<![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 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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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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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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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 07:43:00 CDT

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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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Fri, 25 Mar 2016 09:39:00 CDT

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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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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 06:11:00 CDT

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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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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 02:00:00 CST

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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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Sat, 20 Feb 2016 03:00:00 CST

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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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Fri, 18 Dec 2015 02:00:00 CST

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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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Fri, 11 Dec 2015 03:00:00 CST

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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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Fri, 04 Dec 2015 06:58:00 CST

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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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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 07:03:00 CST

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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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Fri, 06 Nov 2015 03:00:00 CST

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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 Isom Collective, a multiple disciplinary design company in the Crossroads Arts District, is more than just a group of creative thinkers, designers and builders. They also happen to be siblings specializing in skills that cross-pollinate.

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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 Daniel Umscheid of Clockwork Architecture + Design describes the two-bedroom, two-bathroom home that was built in 10 weeks and cost only $150,000. It’s also easily replicated, responsibly sized, energy efficient and blends into the established neighborhood.

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Fri, 18 Sep 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Houseguest: Louise Meyers finds peace and comfort in religious icon collection http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article34322316.html#storylink=rss Louise Meyers, the owner of Pryde’s in Westport, has been collecting items for years and now has one room and an outside grotto displaying the items she loves at her Countryside home.

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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Kori Crum’s busy life inspires Chaos Boutique in Parkville http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article30733584.html#storylink=rss Kori Crum’s life is a littlebit crazy — she lives in with a big house with and a combined family of household including five kids ages 8-19 — so it’s fitting she named her rustic retail shop Chaos Boutique. The downtown Parkville storefront brims with handmade decor, home goods, jewelry and gifts.

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Window shutters help make homes stand out http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article29946447.html#storylink=rss Dave Eidson and Dave Searls, who co-own EnergyPro Windows & Siding, started Kansas City Shutter Co. after discovering that shutter options for homeowners were limited.

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Fri, 07 Aug 2015 06:00:00 CDT

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Landscape architect Kurt Kraisinger, owner of the Lorax Design Group, knows what’s cool in pools http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article28422739.html#storylink=rss Landscape architect Kurt Kraisinger, owner of the Lorax Design Group, specializes in high-end residential design, with an emphasis on quality and longevity. He also started two other companies that give him control over pool construction.

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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 04:00:00 CDT

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Patrick Corogenes is an insurance salesman turned artisan http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article26595946.html#storylink=rss Corogenes, who started his arts and crafts business just a year ago, cuts designs using high tech equipment. He silk screens images on wood. He designs dog bowls, comic storage boxes and tube amplifiers that can connect to iPads, iPhones and MP3 players.

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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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For designer Jill Tran, rooms should have conversation starters http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article25866427.html#storylink=rss Jill Tran and partner Carmen Thomas run Tran + Thomas Design Studio, which is opening an office in Lenexa. Tran discusses what design choices she’s making for the remodel of her own home.

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Lee’s Summit artist Tina Garrett takes inspiration from the masters http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article25354612.html#storylink=rss Earlier this year, Tina Garrett received a $6,000 purchase prize from the Art Renewal Center, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to renewing the classical training and appreciation of traditional art. Most recently, the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona named her painting “String of Pearls” one of 40 finalists out of 2,000 submissions of figurative pieces of art from around the world.

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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 06:00:00 CDT

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Southmoreland on the Plaza offers urban hospitality in the heart of Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article23588323.html#storylink=rss Mark Reichle and Nancy Miller have tended the bed-and-breakfast near the Plaza for 17 years, developing a brand of local hospitality that has allowed their business to thrive as the city’s destination credentials have steadily grown.

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Cartographic coffee tables chart the history of Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article22936245.html#storylink=rss What happens when an English-born furniture maker and a Kansas City attorney with an eye for design put their heads together? An artistic celebration of location that you can rest your coffee cup on.

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Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 CDT

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Graphic artist Shelby Owen-Johnson turns fondness for fonts into a business http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article21400968.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Art Institute alum Shelby Owen-Johnson designs and handcrafts home decor and spare yet witty greeting cards for InkSauce Studio, her Etsy shop.

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Sat, 23 May 2015 03:00:00 CDT

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Houseguest: Inside puppet master Paul Mesner’s den of happiness http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article19146012.html#storylink=rss Paul Mesner and his partner, David Lucken, have transformed their 1895 Hyde Park home into a house with a giant personality and super productive gardens.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Owner of Outland Furnishings in KC turns whiskey barrels into furniture http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article16188626.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Sculpture major Desiree Warren finds her niche working as her own boss in retail http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/home-q-a/article13188389.html#storylink=rss Desiree Warren, 32, bypassed the starving-artist stereotype and went straight to being her own boss. She has found success going the retail route, making clocks and art using scraps of vinyl on salvaged materials.

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