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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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 Many homes in the area feature outdated kitchens with antiquated appliances and layouts that don’t make efficient use of space.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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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 Built-Ins that Fit Your Space

 

The Banquette… Lots of Seating in a Little Space

 

Low on space but you need to accommodate ample seating in your dining area, instead of a table and chairs that require additional space to walk around, consider a built in banquette.  Because its slide in seating draws inspiration from a restaurant booth, the banquet offers additional seating in spaces you thought might be just a little too tight.  Place one in a corner, up against a wall, backing up to cabinets or create one as its own room divider to add functional seating and a custom design element in one. Read More