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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.

Unique Vanity Choices for Your Denver Home's Bathroom Remodel


November 27, 2018

Are you thinking about upgrading your Denver home’s bathroom? Have the old, cheesy tile selections and dated stylings started to irritate you every time you enter? Perhaps it’s time to consider a bathroom remodel to bring in a new look and feel for your hollowed space. A new bathroom can make entering this space a joy to experience, as you will be greeted with your own personal touches and sensibilities, not the wacky or uninspired look that you currently have to deal with. If you’re thinking about a bathroom upgrade, a major part of it will be the vanity you choose to have installed, and you don’t have to go for the standard, run-of-the-mill options either.

Open Storage Vanities


Many vanities have a cabinet below the sink’s surface to conceal many of your bathroom items and belongings. While this is certainly a reliable option for homeowners, another option to consider is to have an open storage vanity. This choice can bring an added dimension of openness to your bathroom that a standard vanity won’t provide. An open vanity won’t limit your storage capacity too much, as you can still have a wicker basket storage device to hold all of your bathroom necessities. Install a towel rack below the sink on this option for convenience.

Wall-Mounted Sink


Another method of increasing the amount of open space in your bathroom is to install a wall-mounted sink as a way to reduce the amount of occupied space. This classic look will have your bathroom looking its best while also providing guests with a less-cramped experience when they happen to occupy this space. Select a sink with a large basin and multiple faucets to provide for multiple users at one time, vital for those rushed-mornings where bathroom time is precious.

Spruced-Up Towel Hooks


An often overlooked component of any bathroom remodel layout is the type of towel hooks to choose to have installed. If you’re feeling creative and want to make a statement with this choice, you can choose something unique, such as hands or other hook options that will be loaded with personality and contain no shortage of attention-grabbing capacity. 

Dresser Vanity


If you love having your bathroom loaded with storage capacity, a great option to consider is to have a dresser vanity installed. This option contains multiple drawers to allow users to to stow away plenty of their belongings while reducing clutter in the process. A dresser vanity can provide your bathroom with a certain level of sophistication not offered by more simpler selections.

If you are in need of basement finishing services, or have other remodeling needs in your home, contact Ridgeline Design and Build today for more information. We are happy to help you find the best design plan that fits both your budget and your desired outcome. Our trained associates will answer any question you may have regarding the remodeling process and help you determine the design that makes the most sense for your situation. 
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Feeling Cramped in Your Denver Home? Consider Adding a Room


November 28, 2018

Many times, a home can start to feel too small for your needs. A newborn or two will dramatically reduce the amount of livable space that exists in your house, making you feel like your home is simply not big enough. People often consider looking for a bigger house to move into at this point, as they believe that this is the only option for increasing the amount of space available to them and their family. But it can be difficult to leave a beloved space which you’ve spent the time and energy making your own. If you want to increase the space in your Denver home, consider adding a room to your house.

Where Do You Want the Room to Be?


Adding an additional room to your Denver home can be a fantastic way to increase the amount of space available to your and your family, while also increasing the value of your home in the process. But prior to taking on this ambitious project, you will want to think long and hard about where you want this new room to be, as you certainly don’t want to add a room to your home and end up wishing you had taken a different approach. Think about how your addition will look on the exterior as well as how your interior space will change. Keep in mind how it will add to your home’s design and overall flow when deciding where you want the room to be.

A Worthy Investment


Taking on the project of adding on to your home is certainly an ambitious project, but it will be worth the effort and funds once you see the finished product. Having another space to inhabit in your home will bring smiles to you and your once-cramped family, providing new room to make memories and new opportunities for hosting parties and gatherings. In addition to the immediate value you will experience from having another room available to use, you will also receive the long-term benefit of increasing the value of your home. 

In terms of the market, a 4-bedroom home is going to be viewed as a more attractive property than a 3-bedroom. The same will go for overall space, as an increase in square footage will certainly help the overall value of your home. In the scheme of things, a new home addition may actually end up paying for itself as the amount that your home increases in value can counteract the initial financial cost of taking on the project.

If you are in need of basement finishing services, or have other remodeling needs in your home, contact Ridgeline Design and Build today for more information. We are happy to help you find the best design plan that fits both your budget and your desired outcome. Our trained associates will answer any question you may have regarding the remodeling process and help you determine the design that makes the most sense for your situation. 
 
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Tips for Making Your Basement Finishing Project in Denver a Success


November 21, 2018

Taking on the project of finishing your basement and extending your living space can be an exciting, if not slightly intimidating prospect. Increasing the amount of livable space in your home without having a massive construction project is one of the best things about having your basement finished. But there are a few things to keep in mind prior to starting this project that can make your basement finishing project a success and set a high standard for this process. Here are some of the tips and tricks that can make your Denver home’s basement finishing project a success.

Think About Headroom


Not all basements are created the same, as some have been left unfinished due to the fact that there are awkward pipes or other obstructions which can reduce the livability of your basement. Think about what things you may need to due in order to make this space livable, which might mean changing how your pipes are laid out or the way in which your basement is structured. Building codes often require a minimum amount of headroom before you are able to take on this project, so think about what you might need to do in order to keep your project within the required code.

Waterproof Your Space


One of the biggest issues you are likely to run into as a result of finishing your below-ground space is having to battle with water issues. Unfinished basements may be damp and increase the chances that you will have to deal with mold and mildew, two things that are sure to turn your basement environment into an unlivable space. Think about ways in which you can waterproof your space, such as sealing crack and gaps in your pipes as well as diverting water away from the exterior of your property. Consider where the water from your gutters is running into and find ways to divert it away from your foundation.

Partition Walls


Perhaps one of the most important things to consider in terms of your Denver basement finishing project is to think about how you want to divide the space of your lower-level. You will want to think about what options are available in terms of setting up partition walls, as you may be restricted by the existing piping and furnace setup. You may be aiming to add an extra spare room in your basement, or you may just want to split the room up to improve the energy flow of your space. Think about what options are available prior to starting your project.

If you are in need of basement finishing services, or have other remodeling needs in your home, contact Ridgeline Design and Build today for more information. We are happy to help you find the best design plan that fits both your budget and your desired outcome. Our trained associates will answer any question you may have regarding the remodeling process and help you determine the design that makes the most sense for your situation. 
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Mistakes to Avoid When Remodeling Your Kitchen in Denver


November 14, 2018

Deciding to have your kitchen remodelled is certainly a decision you don’t want to take lightly. Making an error can become a persistent embarrassment for you whenever you host guests over, as you’ll constantly be wondering how things could have gone differently. A reduction in functionality, flow, and overall style is definitely something you’ll want to avoid when you decide to have one of your home’s centerpieces redone. With that in mind, here are some critical mistakes to avoid making when deciding to refinish your kitchen in Denver.

Not Planning for the Unexpected


With any major construction project, it’s best to plan for the unexpected when it comes to how the project is run. Inevitably, there will be challenges and obstacles to overcome, which may result in having to adjust your design slightly. If there are unexpected structural challenges that arise as a result of unforeseen elements in the environment, you will want to make the right changes that don’t result in your new kitchen turning into a letdown. You and your family may also experience delays or an extended timeframe when it comes to the project’s completion. As a result, don’t plan on a project being done on the exact day you need it, such as a week before the holidays or your family’s visit.

Forgetting to Consider Appliances in Terms of a Remodel


When you decide to have your kitchen redone, a critical element to keep in mind are your appliances. If you are choosing a brand new color scheme which may clash with your existing appliances, you will want to consider whether you need to also have new appliances installed in addition to whatever other changes you are planning on making. If new appliances are not in your budget, you will want to consider altering your design plans, as you certainly don’t want to end up with a kitchen with an awkward design result.

Falling for Offers That are too Good to be True


Price will certainly be a major factor for you and your family when deciding which contractor you want to do business with. However, choosing the contractor which will offer you a bid significantly lower than the competition can be a redflag to look into. Of course, you’ll want to save as much money as possible with a remodel project, but selecting an unprofessional or questionable business to complete the job can create major headaches for you down the road. Always choose to work with a company with a strong, reputable reputation instead of choosing the cheapest option on the market. 

If you are in need of basement finishing services, or have other remodeling needs in your home, contact Ridgeline Design and Build today for more information. We are happy to help you find the best design plan that fits both your budget and your desired outcome. Our trained associates will answer any question you may have regarding the remodeling process and help you determine the design that makes the most sense for your situation. 
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Tips for Making Your Denver Basement Finishing Project a Success


November 7, 2018

So you’ve made the decision to finish your basement, adding much-needed living space to your home. The idea of having another room for you and your family to relax and lounge in has finally convinced you to take on the project, and now you’re wondering what you need to do to make this job a success. Thankfully, you can learn from people’s past experience of finishing the lowest level of a home. With that in mind, here are some helpful tips to making your basement finishing project a smashing success.

Protect Against Water


One of the most important factors to plan for when finishing a basement is to make sure you are properly protected against issues related to water damage. Because basements are below the ground, water can enter the interior environment much easier, especially if your home is in a humid climate. Although Denver tends to be dry, it is something to take into account prior to finishing your basement. 

Search for spots where water may be dripping or pooling prior to taking on any extensive renovations. You will also want to locate potential cracks in the foundation walls, as this will be a spot where water will be able to easily the home. Repair these places before you get too far into any finishing project.

Comply with the Code


You may have grand plans for your newly finished basement, making alterations to the floor layout, adding a new bathroom, or perhaps partitioning rooms to make for an elaborate layout of the basement. But before you start designing and implementing these ambitious designs, familiarize yourself with the local building code to ensure you remain compliant within the law. The last thing you want to have to deal with is being forced to tear down or redo parts of your basement because you didn’t take the time to inform yourself on the code.

Keep Temperature Control in Mind


If you’re looking to keep your newly finished space comfortably heated and cooled, you’ll want to make sure your basement is properly and efficiently insulated. Not taking the time to insulate your basement will end up with you not wanting to inhabit your finished basement, as the temperature will rarely be at a comfortable level. In addition to controlling the temperature of your basement, insulation can also provide you with an additional layer of moisture control to prevent the potential of water damage or mold and mildew issues. As with everything else, consult with the building code prior to purchasing insulation for your basement.

If you are in need of basement finishing services, or have other remodeling needs in your home, contact Ridgeline Design and Build today for more information. We are happy to help you find the best design plan that fits both your budget and your desired outcome. Our trained associates will answer any question you may have regarding the remodeling process and help you determine the design that makes the most sense for your situation. 
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