winter remodeling fort collinsYes, it’s the middle of winter, and the colder weather has probably put a stop to your remodeling project —at least the ones that involve working outdoors. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be thinking ahead. Why not get a jump-start on spring? Take time now, to walk around the house, or look out your windows, and dream big….

  • Sure, you’ve got a lovely living room, with a fireplace keeping you warm on these cold evenings, but the linoleum on the floor has developed an unintended—and unattractive—pattern of burn marks over the years. Is it time to consider upgrading your living room…perhaps some beautiful distressed wood floors, with an elegant polished-stone apron in front of that nice warm fireplace?
  • Yes, you have your grill tucked away for the winter, but where does it live in warmer weather? Rather than have it taking over part of your well-manicured lawn, why not construct an outdoor cooking space, complete with a nice seating area or bar your friends can lean against—and set their drinks upon—while you are grilling?
  • Watching your cat stare out the kitchen window, twitching her tail as she sees birds at the feeders, you realize that it might be a lot of fun to see her watching fish swim around in that abandoned backyard fishpond you’ve been carefully ignoring for the past three years. Whether it’s simply a matter of fixing a leak, or replacing the entire system, it would be very nice to enjoy all of your yard, come spring….

Whatever you’re envisioning, we can help you make it happen. Believe it or not, midwinter is an excellent time to contact us and begin the planning process. We would not want to get between you and your fireplace, but once the weather is warm enough to enjoy time outdoors, we can be ready to step in and transform that outdated living room floor. If you contact us now, we will be primed to “spring forward” with your remodeling project, be it your outdoor kitchen or abandoned pond, the moment temperatures remain high enough for us to pour the concrete. So contact us about your midwinter dream, and we will help you make it come true.

Home Remodeling Company in Fort Collins COIt seems like the trend these days is do-it-yourself. Home improvement shows on television make everything look easy, and the commercials for hardware stores say they will help you get things done. But to be honest, not everyone has the time or the skills to DIY, as this story we came across will show. If this sounds familiar to you, let a home remodeling company in Fort Collins help you out.

A young, ambitious couple just moved into their first house, and decided they wanted to install a set of pull-down steps to provide easier access to the attic. They cut the hole for the stairs, and couldn’t believe how well their first major project was going. The husband went up in the attic to secure the stair frame to the joists, while the wife stood underneath the stairs holding it in place. Once the husband finished securing the frame, he called down to the Mrs. to pull on the cord and release the stairs so he could get out of the attic. The cord wouldn’t budge for some reason, and after a minute she discovered that the stairs had been nailed shut to keep them from coming open during shipping. Panic set in as they realized the husband was trapped in the attic with the only hammer they owned, so there was no way to pull the nails out and let the stairs down. Now, this couple could have borrowed a neighbor’s hammer or even run to the store to get another one, but th ey ended up calling 911 to have the local emergency squad rescue them from their first home improvement project.

Some people just aren’t handy, or don’t have time to tackle the projects they would like to do around the house. Whether you have some little jobs that need to be taken care of, or you’re planning a big project like a bathroom or kitchen remodel, contact us. We’re licensed, insured, and we guarantee you will be satisfied with our work, without any embarrassing stories to tell.

sun room design fort collinsAs temperatures start to drop across Colorado, we can look forward to spending more time gathering with friends and family in our homes for holiday parties and festive meals.

But of course, with our extra guests comes the need for extra space, which is why a sunroom could be the perfect addition to your home.  Here are a few reasons why:

  • Sunrooms add valuable square footage to your home, as well as much-needed space for when guests gather at the holiday season.  For large meals like Thanksgiving, you can use your sunroom as a bonus dining area.  That way, you’ll be sure to comfortably fit in every single person on your guest list.
  • Sunrooms (not surprisingly!) let in a tremendous amount of natural light, which you’ll appreciate even more during the shorter, darker winter months.  More sunlight also means added natural warmth in your home, and for those who miss getting to spend more time outdoors, a sunroom can be a relaxing spot to soak up some rays.
  • Sunrooms can be the perfect place for a homework area, reading nook, or home office.  Because it’s a flexible space, your sunroom has the ability to grow and change with the needs of your family.

As with any remodeling project in Fort Collins, you can count on the experience and expertise of Artisan Remodeling and Repair to build you the sunroom of your dreams.  Contact us to learn more about our family owned and operated business, and to see examples of our work from throughout Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor.

 

General Contractor Fort Collins CO
[dropcap color=”” boxed=”no” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]H[/dropcap]ave you decided it’s the perfect time to complete that kitchen or bath remodel? Are you looking for reliable general contractors in Fort Collins? If so, narrowing down your search can prove to be a bit challenging. Trusting the wrong contractor can end in disaster. The person may not complete the job to satisfaction, or the project might cost much more than estimated. Fortunately, there are ways to avert these types of situations.

Here are three tips to help you find general contractors in Fort Collins.

1. Get references. Even if a contractor appears trustworthy and professional, ask for a couple of references. Were these customers satisfied with the job? Did they have any complaints? Use this information to help you make a sound decision. We have a long list of happy customers who are always happy to speak to potential clients like yourself.

2. Contact the BBB. If there are unresolved complaints about the contractor, your local Better Business Bureau may have a record. Research the company to make sure you’re working with a reputable contractor. Click here to see our BBB profile: We’re “A” Rated!

3. Verify the contractor’s license. Only work with a licensed contractor. This ensures that he has the skills and credentials to complete your job. Contact your state’s Department of Consumer Affairs to conduct a license search. We happy to say we’re licensed in Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Johnstown, and Larimer County.

So are you one of those people who spends the winter skiing in their shorts, or heads outside in January without remembering the hat and gloves? Do you dread the heat of summer more than a visit from your maiden aunt, with her tinny voice and huge opinions?

Well, we have a cool answer for you: escape the heat of summer with a basement remodeling Fort Collins! You might be amazed to know that the basic temperature of the earth, just a few feet below the surface, is a cool 55 degrees. That’s why your basement is usually the coolest room in your house in summer, and we think that being able to spend as much of a hot summer as possible in that cool spot is a grand idea.

Here are some other reasons why you might want to renovate your dark, windowless basement for cool summer living.

  • Are you a photographer? Build a darkroom into your basement and have the perfect excuse to take pictures all winter and spend the summer developing and printing them in cool comfort.
  • Do you exist for the next Start Trek movie? You can create an awesome movie screening room without worrying about the need to cover up all the windows.
  • Set up a subterranean bar, and no one can see what’s really going on when your friends come over for a drink at any time of the day or night.
  • You can pretend not to hear the doorbell when your maiden aunt comes visiting, and she won’t be able to find you by looking through all the windows.

So contact us today and let’s discuss all the cool things you want to do in your renovated basement this summer. Don’t worry, we won’t mind coming down to the basement—no matter what its condition is like right now—for the discussion.