Common Sense Blog

Staying Put to Make it a Dream Home

Jackie and Sean loved the Algonquin neighborhood they lived in with the peaceful neighborhood and the close proximity to work and school.  What they didn’t love was how outdated their home had become. With a cramped kitchen and an unused dining room, they decided a remodel was the perfect solution to their problem. Read More

The Perfect Place To Study

Summer is coming to an end, the kids are going back to school and it’s finally time to give them a space of their own to study and do homework. Read More

What Can An Addition Do For Your Home?

You bought that home in the heart of the community, close to transportation, shopping, and the quaint downtown that you love… but the house you really do love, is just a little too small!  The whole idea of a home like yours is all about LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! 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

6 Renovation Tips to Relieve Holiday Stress

We all love visiting family, creating memories and relaxing over the holidays.  But if you’re hosting a holiday event, relaxing might be the last thing on your mind!  Will there be enough food? Is there enough seating for all your guests?  Will the kitchen be too crowded (isn’t the kitchen always too crowded)?   Read More

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

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

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

6 Benefits of Radiant Heat

Lakewood Bathroom Heated Floors

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

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