Tips and ideas to bring safety, value and pizaz to your home, at least we think so.
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Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at 1:41pm. 109 Views, 0 Comments.
There are a few different ways to remove wallpaper, but the only real way to know for sure what you need to do, is to start getting into the project and figure out what you are dealing with! Newer wallpaper that has a vinyl top layer tends to be the easiest to remove, so if that is what you determine you have, consider yourself lucky. If you have got the old stuff, multiple layers, painted over wallpaper or an unfinished wall behind everything, you have quite the little project on your hands. Ah but don’t fret, worst case scenario it’s really nothing that a sander, chemical remover-solution and a good scraper can’t get off. Of course when things go down that path, you might also be looking at a few repairs to the wall as well.
Here is our
Sunday, December 1st, 2013 at 11:29am. 145 Views, 0 Comments.
Now that Thanksgiving is officially behind us, it is time to fully embrace the most wonderful holiday of all, Christmas! In fact, this weekend was the most popular time for Santa’s elves to be busy at work decorating the houses in their neighborhoods and city buildings. Thus creating the wonderful visual spectacular we all love and have learned to expect during this time of year. Whether you are into simple white lights and red ribbons, inflatable Mickey Mouse Christmas characters, or extravagant light shows with music and animatronics, one thing you can be sure of is an inflated energy bill. So this December instead of increasing your carbon footprint even further, adorn your home with more eco-friendly holiday decoration options.…
Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 4:30pm. 470 Views, 0 Comments.
Have you ever wondered what happens to old building materials when a home or office is remodeled? Unfortunately, the answer to that question is oftentimes those materials end up in our landfills. This is especially true when demolition takes place because usually things are torn out without the thought of ever being used again. The real shame is that most of the building materials that end up in landfills could have been reused or repurposed for something else if only they were dismantled with care. The waste of such reusable resources has driven many people and organizations to rethink the idea of demo and practice deconstruction instead. The leader in this green building movement in our area is an organization called ReSource. ReSource is a…
Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 4:13pm. 640 Views, 0 Comments.
Open houses are the best opportunity for homeowners to get their house noticed in a competitive market. When homes are selling within days of hitting the market, an open house could just be the ticket for starting a bidding war on your home. Planning an open house requires forethought and good timing. It is important to get your home out there in front of buyer's eyes as quickly as possible, but you want to make sure you are prepared for it first. Once your home is ready to present, talk to your realtor about hosting an open house. Here are our top tips for making your open house stand out above the rest.
Stage and set the scene. I'm sure you have already been staging your home and de-cluttering it for showings, but for an open house you will want set…
Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 4:42pm. 415 Views, 0 Comments.
I had just met with the stager the last time I wrote about my home buying and selling experience. Since then, and with a lot of work behind us, we are almost ready to list our home. We made great strides in getting to work on our laundry list of repairs including: de-cluttering, depersonalizing, painting and staging over the last two months. I was surprised because it really did not cost as much money as I thought it would, but it is requiring every spare minute we have. Here’s what we have accomplished so far in the process.
The biggest and most costly repair we had to complete was to get a new backdoor. We used to have this old school, drafty sliding glass door with ugly black trim, a broken lock, and broken security arm. We NOW have,…
Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 at 12:36pm. 572 Views, 1 Comments.
The kitchen for most people, especially moms, is the single most place they spend the majority of their time in their homes. It is a place where friends and family members gather, and the place where you do endless dishes and prepare loving meals. Because of these reasons, having a functioning kitchen that inspires good feelings is important to most homeowners. A dull or dingy kitchen, that you cringe being in for more than 15 minutes at a time, is not likely to inspire culinary creativity. If you have an out-of-date kitchen and you would like nothing more than to rip it all out, but don’t have the budget to do so, I have few easy and cost effective tips that might help. Here is how to give your kitchen a facelift on a budget.
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 11:50am. 574 Views, 0 Comments.
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Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 11:04am. 654 Views, 0 Comments.
It’s not too late to get your tickets for the Colorado Home & Garden Show!
The show started February 9th and will run until the 17th at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. This event is hosted by CGS, Inc., which is a non-profit that “provides funds for horticultural-related grants and scholarships for [that] benefit the greater Denver area and the [entire] State of Colorado.
The Colorado Home and Garden Expo is our areas most well known and largest garden show. For this event the Colorado Convention Center is transformed into a sprawling garden with acres of professionally landscaping. In total this nine day event features over 600 vendors from all over the United States and Canada, 1400 booths, and displays some the newest and most…
Sunday, January 20th, 2013 at 4:12pm. 657 Views, 3 Comments.
If you’re big on having a house that sparkles, you will love these cleaning tips. Designed to help even the dingiest of corners gleam, these tips are great to use especially when you are spring cleaning, getting ready to put your home on the market, or moving into a new one.
Transform a rusty and limescale built-up bathroom tube and shower by using oven cleaner. Make sure you open a window and turn on a fan to help ventilate the room while using these kinds of products. Let it sit for several hours and then wipe it off with a rag of some sort. If you have to scrub make sure you use a non abrasive sponge to prevent scratching. It’s important to rinse the tub thoroughly with hot water after.
When your windows are dirty, dusty and rusty…
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 12:39am. 541 Views, 2 Comments.
If you are considering selling your home, you may want to think about putting in a bit of work to improve its value before hand. There are some home improvement projects that will net more value than others. These would be the first projects you want to look into. Getting your home to a move-in ready condition will increase its attractiveness to potential buyers. As the market begins to pick up, this will help to make your home stand out above the rest of the properties in your particular price range. It is important to remember that when you are doing these renovations, repairs, and upgrades that they should appeal to a broad spectrum of buyers and not necessarily your own personal preferences. Here is our list of our top six home improvement…