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Yes, it’s that time again—you need to think creatively about what to do for Mother’s Day. While dinner out is nice, it’s also hard to get a table and choosing a restaurant she will like (especially if she is a good cook herself!) can sometimes be a nightmare. Flowers and a card are traditional, but nothing special. We suggest something unusual, practical, and sure to please: give her the services of General Contractors in Fort Collins, maybe with a new remodeled space.

Here are a few of our recommendations on how she might use your thoughtful gift:

  • If she always chooses to sit in the sunny window when you do take her out for lunch, we suggest the gift of a sunroom or patio enclosure addition. That way she can “get out” in the sun earlier this year, her heart—and body—warmed on a regular basis by your thoughtful gift.
  • Then there is that room in her older home that she avoids in winter because the picture window is old and drafty. You know you should do something about it, so connect with us and let’s renovate that room for her. Tell her how much you’re going to enjoy imagining her curled up on the couch, possibly beside a brand-new fireplace, looking out that airtight new picture window at all the changing seasons.
  • Or perhaps her bathroom is just not large enough for all the “necessities,” or she could really use a retrofit of the bathroom to accommodate her less flexible body. We can suggest some renovations that will make each morning easier for her, as well as some luxuries she might enjoy, such as in floor heating or a walk in tub.

So think beyond flowers or dinner and purchase a truly practical gift to celebrate your mother on her special day and maybe treat her with a new remodeled space. Contact us today to discuss how we can help!

One of the last places in the home many people think about remodeling is their garage. We all have lots of “stuff” and it often sprawls over the garage. But with the huge variety of products available today for finishing the floor and installing storage space, getting your Fort Collins garage remodeling done by a professional will provide storage solutions you might never have considered.

But first things first. Think about the floor. If your garage floor is like most, it is concrete and stained and maybe cracked and worn. It really needs an update. There are so many solutions these days that it might be difficult to pick the right one for you. Some options available include:

  • Paint the floor. Sounds pretty simple, but it won’t hold up very long and might not be worth the time and effort.
  • Epoxy paint the floor. This coating can last for decades. It’s more labor intensive, but can be done over a couple of days, considering the drying time involved. It consists of prepping the floor surface, coating with an epoxy and scattering paint or quartz chips over the surface. It’s easy to do team logos or other designs with this type of coating.
  • If your floor is in bad shape, a concrete overlay might be the best solution. A thin layer of concrete is laid directly over the old surface. Colorants and embossed designs can be added and the new surface can be polished or epoxy coated after the proper curing time.

After dealing with the floor, it’s time to consider storage options. Everything from ceiling and wall hanging racks to specialized storage units to conventional cabinetry can be used to corral your tools, your sports equipment or your kid’s toys. For instance, you can find numerous lift systems that raise your bicycle, canoe, kayak or ladder from floor to ceiling with ease. This frees up floor space and increases the storage capacity in your garage. A little research will show you more items than you can possibly imagine. The next trick will be remembering to put all your gear away in it’s proper place after you use it!

If you are ready to consider options for a Fort Collins garage remodeling, contact us to brainstorm the best products for your storage needs. The design possibilities are almost endless but the storage space you create will make you wonder why you didn’t do it years ago.