Home Q & A

Home Q & A

She envisioned her field of dreams and made it a reality in the backyard

Chad and Julie Homsey bought the Overland Park home with the large backyard with their four kids in mind

“Our kids love it. It’s a great place for all of the neighbors to come out and have a good time and play”

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?

Home Q & A

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.

Videos

New RoKC in North Kansas City will have you climbing the walls

The North Kansas City business ROKC is a climbing gym that features indoor bouldering and climbing.
Jill Toyoshiba jtoyoshiba@kcstar.com
New RoKC in North Kansas City will have you climbing the walls 1:02

New RoKC in North Kansas City will have you climbing the walls

Royals general managaer Dayton Moore says he's not going to dismember the team 3:01

Royals general managaer Dayton Moore says he's not going to dismember the team

Kris Kobach talks about Donald Trump 2:21

Kris Kobach talks about Donald Trump

Video captures the life of a Royals fan in 2016 1:52

Video captures the life of a Royals fan in 2016