Entries by Josh

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 […]

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5 Ways COVID Will Change the Future of Home Design

It’s not uncommon to see home design trends change and evolve over the years. Changes in the world – even pandemics throughout history – will always affect how homes are designed. When we look at 2020, we’re experiencing significant changes from the COVID-19 pandemic, altering virtually everything we do — how we work, shop, eat, […]

Denver Historic Home Remodeling: 3 Things to Expect

Denver has grown exponentially since its foundation as a gold mining town in 1858. While much has changed since then, many of the homes built in the late 19th and early 20th century still stand today. Distinct character makes it easy to fall in love with Denver’s historic homes, but living in one does present […]

Basement Finishing in Denver: 4 Things to Know

Remodeling your basement can be a wise investment, not only for the impact on your home’s value but also because more usable space increases your family’s overall happiness.  Here are four things you need to know before launching a basement finishing project in Denver.  What Affects the Cost of a Basement Project?  The first question […]

What Is True Design Build?

What Is True Design Build?   One of the biggest questions we get at Factor Design Build is, “What is true design build?”  In its truest form, design build is a seamless process in which everyone involved with a home remodeling project is on the same team. Everything is connected from start to finish – from […]

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Josh Fiester Featured in the News

Josh Fiester, co-founder and CEO at Factor Design Build is a design build industry expert with more than 12 years of experience managing large-scale commercial and residential projects. Recognized by Professional Remodeler’s Magazine as a member of the “Forty Under 40” award recipients, Josh Fiester was recognized for his outstanding leadership in the remodeling industry. […]

Factor Feature: The Ultimate Boulder Backyard Makeover

Factor Design Build was recently featured in 5280, Denver’s Mile High Magazine. The backyard makeover helped to transform the house and the outdoor space into somewhere people would want to hang out. “It created a nice, big space for the family and their guests to hang out in,” says Josh Fiester, Factor’s co-founder and CEO.

How to Reorganize Your Rooms to Improve Mental Health

While many states are working on reopening from the shelter in place order, we all have learned the importance of our home these past few weeks. We’ve learned the importance of having quiet space, play space, home offices, and more. But if you are wondering how to reorganize to improve mental well-being, we have some […]

Employee Spotlight: Mike Anderson, Project Manager

Meet Mike Anderson, 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.  Mike Anderson, one of our project managers, […]

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Cherry Creek Lifestyle Feature Piece

Factor Design Build was recently featured in Cherry Creek Lifestyle Magazine. This story focuses on an amazing project we recently completed on Bellaire Street. We are always thrilled to share our work with our community because we are proud of each project. Each project helps improve people’s lives and that is always our ultimate goal!  […]

Design Inspiration: Where to Start

As we continue to navigate sheltering in place and social distancing, you may be starting to realize that there are some areas in your home that could use some attention. Maybe you’re dreaming of a new playroom for the kids, a master suite for you, a quiet home office, or a kitchen remodel for family […]

Employee Spotlight: Brianna McCaffrey, Designer

Meet Brianna McCaffrey, Designer  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.  Brianna McCaffrey, one of our creative designers, is […]

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Faces of Local Design Build I 5280 Magazine

Factor Design Build was recently featured in the Faces of Denver issue of 5280 Magazine. We were excited to be listed as the Face of Local Design Build.  We are always thrilled to share our work with our community because we are proud of each project. Each project helps improve people’s lives and that is […]

4 Questions To Start A Home Office Remodel

With businesses working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been hearing many people considering a home office remodel. And if you don’t have an office space at your home, you may be wishing you did right now! This space in your home is a sanctuary at times and becomes very important. While this room […]

5 Tips for Social Distancing with Your Children

With the recent closures many schools, Colorado parents are feeling overwhelmed trying to remain productive with kids in the house. Social distancing with your children and staying productive may seem impossible. But there is a way to make this time useful for you and your children. 1) Make a (flexible) schedule. You don’t want these […]

4 Tips For Remodeling A Kid’s Room

Starting a remodeling process is always difficult. There are a lot of questions and decisions that need to be made. But when you’re remodeling your child’s room, you may have even more questions. How do you pick a theme, the furniture, and everything else when there is a small voice with an important opinion too? […]