<![CDATA[Home Q & A News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/ en-us Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:43:47 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:43:47 CDT Home Q & A 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Artist creates space, opportunities for other artists http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article102555077.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 17 Sep 2016 20:42:30 CDT

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Bungii service turns ‘friends with trucks’ into a moving business http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article98875787.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 04 Sep 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Land Bank of Kansas City offers abandoned lots to neighbors at low prices http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article95787362.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:21:06 CDT

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Stowers Institute scientist finds beauty in the lab and transforms it into art http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article94579577.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:35:00 CDT

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Samsara Vintage Home in Parkville expands, reopens http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article91922672.html#storylink=rss The store offers a combination of home remodeling services and home furnishings recreations

Their concept includes building a place where customers will congregate, even when they aren’t buying

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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:30:00 CDT

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She envisioned her field of dreams and made it a reality in the backyard http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article90541322.html#storylink=rss 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”

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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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Landscaper lends Japanese style to local gardens http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article89114132.html#storylink=rss Koji Morimoto grew up living “a classic Japanese lifestyle”

After moving to the U.S. in 1992, he started appreciating what he had

Now he designs and maintains Japanese gardens for KC clients

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Sweet Annie vintage shop is a labor of love http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article83673642.html#storylink=rss Mission store carries a mix of old and new

It also has purses, jewelry, Royals decor and wedding gifts under $50

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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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‘Living Large in Our Little House’: Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell discusses her new book http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article82512527.html#storylink=rss Fivecoat-Campbell and her husband live in a 480-square-foot lake house

Her book provides practical tips for those considering a downsize

The official book launch is on Sunday afternoon at Prospero’s, 180 W. 39th St.

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Sat, 11 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Set your home apart with distinctive locks, pulls and knobs http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article80962692.html#storylink=rss Replacing hardware is a quick way to update your home’s decor

Shiny brass is out — matte brass is the new color

Tips for how to find the right color and style for your house

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Find handmade, ethical wares at Golden & Pine in east Brookside http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ink/life-in-kc/article78707132.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 17:03:42 CDT

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Modern meets vintage at Coveted Home housewares boutique http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article76772422.html#storylink=rss The Country Club Plaza carries American-made, fair-trade, ethically produced and vintage goods

The shop owner is also an interior designer, catering to clients with a modern edge

Many of her products are made in Brooklyn, Portland, Oregon or Morocco

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Former biochemist Kelly Parker, now a woodworker, creates fine-art furniture http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article75305527.html#storylink=rss Kelly Parker left her job in the corporate world in 2010 to study woodworking

She went on to launch Woodsong Studio near Parkville

What she creates “is completely different” than what she thought she’d be doing

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Home stager SueAnn Heim puts her skills to work in her mid-century house http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article72622927.html#storylink=rss Heim and her husband made minor renovations to the Prairie Village Donald Drummond-designed house, but stayed true to the original form

She helps sellers prepare homes for real estate market

Doesn’t understand why people paint front doors “stupid” colors

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Transform countertops in a day with no tear out http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article70045797.html#storylink=rss Granite Transformations clads countertops in quartzlike stone

Cost is similar to midprice granite

Stars of HGTV’s “Flip Flop” are working with the company

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Overland Park quilter Janet Stone wins first prize in international contest http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article67732227.html#storylink=rss If quilting were a sport, Overland Park resident Janet Stone would be at the top of her game

The competitive quilter recently went to Houston and took home best in show and a $10,000 prize

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Expert helps real estate agents stay safe as they sell http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article66405352.html#storylink=rss Tracey Hawkins travels the nation, teaching proactive strategies

Realtors are vulnerable because they sit in empty houses, waiting for strangers

Hawkins teaches them how to use technology, social media

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Call agent to clarify vent extensions http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article67114752.html#storylink=rss Home was inspected, and the buyer wants the seller to extend the vents

There should be written information supplied to the buyer, and, in most cases, his or her agent

There are plumbing and heating items in a home that must be vented to the outside

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 07:00:00 CDT

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Handyman specializes in antique houses in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article64788177.html#storylink=rss Donald Jonas Jr. shares tips for maintaining old homes

His advice: Fix old windows, don’t replace them

Old doors and lathe and plaster walls are also worth keeping

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Diane Stewart knows color and can help you choose the right one for your home http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article60506496.html#storylink=rss Diane Stewart says painting should be the last step, not the first, when making your home functional

She says homes should be sanctuaries, a place to get away from a crazy, busy world

An interior color scheme should reinforce that sense of security

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Toblers Flowers in Kansas City offers tips for keeping your Valentine’s Day flowers fresher longer http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article59167168.html#storylink=rss The 115-year-old florist now has only one location

Thanks to technology, it’s still quite large

Owners explain how to order best bouquets, make them last

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Jacquelyn Gering turned a new hobby of modern quilting into a career http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article49911210.html#storylink=rss Her mom, grandma and great-grandma tried to teach her quilting, but she didn’t like it

An exhibit of quilts from an isolated African-American hamlet in Alabama changed her view

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Rosin Preservation practices what it teaches in renovating its own KC building http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article48620200.html#storylink=rss Rosin Preservation specializes in historic preservation documentation

The Kansas City firm recently restored its headquarters building in the Crossroads Arts District

The company’s employees consider themselves stewards of the 1926 structure

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Interior designer Susan Shepherd offers tips on holiday decorating http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article47392730.html#storylink=rss Choose items that you are emotionally attached to

Be willing to edit; the eye needs a place to rest

Focus your attention on the tree, mantel and entryway

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Concerned about chemicals, women got educated and opened her own mattress store http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article44283057.html#storylink=rss Woman was worried about exposure to petrochemicals in mattresses

In 2009, she opened her first natural bedding and furniture store, Eagles’ Rest, in Lawrence

A second location opened in February at 5911 Johnson Drive in Merriam.

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Liberty’s Red Apron vintage shop collects eclectic treasures http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article42679659.html#storylink=rss Owner Kirsten Sundell scours estate and garage sales for items

The Liberty shop specializes in vintage, antiques and painted furniture

Store is decorating five houses for upcoming homes tours

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Christi Bostwick becomes a momtrepreneur by writing and selling books, offering related items http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article38922375.html#storylink=rss The local author, who holds a doctorate in child psychology, stayed at home with her two kids for 12 years

She named her company “because everything I’ve done I’ve done myself — I’m a one-woman operation, start to finish”

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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 05:52:00 CDT

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Camping and bluegrass in a blue bus with Nancy Bounds and John Boyd http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article36948168.html#storylink=rss 1987 bus repurposed

More character than a standard RV

But don’t think about it if you’re not handy

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Fri, 02 Oct 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Creativity is a family affair at Isom Collective http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article36204300.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 03:30:00 CDT

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Team designs and builds two-bedroom energy-efficient house quickly and inexpensively http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article35353296.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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