Common Sense Blog

The Perfect Place To Study

Summer is coming to an end, the kids are going back to school and it’s finally time to give them a space of their own to study and do homework. Read More

Upper Kitchen Cabinets or Open Shelves?

There are many decisions that go into a great kitchen remodel, and most kitchen planning starts with determining the right kitchen cabinetry. But what kitchen cabinetry style fits you and your home? Do we really have to have upper cabinets? And what about all these open shelves I’ve been seeing lately?  Read More

A Chicago Style Bungalow Reinvented

Charlie and Diane knew their kitchen desperately needed updating. It was too cramped, with little room to move around, entertain or prepare meals.  The dark, dingy colors in their Palatine kitchen gave the kitchen a very dated appearance, and the functionality had some serious shortcomings.   Read More

Outdoor Living Spaces; Which Type is Right for You?

Was your last family gathering too crowded?  Do you long to spend more time in that beautiful backyard enjoying fresh air?  It may be time to finally extend your living space with an Outdoor Living Space.  Read More

What Can An Addition Do For Your Home?

You bought that home in the heart of the community, close to transportation, shopping, and the quaint downtown that you love… but the house you really do love, is just a little too small!  The whole idea of a home like yours is all about LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Read More

What Makes a White Kitchen Work?

It seems that today everyone loves the crisp, clean feel of the white kitchen.  The use of white in every style of kitchen design continues to dominate kitchen design with the use of white cabinets, white tile, white sinks, white furniture, and well, white everything!  Read More

12 Easy Ways To Renovate Your Bathroom

Does your bathroom seem just a little too cramped? Is it outdated? Why not kill two birds with one stone and remodel it! Just a simple change can brighten up your whole space. Some new color, or new tile, or new vanity and make a world of difference in a bathroom. Read More

Empty Nester’s Ranch Renovation

The couple who embarked on this Lake Zurich Illinois home renovation spent years planning a move from Virginia to the rolling hills of Northern Illinois when their first grandchild was born.  Wanting to be closer to their grown children so they could enjoy their new role, they first embarked upon finding the right realtor and the right home.  Read More

Everything You Need For The Perfect Deck

Now is the perfect time to build that dream deck you have always wanted. As barbecue season ramps up, a deck is the perfect place for relaxing summer evenings with family and friends.   Read More

Spring Maintenance

Spring is finally here! It’s time to do some much needed organizing, cleaning and maintenance. Boost your curb appeal with a new mailbox or a renovate your front porch. This article will give you a few reminders on how to maintain your home now that it is finally warm again.  Read More

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