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Meet Derek Haugen, Home Appliance Expert

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016

Meet Derek Haugen, Home Appliance Expert

Derek Haugen of Builders Appliance Center has helped many Gunlock Homes clients select new appliances for their redesigned and custom-built homes. We recently asked Derek to share his insights about his work as well as what inspires him. Here’s what he had to say.   What are you most proud of about your work The ability to work beside my clients as we create their DREAM kitchen.   What influences your work? In college I studied architecture and have a passion for design and structure. I love being part of the home building process. In my personal life, I really enjoy cooking and...

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New 5,000 SF Home in Hilltop Complete

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016

New 5,000 SF Home in Hilltop Complete

In July, we shared progress photos of this new build in Denver’s Hilltop neighborhood. Construction began in early 2015 on a vacant lot that had recently been subdivided. The completed 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom home is approximately 5,000 SF and features a professional kitchen, library, sun room, and wet bar. Below are the final project photos. Enjoy! View more photos >   Architect: mTw Architecture Kitchen Designer: Sanctuary Kitchen + Bath Design Landscaping: Altitude Lawn Care and Landscaping Audio/Visual: Blend Audio/Video...

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Meet Erica Younkin, Marketing Manager

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016

Meet Erica Younkin, Marketing Manager

Erica Younkin, Owner of BRANDcrafted helps to manage the marketing for Gunlock Homes. Here, we peel back the curtain and introduce you to her work, her business philosophy, and what inspires her.   What are you most proud of about your work? That I get to work with so many different types of businesses—from small businesses like Gunlock Homes to Fortune 500 companies like Allegro Coffee (owned by Whole Food Market) to non-profits like The Chef Ann Foundation. I am inspired to learn about their trades, help them achieve their goals, address their challenges, and think about all the...

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Green Home Building Techniques (Part 2 of 2)

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015

Green Home Building Techniques (Part 2 of 2)

In Green Home Building Techniques (Part 1), we shared the benefits of low flow plumbing fixtures, tankless water heaters, and spray foam insulation. Here, we cover the environmental and economic upside of three more green home building techniques you might want to consider for your new or existing home.   Photovoltaic Solar Systems The International Energy Agency projects that solar power will be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050. A photovoltaic solar system (also called a PV power system) converts the sun’s radiation into usable electricity. The technology, cost,...

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Green Home Building Techniques (Part 1 of 2)

Posted by on Dec 28, 2015

Green Home Building Techniques (Part 1 of 2)

One of the major outcomes of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris was setting forth a goal to keep global warming at 2 °C (3.6 °F) above pre-industrial levels. This recent charge from the world’s leaders has reaffirmed our commitment to practicing energy conservation and green home building techniques whenever possible. If the idea of incorporating green building techniques into your new or existing home seems a bit foreign, here are some options and benefits that you just might want to consider:   Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures Low flow plumbing fixtures include...

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Meet Kristen Bland, Lighting Designer

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015

Meet Kristen Bland, Lighting Designer

Kristen Bland, Owner of FUSION Light and Design in Denver, has a passion for design that came at a very young age due in large part to the environment in which she was raised. Her father is the owner of a high-end custom home building company and her mom is the interior designer for the same company. Kristen graduated in interior design from the Art Institute of Colorado and received much of her experience working at a commercial and residential design firm. Later in her career she worked at Liesl Lighting where she found her love for lighting. Liesl Lighting gave her great experience in...

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