Teri Bruinsma's Blog

Posted on 06/20/2021
Purchasing Fixtures and Appliances for New Construction
Photo by Jean van der Meulen via Pixabay You are nearing the end of a building project when your general contractor reminds you that it will soon be time to finalize your lighting, fixtures and appliances. You have been looking and saving different ideas for months, so it seems it should be easy to make your final decisions...
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Posted on 06/13/2021
Planning for Homeownership Costs
Image by Have a Nice Day Photo from Shutterstock The home you've been searching for is on the market, and now you’re ready to buy it. But can you afford it? How do you know? The internet is filled with mortgage calculators to help you determine what your mortgage payment will be. You simply plug in the numbers...
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Posted on 06/12/2021
Another Property Sold - 3785 Windriver Trail, Castle Rock, CO 80109
Looking for low maintenance living? Look no further! This amazing end unit is light, bright, and super spacious throughout. Perfect for entertaining with an open floorplan, and vaulted ceilings. Roomy 3 bed, 3 bath unit with master suite inclusive of 5 piece master bath, and true 2 car attached garage. The property is conveniently located in the Meadows; with close proximity to shopping, schools, and I-25. Ample outdoor living space on the large front patio to enjoy the Mountain views! Don't delay... This home won't...
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Posted on 06/07/2021
Another Property Sold - 8220 Reed Court, Arvada, CO 80003
Location, Location, Location this wonderful house at the end of a cul-de-sac in Lake Arbor with lots of updates. New carpet on 4 bedrooms, fresh paint, double panel windows, multi color slate throughout the kitchen, dining area and main level, granite countertop and backsplash and a large red wood deck, which would make any family happy. Finished basement with sitting area and 2 non-conforming rooms. Words can't describe how peaceful and quiet is living at the end of this cul-de-sac. The deck is covered and great for entertainment with plum trees that provide lots of privacy. Within walking distance to the lake, grocery stores and shops....
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Posted on 06/06/2021
Refresh Old Furniture with Upholstery
Photo by eric montanah from Pexels Furniture DIY projects can be fun and exciting. And better yet, these can help you save thousands of dollars. However, these projects take time, energy, and knowledge, which is where you’ll see a lot of people give up. But by learning some super simple DIY projects, you can get your hands on...
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Posted on 06/02/2021
8357 Ames Way, Arvada, CO 80003 is now new to the market!
Showings begin Friday, June 4th at 4pm. This is the quintessential brick ranch-style home you've been looking for! Light and bright and ready for you to move in. Neutral color palette, 3 fully conforming bedrooms, 2 updated baths, hardwood floors throughout the main level and new, low maintenance, wood look laminate flooring in the basement. The location can't be beat! Walking distance to Lake Arbor, Shopping, and transit. Access to the Boulder Turnpike is less than a mile away. Don't wait! This attractive Arvada Brick Ranch won't...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
Arbor and Trellis Ideas for Your Garden
Photo by Colin Maynard on Unsplash Homeowners love the idea of creating a personal sanctuary in their outdoor living space, but many aren't quite sure of how to proceed when it comes to making the most of their yard and garden area. One of the most common issues faced by homeowners is that they don't really know how...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Top 5 Tips For Financing a New Construction Home
Photo by Anthony Shkraba from Pexels Building your new home should be a rewarding experience, but it's important to know how the financing for a new construction is different from the financing for a previously owned home. You will need a specific type of loan called new construction loans, and they can be harder to get than a...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
5 Indoor Plants That are Nearly Impossible to Kill
Photo by Pushok via Pixabay Do you buy plants for your home – just to find them shriveled up and browning just a few short days later? You may be purchasing plants that require too much care – or that are known for being tricky to keep alive. Whether you’ve been cursed with a black thumb, have a...
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Posted on 05/09/2021
Painted Brick Décor for a European Look
Photo by Karsten Bergmann via Pixabay Take a tour through the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium or Holland, and you’ll see beautiful historic homes with painted brick exteriors. Wander down streets of hundreds-of-years-old houses, and the most memorable ones are those with painted brick exteriors. But if your brick is in perfect condition, why would you paint it? Odd-Colored...
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Posted on 05/07/2021
3785 Windriver Trail, Castle Rock, CO 80109 is now new to the market!
Looking for low maintenance living? Look no further! This amazing end unit is light, bright, and super spacious throughout. Perfect for entertaining with an open floorplan, and vaulted ceilings. Roomy 3 bed, 3 bath unit with master suite inclusive of 5 piece master bath, and true 2 car attached garage. The property is conveniently located in the Meadows; with close proximity to shopping, schools, and I-25. Ample outdoor living space on the large front patio to enjoy the Mountain views! Don't delay... This home won't...
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Posted on 05/02/2021
Tips to Reduce Damage to Your Windows During a Storm
Photo by OpenClipart-Vectors via Pixabay The windows in your home not only supply security while allowing fresh air and natural light to filter in, but they are also essential to keeping energy costs down and they contribute to the overall value of your home. During a windstorm, here are some ways you can protect your entire home as...
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