When Ros Bence & Andrew bought their house in late 2011, they were already dreaming of a makeover. “We loved the ‘bones’ of the house and it’s location,” explain the Laporte couple, “but it lacked the open plan that would allow us to maximize the spectacular Colorado views.” After reading a Style Magazine article about the award-winning company and hearing the stellar reviews of a friend who had used them for a remodeling project, Ros and Andrew knew that HighCraft Builders was the perfect choice to bring their early 1990’s home into the 21st century.
Every room of the house was involved in the project, which meant almost complete demolition of the interior. “Even the staircase position was moved and replaced!” points out Ros. Watching builders gut your new home before you’ve even spent one night in it can be an intimidating experience. But HighCraft took the time to listen to exactly what they wanted and never rushed the process, so Ros and Andrew were confident that it would turn out just as they hoped. “The experience was brilliant,” explain the couple. “HighCraft had lots of ideas and suggestions during the design process, but we never felt pressure to stray from our vision.”
“We had slate floors in our previous home and loved the functionality and non-conformity in each tile,” they explain. With HighCraft’s help, they chose slate flooring in a pale color that provided the perfect backdrop for an adventurous color palette that would showcase the design’s clean, modern lines.
Nothing makes a new home feel more welcoming than lots of bright, natural light, and Ros and Andrew’s remodel was set up to take advantage of Colorado’s reputation for 300 days of sunshine. The front door was replaced with nearly all glass so when arriving, guests can look straight through to the view on the other side of the house. Stainless steel and wire railings were chosen for the deck and open-tread staircase to further minimize any obstruction of the view. After choosing a multi-paned, sliding barn-style door for the master bedroom, the couple decided to install frosted glass in each internal door as well. “This enables natural light to pass through and to carry on the open light concept while maintaining privacy,” the couple explains.
By July 2012, just five months after knocking down the first wall, the massive overhaul of the home was complete and the couple could begin their lives in the new space. “With a complete remodel, there are bound to be some stressful moments, but working with HighCraft made a huge difference,” said Ros. “The team was very patient, offering up lots of ideas during the process but always listening to our desires and wishes for our home. We would definitely recommend them to our friends.”