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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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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Home Remodeling Trends We Love

There are so many ways to remodel your home. With new remodeling 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 trends. In addition to being beautiful for modern homes, we also think these trends are here to stay.
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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 you make your dream a reality?

At Patrick A. Finn, we love helping our clients achieve the home they’ve always dreamed of. We’d like to help everyone reach this life achievement, and so for this month’s blog post we’ll go over what you can do to live in the home of your dreams!

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Our Favorite Luxury Kitchen Features

Today’s luxury kitchen features combine function and beauty to create breathtaking results. Not only do they look great, but they’ll give you the resources to be a home chef, make your family more comfortable, and much more.

In this month’s post, we’ll go over some of our favorite appliances, materials, and layout designs for a beautiful luxury kitchen remodel.

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8 Reasons to Add On to Your Home

No matter how much you love your home, there are always ways to improve your space by adding onto your house. Even if your home was recently built, additions to your family, an unexpected need, or outdated appliances may force you to reconsider the limitations of your current space.

In this month’s post, we’ll go over 8 common reasons for adding onto your home to improve your life (and often the value of your home, too).

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Kitchen Organization: Remodeling & Cabinet Accessories

Life happens in the kitchen. Not only is it the place where we prepare our food, but it is often the place where everyone tends to gather. And while the saying goes, ” the more the merrier”, if a lack of storage space clutters your kitchen, added people can make it feel stressful and crowded very quickly. Kitchen organization with the use of cabinet accessories will make the kitchen somewhere you want people to gather.

Remodeling with functionality and ample storage in mind can make the kitchen relaxing and inviting. This clean, peaceful feeling can be achieved rather easily when you consider adding cabinet accessories to your kitchen remodel. Here are some of our clients’ favorites.

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How to Plan a Kitchen Remodel

Even if you love your home, you may not love your kitchen. That’s why kitchen remodels are among the most common remodeling projects undertaken by homeowners in the Northwest Suburbs. Many homes in the area feature outdated kitchens with antiquated appliances and layouts that don’t make efficient use of space. Additionally, kitchens in older homes aren’t designed with the needs of modern families in mind.

In today’s post, we’ll help you understand how to plan a kitchen remodel. We’ll share a few of the best practices we’ve learned over the years. We’ll also help you avoid common mistakes that homeowners make when undertaking a major home remodeling project.

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7 Things to Consider When Renovating a Historic Home

There’s something magical about living in a historic home. Whether it’s intricate trim work or built-in bookcases, older properties often have certain charming details you simply won’t find in modern homes.

Renovating a historic home is an exciting process, but it can also be stressful without proper planning.

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15 Questions to Ask Home Remodelers Before Hiring

Remodeling your home is an exciting time. There is so much to do and so many things to think about. But before you jump right into hiring remodeling professionals, make sure you’re working with the right ones.

Choosing the right remodeling professionals can be the difference between your dream home and a nightmare. You’ve probably heard horror stories about remodeling projects gone terribly wrong due to unqualified and unprofessional contractors. Don’t let this happen to you!

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