Shhh! Top Secrets about Remodeling Your Kitchen that Only Contractors Know

At Patrick A. Finn, we believe the best kitchen remodels are achieved when both contractor and client are on the same page. Unfortunately, there are many important remodeling tidbits that, while common knowledge among contractors, are not widely understood by homeowners.

So today, we’re sharing some kitchen remodeling “secrets” that more people need to know. This information will help ensure you choose the best person for the job, avoid wasting money, and end up with the kitchen of your dreams.

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How to Improve Your Home’s Outdoor Living Space

One of our favorite ways to improve the overall livability of a home is through an improvement in its outdoor living space.

Particularly here in the Chicagoland area, it can be hard to find time to spend time outside during the autumn, winter, and spring. Developing your outdoor living space makes the most of your time outside, or extends the time you can spend enjoying the outdoors (in the case of a 3 or 4 season room).

In this month’s post, we’ll take a look at the best way to improve your home’s outdoor living space.

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What to Remodel Before Selling Your Home

“Fixer-upper” is one word you don’t want your house referred to during the home selling process. Unfortunately, any out-of-date rooms in your home could lead to your house receiving this label as you attempt to sell it.

In this month’s post, we’ll take a look at renovations to make before selling your home to avoid the dreaded “fixer-upper” label.

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Benefits of Built-In Bookshelves and Other Home Built-Ins

Built-ins are a great way to integrate storage and furniture into your Chicago home design. In addition to utilizing unused space, keeping your home safer, and being high-quality furniture in their own right, built-ins allow you to enjoy a fully integrated home design.

At Patrick A Finn, we love integrating built-in features into our Chicago area home remodeling projects. In this month’s blog post, we’ll outline the benefits of built-in storage and furniture. We’ll also take a look at some of our favorite home built-in features.

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Thinking About a Home Remodel? Read Our Home Remodeling Tips!

Considering a home remodeling project for your Chicagoland home? Renovation projects are a great way increasing the value of your investment and tailor your space to your lifestyle at the same time.

In this post, we’ve compiled some tips for those considering a home remodeling project. Questions about any of our tips? Let us know by contacting us!

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How to Make Your Town’s History Part of Your Home Design

Are you planning a remodel of your historic home? While modern conveniences, appliances, and amenities can help you enjoy your home, don’t be afraid to look to the past for inspiration. The Chicago suburbs have a rich and fascinating history. In today’s post we’ll help you learn how to make your town’s history part of your home design. You might be surprised by how much our area has to offer!

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8 Timeless Ways To Improve Your Home

Every homeowner should always be considering ways to improve their home. Whether the projects are small or big, tailoring your dwelling into a space that reflects the needs of your lifestyle will add value and increase your enjoyment in your house.

In this post we’ll review timeless ways to improve your home. Questions on anything you read here? Contact us and let us know!

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How to Find Your Style and Incorporate it into Your Home

Everyone’s got a favorite style. But how do you incorporate that style into your home in a way that is realistic, functional, and beautiful? You may know what you like, but describing what you like in a way that lets you incorporate it into your home is a different story.

In this month’s post, we’ll go over how to find your style and ways to describe it so you can incorporate it into your home. We’ll touch on different interior design styles, ways to find inspiration, and how to integrate these concepts into your home.

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Home Remodeling Trends We Love

There are so many ways to remodel your home. With new trends coming in and out of style every year, it can be hard to know which ones you want for your Chicago area home. How do you strike a balance between a home that’s modern and cutting edge, yet one that still has a classic and timeless look?

For this month’s blog post, we’re going to take a look at some of our favorite remodeling trends. In addition to being beautiful for modern homes, we also think these trends are here to stay.
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Our Favorite Aging in Place Features

At Patrick A. Finn, we believe that people are able to live happier and healthier when living independently. Not only will it allow you to retain your own lifestyle in a home you love, but it lets you live somewhere you feel proud of.

In this month’s post, we’ll take a look at the best way to take advantage of an independent lifestyle as you get older – aging in place remodels.

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