February 2013

Antlers

Ever thought about putting antlers on the wall? And no, you don’t have to be a hunter to display them. Many people are adding quite the punch to their spaces with antlers, and here are a few ideas. Pair monochromatic dipped antler with a modern...

Defining Spaces under Stairs

Whether you would like a custom wine cooler, more storage, a fireplace or just a nice reading bench, pay a visit to your staircase! Check out the creative uses of the featured projects below for ideas. By taking an ordinary staircase and transforming the underneath...

Garage Doors Indoors

Ever wished a whole wall of your home could open to the outside? Garage doors can be a great way to connect the interior to the exterior inexpensively. They can add an industrial feel, or, with the use of appropriate paint colors, nicer hardware, and...

Equestrian Master Planning: Part Two

In our last post, we looked at 3 key site conditions to be aware of when land planning ranch and equestrian facilities. Here are 5 more: WATER – Existing water sources and seasonal water flows should be identified and tested for use on the property...

Equestrian Master Planning: Part One

Over the years Vertical Arts has had the opportunity to master plan and design equestrian and ranch facilities for clients around Colorado. Designing a ranch or an equestrian property takes special planning for both the human and animal client. After a detailed site inventory...

Towards a Better Basement

Tired of that dark, dingy, boring basement you avoid! There’s help! With some smart remodel tips your basement can go from being a place you avoid to one of your favorite spaces in your home. Even if your basement is hindered by low ceilings there...

In honor of Ice: A closer look at the Ice Hotel in Sweden

If you haven’t heard, Steamboat is now home to one of two Ice Castles of its kind in the US! The towering structure is over sprawling in Ski Time Square and ready to be explored! In honor of its debut year, we are dedicating a...

Reclaimed Barn Wood

Reclaimed wood has taken stride all over the architecture scene these days. Its variation in color and texture make it the perfect material to add life to your project. By combining it with modern elements like concrete and steel, the wood will fit in perfectly...