Home Design Trends

Quick Decorating Touches

  • Add the latest color. The holy grail of color, Pantone has picked a rather bold option this year., titled “Greenery”.   Pantone describes it as an color that  “signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate”. To incorporate the trend, sprinkle in a few eye-catching accessories or splurge on a plush, room-filling rug

    Greenery is the symbol of new beginnings, a refreshing and revitalizing shade of green with a really small dose of yellow. This fresh and zesty yellow-green shade evokes the first days of spring, talks about nature’s greens revive, and it’s a call for people to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

    Greenery is an omnipresent hue around the world, the natural hue of grass and foliage. It’s been also widely used in architecture, graphics and design and once you start looking for it, you will start seeing it everywhere.

  • Bring in bronze and brass. These of-the-moment metallics look luxurious, but they have economical price tags and complement a variety of colors and styles. Spruce up your kitchen cabinets with brass handles or use bronze light fixtures to warm up a room.
  • Toy with texture. Whether you’re drawn to fabric wallpaper, a decorative wall hanging or a collection of well-placed throw pillows, texture is an easy way to make a space more inviting. And don’t shy away from mixed materials like leather and wool. Moroccan hand-made mosaics are huge at the moment, I don’t see these ever going out of style.
  • Tile from Exquisite Surfaces

Trendy Upgrades

  • Enrich your entryway. You have only one chance to make a first impression. For a small investment, you can transform your home’s entrance with an artisan-crafted credenza or an oversized mirror that amplifies the natural light. Using handmade products and steering away from mass-produced items.
  • Update your countertops. Laminate options fashioned from recycled granite or glass are easy on the wallet and the environment. Want to go all out? Quartz is moving up the ranks in the world of solid surface countertops. Unlike granite, it does not need to be sealed, making it a lower maintenance alternative to granite. Materials like quartz are being designed to resemble slabs of natural stone, like granite & marble. This involves creating veins in interesting patterns swirled into the countertop slabs. This added boost to your creative personality in your kitchen will wow. Lighter shades in quartz, marble and wood are popular upgrades in today’s kitchens.

Buyers in Metro Denver

Buying your new home in metro Denver is a serious venture. It can be an absolute pleasure or a massive headache. Your house is not just your home, it is a serious investment in the dwelling, the area and your future.

Some of the important steps to homeownership include:

  • Getting approved for a mortgage.
  • Choosing the right real estate agent.
  • Finding the right home that fits your budget.

    lying couple on grass and dream house

New Uses for Reverse Mortgage Spur Interest from Financial Advisors

Income distributionPerceptions about reverse mortgages have been swiftly changing since the industry underwent an overhaul last year.  A product once thought of as a desperate lifeline for the poverty stricken elderly is finding an untapped match in retirement and investment portfolios.  The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College estimates that our “retirement income deficit” is $6.6 trillion. That number represents the gap between pension and retirement savings that American households have today and what they should have to maintain their standard of living in retirement. For seniors 62 and older, reverse mortgage is available to fill gaps where retirement funds are unable to, whether due to inadequate planning early on or economic woes that struck a once prepared individual.



Because homeowners who are utilizing a reverse mortgage don’t need to make monthly mortgage payments as they would with a traditional mortgage, such a tool allows retirees to live out the retirement they had planned, even if other investments had faltered.  Some are even using it as a financial bridge to delay social security payments until they are worth more.  Others are using it as a means to protect investment portfolios in down markets and ensure seniors don’t outlive their retirement.  The options are extensive and exciting as financial planners and advisers are learning more and working with lenders to determine the best match for their client’s needs. Reverse mortgages are no longer only a lifeline or a tool of salvation – but now part of the road to retirement liberation.   

SRES® Jane Wallace | Denver Real Estate

A Seniors Real Estate Specialist® is experienced and knowledgeable in meeting your specific needs
and that can make all the difference in the world.

As we age, we demand specialists in our health needs, so why not in our housing and equity needs
as well? An SRES® brings:

  • A customized approach to your situation, working to fit your living situation in with your
    overall life plan
  • Expertise and patience throughout the transaction
  • An awareness of options and a network of solid, reliable referrals to help you in the process
  • A variety of choices to reduce out of pocket expenses, gain cash, or create or defer income
    streams to either stay independent or obtain financial assistance


Things To Do In Denver #2 | Colorado Rockies Home Opener

The Colorado Rockies, Denver’s Major League Baseball Team will Play The San Diego Padres Friday April 5th, 2013 at Coor’s Field in Historic LoDo. The Game Starts at 2:10 and It seems that the City will be taking the Day off for The Great American Pastime. We’re Looking Forward to Another Great Season, GO Rockies and Their manager is Walt Weiss

Coors Field Colorado Rockies