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Category: Home Improvement

    WINTER HOME RENOVATIONS

    By Dave Kimbrough | December 14, 2023

    Dear Dave, We are considering selling our home in the spring. Do you have a seller’s checklist or something that you give to people to help them figure out what will add the most value when they sell a house? We’re just trying to decide if there is anything we can do this winter to... Read More

    HELP I NEED ADVICE ON PAINTING A BOLD COLOR IN MY HOUSE

    By Dave Kimbrough | October 15, 2023

    Dear Dave, I love to do home improvement projects. One of the easiest and cheapest things I have found to do to make a change in my house is to paint. I am always looking at the new colors that come out on HGTV and those decorating magazines. It seems like most houses these days... Read More

    HOW DO YOU BLOCK BUSY ROAD NOISE AT YOUR HOUSE

    By Dave Kimbrough | September 14, 2023

    Dave, We just learned that there is going to be a well-traveled road extended that will go directly behind our home. We’ve enjoyed open space for the past several years that we’ve lived here and were really bummed when we heard about the road plans. We’re worried about our daughter playing in the yard, traffic... Read More

    WHAT SIZE OF TREES SHOULD WE PLANT

    By Dave Kimbrough | August 3, 2023

    Dear Dave,I have been out shopping at the local nurseries trying to get some ideas on landscaping materials. My home is about 7 years old and doesn’t have many established trees in the yard. There are different sizes of trees throughout the neighborhood. I want to know what you think is better to do –... Read More

    WHICH TYPE OF RETAINIG WALL IS THE BEST

    By Dave Kimbrough | July 28, 2023

    Dear Dave, We have an area that needs a retaining wall, 25 feet long and 4 feet high, and we would like some advice on what might be the best route to take. We have access to railroad ties but we aren’t sure if those will have as good of resale value for the property... Read More

    IS AC WORTH THE INVESTMENT

    By Dave Kimbrough | July 13, 2023

    Hi Dave, I have lived in Grand Junction for nine years. A year and a half ago my husband and I bought an older home with a swamp cooler. We love the house but really miss the central AC that we had in our previous home. Now that we’ve experienced a couple of 100 degree... Read More

    SHOULD WE DO A BASEMENT

    By Dave Kimbrough | June 9, 2023

    Dear Dave, We are making plans to build a home in the next year. As you know, there are so many decisions to make as we go into this process. As we are considering builders and building plans, we are trying to make a decision on whether or not to have a walk-out basement in... Read More

    IS AN ENCLOSED CAT PLAYGROUND BAD FOR RESALE

    By Dave Kimbrough | April 13, 2023

    Dear Dave, We are in the process of building a new house. I recently saw some plans for an enclosed cat yard with a “cat” door that had been installed in one of the windows of the home. My cat is very important to me and we are considering doing something like this in our... Read More

    WHICH FLOORING HAS THE BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

    By Dave Kimbrough | March 30, 2023

    Hi Dave, We have a 10-year-old home that had a lower-end engineered wood floor when we bought it new. The flooring has a lot of scratches, a few chips, and some warping from water spills. We are looking to replace it with good quality laminate flooring with a hand-scraped wood look – not to save... Read More

    BEST BACKYARD UPDATES FOR A RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT

    By Dave Kimbrough | February 24, 2023

    Dave, We want to do some outside renovation to our home this spring/summer and are considering all of our options. In your experience, what do you think people value the most in outdoor living spaces? We’re considering all options, from a built in BBQ, to a hot tub, maybe even a pool. We enjoy being... Read More