Pros and Cons of 3 Different Types of Construction Contracts

Before you sign on the dotted line of any construction contract, weigh the pros and cons of the three most common types of building and remodeling contracts used today, and choose the best fit for your situation. Cost-Plus Cost-plus contracts are often used in commercial building and for very large residential new construction projects. There […]

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Apartment Suites Add Value

    We’re back to talk about the in-law suite, also known as a granny flat, mother-in-law apartment, alley house or in municipal planning department language: accessory dwelling unit (ADU). An ADU is broadly defined as a secondary living space within your home or on your property. Square footage varies, but the space typically includes […]

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The Cost of Remodeling Everything at Once vs. in Phases Over Time

“We want to remodel several areas of our home. Should we do them all at the same time, or would it be less overwhelming to tackle individual projects one at a time … OVER time?” We get this question a lot, and we’ve tackled projects both ways. So, which strategy works best? That depends on […]

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Master Bathroom Remodel: Will Removing Jetted Tub Hurt Resale?

We’ve written about this before, but it’s a hot topic that keeps coming up, and we thought it deserved an updated response. More and more people tell us they dream of creating a bigger custom shower in their master bathroom, but they hesitate to remove the unwanted jetted tub. It doesn’t matter that the tub is […]

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6 Clever Space-Saving Solutions for Your Home

Our remodeling team at HighCraft is dedicated to helping each homeowner make the most of their living space. When it comes to smaller homes, we know maximizing that space is even more crucial – and it can also be a challenge. Luckily, we love a good challenge! Here are SIX of our favorite space-saving solutions […]

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Remodeling Spotlight: St. Peter’s Fly Shop

This year marks the 25th anniversary of St. Peter’s Fly Shop in Fort Collins, and we’d like to wish owners Grant and Julia Houx, and their amazing staff, best wishes for 25 more! Named for the patron saint of fishing, St. Peter’s has long been THE place to go for NoCo anglers eager to land the […]

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Before and After: Scrape and Build New

At HighCraft, we love remodeling older homes. But sometimes the original structure is so distressed or nonfunctional that it makes more sense to raze the house and build a new custom home. This is exactly what we did for homeowners on Horseshoe Lake in north Loveland. HighCraft scraped the original 1968 ranch home down to […]

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Before and After: Basement Remodel Full of Surprises

This unfinished and unused basement in southeast Fort Collins (below) was a large blank canvas with a ton of potential.   The result of this HighCraft Builders basement remodel is a light and bright living space that doesn’t feel like a basement. It also boasts a variety of unique “living zones” – steam room and […]

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Questions to Ask Before You Buy Land to Build a Custom Home

Are you thinking about building a custom home on a foothills property or a piece of rural land in Northern Colorado? If you’re a first-time land buyer, then you may have a lot of questions – and that’s a really good thing! But what are the RIGHT questions to ask before you buy a piece of […]

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HighCraft Earns 2017 Guildmaster Award

Northern Colorado design-build company HighCraft Builders received the prestigious Guildmaster Award for providing exceptional customer service in the North American residential construction industry. Each year GuildQuality, a third-party customer satisfaction surveying company based in Atlanta, recognizes the top home building professionals in the U.S. and Canada through its Guildmaster Award program. HighCraft is one of […]

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