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  What they didn’t love was how outdated their home had become.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

Finally! Some Extra Space For A Growing Family

Mike and Michelle of Lake Barrington knew they needed extra space.  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

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

Inside a Real Project Experience

Kitchen Remodel - Before & After in Elgin

As a way to continuously strive to improve our client experiences, Advance Design Studio proudly launched a new company website recently!  Our site which has been designed and written by us 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

Coastal Kitchen Makes A Splash

White Kitchen in Barrington

We just finished photographing this beautiful new first floor renovation which included a stunning new kitchen, opening up walls to improve circulation between the kitchen, living room and Read More

The Kitchen Transformation Process

Kitchen Remodel in Crystal Lake

We just finished photographing this beautiful new first floor renovation which included a stunning new kitchen, opening up some doorways and improving circulation between the kitchen and 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

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