By Lance McCarthy There are many ways to work with a contractor that are swirling around out there in Constructionland. I thought it might be helpful to give a brief overview of those different methods. As with chess pieces or Marvel Superheroes, there are strengths and weaknesses to each type. In case you were wondering,
By Lance McCarthy My 6-year-old has been honing his comedy skills, and discovered the impatient cow joke. You know this one? ***Spoiler alert*** I’m telling the joke now… “Knock Knock” “Who’s there?” “Impatient Cow” “Impatient C–” (before the other person can say “who”) “MOO!” I consider myself a humor connisseur, and this is still
By Lance McCarthy Do you find your house mysterious and perplexing? I have decided to bravely serve as tour guide to the home. Each month I will dedicate one of my columns to illuminating some part of the house that most people might not know much about. This week’s topic: The Doors Not the
By Lance McCarthy Does your house have style? Of course it does! But which one? I’ve asked Joel Perry with Indwell Architecture to talk about some of the common house styles around here. This week we are focusing on one of the most popular house styles in the Prairie Village area: the Craftsman. Where did
By Lance McCarthy We talk a lot about remodeling an existing home, but sometimes the best solution is a complete solution–ground up construction. This may be on a brand new lot, or could mean removing an existing house and starting over. There are perks to going new… How much does a new house cost? The
Spaces for Life: Do you like emotional roller coasters? Preparing for the challenge of a remodeling project.
By Lance McCarthy New clients are hardly ever prepared for the emotional challenge of a remodeling project. I considered forcing them to watch the movie “Money Pit” from back before Tom Hanks considered himself a serious actor, but I thought I might get backlash. (“Two weeks”?) So instead, I’ll try to describe the highs and lows
By Lance McCarthy As you start planning for a project on your home, you might be wondering who you need to talk to? A modern home is actually a fairly complicated system with thousands of parts and pieces. The team you put together can help make sure the work lasts for decades to come. Architect: