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.

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?

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.

Keep Growing Veggies in Winter

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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.

Yard Duty

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Make the most of your time at home — get a jump on defensible space by ridding your yard of pine needles and other potentially hazardous debris.

Furniture Freegans Unite

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How I became a furniture freegan and decorated my whole house for a whopping $0.

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.

Three Houseplants Perfect for the Sierra Nevada

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Our new column Space It Up! is here to provide you tips and tricks for your home and garden. Its authors and topics will bring you fresh info for Sierra home care.

What Makes a Great Gathering Space?

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Home is a place for connection, rejuvenation, and inspiration. When thinking about making indoor and outdoor spaces for people to gather, what energy do you want to create? What is the ideal take away for them to feel as they exit a room? Randy Ronzone, owner of Truckee Home Consignment, brings us the latest in Tahoe/Truckee home and outdoor design ideas for welcoming group chill zones.

Mythbusters, Plumbing Edition

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Antifreeze helps your car’s fluids from freezing … does it work for your household pipes, too?

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

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

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