Residential Projects

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...

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...

Creating Phenomenal Passageways

The route in which you get from one room in the home to another does not have to be a simple design. Passageways are a great feature in the home that can be intricately designed to create appeal and dimension while also maintaining a functional...

Making the Exterior Entryway More Modern

A modern entryway to your Steamboat Springs home is just the element to tie the entire house together. We understand that many different factors come into play when it comes to designing a modern exterior entryway. That is exactly why we have gathered a couple...

How to Design a Dreamy Kitchen

The kitchen is a place where the entire family comes together to enjoy each other's company. The idea of the kitchen being just a place for food-related tasks is quickly fading away as the space is becoming a focal point for the entire home. In...

Tips for Working with an Architect

Whether you are designing a brand new home or remodeling a certain area of your home, working with an architect is an excellent way to ensure you are getting the results you want. In order to help you get started on your next project, we...

A Peek Inside the Vertical Arts Portfolio

It's no secret we often discuss the most recent happenings and trends going on in the architecture field. However, we understand that sometimes you might just want to get a better look at what we're currently working on. In order for you to get a...

Getting Creative with Exterior Materials

Creating a contemporary home can be done with various techniques, one of which is mixing different materials for the exterior. Using multiple different materials for the exterior of your home is a wonderful way to create originality, interest and dimension. Take a peek at some...

Reasons Not to Pass Up On the Kitchen Pass-Through

The kitchen pass-through is an architectural detail that can do wonders for the home. While you may have overlooked the kitchen pass-through as an option for your home, we have uncovered a few reasons why we are loving the kitchen pass-through. Take a look: Add functional...