DIY / Home Improvement

Recycle, Upcycle and Reuse!

June 25, 2019

Most people do some form of recycling – like separating aluminum cans, glass, paper and plastic into a bin for special pickup at the curb. We’re joining the movement to curb waste and plastic pollution with some creative ways to recycle everything from used lightbulbs, plastic bottles and bags, gift cards, paper bags and more!

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The Best Basement Ideas!

April 16, 2019

We love living in Colorado, and in particular Southshore, where basements offer additional living, sleeping, game room and recreational space! We pulled together some of the most creative ideas for basements, whether you want a playtime habitat for family fun and bonding, a workout room where you can sweat in private, or a big-screen-TV-watching refuge. …

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Craft Kit Ideas for Spring Break

March 5, 2019

Cherry Creek Schools take a long-awaited Spring Break this month and you may need a few fun activities to keep everybody occupied during your time away or staycation! Explore these craft kit ideas geared for all sorts of ages and interests — they’re the perfect antidote to boredom!

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Cozy New Year IKEA Hacks!

January 1, 2019

This is a thing, you know, IKEA hacks – and entire websites and Pinterest pages are set up by people who study the new IKEA catalogue every year to see how they can makeover products to fit their lives and lifestyles. Get ready, because these easy-peasy ideas to personalize bland, utilitarian furniture are putting the …

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Ways to Store That Holiday Decor!

December 26, 2018

If you pull out all the stops to decorate every holiday season, you may already have decoration storage down to an art form. But, for the rest of us who cobble together ribbons, ornaments, wreaths and lights every year – we need a little help from the experts – who are only too eager to …

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Man Caves and Basement Bars

November 6, 2018

DIY Network handymen Jason and Goose recommend the first thing to do when planning a man cave is to walk the space and visualize what you want. If visualization plus imagination isn’t your thing, scan some of the 875 photos on this Pinterest page for some enviable male spaces that might appeal to your manly …

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How and Why to Humidify Your Home

September 25, 2018

Once we turn on the furnaces in our Colorado homes, the moisture in the air is reduced by at least 10 percent which leads to a host of discomfort-causing problems. At a mile-high, everything dries out – our skin, our nasal passages, our wood furniture – even musical instruments! Some health experts contend that dry …

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DIY an Outdoor Fireplace!

September 18, 2018

It’s the ultimate in backyard enjoyment and entertainment – the outdoor fireplace – where you can hang out with loved ones and share good times around a fire feature you’ll use for years to come. Can you build one yourself? We posed some questions to the experts to find out the basics – cost, difficulty …

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Things Not to Store in a Garage!

July 31, 2018

With temperatures swinging near 100 degrees this summer, there are at least five things you should never store in your garage, especially when it’s so stifling hot! A garage can store more than your car, your skis, bicycles and lawnmower. But think twice before you keep the following items in your 90-plus degree garage!

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Projects for Leftover Paint!

July 3, 2018

 The easiest way to change the look of a wall, an accessory or an object in or around your house is with a can of paint. And if you’re the type of person who hangs on to leftover paint “just in case” – after all it does last for about 10 to 15 years if …

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