Custom Build

April 21, 2015 · Posted In: Downtown, Encounter, Home Improvement

For Kevin and Amy Brokaw, it’s the small details that make their home their home. Little, unexpected things—wallpaper that looks like industrial-chic metal panels. An undercounter cabinet that pulls out to reveal rows of wine-glass […]

Hidden Treasures

April 9, 2015 · Posted In: Home, Home Improvement, OmahaHome

Originally published in March/April OmahaHome The quarter-million-dollar, 8,800-watt Steinway & Sons speaker system is very visible in the “Man Cave” section of the Echo Systems store because, well, guys still think 7-foot-tall speakers are cool […]

Livable Luxury

If We Had Only Thought of That…

January 16, 2015 · Posted In: Home, Home Improvement, OmahaHome

A stitch, in time, saves nine.” But in the homebuilding world, the old saying might sound more like, “An additional nine or so electrical outlets added before your new home is finished, in time, will save […]

Bringing Nature Indoors

November 4, 2014 · Posted In: At Home, Before & After, Home, Home Improvement, OmahaHome

A homeowner with vision and great taste. An expert contractor with experienced subcontractors. A home with “great bones.” Bring them all together and you get an interior designer’s dream! The client imagined the almost 30-year-old […]

100 Years and Counting

September 24, 2014 · Posted In: Home, Home Improvement, Omaha Magazine, OmahaHome, Places

In 1914, the stately home at 6129 Florence Blvd. was brand new. Built by Laura D. and Edward Cackley, owner of Cackley Bros. wine and liquor house, it was a Prairie Style home for its […]

Adding Spice to a Saltbox

August 9, 2014 · Posted In: Before & After, Home, Home Improvement

This beautiful home on a tree-lined street was the perfect saltbox-style house for my transplanted client from the Northeast (where this colonial-era style is common). They loved many features of the house, but there were […]

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