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Apr14

Important Parts of Your Home to Deep Clean This Spring

Spring Cleaning 1Spring is the best time to take care of some home maintenance tasks and give your home a thorough cleaning. While certain areas in your Colorado home will receive spring cleaning attention, there are certain parts of your home that tend to get overlooked.

Let’s take a look at some of the most overlooked, germy spots in your home, and make sure you that include it in your spring cleaning checklist.

 

 

Mar05

4 Ways to Make Your New Place Feel Like Home

4 ways to make your new homeYou have a new place to live in and you’re ready to settle in. Walking into your new house can be exciting, but it can also feel cold and unfamiliar. Finding ways to make it cozy and comfortable is quite a task. As if the challenge of redecorating the entire house isn’t hard enough, you also have to deal with the chaos of moving boxes and crazy kids.

In this blog post, we reveal a few things you can do to appreciate your new space and make it feel like home.

Nov12

4 Maintenance Skills Aspiring Homeowners Need to Master

Being a homeowner entails a lot of responsibilities. This includes taking care of your home and making sure that it stays in tip top shape. Some maintenance tasks require the assistance of a professional, but there are a number of things you can do to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

Here are 4 maintenance skills aspiring homeowners need to master. Master these skills to keep your home in the best condition possible. Plus, it will help you save lots of money down the road.

Changing air filters

According to the U.S. FDA, indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air. You may not realize it, but there are lots of pollutants inside your Colorado home. Dust, dirt, pet dander, mold, pollen, chemicals, and the list go on. These pollutants get trapped in the air filters.

During the summer and winter months, your HVAC system is running round the clock. That means, the air inside your Colorado home is being re-circulated again and again. When the air filter is dirty, these pollutants will be blown back into your home and will be floating in the air. Make it a habit to change your air filters every 30 to 90 days. Not only will it improve indoor air quality, it will also help extend the life of your HVAC system.

Unclogging drains 

If you notice that the sink is draining slower than usual or there is standing water in the tub, you probably have a clogged drain.

Clogged drains can be a serious nuisance, which is why you need to address the problem fast. You can clear up even the most stubborn clogs with a little practice and some simple tools.

Cleaning gutters 

Most people don’t give their gutters much thought until they stop working properly. Your gutters are designed to keep water away from your Colorado home. When it’s clogged, water can’t run through them and will collect in the roof. Eventually, it will cause damage. When there is too much water on the roof, it will drip down the side of your house.

The last thing you want is to deal with water damage due to clogged gutters. Make sure that you clean your gutters regularly to ensure that they are working properly. You may also want to consider putting a gutter guard to prevent leaves, twigs, and other debris from accumulating.

Repair a leaky faucet 

Every homeowner will experience plumbing problems at some point. Leaky faucets are one of the most common problems homeowners face. Often, they tend to ignore the problem thinking it isn’t a big deal. But if left unattended, you’ll be wasting a lot of water. Also, this can lead to a bigger, more complicated problem. Learn how to fix a leaky faucet. It’s a simple task that anyone can handle.

Sep11

Easy Ways to Cozy Up Your Home for Fall

Fall is upon us! As the weather turns cooler and the days grow darker, now is a great time to think about how to keep the temperature and mood in your Colorado home cozy. As such, you might want to get a jump start on prepping your living space for the cold winter ahead.

If you are looking for inspiration to start decorating your home for fall, look no further. Check out these simple decorating ideas and use them to transition your home décor for fall.

Keep your home warm and fuzzy

With the chill of autumn in the air, now is the best time to switch out lighter fabrics for heavier ones. Hang heavier curtains and drapery before the cold winter creeps up on us. Add seasonal style and functionality to your living space by laying throw blankets across your furnishings and go all out on the throw pillows. Complete the look by employing cozy patterns such as tweed, herringbone and plaid.

Bring fall to the exterior of your home 

Why should your indoor space have all the fun? Take it outside as well. One of the best ways to say “Hello fall!” is to hang a beautiful autumn wreath at your front door. This is super easy to make and is sure to add glitz and glam to your front door.

Bring the aromas of fall into your home 

It’s not autumn without the apple, cinnamon and pumpkin scents. What better way to bring the aromas of fall into your Colorado home than to make some fall goodies like caramel apples, ginger cookies, and pumpkin spice lattes.

Candles are also a great way to make your home smell amazing. Spread some scented candles throughout your home and light them up in the evening. Your Colorado home will be filled with wonderful aroma in no time. Its warm glow and subtle scent can also help alleviate stress and anxiety.

Dress the floor with area rugs

Cold air creeps in through gaps in doors and windows. When it does, it settles on the floor. Fend off icy toes by placing area rugs strategically in high traffic areas. Large, thick are rugs will create a soft, warm barrier between the cold, hard floor and your feet. Plus, an area rug with vibrant colors can cheer up your living space.

Jun18

4 Ways to Prepare Your Home Before Going on Vacation

Most people have a checklist when packing their bags before a vacation. They do this because they want to make sure that they don’t leave anything important behind. But as a Denver homeowner, it makes sense to have a checklist of the things you should do before leaving for vacation.

Vacation is a time for rest and relaxation. The last thing you want is to be worrying about the safety of your home.

Whether you’ll be gone for the weekend or a month-long getaway, these quick, simple tasks will help ensure peace of mind and prevent coming home to a disaster.

Prevent water damage

A water leak could be catastrophic if no one is around to deal with it. That said, we suggest turning off the main water supply, especially if you’ll be gone for an extended period of time. This will prevent possible water damage from leaky pipes.

You can rest easy knowing that your home is safe, in order, and ready for your return.

Keep your house looking occupied

A dark, empty house is an open invitation to burglars. Since your Denver home will be unoccupied for a few days to a few weeks, make sure that you leave the house looking like it’s lived in so it wouldn’t be a target for burglars.

Put lights on a time to give the impression that someone is home. You can also use motion detector lights to illuminate any intruders.

Remove your spare key

If you have a spare key, leaving it under a fake rock, the doormat or somewhere outside the house is definitely not a good idea. Instead of leaving it in your usual hiding spot, it would be best to give it to a friend or a neighbor you trust.

Unplug

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, leaving the appliances plugged in, even when not turned on, are still using power. This contributes to 10% of household energy use. Plus, leaving them plugged in increases the risk of fire.

Unplug all appliances such as coffee maker, toaster, microwave, television, and other electrical devices. Not only will it help you save money, it also reduces the risk of house fire.

If you have devices like CCTV or security systems that depend on internet to transmit information, then it is best to leave your wifi on.