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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.

Under Attack

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It’s that time of year again — summer heat starts to fade away and the yellow jackets come out to play … dirty. Why do they get so aggressive? The answer is pretty simple.

How Much Wood Can a Woodpecker Peck?

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

Summer Fire Pit Safety

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In this Q&A session, we explain some of the regulations and precautions to take if you plan to have a fire pit outside your home this summer.

Feng Shui Your Life

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Feng shui for the home is based around the “bagua” map, a collection of nine elements arranged in a square that represent parts of your life. When people re-arrange their homes to be more consistent with this flow it can also assist in helping them meet goals.

Be Fire Safe When Decking Your Halls for the Holidays

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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.

Go-To Gear for Snow Removal

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Two employee-owners of Truckee’s Mountain Hardware and Sports compiled a guide for snow removal equipment this winter season.

Springtime Home Maintenance

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Doors, roofs, decks, critter damage: We all know spring is the time for important repairs in case next winter is … well, winter. Contractor Steven Torres takes you on a cheeky ride for the important prep you must do to avoid house calamity before next year’s season.

Getting Dirty in Quarantine

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When a coronavirus-sized wrench is thrown into your foreseeable plans, it can be a great opportunity to break from your status quo and exercise your green thumb. So grab some seeds, tools, and soil, and get dirty.

Easy Ways to Reuse and Recycle Your Old Paint

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A lot of homeowners end up over the years collecting old or unused paint and stain and are unclear of what to do with it, but most do know that we shouldn’t throw it away in our trash cans. So how can we dispose of paint responsibly?

Tip of the Iceberg

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What are some easy ways to combat climate change in our daily lives? Here are four small bits of information and useful tips to help you make a huge difference.

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