Use Berthoud Businesses to Help With Your Home Improvement Projects
If you’re looking to spruce up your home, there’s no reason to stray far from home.
Berthoud is packed with home-improvement experts who can lend a professional hand to just about any home improvement project, from windows to flooring to home decor.
Here are just a few of the many ways to keep supporting the Berthoud community and economy, while getting high-quality help from experts. Note: This is not the entire list, but it is a great place to start.
New Cabinets and Wood Projects
Laak Woodworks offers custom cabinetry, as well as custom wooden furniture. Founder Brian Laak opened the shop after moving to Berthoud in 2000. The process to design a custom project varies from client to client, but it always involves a lot of communication and creativity, according to Laak.
“Laak Woodworks is an expression of who I am,” he explains on his website.
Another option is Bear Claw Carpentry, a local woodworker that can craft high-quality cabinets, as well as elegant, curved handrails, interior trim and just about any kind of specialty wood project (beams, wainscotting, built-ins, you name it). Owner Ryan Byron has more than 15 years of experience.
Circle Goods Reclaimed is a family business that builds custom cabinetry and wood projects — specializing in using reclaimed materials. It has been a staple in Berthoud for more than 25 years.
For a hidden gem, don’t miss Sawdust is the New Glitter, run by Kelsey Anderson, a local, home-based woodworker who builds custom furniture and home decor, from tables to shelves to benches. Need a new porch swing? A gorgeous barn door for your living room or a smaller one as a cool cabinet in the bathroom? Anderson says she can even bring your child’s drawing to 3-D life.
If you need (or just want) new floors, Berthoud Floor Covering has you covered. This local company has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, and it can provide free estimates in all types of flooring, from carpet to wood to tile. Bonus: Berthoud Floor Covering also does carpet cleaning, so you can keep your carpets looking fresh for years.
If you have a home improvement project and need a great handyworker or construction expert, Kal Homes LLC is known as a “little contractor who can do big things.” Kal Homes has been locally run since 1997 and can handle anything from minor plumbing and drains to minor electrical, drywall, carpentry, landscaping and more.
Berthoud has its own electrician, too: Chad Knowlden, owner of SR Home. Knowlden is a master electrician with more than 19 years of experience, so he can handle everything from switching out a light switch to rewiring your entire home (or just adding some accent lighting to transform a room).
You’ve surely seen the large dinosaur statue perched out front of Abbott Glass and Door Repair on the east side of downtown. This dino also marks the local go-to to get your screens and glass replaced. This is also a local source to get glass shower doors, glass cabinets, mirrors, glass walls and more.
Whether it’s for a special occasion or to keep your home looking its best, Berthoud’s selection of professional house cleaners is impressive. For example, Fresh Cleaning LLC can even strip and clean beds, and it specializes in removing pet hair.
If you have a nice rug that needs cleaned, Berthoud is lucky to have its own rug pro, Castle Cleaning and Rug Company. It can even restore Oriental rugs. If you are looking to buy a new rug for your house, make sure you stop by the downtown business. Its showroom is like a colorful art museum, featuring artifacts from around the globe, in addition to one-of-a-kind, hand-woven rugs and carpets.
Finally, for all kinds of cleaning, there’s ProClean Services; this 12-plus-year-old business can do big clean-ups, such as move-out and new construction, as well as dryer ducts and dishwasher filters, exterior clean-up and general residential jobs.
Now that your house is as good as new, give it a quick facelift. Natalie’s Unique Bouquets is a local favorite for flower arrangements. Her bouquets, colorful centerpieces and gifts are truly unique, with features like palm spears, flower pots made with real tree bark, mini pumpkins for fall, milk jug vases — it seems every creation brings a new surprise. Best of all, she says she makes all bouquets with joy and love. Ask about a subscription service, as well as herb growing kits and garden signs.
For furniture and home decor items, a few local shops to check out include the Berthoud Habitat ReStore and Mr. Thrift for recycled and gently used goods; Wishful Living for totally unique and eclectic furniture, home goods, antiques, art, rugs and more; the Rancher’s Wife, a quirky antique emporium highlighting many Colorado-made products; Simply Shabulous, one of the best antique stores in the state (and a great place to find gorgeous, one-of-a-kind furniture); and Berthoud Vintage, a locally owned and operated boutique that specializes in vintage-inspired products, both new and old. Berthoud Vintage even does professional home decorating and staging.
Another local home stager is Annalise Levenduski with DKOR Design. She can help update your home or start from scratch to make it look just the way you want. One unique service DKOR offers is holiday decorating: “Let our team come in and decorate your space with what you have to make it a magical time for you,” she writes on DKOR’s Facebook page.
If you want to add some original art to your home, find inspiration at Zink Metal Art (for both paintings and metal art). As artist Charlotte Zink explains her work, “I offer a fluid, feminine sense of design and form to the metal.”
If it’s outside the house you need to revamp, Berthoud is ripe with landscape artists and lawn experts to help you grow the greenest grass on the block. For starters, Foley Boyz Lawn Care is a local “robotic lawn mowing” specialist that also sells automatic mowers.
If you need to replace a patio, porch or other concrete construction, there is K&D Concrete Construction, founded by Duane Klepper in 1991. This local company can swap out old concrete with new or pour a new dream patio. K&D offers traditional flatwork concrete, stamped concrete and more.