Keeping Your Old Home Beautiful

This Old House named the College Hill neighborhood as a one of the Midwest’s best neighborhoods for 2013. The neighborhood is just north of the Washburn University campus and was originally established as a residential and boarding area for faculty and students. Topeka has several historic neighborhoods with lovely homes that were built in the […]

The Accessible Home: Designing for all ages and Abilities by Deborah Pierce

Sometimes life deals us a curve ball that forces us to adapt. Adapt to the circumstance and sometimes adapt our lifestyle and the place we call home. Statistics to consider: 3 out of 100 babies born in the United States have significant birth defects. Healthy, adults have a 1 in 4 chance of being disabled at least 3 months at some point in their lives with the average long term disability lasting 2.5 years. Add to that age and illness and there is a good chance that many of us will need to make a home accessible.

Energy Efficiency 101

Your heating bills are high, and your windows and door are drafty.  It is time to make your house energy efficient, but you’re at a loss on where to begin.  The Home neighborhood at Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is a great resource to access reliable information.  A good example of what you will […]