Our Favorite Aging in Place Features

At Patrick A. Finn, we believe that people are able to live happier and healthier when living independently. Not only will it allow you to retain your own lifestyle in a home you love, but it lets you live somewhere you feel proud of.

In this month’s post, we’ll take a look at the best way to take advantage of an independent lifestyle as you get older – aging in place remodels.

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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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9 Home Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

Getting started on a home remodeling project for your Chicago-area home? With so many online resources available, and so many opinions offered by family and friends, knowing where to start can be difficult. It can also be easy to make unfortunate remodeling mistakes.

In this month’s post, we’ll go over common remodeling mistakes to avoid when getting started on your home 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 Even if your home was recently built, additions to your family, an unexpected need, or outdated appliances may force you to reconsider the limitations of your current space.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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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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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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Spring Remodeling Projects that will Add Value to your Home

It may be hard to imagine but the spring season has begun and many homeowners have been waiting to begin home remodeling projects that they have been thinking about all winter.  The spring is the start of the busiest season for remodeling contractors because it is the perfect time to complete outdoor remodeling projects as well as indoor projects that have been on your to-do list.  Many home remodeling projects that are most commonly done in the spring will increase the value of your home while also adding beauty and comfort that you can enjoy all season long.

The following are popular spring remodeling projects that will add value to your home.

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Top 10 Questions to Ask a Contractor before Making the Hire

Home remodeling projects are intensive endeavors that require a fair amount of planning, building, inspections, and the obtaining of the right building permits.  Due to the intensity of these projects, many homeowners hire a contractor to help with the planning and handle the building process including getting the necessary building permits.  Hiring a contractor should not be taken lightly however because home remodeling projects require so much work that is usually beyond the understanding of the homeowner, making it easy for a contractor to take advantage.  It is wise to do some research into the price ranges of different home contractors before talking to anyone and when you do meet with remodeling contractors, you should ask questions to understand their procedure and quality of work.

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Home Additions Can Help Expanding and Multi-Generation Families Remain in Their Homes

When people decide to start a family, buying a home is one of the first actions they take if they do not own a home already. This means that a family usually finds a home either before they have children or while their families are quite young and they may not anticipate how large their family will grow at the time they buy the house. Sometimes homes can contain multi-generation families as well which may not have been the plan when the home was originally bought. If a family starts to outgrow a home that they have been in for years, uprooting your family to move to a bigger house can be a hassle and quite expensive, not to mention somewhat emotional if there is an attachment to the house. In many cases, home additions can be a much better and more affordable option.

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