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Homeowners respond to a pandemic with remodeling and home improvement

Homeowners respond to a pandemic with remodeling and home improvement

Being encouraged to stay indoors, many Colorado residents have felt a certain sense of “cabin-fever’. In some homes it is too cramped or outdated, and with options to “get out of the house” becoming increasingly limited a second time, homeowners are looking for solutions. Bur beyond the needs of fitting an entire lifestyle into a home, owners are seeing room for improvements. The once dated bathroom now has an unbearable hue in the eye of the homeowner or the creaking floorboards start to be even louder than usual. Homeowners are spending so much more time in the house, the defects they once tolerated are now becoming a pain point. As a result, a growing number of homeowners all over the Denver area and State have been spending a lot on remodeling.

10 Questions to Ask your Home Remodeling Contractor

10 Questions to Ask your Home Remodeling Contractor

Searching for a new contractor or for a company to handle your latest home improvement project can be tiresome and stressful. Customers can even fail to ask certain questions that can drive a decision if a home remodeling contractor is the right fit. The interview and bidding phase of a home remodeling, renovation, or construction project is if not the most important step for any homeowner. It is your home, your investment. So taking the time to truly understand the type of contractor you are letting into your home is vital. To gain insight into this concern, here are ten questions to ask a home remodeling contractor before hiring them.

Ways to be Sustainable and Green in 2021

Ways to be Sustainable and Green in 2021

Homeowners are remodeling and its because of the pandemic that came into full swing in March. Forcing everyone retreat into their homes, whether they were ready or not. Employers and Schools were forced to implement their virtual offices and remote classrooms ahead of any planned schedule. Despite the initial growing pains, many people have come to prefer remote work. 

Denver’s Historic Larimer Square Sold

Denver’s Historic Larimer Square Sold

Denver’s historic and famous block went up for sale earlier this year by Jee Hermanson, CEO of Larimer Associates. The group, who have owned Larimer square since 1993, announced that a deal was made with Charlotte-based Asana Partners. The total price for the deal closing come out to $92.49 million, according to public records.

South Suburban Denver Neighborhood Makes First ADU Request

South Suburban Denver Neighborhood Makes First ADU Request

Denver District 4, is seeking to make an appeal for rezoning of the lots and allow ADU construction. The main concern for this move is the fact that District 4 is labeled officially as a suburban neighborhood. City planners attribute this characteristic to housing areas that exhibit single-family homes in winding/curving streets and restrict commercial building forms as shopping only.

SDB Ranks Among The Best Design-Build Firms in Denver

SDB Ranks Among The Best Design-Build Firms 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.

McGregor Square Hotel Named As Development Ends

McGregor Square Hotel Named As Development Ends

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.

ADU Construction Allowed for Chaffee Park

ADU Construction Allowed for Chaffee Park

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.

Historic Pancratia Hall Multifamily Development

Historic Pancratia Hall Multifamily Development

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.

Garden-Style Apartments Are Future of Multi-family Development

Garden-Style Apartments Are Future of Multi-family Development

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.

Studio Apartment Development Planned for West Colfax Car Dealership

Studio Apartment Development Planned for West Colfax Car Dealership

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.

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.