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Smart Home Technology Works for Water Leaks, Too

Posted on March 28, 2019

Did you know that 10 percent of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day? According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) WaterSense program, minor water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gal...

Consumers Weigh in on Kitchen Preferences

Posted on March 28, 2019

When it comes to countertop material and appliance color, consumers have a clear preference. Findings from NAHB’s recently released report, What Home Buyers Really Want, reveal that more than half of home buyers (57 perc...

Spring Parade of Homes Scheduled for April 27-May 12, 2019

Posted on March 28, 2019

[caption id="attachment_6711" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Tour #248[/caption] The Spring Parade of Homes returns to Kansas City April 27-May 12 and will feature 403 homes built by 128 builders across eight counties in...

Bethenny Frankel’s Best Quotes from the Home Show

Posted on March 28, 2019

Self-made businesswoman and TV personality Bethany Frankel headlined the Greater Kansas City Home and Lifestyle Show on March 22-24 at the Kansas City Convention Center. Bethenny is the founder and CEO of the Skinnygirl brand...

Highlights of Home Show: Celebrity Announcement, Smart Home and a $25,000 Donation

Posted on March 28, 2019

The Greater Kansas City Home and Lifestyle Show presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA) on March 22-24 offered Kansas Citians everything they need to create happy, healthy and hip spaces wherev...

Bathroom Linen Closets Are Most Wanted Bathroom Feature

Posted on March 28, 2019

A majority of home buyers – 78 percent — expressed that a ‘linen closet in the master bathroom’ is a desirable (52 percent) or an essential/must have bathroom feature (26 percent), putting it in first place in the...

HBA’s Home Show Featured on KC Live

Posted on March 22, 2019

Matt Ernst of Ernst Brothers Construction and Lauren Mackin of Stonebridge Outdoor spent a morning on the set of KC Live to talk about the Greater Kansas City Home & Lifestyle Show, March 22-24. Mackin talked about popula...

Bethenny Frankel Talks Design Before Headlining Home Show

Posted on March 21, 2019

In a recent article by Spaces magazine, Home & Lifestyle Show Headliner Bethenny Frankel said she doesn’t keep up with trends in decor or fashion. She likes what she likes — and isn’t afraid to say what she doesn’...

Detoxinista Gives Sneak Peek of What She’ll Be Cooking at the Home Show

Posted on March 20, 2019

If you're looking for a healthy, easy instant pot recipes, then come to the Greater Kansas City Home Show March 22-24 to see the Detoxinista, Megan Gilmore, in action. She will be on the Price Chopper Cooking Stage Saturday, ...

KMBZ: Mansion Renovator Tamara Day to Speak at Local Trade Show

Posted on March 20, 2019

DIY Network's Tamara Day, star of the hit TV show Bargain Mansions, shared her thoughts about remodeling local behemoths and shared what she plans to talk about on stage during the Greater Kansas City Home & Lifestyle Sho...