Adding Outdoor Square Footage for Any Budget

Adding Outdoor Square Footage for Any Budget

By Emily Baudot, At Home Northern Colorado Many homeowners are turning to their backyards to safely get exercise and escape cabin fever. But, how can you get the most out of your land? Your property can easily turn into an outdoor paradise with just a few...
Home improvements with best ROI

Home improvements with best ROI

In Colorado and its fellow Mountain Region states, homeowners recoup considerably more of their costs for some home improvements than others.

Make Your Plans to Attend the NOCO HBA 2018 Home & Remodeling Show

Make Your Plans to Attend the NOCO HBA 2018 Home & Remodeling Show

Popular Annual Show Runs March 9 – 11 at The Ranch in Loveland Annual event is the largest home show of its kind in Northern Colorado By Wendy McMillan, At Home Spring is approaching! Regardless of our weather and its temperamental tendencies, you can feel it....
Make Your Plans to Attend  2017 Home & Remodeling Show

Make Your Plans to Attend 2017 Home & Remodeling Show

Annual event is the largest home show of its kind in Northern Colorado By L.L. Charles, At Home The anticipation is building for the 2017 Home & Remodeling Show, Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12. The event has become an annual tradition for...
Tips on preventing ice dams

Tips on preventing ice dams

Snow storms and subsequent above freezing temperatures are the perfect combination for ice dams. Ice dams can cause damage to your home and result in expensive repairs. Save yourself the headache of dealing with the issue by keeping these prevention tips in mind. HOW...
Ask the Contractor: New kitchen sink has too many holes

Ask the Contractor: New kitchen sink has too many holes

Q: Dear Ed: My husband came home this week with a new cast-iron kitchen sink that he bought for a discount. While I like the sink and the low price, there is an issue. The sink has five faucet holes! We planned for a pull-out kitchen faucet that will take care of the...
Ask Angie: Who pays for building permits?

Ask Angie: Who pays for building permits?

Dear Angie: Does a homeowner pay for permits on an interior/exterior home remodel, or the contractor running the entire job? – Cara P., Chicago Dear Cara: Typically, contractors will include permit costs as a part of their bid. But it’s important that your...

Enjoy a high-tech shower with a digital mixing valve

Q: Dear Ed: Next year we are looking to turn one of our unused bedrooms into a bathroom. For the shower area we would like to look into the new electronic mixing valves in place of a standard hand-turning shower valve. Can you please provide us with more information...

Plumber: Wash out stains in a stainless steel sink

Q:  Dear Ed: We’re installing a new laundry room. We plan for a countertop area complete with a built-in laundry sink for soaking clothes. All the laundry sinks we have seen are enameled cast iron. But, we want a stainless steel laundry sink and don’t want to install...

Living Smart: Which shower door is right for your bathroom?

By Kaley Belakovich, Angie’s List (TNS) Installing a new shower? Unless you’re getting a walk-in shower or a bathtub/shower insert — which sometimes only requires a shower curtain — you’ll need to select a type of shower door. Here’s some information to help you...

The bathroom can be the ‘suite’ spot of your home

Q: Dear Ed: After years of saving, we’re planning to build a modest new home. Since we are on a tight budget, I’m going to do all of the designing and decorating. What tips can you give me to help with the bathroom decor so it won’t look like someone just threw in a...
Get Smart – Set yourself At Ease with High Side Security

Get Smart – Set yourself At Ease with High Side Security

Loveland firm erases anxiety with smart home security systems When it comes to home security there is no one-size-fits-all solution. “Each system has to be customized to the needs and the location,” said JR Parks, co-owner of Loveland’s High Side Security with his...
Plumber: Bath to the future

Plumber: Bath to the future

Q: Dear Ed, My husband and I are finally remodeling our 1970s bathroom since we plan to age in place in our present home. Since this will be our final remodel, we would like the latest in bathroom technology. The main focus will be on removing our tub to install a...
Ask Angie: How much does drywall repair cost?

Ask Angie: How much does drywall repair cost?

Dear Angie: How much can I expect to pay to repair three fist-sized holes in drywall? – April L. of Florida Dear April: Unfortunately, the type of drywall damage you describe is quite common. Homeowners often need to repair a small section of drywall instead of a...
Refresh your home office

Refresh your home office

Life in the 21st century has its perks. One of those is to be able to work from virtually anywhere. If you’ve successfully convinced your boss to let you log more hours from home this year, you’ll want a killer workspace to match. Don’t let your home office become the...
Ask Angie: How much does it cost to replace baseboards?

Ask Angie: How much does it cost to replace baseboards?

Dear Angie: What does it cost to replace baseboards? Mine are made of dark wood that was painted white, but is now chipping. I’m interested in replacing the existing trim with pre-painted, faux-wood baseboard. – Beverly C., Cheyenne, Wyo. Dear Beverly: Baseboards are...