Kitchen Features: The Beverage Station

Kitchen remodels are full of essential decisions. What accessories should you include in your cabinets? How big should your island be? What kind of appliances should you choose? The list goes on and on. Today we are focusing on a kitchen feature that many people love to plan out in their kitchen- the beverage station! 

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Your Kitchen Backsplash Guide

With new tile on the market every day, it can be difficult to find the perfect backsplash for your kitchen remodel. When choosing your kitchen backsplash, you’ll want to consider durability, style, size and what budget you’re willing to allocate to the backsplash. While there is a myriad to choose from, below are some of our clients’ favorites. 

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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 Even if your home was recently built, additions to your family, an unexpected need, or outdated appliances may force you to reconsider the limitations of your current space.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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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 Many homes in the area feature outdated kitchens with antiquated appliances and layouts that don’t make efficient use of space.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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What a Year!

As we begin 2017, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on the past year. 2016 had been a great year for all of us at Patrick A. Finn, Ltd.

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Another Win at the Home Builders Association Key Awards!

Since 2011 we have entered for the Key Awards from the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago. We are proud to say that we have come back with awards every year! This year put us at a total of 22 Key Awards in the last five years. 

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Open Concept?

Even without expanding your kitchen, updating the layout, style and design can make a big difference. Opening a wall or increasing the doorway between your kitchen and adjacent rooms helps create the feel of a larger space.

We have all heard this buzz word “open concept” and many family kitchens are heading in this direction.  But is it for you?  For some of us the thought that the entire world will be able to catch a first glance into the room that gets more action than any other space in the house is frightening. But for others it is a great way to keep that promise of having “eyes in the back of your head” being able to cook while you assist with homework and attempt that food network recipe for dinner!

Think about your priorities: how many people will be cooking and gathering? Could you use your adjacent living room or dining room as an extension of the kitchen? Possibly forgo the formal dining room and convert it into informal dinning with homework stations? Would you benefit from having an island where you can do your prep work and also double as a serving area? These changes can help make your life much easier as you attempt to integrate many tasks into one central location. Read More


Custom Tile Designs

Tile is used in so many places in your home, the floors, the kitchen back-splash, the shower, the bathtub, the walls.  So it offers a very important design element that can shape the style and visual appeal of your home.  There are many different types of tile and ways to incorporate them into your home.

Tile can add just the right amount of detail and color to your home.  It can be used to add bold punches of color, a mix of colors in a coordinating palate, or add simple accents with minimal color through texture, finish and size.

Tile comes in many forms: ceramic, porcelain, glass, natural stone, glazed, etc, as well as many colors, textures, and finishes, so your choices may seem overwhelming at times.  The best way to start out is to determine the style you want in your space and how many different colors, textures, types and sizes of tile you want to incorporate into your design to achieve that end result. Read More