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  • Front Porch Food

    If you don’t have acres or even a lot of square footage to spare, you can still plant fruits and vegetables...

  • Bring Down Mosquitos With a Bat House

    It looks like a plain, brown box, but inside holds the most all-natural mosquito repellent available: bats....

  • Outdoor Spaces Overhaul

    We caught up with industry experts to get the quickest ways to update your outdoor space for summer soirees. Use...

  • Restore Your Floor

    Two local experts share their tips, tricks and trends for staining your own hardwood floors.

  • Inside Dr. Swann's Home

    Dr. Michael Swann’s home was renovated to create a space that reflects his family’s lifestyle: modern and fun.

  • Get Smart

    With products like Google Home and Amazon’s Echo growing in popularity, more 417-landers are looking to give...

  • Sweet Dreams

    These pint-size bed frames made by 417-lander Matt Grandt give bedtime an upgrade.

  • From Sole to Soul

    Dynamic Body’s mission is total body wellness, and it’s newest location in Springfield is designed to help...

  • Trending: Headstrong

    Collecting heads never looked so pretty. Grab these up to add personality to any space.

  • Make Your Garden Grow

    Spring planting has never been easier with this month-by-month guide to successful gardening.

  • Get Inspired: The Kail Home

    The Kail family in Ozark built a custom craftsman-style home in which every square inch is used with purpose.

  • Room to Relax

    The new location of Acacia Spa is more than triple the size of the old one and creates a destination spa–like...

  • Away With Ease

    Are you dreading taking down all of your holiday decor? The Scott family offers a few tips that can help you...

  • The New Rustic

    If you’re looking to add a subtle vintage, country influence to your home, rustic accessories work well when...

  • Going Green the Easy Way

    Talking about your home being energy efficient and taking the steps to make it so are two totally different...

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  • The Second Life of Christmas Trees

    Give back while getting rid of your Christmas tree by participating in one of several tree recycling programs...

  • Artful Trimmings

    As you start to trim your tree this year, forget the big department stores and think local because 417-land is...

  • Twinkling Lights

    Don’t let the chore of untangling your outdoor Christmas lights steal your holiday joy. Hire a professional to...

  • Wooden Wares

    As you reach for gourds, pumpkins and mums for tablescapes, why not incorporate some wood? There are woodworkers...

  • Don’t Leave Them Be

    This fall, don’t let leaves destroy your yard. These pros are here to help.

  • Blades of Glory

    Help your lawn beat the heat with these tips from local landscaping pros.

  • Pool School

    Before you take the plunge and spend your hard-earned dollars on a pool, make sure you know what you’re...

  • Better than Blooms

    Think beyond flowers and master your garden, even if you lack a green thumb, with easy-to-care-for succulents.

  • Outdoor Overhaul

    Make outdoor living even more comfortable than indoor lounging this summer with these products.

  • Flower Power

    Get outside and enjoy Missouri’s showiest season. With several months of vibrant blooms, 417-land’s...

  • Pop of Paint

    The hottest paint trend for 2016 is white, with other cool shades and even a few bold choices also trending....

  • Home Theater Trends

    This year brings tons of trends for your home theater, and we rounded up the best ones. Use them to create your...

  • Old Furniture, New Life

    Just because your favorite furniture doesn’t fit your current style doesn’t mean it has to go to the...

  • Make Your Home Your Own

    Devoting the time and energy to a project to transform the roof over your head can be strenuous—especially if...

  • Incorporate Antiques into Your Decor

    Want to add a little antique personality to your not-so-antique decor? We talked to local shop owners who have...

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  • Build a House You'll Love

    Everyone dreams of building their own custom home, but not many people know where to begin. And that’s where...

  • Lakeside Living

    If you live in southwest Missouri, you know that nothing says relaxation more than a trip to the lake.

  • 2014 Homes of the Year

    From a stately English Manor to a home boasting a plethora of Old-World flare, these homes are among the most...

  • The Culinary Guide

    Are you ready to become the master of your own kitchen? If your answer is yes, you’re in luck.

  • 2014 Design Awards

    Take a look at the winning designers’ projects, and be inspired to plan your own dream-worthy space.

  • Outdoor Spaces 2014

    Every year, just when we’re all about ready to kick the long, cold 417-land winter to the curb, we dedicate...

  • Best Makeovers and Remodels
  • The 2013 Design Awards

    When it comes to interior design, these are the best of the best. Ready to be inspired? Read on, and enjoy.

  • Outdoor Spaces 2013

    Decorating a home is often about bringing the outside in, but when you’re designing a luxurious outdoor space,...

  • 417 Home Design Awards 2012

    Meet the winning designers of the 2012 417 Home Design Awards.

  • Outdoor Spaces 2012

    Geoff Stanczyk and Tony Hawn’s gorgeous outdoor space features layered English gardens, beautiful dining and...

  • Best Kitchens

    Style and sophistication merge with top-of-the-line appliances and drool-worthy features inside eight of...

  • Outdoor Spaces 2011

    Gorgeous landscaping, pools, hot tubs, outdoor kitchens and fire pits are all components of some of the...

  • 2010 Interior Design Awards

    Some of these home and commercial design trends are new to 417-land. Others are tried-and-true favorites. Find...

  • The Garden Collection: 2010

    Catch a glimpse of three of the most gorgeous, one-of-a-kind outdoor spaces in southwest Missouri, and get a...

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  1. Heroin Hits Home
    Heroin use in Springfield has moved from being an almost nonexistent problem to a full-blown...
  2. Fresh Catch
    Missouri isn’t a coastal community, but there’s no need to be crabby: Despite being...
  3. Best Dressed 2017
    This year’s Best Dressed class started with nominations from readers like you. There are suits...
  4. 16 Great Trails
    The Ozarks are a wonderland of trails, both hidden and super-accessible. All you have to do is...
  5. Try It: Wilder's Steakhouse
    Joplin’s oldest restaurant offers up a fascinating history, well-crafted classic dishes and an...
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