Plumb Place one of Emporia’s largest homes is ready for holidays

Plumb Place one of Emporia’s largest homes is ready for holidays

The Plumb Place Board has been talking about decorating the front of our house for the past several years. As the board president I am happy to report we did it! It is gorgeous!! We could not have done it though without the help of these fine people: Gerald Gosser, Joni Stiner from Frilly Freckles, Josh Woolhiser, Judy Gosser, Karen Molina, Lance Davis from Curb Side Flowers, Mark Shook from Waters True Value, Plumb Place Board of Directors, and Vicki Stiner from Frilly Freckles.

Our inspiration…

It is gorgeous!! (Find more photos here on our Facebook page)

Here’s a little history about Plumb Place
Built in the 1870’s, Plumb Place was the family home of Emporia founding father Preston Plumb. Preston became a U.S. Senator and while he spent most of his time in Washington D.C., Mrs. Plumb kept the home and children while becoming active with issues pertaining to women. Senator Plumb died in the early 1890’s while in office. Mrs. Plumb oversaw the massive remodel of the home; adding the pillars to the front of the home and also adding a third floor ballroom.

When Mrs. Plumb died in 1920, the Plumb heirs thought it would be appropriate to donate their family home to the YWCA to be used as a home for women. The family also donated $20,000 to move the carriage house forward and convert the space into sleeping rooms. Since Plumb Place opened its doors in 1921, it has remained a refuge for women.

Sherwin-Williams Introduces 2018 Color of the Year

Sherwin-Williams Introduces 2018 Color of the Year

Sherwin-Williams introduces 2018 Color of the Year: Oceanside SW 6496. Oceanside makes finishes and furnishings pop. Oceanside, bridges together a harmonious balance of blues and greens which can be found in what is old and new. The blue color evokes a multitude of moods and associations depending on hue, shade and application. Despite this variety, blues are universally perceived as intelligent, honest and interesting, making blue the most beloved color worldwide.

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Why Whole House Rewiring

Why Whole House Rewiring

Whole house rewiring is a large project which is becoming more necessary in Emporia, Kansas and surrounding areas. Today’s electronics demand more power our older homes no longer can handle that demand making it more dangerous, rewiring your whole house is the best way to make sure that you, your family, and pets are safe. We recommend hiring an experienced electrician to make sure your house is up to code, and you are able to use all of your gadgets that you want at anytime.

Lack of Outlets

Because older homes have few electrical outlets which can be challenging. Having only one outlet per room can really become a huge pain. While new constructed houses have an outlet every six to eight feet, old ones don’t unless they have been rewired.

House Age

Even some homes built over thirty five years ago are not able to keep up with current electrical demands with our modern day electronics. Therefore, a local electrician can check your wiring and let you know if your home requires an electrical upgrade.

Electronic Malfunctions

Sometimes stress from your appliances is too much for your wiring to handle. Are your lights flickering regularly, that too means you might be dealing with power surges.

Increase Value

Getting ready to sell your home?? Rewiring the house can be a great way to increase home value. Because too many sellers lose money when their old house has crappy wiring. You can help increase the market value and make sure that the house is as safe as possible for the new owners.

Do not look at your house rewiring as an expense, it is an investment keeping you and your loved ones safe.  So call an electrical expert in Emporia, KS and find out how they can easily bring your house up to code.

Disc Golf Course Opening in Coffey County Kansas

Disc Golf Course Opening in Coffey County Kansas

This 18 hole disc golf course professionally designed by Eric McCabe with Dynamic Discs will be opening in Coffey County Kansas this year. The new course will be located on the property of John Redmond which is just Southwest of the City of Lakes (New Strawn, Kansas).

The disc golf course will be located 11 miles South of Exit 155 off Interstate 35, on U.S. Highway 75. 60 miles South of Topeka via U.S. Highway 75. 110 miles southwest of Kansas City via Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 75. 40 miles southeast of Emporia via Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 75.

People and families move to different cities and towns for all sort of reasons. If you are looking for something different and you are ready to leave your large City, then Coffey County might just be your next move. Your adventure awaits come explore Coffey County.

Of course don’t forget Stiner Real Estate for all of your commercial and residential real estate needs. There are plenty of homes for sale in Burlington, Kansas and a dozen of homes for sale in New Strawn, Kansas.