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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Step It Up! Six Brilliant Ideas for That Space under the Stairs
Dec28

Step It Up! Six Brilliant Ideas for That Space under the Stairs

It seems there is never enough storage in any home, but sometimes there are storage opportunities hiding, quite literally, underfoot. Take the space under your staircase for example. While it seems like a strangely shaped area, don’t underestimate its potential for some awesome storage space. Check out these fun and creative ways to use this unique space. Open Cubbies Where do you store those coolers, sleeping bags, bulky toys or...

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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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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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3 Types of Kitchen Cabinet Renovations to Fit Your Budget – Replace, Reface, Refinish
Nov20

3 Types of Kitchen Cabinet Renovations to Fit Your Budget – Replace, Reface, Refinish

When it comes to updating your kitchen cabinets, there are basically three options: cabinet replacement, cabinet refacing, and cabinet refinishing. Depending on your budget and your time frame, it may make sense to choose one over the other. The good news is, no matter which one you choose, your kitchen will look and feel like new with beautiful cabinets. Cabinet Replacement Is For You If… You hate the style of your kitchen cabinets...

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