Kansas City NARI hosts tour of remodeled home April 26 and 27

Kansas City NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) is hosting its Remodeled Homes Tour, April 26 and 27. It will include 23 homes throughout the metropolitan area with projects such as new kitchens, baths, wine cellars, exterior decks and whole house redesigns, including one for aging in place.

Cerno Group casts a modern light on handcrafted fixtures and lamps

Childhood friends Bret Englander and Nick Sheridan have reimagined high-end lighting, and the lovingly crafted results are organic and modern. Cerno Group's designs begin in Sheridan’s head. Then his designs go over to Wacholder, who pops them on the computer and creates the manufacturing process down to the tiniest fitting.

Learn how to grow a not-too-big vegetable garden

You don't need to plant a 30-foot row of anything to have a great time growing your own vegetables. You can harvest crops from spring through frost (and even into winter) in a plot, a pot or a raised bed. Learn how when The Master Gardeners of Greater Kansas City present garden journalist Marty Ross at 6:30 p.m., Thursday at Country Club Christian Church.

35 years on TV for carpenter Norm Abram

Norm Abram has been master carpenter on PBS’ “This Old House” since it began 35 years ago. Counting his other show, “The New Yankee Workshop,” he has worked on hundreds of projects.

KC Home Show will feature the Love Shack, baby

The Greater Kansas City Home Show runs March 28-30 at Bartle Hall. Look for more than 100 vendors, appearances by HGTV stars Monica Pedersen, former host of “Designed to Sell,” and Cari Cucksey, host of “Cash & Cari.” Then there’s the Love Shack, a 700-square-foot custom-built cabin that will showcase nifty decor and building products.

Part 2 of 3: Remodeling your kitchen affordably

Now might be the best time ever to remodel your kitchen. A recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders says new home starts decreased sharply in the fourth quarter of 2007, but remodeling decreased only slightly.