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Monarch Butterfly Harvest Planting Native Gardens for Pollinators

Planting Native Gardens for Pollinators

June 21, 2019 · Posted In: OmahaHome

Many beautiful homes have beautiful yards, and many beautiful yards have gardens. Breathtaking gardens look natural and maintained. One secret is low-maintenance plant selection. Scott Evans, horticulture program coordinator with the University of Nebraska—Lincoln Extension, […]

Angie Arkfeld's Villa feature A Villa of a Different Color

A Villa of a Different Color

Posted In: Lifestyle, OmahaHome

Angie Arkfeld says her builder’s style was traditional compared to her contemporary tastes. However, she liked the open template of a particular villa already underway, and she loved the neighborhood developing near 192nd and Pacific […]

Studious Artists local couple

Studious Artists

Posted In: At Home, OmahaHome

Dennis Wattier walks across his ocean-blue carpet to head downstairs to his basement studio. The retired industrial technology teacher shuts the door as the familiar smells of maple, walnut, and cherry woods envelop him. These […]

Bing Chen’s home garden Engaging Senses & Slowing Down

Engaging Senses & Slowing Down

Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

Bing Chen, Ph.D., treats visitors to his home graciously, especially when those visitors are there to enjoy his garden. He even provides a walking path to his neighbors’ house for easy access to the trails […]

July 2019 Transformations

Reuse for a Reasonable Renovation

June 12, 2019 · Posted In: OmahaHome

This transformation project began as a renovation in one of the Regency Villas—a 40-year-old kitchen needed a makeover. Although the layout was efficient the look was dated. As we explored options, it became obvious this […]

Crafty Concrete

Posted In: DIY Project, OmahaHome

Sophisticated is a not a word that typically comes to mind with the word “concrete.” But these days, concrete is making appearances in places other than sidewalks and patios.  There is a difference between cement […]

Flanagan Lake Gives Omaha a Place to Grow

Flanagan Lake Gives Omaha a Place to Grow

June 11, 2019 · Posted In: Neighborhoods, OmahaHome

Tops of trees sprout from the water in a neat row down the center of Flanagan Lake, a new public park situated in northwest Omaha. What was once farmland divided among 17 separate owners has […]

Outdoor Water Feature Lighting in Omaha, provided by McKay Lighting

Lights, Home, Action

Posted In: Home, OmahaHome

A house is the single largest purchase most people will make. Yet, it’s tempting to leave lighting the property for a later time. The outdoor lights are often little more than an afterthought. It’s a […]

Sandy Matson_Entryway Omaha Home

Omaha Home

Posted In: Lifestyle, OmahaHome

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine The July/August issue is one of my favorites. It reminds me of growing up […]

Sears' kit home

Sears’ History Lives Through Preservation of Historic Kit Homes

Posted In: OmahaHome

The decades-long rise of Sears, Roebuck & Co. to the country’s largest retailer, and its recent collapse into bankruptcy, reflects more than a shift in American consumer preferences. Sears was an important part of life […]