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Posted on 02/06/2022
Why You Should Consider Neutral Colors in Your Next Design
If you’re planning a new decorating project, color palette is probably at the forefront of your decision making. Whether you’re planning on painting interior walls, swapping out furniture or doing a complete style overhaul, your color choices will be a guiding factor in every step of the process. This makes it especially difficult if you don’t know what...
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Posted on 02/05/2022
Another Property Sold - 1155 Ash Street 504, Denver, CO 80220
A beautiful, remodeled condominium that will give you that minimal maintenance living you are looking for. This is a highly desirable location with great walkability as the property is within blocks of Frank & Roze Coffee, Culinary Dropout, Blanco Cocina & Cantina, Postino, Trader Joe's, Snooze and AMC Theatre. Congress, Cheesman, & City Park, Museum of Natural History, Denver Zoo and City Park Golf Course all within 5 minutes. Get the best of both worlds with prime location city living in a quiet remodeled unit. The home has the open floor plan that everyone wants with great access to the large, covered balcony that adds to...
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Posted on 01/31/2022
Another Property Sold - 1717 Ingalls Street, Lakewood, CO 80214
Welcome to 1727 Ingalls Street in Edgewood, Denver a stone's throw from Edgewater! This 3 bed, 2.5 bath home is one of redT Homes' featured LiteHomes, designed to be lite on your wallet and lite on the planet. The home is LEED Gold certified, Energy Star rated, DOE ZERH and Indoor airPlus certified, and it includes smart features such as a Nest doorbell, Nest hub, and Nest thermostat. The energy-efficient design means lower utility bills, a greener environment, and cleaner indoor air to provide a healthier home for you and your loved ones. Beyond the certifications, the home also boasts a welcoming floor plan. The entry foyer includes a...
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Posted on 01/30/2022
How to Choose a Universal Remote for Home Theaters
Having a home theater filled with tons of equipment, including a TV or projector, sound system, media player, streaming device and other gadgets means you probably have several remote controls to manage. Keeping track of these remotes and making sure you’re using the right one for each device can end up being an enormous challenge. Switching to a...
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Posted on 01/23/2022
The 6 Best Tools to Help You Move
Working with the right tools can make all the difference. This can be said for any project, but when you’re moving your home, equipping yourself with a few key items will make the process more efficient. Here are the essential tools to ease some of the labor on moving day: Furniture Dolly A furniture dolly is an excellent...
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Posted on 01/16/2022
5 Key Benefits of Indoor Greenhouses
Without outdoor space, gardening might feel impossible. Even raised beds on small patios won’t give you the space you need to grow all of your favorite veggies, herbs and other plants. However, one option is to use your indoor space instead. By creating an indoor greenhouse you can enjoy gardening no matter what your outdoor space is like....
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Posted on 01/09/2022
Comparing Decks and Patios
Photo by Im3rd Media on Unsplash Modern backyards are about more than having space to grow a garden or toss a ball with your kids. Today's yards are designed to be an oasis from the stress and rigors of every day life. They create outdoor living spaces that are ideal for personal use and for entertaining guests. So,...
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Posted on 01/02/2022
How to Prevent Erosion & Landslides by Gardening on a Slope
Planting anything on an incline might seem like more trouble than it's worth. However, if your yard has any slopes, you could be at risk for soil erosion and landslides. The best way to avoid them is to plant trees, shrubs or other plants on the slope to strengthen the ground. Here are some tips for gardening on...
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Posted on 12/26/2021
5 Hanging Plant Ideas to Help You Save Space
Photo by George Shervashidze from Pexels Hanging plants and vertical gardens are an excellent way to conserve precious square footage while still getting the environmental and aesthetic benefits of houseplants. You can achieve this by attaching hooks or other fixtures to ceilings and walls and hanging baskets, pots and planters. If you live somewhere where making holes in...
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Posted on 12/19/2021
3 Energy Efficient Home Renovation Projects That Deliver Return On Investment
Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom from Pexels Homeowners typically want to tackle renovation projects that will benefit them in multiple ways. Ideally there should be a healthy mix of aesthetically pleasing upgrades that also help reduce utility costs. The following rank among the energy efficient home renovation projects that can save you money while still improving aesthetic and quality...
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Posted on 12/17/2021
1155 Ash Street 504, Denver, CO 80220 is now new to the market!
A beautiful, remodeled condominium that will give you that minimal maintenance living you are looking for. This is a highly desirable location with great walkability as the property is within blocks of Frank & Roze Coffee, Culinary Dropout, Blanco Cocina & Cantina, Postino, Trader Joe's, Snooze and AMC Theatre. Congress, Cheesman, & City Park, Museum of Natural History, Denver Zoo and City Park Golf Course all within 5 minutes. Get the best of both worlds with prime location city living in a quiet remodeled unit. The home has the open floor plan that everyone wants with great access to the large, covered balcony that adds to...
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Posted on 12/12/2021
House Flipping: When to Be a General Contractor and When to Hire Out
Photo by Ivan Samkov from Pexels House flipping projects typically take between 45 and 90 days to complete. But when subcontractors have to put your renovations on the back burner, they might incline entrepreneurs serving as general contractors with the right skills to roll up their sleeves. Such scenarios beg whether fix-and-flip business owners are better off going...
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