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Optimizing walls from the inside out
Optimizing walls from the inside out

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Dear Ken: I have panels of three rocker switches everywhere in my new home. I’m having a hard time figuring out what they are all for. -Helen Some of...

Creating garage envy
Creating garage envy

By: - 0 Mon, Feb 13, 2017

While the basic principles of the garage have remained the same throughout the years, the aesthetic details have changed quite a bit. Garages have...

Steps to a more organized, functional garage
Steps to a more organized, functional garage

By: - 0 Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Organization can help homeowners transform their homes into less cramped, more spacious oases without forcing them to finance potentially expensive...

Around the house: Winter watering and lower level heating
Around the house: Winter watering and lower level heating

By: - 0 Wed, Feb 8, 2017

Dear Readers: You've probably noticed that this winter is turning into another dry one. I hope you've been doing your winter watering. Every three or...

7 purple vegetables to grow and eat
7 purple vegetables to grow and eat

By: - 0 Mon, Feb 6, 2017

Dietary experts have long advised eating an array of colored vegetables, as each carries different nutrients. Many yellow and orange crops, for...

Easy bathroom upgrades
Easy bathroom upgrades

By: - 0 Mon, Feb 6, 2017

If you can’t stand the sight of your bathroom, you are not alone. Outdated countertops, messy grouting, unappealing decor and poor lighting can add...

Modifications to make bathrooms safer
Modifications to make bathrooms safer

By: - 0 Mon, Feb 6, 2017

Few areas in a home can prove as perilous as bathrooms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says every year around 235,000 people over the...

Around the house: Flawless indoor fountains and heat-saving windows
Around the house: Flawless indoor fountains and heat-saving windows

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 2, 2017

Dear Ken: I have two rooms over a crawl space which are very cold. What kind of insulation should I use? Also, I need radon mitigation down there....

House Plant Propagation: Make and Take a Planted Container
House Plant Propagation: Make and Take a Planted Container

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 30, 2017

This hands-on workshop, which will be presented by Colorado State University Extension on Thursday Feb. 2, will cover the basics of caring for house...

Tips for fixing your doorbell and replacing your dishwasher
Tips for fixing your doorbell and replacing your dishwasher

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Dear Ken: I’m having trouble hearing my doorbell in certain parts of the house. Any recommendations? -Mildred Why not go wireless? It would be...

Colorado Springs RV and Outdoor Show: Take your home on the road with you!
Colorado Springs RV and Outdoor Show: Take your home on the road with you!

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Lots of retirees are opting to take their home on the road – and many young adults are purchasing campers for affordable travel options that allow them...

Guest bedroom ideas
Guest bedroom ideas

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 30, 2017

Having a comfortable and accommodating guest bedroom is important to many homeowners. People love to welcome family and friends with everything they...

Ideas for your entertainment space
Ideas for your entertainment space

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 23, 2017

With the Super Bowl around the corner, you may be taking a closer look at your living spaces and wondering if they have been optimized for entertaining...

Best practices for energy-efficient heating
Best practices for energy-efficient heating

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Nothing is like coming home to a toasty space after being out on a frigid day. The warmth provides comfort and stress relief, but may be costing you...

Design presentation with HGTV’s Laurie March at the 2017 Colorado Springs Home & Landscaping Show
Design presentation with HGTV’s Laurie March at the 2017 Colorado Springs Home & Landscaping Show

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Laurie March, the host and creative force behind HGTV’s “The House Counselor,” has been involved in interior design and home improvement her whole...

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