Denver International Airport earns accolades

Denver International Airport earns accolades

When it was first built, Denver International Airport (DIA) suffered so many operating glitches that it became the favorite go-to joke for late-night TV hosts.

DIA
DIA

Now the joke is on them: The Wall Street Journal recently named DIA the best “big airport” in the country. 

“Drawing from a survey of 4,800 readers and weighing 15 airport measures, including security wait times, average fares and arrival and departure time reliability, the paper crowned the ‘Mile-High Miracle’ best in its class for air travel,” notes the Denver Post.

To determine an airport’s convenience factor, the Journal studied Wi-Fi speeds, Yelp ratings for airport restaurants, walking distances and the number of destinations patrons can reach on a direct flight. Denver ranked high in these measures, as well as in the price of its airfares. The study found that due to more competition among airlines at DIA, flights are cheaper, with an average fare of $299.

Orlando International Airport finished second in the study, while Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport came in third.

DIA also recently earned the distinction of being the fastest-growing major airport in the country, according to the Denver Business Journal.

In 2018, the airport added “more flights and more seats taking off than any top-ten U.S. airport,” notes the newspaper.

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The Newest Trend in Home Decor is a Secret

Shhhh. The newest trend in home decor is a secret!

Can you keep a secret? Then you might be a candidate for the newest trend in home décor: secret doors.

That’s right – those hidden passages once confined to mystery movies and novels have now made their way to the average home.

According to the Washington Post, it’s all due to manufacturers offering ready-made doors disguised as bookshelves, mirrors and other options. “[A]s pre-built, ready-to-install doors become more widely available,” notes the Post, “people are adding them for aesthetics, for fun or maybe because they watched too much Scooby Doo.”

The Post reports that three years ago Home Depot began offering online pre-hung bookcase-doors from Murphy Door in Utah. “It has become more of a trend than we expected,” Jeff Watchko, interior door buyer for the store told the Post.

The development can be attributed in part to homeowners hoping to hide valuables in secret rooms. But concealed doors can also solve design issues.

For example, in Nicole Buell’s small condo, the doors to her only bathroom were in her bedroom and living area. The door in the living area was taking up space she would have liked for pictures or bookcases. But removing the door and replacing it with a wall would have left the only entrance to the bathroom in her bedroom, making it awkward for guests. A bookcase that doubles as a door was the perfect fix.

“With the help of her father,” notes the Post, “she constructed shelves and mounted them on the ball bearing hinges to create a bookcase that swings open to reveal the loo.”

Some, however, admit they don’t care about practicalities. Sometimes, the $850 to $1,750 price tag just pays for fun.

“We were redoing our master bathroom and closet, and I don’t know where I saw hidden doors,” Leigha Basini told the Post, but I was a big mystery reader as a child, and when I saw we could have a hidden door, I wanted one. It was probably three-quarters fun and one-quarter storage.”

In all, it’s an exciting trend hiding in plain sight. But, remember: you didn’t hear it from us.

If you need help finding any properties feel free to reach out to me directly!

The  Colorado Broker, Joseph Newman

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