September 15  |  Local Events, Real Estate

A Parade of Homes Sneak Peek From HighCraft Builders | #TransformationTuesday

If you didn’t make it to the Parade of Homes this past weekend, you have one more opportunity! The parade continues though the upcoming weekend, September 18 – 20, and today we have a special sneak peek into one of the parade homes remodeled by HighCraft Builders.

This weekend is your only chance to tour this beautiful property because unlike the new-construction model homes on the parade, HighCraft’s three owner-occupied remodels on the tour are not for sale. However, if you want to see a home that is for sale, don’t worry. There are plenty of those in the parade with more than 30 model homes to see in all.

If you’re like us, it’s sometimes hard to imagine all the hard work that goes into a finished remodel, so we asked HighCraft Builders to share some photos to show the transformation. Seeing where a remodeling project started can be so inspiring! These photos were taken of 1510 West Shore Drive in Loveland. We’ve personally stared at the entire collection of images for hours. The transformation is so dramatic in some places that we can hardly tell it’s the same home!

Parade of Homes 2015 Fort Collins | HighCraft Builders

The street view was nice before, but the new front entry is far more dramatic and welcoming, and the garage bump-out provides additional space. The brick façade was replaced with stone for a fresh update.

Parade of Homes 2015 HighCraft Builders

The backyard renovation is even more dramatic than the front.

Parade of Homes | HighCraft Builders

HighCraft really put a lot of thought into the new design. They worked with an incredible crew to build a generous wrap-around patio with multiple seating areas.

Parade of Homes Remodel 2015 Fort Collins

The double-sided fireplace can be enjoyed both under the covered outdoor living room and inside the master bedroom. The raised firepit feature offers additional seating and warmth on chilly nights. The high ceiling of the gabled portico makes the space feel so much more open, and reflects the same design elements used for the front entry.

Every seating area takes full advantage of this amazing view of Lake Loveland… check it out! And yes, those are two more seating areas right at the water’s edge with a deck built around the massive cottonwood tree for natural shade.

Parade of Homes 2015 Backyard View

The kitchen is always one of our favorite before-and-after transformations to see, and this one does not disappoint. It’s such an important room in the house. HighCraft really opened up the space to make it more inviting and functional.

Parade of Homes 2015 Kitchen Renovation

We’re loving the soft, neutral paint tones and the clean white counter tops, complemented by the warm, dark wood used for the cabinets.

Parade of Homes Kitchen Remodel HighCraft Builders

The brushed metal finish of the cabinet knobs and bin pulls tie into the stainless appliances and range hood.

Parade of Homes Kitchen Remodel

The busy ceiling and wall lines were simplified for an elegant, yet dramatic, look in the new space. The fireplace was relocated, and the stone work provides continuity between the living room and the updated exterior. The attention to detail is incredible.

Parade of Homes Living Room

If you’ve never participated in a Parade of Homes, it’s a fun, no-risk way to get inside of homes to inspect builder quality, gather design inspiration, research neighborhoods and view construction trends across Northern Colorado. It’s a great opportunity to meet professional remodelers, designers and builders face to face, too.

We’re so thankful to HighCraft Builders for allowing us to share their work. This remodel is just a taste of what you’ll be able to see during the final weekend of the Parade of Homes.

We’re excited to see which home earns the People’s Choice Award. Ballots are located in every Parade of Homes tour booklet. Parade attendees who visit five or more homes can vote for their favorite. When you cast a vote, it also enters your name into a drawing to win thousands of dollars in prizes. Good luck to all the builders that participated this year, and to attendees vying for prizes!

More About HighCraft Builders

HighCraft Builders is a design-build company based in Fort Collins, and they’ve been serving the area since 1998. Their work is remarkable and we love exploring their projects on Houzz and Pinterest for regular design inspiration. And they do it all: interior and exterior remodeling, architectural and interior design, and completely custom new construction and large scale repairs. If you want to work with them for your own project, contact the team here and schedule a free consultation.

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