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In order to best serve our remodeling clients in Denver and the Front Range, Ridgeline Remodeling always keeps up with the latest trends and techniques. If you are thinking of remodeling your bathroom, basement or kitchen, look no further. Please check back often for current news, remodeling trends and tips on our Ridgeline Remodeling blog.

Denver Deck Builders: There Is Still Time to Enjoy a New Deck This Summer


July 18, 2018

As summertime gets into full swing, you might think it’s too late to add a deck to your backyard. But there is still plenty of time to have Denver deck builders create a beautiful outdoor space you can enjoy this summer—and for many summers to come. Making an investment in a custom deck is a good one. It will add value to your home, and it creates extra living space.

See our project gallery for some inspiration and to see some of the stunning deck projects we have put together for our clients. You can also check out these stunners from the experts at This Old House.

Here are some reasons it’s a great idea to have a deck added to your home.

A Deck Is Great for Entertaining

A deck is the ideal place to have family and friends gather for a barbecue. Chatting with your guests is easy when you are all in one spot.

Front Range Weather Means Four Seasons of Enjoyment

Our mild winters mean that there will be many days even in January where you can enjoy the Colorado sunshine and sit out on your deck. You can also add an outdoor heater or fireplace to make chilly nights out on your deck cozy—whatever the weather.

A Deck Will Increase the Value of Your Home

An outdoor living space is one of the top things homebuyers are looking for—and they are willing to pay for it. You’ll likely recoup much of the cost of your deck when you put your home up for sale down the road.

A Deck Can Be Built Quickly

If you want to add extra living space to your home, a deck is one way to do it very quickly. Decks can be built in a matter of days—and without disrupting your home life since all the activity will take place outdoors.

A Deck Is Relatively Inexpensive

When you compare the cost of a deck with the cost of other home renovation projects, it’s easy to see that it is pretty cheap to add outdoor living space to your home.

A Deck Means Extra Space in the Yard

If your yard space is at a premium, adding a deck means you can keep furniture and a grill out of your yard and on the deck. You can even store items beneath the deck, further freeing up yard space.

A Deck Is Fun to Decorate

There are many options for your deck in terms of furniture, plants, lighting, and other items you can get to make this a beautiful living space.
There is still time to add a deck to your home this summer. The professionals at Ridgeline Design and Build can work with you to transform your backyard space for relaxing and entertaining you have always dreamed of. Give us a call at 303-346-6100 or request a free quote. When you are ready for your Denver deck project, let the experts at Ridgeline Remodeling help. Don’t delay. Contact us today!
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Create the Gym of Your Dreams With Your Denver Basement Finishing Project


July 11, 2018

If you are tired of dealing with the crowds at your local gym, creating a home gym can be a great a solution. The basement in your home that is currently being used for storage can be an ideal space for setting up a gym that has all the equipment you need. If you are ready to create the gym of your dreams with a Denver basement finishing project, give the folks at Ridgeline Design and Build a call. They can get you started making your home gym a reality.
The following is a list of the items you will need to take into account when you get your project started.

Waterproofing

When you invest in expensive gym equipment, you want to make sure it’s protected from any kind of water damage. Have a professional assess your basement area for water leak possibilities. Check for any kind of mold as well.

Walls and Floors

If you are putting in new framing, it’s a good idea to add insulation before putting up sheetrock to keep your gym from being too drafty. Think about paint colors for the walls and choose colors that are cheerful and upbeat. If you enjoy music while exercising, you can incorporate a sound system.

Figure out what type of flooring will work best with the equipment you plan to have. Tile is easy to clean, but it can shatter if you drop a heavy dumbbell on it. Wood flooring looks good, but it too is subject to damage from dropped equipment. Carpeting is another option to consider, and it has good noise-canceling properties.

Ventilation

If there aren’t a lot of windows in your basement, you might want to consider adding ceiling fans to help with air circulation. You want to make sure your exercise environment is comfortable.

Lighting

A dark, stuffy basement will not be very welcoming, and it could put stop to your regular workout routine if you dread going to your home gym. Add plenty of lighting so the space is light and bright.

Choosing the Right Gym Equipment

Make sure you select equipment that you are actually going to use regularly so you don’t waste your money. If you are a weightlifter, consider adding a squat rack. If you are a runner, a treadmill is probably a good idea. Think about what you use regularly at your current gym.

Men’s Health recommends you put these 20 pieces of equipment in your home gym.

Extras

There are other items to consider that can make your home gym comfortable and keep you motivated, such as:
  • Television
  • Mini fridge
  • Towel rack
  • Bathroom and shower
These things can go a long way to making your home gym an enjoyable place to be.
The professionals at Ridgeline Design and Build can work with you to transform your basement into the gym of your dreams. Give us a call at 303-346-6100 or request a free quote. When you are ready for your basement refinishing project, let the experts at Ridgeline Remodeling help. Contact us today!
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Room Additions in Denver: What to Consider Before You Get Your Project Started


July 4, 2018

With today’s strong housing marketing, you might be thinking about investing in that room additions project you have been considering for your Denver home. Maybe you need a new family room or another bedroom. Whatever the reason for your room additions project, here are some tips you should consider before you get started.


Decide on a Firm Budget

Adding a room onto your house is an expensive proposition, so you need to think carefully ahead of time as far as setting a budget for yourself. The average cost of a room addition is about $40,000—and that may or may not allow room for unforeseen expenses.

You should also determine what kind of return you will get on your investment. For example, if you are making a two-bedroom home into a three-bedroom home, you can count on getting back your money if and when you decide to sell. In that case, it might make sense to spend a bit more because the return should be high. Bathrooms and master bedrooms also have a pretty high return on investment.


Assess Whether or Not You Need an Addition

Because the price tag associated with room additions is pretty hefty, you might want to consider reorganizing space in your home rather than adding an addition. Figure out if it makes sense to add on the extra space.


Consider Building Up or Out

When you are planning your project, figure out if it makes more sense to build another floor onto your house—or if it makes more sense to add on. If you have a sizeable yard, adding on might be fine. But if you already have a small yard, building up might be a better decision.


Find Out About Building Restrictions

Don’t overlook any restrictions that might be in place in your neighborhood or with your homeowner’s association. Checking these out ahead of time can save you a lot of headaches down the road.


Decide Whether You Want to Save Money By Doing Some of the Work Yourself

Since a room addition is expensive, you might be able to save money by doing some of the work yourself. But be realistic about your talents. Unless you are a plumber or electrician by trade, those are two areas you won’t want to try to do yourself. But perhaps the demolition aspect of the project is something you might be able to take on.

If you are on the fence about doing the demo work yourself, the pros at Angie’s List answer your questions about do-it-yourself demolition in this article: Is DIY Demolition Smart When Remodeling?
 
Are you ready to get started on your room additions project in Denver? The professionals at Ridgeline Design and Build can work with you so can create the room addition of your dreams—while still staying within your budget. We are also available to answer any questions you might have. Give us a call at 303-346-6100 or request a free quote. When you are ready for your Denver room addition, let the experts at Ridgeline Design and Build help. Contact us today!
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What You Should Consider Before Starting Your Denver Kitchen Remodeling Project


June 27, 2018

You are finally ready to start your Denver kitchen remodeling project. But rather than dive right in, you want to give the project some thought beforehand. Perhaps you have heard some horror stories from friends about their bad experiences in their kitchen remodeling project, so it’s smart to avoid the same problems they might have had.
 
The first thing you should do is read 10 Things You Should Ask Yourself Before Remodeling Your Kitchen by HGTV for even more ideas before you get started. And if you need a little inspiration, take a look at our project gallery and see some of the beautiful Denver kitchen remodeling projects we have already completed.
 
Now it’s time to start your own list of to-dos before getting your project started.

Decide What You Want Versus What You Need

Do you really need a wine cooler that holds 50 bottle of wine? A dishwasher is probably more important. It’s all about priorities.

Know What You Definitely Don’t Want

If you love shaker style but despise modern, keep that in mind when you are shopping—or when you are talking with a design consultant. Be clear about your preferences.

Find Out What Is On Trend

If you plan to sell your home in the next few years, you want to make sure you are following along with popular trends to ensure you get the most bang for your buck.

Be Open to Change

You have decided on cabinets, hardware, and lighting—only to find out that lighting you wanted is not available. You’ll need to be flexible—and keep an open mind.

Figure Out How to Set Up a Kitchen Area to Use During the Remodel

You might think it will be easy to do takeout during the remodeling project, but most people find that this gets old—not to mention expensive. Set up a small area in the garage, for example, where you can do some cooking and cleaning up.

Set Your Budget Ahead of Time

It might be tempting to start tearing down walls if you want open concept, but you need to be realistic about your budget beforehand. That kind of major work involves expenses for moving gas lines, rewiring electricity, redoing plumbing, and a host of other costs you might not be considering.

Use Space That Would Otherwise Be Wasted

For those odd corner areas, you can incorporate a lazy Susan or even a set of drawers to ensure you have no wasted space in your new design.

Decide What Kind of Sink You Want

You no longer have to decide between white and stainless steel for your sink. Sinks now come in a variety of colors and materials. You are limited only by your imagination—and probably your budget.
 
There’s one more thing you need to consider before staring your Denver kitchen remodeling project: Who should you contact for professional help? We invite you to get in touch with our team of professionals. In addition to remodeling kitchens, we can also help you with other projects, including building beautiful outdoor decks and finishing your basement. Let us help you bring your vision to life! Contact Ridgeline Design and Build in Colorado today for your free consultation at 303-346-6100.
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Denver Kitchen Remodeling Trends That Will Stand the Test of Time


June 20, 2018

When you’re planning your Denver kitchen remodeling project, you want to create a kitchen that will work for you today—and will still appeal to buyers down the road should you decide to sell. There are plenty of kitchen trends these days, including granite countertops and white cabinets, but which will still look fresh later on, if you decide to sell?
Let’s take a look at some of the decisions you might consider making for your upcoming kitchen remodeling project. Here’s what the professionals at HGTV have to say about what’s popular this year: 17 Top Kitchen Design Trends. Compare these with the trends that are predicted to stand the test of time, and you can have a kitchen the will work for you right now—and be appealing to buyers in the future.

Quartz Countertops

We’ve all heard about nothing but granite for years, but today’s savvy homeowners are choosing quartz more and more. Why? It’s resistant to stains. It’s durable. It’s beautiful. And unlike granite countertops, it doesn’t need to be sealed each year to protect it from damage.

White Kitchens

There is nothing new about white kitchens, and it looks like this trend is not going anywhere any time soon. You might even eschew stainless steel appliances and go with white. Sure, stainless has been de rigueur in recent years, but white appliances are cheaper, easier to clean, and look great in any kitchen’s color scheme.
Small Appliances
With the recent trend toward smaller spaces, you might want to think about smaller appliances. This is an especially good choice for kitchens that might be on the smaller side. Many companies are now offering a wide variety of choices with smaller appliances, so you don’t have to sacrifice any of the latest features just because you are going small. Small is better for the environment as well.

Grays for Accent

You can’t go wrong with gray as an accent color. You could use gray for your backsplash, for instance, and then use pops of color on the wall or with curtains or linens. This classic color is appealing to almost anyone’s taste, so you can’t go wrong—even if you decide to sell your home in the future.
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your Denver kitchen remodeling project, take a look at our project gallery to see some of the kitchens we have created for happy customers.
You want your new kitchen to be the ideal space, so it will take careful thought on deciding how you want your new room to be designed. You also want to pick finishes, cabinets, and so forth that will not go out of style quickly. The professionals at Ridgeline Design and Build can work with you to transform your kitchen into the ideal space for your family today—and forgetting resale value out of it tomorrow. Give us a call at 303-346-6100 or request a free quote. When you are ready for your Denver kitchen remodeling project, let the experts at Ridgeline Remodeling help. Contact us today!
 

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