Forced bulbs (try tulips or daffodils) are one of just a few plant varieties you can safely put into the ground in Colorado during early spring. —Image courtesy of Shutterstock
Now that it’s officially spring, the sunny weekends have us itching to dig holes and start planting. Not so fast, warns Trela Phelps, general manager of longtime Denver favorite City Floral Gardening Center (near the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and Monaco Parkway). Given Colorado’s...
March 23 2015, 1:30 PM
One of Maximus Extreme Living Solutions' model tiny homes; the Utah-based company will bring three to this weekend's Denver Home Show.
—Courtesy of Maximus Extreme Living Solutions
When the Denver Home Show rolls into the National Western Complex this weekend (March 20 to 22), one of its biggest draws will be actually quite small.
Plan to visit the Tiny Home Village, which highlights one of the home-building industry’s latest trends—small residences designed for...
March 18 2015, 10:00 AM
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
THE NEIGHBORHOOD: UPTOWN
Denver’s newly designated Uptown neighborhood (the city dubs it North Capitol Hill) is a mishmash of old and new, characterized by longtime Denver standbys, brick rowhouses, picturesque places of worship, as well as trendy eateries, upscale condos, and patios a-plenty. A...
March 10 2015, 2:00 PM
The exterior of ReZENed, a small store for hardened collectors of vintage goods and casual buyers alike.
Neighborhood: City Park
Go For: Previously loved home goods—from couches to vintage bottle openers. The store also stocks new items that make perfect gifts, like $27 Traviata candles, which burn for 80 hours, or the hand-knitted headbands manager Alanna Fernandez makes herself. Manager...
March 2 2015, 4:00 PM
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Standing ankle-deep in a kitchen flood isn’t the ideal time to start wading (pun intended) through Yelp reviews of Denver plumbers. That’s where Zaarly comes in.
The San Francisco-based startup and Silicon Valley darling, which is launching in the Mile High City this week, is a free...
February 23 2015, 12:00 PM
THE NEIGHBORHOOD: South Park Hill
Park Hill’s suburb-in-the-city vibe is still strong, but the neighborhood’s tiny commercial spots (Kearney Street, Oneida Street, and so on) are hopping. What that means is that residents have easy commutes to downtown, next-door access to City Park (and the...
February 11 2015, 6:00 PM
Simplified Bedding's integrated system uses a hidden zipper to attach a special flat sheet to the duvet cover. —Courtesy of Simplified Bedding
It turns out your mother was right; making the bed does help you sleep better. According to a poll from the National Sleep Foundation, respondents who made their beds daily were 19 percent more likely to get a good night’s rest. Thankfully, a Boulder entrepreneur has made the task even easier....
February 9 2015, 12:30 PM
—Courtesy of the Colorado Garden Foundation
Even if you've been going to the annual Colorado Garden & Home Show for all 55 years of its existence, the exhibit hall's 400,000 square feet—around 650 exhibitors, 10 display gardens with 15,000 flowers and 2,000 truckloads of mulch, more than 100 extravagantly decorated cakes, and 50-plus...
February 6 2015, 3:00 PM