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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.

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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.

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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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Concerned about chemicals, women got educated and opened her own mattress store

Shopping for her daughter’s first big-girl mattress seven years ago, Diane Gercke couldn’t find anything that wasn’t based in petrochemicals. She researched the topic thoroughly, then drove to Colorado to buy an organic latex mattress. By then passionate about the topic, she opened her own natural bedding and furniture store called Eagles’ Rest in Lawrence in 2009. A second location opened in February at 5911 Johnson Drive in Merriam.

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