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Posted on 10/02/2022
FF&E Interior Design Projects
Furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) interior design projects might seem as though they only involve choosing new items based on their style, color and other aesthetic elements. However, FF&E projects go beyond aesthetics in scope. In fact, interior designers working on FF&E projects should do significant research on textiles, materials and other components to ensure safety standards. Items...
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Posted on 09/28/2022
Another Property Sold - 1542 S Leyden Street, Denver, CO 80224
Don't miss this beautiful home in Virginia Village with huge investment potential. As you enter upstairs you will be welcomed with beautiful hardwood floors, lots of natural light and a living room that flows nicely into a dining area. The kitchen has granite countertops and stainless appliances. Upstairs you will also find three bedrooms, one with a Mini Split AC unit and a full bathroom. As you walk out from the dining room you will find a cozy sunroom with a wood burning fireplace and access to your new outdoor space. Downstairs can be rented out separately with its own entrance, two large bedrooms (one with a walk in closet), living...
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Posted on 09/25/2022
How to Make Your Bathroom Into a Personal Spa
The right decor can make a big difference in even a small space. When designing for a small bathroom, every choice counts. Your bathroom is a place where you should feel relaxed and refreshed, no matter how small it is. With the right design choices, you can make every day a spa day at home. Here are some...
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Posted on 09/21/2022
7 Day Market Data
7 Day RE Colorado Matrix Market Update 9-21-2022 Most casual observers do not realize when they are looking at articles or see flyers that have market data in them that data is old and not a true indicator on what is going on in the market right now. The real estate market turns on a dime and most...
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Posted on 09/18/2022
DIY Projects for home improvement in every room
No matter what room you’re working with, there are countless DIY projects for home improvement and decor. DIY home projects can help you save money while creating customized solutions for your exact needs and personal style. If you’re interested in finding ways to beautify and enhance every room of the house, here are some suggestions to get you...
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Posted on 09/11/2022
Checklist for buying a house: A first-time buyer's guide
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of home buying, it can be helpful to create a checklist for buying a house. Using a checklist can help you right from the beginning, since there are several important steps to take before you even begin your home search, like securing a mortgage lender. To help get you started, here...
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Posted on 09/08/2022
Another Property Sold - 8050 Lakeview Drive, Parker, CO 80134
A Beautifully remodeled 5-bedroom home in The Pinery within walking distance of Mountain View Elementary. As you enter the home you will notice the gleaming wood floors throughout the main level. This home has that desirable main floor master suite with a large walk-through closet and luxurious 5-piece bath that includes an oversized 6' soaking tub. The gourmet kitchen has high-end stainless appliances, ample granite counter space, farmhouse sink, breakfast bar and plenty of storage. Vaulted ceilings in the great room bring in ample natural light through skylights. Indoor outdoor living is easy with multiple French doors that allow for...
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Posted on 09/04/2022
A beginner's guide to DIYs with wood
If you’re getting started with crafting projects, DIY projects with wood are an excellent place to start. Many woodworking projects only need basic tools and inexpensive materials, like scrap or reclaimed wood, to make unique decorative pieces and more. Here are some tips and ideas for your next DIY woodworking project to help you get inspired: Before you...
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Posted on 08/31/2022
Another Property Sold - 6055 Estes Street, Arvada, CO 80004
Out of State Buyer Got Cold Feet creating another opportunity to own THIS BEAUTIFUL MID-CENTURY MODERN located within walking distance of Olde Town Arvada and a Light Rail Station that gives you great access to Downtown Denver without the parking hassles. Originally built in 1955 by The Hoskinson Brothers within the Alta Vista neighborhood one of the Denver Area's largest enclaves of mid-century modern homes. This beautiful mid-century home has a desirable open floorplan with hardwood floors. This is a turnkey home with an updated kitchen that boast quartz counter, undermount sink, stainless steel appliances and tile flooring. The bathrooms...
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Posted on 08/28/2022
Traditional home decor 101
In interior design, traditional home decor is considered a timeless staple. By emulating traditions of the past without pinpointing any specific era, traditional decor creates warm and welcoming atmospheres in any room. If you're interested in trying traditional style in your home, here is a guide to the basics. Characteristics of traditional interior design To make the best...
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Posted on 08/24/2022
7 Day Market Data
7 Day RE Colorado Matrix Market Update 8-24-2022 Most casual observers do not realize when they are looking at articles or see flyers that have market data in them that data is old and not a true indicator on what is going on in the market right now. The real estate market turns on a dime and most...
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Posted on 08/21/2022
Tips for Finding the Right Contractor
Finding the perfect contractor might seem like a daunting task. With so much information available and so many choices to compare, the process can be long and tedious. However, there are some ways to make the process simpler while keeping your best interests in mind. Here are some tips for how to find a contractor: Personal Recommendations Start...
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