The truth about lead exposure in your home
May22

The truth about lead exposure in your home

Buying an older home comes with charm, character and sometimes, needed renovations. Before you begin a home improvement project, keep your family safe and ensure that your home is free of any lead-based paint. What is lead? Lead is a naturally occurring metal in the earth’s crust that can be present in a variety of places in the environment including air, water, dust, soil, food and various consumer products. One of the most common...

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8 Easy Stress-Reducing Holiday Storage Tips
Dec20

8 Easy Stress-Reducing Holiday Storage Tips

Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle! Decorating for the holidays can be stressful, and so is the cleanup after, but these tips will help you spend more time enjoying the decked halls and less time actually decking them. What’s the easiest way to store beaded Christmas tree garland? Water bottles! Believe it or not, it’s a great way to keep your garlands untangled and ready to deck the halls! Simply tape one end of the garland into the...

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Why Is Universal Design Gaining Popularity?
Dec13

Why Is Universal Design Gaining Popularity?

Universal design refers to design and construction with the goal of making the building accessible to older people, people without disabilities, and people with disabilities. Universal design is about creating accessible spaces for all people. You may hear it in reference to remodeling when people intend to “age-in-place” but, it is also common for families with members with special needs and families that are forward thinking. From a...

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2018 Kansas City Home Remodeling Trends
Dec02

2018 Kansas City Home Remodeling Trends

With 2017 coming to an end and 2018 on the horizon, many homeowners are looking for ideas on how to improve their homes in the coming year. Kitchen remodeling projects are always big and 2018 will be no exception. In real estate circles, the kitchen is still king when it comes to home buyers. What else will homeowners be looking to update, remodel, or otherwise improve in the new year? Read on to find out… Wide Open Spaces for...

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The Homeowner’s Ultimate Guide to Fall-Proofing Your Home
Sep16

The Homeowner’s Ultimate Guide to Fall-Proofing Your Home

Home emergencies never happen when it’s most convenient. Having a home emergency during the middle of winter is not only inconvenient on your time and money, but it can mean an uncomfortable living situation until the issue is resolved!   Instead of having something break down on you, make sure to conduct a thorough checklist of your home before the cold weather hits. This way, you know your home is protected and you don’t have...

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Can She Build It? Yes She Can!
Aug10

Can She Build It? Yes She Can!

With the current shortage of employees in the construction industry, an all-female team competing in the annual NAHB Student Competition is not only refreshing to see, but encouraging as well. In a predominantly male industry, four young women from Shadow Ridge High School in Surprise, Arizona have teamed up to participate in this year’s International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando. They represent the very first all-girl team ever to...

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