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 from interesting cultures with robust design heritages.
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.
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.
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 Even if your home was recently built, additions to your family, an unexpected need, or outdated appliances may force you to reconsider the limitations of your current space.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).
￼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!
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.
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.