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  What they didn’t love was how outdated their home had become.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

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

A Chicago Style Bungalow Reinvented

Charlie and Diane knew their kitchen desperately needed updating. It was too cramped, with little room to move around, entertain or prepare meals.  The dark, dingy colors in their Palatine kitchen gave the kitchen a very dated appearance, and the functionality had some serious shortcomings.   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

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

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