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To renovate or not to renovate? That is the question my fiancé and I are currently contemplating. We love our little 1924 bungalow in North Denver, but its limited square footage and disjointed layout aren’t ideal—especially because we have hopes of adding a tiny human or two to our family in the coming years. We’ve talked circles around three options: Stay put and make do with what we have, undergo an extensive (and costly) home renovation, or pack up and move on. These conversations typically end with a befuddled “Let’s table this for now” and a glass of wine.
If you’re in a similar state of limbo, you’ve picked up the right magazine. This Renovation Issue aims to paint a realistic picture of a home remodel in the Mile High City. “Renovation Reality Check”, for example, dives into the emotional, financial, and practical aspects of reviving your domain—and includes an honest account of the not-so-breezy remodel of writer Hilary Masell Oswald’s 1970s Littleton ranch. This issue also highlights several gorgeous home makeovers, from a dated Cherry Hills residence that received a family-friendly refresh to a funky Boulder house reimagined to soak up its panoramic vistas.
- Inside New Americana Home in Wash Park
- 3 Winter Events and Updates for the Denver Design Lover
- 16 Peel-And-Stick Finishes That Will Transform Your Home in an Instant
- Meet Eugenia Di Girolamo, Denver’s First-Ever Chief Urban Designer
- Netflix Star Melanie Rose’s Tips for Building a Sex(ier) Room
- How One Family Is Rebuilding After Losing Their Home in the Marshall Fire
- Designer Ashley Larson Eitemiller’s Secrets for Creating Chic-Yet-Livable Spaces
I hope the information and inspiration in the following stories helps get you (and me) out of limbo and further along in your renovation decision-making process.