A low-slung, cedar-clad home near Lee’s Summit and a quirky one-story Brookside home that is clad in corrugated aluminum tiles pay homage to the midcentury modern ranch while pushing design boundaries.
Ian Byrne is lead singer of popular Irish band the Elders. But he is also an accomplished woodworker who does commercial and residential custom millwork and woodwork at Byrne Custom Woodworking in Lenexa. Earlier this year Byrne opened a retail shop, Off the Floor Woodwork, in Waldo, where he sells furniture, shutters and unique items of home decor made from scrap wood.
We’re up to Block 8 of The Star’s monthly quilt project, “Where Poppies Grow … Remembering Almo,” which honors those who served in World War I and tells the story of Almo Ebenezer O’Kell, who served under Gen. John J. Pershing of Missouri.
Is there grime on your siding that good old-fashioned elbow grease won’t take away? Stains on your concrete driveway? Is the deck looking dirty? Power washing or pressure washing – the terms are used almost interchangeably – might be an option.
The vegetable garden had a wonderful spring and early summer season. The cooler conditions and timely rain made growing fresh vegetables almost too easy. Unfortunately, when the heat of summer arrives many gardens begin to wilt. But for you diehard gardeners, those that enjoy harvesting and eating fresh from the garden, don’t overlook the fall season.
LOS ANGELES-Michael C. Hall has listed a property in Los Feliz at $4.5 million. Considering that the "Dexter" star and serial home buyer and seller purchased the place a year ago at $3.825 million, he may not make much of a killing after improvements and commissions.
When I was in high school, I learned about the law of diminishing returns. Basically it states that the more you have of something, the less valued it becomes. The example our teacher gave (while keeping the age of his audience in mind) was of an ice-cold Coke. If you're hot and thirsty, that first can is heaven. But if you had an unlimited supply, there would be a point where you didn't want another one at all. It no longer had the value the first did. In fact, it would become undesirable.
A century ago, every woman in rural America had a hope chest and a Mason jar collection. These coveted jars were brought into use over the August and September harvest season when the farm yielded its bounty. Early on she worked over a wood cook stove, but now a gas or electric range with air conditioning makes this job more fun in these dog days of summer.
I have a teeny tiny room in my home that needed a big, bold touch. Instead of covering the walls in wallpaper, which we know is such a pain to remove, I opted for lovely blue and white watercolor print from my home decor fabric collection, California Dreaming. It has a great linen texture and makes the room feel so rich and cozy. This project is the perfect solution for a dorm room or a rental apartment. Covering a wall in fabric is easy to do - and when the time comes, easy to undo!
Q: Ed, my wife and I want to turn an unused bedroom into a full master bathroom. Since we have extra space, we would like a beautiful bathtub installed in the middle of the bathroom area away from the walls. What basic bathing options do we have to explore to plan for our bathtub centerpiece?
Trying to maneuver through the rules of the design world can sometimes feel like walking across a mine field. We want to categorize every product as traditional, contemporary, rustic, lodge, industrial, modern or French country. We are so concerned about those labels that we often second-guess our design decisions.
My favorite season of the year is just weeks away: Fall! I start pulling out my fall decor when it's still beastly hot in Kansas because I just can't wait to fill my home with all the colors, textures and aromas of autumn. If you want to celebrate this glorious season in your home decor as well, the perfect place to start is your fireplace mantel, one of the most visible spots in your home. Here are three beautiful looks we created to inspire you.
What do you get when you spend $600,000 on a remodeling job? For starters, an addition that doubles the size of the existing home. This whole-house remodel in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis is one of nine spendy projects on Midwest Home magazine's first Luxury Remodeling Tour.
It strikes every year, afflicting thousands of once-earnest gardeners: midsummer malaise. We start the year with a pent-up need to plant, to bring fresh life from a landscape that was buried under deep snow for so very, very long.
Dear Angie: What type of service provider should I hire to remove cigarette smoke smell and residue from a house? A relative smoked in the basement apartment of my house; I want to get rid of as much of the smell as possible.
Are you a farmers market vendor looking for a way to complement your offerings throughout the season? Cut flowers could be the answer. The University of Missouri Extension is offering a workshop that will cover the basics of growing and marketing flowers.
Heidi Klum is statuesque, but she isn't one to stand still for long. The supermodel and television producer sold her gated estate in the Brentwood neighborhood of L.A. for $24 million in an all-cash deal that closed in 29 days.