Friday, October 18, 2019

Miramonte Ranch is a project that I was a lead designer on. This was started in 1997 and to this day I still work with the owner and we are constantly revamping the ranch! This beautiful ranch is located in Southwest Colorado just West of Telluride. 







Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Changing Housing Market

Here is a very insightful article that I found about how our housing market is changing and how the younger generation is shaping the future of property owning. Click on the link below!

Millennials and Gen Z

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Interview With A Caregiver

I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with a former employee of Hewlett Packard and ask him a few questions on his current housing situation. John is currently working as a caregiver for my father and owns a home in Fort Collins. I asked him what the housing market was like when he purchased his home 25 years ago and how he sees it changing. To simply put it, he believes that less is best. I questioned him on if he sees tiny homes as something that the younger generation should invest in. His answer was that because they are smaller, they are more affordable for people in their late twenties and early thirties because the price of big houses are skyrocketing. As stated earlier, the less material possession, the happier and more stable you will be.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Personalize Your Home!

Having trouble finding what to put in your newly purchased home? I love the furniture from B&S Trading and Pendelton! Links to both companies after the pictures!




Pendelton Rugs

Saturday, February 23, 2019

How to use this Blog!

FYI - scroll down to bottom of page and where it says “Home” use arrows to retrieve each post. 

Friday, February 22, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: A MUST DO FOR THE LATEST! WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE INTERNATIONAL BUILDER SHOW IN LAS VEGAS FEB. 19-21.....

Las Vegas Show

Even though it snowed in Las Vegas, the show must go on and it did.  For those interested in what the professionals attended, enjoy this email that was sent to me.  And of course comment!!!!

Monday, February 18, 2019

THE AGING HOME AND AGING RESIDENTS - SOLUTIONS TO STAYING AT HOME

The aging population is growing and families are searching for solutions including housing for their seniors who want to remain in their homes and not go to an institution. There are numerous possibilities available for positive solutions that need consideration before making important decisions.  It is best to make these decisions in advance of a health issue demanding quick decisions!

Designing solutions make good sense.  With these design options, planning with a budget and how to implement them makes even better sense! Remodeling bathrooms, as is usually the case, to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers for use of toilet and showering needs, is typically high on the "To Do" list. Researching remodeling contractors for design/build options including the costs has huge benefits.  This is a smart move.  And it is time to face reality about the aging issues in advance.

Obvious changes include no area rugs in traffic pattern areas.  Non slip flooring is a must. Grab bars are important. Good lighting for reading and ambiance are easy fixes. Upgrading the home with materials, plumbing, lighting, HVAC, insulation, window and door replacements as needed are just some of the areas to be considered for safety and comfort. Did I mention NO STAIRS?

Staying at home is possible and preferrable.  Make it a WIN WIN with a home that accomodates aging well!

Jeanne Cloos




Tuesday, February 12, 2019

RIGHT HOME COMPANY

A perfect solution for creating a classic home design from a company of seasoned professionals who have come up with an affordable way to rebuild in an Old Town setting or create a new urban community of timeless classics! Click on this link and review the numerous plans that are offered!

Right Home Company

WOODHOUSE Timberframe

Great solution for a home at less than 2,000 sq, ft. and can be shipped and placed on your ready foundation. The team at WOODHOUSE partner with you and your builder to make this a reality!
Endless possibilities for exterior finishes to create the ideal look for urban, rural or resort living!

TimberFrame

TIMBERPEG Post & Beam

Nestled in the woods on a sloping lot, this popular cabin plan is charming!  The finishes are wonderful with wood garage door featuring arched windows and the same accent stain finish on the entry door and window trim adds the appropriate design detail. Perhaps you think these details are minor but they are major in creating this appeal! The classic color combination of graphite gray and golden tan and roofing material blending in with the siding color gets raving reviews!

KOHLER Plumbing

Great idea for wheelchair accessibility

https://ideas.kohler.com/kohlerideas#crl8-bd5abf26-9c18-465d-87aa-8c60b08e9911

ELDORADO STONE

Here is another great place to check out. ElDorado Stone does not need a foundation to put up like real stone. No weight issue so makes it convenient for interior or exterior design.

http://eldoradostone.com/

NANAWALL


This is a great place to start looking at the possibilities for outdoor living! I love nanawall
https://www.nanawall.com/?utm_source=nanowall_com&utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=redirect

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Tiny Homes a popular trend in 2019

TINY HOMES: 

What is all of this enthusiasm for Tiny Homes?  Obviously because they are efficient, affordable and that is enough.  With the cost of housing becoming a national issue for many Americans, the Tiny House concept has taken off.  Why go in such debt for housing? 


Smaller spaces make sense.  They work.