Part 3: Lake Loveland New Construction

HighCraft’s design and build construction crew is on track to complete this custom new home in Loveland by August. The exterior and interior framing is finished, the roof is on, the weather barrier is up, and all windows and exterior doors have been installed. Plumbing, electrical, and HVAC rough-ins are also complete. Check out Part […]

Easy Spring Cleaning and Home Maintenance Tips

Happy first day of spring, Northern Colorado! It’s that time of year when many of us feel the urge to organize our junk drawers and tackle some long-overdue home maintenance. So we’re sharing some clever spring cleaning tips from the fine folks at the Good Housekeeping Institute. They offer smart reminders and cool tricks for […]

The Great Quartz vs. Granite Countertop Debate

There’s no question about it – the two most popular countertop materials on the market are quartz (above) and granite (below). The real question is which is better? HighCraft first wrote about quartz vs. granite pros and cons back in 2017, and granite squeaked out a victory as the top pick. Now we’re back, two […]

From the HighCraft Design Studio: 5 Hottest Kitchen Trends for 2019

Which kitchen remodeling and design trends will ring true in the New Year? HighCraft designers Jill, Danette and Katie weigh in on FIVE kitchen trends predicted for 2019. UNIQUE SINKS Sinks that make a statement will be big in the coming year. We’re going to see more metallics, including copper and brushed brass, with and […]

From the HighCraft Design Studio: 2019 Color Trends

Pantone Color Institute, an international authority on color trends, announced their top picks for home interior color palettes for 2019 – and HighCraft designers Jill, Danette and Katie share a few thoughts about next year’s predictions. Pantone’s forecasted “Cravings” collection (above) tempts the taste buds with culinary-inspired hues that “draw upon memorable sensory experiences,” including […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mudrooms Keep Houses Tidy

Today’s April showers will bring May flowers … and the dirty job of cleaning wet paws, boots and jackets before they hit our clean floors and furniture. A mudroom creates a practical buffer between the indoors and outdoors, and it provides smart storage, a way to contain messes, and a convenient place for pet supplies […]

Home Safety Tips for Seniors

The desire to live independently as we age is a common goal for many. Whether you’re an older adult living on your own, or you care for an elderly parent in your home, it’s important to create the safest living space possible for you and the ones you love. Here are some suggested tips and […]