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What does CAPS mean?

Last time I addressed what the initials CGR stand for when I was asked what the initials CGR and CAPS behind my name signifies. This week I am going to share the meaning of the second set of initials, CAPS. CAPS stands for Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist. First of all I am going to explain the

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Initials – CGR – What do these signify?

CGR stands for Certified Graduate Remodeler. We were the first company in Southern Colorado to earn this designation. I completed the requirements and became a Certified Graduate Remodeler in May of 2004. Below is information taken directly from the National Association of Home Builders website: NAHB Remodelers of the National Association of Home Builders created

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Task, Accent and Ambient Lighting

I know that lighting is a key ingredient in making my kitchen, for that matter any room in my home, feel and look its’ best. Any tips about what to consider when it comes to lighting for my kitchen and my home? Indeed, lighting can have a dramatic effect on how your kitchen looks, works,

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Remodeling the Bathroom for Seniors

Q: Mom and dad are moving in with us. We are planning on remodeling our bathrooms with them in mind, plus for our own present/future use. Any tips? A:Most people don’t realize that for seniors the bathroom is probably the most important room of the home. Remodeling a bathroom can make life not only safer,

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Saving Money on a Kitchen or Bath Remodel

When remodeling a home, the kitchen and bath can be one of the most expensive rooms to complete. Most of the budget will likely go towards the things you just can’t live without such as a sink, dishwasher and refrigerator. Selecting quality appliances is essential! With the abundance of brands, styles, colors and technologically advanced

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Any Tips on Saving Space in my Small Bathroom?

Consider fixture suites. Several manufacturers offer pedestal or wall-hung lavatories that are available with matching toilets, allowing you to create a consistent style and save space. Don’t forget about storage. Replacing a vanity with a wall-hung or pedestal lavatory opens up floor space but eliminates storage. Consider setting storage cubbies into walls to restore it.

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Should I use laminate, hardwood or ceramic tile in the kitchen?

To know which is best for you, consider your lifestyle. Do you have young children or pets? You’ll probably be happiest with easy-care flooring that stands up to wear and tear. Empty nesters or single homeowners may prefer more fashionable options, but those require extra upkeep. Let’s look at each of the flooring styles you

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Steps to a Safe Bathroom

Nearly 200,000 people are injured annually in their bathroom, according to statistics from the National Safety Council. The most common accidents are slips, falls and scalding from hot water. Although not all accidents will ever be eliminated, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) feels that a well-designed bathroom can also be a safe one.

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Helpful Terms / Credentials To Know:

When looking for a designer or contractor, below are some terms and credentials to know: CGR: Certified Graduate Remodeler from the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) CAPS: Certified Againg in Place Specialist from NAHB CR: Certified Remodeler from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry ASID: American Society of Interior Designers CKD: Certified Kitchen Designer

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