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

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

ADS Wins Kitchen Design Award

We know a lot of you who read our posts love reading about design tips, seeing beautiful projects, and getting heads up on industry information.  We recently found out that one of our most Read More

Is Your Drinking Water Safe?

Purified vs. Filtered Water in Deerfield

So you’re remodeling your home, maybe doing a kitchen or master bath renovation…did you ever stop and think about your water? The very water you cook with, drink, and bathe in can have a major Read More

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

Grandma’s Perfect Summer Kitchen

White & Black Kitchen in Barrington

Just in time for the country’s Birthday, this Star-Spangled kitchen right in the heart of Barrington produced fireworks for this local family’s celebration.  Check out the full photo portfolio here Read More

What’s Trending NOW in Cabinetry Design?

Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry in Barrington

The past few years have brought some pretty amazing shifts in kitchen and bath cabinetry design. Interior design has really embraced an earthy feel, outdoor materials like real wood, metals, and 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

Is This a Cool NEW Type of Tile?

Cement Tiles in Lake Zurich

We are fresh off the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Show, the SEN Design Conference, and the Coverings show at McCormick place just last week.  It’s been a busy few weeks!  When attending industry Read More

Spring Organizing Tips and Tricks

Laundry Room Organizing in Batavia

I loved this article on Spring “ORGANIZING”!  Isn’t that pretty much what you do when spring cleaning?  It always feels so good to open a cabinet and be able to find what you Read More

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