About Design Build Dwell
Serving the Denver Metro Area since 1988
As one of Denver’s top home remodeling companies for over 35 years, we embody a commitment to excellence by seamlessly incorporating personalization, positivity and promptness into every facet of our service.
The DBD Difference
Drawing from over 35 years of experience, we harness our expertise to align your personality, taste and lifestyle with the design, functionality and aesthetic of your new home. Instead of rushing into a bid, we take ample time to truly understand you. We engage in thoughtful conversations, attentively listen, interpret your facial expressions and observe your body language. By getting to know you on a deeper level, we curate the optimal team and resources for your remodel.
Creating a work environment that is transparent, respectful and communicative is at the core of what we do. We prioritize transparency in pricing, ensuring you always have a clear understanding of costs. We keep your home clean, organized and safe, respecting your personal space. We consistently provide project updates, keeping you informed every step of the way. Simply put, we make you feel confident in every decision you make, and we treat your home like a sanctuary, not a jobsite.
We adhere to a strict policy of punctuality, honoring our commitment to be on time, every time. In the rare event that we deviate from this standard, we guarantee to compensate you $1,000 per week until your project is complete. By dedicating time to thoroughly understand your vision before the project begins, we streamline the execution process. Our meticulous planning phase ensures a seamless flow of every project detail, preventing permit and regulatory issues, unreliable contractors and suppliers, misunderstandings, structural problems and budget constraints that typically lead to delays.
Choose Design Build Dwell, and embark on a remodeling journey that encapsulates personalized, positive, and prompt excellence from start to finish.
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We did an extensive kitchen and bathroom remodel. Lennie and his team at DBD were incredibly detailed and patient. His thoughtful approach to planning made the construction phase so much more enjoyable. Lennie only works with top-notch professionals, whom we developed complete trust with. We lived in the house during construction, and Lennie went to great lengths to ensure our comfort. I would not only recommend Lennie & DBD, I was rehire them for future projects.
Lennie did a complete remodeling of our kitchen, master bathroom and basement, mostly when we were away from home. He is extremely diligent, creative and accomodating in every way. Besides our trust in Lennie, we trusted his sub-contractors because we believed in Lennie so much. I would trust Lennie to do an excellent job, which he has proven over and over again for us, and I recommend him to anyone who is looking to get a quality piece of work done, no matter what it is.
– Larry Lens
I’ve worked on numerous projects with Lennie and DBD over the past 8 years. He continues to amaze me with his creativity, attention to detail and workmanship of the highest quality. His designs of basements, home additions, baths and kitchens are always fresh, and they transition very nicely with the existing home; the newly remodeled areas never look like afterthoughts. As a kitchen and bath design professional myself, I like that Lennie is a certified kitchen designer, as well as a licensed general contractor. His many years of kitchen and bath design experience makes my job so much easier when I need to communicate about cabinets, design, field conditions, etc. This scenario is definitely a bonus for me! And I highly recommend DBD for your next remodel.“
– KC Deigns
Lennie’s organizational skills are unlike anything I have ever seen. He knows who, what, when, how and why every step of the way. His clients benefit tremendously from this. His clients also benefit from his realistic budgets, timeline and expectations. He has a passion for helping his clients at any cost. It’s been a pleasure working with him!
– The Flooring Group, Inc.
I’ve hired DBD for three large projects: a kitchen, basement re-build and two baths. I couldn’t be happier with the results. Lennie possesses the ability to discern what the customer wants before they do, and he seamlessly mixes contemporary and antique components for a unique artistic result. I especially appreciate the fact that all sub-contractors are known entities to the owner; I always felt comfortable and safe with them in my home. No one enters my home without commenting on how beautiful it turned out.“
– D. Lsipe
“We’ve had many jobs done by Lennie and his team at DBD. The first was a kitchen remodel. We were out of the country, and I completely trusted the team with my house. The results were beautiful. Next, they redid the basement, which included installing a counter, sink, fridge, ice maker, entertainment center and new cork floors; painting; and redoing the bathroom. It looks beautiful. Lastly, we had the master bath redone. Lennie’s ideas were great, and the final result is stunning. We have really enjoyed working with DBD over the years.”
– C. Jicklens
“I would highly recommend DBD. After my upstairs toilet overflowed for a day while I was at work, I had to get our kitchen ceiling fixed. The first company I hired replaced the sheetrock, retextured the ceiling and repainted the whole ceiling. When I got home, I was horrified. You could definitely see the big piece of sheetrock that had been replaced, and the texture did not match the rest of the ceiling. We asked the company to fix it, and they told us it was impossible to fix it perfectly and make it look like nothing ever happened. That’s when I decided to try another company. I called DBD. Mr. Higgins came that day and assured me that my ceiling could be fixed and look amazing. He explained to me how he intended to do the work, and I could tell he knew what he was talking about. I trusted him, and I’m glad I did. Within 3 days, my ceiling was fixed, retextured and repainted. It looks perfect, and you cannot see the difference between the patched ceiling and the rest of the house. Thanks so much, Mr. Higgins. I will definitely use DBD again.“
– L. Leslie
“We hired Lennie through a recommendation from a friend, and we found him very professional and personable. He designed a kitchen and two bathroom remodels for our townhouse and consulted us every step of the way. He laid out a timetable for the progress of the work and all of the costs. We went to several suppliers to pick out what we wanted in materials, and he never tried to sell us on anything. Instead, he listened and gave us considered opinions. His team was very professional and seemed very competent. There was a bit of a time overrun, as there usually is with projects, but Lennie did his best to get things done in a timely manner. Lennie charges a fair price for his work. He doesn’t come cheap, but you can have complete confidence that your project will come out outstanding. I highly recommend Lennie and his team at DBD.”
– G. Mayson
“We hired Lennie to do a small renovation in our home: replacing windows, including changing the configuration and size of the windows in our family room, changing out doors and putting in a wall of built-in bookcases. While the job was relatively small, it took up a large part of our house, including the family room, study, master bedroom and master bath. Lennie was professional from the very beginning, working with us to make the project work with our budget. He was always punctual, arriving to meetings on time and completing the project within the scheduled time frame. The subcontractors he hired were also respectful and professional, cleaning up after themselves each day. The entire team was friendly to us, our young children and our dog. While renovations are, by their nature, inconvenient and challenging to have going on in your house, Lennie made the experience as pleasant as possible. We are thrilled with the beautiful, high-quality results. We cannot recommend Lennie highly enough!”
– K. Bellon
We have hired DBD for numerous projects over the past 15 years (i.e. kitchen remodel, master bath remodel, basement bar installation, backyard pavilion, wood floor installation), and we’ve had a great experience each time. We have an older house (1938), which is always full of surprises, but each project worked out well. Lennie is a pleasure to work with, and we have recommended him to friends who have been very happy with the outcome of their projects.“
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“I’ve worked for DBD, and I’ve also had work done for me by DBD. Lennie and his team will deliver the best project possible for your budget, and the work will be completed on schedule. Lennie has vast experience in all aspects of design and construction, including extensive hands-on construction experience, so you can feel confident that he will deliver a finished product you truly appreciate. He is someone you can depend on, trust and really enjoy working with from start to finish. That is very rare in this day and age!”
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I bought my house new in 2002, and in 2003, I hired a company to finish my basement. After about 10 years, the house settled, and there were numerous cracks in the drywall. In addition, movement from the upstairs floors put stress on some of the basement door frames, causing issues with opening and closing the doors. I hired DBD to repair the drywall and realign the basement doors and baseboards to better fit with the upstairs floors that had shifted over time. The work was done on time, on budget and to my complete satisfaction. The repairs blended in seamlessly with the original work, and now all of our basement doors work perfectly, just like when they were first installed. I would highly recommend DBD for any repair work, and I will call them again if the need comes up in the future.”
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I’ve been a paint contractor for 19 years, and I’ve worked with countless remodelers and homeowners. DBD is by far the most detailed-oriented company I’ve had the pleasure of working with.”
– Bauer Pro Painting
I hired Lennie and his team at DBD for three home projects: two bathroom remodels, heating and floor improvements and a roofing project. All three projects were were very successful in design, costs and completion dates. I would recommend Lennie for any projects that you are considering.
– N. Benedict
One of the things I like most about Lennie is that I know I can trust what he tells me about renovations/alterations. I talked to him earlier this year about doing some work in my kitchen, and he was truthful in telling me that it would not be a good idea unless I was just doing it for my own enjoyment; i.e., that as an investment to make the house more salable, it would not justify the cost. Lennie has a good eye and a real design talent, not just for the technical work, but also for the aesthetics. His team renovated two old, shabby and unattractive bathrooms in my 1893 home. The upstairs bathroom was really ugly, with cheap paneling and an old sink with exposed pipes. It is now a lovely space, and I look forward to walking into it each morning. We adapted the downstairs bath for aging purposes, including replacing the tub with a shower that includes a grab bar and other features that will help me as I grow older. Both of my bathrooms are now not only more usable, but also more attractive.
– P. Norris
My husband and I have lived in our Denver home for over 30 years. Some of the original remodel work from 1986, including the large kitchen window & door and upper front porch, needed major repair. We worked with Lennie, who was fantastic. He helped us with both the design and build. Our remodel involved three different rooms, and as is par for the course, we expanded the project. My husband and I take some time to agree on a project, but Lennie was patient. He had great suggestions, hired people who were respectful of us and the fact that we were living in the house during the remodel, and cleaned up every day! We are extremely happy with the quality of the work and the end result. Lennie’s suggestions and added touches pulled this remodel together.
– J. Wason
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