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  What they didn’t love was how outdated their home had become.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

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

Finally! Some Extra Space For A Growing Family

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

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

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

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