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..
What A Split Level Home Is & Ideas for Your Chicago Home Remodel
Split-level homes tend to be less expensive than other types of homes because there is such a large inventory, and tend not to be as well understood as single- or two-story homes. This a creates an investment opportunity for the right family. Many..
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 you..
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 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 do..
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..