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 […]

Your home, your style

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?