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Summertime barbecues and block parties are a rite of passage. Warm nights invite getting together with old friends in the neighborhood and getting to know the new families that have barely unpacked their boxes. A few simple ideas will ensure that you will throw the best bash on the block.
Garages are one of the greatest things about modern homes. Older homes often have no garage, a carport, or a tiny one car garage. New homes tend to have, at the very least, oversized two car garages. All of this amazing space is wonderful, but it often gets overtaken by items that have no place in the garage.
When school lets out for the summer, the wide open road often beckons. Funky little towns, small side roads, and new adventures can create lifelong memories for families. Making a few smart moves before and during your trip can ensure that everyone will have a great time.
Keller Homes has a solid history in Colorado Springs. The locally-owned new home builder has watched hundreds of families grow up in its houses, and has had the privilege of building houses for the children of past clients. With 30 years of home building under its belt, Keller Homes has a reputation for quality and for innovation. The builder consistently introduces new designs and finds creative ways to improve on old construction conventions.
CreekStone Homes is known for its edgy, modern and livable home designs. Owned by Rhonda McDonald, CreekStone has been building beautiful houses in Colorado Springs for more than 20 years. The company prides itself on being woman-owned, in large part, because that has influenced the way CreekStone homes are designed. A lot of thought goes into making spaces highly functional and beautiful. As a result, the new home builder has grown dramatically over the years.
Saddletree Homes consistently wins Parade of Homes awards for craftsmanship, quality and livability, and regularly appears in the People’s Choice selections. There’s a reason for all that recognition. Saddletree Homes has earned its reputation for quality, luxury and livable design and construction.
Every room in your home should be designed for functionality. But, other than the kitchen, your home office might be the most important. Whether you need the space for a home-based business, the occasional work-from-home day, studying, creative endeavors or simply catching up on emails and bills, it has to be a place where you FEEL like doing what needs to be done.
A good outdoor space can dramatically add to the usable square footage of your home. Bringing the inside out and the outside in is a great way to make your home more livable, brighter and more vibrant. It’s also downright delightful in Colorado, where the weather is usually pretty mild year round and we don’t have a lot of outdoor nuisances that are common in other parts of the country.
Do you love those home makeover shows? Of course you do. Who doesn’t love a good Pygmalion? Whether it’s the girl in overalls and glasses being crowned homecoming queen at the end of the movie or the old fixer-upper making it’s owners weep as they exclaim “wow” at the end of the 30-minute flip, there’s something innately satisfying about seeing potential and beauty realized.
For ages, people have asked “what’s your favorite color?” in icebreaking conversation. Color is important, and the colors you choose for your interior design say a little something about you. So, what does your home color scheme say about you? More importantly, what do you wish it would say?