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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17 Must-Have Luxury Touches for Your Kitchen or Bath Remodel
Nov29

17 Must-Have Luxury Touches for Your Kitchen or Bath Remodel

Once you’ve finished your remodel, it’s too late to rethink all of those decisions. Avoid the “shoulda, woulda, coulda” game by knowing ahead of time about all of the new options available in remodeling today. The team at NARI Kansas City has put together this list of luxury touches that are becoming popular in remodeling. Check it out and see if there are any you just can’t live without. Kitchens and bathrooms are the most popular...

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Are Granite Countertops Still Popular?
Nov11

Are Granite Countertops Still Popular?

The simple answer is yes. According to a 2016 Houzz survey, among homeowners updating their kitchen countertops (71%), two in five choose granite or engineered quartz (41% and 40%, respectively). So while granite is still extremely popular, you can’t ignore the new trend toward quartz. Granite and quartz are basically neck and neck when it comes to current homeowner preferences. Still Plenty of Countertop Choices for the...

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Planning a Remodel? Please Budget More Time!
Sep30

Planning a Remodel? Please Budget More Time!

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a labor shortage in the construction industry – a severe shortage. So if you’re planning to remodel your home, plan on waiting – waiting longer for supplies, longer for contractors to fit you in their schedule, and longer for the project to be completed. According to a recent NARI Workforce Development Study, the biggest impact in remodeling will be extended timelines on projects. Of the...

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Ask the Experts at the JoCo Home & Remodeling Show
Sep22

Ask the Experts at the JoCo Home & Remodeling Show

Mark your calendars for the Johnson County Home and Remodeling Show Oct. 27-29 at the Overland Park Convention Center. Get great advice and professional direction from over 200 experts in remodeling, décor, kitchen & bath, flooring, patios and decks, electrical, plumbing, and so much more. From inside to outside, they’ve got your home improvement questions answered. See new products, the latest technology, hot trends, simple...

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