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Fall Is Here! Maintain Your Home With These Tips

Prep your house and yard for cold weather with this list of things to do in an hour or over a weekend.  Read More

The Remarkable LeCompte/Kalaway Trail Owners Cup

Everyone who came out on Saturday to tailgate with us at the LeCompte/Kalaway Polo Cup in Barrington Hills was definitely not disappointed! Read More

Spring Maintenance

Spring is finally here! It’s time to do some much needed organizing, cleaning and maintenance. Boost your curb appeal with a new mailbox or a renovate your front porch. This article will give you a few reminders on how to maintain your home now that it is finally warm again.  Read More

Winter Home Maintenance

It’s cold outside but here we are still designing beautiful kitchens and baths, and ramping up for a busy spring remodeling season. Enjoy this winter home checklist, and Happy New Year!  Christine and Rob 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

Get Ready for Fall Home Maintenance

Fall Home Maintenance in Hoffman Estates

From the first days, which probably still feel like summer, to the last, when you may notice that first chill in the air, September and October is a time of transition. Get your home ready for the season Read More

Extend Your Summer with Indoor/Outdoor Living Spaces

Outdoor Spaces in Schaumburg

Screened porches and 3-4-season rooms are the perfect way to enjoy your backyard without giving up the comforts of being indoors. Enjoy a quiet, peaceful retreat where you can relax, entertain, 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

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

Why You Need a Professional Handyman This Winter

Handyman in Algonquin

Now that the hoses have been put away, the grass no longer needs mowing, and the leaves have been raked, it’s time to turn our attention to those nagging home repairs and home Read More

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