Factor Feature: Houzz on How to Care for Pets & Children during a Remodel

Remodeling can be stressful for the entire family. Houzz put together a list of 14 easy ways you can prepare your kids and pets for a home remodel project. Factor Design Build was featured for their expertise in helping families and homeowners through the design and rebuild process.

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Factor Feature: Cherry Creek Lifestyle Magazine

Factor Design Build was recently featured in Cherry Creek Lifestyle Magazine. Josh Fiester, CEO & Co-Founder, spoke about the recently completed Hilltop-Farver project.  

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Factor named 5280 Home of the Year

Modern Design combined with Traditional Features transformed this Cheesman Park estate



At Factor Design Build, one of our biggest passions is to breathe new life into an old home. And that is just what we did with a Cheeseman Park estate this last year. We were thrilled to learn that 5280 Magazine loved the completed project so much they gave us the award of 2018 Home of the Year: Traditional. Check out the feature article complete with photos.

In the highlighted project, Factor Design Build teamed up with interior designer Beth Armijo to completely renovate this 8,000 square foot estate. Built in 1912, this Italian Renaissance-style home had shockingly only housed three families in the last 100+ years. But in those years, homeowners completed a number of DIY renovations and other updates that were not consistent with the period of the home. The 5280 articles jokes,

“her third level, last updated in 1972 [was] every bit the Brady Bunch set sprung to life.”

What did we have to do to turn over 100 years worth of aging into a functional, beautiful, family-friendly space? To start, the design build team took the home mostly down to the studs. For such an old house, it had a surprisingly open layout. In fact, one living space was so large, the family even decided to split it into two areas that were more comfortable.

After reimagining the floor plan, the team brought in more light with new windows, brought in updated plumbing and electrical, and modern heating and cooling. The team updated flooring, in some cases using Italian marble for a stately look. Once many of these essentials were in place, the team had the challenge of creating finishings that matched the existing, true-to-period 

finishings. Matching these details took incredible attention to detail, and our woodworking team knocked it out of the park. They made sure original and new components matched seamlessly.

One of the most stunning features of the renovation was the addition of pocket doors that echoed the design of the original, historical windows behind them. The team commented that this was quite the feat since the custom-made doors were 1,000 pounds each and 10 feet tall. Nonetheless, the effect was beautiful. Now where there was once one overwhelming living space, there are now two cozy spaces separated by pocket doors with custom glass matching the window silhouettes. This allows the areas to be as connected or closed off as the homeowners want them to be.

Other details that stayed true to the period were the clawfoot tub in the master bath, custom radiator covers, and reuse of the existing crystal chandelier. This chandelier had previously hung in the dining room and had 10,000 crystals that needed cleaning. After each crystal was carefully cleaned and the home was completed, the design team placed the chandelier in the entryway of the house.

Interior designer, Beth Armijo, took our vision to the end with clean, modern design. She used many of the families existing pieces and adding elements that flowed from room to room. You can see more of the exquisite interior design in the photographs in the 5280 article.

For a family needing to take this well-loved and outdated home and turn it into a functional and warm space that suited everyone, a renovation from Factor was just what they needed. We are so thankful that the homeowners, and 5280 Magazine, appreciates the work and we were honored to be a part of such a significant project. If you have a renovation project that would benefit from the seamless teamwork of the Factor Design Build team, please contact us today.

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Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Features Factor’s Impactful Work on a Forever Family Home in Golden

Factor Design Build Featured in Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine

The Factor Design Build team was proudly featured in Colorado’s leading home design and interior decorating resource, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles in an article entitled, “A Fateful Family Home in Golden.” The piece highlights Factor’s expansive renovation work on a mid-century style house in Golden’s Applewood neighborhood. The homeowners decided to make the move from their well-loved spot in Denver’s Highlands neighborhood upon discovering their family would grow from four to five in the coming year.

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Factor named as Best Design Build Firm by Denver Architect

Showcasing Factor Design Build’s Custom Homes in Denver and Boulder

Denver Architects’ website recently featured Factor Design Build in their article titled, “The Best Design-Build Firms in Denver.” Founders Josh Fiester and Kent Simpson and their complete construction team are continually growing Factor Design Build’s portfolio of homes, remodels, and renovations in the Denver metro and Boulder areas. A full-service design-build firm serving Colorado for over 30 years, the Factor Design Build crew is comprised of architects, carpenters, contractors, interior designers, and project managers. With projects ranging from urban lofts to old-world farmhouses, the team works on both residential and commercial construction.

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5280 Features Denver’s Premier Design-Build Firm in Recent Article

Factor Design Build is Featured in Denver’s 5280 Magazine

Factor Design Build was recently featured in the iconic Denver-based 5280 Magazine in an article titled, “The 5280 Home Guide To Denver’s Renovation Scene.” Highlighting Factor Design Build co-founder and CEO Josh Fiester, the article details the nuances of a recent home renovation done in collaboration with Boulder’s Studio 119. This project is centered on the modernization and expansion of a charming 1987 Craftsman kitchen, home to a growing family of five.

As the heart of your home, kitchens are always a rewarding project and a great place to start when updating your living space. The design-build specialists at Factor Design Build offer one-stop shopping for your entire remodel project including complete design and construction services overseen by staff project managers and lead carpenters.

In this 5280 Magazine feature, Fiester provides a rundown of the highly personalized design elements that make this downtown Boulder space an ideal renovation. The renovation is one of a kind and Fiester notes that some of the smartest design moves are strategically positioned out of sight—the microwave can be found in a drawer island, outlets are located on the bottoms of raised cabinets and USB ports are tucked into top drawers, awaiting drained devices.

Driven by the homeowners’ vision, this Factor Design Build remodel features two contrasting yet complementary tile choices for the kitchen backsplash. Above the main countertop and sink area, the design team chose a dark gray Capriccio tile backsplash from Ann Sacks. The design then leads to frosted glass cabinets followed by a catch-all “drop zone” backed by white Carrara marble. Hailing from the historic quarries of northwest Tuscany, Italy, Carrara marble is world famous and enhances the appeal and resale value of any space.

The article also highlights some of the finer touches that showcase the attention to detail Factor Design Build is known for. Take, for example, the black-painted wood paneling on the seating side of the kitchen island. A stately dark contrast to the shiny white countertops, its color will help it withstand marks that future years of swinging feet will bring.

Factor Design Build is a customer focused design-build firm with over 30 years of experience in the Denver metro and Boulder areas. A full-service firm comprised of skilled contractors and inspired designers, you can trust every detail of your remodel to Factor Design Build team. Remodels aren’t always easy and at Factor Design Build we support our clients as they invest in lifestyle changes.

As passionate professionals, it’s our duty to bring you contractors, project managers, carpenters, and designers who ensure your vision is being carried out no matter what. Our collaborative, family-oriented firm is comprised of design staff, architects, construction personnel and trade partners, all working toward the same objective of creating a seamless experience. The professionals at Factor Design Build share your goals and our focus is a functional, productive partnership as we bring your vision to life.