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Pros & Cons of Open Floor Plans

Open concept design has been trending for years now. Many people like the idea of making their home feel more like a gathering space. While open concept floor plans continue to trend in our area, you’ll want to consider the pros and cons before..

Kitchen Design: The Working Triangle

The working triangle, or golden triangle, are buzzwords in the remodeling community and for good reason. But what exactly does working triangle mean and why does it matter to you? The term working triangle refers to the ideal layout of your sink,..

8 Ideas for Integrating European Styling into Your Home

Given the beauty and history of the “old continent,” it’s no wonder homeowners here in Chicagoland want to replicate the elegance and richness of European home designs. Whether it’s Ireland, France, Italy, or England, European design styles come..

Let's Talk Tile Trends

Tile can easily be overlooked in a remodel, but if your space is properly designed your tile should pull your whole design together. With pressure like that, how do you choose the right tile for your space? We’ll review some popular tile trends,..

Adding Architectural Interest to Your Home's Exterior

We previously wrote about how to add architectural interest to your home’s interior, so now we’d like to share some of our favorite tips on how to add architectural interest to your home’s exterior. Sometimes when one buys a home, it has a lot of..

Adding Architectural Interest to Your Home's Interior

No one wants a ‘cookie cutter’ or ‘builder grade’ home. Our homes are something we work hard for and we want them to be a reflection of ourselves. However, this reflection doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time to make your house feel like home...

How to Make Your Dream Home a Reality

Everyone has a dream home. It could feature a farmhouse style kitchen with modern appliances, or a lounge with the latest television and beautiful hardwood floors. While everyone may have an idea in their head of how it should look and feel, how..

5 Knockout Design Ideas for Ceiling Treatments

5 Knockout Design Ideas for Ceiling Treatments Known as the fifth wall, a well-decorated ceiling has the power to elevate the design of any room. And while many people often overlook this blank canvas within their homes and offices, there are..

Things to consider when buying an older home

When buying an older home one needs to make sure that the electrical wiring has been updated to conduit and it’s not cloth wrapped wiring as this can and does break down over time and can lead to house fires. The other thing to watch out for is to..

How to use Houzz.com

Are you a follower on Houzz.com? You may be familiar with Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, but did you know that Houzz.com gives you direct access to pre-filtered design tools. Whether you are looking for ideas for a new house or for updating your..