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Most Valuable Renovation Project: 2016 Cost vs. Value

Deck Addition in Palatine

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

How To Budget for Your Home Improvement Project

Home Improvement in Crystal Lake

You’re not sure when it happened, but at some point you fell out of love with your house. Maybe it was when your newborn baby arrived, or when your mother-in-law moved in to Read More

How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?

Bathroom Remodel in Elgin

If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom, you want to update the look, increase resale value, add functionality, amenities and storage or Read More

How Much Should Your New Kitchen Cost?

Costs of Kitchen Remodeling in Arlington Heights

So you’ve determined it’s finally the right time to renovate that old kitchen! You’ve collected pictures and ideas, browsed appliances and paint colors and have a little bit of 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

9 Tricks To Make Your Small Bathroom Look Fancier Than It Really Is

Small Bathroom Ideas in Lake in the Hills

Living a wealthy lifestyle doesn’t always mean spending lots of money. Many people wish they could remodel their bathrooms, but don’t want to spend money on a large bathroom remodeling Read More

8 Tips on Hiring a Professional Design Firm


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

8 Kitchen Renovation Questions


So you’ve decided it’s finally time for that new kitchen! Your kitchen appliances are 25 years old, your kitchen cabinets look old and that shelf keeps falling down! You feel your kitchen is Read More

How Prior Planning Can Actually Save You Money on Your Renovation


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

Who was Voted Best Value by Consumer’s Digest?


At Advance Design Studio, Ltd., we pride ourselves on working with the best craftsmen and the finest materials available to bring a consistent high quality product to our customers. Dura Supreme Read More

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