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When to do a Major Remodel vs Build New

” We bought a older home in a neighborhood we love, and it needs a lot of work. What make more sense, to remodel it with an addition, or tear it down and start over with a new home?” This is something we hear often. There is

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How to Prepare for a Home Remodeling Project

Some key things to think about to help you prepare for your home remodeling projects. *Scheduling- Remember timing is everything! Be sure to consider family events an celebrations as well as vacations and holidays. *Kitchen Remodels- Keep in mind that a kitchen remodel during the summer allows

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Everything is not always what it seems!

This is an interesting video pointing out some of the bad things that can happen in a home during construction, some areas that are never inspected or not always inspected well. Some of these can come back to haunt a homeowner later and can be very expensive

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Modern Kitchen Remodel

Modern Kitchen Remodel

Contemporary kitchens may be clean and simple but dull is not a word you will use for this kitchen. Everything in this kitchen reflects personality with a lot of the owners touch. The island offers seating and a wine fridge for when entertaining. The beam and post

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Using Barn Wood in your Home

Why choose barn wood for you new home or next remodeling project? It adds character and beauty to any surrounding and will definitely be the center of attention to any room, not to mention the strength and durability of the wood. Using reclaimed barn wood adds a

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Tips for building a Second Story Addition

Many people are wanting to stay in there home and are deciding to add an addition. Adding a Second Story Addition are very common, and typically the most cost effective addition in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin area. Below are a few things to consider when looking for

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2019 Trends

A Few  Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2019   Warm and Spicier Paint Colors  Warm paint colors go way beyond your usual beige and taupe. Think “bold warm” by choosing shades of red, rust , and copper. The picture features Sherwin Williams 2019 Wanderer Color 

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Vintage Designs are Making a Comeback

1- Vintage inspired Sinks Think about swapping out your existing faucet with a more low profile faucet and pair it with a vintage inspired sink. Plus, exposed pipes bring an airiness to the room. 2-Claw-foot Tubs These romantic throwback tubs have definitely reached luxury status. 3-Retro-Modern Wallpaper

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Tank vs Tankless Hot Water Heater

We often have customers ask about the difference about Tank to Tankless hot water heaters.  We are in favor of tankless, but it is not for everyone and this article is great at explaining it. https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/read-you-buy-tankless-water-heater    

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Granite vs. Quartz

Granite vs. Quartz

The most popular tops right now in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin seem to be Quartz and Granite. What are the differences of the two? Granite is a natural porous igneous rock containing mostly quartz and feldspar. Slabs are quarried from the earth. It can be polished

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