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Five Summertime Porch Ideas For Any Budget

Summer is here and it’s time to start thinking about ways to spruce up your front porch so you can get out there and enjoy it during the long, summer days ahead. Spring Clean for Summer Before you go on a decorating spree, take some time to clean and prep your porch for the summer […]

The Best Ideas For Outdoor Spaces In Chicago

Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no getting away from the fact that Chicago experiences all four seasons – sometimes we even get to experience all four seasons in one day! When we think of spending time in our backyard outdoor spaces, we often conjure up images of those picture-perfect, clear, warm summer […]

Simple Ways to Upgrade & Restore Your Deck

Decks are wonderful home additions. They increase a home’s resale value. They give the home’s residents a place to enjoy some time outside without necessarily having to be in the yard to do so. They enhance the charm and character of a home. They provide excellent space for entertaining and they’re a relatively inexpensive way […]

4 Must-Have Features of an Outdoor Kitchen

  Summer is just around the corner and if you’re anything like us, you are ready for it! As Chicagoland homeowners stow away their winter jackets and boots, they’re also taking a turn around the backyard, dreaming of the warm days to come when they can be outside all day long. One way to extend […]

Why Composite Decking Is Worth A Second Look

  The snow has finally melted. The sun is warming up the yard and it’s inevitable that Chicagoans turn their thoughts to the outdoors. But if you’re like many homeowners, the winter has really done a number on your wood deck. Now you’ll need to find time to clean it and stain it this spring […]

Calculating The ROI Of A Four Seasons Room Addition

  Most people are impressed when they see a four seasons room. There’s still something special and unique about rooms that are surrounded by glass walls in Chicagoland. The difference in lighting is astounding, even if the room isn’t located in full sun and there is a casual ease to four seasons rooms that screams […]

4 Things To Consider Before Your Three Seasons Room Addition

  Three seasons rooms are popular home additions in Chicagoland, allowing homeowners to enjoy more time “outdoors” without being outside. Sometimes called sunrooms, three seasons rooms are home additions or conversions that are intended to be used for just three of the four seasons: spring, summer, and fall. They are definitely not intended for use […]

Tips for Decorating Your Home – Simply and Safely – This Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! This holiday season don’t let decorating wait until the last minute. With thoughtful planning, executing a complete decorating plan can become a new and fun family tradition! Transform your home – room by room, inside and out – with these tips and tricks and enjoy a beautiful […]

8 ways to make your home more energy efficient

  Tis the season…for energy efficiency! Before you create your holiday shopping list, read through our energy efficiency tips and check these off your seasonal “To Do” list. Whether you chose to make small changes, or opt for a bigger ticket investment, you’ll be happy with the reduced energy costs throughout the year. Energy Savings […]

5 Family-Friendly Activities To Do Around the Chicago Area This November

  Before the leaves disappear from the trees get out and enjoy a few of the fun seasonal activities fall has to offer! From apple mazes and hikes to hot air balloons and illuminated events, we’ve put together some of our favorite things to do this time of year in the Chicagoland area! 1. Find […]