Carolyn Andrews' Blog

Posted on 11/28/2021
How to Find & Prepare Your Own Reclaimed Wood
Crafty homeowners may enjoy a rare opportunity to transform seemingly old and useless lumber into inspiring rustic interior designs. In recent years, the trend to repurpose home furnishings and products spilled into the construction materials realm. With the aid of a few basic tools and a DIY attitude, you can reclaim wood and enhance the quality of their...
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Posted on 11/21/2021
Financing Your Home Loan through a Credit Union
Image by Burst from Pexels Buying a home is an exciting time. As you start to comb through listings and decide you’re ready to take the plunge to purchase, you’ll want to pursue getting pre-approved for a mortgage. This way, you'll know how much you're approved for and can shop for homes within your price range. Additionally, having...
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Posted on 11/14/2021
How to Prepare for a Tornado
With wind speeds of over 300 miles per hour, a tornado can be devastating. Luckily, meteorologists can predict them accurately enough to give you time to get to safety. Before a tornado comes, however, it's important to be prepared. Here are some tips for being tornado-ready: Know Where to Go Under ground is the safest place to go...
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Posted on 11/07/2021
Try These Container Planting Ideas for Your Patio
Container planting is an excellent way to enjoy gardening without a lot of outdoor space. You can grow flowers, greenery and even vegetables in planters on your porch or patio. While you can find a wide variety of traditional pots and planters at your local garden store, it’s not always clear how best to arrange them. Here we’ll...
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Posted on 10/31/2021
5 Ways to Upgrade Your Backyard on a Budget
It’s possible to upgrade your backyard on your own and on a budget. If you’re looking for a way to transform or enhance your outdoor living space, DIY projects are the way to go. Here are some ideas for DIY backyard projects you can do to upgrade the space. Fire Pits Fire pits are far simpler to DIY...
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Posted on 10/24/2021
The Benefits and Disadvantages of Seller Concessions
Image by Sephelonor from Pixabay Buying a home is a complicated transaction with many expenses. Part of the transaction involves closing costs, which vary in amount depending on the situation. One way to reduce the closing costs for the buyer is to ask for a seller concession so that the seller pays a portion of the closing costs...
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Posted on 10/18/2021
Another Property Sold - 20526 E Lake Drive, Centennial, CO 80016
Beautifully updated and meticulously kept Ranch Floor Plan with main level master bedroom, 5 pc master bath, second bedroom w/oak flooring, full bath and laundry area. Hickory Plank flooring finishes the office, dining area, and living upstairs! This home has it all with central vacuum, 2 fireplaces, covered front porch and walk-out basement patio, w/newer door! Basement partially finished with cozy fireplace in family room, lg. bedroom, w/private entry to 4 pc. bathroom, wet bar, and plenty of storage! Crowned kitchen cabinets complete w/under cabinet lighting, & pull-outs. Relax & Entertain on expanded private deck w/ 10 X 10...
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Posted on 10/17/2021
3 Ways to Decorate Your Walls
When it comes to decorating, a blank wall is a blank canvas. However, it’s difficult to know how to use the space in an aesthetically pleasing way. You might have limitless possibilities, but where do you start? If you’re looking for ways to decorate an empty wall, we’ve put together some ideas to guide you. Gallery Walls Are...
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Posted on 10/10/2021
How to Create Your Own Backyard Oasis
Image by Narcisse Navarre from Pixabay As the weather warms and the days become longer, many homeowners spend more time in their outdoor spaces. No matter the size, a backyard can be an escape from the stress of the work day and a relaxing place to socialize with friends and family. Creating a sense of calm and beauty...
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Posted on 10/03/2021
How to Plan for a Home Add-On
When you need more room in your house, having an addition built can provide extra space for you and your family. Home additions are complex projects, so it’s important to keep certain factors in mind during the planning process. Whether you need to accommodate a growing family or add a home office for work, the following tips can...
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Posted on 09/27/2021
925 N Lincoln Street 15B, Denver, CO 80203 now has a new price of $1,590,000!
RARE PENTHOUSE SUITE DOWNTOWN DENVER - ONE OF A KIND TOP FLOOR UNIT- Amazing westerly mountain views, huge open floorplan with bedrooms situated at either end of unit. spacious open kitchen with Subzero fridge,wine fridge & Miele stainless appliances, Butlers pantry, new carpet, new paint. Secondary bedroom has a nursery or sitting room en suite. 3rd bedroom is currently being used as a study. beautiful built ins, art niches and hardwood floors.Elevator serves only 2 units on 15th floor. security building, balconies, 3 reserved garaged secure parking spaces, 24 hour uniformed security, pets allowed. 360 degree views of the Rockies and...
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Posted on 09/26/2021
Is a Rain Chain Right for Your Home?
Rain chains are a popular feature of Japanese architecture and landscape design. They’re popular all over the world wherever homeowners want to turn rainfall into a piece of art or provide valuable drainage functions. While rain chains are a popular trend and have some real benefits, they may not be right for everyone. Here we’ll go over the...
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