Common Sense Blog

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 Is it outdated?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

Common Sense Remodeling

Most homeowners get nervous when finally making the decision to remodel their home. Not only can remodeling be a significant financial investment, but when years of saving, dreaming and planning come together – renovating a home can be a very emotional process.  Read More

Where Is Grey Today?

Gray is the new neutral color. It’s modern, sleek, and clean. It can be the primary color of a room, or bring the room together as an accent. Gray works well with almost any color you can think of. Read More

Cost Vs. Value 2017

For the 30th year, Remodeling Magazine has released its Key Trends in the 2017 Cost vs. Value Report, working to give us unbiased 3rd party reporting on what it really costs to renovate the 29 most common projects across 99 markets nationwide.  Read More

ADS Celebrates 25 Years of Successful Remodeling

2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of Todd Jurs launching the company that has ultimately become Advance Design Studio.  On a Saturday night in February, nearly 70 guests made up of Advance Design staff and their spouses, as well as several top sub-contractors, vendors and ADS friends gathered at Pinecrest Golf Club in Huntley for a celebration Read More

Houzz Awards 2017

Advance Design has been honored with the “2017 Best of Houzz Service Award” for the third consecutive year, as well as the “2017 Best of Houzz Design Award” for exemplary design implementation. Read More

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