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Make the right statement with your entry door
Make the right statement with your entry door

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Throughout the ages, architects have bestowed their best buildings with majestic doors. Whether it’s charming, dramatic, simple or elaborate, an...

Year Round Gardening: Refresh your garden and trade some plants
Year Round Gardening: Refresh your garden and trade some plants

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Refresh your garden and trade some plants

Gardens, like other living creatures, change over time. Some plants will outgrow others, some will...

Around the House: New insulation will soon pay for itself
Around the House: New insulation will soon pay for itself

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 22, 2016

Dear Ken: I'm going to have insulation added to my attic. I've been offered both fiberglass and cellulose. What are the differences and what do you...

Around the house: Unscrew ceiling hooks if they're an issue
Around the house: Unscrew ceiling hooks if they're an issue

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Dear Ken: I have one of those plant hanger swag hooks in my ceiling. How can I make it disappear? - Diane

Answer: Unscrew the hook. If the...

Fresh Living Room Designs: A space to enhance your lifestyle
Fresh Living Room Designs: A space to enhance your lifestyle

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 13, 2016

Throughout the country, separate living and dining rooms are going through a transition. Today’s families are more inclined towards home designs...

Rain barrels now legal in Colorado
Rain barrels now legal in Colorado

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 10, 2016

With the approach of legal use of rainwater collection on August 10th, Colorado residents are asking a lot of questions. Before you try reading the...

Old junk transformed into new treasures
Old junk transformed into new treasures

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 9, 2016

Upcycling may seem like the latest home décor trend, but historically, rather than throwing possessions away, Americans have been re-using or turning...

Year Round Gardening: Consider the mighty scrub oak??
Year Round Gardening: Consider the mighty scrub oak??

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 9, 2016

If you live in the hillside areas of Colorado Springs it is likely that you have at least one stand of gambel oak (Quercus gambellii), also known as...

Don’t let your plants go hungry
Don’t let your plants go hungry

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 9, 2016

As plants mature, they often use up any nutrients in the soil around the root zone. Regularly replenishing nutrients gives...

Around the House: Give home a good look inside and out before warranty expires
Around the House: Give home a good look inside and out before warranty expires

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 8, 2016

Dear Ken: I heard you talking about getting a new home inspection before the one-year warranty expired. Could you clarify? - Dave

Answer: It...

AROUND TOWN: Garden party benefits The Resource Exchange
AROUND TOWN: Garden party benefits The Resource Exchange

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Aug 7, 2016

A peaceful, bucolic place of beauty and art, the Historic Old North End gardens created by Rich Schell and Greg Wragge at their home were meant to be...

Around the House: Keep air flow in mind when dealing with cool basement
Around the House: Keep air flow in mind when dealing with cool basement

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 2, 2016

Dear Ken: I have a walkout basement and central air. The basement gets too cool. I want to close off some vents, but how many? - Anita

Answer:...

Stools are a versatile player in home decor
Stools are a versatile player in home decor

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 1, 2016

A stool is one of the more versatile pieces of furniture you can buy. It slides neatly under or up to a counter, takes up little real estate and can...

Colorado Springs to host Tiny House Jamboree
Colorado Springs to host Tiny House Jamboree

By: Leslie Massey - 0 Sat, Jul 30, 2016

If you’d like to get an up-close and personal look at some tiny house options, take the family out to the National Tiny House Jamboree August 5 – 7,...

Tiny home movement a lifestyle choice
Tiny home movement a lifestyle choice

By: - 0 Sat, Jul 30, 2016

In 2015, the median size of a new single-family house was 2,467 square feet, the biggest on record, according to Census Bureau data released in June....