Home Remodeling Tips & Ideas


How Denver’s Housing Shortage Is Impacting the Home Remodeling Market

There’s no question that Denver’s real estate market is booming and shows no signs of slowing down. Low inventory has been an issue within Denver’s housing market since 2011, and the current market is also being driven by strong buyer demand, as there was a 2.4 percent increase in the number of homes sold in […]

Adding a Second Story to a Craftsman Bungalow: 6 Things to Know

There’s something special about a craftsman bungalow. Maybe it’s the intricate woodwork, the exposed rafter tails, the iconic dormers, or simply the high-quality design that makes them so popular. Even with so many other styles of home available, craftsman bungalows continue to be a favorite with homeowners. While some parts of the country have more […]

Smart Home Upgrades

Beyond Alexa: Modernizing Your Remodel with Smart Home Technology “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like, design is how it works” ~ Steve Jobs

Second Story vs. Ground Level Addition: What’s Best for Historic Homes?

Remodeling a historic home can be an exciting challenge for homeowners. When it comes to expanding your unique space, though, which is better? Adding a second story or a ground-level addition? Here, we share comparisons to consider when considering a second story vs. ground level addition to your historic home.  Why Renovate a Historic Home? […]

How to Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Space in 2021

After 2020, where many of us spent much more time at home, we’ve all found a much deeper appreciation for the great outdoors. Why not bring more of the outdoors — and more space — into your home design, with upgraded outdoor living spaces? Below, we’re sharing some of the best outdoor living trends we’re […]

13 Historic Home Features Worth Preserving

Remodeling a historic home is an exciting undertaking with tons of possibilities to breathe new life into remarkable (and much older) features. It can also come with many limitations, restrictions, and questions. At Factor Design Build, we understand the ins and outs of fixing up historic homes. That’s why we’re sharing our thoughts on historic […]

Energy Efficient Home Improvements: 10+ Pro Tips

Winter is finally here, which means it’s time to break out the bulky sweaters, long coats, and snow boots to keep warm while you’re outside. But what about keeping warm while you’re inside? That’s where it gets a bit trickier, and energy efficient home improvements make a difference.  It’s estimated that people will spend an […]

How to Share a Home Office with Kids

  As COVID-19 cases continue to increase rapidly, many schools across the country have begun reverting back to virtual learning environments. For many parents, that means finding a space in the home for remote learning. Or, even more challenging and frustrating, you have to share a home office with kids.  No matter your unique situation, […]

9 Expert Design Tips for Your Home Office

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the US, and businesses started working remotely, most people thought the solution would be temporary. Flash forward to today, and a large chunk of the US labor force — about 24 percent — is still working remotely. Some businesses have even made working from home permanent, virtually eliminating the […]

Employee Spotlight: PJ Landry, Project Manager

Meet PJ Landry, Project Manager Factor Design Build is unique in a number of ways. But at the end of the day, it all comes down to one thing: the people. Every member of the Factor team shares a passion for creating inspired spaces that improve people’s lives.  Meet PJ Landry, a project manager for […]