Name the amenity, and these homes probably have it. 

A Papillion couple creates their family's dream home — complete with an indoor slide, a putting green and color-changing mood lighting.

Leanne Hill Carlson is one of Omaha’s most recognizable stage presences, and unsurprisingly, her home has the kind of elegant glamour you’d associate with a versatile leading lady.

It was 2005 and their house at the time needed new carpeting. So Sondra and Jason Gerber starting looking at model homes for the latest ideas in flooring. He teasingly said to her, “You know, a new house comes with new carpet.” With that, their search took a new direction. 

Whether it’s a cuddle of puppies or a poodle on parade, sometimes our chicest — make that cutest — accessories are man’s best friends.

Foxes and owls have their fans, but cats and dogs rule the roost when it comes to home accessories. Dachshunds, in particular, are having a “pawfectly” delightful moment. Click through our slide show for our favorite picks.

Julie Reilly was cleaning a delicate object carved from bone when she hesitated as letters slowly revealed themselves from under more than two centuries’ worth of dirt and grime.

You won’t even have to tell Fido to sit. Our dogs practically turned somersaults for these healthy, evidently irresistible, treats.

If “Big Cabbage” ever needs a chief lobbyist, it could hardly do better than Cato the Elder (notwithstanding the small matter of his death in 149 BC).

Seattle is a vibrant, eclectic mix of rocky beaches, hipster coffeehouses, majestic mountains and some of the best craft cocktails in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s an insider’s guide to must-see neighborhoods, favorite foodie haunts and some of the best views of the Pacific Northwest, whethe…

After taking up the hobby, Mike Williams noticed work-related stress fade away. His diet improved, and the garden sanctuary became a source of entertainment.

Don’t believe the hype: contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of Generation Y, better known as millennials, want to own a home — and most actually do, new data suggests. That’s good news for boomerang parents whose twenty-something-aged offspring moved back home in recent years due t…

There’s something about a light-filled space that’s comfortable and welcoming and makes you want to spend time there. Subconsciously or not, it feels healing to be surrounded by light. But if you’ve got a dark home where shadows overtake sunshine, the environment may seem gloomy and unfriend…

6 tips to help parents-to-be design a beautiful room that keeps in mind baby’s health and safety

How mirrors, paint, and tile can make a bathroom “grow”

You’ve done an amazing job of decorating the inside of your home. Now it’s time to work on the outside

It may not be as glam as redoing a kitchen or bedroom but this hard-working space deserves some attention, too

If you’re thinking about hiring one, read this first

Almost everyone knows great curb appeal is a major selling point for a house, but some of the projects that inspire the biggest oohs and aahs in a yard can add up quickly.

Until recently, I didn't pay much attention to window treatments. My dad, who builds houses, doesn't care for them, so we always had bare windows growing up. When I set out on my own, moving from apartment to apartment, I adopted whatever shades or blinds came with the place. It felt silly t…

How to choose the right lighting for a vanity, dressing room or bathroom

What to consider before beginning a home improvement project

A kitchen peninsula. That’s what Bill and Nisi Wax jokingly dubbed the long counter that divided their kitchen and made for a cramped space. Dark overhead cabinets made the kitchen seem even smaller. 

Add this year’s hot color to your home with plants.

Jim and Claudia Fowler’s home holds a story of loss and resilience. After Claudia's cancer diagnosis, a devastating fire and her decline, “It was much more than just getting home,” Jim said. “It became a sacred place.”

Make no mistake: whether it’s a smokestack-belching industrial park down the street or the unkempt yard of a lazy neighbor, a window that reveals a less-than-desirable landscape can degrade the look and feel of your interiors. Thankfully, experts can provide homeowners with options to pretty…

When David Klitz gave his partner a Christmas present in 2014, he packaged it with extra care and even more creativity. Inside were paint swatches, fabric samples and decorating ideas galore.

As more people opt to return to sit-down meals and conversation, 
designers offer suggestions for giving dining spaces new life. 

There’s no single right answer for all homeowners. Local real estate agents, flooring retailers and homeowners who have replaced living- or family-room flooring say you must consider several factors when determining what will be the best choice for resale value and salability.

The metamorphosis — in two major expansions — has been a passion for the now-retired couple, who initially knew little about construction and carpentry, had a family to raise and an auto-body repair business to run.

What started out as a fairly conventional split-entry home in Maenner Meadows nearly 40 years ago now sprawls 90 feet across two lots on a quiet block near 90th Street and Western Avenue. The metamorphosis — in two major expansions — has been a passion for Omahans Frank and Nancy Metzler, no…

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