Fabulous 5-bedroom home at 4743 Withers Drive in Fort Collins on the water in popular Clydesdale Park! Starting with the front entry waterfall feature, this home displays the highest quality finishes inside and out. This craftsman-style retreat features tiger wood floors on both the main and upper levels. The chef’s kitchen boasts beautiful countertops, custom tile, plenty of storage and large dining area. Sprawling great room with vaulted ceiling and stone fireplace. Main level office or second dining area. Spacious work-out room. Upstairs features three large bedrooms, including a huge master suite with deck overlooking water and a view of snowcap mountains. Top quality extends to the basement with wet bar, entertainment area, rec space, two bedrooms, bath and storage. Beautifully landscaped back yard abutting the pond with large fountain. Oversized 3-car garage. The advanced leak detection alarm system, and a 14-month home warranty is sure to bring extra peace of mind to the new owner of this wonderful property! Contact Jon Holsten at (970) 237-2752 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
Remodeled Mid Century Ranch at 1302 Laporte Ave in Old Town just North of City Park! Newer roof, windows, kitchen, siding, floors all done with in the last 5 years. Detached two car garage and recently paved driveway for great off street parking. The open floor plan features a huge living room and kitchen with stainless steel appliances and plenty of counter space plus a large island. Other features include a fireplace and A/C. All of this conveniently located with easy access to Downtown, CSU and the Foothills! Contact Brandon Bidwell at (970) 215-1573 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
Great opportunity for a first-time homebuyer or investor. 1789 Twin Lakes Circle in Loveland is move-in ready with brand new carpet and paint throughout. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and a cozy fireplace in the living room. Enjoy a separate dining room, updated countertops in the kitchen and an unfinished basement ready for your touches. Master bedroom boasts a large walk-in closet and private 5-piece bathroom. Enjoy the spacious fenced-in backyard from the large deck. This one won’t last long! Contact Kailee Harvey at (970) 331-2868 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
This terrific third-story residence at 3400 Stanford Road in Midtown Fort Collins is well-maintained and move-in ready with new flooring throughout! Classy great room with fireplace and access to the balcony. Super convenient access to restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and the MAX transit system. Fantastic private residence or investment property! Awesome unit and an excellent value! Contact Jon Holsten at (970) 237-2752 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
Fantastic ranch-style home at 2105 Del Norte Avenue in Loveland’s popular Locust Park neighborhood with carefully preserved original features, your new home is move-in ready. Enjoy the efficient use of space with a cozy kitchen, large family room with fireplace, and nice sized bedrooms, including a master suite. Close to most any service you need. Well-maintained for years, opportunity abounds to make this home exactly what you envision! Contact Jon Holsten at (970) 237-2752 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
As the days shorten, you can mitigate many mid-winter headaches with some preemptive prep. Proper weatherizing can help protect your home from preventable damage, save money on energy costs, and, most importantly, keep you and your loved ones safe and warm throughout the winter season. Here is a useful checklist to manage your weatherization project. Setting aside some time on a couple of weekend days should be more than enough to knock this out:
Cracks & Leaks
Examine your entire house for any cracks and leaks, from your roof to your baseboards, to your basement and foundation. With unpredictable winter weather, these cracks and leaks are how the outside gets in, causing cold drafts and water damage.
Luckily, most cracks don’t require a professional to handle it. Depending on your house type and age, it’s likely you’ll be able to do it yourself with supplies from your local hardware store.
Windows & Doors:
Gaps and breaks in windows and doors is another way to let the winter in your home, and they can let heat escape, raising your heat bill throughout the season.
Make sure seals are tight and no leaks exist. If you have storm windows, make sure you put them on before the cold season begins. Additionally, add weather-strips and or a door sweep to prevent drafts and keep the heat in.
Clean your rain gutters of any debris. In colder climates, the buildup will cause gutters to freeze with ice, crack and then leak.
Once you have removed the residue from the drains, test them by running hose water to make sure cracks and leaks have not already formed. Even in warmer locales, the buildup can put undue stress on your roof and home.
Protecting your pipes from freezing should be your number one priority this winter. A burst pipe can quickly become a disaster in any home.
Remember to turn off your exterior water source and take in your hose. Internally, wrapping your pipes is a recommended precaution to take.
Annual checks are vital in avoiding dangers such as house fires. Replace filters if you use a furnace and clear out any vents and ducts that carry heat through them. If you have baseboard heat, wipe them of dust and remove any debris that might catch fire.
Fireplace & Wood Burning Stoves:
Make sure to have chimneys and air vents cleaned early in the season if you are planning on warming your home with a wood-burning source. When your fireplace is not in use make sure to close the damper, some resources estimate an open damper can increase energy consumption by as much as 30%, increasing your bill about $200.
Bring your patio furniture inside or cover it for the winter. Don’t forget other, smaller items such as your tools, including the hose and planting pots. Clear out any piles around the side of your house, checking for cracks and holes in your home and foundation as you go so to avoid providing shelter for unwelcome guests over the cold season.
If your property has large trees check for loose branches and call someone to trim back any limbs that may fall in your yard, on your roof or even damage a window.
Lastly, make sure your emergency kit is up to date with provisions, batteries, fresh water, food for animals, entertainment for kids – especially if you live in an area prone to power outages.
This spacious, well maintained 2 story home at 4421 Monaco Place in Fort Collins is nestled on a cul de sac & features a well designed open floor plan with room for everyone. Located in sought after Golden Meadows, this home offers vaulted ceilings, large but cozy great room with Fireplace, large master suite, finished basement with rec room, 5th bedroom & 3/4 bath. Enjoy the outdoor living area with covered patio & fully fenced private backyard. RV/Boat parking-No HOA! Just blocks to school, park, trail system, restaurants, Harmony corridor and I-25. Contact Kelly Swift at (970) 310-4876 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
This gorgeous home at 6580 Tombstone Ridge Road on a corner lot in Timnath boasts an open floor-plan! The main level features a gourmet kitchen with extra cabinetry and work station. The bright, sprawling great room features a high vaulted ceiling and fireplace adorned with a restored mantle moved from a historic Denver home built in 1906. Large loft, additional bedrooms and master suite on the upper level. Full unfinished basement. Great yard and deck for relaxing. Short distance to the pool and Bethke Elementary! Contact Jon Holsten at (970) 237-2752 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
This town-home style condo at 2608 Kansas Dr B113 in Fort Collins was built in 2016 showcases beautiful finishes! Laminate hardwood floors in the kitchen and dining opening to a large living space with a cozy fireplace. Patio access for grilling or entertaining off the dining room. Granite counter-tops in the kitchen and bathrooms. Large master includes en-suite bathroom and walk in closet. All this located 10 min from Old Town near restaurants and shopping! A perfect place for your new home! Contact Jacqueline Feil at (970) 402-7509 for your private showing for more information or click the link below for more details.
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At the end of a long day, your bedroom should be a sanctuary of comfort that welcomes you in. But, as a room that guests rarely see and in which homeowners spend most of their time with their eyes closed, its upkeep frequently gets pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. Thankfully, there are some little design tricks that can make a big difference. Turn your bedroom into a restful retreat when you up its coziness factor with a few of these easy ideas.
- Layer textures. Sheepskin rugs, a down comforter, plush pillows, and knit blankets can add a softness to the room that will make you want to sink right in. Lift these textures upward, with a canopy, tufted headboard, billowy curtains and hanging textiles (like a weaving) so even the walls and ceiling feel snuggly.
- Pick the right paint. Dark, saturated colors make a room feel like it’s embracing you, which is ideal for setting a sleepy environment. But if you’re nervous to commit to a dark color on the wall, choose a pale dusty blue, sage green or another light natural color for a soothing tone (just steer clear of energetic hues). Have you ever wanted to sleep on a cloud? Go with all-white paint and decor which makes even a basic bedroom feel soft and spa-like.
- Personalize it with reminders of the places and things that make you feel at home. Do you have a fondness for flowers? Bring floral patterns in on your textiles. Do you dream of vacation at the lake? Frame a photo of your favorite spot! Photos or paintings of uncluttered natural landscapes—like a sunset reflecting on water or a hammock under the shade of an oak—can rekindle memories of relaxation and are perfect for creating a sense of calm.
- Add mood lighting. Soften the light to mimic dusk for an intimate mood with dimmer switches, lamps, lanterns or even string lights. Just make sure you can reach the switch from bed, so you don’t have to disturb your peace to get up and turn it off when you’re ready to roll over and fall asleep.
- Skip metallic finishes. Choose warm natural decor options like wood and fabric instead of cold, manufactured metallics. This goes for everything from your bedroom furniture to window treatments. Faux wood blinds, especially when paired with floating curtains, fit with a cozy aesthetic and let you filter out harsh sunlight and maintain privacy for a truly sheltered slumber.
- Bring on the books! Stacks of good reads invite you to snuggle in and get lost in another world. A true retreat is a room with plenty of books that begs you to stay.
- Fix up—or fake—a fireplace. If your bed sits hearthside, embrace this romantic accent with styled logs and a decorated mantle. If you don’t have such a luxury, create a faux fireplace to add comfort and warmth through your décor: Arrange oversized candles and lanterns safely within a homemade hearth to bring in that cozy fireside feeling without changing the structure of your home.
- Keep the room uncluttered. When you want to settle in, a mess distracts you from finding comfort, to minimize the amount of stuff that makes it to your bedroom. Watch your nightstand, which often becomes a catch-all, by making a point to rehome any wandering wares now, and put things away as soon as they enter the room in the future. If you’re apt to let laundry pile up, keep it behind the closed doors of your closet so it doesn’t crowd your peace.
- Create a sense of timelessness. Tuck clocks and electronics away so they’re nearby if you need them, but their wires and harsh silhouettes aren’t reminding you of life outside your sanctuary. The hush that falls in a room devoid of gadgets will allow you to easily disengage from the stresses of reality.
- Rethink your bedding. Add a pillow-top pad to your mattress so it feels like your bed is hugging you when you climb in. Or, bring in a contoured body pillow which actually can hug you! Linen sheets feel luxe compared to cotton and are a simple swap to boost your bower. Many people also swear by skipping the top sheet while dressing their beds, which allows them to burrow directly into a fluffy comforter.
- Appeal to your sense of smell. Aromatherapy can have a huge impact on your perception of a space, so find some soothing essential oils or a sweet candle to blanket the room with an ambiance you adore. As soon as you open the door, you’ll be eager to plunge into your little oasis.
- Nestle into nooks. A window seat, a reading nook or an upholstered seating area are all inviting spaces that can draw you in from the doorway. The more intimate alcoves you can create, the cozier your bedroom will feel!
Flooded with soft lighting, plush textures, and other comfy touches, your bedroom environment will envelop you at day’s end. And, perhaps even better than the idea of your bedroom refresh itself, is knowing that none of these tips take longer than a weekend to complete! So, slide into your slippers as you settle on which cozy updates you’ll select for your new favorite room of the house.