TELLER COUNTY GUIDE: A passion for home design: Karrie Stimits, Woodland Designs | Pikes Peak Courier

At the age of 16, Woodland Designs owner and designer Karrie Stimits was already developing her passion and skill set for home design.

Her first job was working in her dad’s construction business doing whatever needed to be done — from siding installation to job cleanup. All these years later, Stimits continues this inspired focus.

“Interior design is a creative outlet for me being able to transform a space for someone to what they truly want it to be. The process as a whole is very satisfying,” she said.

Stimits started her own business, Woodland Designs (, in 2015, which she recently moved to a new location at 800 Research Drive, Suite 210, in Woodland Park. Her plan is to have a grand re-opening in spring of 2021, once she is settled into her new space.

She has been a resident of Woodland Park for over 20

Read More

Electricians: what you need to know.

Becoming an Electrician - What You Need To Know | UEI College

Electricians are highly qualified professionals, with qualifying studies and license plates typical of their activity.

You may need an electrician for many things around the house, including new lights, wiring, repairs, changing switches, installing circuit breakers, or outlets. For any type of electrical work, the professionals at are your best option.

In addition to changing a burned out light bulb, it is vital that you consult a licensed electrician for all electrical work in your home. For homeowner safety, all cities and electric companies require electrical work to be performed by a licensed contractor.

How can an electrician help me?

Electrical Rewiring: Your home may need to be reconnected, either partially or totally, if electrical circuits or power points need to be replaced. This tends to be more common in older buildings or properties that are poorly wired during construction. Many houses, for example, still have cloth-covered wiring, which … Read More

Ty Pennington Reveals One of Home Design’s Hardest Decisions

In the first season of “Ty Breaker,” host Ty Pennington has seen a lot of small homes and a lot of damaged homes—but his latest house is both tiny and a total mess.

In the episode “A Sizable Renovation,” Pennington and guest designer Sabrina Soto set out to help Wendy and Evan, newlyweds who’ve recently bought an abandoned, partly demolished wreck of a house.

Pennington and Soto will need to spend their $200,000 budget wisely in order to turn this shack into the cute, functional honeymoon home this couple desires. Here’s how they pull it off, which might inspire some changes around your own home to make the most of your space, too.

Make your front porch feel like a bonus room

This porch is like an outdoor bonus room!


There’s no denying that Wendy and Evan’s house is short on space, and there’s only so much that

Read More

Cleaning laminate floors in homes with dogs

The Ultimate Tips for Keeping Laminate Floors Clean in a Pet-Friendly Home  | All About Flooring

Can dogs scratch laminate floors (Piso laminado in spanish)? By its very nature and construction, laminate floors are durable and capable of withstanding scratches from even the largest dogs. However, they do happen sometimes, so we recommend keeping a laminate flooring repair kit on hand.

How to erase dog tracks from your laminate floors

One of our customer service experts knows the answer to this problem very well! She has two dogs that, when she feels like it, they start running around the house and leave footprints everywhere. This is her advice:

“I usually clean with a microfiber mop sprayed with a mixture of warm water and vinegar. Plus, the vinegar acts as an odor remover, so I don’t have to worry about doggy odor, especially after they’ve gotten wet on their daily walks. I installed my laminate flooring in 2006 and it still looks great. “

If your … Read More