Never pass up a great chance to snoop — with permission. This is the best perk of going on a homes tour. While holiday tours get a lot of buzz, some organizations have chosen autumn as their perfect season. An interesting twist on this tour: You can actually float by boat to the homes, most of them contemporary. For many of the other homes tours, the slant is toward preservation.
Jennifer Bertrand, artist and HGTV “Design Star” Season 3 winner, is spreading the ancient ways of plastering and painting walls into 21st-century homes. Many think of the 1990s, when people were applying paints and glazes using sponges, rags and plastic bags, but that’s no longer true, she says.
The group Gardeners Connect is hosting the Garden Faire on Saturday at Loose Park. The event will offer an opportunity to talk with some of the individual garden clubs under the organization’s umbrella.
Decorating for a “tween-age” child can be complicated. It’s a great place to give growing adolescents some creative freedom. But will they reject at age 12 the color palette and furniture they begged for when they were 10?
The Greater Kansas City Hispanic Heritage Committee presented its 29th annual Fiesta Hispana Friday through Sunday at Barney Allis Plaza. The event featured local and national music groups and folk dancers.
Dear Angie: When you have electrical, plumbing or certain other kinds of work done that may require a hole in a wall, who's responsible for repairing it? The plumber or electrician? Or do I need to hire someone else?
Stop putting roadblocks between you and the decor you'd love to have. Instead of thinking about a project as a major undertaking, try breaking it up into doable phases that won't stress you or your budget. If you'd love a new kitchen but can't afford it, you can still get a running start on a new look by starting small.
We're a culture accustomed to the idea of hands-free faucets in public places. In the restrooms of airports, restaurants and malls, we know the routine: We place our hands under the faucet, waiting for the water to flow out of the spigot. So it's easy to imagine no-touch faucets in the bathroom and kitchen, given how more manufacturers - from Delta to Hansgrohe to Kohler - have been adapting the hands-free technology for commercial-grade faucets to the home.
Q: I called a roofer because I had a leak in my replaced roof. The roof is only 2 years old but the roofer told me the shingles were not nailed correctly and that my warranty would not be any good. He gave me a price to replace all the shingles and to get a new warranty. Is this something that happens often? Should I replace a 2 year old roof?
When the ancient wallpaper in Jill Harmon's foyer started to deteriorate, she didn't tear it down; she hired a pro to touch it up. This wasn't just any old wallpaper. It was a silk-screened Zuber mural dating back to the 1930s when a previous owner received it as a wedding gift.
Your front door is a decorating bull's-eye that snags the attention of everyone who passes by your home every day. Wow them this fall with one of these five simple but stunning front door treatments we created to inspire you:
It's that time of year again! The school season is upon us and we have a fun and easy way to liven up your back-to-school look. By adding a bright trim or a few pompoms to an old backpack, you can update your look and make a splash in the new school year. This is a great project to do after school, or throw a slumber party and embellish your backpack with your friends.
Throughout rural America, one exotic plant manages to survive and flower in the dawn of spring. It's often seen in graveyards, first planted by the hands of grieving survivors a century ago. They crop up in the wilderness, too, as living remnants of pioneer homes lone gone. These are the early flowering clan of daffodil, or narcissus, that manages to survive the rigors of a dozen different climate zones from Texas to Canada.
Q: Dear Ed, we have a large shower area in our bathroom and I want to convert that space into a beautiful bathing area. I have chosen the style and size of the new tub, but need choices as the hydrotherapy options. Can you please give me some basic bathing choices with some of your thoughts on each?
The Historic Home Buyers Expo in Kansas City, Friday and Saturday, will feature an exhibition hall in the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Board Room at Union Station that will include booths set up by vendors, contractors, banks, architects, and other professional and nonprofit services.