Outdoor BBQs

A home with an outdoor barbecue and living space is typically the “cool house” on the block, with beautiful shaded areas, fancy grilling techno-gadgets, and (maybe) even a built-in keg tap. “If you have an outdoor living space and a seating area with fire pit, you’re able to use that year-round,” says Kyle Ash, owner of Parker-based Aspen Falls Landscaping.…

MINIMALIZE YOUR SPACE

Five ways you can show the clutter in your life who’s really in charge. 1. Just get rid of these things—seriously. Why are you keeping them? 2. If you’re so overwhelmed that you don’t know where to begin, try starting with one small area that haunts you the most—a section of the kitchen counter, a small table top.

June 2016 Renovate & Refine

Awww, summer. Finally. After the snowfalls of this winter and spring, it's nice to have our sunshine state back. June is such a great month. We've planted our flowers, cushions are on the outdoor chairs, the fire pit is ready and deck evenings are calling us. We know that a long stretch of good weather has finally arrived, so let’s…

Raised Bed Gardening

The great thing about designing a raised bed is that you can be as structured or as imaginative as you like. Create beautiful geometric designs with a range of shapes from simple squares and rectangles or more elaborate L-shaped beds, diamonds or octagons. Remember doing dot-to-dot pictures as a kid? Creating a raised bed is like bringing a dot-to-dot picture…

Tips to Refresh and Renew Your Home

Well, we made it. The busy days of the holidays are behind us. Our guests have left, the holiday decor has been put away and the only evidence of those big holiday meals you cooked are on the scale. Or at least that is where mine is. You had spent days, maybe weeks, making your home beautiful and welcoming for…