Photo Update of Downtown Durango Remodel: Maximizing Natural Light

Black Canyon Builders has built several new custom homes in the past year. While I love the freedom of designing from scratch (so to speak), the challenge of remodeling an existing structure is always a fascinating journey. The owners of our current custom remodel wanted to...
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Does Size Matter? Focus on Right Sizing Your New Home (Plans Included)

We’ve covered the trend of smaller houses on this blog. Whether it’s an economic reality or a broader symptom of a changing society remains to be seen. As a custom builder, I’m primarily concerned with what will best meet my clients’ lifestyles. Most...
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The Economics of Housing News from Around the Web

Lots of interesting housing news, from our own Durango Herald to national organizations. By these indications, the the housing market is strengthening and positively impacting the greater economy. As a builder, the health of the market is obviously critical to my business. But...
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Photo Finish, Part Two: Beds and Baths at Timber Frame Hybrid

Last week, I posted some photos of the finished timber frame hybrid home in Durango. Today, I’m sharing the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms. The homeowners have two young daughters and the entire family is athletic, artistic and fun. The finishes, especially in this private...
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Thank You, Durango

Thank you to everyone who came out for the 2012 Parade of Homes. Early numbers indicate that we had over 600 people participate. It was a gorgeous weekend, weather-wise, which makes the great turnout even more impressive. More appreciation: Thanks go the homeowners of the Black...
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Tonight (10/5/12): Parade of Homes Cocktail Party

Just wanted to send out a last minute invite to the Black Canyon Builders’ party, as part of the 2012 Durango Parade of Homes. We’ll be at 129 Alamo Drive, our featured  home in this year’s Parade. Please stop by any time between 5 – 9 pm for a glass of...
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Breaking Ground: Black Canyon Builders Takes Lead on Formworks Home in Durango

Black Canyon Builders earlier this summer broke ground on what’s sure to be one of the more unique homes in-town Durango. The property, located on West 3rd Avenue, is a narrow plot that backs against the Crestview hill. With the shelter of the hill as a backdrop and the limited...
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Invitation to Parade of Homes This Weekend

I would like to personally invite you to the Durango Parade of Homes this weekend, October 5-7, 2012. Black Canyon Builders is honored to be showing the home at 129 Alamo Drive. If you’ve haven’t been following this blog, the home is a unique remodel, with ...
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Black Canyon Builders Heading to Denver Log and Home Show

Black Canyon Builders will be exhibiting with Woodhouse Timber Frame Co. at the Denver Log and Timber Show, on September 28-30, 2012, at the Denver Merchandise Mart. I (Jared Ogden) will be there to answer questions, represent Southwestern Colorado and be on the lookout for new...
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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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