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Save Money on Bathroom Remodeling in Denver By Avoiding These Mistakes


September 20, 2017

Many homeowners think they don’t have a big enough budget to remodel their bathroom, but that may not be the case. You don’t have to have an astronomical budget in order to get the job done—especially if you know how to avoid certain mistakes that could end up costing you money. Save money on bathroom remodeling in Denver by avoiding these common mistakes:

Choosing the Wrong Flooring

At some point in the remodeling process, you will need to decide what type of flooring you want to install in your bathroom. Don’t base this decision off of looks alone. The flooring material that you choose must be water resistant, otherwise you will end up having to replace it rather quickly, which means you will have to invest even more money into the bathroom. Which flooring material should you choose? Many homeowners go with porcelain or ceramic tile in the bathroom since these are known for their water resistance. See the top 7 bathroom flooring options.

Starting With Your Bathroom

Are you remodeling all of the bathrooms in your home? If so, start with the kids’ or guest room bathroom instead of doing yours first. You will learn a lot during your first remodeling project and you may even wish that you did a few things differently. If you start with another bathroom in your home, you can learn from this experience so you know exactly what to do when it’s time to remodel your master bathroom.

Plan Ahead of Time

Meet with your remodelers prior to beginning and plan exactly what you want to do with your bathroom. Make sure that whatever you plan for is within your budget—then stick to it. If you don’t plan ahead, you could end up losing track of how much you’re spending or making rushed decisions that you’re not completely happy with.

Keep the Plumbing As Is

Many people decide to move their toilet or sink to the other side of the bathroom, which involves reworking the pipes. Keep the existing pipes in your bathroom right where they are unless it’s absolutely necessary to relocate them. Moving the plumbing can eat up a lot of your budget, which is why it’s best to avoid this if you don’t have to do it.

Always Choosing the Most Expensive Option

Some people think that the most expensive option is always the best option, but that’s not always true. For example, designer paints will cost more per gallon than non-designer paints. But, will you be able to tell the difference once the walls have been painted? Probably not—so don’t make the mistake of paying more for designer paint just because of the brand.

Now that you know the most common mistakes you need to avoid, are you ready to remodel your bathroom? If so, it’s time to contact the remodeling professionals. At S.F. Inc., we value each and every one of our relationships with our clients. To get started on your remodel or to learn more about our services, contact us by calling 303-210-5991 or emailing info@sf-inc.net.
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Signs It’s Time For A Denver Bathroom Remodel


September 13, 2017

Are you trying to decide if it’s time for a Denver bathroom remodel? Some homeowners simply decide to remodel when they’re ready for a change while others wait until it’s absolutely necessary. How do you know when it’s time? Look for these signs:

Ready to Sell

Homeowners who are thinking about putting their home up for sale should definitely consider remodeling. Potential buyers often pay close attention to the bathrooms, so if something looks outdated or damaged, this could make it much more difficult to sell your home. On the other hand, remodeling your bathroom can increase the value of your home if you choose high-end materials such as granite or marble.

Mold

If you start to notice green or black patches in the shower or any other area within the bathroom, this could be a sign of mold. If the mold is a serious issue, you will need to take action to remove it from your walls anyways, so this would be a good time to remodel.

Running Out of Space

Some people can get by with very little storage space in the bathroom, while others need much more. If you are struggling to find a spot for your towels and toiletries, it may be time to consider a remodel. Work with a team of professionals that can design a new layout for your bathroom that includes more storage space. You may be able to add storage space—for example, with recessed shelving—without having to increase the size of the bathroom. Learn how to create recessed shelving in a wall.

Visible Damage

Take a long, hard look at your bathroom. Is the paint peeling off of the walls? Are there chips in the countertops or shower tiles? Are tiles loose on the floor? If there are visible signs of damage in your bathroom, it’s a good time to remodel.

Changing Needs

The bathroom that was once perfect for you may no longer fit your needs as your lifestyle changes. For example, it’s possible that you will have kids and will want to remodel the bathroom to make it more kid-friendly. If an elderly parent moves in, you may want to add a walk-in tub or widen the door to make the bathroom wheelchair accessible. As your needs change, so should your bathroom.

Leaky Fixtures

The plumbing in your bathroom may start to leak as it gets older and begins to deteriorate. If the faucet, toilet, or showerhead in your bathroom starts to leak, this could be a sign of a minor issue, but it could also indicate that the plumbing needs to be replaced. When plumbing starts to go bad, it’s a good time to remodel the bathroom so you can install new pipes and update the rest of the room all at once.

Ready to remodel your bathroom? If so, it’s time to contact the remodeling professionals. At S.F. Inc., we value each and every one of our relationships with our clients. To get started on your remodel or to learn more about our services, contact us by calling 303-210-5991 or emailing info@sf-inc.net.
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Different Styles to Consider For A Kitchen Remodel in Denver


September 6, 2017

Remodeling gives you the opportunity to completely change the look and feel of your kitchen. But before choosing the layout, flooring, countertops, or appliances, it’s important to choose the style so this can guide the rest of your decisions. Here are some of the most popular styles that you should consider for your kitchen remodel in Denver:

Modern

Modern kitchens are characterized by clean lines, sleek stainless silver appliances, and matte finishes. Most modern kitchens are designed with neutral colors such as white, black, gray, and dark brown. Because the modern style is synonymous with minimalism, you won’t have to worry about details such as accessorizing the kitchen or finding unique hardware for the cabinets and drawers.

Tuscan

Travel to Tuscany every time you step foot into your kitchen with this Italian-inspired design style. To achieve the Tuscan look, focus on using warm colors and natural, earth-colored stones. Italians are known for their love of cooking, and they often view the kitchen as the heart of their home. For this reason, it’s important to design an open floor plan that is inviting if you want to embrace the Tuscan design style. This way, your guests can gather around you in the kitchen as you whip together a meal that everyone will enjoy.

Cottage

Cottage kitchens are usually described as cute, cozy, and comfortable. This is the perfect style for people who love to collect unique pieces from flea markets and vintage shops since the cottage style is a bit more eclectic than others. When designing your cottage kitchen, try to incorporate patterns, painted cabinets, and salvaged wood into your plans to nail the cottage look. Read 15 tips for a cottage-style kitchen.

Traditional

If you want a timeless kitchen, the traditional style is always the best choice. Traditional kitchens typically feature large islands, white-tiled backsplashes, pendant light fixtures, and cabinets with glass doors. Many homeowners even mix elements of other design styles into their traditional kitchens to create a look that’s all their own. For example, homeowners can incorporate a bit of the cottage design by choosing chairs with a fun printed fabric for the kitchen island. Another option would be to keep all of the traditional design elements, but use a black and white color scheme to incorporate the modern style.

Farmhouse

The farmhouse style is characterized by furniture-like cabinets, natural hardwood, wood beam ceilings, and primary colors. Farmhouse kitchens are usually open and inviting with plenty of room for people to sit while they help with the cooking or catch up with one another. One feature that’s often found in a farmhouse kitchen is an apron front sink, so don’t forget to add this to your plans if you want an authentic country look.

Ready to remodel your kitchen? If so, it’s time to contact the remodeling professionals. At S.F. Inc., we value each and every one of our relationships with our clients. To get started on your remodel or to learn more about our services, contact us by calling 303-210-5991 or emailing info@sf-inc.net.
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How to Make Your Bathroom Look Bigger With Bathroom Remodeling in Denver


August 30, 2017

Your bathroom should be your sanctuary, but it’s hard to relax in a space that’s cramped and crowded. Fortunately, there are countless ways to make your bathroom appear larger than its actual size. Create the illusion of a bigger bathroom with these tips for bathroom remodeling in Denver:

Shower Doors vs. Curtains

Plan on incorporating a shower with doors instead of using a shower curtain in your newly remodeled bathroom. A shower curtain visually cuts off the bathroom and makes it appear smaller and more compartmentalized, whereas transparent shower doors make the room appear larger. If you don’t have the budget for a shower with shower doors, then plan on using a sheer shower curtain to achieve the same look.

Furniture-Style Vanity

Vanities with a lot of cabinets can weigh the room down and make it appear smaller than it really is. To open up this small space, choose a furniture-style vanity that has open space underneath the countertop. If you’re concerned about losing storage space, place a few baskets in this open space where you can neatly store toiletries or rolled up towels. Read more tips for choosing a bathroom vanity.

Floating Vanity

Another way to increase the size of your bathroom is with a floating vanity, which is a vanity that doesn’t go all the down to the floor, so it appears to be floating in mid-air. The few inches of open space that you will have underneath a floating vanity will make a small bathroom look slightly bigger.

Add Mirrors

Most bathrooms have one mirror above the sink, but if you want to make the space seem bigger, consider adding a second mirror. The second mirror can go anywhere, but it’s best to place it on the longest wall of the room if you want to create the illusion of more space.

Light Colors

Light colors will make the bathroom seem larger, while dark colors will make it seem more cramped. Keep this in mind when choosing the wallpaper, paint, and flooring for your newly remodeled bathroom. If you want to incorporate a dark color into your bathroom’s color scheme, do so with towels or a floor rug. This will give you a pop of color without making the room feel smaller.

Recessed Shelves

It can be difficult to create a lot of storage space in a small bathroom, but it’s not impossible. Talk to your contractor about the possibility of building recessed shelves in between the studs in your bathroom wall. You can either keep these shelves open or add a door so you can keep them hidden from view. This is a great way to create more space for towels, extra toilet paper, and toiletries.  

Ready to remodel your bathroom to make it look larger? If so, it’s time to contact the remodeling professionals. At S.F. Inc., we value each and every one of our relationships with our clients. To get started on your remodel or to learn more about our services, contact us by calling 303-210-5991 or emailing info@sf-inc.net.
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Kitchen Remodel in Denver Trends in 2017


August 23, 2017

Remodeling is a great way to transform outdated kitchens that were designed decades ago. Before you begin planning your kitchen remodel in Denver, learn about the trends that are taking the interior design world by storm this year. Here’s a look at the top trends that you should incorporate into your new kitchen:

White and Gray Color Schemes

All white kitchens have had their time in the spotlight, but now the trend has evolved to include the color. A white and gray kitchen is much warmer and more inviting than an all white kitchen, so this is perfect for people who want a welcoming space.

Black Appliances

Silver appliances have been the go-to choice for the last several decades, but they may be waning in popularity. These days, homeowners are choosing sleek and modern black appliances over traditional silver appliances. Black appliances don’t stand out as much as silver appliances, so they won’t completely dominate the kitchen. There are also many stylish options—including an LG collection designed by famed interior designer Nate Berkus.

Quartz Countertops

Another kitchen staple that may be on the way out is granite, which is slowly being replaced in the interior design world by granite. According to Consumer Reports, quartz is more durable and resistant to scratches and heat than granite, which makes it ideal for the kitchen. It also looks very similar to granite, so it’s a great choice for people who love the look of granite, but want the most durable option available. See the countertop buying guide published by Consumer Reports.

Colorful Sinks

Many homeowners are choosing neutral colored walls, countertops, cabinets, and flooring in the kitchen, which may explain why colorful sinks are becoming more popular. Sinks are now available in a wide range of colors, including green, deep red, and navy blue. Choosing one of these sinks is the perfect way to add an unexpected pop of color to your otherwise neutral kitchen.

Apron Front Sinks

Speaking of sinks, another trend that has been increasing in popularity is the apron front sink. This type of sink has an eye-catching design that will make it the focal point of your kitchen. But it’s not just beautiful, it’s practical, too. Apron front sinks are much deeper than standard sinks, so cleaning up after dinner is much easier.

Copper Hoods

Homeowners have been embracing the open shelving concept, which means today’s kitchens don’t have many cabinets. A kitchen without a lot of cabinets may seem fairly empty, so it’s best to fill some of this space with a copper hood. A copper hood will definitely be the “wow factor” in your kitchen because of its striking beauty. It also instantly creates a warmer and more inviting atmosphere in the room.

Ready to remodel your kitchen? It’s time to contact the remodeling professionals. At S.F. Inc., we value each and every one of our relationships with our clients. To get started on your remodel or to learn more about our services, contact us by calling 303-210-5991 or emailing info@sf-inc.net.
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