Denver Rescue Mission Expansion Provides More Options


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Denver Rescue Mission

A residential real estate developer who specializes in building modern homes in the Denver area, Kurt Wiedt has served as the principal of Markham Woods for a decade. A charitable individual, Kurt Wiedt is also a longtime supporter of the Denver Rescue Mission.

In late 2017, the Denver Rescue Mission opened three new shelters to help shield the local homeless population from the bitter winter cold. Constructed to provide a more comforting environment for visitors, these facilities offer places for them to store their belongings, shower facilities, and beds for them to sleep in rather than mats placed on the floor. The move comes as the organization looks to expand its ability to care for the homeless, with one of its more lofty goals being the capacity to shelter pets as well.

With the new facilities, there are now approximately 1,800 beds available for the homeless population in Denver. Visit to learn more about the organization and ways that you can help.


Affordable Ways to Update the Look of Your Kitchen


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A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Kurt Wiedt leads Markham Woods, a Denver, Colorado-based residential real estate company, as principal partner. Kurt Wiedt has worked at the company since 2008 and has overseen several high-end design-build projects, many of which focus on modernizing kitchens.

Modernizing an outdated kitchen may seem like a big project. But homeowners can actually make huge changes in their kitchen with small updates. Following are several budget-friendly alterations that can give kitchens a new look:

Add a coffee bar
Coffee bars are great for homeowners who love hosting. They can easily take up any awkward space in a kitchen and add a bit of luxury with their lighted shelving, sink, and fridge. This entire set-up may be a bit pricey for many homeowners, but a similar effect can be created for free by reorganizing all coffee-making supplies in a kitchen corner by the sink.

Update the hardware
This subtle change enhances the look of the entire kitchen space. Depending on how many cabinets homeowners have, updating the hardware can be expensive. Shopping sales, however, can substantially reduce the cost.

Make it airy
Cabinets have a nasty habit of making kitchens feel cramped and small. Homeowners can address this issue by just removing the doors on some upper cabinets. With the doors gone, the kitchen feels much more open even though the amount of available space is the same.

Paint the cabinets
By painting the cabinets, homeowners give their kitchen a facelift without undergoing a major renovation. In addition to that, adding a new color to the kitchen gives homeowners the chance to personalize the space and express their personality. Beyond paint color, the paint finish also helps alter the kitchen’s look.