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How To Successfully Budget For A Home Renovation In The Greater Chicago Area

Learn how to budget for a home renovation in the greater Chicago area and make informed decisions about your project. Understand the factors that affect costs and ensure you have a comprehensive plan in place.


10 Restaurants in Arlington Heights Perfect for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is the perfect day to treat your special someone to dinner. Discover Patrick A. Finn, a local general contractor's favorite restaurants in Arlington Heights, IL.

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5 Stunning Details in this Deer Park Basement Remodel

Basements can sometimes feel dark, damp, and claustrophobic. This transformative basement remodel feels exactly the opposite- here are 5 stunning details!


How Much Does a Basement Remodel Cost in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs? [2023]

Ready to increase your home value and square footage? Discover how much your basement remodel could cost in Chicago's northwest suburbs in this blog post!

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How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs? [2023]

How Much Will You Spend on Your Bathroom Remodel? Discover the Costs in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs, Including Barrington, Arlington Heights, and More.

How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs?

How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs? [2023]

The cost of a kitchen remodel in Chicago’s northwest suburbs varies depending on a variety of factors. Get an estimate based on your needs and budget here:

How Much Does a New Home Cost in Chicago?

How Much Does a New Home Cost in Chicago? [2023]

Ready to Build Your Forever Home From the Ground Up? Trust Local Custom Home Builder Patrick A. Finn for Your Big Investment in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs

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The Best Winter Getaways Near Chicago

Eager for a change of scenery and a little adventure? Illinois offers plenty of opportunities for safe, local winter getaways for your enjoyment!


A Guide to Commuting to Chicago from the Arlington Heights & Barrington Areas

Here's a simple guide to commuting to Chicago or a similar location from Arlington Heights, Barrington, and the surrounding areas. Enjoy!

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Home Renovation Ideas for your Barrington Equestrian Property

As the Barrington, Illinois area is synonymous with equestrianism, it's a smart idea to remodel your home to accommodate this lifestyle.

Arlington Heights Restaurants

7 Best Arlington Heights Restaurants to Try This Summer According to Local Family

If you live in Arlington Heights or visiting, they have some of the best restaurants that you need to check out! Learn some of the best 7 restaurants.

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Top 6 Paint Colors Chicago Homeowners Love According to a Top Remodeler

If you're looking for the best cabinet colors to include in your Chicago home renovation, whether it be your kitchen or bathroom, these are the top colors!

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Top 10 Gorgeous Lakes & Beaches Near Chicago

Explore the stunning lakes and beaches near Chicago with our curated list. Plus, uncover the key to transforming your home with our step-by-step renovation guide.

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Autumn Vibes: Decorating Your Chicago Porch for Fall

The most colorful and beautiful season is here. Decorate your porch for the season with these 10 different ideas!

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

Planning for your next stage in life? You may want to consider investing in certain renovations to make your current home your forever home.

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

There are essentially only a few options when looking at buying a home: buy a newly remodeled home or a fixer-upper, which should you choose?


Remodeling Victorian Homes in Chicago - 3 Things to Consider

There are three primary reasons that remodeling a historic home is a completely different experience than remodeling a home built in the mid to late 1900s.

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13 Top Rated Private Schools in the Chicago Suburbs

Chicago’s suburbs are home to many high-quality private schools for children of all ages, from pre-kindergarten to high school and beyond - let's take a look at some!

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13 Best Country Clubs & Golf Courses in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs to Live Nearby

Discover the top 13 golf clubs and courses in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs. Combine your love for golf with a custom-built home in this beautiful area.

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The Best Spring Getaways in Illinois

Illinois boasts many outdoor, safe attractions that allow you to explore something new so we compiled a list to help make your spring vacation a success! by Patrick A Finn of Chicago

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Why People Are Moving to the Suburbs from Chicago

Wondering why people are moving to the suburbs? These six reasons indicate why people are drawn to smaller cities from areas like Chicago. by Patrick A. Finn, local Chicago area home builder.

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9 Home Office Ideas for Working Remotely in the Chicago Area

For many, remote work has become the new normal. If you'd like to create a functional office space in your Chicago area home, these tips are for you!

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2020 Flooring Trends in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs

Today we're discussing popular flooring trends to help you find the best choice for your home.

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

Looking to make your town’s history part of your home remodel? Read our guide to learn how to integrate historical elements into your home renovation.

5 Easy Labor Day Projects for Palatine

Homeowners in Palatine, IL should take this opportunity to take care of these Labor Day home improvements to prepare their homes for the fall and winter.