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Home Technology for Dummies

Home Automation in Barrington

Do you ever wonder how to get rid of the 4 remote controls in your living room? If you’re female, you’re probably wondering why there are four remote controls in your living room! If you’re Read More

5 Signs Its Time to Renovate

Home Remodeling in Sycamore

If you’re wondering if now is the right time to renovate, here are five points to consider.  The short answer is if your home’s functionality isn’t what you wish and you have the funds to Read More

Home Lighting Techniques that can Transform a Room

Kitchen Lighting in St. Charles

Lighting seems so commonplace that if it’s thought about at all in projects, it’s often an afterthought. Check out this great article from Houzz, and I’m sure you’ll Read More

Pulling Power: Clever Drawer Tactics for the Kitchen

Kitchen drawer solutions in Glenview

So I’m reading the #1 New York Times best-selling book called; The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Read More

The Case for Hidden Storage

Kitchen Storage in Sleepy Hollow

Whether you’re designing a kitchen, a bath, or a whole house, storage is a hot topic. Being sure to think about how your design incorporates the latest storage features is Read More

Hang Holiday Decor without Damaging Your Home

Hanging Holiday Decor in West Chicago

It’s that time of year again when we all become Martha Stewart decorating our homes for the Holidays! So whether you’re an old pro at this, or you’re like me perusing the Read More

His and Hers Lists: Preparing Your Home for Winter

Winter Preparation in McHenry

So I’ve created a starter list of the top things you could do this fall to prepare your home for the winter months. I call this a starter list, because I’m aware that there are more Read More

Tips for Installing a Television Over a Fireplace

Tv over Fireplace Installation in Union

In many living and family room designs, it might seem like the best place to install the flat screen television is above the fireplace. But before you do that, the Chimney Safety Institute of America advises Read More

10 Smart Ideas for Your Laundry Room Remodel

Laundry Room Remodeling ideas in Trout Valley

While kitchens command prime real estate and design attention in a home, in the Midwest the laundry room is often relegated to the basement or tucked between the small space left between the Read More

8 Things to Consider When Choosing Appliances for Your Kitchen

Kitchen Appliances in Naperville

You’re knee deep in thinking about your new kitchen design and you begin to realize how many decisions go into making your new kitchen everything you’ve been dreaming Read More

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