The Finances of Design: Where to Save Without Sacrificing

Part Two in the BCB Building Process Series: In the first of our series on the process of building a home, we discussed the importance of the site visit. There are decisions you can make at the beginning of the home design process that will save you money. This is not a...
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Breaking Ground: A New Remodel From Black Canyon Builders

I’m excited to announce that Black Canyon Builders has recently begun a substantial remodel in downtown Durango. It’s an exciting project with historic relevance, interesting design details and many opportunities to repurpose materials from the original structure. The home on...
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Anatomy of a Site Visit: Building a Custom Home from Step One

The first time you step onto a plot of vacant land, you’ll probably begin to envision your new home immediately: where you’ll put the kitchen, how the master suite will be oriented to take advantage of the views and how much you’ll enjoy sunset cocktails on the deck. It’s a...
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Interesting Article on Property Taxes Related to Decline in Home Prices

I came across an interesting article from the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) newsletter. The summary of the article is that property tax receipts have remained relatively constant since the fourth quarter of 2010, despite the significant drop in related home prices....
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Another Woodhouse Timber Frame Difference: Information

When deciding to build a home, nothing takes the place of discussing questions face-to-face with your builder. Here at Black Canyon Builders, I look forward to these meetings. I want you to feel confident in your decision to work with us. Part of that confidence comes from having...
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Don't Limit Your Kitchen Design: Ideas for A Unique Kitchen That Suits Your Tastes

Stainless steel appliances. Granite countertops. Richly-stained cabinets. Gorgeous, no? Yes, of course, it is the very definition of contemporary kitchen design. But what if it isn’t you? What if you’re mid-century modern or country chic? The current concept of...
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Alamo Timber Frame Photo Update, Part Two: June 2012

As promised last week, here is part two of a recent photo update for the Alamo Timber Frame hybrid project. (To check out part one, click here.) We are at that particularly satisfying stage of building when the finish work produces substantial, visual changes every day. For...
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Alamo Timber Frame: Photo Update, June 2012

The Alamo Project is nearing completion. We’re still a few weeks out for an official move-in date, but the initial finish work that begins the process of turning a house into a home are underway. On the exterior, the stone has been set, not yet grouted, for the entry...
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Black Canyon Builders Exhibiting at Pagosa Home & Garden Show

Just a quick announcement that Black Canyon Builders and Woodhouse Timber Frame Company will be exhibiting at the Pagosa Springs Home & Garden Show, June 22-23rd. The Pagosa Home & Garden Show is a production of the Builders Association of Pagosa Springs, and is billed as...
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Five Steps To Choosing the Perfect Floorplan, Courtesy Woodhouse Timber Frame Co.

As you may know, Black Canyon Builders is an independent builder dealer for Woodhouse, The Timber Frame Company. The winter issue of the Woodhouse newsletter outlined five, simple tactics for choosing a floorplan that meets your needs, desires and budget. (To receive future...
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