Bathroom Musts Every Home Should Have

Are you thinking of redoing your bathroom or are you house shopping and want the perfect bathroom? Before going any further take a look at these great bathroom ideas from our friends at houselogic.com:

Heated Ceramic Tile Flooring-it makes all the difference! Curbless Walk-in Shower- talk about stylish! A curbless walk-in eliminates the hazard of tripping in or out of the shower while also creating a relaxed, stylish look. Humidity Controlled Exhaust Fan Exhaust fans are a great way to cool off or heat up a...

Preparing for Fall

Fall is quickly approaching and with it comes fall cleaning. Preparing your home for the changing season can save you future time and money. Here are a few things you can do to take care of your home:

Drain all oil and gas from your lawn mower and weed eater, clean them off and put them away in storage. Roll up and store your lawn hose, insulate outside faucets, and winterize sprinkler systems. Inspect your roof for loose or damaged shingles, cut back any low hanging branches, and...

Decorating Tips

Decorating a space is a big task; getting it just how you want it can be tricky. Before you dive into decorating your new home or redo a room, check out these easy decorating tips to make sure your space is the best it can be: 

Hang your artwork at the right height. Instead of matching pieces with the room and ceiling height, match them to human scale. Don't crowd furniture. A room will look bigger and flow better if your furniture has...

Joplin Museum Complex

Started as a mining town in the late 1800s, Joplin, Missouri has collected quite a bit of history over the years. Luckily that history has been preserved and can still be seen today at Joplin's Museum Complex, located next to Schifferdecker Park. The Joplin Museum Complex is made up of two collections: the Everett J. Ritchie Tri-State Mineral Museum and the Dorothea B. Hoover Historical Museum. Both centering around Joplin's mining history, the Everett J. Ritchie museum houses many types of minerals and old mining equipment ...


Which House Style Is Right For You?

House hunting can be a big task-there are so many factors to consider. But house hunting can also be fun and enjoyable, especially if you know what you are looking for. There are many types of homes, from victorian to tradtional to ranch style (and many inbetween). Follow the link below to lightersideofrealestate.com and take a quiz to find out exactly what home fits you best, you might be surprised by the results!

http://lightersideofrealestate.com/quizzes/kind-house-live 


Route 66 Drive-In Theatre

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, look no further. Pack the car with friends or family and head to Route 66 Drive-In Theatre in Carthage. 66 Drive-In is one of the last drive-in theatres located on Route 66. Their season starts in April and goes to mid-September, playing movies every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at dusk, rain or shine. Route 66 Drive-In plays a double feature, showing movies that are currently out in theatres. For $7.00 (adults) you can watch two movies, buy delicious food from the concession stand,...


Finding the Perfect Paint Color

Picking a paint color can be a real challenge-there are so many options! Testing colors is a must, but many factors contribute to the way a color looks. Before deciding upon the perfect color use these tips to make sure it's the color for you: 

Paint Directly on the Wall This might sound simple but many people paint on paper or hang color swatches. Go all the way and put your test paint directly on your wall to get the best results. Put up a...

Schifferdecker Park

Joplin is home to many parks, one being Schifferdecker Park. Schifferdecker is one of Joplin's biggest parks and is situated on a corner lot on Schifferdecker and 7th Street. If you are looking to spend a day at a park doing a wide variety of activities, Schifferdecker is one of the top choices. Spend the day on the golf course that stretches the parks entirety or swim in the pool, which is complete with a large water slide. Schifferdecker is also home to picnic areas and grills,...


Joplin’s Mining History

Joplin, Missouri has a rich history dating back to 1870 when Reverend Harris G. Joplin settled by a valley and began sermons in his home. This same valley was discovered to have copious amounts of lead. This fact (as well as a large lead strike in 1870) pulled many miners to the area. Mining camps were formed and after a short time a man named John C. Cox submitted a town site plan, naming the plan after the valley and original Reverend: Joplin. The town boomed; miners flowed into...


The Perfect Outdoor Space

Want to entertain your guests this summer but not impressed with your outdoor space? Not to worry, it can only take a few simple steps to take your yard from mediocre to magnificent. Try these HGTV inspired tips to awe your guests, and yourself: 

Make a Private Space Just like an inside room, an outdoor room needs some sort of structure to provide comfort. Great solutions to making a private space is a trellis or two, potted plants, sheer fabric hangings, or a reclaimed ladder...

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