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4 Major Benefits of Design and Build

Design and Build Remodeling in Woodstock

Turn on the TV to watch any of the current programs about home remodeling, and you’re bound to see a remodeling project gone bad.  Or, just talk to your neighbor or a friend, and I’ll bet you’re Read More

Most Valuable Renovation Project: 2016 Cost vs. Value

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When weighing the pros and cons of different home remodeling projects, it’s easy to get swept up in images of gleaming marble countertops, expansive outdoor patios and peaceful Read More

6 Benefits of Radiant Heat

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Homeowners living in cold climates accept drafty rooms, the sound of their home furnaces cycling on and off, and the discomfort of cold feet during the winter months as normal. However, more and more Read More

The Best Reasons to Remodel. 2015 Cost vs. Value Report

Remodeling Cost vs Value in Algonquin

The 2015 Remodeling magazine Cost vs. Value report released last week showed a national average resale value of 62% ROI (return on investment) averaging 36 typical remodeling Read More

8 Tips on Hiring a Professional Design Firm

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You’ve contemplated renovating your home for many years; you’ve looked at magazines, shopped for appliances, and dreamed about a transformation. Now it’s time; the kids are out of the Read More

Is Gray the New Beige? Using Popular Colors in Your Design

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White & Gray is IN: If you haven’t noticed yet when shopping these days for clothing, housewares, or even a new car – gray is IN. And with it, White has taken over in the Kitchen and Bath world as Read More

Have You Seen Your Back Yard Lately?

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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

How Prior Planning Can Actually Save You Money on Your Renovation

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For most homeowners, their home remains their biggest investment and remodeling can be a major undertaking of both time and resources. Economic analysts recognize a Read More

Best Options to Finance Your Renovation

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Has your family gotten larger? Do you have too little storage space in your kitchen? Does your bathroom make you dread your morning routine? Are you tired of the quirkiness of your cabinets? Is your Read More

How to Hire the Right Contractor for Your Project

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Perhaps the most important decision you will make, after deciding to remodel, is who to hire to help with the project. Choosing a professional whose experience and skills match the Read More

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