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..
Creating an Automated Home: Smart Technology for Your Chicago Home
Smart home technology is soon to become indispensable in home remodeling and design. From the bathroom and kitchen to the basement and backyard, smart home features bring convenience, energy efficiency, safety, and comfort to your life.
Home Renovation Ideas for your Barrington Equestrian Property
Barrington Hills is synonymous with “equestrian living”. It's Chicago’s well-known equestrian community with its rolling hills, trails, clubs, equestrian events, and gracious 5-acre lots of horse-friendly properties. Many folks have their own barns,..
Built In Benefits: Bookshelves and Home Office Built In Ideas for Chicago Homes
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 its own right, built-ins allow you to enjoy a fully..
How to Upgrade your Chicago Renovation with Elevated Design Details
The best thing about working with a design-build remodeling firm is the emphasis placed on the planning and design phase of the project. At Patrick A. Finn in the Chicago suburbs, we spend considerable time and effort helping our clients pick out..
What is Fit and Finish in Home Renovation, and Why Does it Matter?
Excellent design is all about the details. Every aspect of your project, from the textures, patterns, and lines to the use of space, form, and color should come together beautifully and functionally, from the floors to the roof. Everything should be..
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..
2020 Design Trends We Love
2019 has come and gone and 2020 is officially here! With the new year comes new trends and the continued rising of existing trends. If you hear the word ‘trend’ and worry about a home that looks great for a year, but quickly looks outdated, don’t..
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..