cabinets, driftwood lamp, palm-like plant

His and Hers Basement Redo

February 25, 2019 · Posted In: Before & After, Home

Classic femininity with a masculine twist. That was the vision for Tricia and Jeff Hultgren’s basement renovation last year. The “his and hers” vibe is immediately apparent to those stepping down the cream-colored, carpeted spiral […]

living area, couch, gray stone fireplace

Redesign after the Great Flood

Posted In: Home, Home Improvement

We awoke the morning after Christmas 2017 to devastating water damage throughout the entire main floor of our home. The dishwasher malfunctioned overnight, and seeping water destroyed most of the living space on the main […]

hand dropping seeds in row of rich soil

Make Your Bed and Plant in It

Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

Preparing a garden bed requires just a little bit of foresight and planning. It is best done in the fall, although many gardeners would rather wait out the cold season and begin preparations in the […]

Head shot of Sandy Matson

Entryway

Posted In: Home, Lifestyle, OmahaHome

“The space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past.” —Marie Kondo There is an apocryphal quote often attributed to Buddha, […]

A collage of security systems cameras

Porch Pirates, Ahoy

Posted In: Home, Home Improvement

If you had a package stolen from your front porch over the holiday season, you weren’t alone. About 30 percent of Americans suffered the same fate at the hands of so-called “porch pirates.” One NASA […]

John Shartrand's hands framing engraved image of city of Omaha emblem

3D Laser Engraving

Posted In: DIY Project, Home

For John Shartrand and his wife, Nicola, creativity is a family affair. To begin with, they have owned and operated Nicola’s Italian Wine & Fare in the Old Market area for the past 16 years. […]

Outside upper half and roof of Offutt-Yost House in Dundee

Saint Barnabas Church Acquires Offutt-Yost House

February 22, 2019 · Posted In: Home, Omaha Magazine, OmahaHome

The workmen kneel below a ladder—as if in prayer, as they try to coax a jammed pocket door back to life after a decades-long slumber—inside the mansion at 140 N. 39th St. in the heart […]

Jennifer Bromm at home in Gretna, sitting around kitchen table with her family. From left: Jason (her husband), Chuck Arbaugh (her father), Jennifer with her daughter Bailey, and Cindy Arbaugh (her mother)

Holiday Greetings from a Farmhouse in Gretna, Japan

Posted In: At Home, Home

Gretna native Jennifer Bromm has endured a whirlwind of assignments since joining the Army in 2013. After spending a year in South Korea, she spent three years in Germany and then moved on to Camp […]

an overhead drone shot of section of Farnam Street

The Reversible Problem with Farnam Street

February 18, 2019 · Posted In: Home, Neighborhoods

On weekdays, the stretch of Farnam between Saddle Creek Road and Happy Hollow Boulevard becomes a one-way street for two, two-hour periods: eastbound 7-9 a.m. and westbound 4-6 p.m. Numerous “Do Not Enter” and one-way […]

Urban Evolution Burgess Family

Urban Evolution

January 8, 2019 · Posted In: Home, Home Improvement, OmahaHome

Steve and Julie Burgess were enjoying a glass of wine at La Buvette when the idea hit Julie like a ton of old bricks. While admiring the Old Market’s lovely brick buildings, redesigned from warehouses […]