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  What they didn’t love was how outdated their home had become.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

ADS Wins Kitchen Design Award

We know a lot of you who read our posts love reading about design tips, seeing beautiful projects, and getting heads up on industry information.  We recently found out that one of our most 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

4 Major Benefits of Design and Build

Design and Build Remodeling in Woodstock

Turn on the TV to watch any of the current programs about home remodeling, and you’re bound to see a remodeling project gone bad.  Or, just talk to your neighbor or a friend, and I’ll bet you’re Read More

What’s Trending NOW in Cabinetry Design?

Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry in Barrington

The past few years have brought some pretty amazing shifts in kitchen and bath cabinetry design. Interior design has really embraced an earthy feel, outdoor materials like real wood, metals, and Read More

5 Signs Its Time to Renovate

Home Remodeling in Sycamore

If you’re wondering if now is the right time to renovate, here are five points to consider.  The short answer is if your home’s functionality isn’t what you wish and you have the funds to Read More

Is This a Cool NEW Type of Tile?

Cement Tiles in Lake Zurich

We are fresh off the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Show, the SEN Design Conference, and the Coverings show at McCormick place just last week.  It’s been a busy few weeks!  When attending industry Read More

Color of the Year 2016 Emphasizes Balance & Security

Color of Year in Arlington Heights

Every year fashion, beauty and design experts eagerly await the announcement of Pantone’s color of the year. The color selection is not only an important statement on what color will 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

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