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Space It Up!

Space It Up! highlights a different topic each month related to home improvement for both owners and/or renters in relation to mountain living. This can include home improvement projects, lawn/garden care, storage, home aesthetics, etc.

How Much Wood Can a Woodpecker Peck?

Birds pecking at your door this spring? Getting rid of them isn’t easy, but a slingshot might help.

Keep Tahoe Tidy

Living in the mountains means weathering two main sports seasons, but it’s easy to get tired of throwing out the snowboard to make room...

Enough is Enough: How to Winter-Proof Your Mail Delivery for Next...

Check out these ideas to keep your mailbox safe from Frosty next year

Power Up With mPower

Launched in 2010, mPower’s goals are to lower energy bills, increase energy and water efficiency, reduce reliance on foreign fuels, stimulate the local economy, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Cold as Ice

To combat those slippery surfaces in winter, choose the right ice melt for use around your home.

Keep Growing Veggies in Winter

These miniature aeroponic gardens use as little as 2 percent of the water a traditional garden would. Plants are grown in an upright circular tube with openings for each plant, and a central nutrient system where all the plants are watered and fed at once.

Be Fire Safe When Decking Your Halls for the Holidays

Did you know the holidays are one of the most dangerous times of year for residential fires? Here’s how to stay safe this season.

Let a Little Fresh Air In

What’s the greatest recipe for a vibrant homescape? An interior decorator will tell you lighting, rich colors, and brilliant accents make for a welcoming home. But, sprinkle in some refreshing fragrances from candles, salt lamps, or diffusers and you lack only the two final ingredients to make your home the most inviting on the block: fresh air and the smell of a home-cooked meal.

Fall is for Crafting

Now that summer has come to a close — the shadows longer, daylight shorter, and more time to be spent indoors — fall is a season for crafting, creating. Together with Atelier Truckee, here are a collection of fall-inspired crafts.

Falling into Winter

Work these home care tips into your to-do list as you relish the warm summer days, and you’ll experience a seamless, unhurried transition into fall.

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