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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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