Common Sense Blog

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

Outdoor Living Spaces; Which Type is Right for You?

Was your last family gathering too crowded?  Do you long to spend more time in that beautiful backyard enjoying fresh air?  It may be time to finally extend your living space with an Outdoor Living Space.  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

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 Is it outdated?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

Everything You Need For The Perfect Deck

Now is the perfect time to build that dream deck you have always wanted. As barbecue season ramps up, a deck is the perfect place for relaxing summer evenings with family and friends.   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

Common Sense Remodeling

Most homeowners get nervous when finally making the decision to remodel their home. Not only can remodeling be a significant financial investment, but when years of saving, dreaming and planning come together – renovating a home can be a very emotional process.  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

ADS Celebrates 25 Years of Successful Remodeling

2017 marks the 25th Anniversary of Todd Jurs launching the company that has ultimately become Advance Design Studio.  On a Saturday night in February, nearly 70 guests made up of Advance Design staff and their spouses, as well as several top sub-contractors, vendors and ADS friends gathered at Pinecrest Golf Club in Huntley for a celebration Read More

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