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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

Extend Your Summer with Indoor/Outdoor Living Spaces

Outdoor Spaces in Schaumburg

Screened porches and 3-4-season rooms are the perfect way to enjoy your backyard without giving up the comforts of being indoors. Enjoy a quiet, peaceful retreat where you can relax, entertain, Read More

Top 6 Deck Project Myths









The truth is that a properly built deck takes time. Even simple decks still require appropriate attention to design decisions, material selection, village permits and code inspections Read More

How To Optimize Your Home for Successful Ageing: Universal Design Trends for 2014


Over the decades, baby boomers have driven trends in every market they have encountered. As they move into their golden years, they are looking for ways to stay active and remain in their Read More

How To Bring Nature into Your New Kitchen and Bath


Today’s designers certainly draw their inspiration from many places in the world, however mother nature provides a deep well of ideas that work well for just about every Read More

Have You Seen Your Back Yard Lately?


More and more families are choosing to renovate the exterior of their home, specifically the “back yard” in order to take advantage of 1,000’s of square feet of “living space” right under Read More

Protect Your Investment Against Old Man Winter


Smart homeowners know that when the leaves start falling, it is the signal for preparing your home for the arrival of Old Man Winter. When it comes to caring for your deck, a little planning can Read More

Extend Your Summer with a Three Seasons Room!


The air has the crisp, smell of autumn and the yard is a spectacular explosion of color. What a perfect time to lengthen your time outdoors with the addition of a three seasons room. Bright and airy, this Read More

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