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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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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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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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Custom Bookcases

Custom Bookcases

Custom Build Bookcase This bookcase was custom built by Modern Contractors, Inc.  It was built offsite and installation and customization was finalized onsite.  A simple panel molding was applied to the doors to help give that final look the customer wanted.  Crown molding sets off this elegant traditional look.  You can view more of

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