Mold, rot, and brown spots on your drywall? We don’t sell services that people don’t need at Colorado Living Space, but sometimes its better to fix a leak before things get real bad. Some new builds in colorado are getting built without drip edges and no waterproofing around the window. Such was the case in this Longmont home.
This window sports mold, rot, wet insulation, a swollen window sill, and crumbling drywall. Now, it has a new finish complete with texture match on the drywall, a fixed roof drainage problem and sealed siding on the outside.
We raised the roof on this farmhouse in order to replace blue ground to roof posts with redwood. After that we installed the beam (front and center), installed other posts to support existing (and weak) 2×6 beam, and installed joists as well as the stairs.
The 12′ staircase complete with railing and balusters dramatized the entrance to the deck 36′ redwood deck. I’ve zoomed in on the outside of the railing to show the exterior detail of the cedar trim, railing, balusters, and posts. If the color looks funny, it is. The homeowner insisted on Cedar colored stain on redwood, stained some of it before installation. If Redwood, used natural stain!
Colorado Living Space does decks.
We don’t often do bathrooms, but when we do, we like the outcome.
We reframed a closet to the left and framed down the ceiling to level, and set the tub. Then we tiled the shower with a cut out for soap, and a corner shelf (pic mid) as well as a back bench (seen in R pic).
We installed a window (pic left), set the rustic wood tile on the floor and tiled behind what will be the toilet as well as the vanity. Then, we accented the white tile with the darker color wall.
Demo (cover pic) included punching holes in the wall and taking out the original ceiling, which was flat. The frame was restructured (below) sistering broken rafters and including an 90 degree bend off angle from the existing ceiling making nice angles. This left essentially the same space in the attic for storage.
Then, we drywalled (pic 2) using the attic wall to reflect southern sun for the best lighting down on the studio space. (finish picture not shown)
Lafayette, CO // August 2015
Poured concrete pad (Pic 1). Frame. Then, COLS matched the house with hardie siding, trim and roof . Custom barn door and latch-work finishes the job well.
Pine Brook Hills, CO // March 2015
After COLS excavates the hillside, we begin work on this multifaceted stairway.
12″ square flagstone steps inset in 6×6 timber steps welcome you to the mountain home. The timber wall dramatizes the walkway and creates garden beds as you climb up to the deck.
Trex & Stone Patio
COLS extended the deck railing and trex deck to create a flagstone landing. Stones were cut to fit the timber patio edges.
Loveland, CO // February 2016
We replaced all dark trim and doors with white solid core doors and 4″ trim in this hallway. LED lights reflect off semigloss to brighten and “widen” narrow hallway.
Mead, CO // January 2015
This family wanted to host internationals. Their basement became a space to house students and travelers year round.
Stage 1: Showing you framing of shelves (Pic 2), drop ceilings (Pic 3), and our 2-3 coat door painting process before door hang (Pic 4-5).
Stage 2: After painting, tile gets set in bath and kitchen. Lights and window sills are installed. Trim is applied to make way for carpet.
Stage 3 (detail): I’ve focused in on some sill, shelf, and tub details here.
Stage 3 (general): Notice the hallway lines, clean tile, warm carpet, drop ceiling, trim and kitchenette. When we arrive it was a 2,400 ft open square space.
Niwot, CO // July 2015
John and Mim wanted us to match this staircase…
… on the side of the deck where bushes grew.
2 Days later, they had matching stairs (with unstained deck boards).
Somerset in Niwot, CO // June 2014
L to R: Shows intial stages of laying foundational layers and setting initial course with flagstone steps (Pic 1 & 3). COLS loves to integrate finished looks into natural edges (see patio to boulders in Pic 4). COLS loves to catch the eye with offset patterns (Pic 5).
L to R: Finished product shows raised patio, outdoor kitchen, planters, and bar all integrated into the home and landscape (done by GreenPro).