Barb Banman

RE/MAX Associates of Topeka

5815 SW 29th
Topeka, KS 66614


Cell: 785-221-4246   
Phone: 785-273-1100 (105)
Fax: 785-380-5022

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Kitchen Island Controversy: Do You Love It or ... Hate It? It's a must-have in many a kitchen renovation, but one writer can't stand her island—especially at the holidays. more...

6 Fast Fixes for a Living Room That's an Embarrassment -- Guests are on the way, and you're not sure you can welcome them properly. Don't worry, we've got you covered. more...

Selling Your Home? Don't Pause for the Holidays You might be tempted to take your home off the market—or hold off on listing it—until after the new year. Don't! more...

Phantasmic Properties? 5 Ghost Towns Available for Brave Buyers more...

Why Are Home Sales Falling? What Buyers and Sellers Should Know more...

President Trump's New White House Painting Is Hiding a Surprising 'Feminist Message' . . . more...

9 Design Tricks for a Home Office That Will Make You Instantly More Productive - Working from home seems like the dream. So much freedom! But there are also distractions galore. Try these tips for designing an ultraproductive home office space. more...

Should You Paint That Exposed Brick? Ask Yourself These Questions First - Ruminating over whether or not to paint the exposed brick wall in your home? The following questions will help make your decision a little easier. more...

Down the Drain: 7 Feng Shui Mistakes You’re Making in the Bathroom - Is your bathroom sucking all the good energy out of your home? Restore the balance by fixing these seven feng shui faux pas—fast. more...

The Best Time to Buy a TV, Mattress, and Everything for Your Home. When is the best time to buy a TV, mattress, refrigerator, and other basics for your home? Timing your purchase can save hundreds of dollars... July 12, 2018 more...

The Most Common Mistakes Swimming Pool Owners Make—and How to Avoid Them. Well-meaning homeowners might be doing more harm than good when it comes to maintaining their pools. Here’s a breakdown of their most frequent mistakes... July 11, 2018 more...

It's Eclectic! The Easy New Way to Decorate If You Like to Break the Rules. Eclectic decor might allow you to break some rules, but it isn’t a totally lawless design scheme. Read on for how to make it work in your home—without veering into tacky territory... July 12, 2018 more...

7 Backyard Greenhouse Ideas Just in Time for Growing Season - Attention At-home gardeners: If you’re considering taking your herbaceous hobby to the next level, these backyard greenhouse ideas are for you. more...

Does Your House Have Foundation Problems? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions - Whether you're a homeowner or just sizing up a specific home to buy, ... more...

The Year’s 7 Hottest Living Room Design Trends Are Making Us Feel Alive Again Goodbye, gallery walls and industrial decor! New design trends are finally emerging in ... more...

Forever Cities: The Best Places to Enjoy Your Golden Years. Moving is such a drag—and it gets worse as you get older. ... more...

9 Kitchen Items Designers Really Wish You Wouldn’t Buy. Designers know the best looks for your kitchen, so heed their warnings before ... more...

How to Declutter Your Living Room So It Isn’t a Mortifying Mess 2018-01-09 Learning how to declutter takes discipline, but no space in your home is ... more...

8 Clever Candle Decorating Ideas That Don't Cost a Thing Candle decorating ideas don’t have to be pricey to look nice. Here are some ways to glam up those votives that cost very little or nothing at all. more...

10 Hosting No-Nos That Drive Your Houseguests Nuts! Hosting this holiday season? While we all love to complain about houseguest foibles—the friend who cleans out your fridge, the aunt who leaves the lights on all night more...

7 Knockout Homes With Deluxe Kitchens on the Market This holiday season, we have the right ingredients with these seven homes currently on the market, all with the most tempting luxury kitchens. more...

The Tweet That Pushed Chip Gaines to Quit 'Fixer Upper' 2017-10-16 Chip Gaines, star of "Fixer Upper," has just released his new book. In "... more...

Your Home's Most Mysterious Noises—Should You Be Afraid? An auditory guide to all that creaks and hums around the house, what they mean, and what to do to shut these sounds down so they don’t drive you nuts. October 9, 2017 more...

6 Halloween Decorations Your Neighbors Hate More Than Life Itself Have you noticed your neighbor glowering at your screaming animated skeleton? Here are six Halloween decorations homeowners hate—and why. October 13, 2017 more...

How to stay warm this winter without turning up the heat more...

Would you like to know which home rennovations add value? more...

Don't sink money into the wrong upgrades . . . more...

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