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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

Upper Kitchen Cabinets or Open Shelves?

There are many decisions that go into a great kitchen remodel, and most kitchen planning starts with determining the right kitchen cabinetry. But what kitchen cabinetry style fits you and your home? Do we really have to have upper cabinets? And what about all these open shelves I’ve been seeing lately?  Read More

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

12 Easy Ways To Renovate Your Bathroom

Does your bathroom seem just a little too cramped? Is it outdated? Why not kill two birds with one stone and remodel it! Just a simple change can brighten up your whole space. Some new color, or new tile, or new vanity and make a world of difference in a bathroom. 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

Where Is Grey Today?

Gray is the new neutral color. It’s modern, sleek, and clean. It can be the primary color of a room, or bring the room together as an accent. Gray works well with almost any color you can think of. Read More

Cost Vs. Value 2017

For the 30th year, Remodeling Magazine has released its Key Trends in the 2017 Cost vs. Value Report, working to give us unbiased 3rd party reporting on what it really costs to renovate the 29 most common projects across 99 markets nationwide.  Read More

‘Greenery’ is the 2017 Color of the Year

You’ll be seeing green in 2017! And I’m not talking about money (well, maybe?).  I am talking about the hue called “Greenery”; selected by the industry’s color experts to lift spirits as we head into a new season of history – with optimistic aspiration for growth and prosperity.  Read More

Ways To Improve Your Winter Mornings

Do you struggle to get out of bed during the harsh, cold winter? We all dread that bitter cold as we get out from under our comfortable, warm blankets and tiptoe our way through the house, trying to avoid the chilly floor. There are affordable options that can help. 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

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