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Cristi and Ben Dozier’s Most Jaw-Dropping, Colorado-Cool Designs

October 31, 2023

When Cristi and Ben Dozier, of HGTV’s Building Roots, create a home design, key themes include celebrating nature and the scenic grandeur of their native Colorado — and bringing the spirit of the outdoors to interior spaces. Check out a sampling of their amazing indoor-and-outdoor transformations from the series.

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Dream Big

Ben and Cristi Dozier are all about dreams. The Colorado-based duo is in the business of creating specially customized dream homes for their clients — as well as expanding the “home." The couple founded Root Design Company in the town of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, with a specific mission and goals that go well beyond the scope of ordinary home remodeling. Their design philosophy, as highlighted on their website, refers to, "The desire to create something amazing. The passion to create something personal. The longing to, not simply build a shelter, but to transform a place into a story." Ahead: Cristi and Ben's coziest and coolest renovated spaces, as featured in the HGTV series Building Roots.

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Bring the Outdoors In

The couple draws inspiration from the rustic setting of their Colorado surroundings. Both are originally from Texas, but they fell in love with the mountains, rivers and small-town pace of rural Colorado. So, they moved their family of six to Pagosa Springs. The natural and majestic beauty of the landscape is never in short supply, and it provides the perfect backdrop for the designs they create. As Cristi says in the series opener, “We're following our dreams and pursuing the unimaginable when it comes to home design.”

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The Mannon Project

For this project, Cristi and Ben help Pagosa Springs newcomers Jason and Jessica Mannon transform their newly purchased — but drab and ordinary home with a fresh color palette (the old exterior was pallid pink stucco), improved floor plan and a more sophisticated design aesthetic. The result is a Scandinavian-influenced mountain retreat that's both beautiful and ideally suited for raising a family.

From the Building Roots episode, "Pink Is Not in Their Vocabulary"

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The Mannon Main Living Area

The Mannon living room offered several challenges, including an awkwardly positioned staircase that interrupted the flow of the overall space. As seen here, Ben and Cristi's modifications created a unified and open living space that offers a grand feel and spectacular views of the Colorado scenery.

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