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  What they didn’t love was how outdated their home had become.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

Don’t Forget The Dog!


For all you dog lovers out there, this is a must read!  Lighten your mood and let the ooo’s and ahh’s begin as you peruse these 16 amazing dog spaces from our friends at Houzz.  Read More

Why Leadership Matters in your next Renovation

Leadership Conference in Barrington

On August 11th and 12th, nine leaders from Advance Design Studio attended the 20th Global Leadership Summit at Willow Creek Community Church. Read More

Is Your Drinking Water Safe?

Purified vs. Filtered Water in Deerfield

So you’re remodeling your home, maybe doing a kitchen or master bath renovation…did you ever stop and think about your water? The very water you cook with, drink, and bathe in can have a major 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

Advance Design Named Best of Houzz 2nd Year in a Row

Home Remodeling in St. Charles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advance Design has been awarded the coveted “Best of Houzz 2016 Service Award” by Houzz, the 25 million user leading online platform today for Home Remodeling 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

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

Why You Should Never Remodel in a Box

Local Remodeling Company in Gilberts

So last week I found myself sitting next to a woman I’d never met at a local networking event. After my turn had passed and I shared with the group how my husband and I run our Read More

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