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SPRINGCLEAN HOME & GARDEN
Expert tips to get your house clean for Spring!
With the sunshine out and the weather warming up, it is time to put our homes in better shape. Open the windows, turn up the music, and inspire some spring-cleaning action! To break down cleaning the entire house, take each job as a 20-minute project and incorporate one or more each day. For some tried and true advice, here are some practical tips from the experts: Start at the top and work down. Look up. Use a static duster to reach your ceiling fan, cobwebs, and high air vents. Next – vertical surfaces. Dust picture frames and wall hangings. Spray the rag instead of directly onto glass, so moisture doesn’t get inside your frames. Use a warm, soapy sponge to wash walls without damaging paint. Wash windows when they are not facing direct sunlight, which can contribute to streaks. Dust window coverings. Freshen up curtains by throwing them into the dryer on the short “air only” cycle. Clean seldom-washed comforters and throw pillows. Check labels and wash/dry with care. Vacuum both sides of your mattress and spray with disinfectant while your bedding is washing. Vacuum both sides of couch pillows and underneath. In the kitchen and bathrooms, dump ½ cup baking soda and ¼ cup salt into the drains. Follow with 1 cup of warmed vinegar. Let foam for 15 minutes to freshen drain smells. Run hot water for 30 seconds. Use lemon rinds to freshen the disposal. Clean bathroom surfaces with Soft Scrub. Pull out kitchen and laundry appliances to vacuum and wash behind and under. Remove fridge drawers and shelves to wash in soapy water. Use liquid dish soap to cut grease. Wash all kitchen surfaces. Use your hood vent each time you cook on the stove to keep grease, smoke, and odors from settling. Declutter cabinets and containers. Use the dishwasher for washable containers, toys, or parts. Finally, tackle the floors. Wash plastic-backed rugs and hang to dry. Vacuum other rugs on both sides. Vacuum hard floors to get in each crevice and use extensions for corners and under furniture. Set a warm, damp cloth on stubborn spills to soak for 10 minutes before mopping. Vacuum all carpet and along the baseboards. When finished, vacuum the bottom of your broom and wash in soapy water; then air dry. Replace vacuum bags and cut through thread and hair on the roller with a seam ripper. Beat your static duster outside on the cement to remove excess buildup. Keeping your cleaning tools in good shape will help your house stay in good shape. Happy cleaning!
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Outdoor Living We asked Josh Barry, owner of Freedom Contractors, how to get the most of your outdoor entertaining space.
There has been a trend toward outdoor living spaces. Why is this trend growing and why did it start? Has COVID impacted the industry? The home is the new castle. Since the lockdown, our average customer has spent more time at home than ever before. Also, with real estate booming in Colorado because of an influx of residents from California and other states with tighter lockdown restrictions than Colorado, as well as low interest rates for home refinancing, we’ve seen projects get larger and more ornate as our customers look to add more square footage, custom features, and personalizing touches to their outdoor projects. 8 SEARCHCASTLEROCK | APRIL 2021
What should people consider when thinking about outdoor space design? What are some of the common mistakes people make? Often times, people search online forums for information about pricing out their outdoor projects. Any online pricing resource likely has not been updated for current market conditions. The COVID pandemic has changed the entire world and every market therein has been affected in some way. Also, with rapid inflation in today’s market, construction projects cost much more than they used to. I always suggest that customers get 2-3 bids for each of their home improvement projects and avoid forming unrealistic expectations about what their work might cost prior to seeing pricing from a reputable professional. Also, another common mistake I see is homeowners not maximizing the amount of square footage that they can utilize in their projects. With most home improvement projects, the demolition and initial costs of the project are fixed regardless of whether a homeowner decides to rebuild a small space or replace a small space with a large one. Often, more square footage can be had for only a slight increase in price in the grand scheme of an entire project. I try to encourage customers to “buy once, cry once” and avoid wishing that they had done more with their project when they had the chance. What are the most important elements of outdoor living designs? How do water and fire features figure in to the design? My first question to a potential customer is “what do you want to do with the space?" Function is key when considering the design of an outdoor living project. Any homeowner should consider how often they entertain friends and family in their outdoor space, as well as what purposes they want their outdoor space to serve. For instance, I will design a deck off of a master bedroom much different than a deck that is being used as the primary outdoor entertainment space for the entire home. Fire and water features often add function and ambience to a structure. Fire features are key gathering spaces where friends and family can warm up after the sun has set or even hang out in fall and winter to watch Sunday football and enjoy the seasons. Water features create soothing noise and change the feel and look of any outdoor space. How much should light play a part in the design aspect of the space? Lighting is very important, not only for safety, but also for the after-hours enjoyment of outdoor space. Adding lighting features can drastically improve the function of patio covers and decks. Adding up-lighting to landscaping projects can allow a home to be viewed completely differently at night than in the day time.
What are some of the new features and technologies that have spawned due to the demand for “the next cool thing”? One of the huge changes that we have made as a company is the switch from framing decks with lumber to steel. While the price of lumber has been extremely volatile since March 2020, the quality has gone down. Pricing and access to structural steel has remained relatively stable. Steel joists also last far longer than wood joists without rotting, warping, twisting, etc. Though there’s more labor involved in framing with steel-framed decks, our customers are happy to pay the price for a structure that will stay perfectly flat forever. In 2021, every one of our customers is looking for a maintenance-free outdoor space. In addition to steel framing, we also use Deckorators Voyage composite decking and high quality, powder coated aluminum railing in all of our projects. The only maintenance required for any deck that we build is routine cleaning. Aside from that, every material that we install should last for decades of enjoyment with virtually no fuss or trouble. What are the upkeep expectations for outdoor living spaces here in Parker? Our average customer expects minimal to no maintenance in their outdoor living spaces. This is why the use of modern materials is so important when designing these spaces. Where wood and other traditional materials have rustic appeal, they fall short of products like modern composite decking, railing, and siding. Homeowners should keep in mind that staining and painting are considerable expenses that must be taken into account when considering between conventional materials like wood and newer, more expensive, but maintenance-free, components. APRIL 2021 | SEARCHCASTLEROCK 9
SPRINGINYOURSTEP Six simple ways to freshen up your home for spring
Open your windows! - Through long winter months, we missed the breeze coming in, the sounds of birds in the trees, and kids playing outside. Open up and feel the beginning of outdoor weather again! Let in the fresh air to circulate and improve the air quality throughout your home. Open two windows to get a cross breeze. Maybe you can have a few weeks with no heating or AC costs.
Bright and Green - Bring fresh greens or bright flowers onto your patio and into your kitchen to enjoy the beauties of the season. Use a vase, a pitcher, a canning jar; it doesn’t need to be fancy. Even begin preparing your seedling starts for the garden. Brighten up your space and celebrate the Earth waking up again.
Pillows - Add light, bright, or floral-printed pillows to change up your decorations and lighten up your rooms after the heavy winter colors. Animal silhouettes and scenes can deliver a touch of whimsy and fun. Soft or textured fabric will add interest to our sense of touch and comfort to our furniture.
Ceramic or Stone Animal - Spring brings new life to nature, with animals coming out in abundance. It is exciting to see baby animals and nests with tiny eggs. Incorporate these cute little friends into a table display or front porch. A bunny, bird, frog, or other little creature will serve as a darling decoration.
Front Door Wreath - The simple but beautiful circle and color of a wreath will bring cheer to your front door. It is a pleasant welcome to neighbors and will enliven your curb appeal. The circle is also reminiscent of Easter worship as a Christian symbol of eternal life. It is an ancient tradition marking honor and celebration.
Spring Scent - Light a candle, melt a new wax fragrance, or bake some fresh favorites to bring spring feelings and memories to mind. Strawberry shortcake, lemon bread, blueberry muffins, lilac, or lavender are sure to work. This simple trick will signal the start of spring to an additional sense - our sense of smell, which triggers our nostalgia and brings it all back.
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THE GUIDE THE BEST PLACES TO DINE IN DOUGLAS COUNTY
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A local favorite for breakfast and lunch, Pegasus has something for everyone. They have served an ecletic menu in a comfortable setting for the past 31 years. While you're there, go see the giant riverboat roulette wheel behind the bar!
CHERRY VILLAGE ASIAN GRILL
Offering a Chinese and Vietnamese-centric menu in a relaxed atmosphere. 17001 Lincoln Ave, #A, Parker 303-840-7338 $$
A small, family owned, dinein and take-out restaurant that serves authentic homestyle Thai food. 10841 S. Crossroads Dr., Suite 10, Parker 303-805-3880 $$
A local go-to for quality home-style cuisine. This Parker fixture is known for a fresh, creative menu. 19751 E Mainstreet, Parker 720-851-8559 $$
Chinese and Thai dishes that are nothing less than the culinary equivalent of an exotic adventure. 9232 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree 303-768-9088 $$
A favorite sushi place in town with a unique blend of Japanese and French at its very best. 11211 S. Dransfeldt Rd., Parker 720-851-1005 $$
BAKERY/DESSERTs BEST BUDDIES
A favorite stop for a unique, cozy atmosphere. Made-from-scratch soups, sandwiches, salads and sweets. Friendly service with a smile. 200 Perry St., Castle Rock 303-660-1935 $$
LA BAGUETTE DE NORMANDY
Certified master chef and chocolatier Michael Dupont serves a little piece of France right here in Colorado. 16524 Keystone Blvd, Unit C, Parker 303-805-9130 $
LA PETITE CREPERIE
OLD WEST BBQ
The spot to grab madeto-order crepes. Sweet or savory, you can’t go wrong. 19751 Mainstreet, Parker 720-638-9722 $ (EC)
Don’t be fooled by this being a food truck; if you like southern BBQ, this is your place. Corner of Parker Rd and Longs Way, Parker $$$
Award-winning roadhouse doles out wood-smoked ribs, brisket, & pork. Don’t miss the garlic mashed potatoes. 8433 Park Meadows Center Dr., Suite 143B, Lone Tree 303-729-2506 $$
Hawaiian BBQ with a Texas twist. A local favorite and family friendly. 10471 S. Parker Rd., Parker 720-287-2516 $
The Parker tradition. Known for their baby back ribs, but don’t miss the pulled pork and barbeque chicken. 10335 S Parker Rd, Parker 303-805-9742 $$ (EC) A hidden gem with familyfriendly pricing. Don’t miss out on their breakfast burritos. 107 Wolfensberger Rd., Castle Rock 303-660-6340 $
BREW PUB 20 MILE TAP HOUSE
Best known for their burgers and wings. Make sure to catch Trivia Tuesdays. 12543 N Hwy 83, Parker 303-841-6782 $$
ROCKYARD BREWING CO.
Douglas County’s longest running brew pub. Steaks, burgers, pizza and Cream of Jalapeño soup! 880 Castleton Road, Castle Rock 303-814-9273 $$ APRIL 2021 | SEARCHCASTLEROCK 13
TAILGATE TAVERN & GRILL
Your neighborhood tavern for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sports bar with live music not to miss on the weekends. 19552 E. Mainstreet, Parker 303-841-7179 $$
THE LIBRARY CO. BAR & KITCHEN
Offering great food & amazing drinks in a relaxed and warm atmosphere. Clear and simple menu options. 3911 Ambrosia St., Suite 101, Castle Rock 720-389-5986 $$
Comfort Italian food in a rustic, cozy, casual familyoriented format. 10047 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree 303-799-3661 $$
DANIELLE’S SCRATCH KITCHEN
Stylish, energetic eatery offering elevated Italian fare with an emphasis on great customer service. 872 Happy Canyon Rd. Suite 100, Castle Rock 303-524-9788 $$$
Authentic Italian eatery featuring pizza, pasta, calzones and heros. The local “go-to” for fresh Italian. 10920 S Parker Rd, Parker 303-841-9900 $$
A modern Italian restaurant focused on family recipes and premium ingredients. 210 Third St., Castle Rock 303-688-9000 $$
Neapolitan pizzas join modern Italian fare at this casual eatery featuring a full bar & patio. 10005 Commons St, Lone Tree 303-790-0828 $$
Intimate Mexican eatery for authentic cuisine in a relaxed ambiance. Great for parties. 7272 E Hwy 86, Franktown 303-663-7800 $$ 14 SEARCHCASTLEROCK | APRIL 2021
Unassuming local joint serving up straight-forward Mexican plates. 9771 S Parker Rd, Parker 720-842-5105 $$
Vibrant, cantina-style eatery offering Mexican cuisine in a laid-back atmosphere. 18951 E Mainstreet, Parker 720-842-5181 $$
Bare-bones, family-owned local Tex-Mex eats for breakfast, lunch & dinner. 19553 E Mainstreet, Parker 303-840-0325 $
LOS DOS POTRILLOS
Elegant family-owned eatery. There’s a combo dish to please everyone. 19340 Cottonwood Dr., Parker 303-840-6574 $$
Don’t miss the Carnitas! And bring your appetite for the large portions. 10471 S. Parker Rd., Parker 303-841-0160 $$ (EC)
new american CASTLE CAFE
Set in a former 1890s hotel. Plating hearty American fare like pan-fried chicken & burgers. 403 Wilcox St, Castle Rock 303-814-2233 $$
COLORADO CORK & KEG
Uniquely fun sports bar with a creative menu of brats and dogs. 971 Park St., Castle Rock 303-660-2399 $
A favorite gourmet burger joint. Imaginative menu with amazing handcrafted shakes. 3982 Limelight Ave, Castle Rock 303-814-2829 $$
A casual sit-down destination with a menu that reflects Colorado’s growing season. 2350 Meadows Blvd., Castle Rock 720-455-3664 $
WEST MAIN TAPROOM
The Parker landmark located right downtown offers a locally-sourced menu. Great service and large portions. 19420 Mainstreet, Parker 720-389-8105 $$ (EC) A local favorite for breakfast or lunch. American, Greek or Mexican dishes. 313 Jerry St., Castle Rock 303-688-6746 $$ (N)
Comfort food and baked goods at their finest. Don’t see it on the menu? Ask for it! 11020 S Pikes Peak Dr., Parker 720-708-2889 $$ (EC)
High-end, wood-fired kitchen with a warm ambiance, preparing select American dishes. 10680 Cabela Dr., Lone Tree 303-662-8800 $$
THE CHICKEN SHACK
Chicken wings, fingers, fries, and burgers. Great owners that always make you feel welcome. 11211 S Dransfeldt Rd., Parker 720-504-5044 $
THE EGG & U
From healthy to savory, a variety of breakfast, brunch and lunch options that are sure to please anyone's pallet. 18901 Mainstreet, Parker 303-840-3343 $ (N)
A modern and open venue that boasts thoughtful and honest cuisine. A haven for the gluten-free crowd. 18595 Mainstreet, Parker 720-826-3689 $$ (N)
A traditional family-style Italian pizza restaurant with a Brooklyn flair. 12947 S Parker Rd., Parker 720-851-5300 $
Delicious Neapolitan-style pizza that makes each dish an individual work of art! And don’t forget dessert. 12311 Pine Bluffs Way, Parker 303-840-0518 $
A refreshing take on madefrom-scratch pizza. So fresh they don’t even have a freezer! 17860 Cottonwood Dr., Parker 303-386-3333 $$
New York pizzas & other red sauce staples in a low-key setting. Can’t miss the garlic knots. 16526 Keystone Blvd, Parker 303-220-7422 $$
NY-style pizza, wings, & casual Italian eats, in kidfriendly quarters. 5650 Allen Way, Castle Rock 303-814-8686 $$
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