Home Maintenance = Love.

Taking care of your home with regular maintenance and updates can not only improve the safety and energy-efficiency of your property -- you'll also be ensuring that your home's equity is protected! 

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Over the past 30+ years, the Denver Digs Trees program has provided more than 51,000 trees to Denver residents, helping to enhance quality of life in our city.

Trees beautify our neighborhoods, enhance property values, lower utility costs, improve air and water quality, and much more! Important Info:

For each tree you request, you MUST identify whether it is a 'Street Tree' or a "Yard Tree.' You may apply for 'Street Trees, 'Yard Trees,' or both!

    'Street Trees' are for planting along the street (in the public right-of-way) These trees may be planted either in the 'tree lawn' (area between the sidewalk and the curb) or, in the absence of a tree lawn, at a distance within 10 feet of the curb. In…
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Fashion girls swoon for the 2019 style forecast. But for us home-obsessed, it's all about trends for interiors.

Which is why Etsy's 2019 Trends Report piqued our interest. The e-tailer scoured through their search and purchase data and determined that 2019 will be all about warm, rusty oranges across textiles paint, and accessories. "We’re calling it now: burnt orange is about to be everywhere," says Etsy trend expert, Dayna Isom Johnson. "While millennial pink and ultraviolet are still having their respective moments, I’m excited to see this earthy tone take over...This desert-inspired hue is grounding (yet refreshing) and unapologetically natural—exactly what we need in 2019!"

Orange can be a controversial color (hello,

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Could nurturing your green thumb help you live to 100?

There are some obvious factors that lead to longevity- diet, exercise, social life, etc. But this could be one more unexpected element.

Dan Buettner has studied five places around the world where residents are famed for their longevity: Okinawa in Japan, Nicoya in Costa Rica, Icaria in Greece, and Loma Linda in California and Sardinia in Italy.

People living in these so-called “blue zones” have certain factors in common – social support networks, daily exercise habits and a plant-based diet, for starters. But they share another unexpected commonality. In each community, people are gardening well into old age – their 80s, 90s and beyond.

It is well-known that an outdoor lifestyle with

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You thought 'hygge' was hard to pronounce? Good luck with this one.

The Danish lifestyle craze of hygge took the world by storm in 2016. And in the years since? Well, it feels like every cold, dark country (see: Sweden with lagom, Scotland with còsagach) is trying to rebrand their crappy weather as a lifestyle trend. 

Cwch, as described by PureWow, basically is hygge, but more specifically for your home. 

A cwtch (pronunciation: kutch) is in essence a small and cozy space meant for cuddling up in. (The Welsh root of the word is 'cubbyhole'.) Think: A den corner turned cushy-cozy reading nook; a canopy bed piled in exorbitant amounts of pillows). Applied in the broader sense, it's really just the art of crafting intimacy-invoking,

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A home in need of repairs may not be much to look at, but that should not stop you from taking a second glance.

There are many things you can do to increase its value and make it the home you’ve always wanted. If you’re considering a new home that needs considerable renovations, keep reading. 

Things to overlook:

When you think of a fixer-upper property, your thoughts may first go to damaged floors, a leaky roof, and busted gas lines. While those sorts of issues are possible, there are more common issues you are likely to encounter, many of which are also the easiest to fix and the best to overlook.

Cosmetic imperfections

A typical home inspection won’t even mention dirty carpets or torn curtains. These cosmetic imperfections aren’t

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This simple tip makes any room feel instantly elevated.

When you want any interior to feel comfy and liveable, a rug is an absolute must. The right style of floor covering can make a small room look bigger, a big room look cozier, and overall, tie everything together. But sometimes, a single rug isn’t enough—in fact, layering several rugs can elevate your space even more.

Depending on what kinds of rugs you opt for, as well as your precise layering technique, this styling tip can bring dimension to a particularly boxy space, in addition to dividing a room into sections that make sense. If you want to add some intrigue to your interior in an unexpected way, this simple trick can have a major impact with little effort required.

See 3 simple

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Many homeowners mistakenly believe they will get a greater return on home upgrades that bring their historic property into the 21st century.

While this is true to some degree, there are certain upgrades that downgrade a historic home’s value. Keep reading for more insight on the process and how to save yourself headaches and heartaches along the way. 

Before you begin

Before you start hacking away at your home -- and potentially cause damage -- double check with your local building codes department to see if there are any specific rehabilitation or restoration standards that you must abide by. Once you have this information, contact a local home inspector to help you identify any potential issues with the structure. These two quick steps

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Homes cost a lot of money to maintain. But are you spending extra money unnecessarily on upkeep? Here are the 10 most expensive mistakes you could be making in your home.

1. Using Traditional Light bulbs

If you still have incandescent light bulbs in your home, you could be throwing a lot of money away every month on inflated electric bills. Over its life span, an incandescent bulb can use $180 worth of electricity. A CFL will only use $41 worth of electricity over the same time period. Even better is the LED bulb, which only uses $30 per bulb. Think what replacing every light bulb in your home could do to your home's bottom line.

2. Ignoring a Leaky Faucet

A leaky faucet that drips one drop per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per

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You can take some steps to make your home less inviting for a would-be burglar.

+ Pretend you are a burglar. Case your own home. Walk around and look at your home like a burglar would. Are windows frequently left open and on the ground level? Is there a sliding glass door that could stand a little extra protection? Are expensive items easy to see from the outside? A few simple adjustments like moving a computer and closing windows may make your house less tempting.

+ Lock your doors. Although we know we need to lock our doors when we go out, a lot of times we simply don't. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that 40 percent of burglaries don't include forced entry. Thieves literally are just walking in and taking what they want. A locked

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Scandinavian style design is one of the top trends right now, with bright whites and a minimalist attitude. But it isn't strictly the design that draws us to the region, it's also their ever-present sense of cleanliness.

Here are a few things that set Scandinavian homes apart from the rest in terms of cleaning and organization...

1. The shoes stay at the door

When you think about all of the things we drag in from the outdoors, it's obvious why homes with a new shoes policy are cleaner than average.

2. Lighting is everything

In these northern regions where Scandinavian styles originated, winters are long and dark. Because of this, bright lights are popular and act as an escape from dark winters. Bright whites and lights make the space

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