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Unexpected Benefits of Hardwood Floors for Your Denver Home


Novemeber 21, 2018

Choosing to have hardwood floors installed in your Denver home can be an easy, obvious decision. The aesthetic, classical appeal of having hardwood floors is apparent to anyone who has stepped foot in a space with hardwood floors present. Yet, there are many other reasons why making the decision to install hardwood floors is a smart move for homeowners. With that in mind, here are some of the unexpected benefits of having hardwood floors installed in your home.

Boost Your Home’s Air Quality


Hardwood floors offer an elegant, classy look for homeowners seeking to increase their home’s interior appeal. But making the decision to install hardwood floors isn’t just about style, as there are substantial reasons why hardwood floors can be a fantastic choice for you and your family. Hardwood floors offer homeowners with an increase in the overall quality of air, as wood surfaces will collect dust, pet dander, and other particles much less than their carpeted counterparts. This means your interior space will have significantly less undesirable particles in the air, allowing you to breathe easier in the process.

Timeless Appearance


Let’s face it: although carpets can be a comfortable choice for many families, over time their appearance can look less than appealing. You may clean them often and ensure spills don’t occur, but carpet simply doesn’t age as well as their hardwood counterparts. This isn’t to say that hardwood is indestructible, as it is sure to receive a certain level of damage to the surface of the wood. Yet, wood that has a degree of wear and tear on it can actually develop a certain amount of charm and character that worn carpet or linoleum flooring simply cannot match. 

Great Acoustics


Another unexpected benefit of having hardwood floors installed in your Denver home is that your interior sound quality will be enhanced. Sound may be one of the last things on your mind when it comes to having flooring installed in your home, but it can play an integral part in terms of how a room feels. Hardwood flooring, when installed by trained professionals, can improve the overall acoustics of a room, as it will never give you hollow sounds or excessive vibrations. For this reason, hardwood flooring can provide you and your family with an auditory upgrade in addition to the increase in visual appeal.

If you are in the market for hardwood flooring or blinds and want to discuss the options that are right for your home or office, contact Design Craft Blinds and Floors today! We love working directly with our customers to help them decide the option that fits best for their unique situation. Our trained associates are happy to work with you to determine the right choice for your project and we are dedicated to providing the highest quality customer care experience on the market. We are passionate about finding the solution that meets your stylistic needs as well as your budgetary requirements, and we are confident we can comfortably provide both options in one package. 
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What to Know About Refinishing Hardwood Flooring for Your Denver Home


November 7, 2018


No matter what the type of flooring you have, over time it will begin to show signs of wear and tear and lose the luster it once had you first installed it. This is certainly true for hardwood floors, as years of use can create a worn, undesirable finish, one that can become unsightly if not addressed. Thankfully, there are options to consider to breathe life back into your floors, providing renewal and restoring them to their previous state. If you have hardwood flooring in Denver that has begun to show significant signs of aging, here is what to be aware of if you are considering having it refinished.


What the Refinishing Process Entails


If your floors are in a state of disrepair or have begun unsightly, it may be a great time to consider having them refinished. This process involves removing the existing finish from the floor and replacing it with a new one. Scratches and other types of damage tend to only affect the finish of the wood and not the wood itself, allowing you to brighten up and restore the look and feel of your floor without needed to fully replace it. 

Refinishing usually involves a process of removing the existing finish. This is typically done by using a sanding machine to remove the finish, sanding the floor down until bare wood is exposed. This will allow you to apply a new coat of finish to your wood, as the wood will be in the right condition for a new coat of finish. It is best to hire a professional for this process, as an untrained person may sand down the floors more than is necessary, complicating the refinishing process. 


When to Refinish


There are definitely times when refinishing your floor is more ideal than others. Typically, you want to have dry conditions in the air to refinish hardwood flooring. Because wood is a porous material, stripping the floor of its finish will expose the wood to allow moisture to enter. If it has rained heavily for the last few days, an excessive level of humidity can do significant damage to your floor, as the wood will absorb the moisture. 

Although this isn’t necessarily an issue that Coloradans often have to worry about, as we tend to have consistently dryer weather conditions, it is worth noting and keeping in mind if you have a refinishing job scheduled. If the weather appears to be overly humid during the period the job is scheduled for, it is strongly advised to reschedule the job for another day.

If you are in the market for hardwood flooring or blinds and want to discuss the options that are right for your home or office, contact Design Craft Blinds and Floors today! We love working directly with our customers to help them decide the option that fits best for their unique situation. Our trained associates are happy to work with you to determine the right choice for your project and we are dedicated to providing the highest quality customer care experience on the market. We are passionate about finding the solution that meets your stylistic needs as well as your budgetary requirements, and we are confident we can comfortably provide both options in one package. 
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How Window Treatments for Your Denver Home Can Save You Money


October 24, 2018

When people think of adding new window treatments to their Denver home, they often think about how their new interior design element will spruce up a dull space and breath new life into a room that had started to feel stale. While this is certainly a major benefit to selecting a new window treatment for your home, it is certainly not the only thing that will be benefited by choosing to have new blinds or shades installed in your property. Another major thing to consider is the fact that a window treatment can actually save you significant amount of money.


Energy Efficiency


It’s clear that energy efficiency is a key component to conserving our precious resources and trying to be as sustainable as possible. Utilizing solar energy and other renewable sources of energy are the most obvious and apparent option for people who are seeking to reduce their footprint on the environment. But another key component in the equation is to weatherize and insulate your property to ensure warm air stays in during cooler months and stays out during the summer season.

In order to achieve this, it is important for your property to be well-insulated and to maximize energy efficiency as a way to reduce energy consumption. Clearly, you’ll want to think about ways to trap air in your home to prevent it from escaping, causing you to run up high energy bills and waste unnecessary amounts of energy in the process. One way to do this is to have new windows installed, as a large portion of air that escapes out of your home or office will be through your windows.

In addition to having new windows installed, a new window treatment can provide a large amount of insulating effects. Selecting the right choice of shades or blinds will significantly reduce energy loss through your windows. By pulling down your window treatments to fully cover your window, you will also increase the amount of insulating properties provided by your window treatment, as there will be less room for air to escape outside of your property. Although you may not want to have your blinds closed all of the time, it’s a smart move to keep your blinds or shades pulled all the way down when you are not home as a way to improve energy efficiency. 

If you are in the market for hardwood flooring or blinds and want to discuss the options that are right for your home or office, contact Design Craft Blinds and Floors today! We love working directly with our customers to help them decide the option that fits best for their unique situation. Our trained associates are happy to work with you to determine the right choice for your project and we are dedicated to providing the highest quality customer care experience on the market. We are passionate about finding the solution that meets your stylistic needs as well as your budgetary requirements, and we are confident we can comfortably provide both options in one package. 
 
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Why Choose Vertical Blinds for Your Denver Home or Business


October 10, 2018

If you have a large window or space it can make choosing traditional, horizontal blinds an awkward or expensive option for your Denver home. Certain window sizes can make utilizing the standard blind style a difficult and less-than-affordable choice. Opting for a vertical blind style selection can provide you with a fantastic solution for your particular situation, alleviating the need to splurge on pricier options. Vertical blinds have a variety of advantages which can make selecting them the best choice for your Denver home.

A Great Pairing for Many Modern Styles


If your Denver home has a modern or contemporary look, pairing it with a vertical blind can be a perfect complement to your existing space. These chic window coverings can add visual height to your room while also providing you with a large amount of command over light and privacy. You’ll be able to easily allow light it while simultaneously having the ability to close the outside world off to your interior space. If your home has large windows, vertical blinds can be a fantastic way to provide both privacy and light control. They will also provide your home or office with an increased level of versatility, as they can be adjusted and closed comfortably.

Easy Cleaning


Opting for a larger, vertical blind style can provide you with a much easier cleaning experience as this particular window covering option can be wiped down much easier and can also be cleaned without taking down the blinds. In addition, because of how these blinds are styled, they are also less likely to collect dust than their horizontal counterparts, making them an ideal choice for the home or business owner who would prefer not to spend excessive time cleaning their interior space. 

An Affordable Option For Many Unique Spaces


If your home or office has a large, sliding glass door, selecting horizontal blinds can be a less than ideal option, as they will likely be much more expensive and also have an awkward appearance. Selecting a vertical blind for a large window can be the most economical and stylistically sensible option to make. It is important to note that you should consider selecting an option that isn’t necessarily the cheapest, as it will include issues with the vanes breaking or a headrail that doesn’t operate properly. 

If you are in the market for hardwood flooring or blinds and want to discuss the options that are right for your home or office, contact Design Craft Blinds and Floors today! We love working directly with our customers to help them decide the option that fits best for their unique situation. Our trained associates are happy to work with you to determine the right choice for your project and we are dedicated to providing the highest quality customer care experience on the market. We are passionate about finding the solution that meets your stylistic needs as well as your budgetary requirements, and we are confident we can comfortably provide both options in one package. 
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How the Right Shades Can Turn Your Denver Home Into a Space with Personality


September 26, 2018

Let’s be honest: there’s probably at least one room or space in your Denver home that could use a makeover. Whether it’s old, cumbersome furniture, an out-of-date paint job that screams the wrong kind of retro look, or perhaps it’s just a barren wall that needs a dose of pizzaz. A boring and uninspiring room can be a drag to walk through and can even become an embarrassment when hosting guests. Choosing the right shades can become a crucial part of a home makeover, and can dramatically improve the look and feel of your interior space.

Woven Wood Shades to Increase Warmth and Homeliness


A sterile and boring room can feel cold and uninviting. A space which lacks the right amount of color and design can detract us from wanting to enter the space entirely, causing a room to go from an asset to a waste of space. Utilizing woven wood shades can be a fantastic way to liven up an uninspiring space. This textural window treatment dramatically increases the the look and feel of a neglected room. Add in some well-paired drapes and your room will be on its way to looking its best.

Filtered Window Treatments for an Excessively Dark Room


So your room has a serious lack of natural lighting and you’re trying to figure out the right way to increase the brightness. A room that is too dark can feel unattractive and repel even the most fervent lover of dim environments. It can also become a burden for hosting guests, as the last thing you want to have to worry about is your company stumbling upon your design eye-sore because you’ve neglected to address it. Thankfully, there are certain window treatment options to consider as a way to remediate your darkness situation. 

If you’re looking for a way to boost the amount of lighting currently entering your space, consider having light filtering window treatments that maximize the amount of natural lighting that enters your room. Selecting a shade that allows natural lighting into a room while also providing you with the right amount of privacy can be the perfect option for turning your cave-like interior into a space that has a plethora of light. 

If you are in the market for hardwood flooring or blinds and want to discuss the options that are right for your home or office, contact Design Craft Floors and Blinds today! We love working directly with our customers to help them decide the option that fits best for their unique situation. Our trained associates are happy to work with you to determine the right choice for your project. We also specialize in shutters and window blind installation and have a wide variety of styles to choose from, allowing you to choose one company to complete your entire remodel project. For more information on deciding what hardwood flooring will work best for your project, call us at 303-683-7200. 
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