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  • Hone Your DIY Skills At The Theatre

    There are only so many episodes of home renovation shows you can watch before you get the itch to get your hands dirty. However for most of us, we didn’t grow…

  • Build Your Own Container Garden

    One of the disadvantages to living in a loft, apartment or condo is the lack of outdoor space. As a Kansas City loft dweller, I find myself lamenting my lack of…

  • Seek Inspiration From Designer Showhomes

    A confession? I love seeing where people live and work. As I stroll my downtown neighborhood’s streets at dusk, I peek upward to get a glimpse into the surrounding lofts, hoping…

  • Install A Hammock For The Best Sleep Ever

    For the last several years, I’ve been keeping a list of features I want in my dream house. They include a library with floor-to-ceiling shelves, a giant kitchen and maybe even…

  • Keep Your Cool Without A/C

    After enduring five stifling, A/C-free days earlier this month, I have a newfound respect for those who choose to brave the summer months without A/C. It can certainly be done, however,…

  • How To Wage A Successful War On Weeds

    I don’t remember how old I was when I first found out that the bright, sunny dandelions I loved so much were weeds. How could something so cheerful be classified in…

  • Tips And Tricks For Refinishing Your Deck

    Harsh weather conditions, wear and tear — it’s likely that your deck will need to be refinished every few years to keep it in prime condition. This is generally a project…

  • Cracks Be Gone: How To Patch A Sidewalk

    What’s not to love about a sidewalk? You can draw on them with chalk, and they’re a safe haven on which to walk, bike, jog, jump rope, play hopscotch–you get the…

  • Can You Self-Install An Attic Fan?

    Attic fans are one of those brilliant inventions that you don’t really notice until you don’t have one. Growing up, my dad’s house had an attic fan and it made all…

  • How To Create A Year-Round Outdoor Space

    Grilling, dining al fresco, relaxing in a hammock with a good book–it’s no wonder that spending time outdoors is one of the top activities during the summer. And if your home…

  • Trend Watch: Add Impact With Dark Trim

    When it comes to painting your home, the walls don’t have to hog all of the attention. Painting a room’s trim can easily make just as big of an impact, especially…

  • Install Deer Fencing To Protect Your Landscaping

    There are few things more frustrating than your beautiful, carefully planned and tended landscaping being destroyed by an inquisitive visitor of the animal variety. If you find yourself in this situation,…

  • Tips to Fix Your Air Conditioner

    This post is brought to you from the miserable land of no A/C. Yep — after arriving home last night from the DeWALT tool launch (more on that soon), my husband…

  • Can You DIY An Irrigation System?

    As temperatures heat up, now is the perfect time to think about your yard’s irrigation. If you don’t already have a sprinkler system, you may want to consider one, especially if…