It’s time to start enjoying your yard! What would you add to the outside of your house to help you enjoy the great outdoors? A deck? Gazebo? Or just a shed to help you stay organized? We have some great resources to help make your yard work for you!
Spring is a time of color. If you don’t think you are brave enough to paint a whole room in a bright hue, try small touches of color. Look for, or make, colorful pillows. Or a great flea market side table painted a shocking color. We have lots of great resources to bring a touch [...]
Looking at renovating or remodeling this year? Perhaps building a new home but not sure what style of home you like? The Topeka Parade of Homes is a great way to get new ideas and see the latest styles and trends in new homes. Come see the homes which are free and open to the public on May 4-5 & [...]
With warmer temperatures finally here, it’s time to start in on spring cleaning. When I think about spring cleaning, its always about cleaning out those areas and spaces that are seldom used or giving a good scrubbing to something that’s casually cleaned throughout the year. If you’re looking for a great way to start, think [...]
Now is the time to prepare and implement a plan of action for outdoor home improvement projects.
Decorating inspiration can come from anything. A decorating scheme can come from something as simple as a pattern, a color, a piece of furniture, or a photograph. But for me, my favorite decorating inspirations come from souvenirs and travel photos that I’ve gatherd over the years. There is something very appealing about showcasing exotic locales or cultures in home decorating [...]
For some people, the idea of decorating their home can be so overwhelming it brinks on the edge of nightmarish. What color scheme should be used? How should the furniture be arranged? What’s my decorating style? Should you mix patterns and textures or not? And what exactly does mixing textures mean anyway? Luckily, the Topeka & [...]
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 [...]
October is Energy Awareness Month. Learn some fall and winter energy savings tips from energy.gov.
Learn how to become more self-sufficient by checking out books from the Home Neighborhood.
You are looking around, analyzing the look and feel of your home. There is much about your décor that you like, but something just isn’t right, something is missing. What you discover is it’s you that’s missing. Nothing in your décor reflects what you like, what is important to you, or what your interests are. What to do?