Barn Door Inspiration

Barn doors seem to be all the rage right now, and for good reason.  Not only do they provide both functionality and style, but it is also a fairly straightforward DIY project that most could handle.  If you thought that barn doors were only used in place of a bedroom or bathroom door, think again.  Here are 8 barn door projects that cover practically every room of the house.

1️⃣ These gorgeous double sliding doors, which lead to the laundry room, were created for under $150!  This DIY project by The Learner Observer is perfect for when you are short on wall space.  For the full tutorial, go hereDIY-cheap-sliding-doors-2

2️⃣ These glass paneled doors keep the space bright by letting in light when closed and also help to separate the dining room from the living area.  Buy your own here.glass barn doors

3️⃣ This fun loft bed is sure to make your kid’s think you are the coolest parents EVER! If you have a small room that could use some more floor space, this bed is a great option for an older child.  Jenwoodhouse.com breaks down the entire thing including a list of hardware and detailed instructions on her blog post.  loft bed

4️⃣ This pretty planked door keeps the mess of the hallway laundry closet nicely hidden. Found on decorpad.complank door

5️⃣ These double, sliding pantry doors have an industrial element, while also being clean and simple.  The window into the pantry should keep you motivated to keep things neat and tidy in there.  Found at realsimple.com pantrydoor

6️⃣ This chalkboard door is sure to please the whole family!  Chalkboards don’t come more gorgeous than this.  Would be a fun addition to the playroom or pantry.  Buy your own here. rustica

7️⃣ Home Depot has a great blog post on a DIY barn door window treatment.  Such a creative element to add to an otherwise simple room.  Read more about it herebarn door window

8️⃣ This custom sliding door created by House Seven Design adds a little bit of funky to the living space.  It is practically a piece of art, separating the two rooms.  house seven

I hope this gave you some inspiration on adding a little bit of fun to your own home!

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Springtime fun in sunny Colorado

Spring is here!  What better way to embrace this gorgeous weather by making plans to get outside and enjoy the season?  Here are a few things happening near you…

  1. The Colorado Rockies had their opening game on April 6th.  After an hour delay due to snow, the first pitch was thrown out with a temperature of 27 degrees.  It was the coldest first pitch at a home opener, in franchise history!  But don’t fret, temperatures should be picking up enough to make almost any spring game enjoyable.  Fingers crossed!  Read more about what’s new at Coors Field here!  Take a look at the 2018 schedule here.coorsfield
  2. Check out the summer concert line-up at Red Rocks Amphitheater.  If nothing suits your fancy, consider visiting for a day trip anyway.  “If you think of Red Rocks Park as just a beautiful place to see a concert, think again! Around you are 738 total acres of deer, dinosaurs, pines and prairie, geological wonders and spectacular vistas.  At 6,450 feet above sea level, Red Rocks Park is a unique transitional zone where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains. The diverse environment allows visitors to see plants, birds and animals of both regions.  Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a geological phenomenon – the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheatre in the world. From Sting and The Beatles, to opera stars and U2, every artist aspires to play on this magical, spiritual and emotional stage.”  With an amazing line-up of concerts and on-going fitness activities, including Saturday morning yoga and barre classes, there is something for everyone!redrocks
  3.  Ready to start spring planting?  For a list of the best garden shops in Denver, go here.  Need guidance on what to plant when?  Read more about that here.urban roots
  4. Think you missed your chance to hit the slopes?  Think again!  This article lists all the reasons why spring skiing is actually the best skiing.  Loveland, Winter Park and A Basin are a few of the last resorts to close up for the season.  Their projected closing dates aren’t until early May.  breackski

Where do your tax property dollars go the furthest in Colorado?

A recent article in the Denver Business Journal discussed where in the state of Colorado are our property taxes being used most effectively.

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Here are the top 10 places in the state where people are getting the most for their property tax dollars, according to SmartAsset, the New York-based personal finance company.  For a look at their full report, click here.

  1. Denver County
  2. Yuma County
  3. Lincoln County
  4. Conejos County
  5. Alamos County
  6. La Plata County
  7. Bent County
  8. Elbert County
  9. Crowley County
  10. Park County

The report evaluates school rankings, crime rates, and property taxes for every county in the state.  With the exception of Denver county, all of the counties at the top of this list are rural.