The kitchen is the centralized hub of the hub of the home. Let’s face it, it has the food. Not only does it see the most activity, but a well-functioning kitchen is the heartbeat of your family’s wellbeing. This is the space where the people you’re supposed to love get their nourishment, remorseless late-night snacks are snuck, meaningful conversations are had with teenagers, and everyone at the party seems to congregate. It’s understandable that many production home buyers want to improve this space, and it’s usually the first major upgrade our clients make. However, there’s always a bit of trepidation–people imagining the construction downtime being insurmountable and dust. People always mention dust.
School from home is a foreign idea to many of us. Beyond being able to help with middle school science and remembering the periodic table, logistically, fostering a place for concerted learning is also presenting itself as a challenge. District 11, Academy District 20, District 49, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12, as well as alternative learning options are turning to home schooling choices.
We’re only a week into the new school year, but we’ve already been getting calls from families with young children. Sadly, the first few days have been pretty rough–bringing both parents and kids to tears as they struggle with technology and adjusting to a new socially distant routine. These families are seeking a refuge–a productive environment filled with the tools they need to manage this new reality from within the home.
Let’s face it, Coloradoans have a tenacious spirit of solving our own problems. However, we’re also inodiated with modern life. As El Paso county grows, sprawling eastward along Woodmen to Meridian Ranch, south to Security and Fountain, and up to the massive expansion off of Interquest and North Gate, our tiny community is becoming a metropolitan mecca. With all of the recent construction, countless contractors have flooded Colorado Springs. How can you tell the difference between the good and bad, and what are the benefits of hiring a quality contractor?
At the beginning of April, lumber prices in the US reached record lows. In five short months, prices are now at an all-time high–that is, if you can even get your hands on a 2x4. Lumber (futures) has exploded by more than 200% and many general contractors are paying three times the price for standard building materials. This surge in mid-August sent lumber to its most expensive prices ever.
Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, we call Colorado Springs our home. We know that Colorado Springs is a popular destination for tourists seeking scenery such as Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods Park, Cave of the Winds, and much more. We love all the beautiful attractions in our backyard, but to us it is more than that. El Paso County is our home, our community, where we raise our children and where so many memories are made. Our goal is to help improve our city one project at a time.