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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fast and Cheap(er) Ways to Fix up Your Home Prior to Listing

Check the condition of the landscaping, paint, roof, shutters, front door, knocker, windows, house number, and even how window treatments look from the outside

Add something special — such as big flower pots or an antique bench to outside of home

Install crown molding at least six to nine inches in depth, proportional to the room’s size, and architecturally compatible.

But besides making each squeaky clean and clutter-free, update the pulls, re-caulk, change out or re-glaze sinks, replace shower curtains and/or liners (makes no sense to clean and caulk if your curtains still smell and look moldy), replace faucets.

In a kitchen change out sink, add granite, add faucet & add one cool appliance, such as an espresso maker.

Clean the interior and exterior of windows

Make sure screens are in good condition

If you can replace carpet and pad before offering a discount to buyers

Screen coat hardwood

Get sorting — organize your piles into “don’t need,” “haven’t worn,” and “keep.”

Closets must be only half-full so buyers can visualize fitting their stuff in

Clean up clutter and piles need to be removed

Make you home smell inviting

Buyers want light and views, not dated, fancy-schmancy drapes that darken.

To diffuse light and add privacy, consider energy-efficient shades and blinds.

Clean garage and basement out, even hiring a storage facility for items in these areas that you
are not using is a great way for them to see “their” new space

Hire an inspector! Fix all items on their list PRIOR to listing your home!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thoughts for a Safe 4th of July

Going away from our typical sales and design work, and thinking about the upcoming long and fun weekend that our staff gets to have with their friends and family, from bqques to firework made us think about general safety for our staff and clients!

Here are some of our thoughts to help you enjoy a safe holiday weekend!

- Keep a metal bucket with water near by when lighting fire-works, once the fire-works go off and cool down place the remains in the bucket so they do not reignite or burn someone.

- Keep an extinguisher near by

- Our owners husband is a fire-fighter and one recommendation she had was that she sprinkles her lawn, flowers and deck with a coat of water prior to the festivities

- Keep your fire-works on the ground, any that shot upwards are illegal in Colorado, we have a massively high fire danger, keep your home, your neighbors home, wildlife and your fire-fighters safe by being smart. Go to local shows that have permits for off-ground firework shows!

Here is to a safe, fun and relaxing 4th of July!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Management Please?

In today's construction world, the retail clients need and deserve management of their projects. All too many times we hear about jobs gone bad, or massive frustrations, a lack of communication or mis-understandings. When I dig a bit deeper into the complaints, I find more often than not, the issues are simple, unacceptable and/or down right weird. If a company offers no "Project Management" or they brush off the question, run! Proper Project Management is key to the success of a job, a fantastic Project Manager controls the progression of the entire job from the schedule, walk-through's with you the client, e-mail communication or job-site communication, sub-contractors and their warranty/insurance, the materials and how they all fall into place. There must be control, to know that the drywall was done poorly enough not to call in the painter, or the trim is not completed properly enough to stain, cabinets are delayed so stop the counter top people from measuring, the the tile guy ran short on tile.....even to the carpet is not installed so stop the final cleaning crew! All in all, properly managed projects come in on time, on budget and with less than 10 items on any given punch list! Success can be in the extra 5% you may pay for management, it is the guarantee to less money out of your pocket with change orders, less job site issues, no mad trades or complaining trades. Satisfaction and being able to smile after a 3 month project that is a great feeling!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Design Thoughts From Danze

Design is like language. You can use it to communicate so much about yourself. So why settle for d├ęcor that mumbles when you can share your take on the world in crisp, decisive prose? That’s precisely why Danze created the new Ziga Zaga® Collection. The clean lines and boldly assertive geometric shapes speak with a ref...ined sense of style and sophistication. Each element punctuates the look while working seamlessly together to create a bathroom environment where everything is as it should be. Exactly.!/pages/Danze-Inc/123693567658426?ref=mf

Visit our full-service gallery for Danze right here in Englewood, CO
2910 S. Tejon Street
Englewood, CO, 80110

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Danze Does It Right!

This Lifetime Warranty Bathroom Fixture and Fitting line is on top of their game! They are revolutionary in their engineering, their state of the art facility and caring about our enviornment!

Living Green:
Homeowners and kitchen and bath professionals alike continue to show interest in the impact green elements can make on todays home. Whether it is within our manufacturing processes or in the products we develop Danze takes our environmental responsibility very seriously. Water-saving faucets, high efficiency toilets, FSC-certified furniture and water-saving showerheads are just a few examples of how we are offering choices for people to live more green.
Read more about our green efforts

Check out these links to leanr more about some of our products

Thursday, May 13, 2010

By Popular Demand - Products Made in the USA for your home!

We get asked almost on a daily basis what product lines we have for your home are made and distributed in the USA
It is a great question and I think you will be surprised to find out that hundreds of products for your home are in fact made right here in the US

Shaw Flooring Wood Lines
Welcome Home Series
Danner Series
Tundra Series
Coffee House Series
Magellan Series

Mastercraft Cabinets
Oakcraft Cabinets
Quality Cabinets

Messina Flooring by Formica Brands

DuPont Corian Acrylic
Living Stone Acrylic

Florim USA Stonefire Series Porcelain
Florim USA Wish Series Porcelain

All of these products and hundreds more are at our facility for your viewing pleasure
Come down and see our showroom today

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Coming Soon....It's May in Action

For the entire month of May our mega vendor and maunfacturers will be involved in our "Bring it Back Home" Event, which will be a full month of specials and sales from 50% off a new kitchen, to menus to prepare in your new kitchen!

You can also find us on our Facebook Page:!/pages/Englewood-CO/Project-Professional-Building-Materials-and-Finishes/157339677024?ref=ts