affordable housing should developers build?

How much affordable housing should developers build?

Denver has been seeing increasing pressure from the housing market as community prices continue to strain residents of Denver. According to Denverite, the city doesn’t have enough market-rate housing for people near the area’s median income. Denverite’s recent article states that the rate for Denver rests explicitly at the level of $94,320 for a three-person household. There are not enough income-restricted or appropriately priced homes on the market to support the hard-working demographics of Denver. The city has been working on a plan that will increase efforts to affordable housing and enlist the help of its Developers and Builders.

Denver Wants to Make ADU Construction Easier

Denver Wants to Make ADU Construction Easier

Denver’s interest in ADU construction is hot. Residents in neighborhoods are looking into the trending home improvement project but are finding considerable barriers. Of those barriers to overcome is the city and county of Denver’s Building Department. With their long review times for permitting and strict zoning and design requirements, building an ADU in Denver is not a common choice homeowners can invest in. Despite that, Denver still claims they want more ADU construction in the residential construction department docket. Denver wants to make building an accessory dwelling unit more accessible, but the proof of their efforts is minimal. 

City of Denver to Require New Commercial Construction Multifamily to Designate More Units as Affordable

City of Denver to Require New Commercial Construction Multifamily to Designate More Units as Affordable

To address Denver’s increasing shortage of affordable housing, Denver’s Community Planning and Development, combined with the Department of Housing Stability, have released a final draft of proposed reasonable housing requirements for new commercial construction multifamily. The city’s proposal has been revised to require new commercial construction multifamily projects of 10 or more units to designate between 8% and 12% as affordable housing. 

City of Denver to Require New Commercial Construction Multifamily to Designate More Units as Affordable

Denver’s income-restricted housing mandate

Home additions are widely regarded as the most complex and expensive home improvement project there is. This is due to the fact that one is not only performing new construction but they are also conjoining or building off of an existing structure. This means that a litany of factors can be involved with construction and code regulations. Building a full room addition will typically require changes to the home’s existing floorplan, installing additional foundations, new framing, and finishing to create a new living space. If that isn’t complicated enough, starting a home addition can be daunting as homeowners who begin the process won’t have a finalized budget until approved plans with their municipality are approved which can mean months of architectural, structural, and design work. Despite the daunting scope of this type of home improvement project. Home additions are extremely valued due to the inherent value of increasing livable square footage to one’s home is.

5 More Denver Neighborhoods Are Looking to Rezone for ADUs

5 More Denver Neighborhoods Are Looking to Rezone for ADUs

Home additions are widely regarded as the most complex and expensive home improvement project there is. This is due to the fact that one is not only performing new construction but they are also conjoining or building off of an existing structure. This means that a litany of factors can be involved with construction and code regulations. Building a full room addition will typically require changes to the home’s existing floorplan, installing additional foundations, new framing, and finishing to create a new living space. If that isn’t complicated enough, starting a home addition can be daunting as homeowners who begin the process won’t have a finalized budget until approved plans with their municipality are approved which can mean months of architectural, structural, and design work. Despite the daunting scope of this type of home improvement project. Home additions are extremely valued due to the inherent value of increasing livable square footage to one’s home is.

Denver Building Permit Approval Is Almost 200 Days for Residential

Denver Building Permit Approval Is Almost 200 Days for Residential

Home additions are widely regarded as the most complex and expensive home improvement project there is. This is due to the fact that one is not only performing new construction but they are also conjoining or building off of an existing structure. This means that a litany of factors can be involved with construction and code regulations. Building a full room addition will typically require changes to the home’s existing floorplan, installing additional foundations, new framing, and finishing to create a new living space. If that isn’t complicated enough, starting a home addition can be daunting as homeowners who begin the process won’t have a finalized budget until approved plans with their municipality are approved which can mean months of architectural, structural, and design work. Despite the daunting scope of this type of home improvement project. Home additions are extremely valued due to the inherent value of increasing livable square footage to one’s home is.

4 Common Mistakes In Denver Commercial Construction

4 Common Mistakes In Denver Commercial Construction

Home additions are widely regarded as the most complex and expensive home improvement project there is. This is due to the fact that one is not only performing new construction but they are also conjoining or building off of an existing structure. This means that a litany of factors can be involved with construction and code regulations. Building a full room addition will typically require changes to the home’s existing floorplan, installing additional foundations, new framing, and finishing to create a new living space. If that isn’t complicated enough, starting a home addition can be daunting as homeowners who begin the process won’t have a finalized budget until approved plans with their municipality are approved which can mean months of architectural, structural, and design work. Despite the daunting scope of this type of home improvement project. Home additions are extremely valued due to the inherent value of increasing livable square footage to one’s home is.

Boulder County Fire: Quick Insurance Questions and Answers

Boulder County Fire: Quick Insurance Questions and Answers

Home additions are widely regarded as the most complex and expensive home improvement project there is. This is due to the fact that one is not only performing new construction but they are also conjoining or building off of an existing structure. This means that a litany of factors can be involved with construction and code regulations. Building a full room addition will typically require changes to the home’s existing floorplan, installing additional foundations, new framing, and finishing to create a new living space. If that isn’t complicated enough, starting a home addition can be daunting as homeowners who begin the process won’t have a finalized budget until approved plans with their municipality are approved which can mean months of architectural, structural, and design work. Despite the daunting scope of this type of home improvement project. Home additions are extremely valued due to the inherent value of increasing livable square footage to one’s home is.

Cost Of Construction For New Homes To Increase As Lumber Prices Rise

Cost Of Construction For New Homes To Increase As Lumber Prices Rise

Home additions are widely regarded as the most complex and expensive home improvement project there is. This is due to the fact that one is not only performing new construction but they are also conjoining or building off of an existing structure. This means that a litany of factors can be involved with construction and code regulations. Building a full room addition will typically require changes to the home’s existing floorplan, installing additional foundations, new framing, and finishing to create a new living space. If that isn’t complicated enough, starting a home addition can be daunting as homeowners who begin the process won’t have a finalized budget until approved plans with their municipality are approved which can mean months of architectural, structural, and design work. Despite the daunting scope of this type of home improvement project. Home additions are extremely valued due to the inherent value of increasing livable square footage to one’s home is.

Home Design Trends For 2022

Home Design Trends For 2022

Home additions are widely regarded as the most complex and expensive home improvement project there is. This is due to the fact that one is not only performing new construction but they are also conjoining or building off of an existing structure. This means that a litany of factors can be involved with construction and code regulations. Building a full room addition will typically require changes to the home’s existing floorplan, installing additional foundations, new framing, and finishing to create a new living space. If that isn’t complicated enough, starting a home addition can be daunting as homeowners who begin the process won’t have a finalized budget until approved plans with their municipality are approved which can mean months of architectural, structural, and design work. Despite the daunting scope of this type of home improvement project. Home additions are extremely valued due to the inherent value of increasing livable square footage to one’s home is.

What do you need to know when building a custom home?

What do you need to know when building a custom home?

Home additions are widely regarded as the most complex and expensive home improvement project there is. This is due to the fact that one is not only performing new construction but they are also conjoining or building off of an existing structure. This means that a litany of factors can be involved with construction and code regulations. Building a full room addition will typically require changes to the home’s existing floorplan, installing additional foundations, new framing, and finishing to create a new living space. If that isn’t complicated enough, starting a home addition can be daunting as homeowners who begin the process won’t have a finalized budget until approved plans with their municipality are approved which can mean months of architectural, structural, and design work. Despite the daunting scope of this type of home improvement project. Home additions are extremely valued due to the inherent value of increasing livable square footage to one’s home is.

Denver Ranks No. 7 in 2021 for City Clean Energy Scorecard

Denver Ranks No. 7 in 2021 for City Clean Energy Scorecard

Home additions are widely regarded as the most complex and expensive home improvement project there is. This is due to the fact that one is not only performing new construction but they are also conjoining or building off of an existing structure. This means that a litany of factors can be involved with construction and code regulations. Building a full room addition will typically require changes to the home’s existing floorplan, installing additional foundations, new framing, and finishing to create a new living space. If that isn’t complicated enough, starting a home addition can be daunting as homeowners who begin the process won’t have a finalized budget until approved plans with their municipality are approved which can mean months of architectural, structural, and design work. Despite the daunting scope of this type of home improvement project. Home additions are extremely valued due to the inherent value of increasing livable square footage to one’s home is.

Retail Wood Prices Spike. Again.

Retail Wood Prices Spike. Again.

Home additions are widely regarded as the most complex and expensive home improvement project there is. This is due to the fact that one is not only performing new construction but they are also conjoining or building off of an existing structure. This means that a litany of factors can be involved with construction and code regulations. Building a full room addition will typically require changes to the home’s existing floorplan, installing additional foundations, new framing, and finishing to create a new living space. If that isn’t complicated enough, starting a home addition can be daunting as homeowners who begin the process won’t have a finalized budget until approved plans with their municipality are approved which can mean months of architectural, structural, and design work. Despite the daunting scope of this type of home improvement project. Home additions are extremely valued due to the inherent value of increasing livable square footage to one’s home is.

Air Control Tower Development In Stapleton To Be New Restaurant

Air Control Tower Development In Stapleton To Be New Restaurant

Home additions are widely regarded as the most complex and expensive home improvement project there is. This is due to the fact that one is not only performing new construction but they are also conjoining or building off of an existing structure. This means that a litany of factors can be involved with construction and code regulations. Building a full room addition will typically require changes to the home’s existing floorplan, installing additional foundations, new framing, and finishing to create a new living space. If that isn’t complicated enough, starting a home addition can be daunting as homeowners who begin the process won’t have a finalized budget until approved plans with their municipality are approved which can mean months of architectural, structural, and design work. Despite the daunting scope of this type of home improvement project. Home additions are extremely valued due to the inherent value of increasing livable square footage to one’s home is.