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Kitchen Upgrades Can Help You Sell Your Home at a Higher Price


Colorado’s real estate market has been red hot throughout the summer, breaking records despite economic disruptions. In recent weeks, homebuyers have purchased more than 10,000 single-family properties at a median price of $443,925, which represents an all-time high.

As sellers look to take advantage of the historic demand for housing, they are looking for ways to upgrade their homes to justify higher asking prices. Much of these timely home improvements are taking place in kitchens, and rightfully so. As the heart and soul of a home, kitchens can make or break a sale. Fortunately, some quick, cost-effective improvements can drastically enhance the look and feel of a home, while setting it apart from similar inventory in the area.

“When it comes to enhancing a kitchen, a full-scale remodel isn’t always necessary,” said Zach Morrow of Rock Solid Custom Granite, a leading custom cabinet and countertop company in Denver. “Some new

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The Property Brothers Show Off Their Grandest Kitchen Upgrades

“Property Brothers” stars Drew and Jonathan Scott are at it again! On this season of “Brother vs. Brother,” they’re competing to see who can renovate the better home in Los Angeles. And in the latest episode, they’re facing off over (arguably) the most important part of the house: the kitchen.

In the episode “A Tale of Two Kitchens,” a lot is on the line. Drew hasn’t won a single kitchen challenge in all six seasons of “Brother vs. Brother,” so he’s determined to get lucky with No. 7.

However, his plans may be dashed since Jonathan has plans for some show-stopping features, including a custom barrel ceiling and double kitchen islands.

It’s up to judges Maureen McCormick and Dan Vickery from the HGTV show “Frozen in Time” to decide which brother’s kitchen and dining space is better—and they have a tough

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Horsetooth Reservoir parking, trails and roads to get upgrades



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Entrances, roads and parking lots at Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake are expected to receive much-needed improvements in the coming years thanks to a $8.6 million federal grant.

The Larimer County commissioners on Tuesday approved grant agreements with the Federal Lands Access Program, or FLAP, on behalf of the county’s Natural Resources Department.

The funding will be used to make infrastructure improvements to the busy reservoirs, said Jennifer Almstead of the Natural Resources Department. Construction projects will relieve congestion and improve safety.

The reservoirs and their infrastructure are aging, Almstead said.

“These improvements will make a significant impact so that these reservoirs, as popular as they are, can keep up with visitor demand now into the future,” she said.

Visitors beware: Spike strip coming back to Rotary Park day use area at Horsetooth Reservoir

Projects planned at Horsetooth Reservoir include re-engineering

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14 Home Upgrades That Will Boost Property Value

Across the country, there is currently a limited supply of available homes on the open market. This gives prospective sellers the upper hand in real estate negotiations, so many homeowners are looking to increase the future value of their home even further.

With a few strategic home improvement projects, you can not only increase your quality of life in the near-term future, but also add tremendous property value when you’re ready to sell. But which upgrades are the most likely to pay off down the road?

Below, 14 members of Forbes Real Estate Council share the best projects and room renovations to invest in right now.

1. Kitchen

Kitchens sell homes! The largest sell is absolutely the upgrades in a kitchen. The culture today is cooking from home

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