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KC MADE Winners Build Skills for Future Careers

Posted on April 2, 2019

[caption id="attachment_6721" align="alignright" width="238"] Overall Winner 1st Place: Brody Johnston, Shawnee Mission West High School[/caption] Metro-area high school students from Shawnee Mission West High School and B...

Building Business News March 2019

Posted on April 1, 2019

In this issue: Cool things to see at the Home & Lifestyle Show, a wrap-up of Missouri Legislative Day and new leadership at the national level. Click here to read the March issue....

A Walk-in Pantry is the Most Wanted Kitchen Feature

Posted on March 28, 2019

A walk-in pantry is the most wanted kitchen feature, with 83 percent of home buyers reporting it is an essential/must have (32 percent) or desirable item (51 percent). This data comes from NAHB’s recently released report, W...

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...