4 Quick Tips to Refresh and Revive Your Home For Spring

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The weather in Colorado always keeps us on our toes, from sunny, summery days in January to snowstorms in April. Now that it seems spring is here to stay, it’s time to dust off the cobwebs and get your home ready for the warmer weather. Follow these spring cleaning tips to make your home fresh and inviting this season.

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  1. Assess the Situation

Winter weather can really take a toll on the exterior of your home, which is why it’s important to take a look and see if any repairs are needed. Take a few minutes to examine the windows, siding and gutters for signs of rot or dirt buildup. It may be time to add a fresh coat of paint or do some heavy-duty pressure washing, and it’s important to clean out those gutters and make sure there’s no damage from heavy snowfall.

  1. Let the Light In

Love Where You Live: Looking Through the Window of Opportunity

Monday, May 8th, 2017

When selling a home, cleaning your windows is an important step in the staging process. Sparkling clean windows will immediately brighten up any room and do more to take advantage of the natural light your home can offer. Even if you’re not looking to sell, you should still be sure to clean your windows regularly. This will keep your house looking fresh and inviting. With these window cleaning tips, your home will feel brighter in no time.

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  1. Dust it Off

Even if your windows were cleaned recently, dust can quickly accumulate on shades and blinds. Start by wiping them off with a soft cloth, a duster, or the dusting brush on your vacuum to remove any excess dirt particles. To keep the dust from building up so quickly, you can also try spraying them with an antiseptic spray after cleaning.

  1. Use the Right Tools

What You Need to Know Before Moving to Colorado

Monday, May 1st, 2017

It’s no secret that Colorado has recently been topping the list of hot places to move. With its abundant sunshine, beautiful scenery and growing cities, the Centennial State has become a new favorite destination. Whether you’re a native looking for a new home or a transplant wondering how to move to Colorado, here are a few things every future Coloradan should know.

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What to Know Financially:

Houses in Colorado tend to come with a higher price tag. This is partly because Coloradans can afford to spend more with an average annual salary of about $54,000 in Denver. You’ll want to plan for a slightly higher cost of living overall. Plus, sales tax varies by city and county, and these can really add up. Be sure to do some research on these taxes before picking your new neighborhood. Luckily, Colorado’s job market is booming and unemployment is low. If you don’t have a job here yet, the chances are good that you’ll find one soon.

Local Luxury: Trust a Professional Organizer to Optimize Your Home

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Do you fit into one of these categories: Homeowner, parent, corporate professional, or person? If so, chances are you probably need some help organizing. Hiring a professional organizer both gets you organized and helps you stay that way. Most organizers work as compassionate “coaches” who train clients on staying organized. Here are some great local organizers you can call on when the clutter becomes too much to handle.

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  1. Michelle Santaferraro – Organomics

As the founder and Chief Organizing Officer, Santaferraro believes nothing is more personal than your space and nothing is more valuable than your time. Organomics excels at professional organizing and making it a personal learning experience.  Clients learn how their personality, preferences, and work style provide a backdrop for order in their life. Michele’s 17 years of experience and unique approach to organizing have received national acclaim among Fortune 500 companies and customer testimonials.

  1. Meghan Siddall – Streamlined Living Colorado

Love Where You Live: 10 Colorado Landscaping Musts

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Colorado has a very unique climate, which can make landscaping difficult. Depending on where in the state you live, there can be drastic differences in what you plant and how you landscape your property.  Here are 10 tips and must-haves for any Coloradan looking to renovate their landscape.

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  1. Tip: Trust the pros at McMahon Landscaping

McMahon is locally owned and operated. They service both residential and commercial needs, and travel all over the Front Range. McMahon is also the top rated landscaping company for the Denver area on HomeAdvisor.com.

  1. Tip: Weeding is critical

Colorado is home to many invasive species of weeds. These weeds have cost Colorado residents more than $10 million annually in lost productivity, according to ARS Landscape and Material Supply. Staying on top of your weeding will keep your garden looking fresh and healthy all year long.

  1. Tool: Stand-up Weeder

Interior Design for Your Home, No Matter the Budget

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

The look of your home is something we all, to some degree, participate in. It’s how we make ourselves comfortable at home. If you’re hoping to sell your home soon, having a clean interior design is paramount. You want your home to feel inviting to potential buyers, no matter the budget. Here are a few a few local pros ready to help you get ready for the spring selling surge.

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Low-Budget

  1. Havenly Boulder, Co

Havenly offers professional online interior design and style services for as low as $79. Users begin by taking a Style Quiz to determine their specific style. Then, clients are given a choice of designers to work throughout the process.

  1. Atelier Interior DesignDenver, Co

Atelier is a full service interior design firm with styles driven by vibrant color, pattern, textural and sculptural details. They approach projects as opportunities to integrate lifestyle, functional requirements and personal aesthetics with well-executed design principles.

Local Luxury: Fitness Centers in Colorado for Your Spring Break Body

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Colorado may not have any beaches like some of the other Western states, but we still take fitness seriously. As the sun extends into the summer sky, the athletic clubs become more and more crowded. Here are some of the best gyms in Colorado where you can shed your winter weight and regain your summer body just in time for the season.

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  1. Barre Forte

Barre Forte has multiple locations all over the Denver metro area. Their formidable, energizing, and engaging classes are known for creating compact, yet powerful muscles, rather than bulky ones. They have all of the tools at their facilities to help you achieve the results you desire.

  1. Fit 36

Fit 36 offers results-driven workouts guaranteed to take up no more than 36 minutes of your time. They have certified personal trainers on staff at each location to ensure proper technique and improved efficiency of each workout. Heart-rate monitors are also available to ensure you stay in the proper anaerobic zones.

The Hottest Neighborhoods around Colorado to Live In

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Colorado is one of the fastest growing states in the union. We are fourth in population growth since 2010 (7.5%), and now have over seven million people calling Colorado home. In order to accommodate this kind of growth, Colorado’s housing market has become quite welcoming to all demographics. Whether you’re planning on moving to the state or are a native, finding homes in Colorado can be challenging if you don’t know where to look.

hottest neighborhood in colorado

  1. If you’re retired:

Wheat Ridge, Arvada – Wheat Ridge offers retirees a lot of outdoor activities including bird watching, picnicking at Crown Hill Park, or hitting the links at Applewood Golf Course. There are 173 doctors in the neighborhood as well, perfect for those with permanent medical needs.

  1. If you’re starting a family:

Superior, Erie – This town is just 27 days shy of having sunshine year round. Its school system is ranked in the top 5% of Colorado’s education market, too. The town is also in the midst of a development plan that will see a 12-acre park built near Eldorado K-8.

Love Where You Live: Monthly Luxury Services for Your Home

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Buying a high-end mountain home in Colorado oftentimes comes with a few tasks that can be too challenging for the homeowner. Whether it’s because of your property’s size, home’s square footage, or you simply don’t have the time, here are a few local companies who will help you keep your home looking as luxurious as it was when you bought it.

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  1. Door-to-Door Organics

Door-to-Door picks the freshest produce—locally sourced when possible—packs them in a custom box, and delivers it to your door. Create your own meal plans, find delicious recipes, or create your own box build to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

  1. Great Service Landscape Company

Great Service offers everything from commercial to residential services, design, irrigation, and much more. Based in Lakewood, they regularly serve the Golden, Evergreen and Genesee areas. Be sure to check out their gallery to see how they fit design and lifestyle together to create memorable properties.

The Places Where People Aspire to Retire: Colorado

Monday, February 20th, 2017

The Colorado foothills are a very popular location to retire. Living in the gorgeous Colorado Rockies offers heartwarming views, peaceful environments, camaraderie with like-minded friends, and endless the recreational activities. Here are some advantages to choosing one of the foothill communities as your retirement destination. It’s not just a place to retire, Colorado offers some of the best places to live and work.

retire in the mountains

  1. Evergreen

This town is about 15 miles west of Denver with an active population, great restaurants, a beautiful lake, and a variety of communities in which you could choose to live. It was originally a summer resort town for Denver’s upper-class and is considered the best retirement town in Colorado for active retirees. Evergreen Golf Course and Evergreen Lake are both very popular recreational areas nearby. There is a quaint little downtown area, tons of hiking trails, ranches, farms, newer homes, historic homes, and everything in between.

  1. Genesee