Home Q & A

Home Q & A

Artist creates space, opportunities for other artists

When Nicole Emanuel moved from the Crossroads to the suburbs, she couldn’t find a community of artists, so she built one herself: InterUrban ArtHouse, in Overland Park. The nonprofit operates public art programs, as well as grants artists the space and support they need to be part of the economy.

Home Q & A

Landscaper lends Japanese style to local gardens

Koji Morimoto grew up in a peaceful village living “a classic Japanese lifestyle.” Only after immigrating to the United States in 1992 did he fully appreciate what he had and became serious about Japanese gardening. Now as the owner of Japanese Landscaping, he designs and maintains gardens for clients throughout Kansas City.

House & Home

Modern meets vintage at Coveted Home housewares boutique

Coveted Home on the Country Club Plaza carries American-made, fair-trade, ethically produced and — as of two months ago — vintage goods. Owner Jaclyn Joslin turned a storage space downstairs into a retro haven. She also has an interior design business, catering to clients with a modern edge.

Home Q & A

Transform countertops in a day with no tear out

The Kansas City franchise of Granite Transformations offers a quarter-inch engineered, quartzlike stone that goes on top of existing countertops, is maintenance-free and costs the same as midrange granite. Owner Paul Whitaker explains why the product helps people get what they want in their kitchens.

Home Q & A

Call agent to clarify vent extensions

My home was inspected, and the buyer wants me to extend the vents. There was no other explanation, so I don’t know where to turn. The agent has not been very active in helping us, and the inspector won’t return our calls. Can you provide some insight?

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