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KITCHEN
BATH
29 EDITOR’S LETTER
34 GOING WITH THE FLOW
58 HOME SANCTUARY
Style Guide __ Whether you want kitchen, bath
or outdoor products, we’ve got the goods __ and
the inspiration __ here.
Certified kitchen designer Shawn McCune
addresses traffic patterns and ergonomics in
this kitchen remodel before ever making
decisions about its style.
If the kitchen is the hub of the home,
the master bath is the retreat. Three designers
share their clients’ private refuges.
31 COOK’S CALENDAR
Save a date for your personal culinary education.
36 KITCHEN REDUX
A Leawood designer and homeowner leads the
trend in phased remodeling projects with her
personal example of ‘before,’ ‘middle’ and
‘after’ kitchen stages.
64 LATEST & GREATEST
FOR THE BATHROOM
You use it every day. So why not make
the bathroom as fun or beautiful as possible?
These products can help.
40 LATEST & GREATEST
FOR THE KITCHEN
With the kitchen still solidly holding rank
as the hub of the home, industry manufacturers
have made it their job to innovate new
products that will keep it the most stylish
and functional room.
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OUTDOOR
LIFESTYLE
82 THE GATHERING PLACE
102 CURVES AHEAD
A century-old home known for hosting guests
continues in the modern day with the addition
of a charming new courtyard and studio.
A couple shifts into lower gear, choosing a
midtown condo with a contemporary twist
over a suburban lifestyle.
84 SERIES OF SPACES
108 BACCHUS IN THE BASEMENT
Landscape Architect Joann Schwarberg turned
her clients’ front and back yards into a journey,
not a destination, utilizing multiple levels and
private nooks along the way.
Cellaring wine at home is proving to be a
satisfying way to enjoy your private stock
whenever you wish.
90 LATEST & GREATEST
FOR THE OUTDOORS
Outdoor living is in...and just as comfortable as
inside. Recline on a lounger, prop your head
with a pillow and keep your glass full __ an era
of style and luxury has settled in.
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115 ENERGY BOOST
118 MARKETPLACE
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EDITOR’S
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Style Guide
Whether you want kitchen, bath or outdoor products,
we’ve got the goods — and the inspiration — here.
IT’S ALREADY BEEN SEVERAL MONTHS SINCE I RETURNED FROM THE KITCHEN
& Bath Industry Show (K/BIS) in Atlanta, but it’s just about perfect timing for those new
product introductions to start hitting showroom floors this fall. A stack of press releases
announcing hundreds of new product ideas has been sitting in my office, the shiny folders and
glamorous photos waiting for me to see them and show them to the world (or at least the Greater
Kansas City area). Finally, that day has come.
This issue is mostly the culmination of the newest products coming into the market. Some of
them are available locally, others not. My objective is to share the trends that are leading the
industry and open your mind to the possibility of what is to come.
Though the number of attendees at the show was down this year, innovation was not. Year
after year, bear market or bull market, designers and engineers continue to create or rethink
appliances and accessories that can make our lives easier or more beautiful. I have a handful
of favorites, from the line of sculptural tile from Ann Sacks on page 65 to the chandelier
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ventilation hood on page 41. Both fall under the ‘beautiful’ category.
But functionality is a huge issue and should come first when designing any space. Shawn
McCune points this out articulately during an interview about one of his most recently
completed kitchen projects, featured on page 34. The finished product looks great now, but only
after its floor plan was worked over at the drafting table. Good traffic flow was vital to a
successful remodel.
That’s especially true in even smaller places like the bathroom. While we focus our feature
story on master baths, none of the three is overwhelmingly large. The designers of each share
how they made the most of their clients’ square footage, starting on page 58.
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To do so, our team of editors has begun assembling videos of the newest movements seen at
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As we head into 2010, we’ll continue our search for the finest local home design projects, but
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The Culinary Center of Kansas City offers demonstration
Jowler Creek Winery offers wine-tasting events paired with
classes and hands-on experiences. www.kcculinary.com
seasonal food. www.jowlercreek.com
October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 12, 19 — The Essential Wine Course
October 10, 17, 24 — Pro Series IV: The Pastry Arts
October 11 — Entertaining from Your Grill
October 12 — Asian Barbecue
October 16 — German Classics
October 26 — Jasper’s New Kitchen Cookbook Class
October 28, November 4 — Full-Day Italian Cooking Course
November 3 — Fried Turkey Dinner
November 6 — The Chinese Kitchen
November 14 — Bistro #220 – Julia Child Throw-Down
December 6, 13, 20 — Santa’s Workshop Gingerbread House Party
October 25 — Halloween Candy and Wine Pairing
November 14 — Chambourcin Release Party
December 12 — Christmas Cookie and Wine Pairing
December 31 — New Year’s Eve Pre-Party Celebration
Hen House Markets offer in-house cooking classes at various
Kansas City locations. www.henhouse.com
October 17 — Harvest Cooking With Jasper & Chef Mark Allan
November 14 — Holiday Cheese Recipes
Continuing Education Classes at Johnson County Community
Monthly Dinner Demonstration at Doolittle Distributing
College offer several noncredit courses in food and wine. www.jccc.edu
shows you how Viking appliances are used to prepare multiple-course
October 7 — Basic Cake Decorating
October 8 — Festive Brunches
October 21, November 11, December 9 — Secrets of the Caterer
October 27 — Taste of India
November 5 — Hors d’oeuvres
November 17 — Vegetarian Delight
meals. Advanced reservation required. Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
www.ddius.com. October 13, November 10 and December 8.
Kitchen Thyme, a gourmet foods and kitchen accessories store,
offers in-house classes. www.mykitchenthyme.com
October 5 — Simple and Stylish Fall Soups
October 26 — Not Your Mother’s Crockpot
Exclusive Product and Cooking Demonstration at Roth
Distributing showcases Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances while Chef
Charles d’Ablaing prepares and shares dishes. Time: 6-8 p.m.
A Thyme for Everything is a shop of distinctive kitchen
913.310.0443 or www.rothdistributing.com. October 28, November 19
products that also teaches basic cooking techniques. 816.554.3755
and December 16
or www.athymeforeverything.com
October 6 — One Bowl, No-Kneed Bread. Time: 6-9 p.m.
October 13 — Autumn soups and salads. Time: 6-9 p.m.
October 20 — Halloween recipes and decorating tips. Time: 6-9 p.m.
October 24 — In the Dough for the Holidays. Time: 9:30-11 a.m.
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The following locations offer fall and winter classes, but schedules
weren’t available at press time:
University of Missouri, Kansas City Communiversity
— www.umkc.edu
Wines by Jennifer is a local wine boutique with a huge selection
of wines and seasonal events. www.winesbyjennifer.com
October 24 — Oktoberfest
October 31 — “Howl”oween Party
Somerset Ridge Winery — www.somersetridge.com
Renee Kelly’s @ Caenen Castle — www.chefreneekelly.com
Whole Foods — www.wholefoodsmarket.com
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A second entry to the kitchen was walled off
where the fridge and microwave are now.
It was unnecessary and actually inhibited traffic flow.
Certified kitchen designer Shawn McCune addresses traffic patterns and
ergonomics in this kitchen remodel before ever making decisions about its style.
hen you realize it takes a semaphore
and flashing lights to get from the
back door of your home into the kitchen,
it’s probably time for a remodel. That’s
what Shawn McCune, CKD, and owner of
Kitchen Design Gallery, discovered with a
recent project.
“I met with the homeowners, who wanted a
kitchen redesign, but I immediately saw that
the underlying problem was the traffic pattern
in the kitchen,” Shawn says. “There was no
entryway, so this busy intersection was very
small with several doors opening into it, none
of which could be open at the same time.”
Only after fixing the problem areas did Shawn add aesthetic features
such as the wood beams and other rustic tones.
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Since quality kitchen space demands an uninterrupted area in
“Everything is now so easy to get to that I find I want to cook more
which to prepare food, this problem had to be resolved before any
often. He moved the appliances around so they were more usable, and
other issue was tackled.
there’s much more space for my utensils.”
“I address traffic patterns
A
kitchen
window
first because nothing else
was walled off, becoming
will work if you can’t have
the main focal point of
easy access to the area
the kitchen with an eye-
you’re working on. I created
catching hood and range.
a new traffic pattern from
The large living room with
the garage all the way
a piano and fireplace just
through the kitchen and to
off the kitchen has been
the rest of the house,”
redesigned as the formal
Shawn explains.
dining room, so it is a
He did that by walling off
natural extension of the
the original back door from
kitchen, giving flow to the
the garage and creating a
first floor. The piano was
much larger space that
retired to another room.
serves as a drop zone for
The
walnut
island
purses, backpacks and coats
became more functional
and can also be used as an
when Shawn integrated a
area to charge cell phones
drop-down
and other electronics.
the end that seats two
“When
you
remodel,
or
three
table
people,
onto
with
you’re really helping people
simple barstool seating.
organize their lives, so you
A countertop and glass
have to put yourself in their
cabinets that weren’t used
position and find the path of
very often were gutted
least resistance. People want
and replaced by all new
a place to set things down,
cabinetry and appliances
and that naturally happens
made to look like furniture.
when they walk into the
The redesign is not just functional in flow;
its pantry space and dining options are more convenient.
house. When you design
around people’s natural habits, suddenly the clutter is gone,” he adds.
“It’s
a
very
warm
look,” the homeowner adds.
“It’s just so pretty and homey now.”
Another door was sealed off, and the door leading to the dining
The walls and ceiling were faux finished with plaster, giving the
room was widened, making it the main entrance to the kitchen. “There
walls texture. While the end result is cozy and comfortable, there’s
were four doorways in a space that was no bigger than 5 feet by 3
also an understated elegance.
feet,” Shawn says. “The whole key to this redesign was making sure
the kitchen was easily accessible, and we achieved that.”
“I really enjoyed working with these clients,” Shawn says. “It’s
always nice when the client has enough confidence in you to allow
And the homeowner couldn’t be happier with the results.
creativity. That propels me to put more into it from an artistic
“I didn’t really know what I needed, and Shawn understood how the
standpoint and ultimately, it helps me serve the client better.”
kitchen should be laid out so it was more user-friendly,” she says.
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Kitchen
redux
Story by R o b y n S e l f
Photos by J a m e s M a i d h o f
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A Leawood designer and homeowner leads the trend
in phased remodeling projects with her personal example
of ‘before,’ ‘middle’ and ‘after’ kitchen stages.
F
or Nancy Gleason, a professional interior designer who
spends most of her time on other people’s homes, a major
elimination of the island, the peninsula would create better flow from
the kitchen to the formal dining area.
overhaul of every room in her own home at one time would
The challenge of the major remodeling phase became retaining
be a daunting, hurried project of labor — not love. That’s why she took
storage and building a new cook top with the loss of the island. The
to her own kitchen remodel in phases.
solution came in several forms. Nancy chose cabinets that extend to
the ceiling in a bisque glaze for their timeless look and optimal
storage. On both sides of the sink, wall cabinet doors feature seeded
glass to display treasured ceramic collectibles and add personal appeal.
Nancy moved the refrigerator to the opposite wall, creating room to
make the entire length of one wall cabinet storage and countertop
space. Its paneled front matches the decor of the room and is flanked
by ceiling-high pantries. One cabinet serves as an actual pantry, while
the other conceals a microwave, mixer and toaster, all wired for use
behind a pantry door to keep the counters free of appliances. The new
cook top was then placed where the refrigerator originally stood.
Additional details include a stainless steel wall hood and custom
stainless backsplash with a
spice shelf over the cook
She’s not unlike the 36 percent of homeowners who choose to break
top. Also along the wall
up their remodeling projects into manageable phases, keeping stress,
are the dishwasher, trash
cost and chaos at a minimum, and allowing for plans and budgets to
compactor and undermount
evolve over a period of months, even years. Planning for multiple
sink all topped by a new
projects at one time can present a costly problem for a homeowner
black soapstone countertop.
who wants to make each room a thoughtful process, and “it’s just
A
not realistic for most people,” Nancy remarks. In fact, after living with
backsplash nestles between
her original kitchen for five years and phasing different projects in
the counter space and
other rooms, Nancy says that her first kitchen “band aid” lasted
cabinets above, arranged in
another four years before her plans for the final remodel became a
a subway pattern with
reality. The result of the evolution is a beautiful, well-planned final
charcoal grout to contrast
product with superior design and a smart use of space.
the black countertop with
cream-colored
The first phase had Nancy pondering the functionality of an oversized
the bisque cabinetry. Also
3-foot by 7-foot island within a narrow 12-foot-wide space. A simple
in contrast, the oak floors
facelift would have to do for a short while to make way for other
added in the first phase
projects taking precedence within her home. She trimmed the island
were refinished to a dark
by 14 inches and replaced the wood counter with granite tiles. She also
walnut color, adding depth
replaced laminate tiles with new oak floors.
and warmth to the overall
After realizing that the island was still cluttering space rather
Before
tile
Middle
look.
than creating extra storage, Nancy nixed it altogether in the final-
From the first phase to the final product, Nancy wisely
phase plans, and in its place, she extended the counter into a large
used her resources — and her patience — to ultimately
peninsula to create a casual spot for family to dine. Together with the
create this functional, beautiful kitchen.
After
resources
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Designer: Gleason Interiors Kitchen Cabinets: Kraftmaid Windows: AmeriPro Siding & Windows Trim Work: LJ Enterprises Paint: Benjamin Moore
Countertops: The Gallery at ISC Surfaces Hardware: Locks & Pulls Appliances: Bosch, dishwasher; Thermador, hood; Wolf, cook top; KitchenAid, trash compactor
Tile: The Gallery at ISC Surfaces, American Olean Hardwood Flooring: Hansen Floors Light Fixtures: Western Chandelier
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LATEST & GREATEST
for the
KITCHEN
With the kitchen still solidly holding rank as the hub of the home,
industry manufacturers have made it their job to innovate
new products that will keep it the most stylish and functional room.
BY ANNIE HILDEBRANDT
Your Own
Personal Assistant
Brizo’s Pascal faucet, developed
to help chefs be more sanitary
when working with raw meat,
intuitively
reacts
to
touch
anywhere on its spout to activate
the flow of water.
It also utilizes motion-sensing
technology and deactivates the
flow of water two seconds after
hands are removed from under
the spout, conserving both water
and energy. And it’s smart, too.
Dishes lying in the sink don’t
activate the faucet, but hands holding a dish to be rinsed below the spout do.
The Pascal faucet, with a sleek, smooth design, is likely to be the most help
you’ve had in the kitchen in a while. Available through Ferguson Enterprises,
Warren Supply Co. and Garrison Plumbing. www.brizo.com
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Cooking ‘Light’
Jenn-Air’s new wall oven from its premium appliance
collection is at the height of technology, featuring its own
LCD displays.
The wall oven features a seven-inch color-control screen
that operates by touch. It gives you access to food-specific
cooking modes, offers pan and rack suggestions, and gives
options for levels of doneness (from rare to well done) —
literally taking the guesswork out of baking. Available
through Home Depot, Sears, Ferguson Enterprises, United
Consumers Club, Nebraska Furniture Mart, and Alexander
& Ray’s TV & Appliance. www.jennair.com
Sparkling Ventilation
You may be surprised to know that this sparkling chandelier is really
a stove hood. The Star hood by Elica utilizes the patented All-In-One
Evolution system to decorate and illuminate while it ventilates.
Beneath its circular crystal exterior, the Star quietly ventilates a
kitchen with efficiency. Hygiene is guaranteed by its filter system,
which includes a set of dishwasher-safe grease filters and odor
filters. This is a product that proves that looks don’t have to suffer
for function. www.elica.co.uk
No Color Needed
No kitchen is complete without certain small appliances, but not
every kitchen can be as stylish without the Aqua product line from
Kalorik. The collection, including a blender, coffee maker, toaster,
espresso maker and kettle, are design standouts with chrome, stainless
steel and frosted glass accents. Available through Target and Sears.
www.kalorik.com
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Top-Notch Convenience
Fearful of frying, searing or other high-smoke cooking methods? That’s why Jenn-Air
developed its new, quieter Duct-Free Downdraft Cooktop. High-rise dwellers can install this
stovetop without running ductwork or venting smoke. It was also designed with everyday
ease in mind. Electronic ignition and reignition for burners, touch controls and shallow
chambers make for easy use and upkeep. Available through Home Depot, Sears, Ferguson
Enterprises, United Consumers Club, Nebraska Furniture Mart, and Alexander & Ray’s TV
& Appliance. www.jennair.com
More Room to Rinse
An island serves a lot of purposes
in a kitchen: space for entertaining,
dining, cleaning and prepping food,
but the Kohler Iron Occasions Island
Sink offers a unique design as well.
Its eight-inch-long trough gives
visual interest to what is often a
centerpiece in a kitchen. It can be
installed (as in the picture) or set atop
a more traditional island. The sink
itself is crafted from cast iron made
of 93-percent recycled materials, and
the drain is protected by a stainless steel drain shroud, making it an attractive piece for
the kitchen. Available through Ferguson Enterprises, Bedrock International and Design
Source Interiors. www.kohler.com
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RETAILERS’ CHOICE
We asked five local businesses what
their most popular or favorite items are.
HERE’S WHAT THEY SAID.
Quite a Combo
Ambrosi Brothers recommends the Camerons Beeroaster Deluxe, a kitchen necessity
with its convenient tube/pan combo and vegetable clips. It makes one-dish meals
even easier to make. All you have to do is pour your
favorite beer, wine, fruit juice or marinade in the tub then
place the chicken on it and put your favorite veggies in the
pan. (Remember to use the vegetable clips with potatoes
or corn.) Cheers to an entire meal with little clean-up.
816.756.3030 or www.abcutlery.net
Not Just for Bread
Chop, Chop
If you’re looking for something stylish yet functional, Nell Hill’s
Made in the USA,
suggests antique wood dough bowls from Belgium. They come
Epicurean’s 18-inch by
in all shapes and
13-inch gourmet series
sizes and can be
cutting board comes
used in a variety
highly
of ways, including
Kitchen Thyme.
praised
by
This
seasonal or holiday
cutting board is
centerpieces, or a
lightweight, eco-
fruit bowl for daily
friendly, knife-
use. 913.367.1086 or
friendly, heat-resistant, maintenance-free and
www.nellhills.com
dishwasher-safe. It features a juice groove
on one side and a flat food preparation
surface on the other. “This is the board
I use every day at home and in our
cooking classes at Kitchen Thyme,”
says
owner
Georgia
Ploetner.
816.587.9100 or
www.mykitchenthyme.com
Baking Time
The GreenPan Anodized
Dutch Oven is exclusive to Crate & Barrel and with new
technology that makes it eco-friendly. The nonstick
interior complements the durable exterior, but what
you don’t see is the patented Thermolon, which makes
it a product that includes a scratch-resistant, PFOA- and
PTFE-free surface that won’t deteriorate. The handles never
get hot, and 50-percent less greenhouse gas was emitted during
the manufacturing process. Can you think of a better pan?
www.crateandbarrel.com
Hassle-Free Mixing!
Everyone loves the kitchen, but whatever
makes the cooking or baking process easier
or quicker, we’re all for it. SmartStick hand
blender by Cuisinart is a breath of fresh air
for hand blenders. “Everyone needs one of
these,” says Louise Meyers, owner of
Pryde’s Old Westport. 816.531.5588 or
www.prydeskitchen.com
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KITCHEN Products
Stuck on You
Soko’s Branch Out Handles from the Linea
Olivia Collection come in a variety of
colored finishes and sizes, ranging from a
dainty four inches to a sturdy 26 inches.
They are the perfect way to subtly bring
a splash of nature into any kitchen.
Available through Home Embellishments.
www.sokostudio.com
Pure and Simple
Many people are joining in on the growing
eco-friendly trend of drinking tap water
rather than buying bottled water. But, of
course, you want to make sure that what is
coming out of your tap is healthy.
Everpure’s new Virupure System is the
first commercial-grade home water filtration
system that not only blocks average tap
impurities that affect water’s healthfulness
and taste but also even the smallest
possible viruses. Virupure has been proven
to remove 99 percent of viruses, cysts and
bacteria, even E. coli. One canister offers a
500-gallon capacity of filtration, which
typically lasts a year for a family of four.
Available through Marcone Appliance
Parts. http://residential.everpure.com
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KITCHEN Products
Hammer Away
As bar and prep sinks gain more
importance in today’s kitchens, Native
Trails hops on board, offering an attractive
option in the Cantina Pro. The textural
details of the hand-hammered copper make
it an interesting piece, while copper’s
known benefit as a natural anti-bacterial
make it sanitary as well.
The sink includes a fixed prep deck for
extra utility, which features ridges on its
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sloping surface to help with draining,
making it great for bar use. Available
through
Ferguson
Enterprises
and
Grandview Winnelson. www.nativetrails.net
Award Winning Remodeler and Builder ...
Hold That Elevation
Design your island with or without a
second level? You don’t have to with
Studio Becker’s Concealed Elevation
System. Choose when to keep your
counters flush or raise the system to reveal
access to cooking utensils
The cubbies are even complete with
electric outlets so that small appliances
like toasters are plugged in and ready
to go. When the system is partially raised,
it also caters to buffet-style serving.
Available through Kitchen Design Gallery.
www.studiobecker.com
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KITCHEN Products
Shine On
For those of you who like your kitchen
cabinets modern and sexy, AlnoGloss
might be right for you. The dramatic
opposite of a traditional white kitchen,
it’s sophisticated, formal and a perfect
backdrop to stainless steel appliances. A
reflective polymer foil guarantees shine for
years to come. www.alnousa.com
Dual Action
Moen’s 90-Degree Faucet looks clean and
sleek and is easy to use. Its high-arced spout
and square lines give it a modern touch. It
features an ergonomically designed pullout
wand that has a fiber jacket for quiet use
and an easy-turn swivel joint on the end
with three functions: spay, aerated stream
and pause. The pause feature allows you to
interrupt the water flow while moving the
spout away from the sink to water plants or
fill large pots. Available through Lowe’s,
Home Depot, Dorfman Plumbing Supply,
Warren Supply Co. and Neenan Company.
www.moen.com
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KITCHEN Products
Take it for a Spin
The Waterstation from KWC’s Architecture
line was inspired by architectural design’s
creative exploitation of space, light,
materials and technology.
It was ergonomically designed to feature
freely rotating individual functions and
accessories that surround the central point
of water delivery, helping optimize the
entire food preparation process. The
Waterstation is sure to create conversation
__ whether in use or not. Available through
Dorfman Plumbing Supply and Ferguson
Enterprises. www.kwcamerica.com
A Classic Touch
These Canterbury knobs show that classic
color combinations never go out of style.
Their inlaid design and sparkling lacquer
feel reminiscent of an Old World look,
but they would just as well fit into any
modern
kitchen.
Available
through
Kansas City Building Supply, Locks &
Pulls, Kitchen Studio: Kansas City,
Dorfman Plumbing Supply and Ferguson
Enterprises. www.atlashomewares.com
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KITCHEN Products
Flush with Excitement
Most of you know about undermount
sinks, but how about flushmount sinks?
Blanco has introduced the Flow sink with
MicroEdge technology to its Steelart
brand, creating the illusion of connecting
seamlessly with your countertop at
only 0.5-inch tall. The concept is so
revolutionary, Flow won a 2009 Red Dot
design award. Available through Dorfman
Plumbing Supply, Sunderland’s, Bedrock
International, and Pyramid Pipe & Supply.
www.blancoamerica.com
Natural Choice
Kirei’s Coco Collection features decorative
tiles and panels manufactured by using
reclaimed coconut shells left over after a
harvest. They have low-VOC resin and are
sustainably harvested. These tiles, which
come in a variety of patterns and shades,
can be used in wall covering, furniture and
interior design to bring a bit of island life to
any space — and a bit of interesting texture
to a modern design. Available through
Straw Sticks and Bricks. www.kireiusa.com
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KITCHEN Products
Slimming Down
As technology advances, our gadgets get
slimmer, from TVs to phones — and now
even to cook tops. Gaggenau’s ultra-slim
cook top introduction, the CE 490, is only
13.5 inches deep, leaving more room for
innovative kitchen design. Get precise heat
with 17 automatic levels and set up
automatic cooking times with a memory
function. Available through Portfolio
Kitchen & Home, and Kitchens by
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Kleweno. www.gaggenau.com
of Pride and Performance
Rollin’ Out
Microwaves sure have made quick meals
popular, but most of them haven’t caught
up in looks or convenience. That’s where
drawer versions of this necessary appliance
come in. Wolf introduces 24-inch and 30inch models with a frame or without. Slide
it into your wall cabinetry or under a
counter for an uncluttered look and
superior usability. Official showroom:
Roth Distributing. Available through
Factory
Direct Appliance,
Ferguson
Enterprises, Kitchens by Kleweno, Kitchen
Design Gallery, Kitchen Studio: Kansas
City and Nebraska Furniture Mart.
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Rain, Rain, Stay
That tight box you get in every morning to cleanse yourself? That’s not a shower. This Sensori custom
shower from Brizo is what we’re talking about. But it’s just one of a couple dozen new products introduced
by bath manufacturers. In this section, you’ll find the hottest trends with the coolest effects. Turn the page for
a refreshing experience.
BATH
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trends
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HOME
Sanctuary
PHOTOS BY
James Maidhof
If the kitchen is the hub of the home, the master bath is the retreat.
Three designers share their clients’ private refuges.
A
fter a busy day, many people want nothing more than to
have to share space with your spouse, staking out your own counter
find a place of their own to be alone. That safe haven is
and cabinets with his-and-her vanities. Imagine: your own tube of
often a bathroom, where you can fill your tub and take a
toothpaste and no globs leftover in the sink. Glamorous indeed!
long relaxing soak or step into a steaming shower and allow the stress
To celebrate the beauty and diversity (and progression of what
to evaporate. But today’s bathrooms don’t just make you feel good and
was once just a lowly water closet), we offer three unique master bath
glamorous…they are the epitome of glamour.
projects sure to inspire your own path to enlightenment.
Master baths, especially, are outfitted with numerous luxuries:
TVs, built-in coffee makers, refrigerators, chandeliers, heated floors,
automated light settings and more. Moreover, you generally don’t even
To see more hot trends in baths,
watch our newly released video at kchandg.com.
NATURALLY
Chic
What’s immediately striking about this
master bath is that it looks like a larger
version of a powder room. Designed
specifically for the lady of the house,
it implies femininity with the crystal
chandelier
and
sconces,
but
also
neutrality with its grasscloth wallpaper.
Whatever style name you want to give
it, the space is a distinct upgrade from
its previous situation.
Designer Kathy Euston of Euston
Kitchen Company turned the outdated
space around, bringing functionality and
style to the master bath of the otherwise
stately Loose Park home.
The bathroom had been awkwardly divided and was stuck in a
“This project was less about storage and more about how pretty we
could make it,” Kathy says.
former era, tiled in pink. Kathy called it a “big fat challenge” and
She chose a classy bow-front cabinet with spindle legs and an inset
started right in with a redesign. First on the list: storage. She removed
cabinet door for a “vintage look with some romance” and topped it
a closet from the hallway and positioned it inside the solid French door
with Calcutta marble. The shower next to it also is outfitted with the
entry. It faces an original closet location, but Kathy removed built-in
same timeless cream and caramel veined marble.
shelves that would have been great had they not been so shallow.
The homeowner decided she wanted a bit of ruggedness to balance
Fortunately, the homeowners aren’t into hanging onto a lot of ‘stuff,’
the elegance, settling with the textured surface of grasscloth. The
so these two 6-foot storage units are more than enough.
smoky amber gems of the chandelier picks up the color of the paper
Along the same line, the homeowner, who is actually a busy career
and marble, tying the colors together with the seemingly distinct styles.
mom of four kids and doesn’t spend a lot of time “coiffing,” didn’t
The result is a space that reflects the casual grace exhibited by
need excessive cabinetry around her vanity for perfumes and makeup.
its owner.
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TWEAKED TO
Perfection
When Bruce and Bev Gilbert, owners of Regarding
Kitchens, built their new house nearly three years ago,
they had plans to tweak the master bath. There was a
huge shower — enough for six people, Bev claims —
and an oversized tub, neither of which the couple
wanted or needed. So they changed the angle of the
tub, reduced the size of the shower (now it only fits
four!) and took two feet for a see-through fireplace to
the master bedroom.
One of their main goals with the new home was to
not heat the entire 5,000 square feet when they only
use the bathroom before leaving for the day, so they
installed radiant heated tiles that can be toasty warm in
eight minutes, without using forced heat for the rest of
the home. “It’s the best thing since turkey,” Bev says.
Another of their goals was to attain a rustic yet
sophisticated look with their material choices. Bev
wanted an Old World European look that would match
the stone and timbers featured throughout the house
but still look appropriate for a bathroom. “I dislike dark
and dreary,” she says. “I wanted to wake up to warmer
colors, like burnt orange. Frankly, we all look better in
those tones.”
Side-by-side vanities are divided by a tower of creamy-colored
glazed and distressed cabinetry. Oil-rubbed bronze faucets and knobs
contrast nicely. Madura Gold granite countertops have salmon-colored
grains running through, a color Bev picked up on for the stone tile
backsplash and wallpaper. “Wallpaper is back in such a high-end way,”
she notes. “I love the fact that it’s really sophisticated.”
But what she really loves
is the Jason deluxe whirlpool
tub she opted for over a
larger tub. The whirlpool and
bubble features are really
therapeutic and quieter than
most standard tubs. “I love a
good tub. I won’t use one if it’s way too big or lousy. I’m in this one
once a day,” she notes.
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PRETTY IN
Purple
Dan Anderson of D. Anderson Consulting didn’t
overlook a single detail in his clients’ Prairie
Village home, especially in the master bathroom.
“The homeowners don’t think about the overall
picture,” he says. “But we put a lot of thought into
the specific way they would use it.” That included
everything from shelves and plugs next to the toilet
for a coffee warmer to cabinet drawers designed
just for makeup. It also included deliberate
pre-thought about the materials they would use,
namely uncut sheets of Brazilian quartzite that
were hung directly on the studs.
Dan’s team of subcontractors used pulleys to
place the Azul Imperial slabs before any other walls were up, installing
The shower not only has a regular shower head but also a waterfall
only about three of them per week. Every other wall surface is
head, two hand sprays and 12 body sprays. A specially designed
mirrored, even the back side of the mirror so the homeowners can see
system pumps up to 26 gallons per minute and is divided into
the back of their heads.
three temperature zones, all
Dan’s clients weren’t afraid to redesign the space a few times to get
it right. “The original design had a shower and tub, but they were more
regulated and automatically
adjusted for pressure.
concerned that they have two toilets and no tub,” Dan explains. Indeed,
The floor is heated, of
the final design resulted in two toilets flanking a walk-in shower with
course, and slate mosaic tile
frosted glass ceiling that gives the illusion of daylight.
was chosen because it’s
slip-resistant. The client
selected shiny contemporary
fixtures to complement the
cool color palette in the
stone and even had two
hammered copper sinks
silver-plated because they couldn’t find that look anywhere.
The closet, though narrow, is any woman’s dream, fitted with
cubbies for 300 pairs of shoes, plenty of hanging space, a washer/
dryer and a custom jewelry safe. A sliding ladder reaches up to three
levels of storage.
Dan marvels at how many luxuries the home and bathroom have
for being such a relatively compact space. “We gave the homeowners
what they needed to work for them,” he says.
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LATEST & GREATEST
for the
BATHROOM
You use it every day. So why not make the bathroom as fun
or beautiful as possible? These products can help.
BY ANNIE HILDEBRANDT
Setting the Mood
Because Thermasol knows that showering is often a way for the working
stiff to relax, it developed a new light and music package for the shower.
You can listen to your favorite music or book or hook the sound system to
your cable to enjoy sports or the news while a full-spectrum light show
soothes you. The package includes an easy-to-use control, and you can even
customize settings. Available through Plumber’s Friend, Neenan Company,
Service Supply, Reeves Wiedeman, Ferguson Enterprises, Grandview
Winnelson, Pyramid Pipe & Supply, Warren Supply Co. and The Fixture
Gallery. www.thermasol.com
Other-Worldly
Taking a bath has never felt so surreal as it does with the Neorest II Suite
from TOTO. The tub and sink are made of a hybrid epoxy resin that is
particularly impact-, heat- and stain-resistant. Through the translucent
surface, an embedded LED light illuminates the sink in an ethereal light.
Rather than a faucet, a knob control located in the corner warms or
cools the temperature level as it turns, letting you know if you’ve reached the desired degree
by a blue, light purple, dark purple or red LED light. This is truly where aesthetics and
engineering meet. Available through Pyramid Pipe & Supply, Grandview Winnelson and Neenan
Company. www.totousa.com
Delicately Designed
The Waza collection’s Miyabi series by TOTO integrates Japanese aesthetics with
daily life. Delicate etchings on handles and spout reflect beauty and culture with
images of pine, plum and bamboo, which represent happiness. The faucet is
available in black nickel, polished nickel, rose bronze and polished brass. Available
through Pyramid Pipe & Supply, Grandview Winnelson and Neenan Company.
www.totousa.com
Pillars of Elegance
Onyx pedestal sinks like the Veneto from Stone Forest are a unique way to use stone
in a bathroom. These were inspired by classic Italian design, and the barrel shape is
carved from single blocks of multicolored onyx. The pillar includes a cavity in
the back to accommodate a light source that further enhances the luminosity of the
architectural form of the sink. Available through Dorfman Plumbing Supply,
Ferguson Enterprises and Phoenix Supply. www.stoneforest.com
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When it comes to home design, personalization is paramount, and you won’t
find this countertop in every home on the block. With Motivo, CaesarStone
takes its quartz surface to a new level of sophistication with an embossed,
textured look and feel. Motivo is introduced in this snow white
floral brocade version or black crocodile, but these patterndesigned finishes open the door to numerous creative looks that
make a one-of a-kind statement. www.caesarstoneus.com
Art Goes Anywhere
The bathroom may seem an unlikely place for an art installation, but with Ann Sacks’ sculptural tile from
Blake Studios, any typical backsplash or shower inlay could become a work of art. The organic designs,
Nautilus, Botanical and Dahlia, can be arranged horizontally or vertically to create dynamic, eye-catching
murals. The tiles were created using an old Italian technique called sgraffito, meaning ‘scratched’ — no molds
or dies were used in the creation, but a layering of clay is used to create the textural effect. www.annsacks.com
No Help Needed
In a bustling home, it seems like there’s never enough space in the bathroom. Robern’s
Uplift cabinet provides an innovative solution. The door of the cabinet opens vertically
and only requires two fingers to lift. The door has a hold feature that allows it to remain
partially open for easy use of a hair dryer or razor that can be plugged into one of the six
outlets inside. Lights inside the cabinet turn on the moment it’s opened. Available
through Ferguson Enterprises, SKG & Associates, and Dorfman Plumbing Supply.
www.robern.com
Sophisticated Style
The Supernova three-hole basin mixer by Dornbracht is an interesting example of
the use of angles. The lines of the faucet are spare but strong, creating a striking
yet still utilitarian functionality, solving a bathroom’s equally important needs of
style and functionality. www.dornbracht.com/en
Have Fun with Color
The Sonia Versatile bathroom collection offers modern storage and style in a
variety of colors (like the bright orange in the picture) and a graphic wave motif.
The rounded edges of the glass cabinet and mirror keep the space feeling clean,
while the basin sink gives off a subtly sophisticated vibe. The choice of orange
would be both a daring and rewarding punch of color in a small powder room.
www.sonia-sa.com
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Simply Put
This fine-cut and polished tub called
the Ametys by Produits Neptune is a
minimalist’s dream. But it still features a
warm dose of personality thanks to an
optional Spanish cedar base, trim and tray.
The freestanding tub is designed with
an acrylic contour skirt and can be
customized with a square whirlpool system. www.bainsneptune.com/english
Copper Show-Stopper
Apron-front sinks are popular in the kitchen, but the Palisades sink by
Native Trails is a variation well-suited for the bathroom. The hammered
copper texture and soft curved edges show the
detailed craftsmanship, while the exposed
front apron becomes a visual highlight for the
sink. Handcrafted of recycled copper by
artisans in Central Mexico, this sink is sure to
be a centerpiece in any bathroom. Available
through Ferguson Enterprises and Grandview
Winnelson. www.nativetrails.net
Bathroom Attendant
Soko’s Manhandles hardware for the bathroom gives real meaning
to a helping hand. This whimsical design comes in a variety of
colors and cheeky positions to help you hang a towel or open a
drawer — and they’ll make your guests smile, too. Available
through Home Embellishments. www.sokostudio.com
Nature’s Lavatory
The Versailles Farmhouse Sink made by Stone Forest adds Old
World charm to any bathroom. The above-counter sink features
an organic leaf design carved into its sturdy stone basin. Available
through Dorfman Plumbing Supply, Ferguson Enterprises and
Phoenix Supply. www.stoneforest.com
Style Movement
The Palomba Collection from Laufen shows off the
“fingerprint of nature,” and while it is decidedly modern, the
sink has an organic feel with the lagoon-shaped sink basin
and a flowing transition between liquid and solid, sink and
counter. www.laufen.com/usa
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RETAILERS’ CHOICE
We asked three local businesses what
their most popular or favorite items are.
HERE’S WHAT THEY SAID.
Bring on the Heat
Dual-Kherr by Clima Star is a heater unit that fits to the wall. But that’s
not all. Available at Grandview Winnelson, this artsy unit can be used not
only as a towel warmer but a humidifier when you add a small piece.
With a remote control in your hand, you can program it to go on and off
whenever you want. It’s part of the Energy Star program, too. 816.765.2555
or www.grandviewwinnelson.com
Liquid Fusion
Offering the latest in water filtration technology, Ferguson
Enterprises showcases the new ROHL Integrated Faucet
Filtration Solution with Triflow Technology. From
contemporary to traditional design styles, it looks like a
normal faucet but internally has a fully integrated water
filtration system for fresh, clean water straight from
the tap. 816.252.0060 or www.ferguson.com
Water Savvy
The Eco Drake Toilet, found at Dorfman Plumbing Supply, may look like a regular toilet, but
it’s what’s inside that really counts. “It’s a dramatically effective toilet for just 1.28 gallons
of water,” says store owner Charlie Dorfman. Made by TOTO, this commode is upgraded with
a SoftClose seat or Washlet and comes with a flush valve that is 125 percent larger than
conventional ones. You’ll save 20 percent more water than with a 1.6-gallon toilet and 63
percent more water than a 3.5-gallon toilet. 816.842.4656 or www.dorfmanplumbing.com
PATENT-PENDING
If you’re remodeling an existing bathroom or designing a new one,
Flush Floor Drain
Kitchen Design Gallery’s owner, Shawn McCune, CKD, may get you
Shawn’s ADA-friendly compliant floor drain eliminates the need to
rethinking, or adding to, your plans with some ingenious patent-pending
have a curb or ledge/step. As a secondary drain, it’s installed on the
ideas he developed a couple years ago and has been installing in every
outside of the shower door
master bath since. “They are necessary entities,” Shawn says. “Most of
to catch excess water and
my ideas come from needs. I identify an issue and use the combination
prevents one from tripping
of logic and creativity to produce innovative solutions.”
on a ledge when leaving
Wall Caddy
This stainless steel, five-shelf wall caddy
fits between the studs in any shower. Its 30degree sloped bottom and drainable
shelving allows for easy cleaning and no
residue build up. The unit also can be
customized and installed into an existing
shower without changing the existing tile.
the shower.
One last product he’s
recently been installing in
new construction projects is
an eye bolt for hanging a harness or strap. Clearly thinking of universal
design, it’s a nonintrusive, preventative measure in case a homeowner
may someday need showering assistance. It’s worry-free, slip-free
showering when you need it.
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Products
Light the Fire
Eldorado Stone’s Candle Wall changes
the overall mood of a bathroom. The
warmth and glow of candles set in niches
creates an entirely romantic and relaxing
ambiance. The look itself is achieved using
mismatched stone veneers installed in a
pattern that creates texture and depth, and
the effect is unmistakable. Available
through Glen Gery Brick, Complete Home
Concepts, Stone Solutions and Acme
Brick. www.eldoradostone.com
If You Dare
Made of a translucent acrylic, this Jason
Hydrotherapy tub is truly unique. Inside
Hutton Glass
Products, Inc.
Your shower door, mirror
and glass source
1201 SE Broadway Dr.,
Lee’s Summit MO
816.524.6350
www.huttonglassproducts.com
the tub is gently contoured lumbar support
and curved seat lines to cradle your body as
you achieve the optimal relaxed position. It
comes with a chromatherapy LED light
system as well. Available through Warren
Supply Co. and Regarding Kitchens.
www.jasoninternational.com
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Trim Specialist
since 1980
Proud to be a part of the
Remodel of the Year home.
KNEPPER
CONSTRUCTION, INC.
816-331-5922 Office 816-365-7443 Mobile
ally Sweeney loves to help the
“kitchen challenged” find solutions
to their design dilemmas. She can
also help with the space planning
of mudrooms, laundries, offices,
bathrooms, and more. She can
consult about functional layout and
lighting as well as materials and
equipment. When needed, she can
provide working drawings for
contractors and suppliers. Sally helps
her clients make good decisions in
the proper sequence to bring order to
the chaos of the design process.
This designer truly understands
the functional aspects of kitchens
and other home work spaces. She
combines her domestic experience as
oldest of eight siblings and mother of
four with a university major in
architectural design and construction
and nearly 30 years in the kitchen and
bath business. her designs have been
featured in kitchen and bath issues of
publications such as House Beautiful
and Better Homes & Gardens.
KITCHENS & MORE
(913) 441-4466
Wallpaper Removal
Sheetrock/Tape Finish
Ceilings Resurfaced
Wall Repair • Popcorn Removal
Texture Work
Surface Service
Sid Lehrbaum
Insured for Your Protection
816-361-5063
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10am Sunday
Designer and
host Karen Mills
For more design tips and upcoming topics,
go to www.karenmills.net/blog
Executive producer Andrew Ellenberg
BATH
Products
Vintage Attraction
The freestanding vanities from Lacava’s
La Scala Collection give a masculine
presence to a bathroom in black or white.
They are parallel-piped with wood and
trimmed in metallic strips for subtle
embellishment. The look is reminiscent of
1930s elegance and character with sharp
style. The collection also features solid
washbasins in round and rectangular
shapes that become geometric sculptures
atop the vanities. www.lacava.com
Decisions, Decisions
Alsons’ ActivTouch showerhead offers the
best of both worlds — fix it to the wall for
hands-free showering or take advantage of
its five-foot extendable, stainless steel
hose. It offers three spray selection buttons
and eight spray combinations to suit your
mood and features anti-clog nozzles that
are easy to clean. Available through
Westlake Ace Hardware/True Value stores,
The Plumber’s Friend, Neenan Company,
Ferguson Enterprises, and American Pipe
& Supply. www.alsons.com
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BATH
Products
Added Elegance
With Grohe’s Rainshower F Series, it’s all
about personalization. The line of 20-inch,
10-inch or five-inch square shower tiles
can easily be installed amid other tiles
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in your shower. Who knew it was this
easy to take your shower experience to
a
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higher
level?
Available
through
Dorfman Plumbing Supply, The Plumber’s
Friend, Ferguson Enterprises, Pyramid
Pipe & Supply, Grandview Winnelson,
and J.F. Denney Plumbing & Heating.
www.groheamerica.com
THE YELLOW BARN
Unique “featherings” for your home and garden
Everything But Sand
Mixed mediums and textures make this
piece a standout. Fairmont Designs’
Ribbon sink features a polished stainless
steel frame accented by a wave-and-ribbon
wood pattern, reminiscent of rippling
ocean
waves.
A
tempered
glass
shelf sits on top
of the stand,
carrying its
own weight
by housing a
delicate china
sink. This
simple but
charming sink
stand could
11272 S. Ridgeview
“Feather Your Nest”
Olathe, KS
be just what is needed in a small
Just south of College Blvd. (111th St.) on Ridgeview
powder room. Available through Dorfman
913.888.8976
Plumbing Supply and Ferguson Enterprises.
Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10-5
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Custom Fabrication
and Installation
Natural Stone
& Engineered Stone
COUNTERTOPS
VANITIES | FLOORS
BACKSPLASH | FIREPLACES
CARTHAGE MARBLE
CORPORATION
Beautifying homes in Kansas City
for over 50 years
3043 Roanoke Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
816.561.7020
www.carthagemarble.com
Hours: 8-4:30 M-F
Visit Our Showroom
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refinement
The
Right Source for your
Light Source
Distributor of Outdoor Lighting Products
Line & Low Voltage from
Kichler, Focus and Hadco Manufacturers
SALON
9511 Antioch Rd Overland Park, KS
913.648.8923 www.thelasttangle.com
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816.797.8085
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Products
Slim Statement
No bulky handles here. The Pure
Collection by THG streamlines the look
of shower fixtures with this modern
interpretation. What else would you expect
t’s so very rare to find the architect who brings the
same passion, exactitude and expertise to the actual
construction. Yet, since 1975, Design Build Team, Inc.
DESIGN BUILD TEAM, INC.
spaces continue to live up to the breath-taking
promise of their design.
Coming soon: GREEN GENERATION HOMES — modular homes for today
Dave Dussair, R.A.
Ph: 913.722.1443
www.DesignBuildTeam.com
from a company whose products are
hand-cast by skilled artisans and designed
for luxury yachts and royal palaces? Select
from 35 finishes, including chrome, nickel,
brass, silver, gold, bronze, rhodium and
copper. www.thgusa.com
Not Easily Forgotten
Some bathroom trends leave us wondering
Off-Site
Catering
Available!
if black is the new white. With Villeroy &
Boch’s Memento sink, you have a little of
both. This bold basin sink is part of a
collection including a water closet, bidet
Have you booked your holiday party yet?
Treat your employees like royalty at Caenen Castle!
and other washbasin variations in glossy
black. Runway fashion comes to the
bathroom. www.villeroy-boch.com/en
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BATH
Products
Arc of Triumph
The Sade faucet by Graff shows modern,
Timeless design… Enduring quality…
& Personal service…
for your kitchen and all rooms of the home.
elegant design. The fluid profile and
chrome finish create shine and style but
don’t demand attention, letting the faucet’s
Visit www.wood-mode.com
7956 LEE BLVD., LEAWOOD, KS. 66206
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functionality speak for itself. The unique
hot and cold controls add to the simplistic
but chic style of the piece. Available
through Regarding Kitchens. www.graff-
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faucets.com
Open House on Friday, Oct 30 from 5-9 p.m. featuring artist Shannon Manning
• Conservation & Specialty Framing
(Needlework, Shadowboxes, Diplomas, Children’s Artwork, Memorabilia)
• Classic to Contemporary, Local, Original & Ltd Edition Art
• Wide Selection of Beautiful Frames
America’s
Heartland Gallery
Illuminating Presence
Seura’s new Lumination Collection offers
entertaining ways to incorporate a fun
3645 W. 95th Street
in Ranchmart South
Overland Park
(913) 341-2661
www.ahgframing.com
design into your home. Choose a color or
phrase like “Wash Up.” The illuminating
lights are sure to grab the attention of even
the most distracted. Available through
Kitchen Design Gallery. www.seura.com
Excellence in Framing & Customer Satisfaction Since 1976!
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Event Tip of the Month... Focus light to focus attention
Whether it is the keynote speaker,
the band on the stage,
or the bride and groom
cutting the cake.
Proper lighting will draw the
audience's attention.
We specialize in Galas, Fundraisers and Corporate Events
Illuminating Special Events Since 1981
816-221-6966 www.xslighting.com
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BATH
Products
See You on the Flipside
Kohler, always the innovator, wants
The Warmth of Wood
showering to be as customized and
Wood in a bathroom? Properly treated,
enjoyable as possible. That’s why the
solid wood makes an excellent material
Flipside Handshower offers multiple
choice for a countertop because it can
sensations: Koverage, a traditional spray;
be waterproof, sanitary, and heat- and
Kotton, a soft, silky spray; Komotion, a
stain-resistant. Artisan Group now offers
circular spray; and Kurrent, a targeted
Heritage Wood, a custom, high-end
spray. Choose from three unique models.
product suitable for any style of bath,
Available through Ferguson Enterprises,
traditional to modern. Available through
Bedrock International and Design Source
Top Master. www.artisan-counters.com
Interiors. www.kohler.com
Presents
Linkin sofa and Del Ray ottoman
15258 W. 119th Street • Olathe, KS • 913-829-3365
NW Corner of 119th & Blackbob
www.pictureperfectinteriors.net
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living
Cheers to Nature
More of us are finding peace within our own homes and enhancing our surroundings, including what’s beyond our
patio doors. Life’s a breeze when you’re living outdoors. Just take it from the designer of this outdoor space, who
took the concept to a whole new level — three, actually.
OUTDOOR
PHOTO BY MATT KOCOUREK
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The Gathering Place
S t o r y B y Taylor Engler
P h o t o s by James Maidhof
A cen t u r y - ol d h o m e k n ow n f o r h o s t i n g g u e s t s co n t i n u e s i n t h e m od e r n d a y
w i t h t h e ad d i t i o n o f a c h a r m i n g n ew co u r t ya rd a n d s t u d i o.
auri and Brian Meyers love to share the history of
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their Prairie Village home. In fact, they still hold the
original deed to the property and trace its roots back
to an 1859 treaty President James Buchanan signed with the
United Tribe of Shawnee Indians.
In 1903, Homer L. Breyfogle, the first constable of Mission
Township, acquired part of the land and built what is now the
Meyers’ home. The home became known as “the gathering
place,” a center for politics in town.
The Meyers relish carrying on their home’s welcoming
legacy, frequently inviting friends and family over to entertain.
But as open as their home has always been, the couple had
one complaint — their privacy was compromised by the side
deck they described as a “fishbowl” to busy West 83rd Street.
They knew there had to be a way to maintain the original feel
of the property while making better use of the space.
Three years ago, they devised the concept, envisioning an
area where they could spend time outdoors without feeling as
though every passer-by was part of the party. In order to
create such a space, they needed to demolish the existing
driveway that led up to the patio and quarter-off the area with
A pergola extending from the house dapples light over a cozy seating area.
a fence for seclusion.
They called in Terry deFraties of Essential Extras, a
Kansas City-based outdoor structures company, to help create
the enclosure they sought. Afraid too much fencing would
appear more like a stockade and less like a secret garden,
Lauri worked with Terry to add detail to the fence to make it
more residential. The resulting white-picket fence extends to
the side of the home on an angle and includes lattice work and
an archway over the gate for small touches of grace.
Perhaps the Meyers’ most unique yard
accessories are their two Great Danes,
Cooper and Daisy Mae, whose black
and white patches and gigantic size
add regality to the patio palace.
From the outside, glimpses of bright flowers peek through
the fence; trumpet vine growing on the lattice attracts
hummingbirds. Also visible, reaching into the sky above
the fence, is the anchor of the inner patio: a white-painted,
hand-built pergola.
One of the couple’s main ideas from the start, the finished
four-column structure features detailed woodwork on the
roof, the result of mistakenly creating too many squares. The
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FEATHER
auri inherited a creative spirit from
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her mother, who designed home
decor items on which Lauri published
“how-to” books. The twosome were not
only in business together but shared a
By converting the garage to a studio, the couple was able to extend their patio in front of it.
passion for hunting down unique pieces
from antique shops and sales, often
intricate design turned out to be a fortune-in-
“People who have driven by stopped in
disguise, showcasing a wonderful pattern of
and said, ‘I’ve always wanted to come in
In 2001, they began selling their
stars and lattice. Lauri says the overhead
here,’ and ‘I just had to see what was behind
handmade treasures and antiques at back-
protection makes the patio feel cozy and
that fence!’” Lauri recalls.
porch sales at Lauri’s mother’s home. Out
more like a room.
bringing home more than they needed.
In keeping with the historical significance
and about at art stores and quaint shops,
of the home as a neighborhood gathering
they soon met women with similar
place, Lauri and Brian have welcomed
visitors on a tour and have even broken out
the barbecue to feed their hungry guests.
Whether they are entertaining an intimate
gathering of friends, hosting the entire
neighborhood or preparing the patio as a
giant playpen for their first grandchild, the
Meyers have made their own contribution
that is sure to add another page to their
home’s history.
creative passions and “like-minded souls.”
They formed Friends of a Feather and
now host semi-annual artisan sales
featuring embellished clothing, vintagefabric accessories, collage and mixed
media art, paper arts, original jewelry,
beaded serving ware, repurposed antiques
and other treasures. During the sale they
serve lunch and home-baked goods and
give tours of the studio, which can be
used year-round for baby showers, girls’
Lauri’s love of small details, arts and antiques is
visible throughout the entire patio. For instance,
Brian repainted this antique wooden windmill
and Lauri had it detailed with his name and the date.
days out and other special events.
Upcoming Artisan Sale:
A flagstone floor laid by Outdoor
Friday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct.10
from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Transformations pulls together the area
6416 W. 83rd St., Overland Park, Kan.
913.963.2985
where the driveway used to be. The masonry
work builds up on the sides of the courtyard
www.friendsofafeather-artisans.blogspot.com
into planters.
The new design negated the need for a
garage, so Lauri and Brian converted it into
an art studio for Lauri’s hobby-turnedbusiness, Friends of a Feather (see sidebar).
During one of their summer sales, passersby stopped for a glimpse of Lauri’s wares
and her home.
The entry gate offers both privacy
and a welcoming gesture.
To see more photos of this
charming patio garden,
go to kchandg.com
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Landscape Architect Joann Schwarberg turned her clients’ front
and back yards into a journey, not a destination,
utilizing multiple levels and private nooks along the way.
esigning a landscape to accommodate a 40-foot drop from street level to body of water
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isn’t an easy task, but when Clark and Mary Henry asked Landscape Architect Joann
Schwarberg, ASLA, to take it on, she was up for the challenge. Her philosophy is to take
a project to the extreme and to do it extremely well.
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The upper terrace contains a generous stone patio, fireplace and
enormous slab hearth and mantel with built-in barbecue grill and
sink. Seating is conveniently designed into the retaining walls,
hearth and upholstered daybed under an arbor.
“It’s gracious and comfortable but not too overly fancy for life
on the lake,” Joann says.
She used a rule of three when designing stairs to make it easy to
The homeowners built a new Mission-style home designed by
carry food and other items. Three steps down, the stone patio
architect Mary Deacy of Summit Architecture on two combined lots at
becomes an irregular flagstone path, gently transitioning into a
Lake Lotawana, sited specifically to enhance the views of the water and
grassy area. Three steps up gets one to a curved cedar deck that
preserve the mature oak trees. Both Mary and Joann took a cue from
appears to float above the lake as it rests on old stone walls and
the wood and stone on the property and used these materials to tie the
rock outcroppings at its base. Custom laminated glass and iron
structural and organic elements together.
railings ensure the lake vista is unobstructed.
First, all utilities were buried and power poles removed to enhance
the curb appeal. Five parking spots — a rare lake commodity — were
poured just off the road. The homeowners didn’t want guests to enter on
a second level, so the home was sited downhill with stone paths and
retaining walls gently winding toward the front door, abundantly flowing
with native plantings. The Henrys’ access is via a steeply sloped driveway
“it’s gracious and
comfortable but not
too overly fancy for
life on the lake.”
that is heated for quick snow removal and has custom drains in front
of the garage.
At mid-level, Joann turned a former summer house into a simple
To make the descent manageable from the house down to the dock,
see-through entertaining area with table seating, refrigerator,
Joann employed many tiers that connect different outdoor spaces on
icemaker and sink. Large-scale cedar timbers reflect the bold
three levels. Of course, the entire property is wheelchair-accessible via
detail on the house, while a clear sheet of Plexiglass-like material
ramped walkways and a tram with stops at the upper deck, mid-level arbor
called Lexan Margard weatherproofs the space and protects it from
and lake.
UV rays.
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The lake level features a storage area that was the basement of the
system completely separate of city water, using nonpotable
summer house, and two docks house the family’s fleet of watercraft.
filtered lake water. Percolation wells throughout the site handle
From this vantage, especially at dusk, the carefully placed lighting
stormwater runoff to minimize erosion.
softly illuminates paths and highlights trees.
Although she approached the project from a broader viewpoint than
In fact, Joann was mindful throughout the design and installation
process of these elements, careful not to disturb tree roots or
moss-covered boulders. She hired an arborist to check the health
of all the trees and planted more that will grow in and someday
replace the ones already there. She also designed the irrigation
just her clients’ wish list, including the environment and city systems,
Joann really looked at how the Henrys needed to use their space.
“When you’re designing residential, it’s someone’s life and love.
I’m a conduit for them to get what they want,” Joann says.
She gave them that and much more.
find additional photos at kchandg.com
and behind-the-scenes looks of the
photo shoot on our Facebook fan page.
D e s i g n a n d I n s ta l l at i o n
Landscape Architect: Joann Schwarberg Landscape Architecture ● House Architect: Summit Architecture ● Structural Engineer: KHEG Structural Engineering Solutions ● Surveyor: GKC Survey
General Contractor: Bret Voitenko Construction ● Arborist: Country Club Tree Services ● Grading: Blackwater Stone ● Concrete Retaining Walls: ABI Corporation
Concrete Flatwork: Quality Custom Construction/Aero Concrete ● Flatwork Sealing: Seal & Restore ● Masonry: Vince Saluto Masonry/LMS Masonry ● Ironwork: Bob's Ornamental Iron
Dry Stack Masonry: Bell's Custom Stone Design ● Glass Railing: Carter Glass ● Custom Gutter Fittings: Town and Country Gutter ● Lift: Access Lift
Irrigation: ProH2O ● Plant Installation/Flagstone: Perez Landscape ● Upholstery: Andrews & Abby-Riley
M at e r i a l S u p p ly
Stone: Earthworks/Select Stone/Sturgis Materials/Lee's Summit Block and Stone ● Flatwork Sealant: Prosoco ● Concrete Color: Decorative Concrete Supply
Plant Material: Kokopelli Nursery/Rosehill Gardens ● Sod: Pine Family Farms ● Compost and Mulch: Suburban Lawn and Garden ● Organic Topsoil: American Topsoil
Lighting Supply: Landmark Lighting of KC ● Angle Iron (custom): Gieske Custom Metal Fabricators ● Trench Drain Grates: McCoy Sales
Margard Lexan-Arbor Roof: Regal Plastic ● Upholstery: Perennials
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Outdoor living is in...and just as comfortable as inside.
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Finding safe outdoor fabrics no longer means you have to sacrifice luxury and
style in your outdoor cushions. These outdoor pillows from Laurie Bell have
all the drama and detail of their indoor counterparts but with maximum
weather protection. www.lauriebell.com
Let’s Go to the Movies
You don’t have to sacrifice enjoying the
nice weather when you’re in the mood to watch your favorite flick. With
Frontgate’s backyard outdoor theater system, the big-screen experience
moves to the great outdoors. The 12-foot-wide screen, movie projector
and 80-watt speakers create a larger-than-life experience, and the entire
system can be set up or broken down in less than 20 minutes. The theater
system also is a nice addition when the family is barbecuing outside and
your team is on the field. www.frontgate.com
Raising the Bar
A tropical cocktail always tastes better in the sun, and Lynx’s
Cocktail Pro provides everything you need for the outdoor bar
you’ve always wanted. It comes equipped with a sink,
insulated ice bin, built-in bottle opener, drain board and builtin storage shelves. Blue LED lights add a cool color contrast for
evening entertaining. Available through Ferguson Enterprises and
Smoke ’N Fire. www.lynxgrills.com
Shine On
Outdoor lighting doesn’t have to be boring. Kichler’s outdoor
lamps are pretty enough to decorate the inside of your home,
but mildew-resistant materials and nature-inspired images
make them ideal for lighting up the outdoors. Available
through Rensen House of Lights, Western Chandelier and
The Fixture Gallery. www.kichler.com
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RETAILERS’ CHOICE
We asked three local businesses what
their most popular or favorite items are.
HERE’S WHAT THEY SAID.
It’s Electric
Seasonal Concepts’ electric heater is the perfect solution for taking the chill out of outdoor
entertaining. With no warm-up time needed, this infrared heater provides instant heat. It’s
also weatherproof and fully approved for outdoor use. Put it to use on a deck, porch, patio
or pergola and entertain comfortably. 913.642.4999 or www.seasonalconceptsonline.com
Lounge in Style
Scandia Down by Terrasi Home carries
outdoor furniture that is the perfect
blend of environment, technology and
European style — it’s the Grange St.
Tropez collection. The furniture is
woven from the same fiber that’s used
in snow skis; it’s durable, so there’s no
need to bring it indoors during the winter. 816.753.4144 or www.scandiadownkc.com
Feel the Heat
Fireside Custom Hearth recommends these fire columns as a focal point in your outdoor space.
The columns are gas-fired via natural or propane gas and come with four pieces: a stone-type
pillar, a fireproof bowl or vessel, burners and a control system. Add in a wall switch inside your
home to light the fire for year-round enjoyment. 913.831.6366 or www.firesidekc.com
Feel the Electricity
Shower with Praise
Kenyon’s All Seasons Electric Grill
The
eliminates the need for charcoal and
AquaBamboo outdoor shower from JACLO
gas tanks to enjoy freshly grilled
is streamlined with modern, minimalist
food. Equipped with a concealed
lines for a sleek fit into your backyard
heat source and grate for signature
paradise. Available through The Plumber’s
grill marks and taste, the All Seasons
Friend, Dorfman Plumbing Supply and
Grill is virtually smokeless but still
Ferguson Enterprises. www.jaclo.com
low-maintenance,
stainless
steel
catches that great barbecue flavor.
www.kenyonappliances.com
Olympic Art
Lladró’s fine porcelain pieces are typically kept well-protected inside a home, but the high
temperature at which they are fired actually makes them ideal for element-resistant use in the garden.
The Swimmer stands a little less than two feet tall, enhancing poolside conversation. Available through
Gifts & Accents, Von Maur and Hannoush Jewelers. www.lladro.com
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OUTDOOR Products
Wicker Wonder
The days of strictly white wicker furniture
are over. Home Infatuation injects color
into this classic outdoor material with its
selection straight out of a Crayola box.
You’re never too old to enjoy these pieces.
www.homeinfatuation.com
Steel the One
Weatherproofed wood and powder-coated
steel make ideal materials for outdoor use.
Local furniture maker PK Steel fabricates
sustainable pieces, too, using recycled steel
and wood from trees that can’t be saved.
You can’t get much greener than that.
www.pksteelfurniture.com
Potted Sun
Impress garden visitors with
ethereal light generated by
the sun. The lumi solar
planter in frost from Chiasso
generates power during the day from the
sunlight and lights up the outdoors at
night for a pleasing, eco-friendly glow.
www.chiasso.com
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Your kitchen is a reflection
of you, so start your
kitchen design project
with a visit to the Roth
showroom - a collection
of kitchen vignettes that
showcase Sub-Zero, Wolf
and ASKO appliances. Our
showroom will not only
inspire you, it will give you
peace of mind that comes
with knowing you’ve
selected the perfect
appliances to complete
your distinctive kitchen - a
true reflection of you. Visit
www.rothdistributing.com
to learn more or call us at
913.310.0443.
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Do-it-Yourself Fence Materials
Custom Wood Fences
Custom Vinyl Fences
• Vinyl Accessories
• Vinyl Handrail
Custom Gates
Copperwood Post & Rail
• Steel or Aluminum
• Telephone Entry Systems
• Keypads/Remote
• Splitrail
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913-888-2127
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OUTDOOR Products
Specializing in Landscape Design and Installation
of Premium Landscapes including Outdoor Living Spaces
plus Drainage Solutions
Grounded by Gravity
An unprecedented new product, Viking’s
Outdoor Gravity Feed Charcoal Smoker,
offers grill masters precise temperature
control as coals burn off and fresh ones
fall into place and ignite. The interior is
insulated for maximum heat retention,
necessary for long-term outdoor cooking.
For a Consultation Call Greg Stouse 913-915-1913 or 913-583-3833
Smoke, grill or bake at ease with a
freestanding or portable unit. Available
through Ferguson Enterprises, Factory
Direct
Appliance,
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A Section of Perfection
Your outdoor furniture should be as
versatile as your lifestyle, and with Ethan
Allen’s
Manhattan
Beach
Modular
Sectional, it can be. The set consists of five
beautifully finished pieces, including two
armless chairs, one right-facing chair,
one left-facing chair and a square-corner
chair. Separate the sections for open
seating options or put them together for a
close encounter. The sectional is designed
for
both
indoor
and
outdoor
use.
www.ethanallen.com
As seen in the KCH&G Boulevard of Dreams “The Nantucket” home
by Forner-LaVoy Builders Inc.
• All custom fabrications
• Fencing, spiral stairs
• Interior/exterior railings
• Motorized gate systems
Quality
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OUTDOOR Products
Designers of Fine Wigs
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Bamboo Back Outside
Bamboo has been acclaimed for its
Specializing in
Medical Hair Loss
due to
Alopecia
Chemotherapy
Radiation
sustainability and used everywhere in
the home from floors to sinks. It’s now
making its way outside because of its
density and strength. Atlantis Outdoor
Kitchens introduces bamboo cabinet
doors and drawer heads in a natural
finish that are weatherproof and wash
down
easily
with
a
garden
hose.
www.atlantiscabinetry.com
BigRed
Decorative Concrete
Let us introduce you to the wonders of decorative concrete. Big Red Decorative
concrete will work with you to discover how beautiful new and old concrete can be.
Architectural Concrete Overlays, Acid Stain/Dyes, Stamped and Stenciled Overlays
are cost saving alternatives to expensive carpet, tile and hardwood.
Industrial, Commercial and Residential applications.
Playing with Fire
A steely cool frame contrasts with leaping
flames on this modern fire pit available
from Frontgate. The reflection of the
fire in the crushed glass that burns on
Interior and Exterior Architectural Concrete Overlays
Stains/Dyes
Stamped Concrete
Garage Floor Coatings
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top of it creates an unusual light that is
sure to entertain. It’s almost like magic.
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Paver patios / retaining walls
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OUTDOOR Products
Award Winning Cabinetry
A Perfect Square
The clean lines and angles of this woodslat dining chair from West Elm give
traditional outdoor furniture a modern
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You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy the
breezy fun of a swing. The classic porch
swing morphs into a comfy couch with
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mattress and pillows in Pottery Barn’s
Chesapeake Hanging Lounger. It’s ideal
for snuggling up on cool summer nights or
enjoying alone time with a good book.
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KCHG
&
urban living
cellaring
Room to Remodel
Among the most recent trends in home remodeling, wine cellars have reached the top of many homeowners’
wish lists. We feature four local projects whose owners have taken the leap from wine enthusiast to serious
collector. While you’re mulling your next upgrade, don’t forget to include some energy-efficiency elements for
a tax break. We’ve got the details in the following pages.
LIFESTYLE
PHOTO BY JAMES MAIDHOF
tax breaks
KCHG
&
HOME . INTERIOR . OUTDOOR . LIFESTYLE
A couple shifts into lower gear, choosing a midtown condo
with a contemporary twist over a suburban lifestyle.
Story by Kimberly Stern | Photos by Alistair Tutton
The curved wall’s veneer, called Indian Ebony,
houses electronic equipment and an electric fireplace.
A caramel-colored sofa from Z Gallerie, Noguchi table
and a classic Knoll womb chair from Kansas City’s
Hudson Home add to the sophisticated informality
that is the McCormicks’ trademark.
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B
illie and Scott McCormick’s Sulgrave Regency condo is a stunning
convergence of luxury, art and serene urban living. Inspired by sleek
lines and contemporary design, the McCormicks’ stylish interior is
committed to a patina of saturated modern earth tones punctuated
by splashes of color in paintings, sculptures and ceramics.
Former suburban homeowners, the McCormicks purchased two ground-floor
end units at the iconic mid-rise in 2007 and embarked on a 24-month renovation
with architect Christopher Armer, AIA, of Compass Architecture, and designer
Stacy Heuer, IIDA, to carve out an imaginative and inspiring space.
The goal was to open up the combined units for a feeling of spaciousness and
capitalize on a 2,400-square-foot walkout courtyard off the kitchen and dining
areas and an intimate balcony facing the dramatic Country Club Plaza landscape
off the master suite.
“We wanted as few walls and right angles as possible,” Scott says. “Chris did
an excellent job of pushing the straight lines of the space to the perimeter and
keeping the inside curved.”
The McCormicks wanted their new urban digs to reflect the freedom of a
downsized lifestyle, accommodate their penchant for entertaining and showcase
an eclectic art collection.
“Billie and Scott were very open-minded when it came to the interior,”
Stacy says.
A major obstacle Christopher faced in reconfiguring the condo was a
plumbing stack that dissected the two units. A brilliant solution that ultimately
satisfied the couple’s request for curved lines throughout the home was an
oval-shaped enclosure that concealed the electrical components and yielded
bonus space for a diminutive powder room and small storage closet.
The ingenious design was dubbed the “egg” and covered in a misty blue quartz
stone with rust veining. A focal point from any vantage, the egg seamlessly
delineates the living space and announces the creative spirit permeating the
residence. “You get a different perspective of the wall from varying angles,” Billie
says. “This adds a lot of interest to the space.”
Bob Gillpatrick of Gillpatrick Woodworks, a full-service artisan woodworker
in Louisburg, Kan., was hired to design and execute the complicated cabinetry
and to do the template for the egg. “We had many challenges because Billie and
Scott had a specific vision and wanted curves,” Bob says. “We encountered some
engineering issues in order to maintain clean lines and the minimalist look.”
The powder room door in the egg presented a particular problem. “There were
both an ellipse and a curve,” Bob continues. “The radius of the door changes as
it opens.”
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The egg is as much a work of art as
the art in the lighted niches.
The wall across from the egg’s door
is highlighted with individual, illuminated
niches for displaying precious objets d’art,
including pieces from Kansas City artists,
KCAI students, jaunts to Paris and a family
heirloom. It leads into the light-drenched
With the condo being so open, this wood and
glass partition offers some privacy for Scott’s office space.
living area, where an S-shaped entertainment
center is sheathed in an elegant veneer.
Off the living room is a clean-lined game
table and a C-shaped bookshelf that peeks
through to Scott’s office holding more art,
such as sculptures of motorcycles that are a
nod to the couple’s shared passion. Scott, a
founder of advertising powerhouse VML,
enjoys the solitude of his home office
outfitted with more custom-built walnut
shelves and a contemporary desk.
A space next to the office performs double
duty as a sitting area/library and guest room
with a custom pull-down bed. A translucent
acrylic panel sliding door creates privacy
while still allowing light to filter in. “When
the door is open, you can look through the
The McCormicks’ condo is wired for technology, from multimedia opportunities
to automated lighting and even running a waterfall backsplash behind the sink.
unit to the north-facing bank of windows,”
Chris notes. “Billie and Scott wanted visual
accessibility to their exterior surroundings.”
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The unique architecture is accented by cove and track lighting,
brightening the dark textured walls.
The balcony is a welcome refuge for the couple and a reflection
of their new urban-influenced life. “We like to sit here with a glass
of wine and watch the activity,” Scott says.
As a gourmet cook, Billie enjoys the kitchen’s form-meets-function
design. Five black stools line a bar-height countertop that is 3 Form
acrylic in a cool avocado color. A waterfall backsplash with stones that
echo the blues in the egg is its own art installation, and a walk-in pantry
gives Billie ample space for foodstuffs and a conveniently located wine
refrigerator for dinner parties and get-togethers.
Adjoining the kitchen is the formal dining room that has a built-in
buffet and a dining table that extends to accommodate 10 guests. The
courtyard offers ample room for entertaining and a prized part of the
McCormicks’ art collection. Local artist Guinotte Wise’s “Bear Air” is
a whimsical sculpture that Billie says is always a conversation piece.
The couple has adapted well to their move into the city. “We
enjoy walking to the restaurants on the Plaza and being so close
Curves continue into the master bath with these custom walnut shelves.
The organic shape complements the oval soaker tub.
to Brookside,” Scott says. “And we love coming home,”
Billie adds.
Resources
Custom cabinetry helps define the space and look
Architect: Christopher J. Armer
of this project. Read what other custom fabricators
Designer: Stacy Heuer ■ Windows: Pella Products of KC ■ Specialty Painting:
have to say about designing a completely unique
look for your home at www.kchandg.com.
Faux Nouveau
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Builder: Roth Construction
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Hardwood Flooring: Acme Floor Co.
Plumbing Fixtures: Ferguson Enterprises
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Interior
Cabinets and Countertops: Gillpatrick Woodworks / GWI
Appliances: Roth Distributing
Locks & Fans
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Fireplace: Burley Fireplace
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Light Fixtures: Wilson Lighting
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Custom Closets: Kansas City
Closets ■ Home Theater: Integrated Electronics ■ Landscaping: Jim Freeman
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HOME . INTERIOR . OUTDOOR . LIFESTYLE
Bacchus in the Basement
Cellaring wine at home is proving to be a satisfying way
to enjoy your private stock whenever you wish.
Story By Gloria Gale
Photos by James Maidhof
Wine Storage Designs created this spacious plan
with plenty of options for expansion.
S
alute, Cin-Cin, Cheers! Toasting in any language is
undeniably celebratory, particularly in these uncertain times
when sharing a fine meal and beverage in the company of
friends becomes a joyous way to give thanks.
There’s comfort in knowing the pantry is brimming and soup’s on
the stove. But when it comes time to pop the cork on your favorite
vintage, a better option is at hand than reaching for a bottle you’ve
stashed in the closet: your own wine cellar.
LIQUID ASSETS
Whether you’re just getting started with your collection or are a longtime wine enthusiast, storing and caring for your cache is critical to
protect your investment.
There are two types of wine cellars to consider: active and passive.
Active cellars, or ‘rooms,’ are usually built above or below ground.
This small wine closet by D. Anderson Consulting makes up
for its size in artistic flair, from a custom wood and glass
door to the carefully crafted groin-vaulted ceiling.
Temperature and humidity are critical factors that must be maintained
through a specialized climate-control system properly constructed and
highly insulated.
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Inspired by the rustic charm of Italian cellars,
Amber Gardner designed her client’s cellar
to have the same Old World appeal.
Passive cellars are not climate-controlled and are usually
underground. Think caves, which provide an ideal environment where
temperature (cool) and humidity (damp) are constant and there’s
neither vibration nor light, perfect conditions for wine storage.
Wine, being a perishable food product, must be protected from heat,
light, vibration, temperature and fluctuations in humidity. Keeping
that in mind, when wines are properly stored, they mature in aroma
and flavor.
Just like caves that actively store wine throughout the world, a
temperature between 55-58 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal for short- and
long-term storage. Humidity should hover around 70 percent. Low
humidity will encourage mold and rot; if it’s too high, corks will shrink,
causing air to seep into the bottles.
Don’t forget about two other factors: light and vibration. Light
causes wine to age too fast; therefore, dark bottles and a dark place
like a cellar are optimal. Similarly, the less vibration wine sustains the
better. Your best bet is safely cradling your precious investment in a
racking system or bin.
Beauty, Function and INSPIRATION
According to the professionals and their clients, designing a wine
cellar is one of the great pleasures in life. A well-designed wine cellar
not only renders a collection safe but is also a great source of pride.
The wine cellar showcases a collector’s dream in a room totally
customized to individual taste.
Eric Sherwood and his partners Jarrett and Heidi Gandy started a
business designing wine cellars for that very reason. “Five years ago,
I was looking for someone to build me a wine cellar from A to Z,” Eric
says. When I couldn’t find anyone who could build cabinetry the way
I wanted, I spoke with my friend Jarrett, a master wood craftsman. The
opportunity presented itself to merge our talents, thus launching our
niche business.”
Since then, the three have become partners in Wine Storage Designs.
“We’re in the business of listening to our clients, finding out if they
just want storage or a showpiece, then constructing exactly to their
specifications. It’s just like building a home, only on a smaller scale,”
he adds.
That’s exactly why Stacy and Scott Colangelo hired the company to
build Scott’s cellar in his south Johnson County home. “Scott was just
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Designer Michelle Holbrook turned a rather
awkward space into a high-functioning storage area.
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getting started collecting and wanted a
Amber Gardner, who sat down with the
“We wanted a serene, rustic impression,
showplace that offered storage, expansion
couple and designed a 10-foot by 10-foot
which is exactly what we achieved. It’s as
options and a tasting area. The narrow,
cellar located between the kitchen and
if the wine has been stored here for years,”
200-square-foot L-shaped room painted a
dining room.
she says.
deep burgundy highlights a 4-foot by 4-
“The Lipperts entertain regularly, so
Cellaring wine can be the domain of
foot picture window that opens into the
positioning this room between these two
both homeowners. But in a cellar recently
cellar from the bar/staircase in the
high-traffic areas made sense,” says
designed by Michelle Holbrook, owner of
Colangelos’ lower level,” Eric says.
Amber, who laid out her ideas on-site.
Michelle’s Wine Cellars, one Mission Hills
couple realized their cellar was primarily
Complementing this handsome room is
The entire cellar is like stepping into a
slate flooring, an elaborate vertical and
Tuscan grotto, which is evident the moment
arched mahogany racking system, and
one walks through the glass and iron-
Architect Wolfgang Trost, Michelle and
tasting table inset with sliding drawers
scrolled door, with its European-style
builder Bryce Gahagan maximized the
for Scott’s most cherished stock. This
antique pavers and 9-foot double-groin-
75-square-foot space with one curved
comprehensive use of space offers the
vaulted ceiling adorned with a crystal
wall. “We installed California all-heart
option of eventually storing 750 bottles.
the husband’s ‘baby.’
chandelier. The glazed walls, faux painted
redwood racking that includes individual
In direct contrast to the Colangelos’
with aged stucco and brick, are also
bottle racking, wine lockers, case storage,
sleek design is Jim and Teresa Lippert’s
designed with individual trim pieces, leaving
diamond cubes, glass racks, quarter-round
wine cellar. Impressed with the cellars they
room only for a bottle, glass or votive.
shelving and vertical bottle displays,”
visited in Italy, they came back eager to
replicate the Old World ambiance.
vintage
Michelle describes. “The room is painted a
atmosphere is racking space that holds
warm wheat color that complements the
Hand-in-hand
with
the
“What was most striking was how rustic
approximately 500 bottles. In addition to
floor constructed out of ‘cooperage,’ or
yet charming [the Italian cellars] were,”
a tasting table with a travertine top and
reclaimed wood, from wine barrels.”
Teresa notes.
open area beneath for storing cases,
The Lipperts turned to interior designer
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Amber designed a built-in humidor.
The design trio accomplished their
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his
stock,
Wine Cellars
diligently
organizing
by
appellation and varietals.
Pride comes from knowing a collection
can be deftly structured in this fashion if the
homeowner is so inclined. Designer Dan
Andersen wants to make sure that his Prairie
Village client will have that opportunity.
Currently crafting a unique home, Dan
is highly enthusiastic about his project.
“The home’s appointments have been
carefully designed, right down to the
wine cellar located in the lower-level
kitchen. Though not overly large, the 6foot by 8-foot cellar demonstrates expert
craftsmanship, particularly the groinvaulted limestone ceiling that took 240
hours to complete,” he says.
A keen sense of detail begins with
the raw-cut stone stairs accented by a
swirled metal handrail leading downstairs.
Imbedded between two sheets of glass, the
same swirl design (in hard maple instead of
metal) is repeated in the cellar door.
Inside the softly lit room, vertical and
diagonal merlot-colored racking for 500
bottles climbs two dried-stacked brick
walls. Adjacent is a granite-topped tasting
station with additional room for storage.
“The room is compact but creatively
designed with an accent on expert storage
within a distinctively secure environment,”
Dan explains.
Bragging rights are in order when it
comes down to these gem-like wine cellars.
Individually, all of these homeowners have
taken into account their own personal
drinking habits, balanced features versus
space with price, and determined the best
cellar for their needs. Their professional
designers have followed suit, melding
form with function and ultimately yielding
beautiful rooms.
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New energy tax credits for homeowners
are boosting the efficiency of older homes.
all it getting green for going green. Uncle Sam is giving you a
Here is a glance at eligible home improvements/products:
nice chunk of change for making some environmentally friendly
WINDOWS & DOORS
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changes in your home. Under the new energy efficiency tax credit
program, homeowners can receive 30 percent of the cost of a qualified
home improvement/product up to a maximum of $1,500.
Your windows and doors comprise one category where you can start
making your home more energy efficient. As of June 1, 2009, eligible
windows and doors must have both of the following:
The maximum tax credit has been raised from $500 to $1,500 for
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a U-Factor equal to or less than 0.30
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a Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) equal to or less than 0.30
the two-year period of 2009 and 2010. All home improvements must
meet all performance specifications for their category.
Some conditions and caveats to consider:
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Include product labels or manufacturer’s certification statement.
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Must be used for remodeling or replacement (new construction
does not qualify for the new tax credit).
Energy-efficient products must be purchased and placed in
service during 2009 or 2010 (more specifically, between February 17,
2009, and December 31, 2010).
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The tax credit of $1,500 is a combined total for 2009 and 2010
energy-efficiency improvements.
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and doors with its EcoExcel Energy Performance Package.
Proof of purchase: Must provide a sales receipt (Federal law
requires itemized receipts) for product(s) only.
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One example of a manufacturer meeting the new guidelines is
Andersen Windows, which offers an entire line of eligible windows
Installation and other labor costs do not qualify for the tax credit.
HVAC
Efficiency levels have been modified to reflect the highest tier of the
CEE High-Efficiency Specification for Residential HVAC Systems for
equipment placed in service.
According to Bill Jones, operations manager at Midwest Heating
Cooling and Plumbing, furnaces that are 95-percent efficient or
higher qualify for the tax credit. “Air conditioners that are 16 SEER or
higher and heat pumps that are 15 SEER or higher are also eligible,”
he adds.
Bill says that an upgrade can cost anywhere between $2,500$10,000 for HVAC products, depending on how big the system is.
Clay Lyon, owner of Lyon Construction + Design and a former
energy conservation program coordinator and reviewer, utilizes an
energy-efficient approach to his work. “If we are planning an addition
or remodel, we will incorporate components that comply with
the requirements,” he says. This includes environmentally friendly
windows, doors, insulation and mechanical systems.
So far, he says the tax credit has appealed to many homeowners.
“We’ve literally sold hundreds of systems,” he notes.
While there is a cap of $1,500 on most energy-efficient products,
Bill notes there is no limit on geothermal heat pumps. “If you spend
$20,000, you will get $6,000 in tax credit.” Additionally, solar water
heaters and solar panels are not subject to the $1,500 maximum.
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Energy-efficient insulation in your home is
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look better. For energy-saving options, that
takes a year off payback,” he says.
ROOFING
Radiant barrier decking is another tax crediteligible improvement that can reduce cooling
costs in addition to improving duct and
insulation performance at home. Designed
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is a type of reflective installation that
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highly trained employees in the hospitality industry. Our
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