About Paul Bilbro

Before I even knew how to spell “artisan,” I loved building things and the more I built, the more I discovered my natural talent for it. So when it came time for college it was easy for me to choose my major, and before I could say “granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances,” I was the proud recipient of a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. After working for a few companies specializing in hospital and office-building construction, I felt a bit uneasy, as if I’d made a mistake. Then I realized why: I didn’t become a contractor to work in boring brick buildings. I became a contractor to improve the lives of homeowners, to turn their dreams into realities, to transform their houses into homes. So I got my general contractor’s license, started Artisan Remodeling and Repair, and the rest is history.

Top 7 Bathroom Design Trends of 2018

Top 7 Bathroom Design Trends of 2018

Top 7 Bathroom Design Trends of 2018

2018 is here and it’s time to give your bathroom a new look. Here are the top bathroom design trends of 2018 that you need to incorporate.

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Was your new year’s resolution to upgrade your bathroom? Great! That was our resolution, too!

But a new year means new trends. Trends are constantly changing in every category of life: home improvement, health and fitness, fashion and everything else you could possibly think of.

So what does this mean for your 2018 bathroom remodel? It means that before you begin, it would be in your best interest to catch up on some of the most recent bathroom design trends!

Lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of the seven most recent bathroom design trends and we’re sharing them with you!

Keep reading for more trends!

1. Marble Everything

From walls to sinks to accent fixtures, marble is all the rage these days. This is great in accent pieces or complete walls.

The great […]

4 Tips for Designing Your New Bathroom

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Design and Remodel Your Dream Bathroom

The bathroom is the most popular room in the home for remodeling, and it’s easy to see why. You spend most of your time in your bathroom while you’re getting ready to head out into the world to face your day, and being surrounded by a room that’s beautiful and efficient can get you off to a good start.

If you’re considering a bathroom remodel in Fort Collins, you need to take the time to get the design right and work with a contractor who can deliver the bathroom of your dreams. Here are a few tips to consider as you approach the design of your new bathroom.

1. Start With Your Countertop and Floor Choices

The tile you have underfoot and the countertop on which you spread out all your grooming products will affect the way you feel about your bathroom every time you step inside, so start here […]

Renovation: Where to Start

getting the most from your home renovation projectYour renovation project may very well be guided by how much you can spend; however, even with a small budget your home will offer many areas where you can improve the feel, appearance, and value of the residence.

Homeowners with a large budget may choose the kitchen or bathrooms first, since those rooms offer a boost in usability for the average family who spends a lot of time gathered in the kitchen each day. A small budget might warrant a look at cosmetic improvements or replacing features like kitchen cabinet doors, hardware, and fixtures.

Getting a Return on Investment (ROI)

You might be motivated to conduct a renovation based upon the need to improve the home’s value in advance of selling or taking out a home equity line of credit. According to “U.S. News,” some renovations are classic investment projects while other projects are best suited for homeowners who don’t plan to move for several years.

Interestingly, […]

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Basement Remodeling Tips to Help You Avoid Mistakes and Pittfalls

Avoiding Basement Remodel Mistakes and Blunders

basic basement remodeling tips to help you avoid common mistakes and pitfallsTo add more square feet onto the average house, many homeowners today look down instead of up or out, and this means finishing a basement. The dark, scary, and cobweb-ridden basements of yesterday are nothing like today’s awesome entertainment spaces, extra bedrooms, and playrooms.

Basement Mistakes and Project Enthusiasm

However, if you get too excited about your remodeling and improvement project, you might fall victim to some common basement mistakes. Transforming your wet, dirty basement into a warm and inviting space requires planning and talks with your contractor about items like code, insulation, structural integrity, and the threat of water.

Seems complex and overwhelming, but a good plan will make any significant and complicated basement remodeling project run like clockwork.

Meeting the Challenges of a Basement Remodel

Canadian home improvement tipster Steve Maxwell suggests that many challenges of basement remodeling aren’t “obvious” when you first look at improving […]

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New Bathroom Trends in the Home

new bathroom trendsOver the past century, Americans started “hanging out” in the kitchen instead of formal living rooms, and a culture of standing around the center island was born. In the past decade, the allure of a spa-like bathroom filled with comfort and style has emerged as another popular area for relaxation and enjoyment.

Busy professionals and stay-at-home parents alike have started to look forward to time spent soaking in a tub after a hard day of work at the office – or in the home. Whether you’re interested in a completely new bathroom or just a few enhancements, the new world of bathroom remodeling offers several beautiful and enjoyable trends.

Let the Light Shine In

New Bathroom Trends Create Beautiful Bathrooms

While every bathroom doesn’t lend itself to massive windows and gorgeous skylights, significant remodeling of today’s bathrooms often includes discussions of enhancing natural light. Squinting into a mirror in the morning under the bright gaze of a fluorescent […]

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