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 […]

3 Steps for Choosing the Right Contractor

In our last post “How to Spot a Bad Contractor,” we identified some potential red flags to look for before you start your home remodeling or new construction project. It’s a good idea to read that post before diving into today’s related topic: contractor compatibility. At this point in the planning process, you may have […]

How to Spot a Bad Contractor

It’s important to feel comfortable with your home builder. With so many contractors to choose from, you want to be sure the one you welcome into your home is highly reputable. According to the Better Business Bureau, complaints against home improvement and repair contractors are among the most common consumer complaints received. Reports range from […]

8 Creative Bathroom Mirror Ideas

A HighCraft bathroom remodel was hand-picked by the editors at Houzz.com for a story on their popular site. Bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes, and that can lead to some fun, and also to some frustrating, dilemmas. If you’re having trouble coming up with the right bathroom mirror, try reflecting on the following out-of-the-ordinary […]

5 Remodeling Trends for 2018

If you resolve to update your home in the New Year, here are FIVE interior design and remodeling trends that might inspire your projects in 2018.   COLORFUL, HIGH CONTRAST PALETTES People are growing tired of gray and beige, so get ready to see some bold color choices in 2018. Paint industry giants Sherwin Williams, […]