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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.

Most Popular Room Additions in Denver


September 20, 2017

Many homeowners choose to add onto their existing home instead of buying a new one when they need more space. What exactly are homeowners adding to their homes? The options are endless, but there are some types of room additions that are more common than others. Here are some of the most popular room additions in Denver:

Sunroom

Sun rooms have become increasingly popular in recent years due to the outdoor living trend. Building a sunroom is a great way to add value to your home and create another gathering space for friends and family. But if you choose to add a sunroom, make sure that you pick thermal-resistant glass for the walls so the room doesn’t heat up to extreme temperatures during the hot summer. Learn more about the different types of house additions.

Laundry Rooms

Are your washer and dryer currently stuffed inside a small closet? If so, you may want to consider expanding your home by adding a laundry room. Many homeowners choose to add a laundry room to increase the value of their home and make cleaning clothes more convenient. When planning the layout, don’t forget to include plenty of space for storage.

Entertainment Room

Homeowners often add rooms in order to make life at home more fun. Some of the most popular entertainment rooms that are added to homes include billiards rooms, theaters, game rooms, and gyms. If you are adding an entertainment room, make sure that it can be converted to something else in the future. Why? You may sell your home at some point, and potential buyers may not share your vision of fun. To ensure your home is marketable, make sure that the room can be easily converted to fit future buyers’ needs.

Master Suites

Are your parents or in-laws thinking of moving in? If so, you may want to build a second master suite to accommodate their needs. Even if you already have a guest bedroom in your home, it may be wise to build a master suite so you can give your parents or in-laws a bigger closet and private bathroom. This will make allow them to have more privacy while in your home and make them feel more comfortable about moving in.

Bathroom

Many homeowners decide to add another bathroom to their home after having kids and realizing that they have outgrown the number of bathrooms they currently have. If you spend your mornings waiting for someone else in your family to finish getting ready in the bathroom so you can have your turn, then it may be time to consider this room addition.

Are you ready to add a new room to your home? If so, get in touch with our team of professionals. In addition to building new rooms, we can also help clients remodel their kitchens and finish their basements. 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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Must-Have Features For Your Denver Kitchen Remodeling Project


September 13, 2017

Do you want to give your kitchen a “wow” factor? There are many unique features that can be incorporated into a Denver kitchen remodeling project. Here are some of the must-have features you should consider adding to your new kitchen:

Double Ovens

People who spend a lot of time cooking and entertaining guests may be interested in including a double oven in their remodeled kitchen. A double oven features two ovens that are stacked on top of each other. This allows homeowners to bake or cook more food at once, which makes cooking for a large number of people much easier. A double oven also comes in handy when you are preparing dishes that need to be cooked in different temperatures.

Warming Drawer

A warming drawer may be the one kitchen appliance that you never knew you needed. If you need to keep food warm until your guests arrive, place it inside a warming drawer while you wait. The appliance will keep your food fresh so it doesn’t need to be reheated when everyone arrives. Warming drawers are also fairly small, so they should fit in your kitchen even if you don’t have much space to work with.

Glass Doors

Many homeowners want the look of a China cabinet, but instead of buying a separate piece of furniture, you can get this look by placing glass doors on your cabinets. But, keep in mind that you will need to keep the contents of your cabinets in order if you use glass doors. If you don’t, guests will be able to see the clutter that you’re hiding behind the cabinet doors.

Bar Sink

No kitchen island is complete without a bar sink. Bar sinks are much smaller than traditional sinks, but they are incredibly useful in large kitchens. Adding a second sink makes it easier for you to prepare food and clean up after meals. Follow these tips when selecting a kitchen sink.

Pot Filler

If you’ve ever worked in a restaurant before, you’re probably already familiar with a pot filler. What is it? A pot filler is a faucet that is built into the wall near the stovetop. With a pot filler in your kitchen, you never have to carry a backbreaking pot of water from the sink to the stove again. Instead, all you have to do is place an empty pot on the stove and use the pot filler to fill it with water. This is a very unique feature that is rarely found in residential kitchens, so it will definitely set your home apart from others.

Are you ready to incorporate these features into your kitchen? If so, get in touch with the professionals. Our team of experts at Ridgeline Design and Build will help you transform your kitchen. In addition to remodeling kitchens, we can also help clients remodel their bathrooms and finish their basements. 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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Room Additions in Denver: Tips for Designing A Home Office


September 6, 2017

More and more people are beginning to work from home instead of driving to and from an office every Monday through Friday. If you work from home, it’s important to have a home office that you can retreat to when you need to focus on getting things done. But, many people haven’t planned for a home office, which is why this is one of the most popular room additions in Denver. Here are some tips for designing your new home office:

Location

The location of your home office is important. Before you begin building this new room, think about the foot traffic of the area. Will your family frequently be walking by your home office as you are trying to work? If so, this could be a distraction that affects your ability to work. Choose a quiet area in your home to maximize your productivity.

The View

Plan on incorporating large windows into the home office so you can let natural light in and reduce energy costs. Then, think about what the view will be like. What will be right outside the window? If possible, give yourself something beautiful to look at, such as a flower garden, peaceful water fountain, or majestic trees. If you’re ever feeling overwhelmed, looking out your window at one of these beautiful sights can help you ease your mind and forget about your worries.

Storage

It’s important to include as much storage space as possible in your home office plans. If you don’t have much space in the room, think of unique ways that you can store more. For example, you can hang floating shelves on the wall above your desk. Floating shelves won’t take up much space or make the room feel cluttered, so they’re perfect for small spaces.

Tech Needs

When designing the layout of your home office, think about your tech needs. How many outlets will you need to power your home office equipment? Where should the outlets be located? This is a minor detail that is often overlooked by homeowners who are building an office onto their home. If you don’t plan for your tech needs, you may end up having to run unattractive extension cords back and forth through the room in order to plug in your computer, phone, printer, fax, and copier. Read 10 ways to spruce up your home office.

Track Lighting

Even if you have a great deal of natural light in the room, it’s best to add track lighting so you have back-up lighting for the darker hours of the day. An overhead light is not enough, but track lighting that is aimed at your desk can give you just the right amount of light that you need to stay focused and power through your work.

Are you ready to add a home office to your home? If so, get in touch with our team of professionals. In addition to building new rooms, we can also help clients remodel their kitchens and finish their basements. 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: Different Lighting Options


August 30, 2017

The lighting that you choose for your Denver kitchen remodeling project can affect the overall mood and atmosphere in the room, so this decision should not be taken lightly. Before choosing the lighting, make sure you’ve seen all of these different options:

Chandeliers

Chandeliers are usually reserved for grand foyers and dining rooms, but they can also be used in the kitchen. Adding a chandelier to the kitchen will instantly make the room feel more upscale and elegant. Hang it directly in the center of the kitchen or place it right in the middle of your kitchen island. However, make sure the chandelier fits in with the rest of your kitchen’s style. For instance, if you have a rustic or country kitchen, a chandelier would not make sense.

Pendant Lighting

Many homeowners are choosing to hang multiple pendant lights above the kitchen island. This is a great way to draw attention to the island and make it the focal point of the kitchen. Be sure to measure the island carefully to determine how many pendant lights you should hang. Hanging too many will make the area look crowded, while hanging too few will make it look sparse and unfinished.

There are many different pendant lights to choose from, so narrowing down your options to find one that complements your kitchen may be tough. When in doubt, choose a pendant light that matches the appliances. For instance, pair brushed steel appliances with brushed steel pendant lighting fixtures to tie the whole room together.   

Under Cabinet Lighting

Under the cabinet lighting will not provide enough light to illuminate the entire kitchen, but it will add a special touch that makes your kitchen stand out. This lighting is ideal for people who spend a lot of time cooking in their kitchens and may need a bit more light to see something they’re working on. Even if you don’t cook, you can always turn off the overhead lights at night and leave just the under cabinet lighting on to give your kitchen a soft glow that makes it easy to find the refrigerator in the middle of the night.

Recessed Lighting

Do you have low ceilings? If so, avoid hanging pendant lighting or chandeliers, which will only make the ceilings appear lower. Instead, choose recessed lighting that disappears into the ceiling. You will need to talk to your contractor to see if recessed lighting will work in your home. The contractor will need to look at your plumbing, electrical wiring, and the positioning of your ceiling joists to determine if this type of lighting can be installed.

Ready to choose the perfect lighting for your new kitchen? If so, get in touch with the professionals. Our team of experts at Ridgeline Design and Build can help you finish your basement. In addition to basements, we can also help clients remodel their decks, kitchens, and bathrooms. 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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Basement Finishing in Denver: How to Fix Wet Basements


August 23, 2017

When making plans for basement finishing in Denver, it’s important to talk to your team of remodeling professionals about moisture. Some basements will have more than others, but it’s almost a guarantee that every basement will have some moisture. What should you do about this issue? Here are some of the most common fixes for wet basements:

Insulate the Pipes

Work with your team of professionals to determine the source of the moisture. In many cases, the moisture is caused by condensation on cold pipes running through the basement. Fortunately, this is a very simple problem to fix. To prevent the condensation from ruining your basement finishing plans, cover them with insulation. This is an easy project that can usually be done without the help of a professional.

Examine the Outside

Walk around the perimeter of your home to look for problems that could be leading to moisture in your basement. It’s recommended that the foundation stay at least 8 inches above the soil to prevent moisture from causing damage. In addition, landscaping start at least two feet away from the foundation of your home. If the landscaping is closer than this, you may want to move it to prevent water damage.

As you inspect the outside of your home, you may notice puddles of water collecting around the foundation of your home. This is most likely caused by an ineffective or clogged gutter system, and it could lead to the presence of moisture in your basement. To fix this problem, work with a roofing professional that can adjust or fix your gutters to ensure the water does not collect around your home’s foundation. Learn about common gutter problems.

Fill Cracks and Holes in the Foundation

Water can slowly seep into your basement through cracks and holes in the foundation. If you believe this is why you have moisture in your basement, work with a professional to plug these holes and cracks with hydraulic cement. After plugging the holes, the remodeling professional may also suggest that you apply a coat of waterproofing material that looks like a white paint. This material fills the pores in the concrete to prevent moisture from sneaking into your basement.

Install A Drainage System

If none of the other fixes will resolve the issues in your basement, the remodeling professional may recommend installing a drainage system. The drainage system will need to be installed beneath the basement floors, so you will have to rip up the flooring and reinstall it once you are done. This is one of the pricier projects on the list, but it is often the only option that will be effective in permanently getting rid of water in the basement.

Ready to finish your basement? If so, get in touch with the professionals. Our team of experts at Ridgeline Design and Build will help you transform your basement. In addition to finishing basements, we can also help clients remodel their kitchens and bathrooms. 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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