Inclusive Remodeling: Universal Design for User-Friendly Homes

We all want to live in our homes safely, independently and comfortably. For the 40 million Americans living with disabilities, this often requires some remodeling to ensure living spaces are truly barrier free. Universal Design This is a great opportunity to talk about universal design – a space-planning and construction practice that promotes accessibility for […]

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Part 2: Family Farmhouse Remodel

The HighCraft crew continues to make good progress on this farmhouse remodel, and we’re on track to complete the renovation by the end of November. In Part 1 of this blog series, we learned a little about the farm’s history, introduced the current owners Erin and Evin Feit, talked about the home’s unique challenges and […]

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Part 1: Family Farmhouse Remodel

A modest white farmhouse sits at the end of a long, dirt driveway off a quiet county road northeast of Fort Collins. The farm has been in the hard-working Feit family for four generations, and the plan is to keep it that way for years to come. Great-granddaughter Evin and her wife Erin are giving […]

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Part 6: Historic Ritter House Remodel, Final Reveal

Our renovation of the historic Ritter House is complete, and we’re thrilled to share this before-and-after photo gallery. For additional project photos and backstory, be sure to explore Part 1, Part 2, Part 3,  Part 4 and Part 5 of this blog series. Before and After: EXTERIOR The exterior renovation included new windows, stucco, tongue-and-groove […]

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HighCraft Honored as a 2018 Top Remodeler in Nation

Fort Collins-based HighCraft Builders is once again recognized by Qualified Remodeler magazine as one of the top professional remodelers in the nation. HighCraft is ranked 272nd on the Qualified Remodeler Top 500 list for 2018. In addition, HighCraft is one of only nine Colorado companies listed on the 2018 Top 500 list, and is the highest ranking Northern Colorado company recognized. […]

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Part 5: Historic Ritter House Remodel

We’re in the home stretch, folks – roughly two weeks away from completing our clients’ remodel of The Ritter House, a circa 1920 historic home in Fort Collins. For additional project photos and backstory, be sure to explore Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 of this blog series. Memory Lane In Part […]

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HighCraft Replaces Fussy Finishes with Rustic Style

Over the years, this 1967 American ranch style home in Fort Collins underwent several additions. When the property sold in 2016, the house was a hodgepodge of mismatched styles forced together in an awkward layout. The new owners – down-to-earth ranchers – were not fans of the ornate finishes. To them, the heavy Damask wallpaper, […]

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Part 4: Historic Ritter House Remodel

Thank you for following our remodel of The Ritter House, a circa 1920 historic home in the Eastside neighborhood of Fort Collins. For additional photos and backstory, be sure to explore Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of this blog series. And as promised, here’s a little more history about the family the home […]

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When to Scrape and Build New vs. Remodel What You Have

“We bought an older home in a neighborhood we absolutely love, and the house needs A LOT of work. Does it make more sense to remodel the existing structure, or tear it down to the foundation and build new?” We hear this question all the time, and the short answer is: it depends. It depends […]

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Living the Active, Downsized Dream in Old Town Loveland

HighCraft project manager D Walker, and his wife Beverly, lived in a 4,200 square-foot home in Loveland for years before they bought a small property in downtown Loveland. Their goal? To remodel and rent the 1,100-s.f. brick bungalow built in 1900, and then build a brand-spanking new alley house as their primary residence. D and […]

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