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Doghouse Ideas for Your Snoopy

8 Doghouse Ideas That'll Put Snoopy's Digs to Shame

 

Under the stairs


Photo by Baldwin Homes, Inc.
If the space beneath your stairs isn't very useful, break through the drywall to build a doghouse, Harry Potter-style (remember that's where he slept?). Adding wood siding and a peaked roof adds a bit of extra charm to this indoor twist on an outdoor classic.

Liven up the laundry room

Photo by Stanton Homes

You already laid down linoleum on the laundry room floor to handle wet towels, which makes it perfect for this unique dog house idea. If your pup has an accident in the laundry room, clean-up will be a snap. One note of caution: Keep your laundry detergent and dryer sheets up on a high shelf, far away from a counter-surfing dog's eat-anything appetite.

A doghouse idea for your entryway

Photo by Murphy & Co. Design

Every dog owner knows that coming home to a greeting from an excited pup is one of the benefits of dog ownership. Make it easy for Fido to meet you right at the front door with a doghouse setup that's incorporated into the mudroom furniture. Built like an extra cabinet, it can even have a latching door if your pup likes to be closed in for comfort while you're away.

Out the back


Photo by DC Interiors & Renovations
If you're not keen on a doggie door that's cut out of your solid back door, try this on for size: Build a small doghouse right on the back of the house, with an entry into your abode. Then add a doggie door on the side. It will be easy for your dog to get in and out, provide an animal-dedicated space, and save your gorgeous door from being sawn in half. Of course, you do need to make an entrance opening in your wall, but we'll save that for another DIY story...

Upgrade your window seat

Photo by Heaven & Stubbs Bespoke Furniture Ltd

A window seat makes for a perfect place for dreaming ... for you and your dog! Cut out a sleeping area where you might otherwise have unused space. While you're soaking in the sun in the seat, with a good book, your pooch can snooze away in its private space just beneath you.

Incorporate your doghouse idea into the living room design

Photo by Portico Design Group

While you're adding organization to the den or living room, add a nook for your dog's naps. Shelves nearby can hold its toys, so they're up and out of the way (or will be, once you scoop them all up and place them in the basket).

Add to the playroom

Photo by MaK Interiors

Kids and puppies go together like chunky peanut butter and strawberry jam, and you'll often find them hanging out together. If your kids and dogs are attached at the hip, make sure the dogs have a perfect place set up in their best friends' playroom.

 

 

 

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Living Room Moving Upstairs?

Living Room Moving Upstairs

According to The Wall Street Journal, upper living rooms are becoming a sought-after space among homeowners.  Homeowners are finding these second-floor lounges can be cozier spaces than living areas on the first floor—and can offer more privacy, too.

Upper-level living rooms—sometimes labeled “pajama lounges”—are usually located right off bedrooms. They may include comfy sofas, a kitchenette, a television, and even a nook to work from. Architects are removing long hallway spaces upstairs to make room for these central living spaces upstairs.

Upper-level living rooms tend to be more casual than their lower counterparts. They also tend to have recessed lighting instead of chandeliers and favor cozier seating areas over larger sectionals.   Because it is not a part of the main living area, be creative to make the space as you want.

Upstairs living areas are geared for families in larger homes providing extra space to lounge without having to make an office or playroom serve double duty. 

So is this a new trend?  Historic homes often have included an upstairs “retiring room” for mothers nursing children or for resting midday, says T. Jeffrey Clarke, an architect in Philadelphia.

Source: “The Living Room Moves Upstairs,” The Wall Street Journal (Aug. 23, 2017) 

When is the Best Time To Sell?

Is Fall or Winter a Good Time to List Your Home?
 
Fall Vs Spring When Selling
Most prospective sellers have the mindset that Spring and Summer is the best time to sell their home. The reality is the numbers show that your odds of selling your home in the Fall (and even the Winter) are just as good as the Spring. The reason is that the competition from other sellers is much lower in the Fall and Winter.
 
Let's see what the numbers say...
Looking at the number of homes that sold last year in each month versus the homes for sale that month provides us the ratios for the certain months in our 3 major Northern Colorado markets:
 
Fort Collins
· March = 38%
· October = 38%
· December = 55%
Loveland
· March = 39%
· October = 43%
· December = 46%
Greeley
· March = 48%
· October = 49%
· December = 82%
 
These ratios show there is no advantage of waiting until the Spring to sell.
 
Sellers also have the advantage of knowing the "known" versus the "unknown" when it comes to interest rates, demand levels and other market factors.
 
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Bev West
West Realty/Metro Brokers
3835 10th Street, #200C
Greeley, CO 80634
Cell: 970-631-7111
Office: 970-351-0405
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Bev West   |   970-631-7111   |   bev@bevwestingreeley.com
West Realty   |   3835 10th Street, #200C   |   Greeley, CO 80634
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