Design Ideas

We are here to help you build a beautiful home in Wheat Ridge

From loans to invest in your Wheat Ridge home, to ideas and vision for making it happen, we’ve pulled together financial and creative resources to support you.


For Your Toolbelt: Ranch House Renovation Design Ideas

Wheat Ridge experienced its primary population growth during the post World War II years. As an inner-ring suburb of metropolitan Denver, Wheat Ridge was the perfect community for families looking to enjoy a suburban lifestyle. During the period from roughly 1950 to 1970, the city saw most of its ranch homes built as the preferred model choice for these new home owners. Some 82% of all single family homes in the community are ranch models. Given the simple and flexible layout of the ranch model, their large lots, reasonable selling prices, proximity to downtown and Interstate 70, we believe our ranch homes are a “best buy” in today’s market. These homes can be perfect for a wide array of households from professionals to young families to empty nesters.

Download the Ranch House Renovation Design Guide to get ideas, inspiration and floorplans.

Get Ready to go Green: Landscape Design Ideas

This manual is intended to give homeowners ideas for updating and beautifying yards and developing landscaping water conservation practices. In 2008, Localworks and the Colorado Center for Community Development collaborated on a Ranch House Renovation: Design Idea Book. The manual was a visual resource to show homeowners the many options which exist for architecturally “reinventing” the older homes in the community to meet modern day lifestyles. Given the enthusiasm generated by the Design Idea Book, the idea arose for a landscape yard manual to complement the renovation guide.

Download the Landscape Design Guide and learn about enhancing curb appeal while conserving natural resources.