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Posted on 06/26/2022
Bermuda grass lawns: Growing guide
Bermuda grass is a popular type of grass for lawns in warm regions. It’s a favorite grass variety for golf courses, sports fields and commercial lots because of its durability and heat tolerance. If you’re interested in growing Bermuda grass lawn, here is a simple guide to help: Mowing Bermuda grass Bermuda grass is a very fast-growing grass...
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Posted on 06/25/2022
Another Property Sold - 830 S Dudley Street, Lakewood, CO 80226
A Beautiful Belmar Gardens House On A Really Nice Lot. The kitchen was remodeled by a Denver-based interior design team about 4 years ago. The countertops are quartz and the cabinets are grey shaker style, the induction stove features double ovens (the seller was able to roast a 10 and a 15lb turkey)...just a beautiful, thoughtfully-designed kitchen. 3 bedrooms on the main floor is a rare feature. including a primary suite with 3/4 bathroom that provides blissful separation. A full hall bathroom is great for kids, guests or just a separate place to get ready. The Downstairs offers so much flexibility. A large rec room, 2 non-conforming...
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Posted on 06/19/2022
Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Ideas
If you want to explore the mid-century modern interior design style, the dining room is an excellent place to start. No matter if you have an open floor plan or traditional formal dining room layout, you can use elements of mid-century modern design to enhance your space. Here are some ideas for simple ways to add a modern...
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Posted on 06/12/2022
Selling: How and Why You Should Use a Professional for Home Staging
There are plenty of things you can do to potentially boost the profits of your home sale, such as tackling repairs and renovations. One thing you may also want to consider is hiring a professional to stage your home. What is Professional Staging? When a home is staged, a professional comes in and decorates/furnishes the home to make...
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Posted on 06/05/2022
Fireplace Safety 101: Basic Tips for Homeowners
A functional fireplace is an extremely sought-after feature in any home. Regardless of the climate, a fireplace can provide a special coziness and warmth for everyone to enjoy. However, it's important to practice fireplace safety habits and keep up with maintenance. Here are some basic tips for safely enjoying your fireplace at home: Minimize Soot Buildup Chimney sweeping...
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Posted on 06/01/2022
Another Property Sold - 1135 Elizabeth Street 202, Denver, CO 80206
A beautiful Congress Park condominium that will give you that minimal maintenance living you are looking for. This is a highly desirable location has great walkability as the property has close proximity to the Denver Botanic Gardens, Boutique Shops, multiple Restaurants, Congress Park, Cheeseman Park, City Park, Museum of Natural History, Denver Zoo, and City Park Golf Course this is an ideal location. This is the best of both worlds with prime location for city living in a quiet updated unit. The home has the open floor plan that allows for that individual creativity. The kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless-steel appliances....
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Posted on 05/29/2022
How to prepare for day of closing
At the end of a long homebuying process, you’ll finally reach your goal: the day of closing. However, even though you’re at the finish line, closing on a new home is a process itself. There are many steps to finalize your home purchase and just as many opportunities for delay. To make sure you’re prepared for closing day,...
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Posted on 05/22/2022
How to Grow an Areca Palm as a Houseplant
Areca palms are a common sight in outdoor spaces but also make great houseplants. They're easy to care for and can grow in your home in practically any climate as long as they get the proper care. Here are the basics of growing areca palms indoors: Lighting Needs One of the areca palm's most popular characteristics is its...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
How to Add Blue to Your Home's Exterior
The color blue has exploded in popularity among homeowners and exterior designers. Many are choosing to repaint their homes in a wide variety of blue paint colors from pastel to darker dramatic hues. However, there are ways you can join in on the blue paint excitement without repainting your entire house. Here we’ll go over some simple ways...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
3 Signs Your Home Needs New Insulation
People who harbor a sneaking suspicion they're paying too much in heating and cooling expenses are often on to something. Under-insulated attics alone can reportedly increase utility bills by as much as 25 percent. If you identify any of the following telltale signs, consider new insulation. 1: Home Experiences Temperature Shifts Imagine sitting by an open window as...
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Posted on 05/06/2022
1135 Elizabeth Street 202, Denver, CO 80206 is now new to the market!
A beautiful Congress Park condominium that will give you that minimal maintenance living you are looking for. This is a highly desirable location has great walkability as the property has close proximity to the Denver Botanic Gardens, Boutique Shops, multiple Restaurants, Congress Park, Cheeseman Park, City Park, Museum of Natural History, Denver Zoo, and City Park Golf Course this is an ideal location. This is the best of both worlds with prime location for city living in a quiet updated unit. The home has the open floor plan that allows for that individual creativity. The kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless-steel appliances....
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Home Gardens: How to Create a Carnivorous Plant Terrarium
Sure, terrariums are vast and fascinating. But if you’re looking to kick it up a notch, try starting one for carnivorous plants. The easiest way to keep them happy is by building a terrarium all their own. Within that space, they can enjoy the perfect amount of light, humidity and tasty insects. Here’s what to do. Select Your...
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