How Much Does a Home Addition Cost in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs?

There comes a point at which rearranging furniture just doesn’t cut it. Whether your family is growing, you’re welcoming parents, in-laws, or adult children into your living space and you need an extra bathroom or bedroom, or you’re just trying..

Why Chicago’s Retirees are Remodeling the First Floor of their Home

Aging in Place If you’re a retiree planning for your new stage of life, you may want to consider investing in certain renovations to make your current home your forever home. It can be more cost-effective to remodel your first floor than to..

Should You Buy a Newly Remodeled Home or a Fixer Upper in Chicago?

If you’re looking to purchase a home in the Chicago area, your primary two options are a more expensive, move-in-ready home, or a more affordable fixer-upper. Both are good options for different circumstances, and in order to know which is the..

Patrick A. Finn, LTD. Named Qualified Remodelers Top 100

Each year, Qualified Remodeler names a list of Top 100 Remodelers in the Nation who exemplify customer satisfaction. They work in conjunction with Guild Quality, a third party survey company, to select contractors who have outstanding customer..

Remodeling Victorian Homes in Chicago - 3 Things to Consider

There are three primary reasons why remodeling a historic home is a completely different experience than remodeling a home built in the mid to late 1900s. These are the takeaways we’ve learned throughout our thirty years of creating hundreds of..

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13 Top Rated Private Schools in the Chicago Suburbs

If you’re a family looking to move to the Chicago area, we’ve got good news for you. A study conducted by WalletHub found that Illinois schools rank 15th nationally out of all 50 states. And of course, the closer you move to the Chicago area, the..

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Why Adding on a Master Suite May be Smarter than Buying a New Home

When you need more space, you essentially have two options: buying a new house or building on to your current home. Buying a new house may seem like the easier and faster solution, but there are several potentially less apparent benefits of..

Paint Colors Chicagoans are Obsessed with According to a Top Remodeler

There’s no doubt that popular paint colors come and go. But by the same token, when you find the perfect hue, a classic color is born and you have a go-to choice that remains ever relevant. These are the hues we’re spotlighting today: hues that..

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The Top 9 Things to Do to Save Money on Your Remodel

When you begin remodeling your whole home or a specific area within your home, you’ll be faced with myriad decisions on how and where to spend your money. The problem is, your options aren’t always clear beforehand. Have you ever heard a..

The Best Lakes & Beaches in Illinois

Many Chicago-area lakes and beaches that were closed over the winter are opening on Memorial Day weekend, and coming off of a long year of staying at home, outdoor recreation sounds more inviting than ever. Fortunately for Illinois residents, the..

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