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First Suburbs Coalition Idea Book

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Remodeling Idea Book Now Available

First SuburbsThinking about expanding or remodeling your home but don’t know where to begin? The Mid-America Regional Council’s First Suburbs Coalition Idea Book is a great place to start.

The First Suburbs Coalition Idea Book examines four of the most common housing types found in first suburbs, including Prairie Village – Ranch, Split Level, Two Story, and Cape Cod — and provides dozens of ideas for appropriate ways to update and make additions to them. The 40-page, folio-sized book offers color illustrations of each design and the elements which can be renovated or added.

The book also addresses windows, doors and garages as well as other basics of exterior appearance. Considerations such as energy efficiency, financing and universal design are also discussed in the book along with a section of guidelines for selecting and working with reliable contractors.

View the book online here.

To learn more about the First Suburbs Coalition, visit or call the Mid-America Regional Council at 816-474-4240 for more information.