Category Archives: Home Tips

Spring cleaning on the cheap: Dust off your organizing skills with these tips


Spring cleaning is nearly upon us — and experts nationwide say it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to organize your home. In fact, it doesn’t have to cost more than a few bucks and a little work. And if your home is organized and tidy, you’ve already made the first step toward easier and faster spring cleaning. Follow these handy tips to conquer every nook and cranny in your home, so your house will be super organized.   Embrace your inner shover. If you prefer hooks over hangers, dro

Boulder County Home and Garden Show

Boulder County Home and Garden Show

BOULDER COUNTY – Winter isn’t quite done with us, but it won’t be long before the mercury begins to rise. When it does, it will be time for those of us with green thumbs and a passion for home improvement to roll up our sleeves and get to work. What better way to prepare than the Boulder County Home and Garden Show? The Show The Boulder County Home and Garden Show is a tradition in Longmont, going back almost 20 years. Each spring and fall, the show, a three-day affair, gives home owners a

Recreating that feeling of a real fireplace

Firesong Fireplace

BOULDER COUNTY – Close your eyes for a moment and imagine you’re sitting around a campfire with friends or family high in the mountains. It’s late and the summer evening is dark and crisp. The conversation fades as you find yourselves lost in thought and gazing into the dancing flames. The crackling of the embers and the sparks rising from the fire create a magical and playful effect. Let yourself go there right now. How would you describe that feeling? Peaceful? Relaxing? Soothing? Inspir

New uses for zippered bed linen bags


A few weeks ago I bought a new set of sheets. Now I can’t bring myself to get rid of the bag. It’s one of those zippered, clear plastic bags that seems like it would be perfect for storing sheets in the linen closet, except I’m sure I’d never be able to fold the fitted sheet neatly enough to cram the whole set back into the bag. Still, that bag was much too nice to throw away. But what to do with it? I turned to Pinterest, one of my favorite time-wasters, for ideas. Yes, I get paid to d

Addressing winter indoor air quality


LOVELAND – As you spend more time indoors due to colder weather, it is important to think about the quality of the air that you breathe. Chemicals, gasses and other irritants found indoors may have a negative impact on your health. Below are a few common pollutants that affect indoor air quality: Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that can cause poisoning or even death. It is particularly dangerous in the winter as a common source of carbon monoxide is heating systems. Firs

Northern Colorado Home and Garden Show: Your exclusive view to the latest in housing trends and decorative styles

2014 Northern Colorado Home & Garden Show

LOVELAND – If your home is your castle, or simply your home sweet home, be sure to visit the 2014 Northern Colorado Homebuilders Association (NOCO HBA) Home & Garden Show in Loveland, February 28 through March 2. This is your exclusive view of the hottest new styles in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, landscape design, windows, doors, floors, kitchen cabinets, countertops, sinks, outdoor entertainment areas and more. Ninety-plus exhibits are lined up for this twelfth annual Northern Co

All Backyard Fun of Boulder, CO Receives Best of Houzz 2014 Award

Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals Boulder, CO, February 4, 2014 – All Backyard Fun of Boulder, CO has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 7 year old patio furniture and gas fire pit retailer was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community. The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfac

Living Smart: Animal removal and prevention


It doesn’t take much time or space for a wild creature to make itself at home in your house. A bat, for instance, can enter a hole the size of a half dollar. While there are steps you can take to prevent unwelcome intruders, once a raccoon, squirrel or other invader gets inside, consider calling a professional, according to highly rated animal removal and pest control experts. Here are tips from such experts, gathered by our research team: Don’t assume or delay If you hear noises in

Planning a home improvement project? How to hire a quality contractor


(BPT) – Dreaming of home improvement projects in the New Year? You’re not alone – many homeowners are deciding what improvement project to tackle next. As the housing market continues to strengthen, homeowners buying or selling homes are focused on curb appeal or updating new spaces, which makes now a perfect time for remodeling. In fact, a majority of U.S. Homeowners (75.5 percent) are planning one or more home improvement projects by early 2014, according to a recent HIRI Sentime

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