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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 […]

12 Interesting Facts About Windows

  From aesthetics to efficiency, windows are one of the most vital and interesting features of any building or home. They bridge the gap between our secure, indoor lives and the elements outdoors. Their unique and evolving styles have inspired architects and homeowners alike for hundreds of years. As a tribute to the beauty, comfort […]

Early Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

  With the warm summer days behind us, make sure your home is prepared for the cold and icy seasons ahead by following our early fall home maintenance checklist! Download the checklist now, and view additional tips and details for each to-do item below. √ TRIM YOUR TREES Before the cold and snowy season is upon […]

Understanding Your Window and Patio Door Replacement Options

It’s easy to overlook your home’s windows. Everyday you look through them, not at them! When considering a home remodel, it’s important to understand that windows (and patio doors) affect both the interior and exterior of your home. Here is a back-to-school basics guide to window and patio door replacement styles. Types of Windows Double-hung […]

5 Outdoor and Exterior Home Remodeling Trends for 2018

  When looking at this year’s home remodeling trends, intimate outdoor gathering spaces take the cake. Patios are poised to overtake larger backyards as the most sought-after way to enjoy the outdoors and add value to your home. Whether you love to entertain a few neighbors, barbecue for the extended family, or simply catch up […]

July Transformation of the Month: From Traditional to Modern – A Winnetka Exterior Home Remodel

Homeowners Challenge The Winnetka homeowners loved the location and interior of their recently purchased home, however they were unhappy with the overall aesthetics of the exterior. The house was a very traditional looking split level, whereas the homeowners had more of a modern taste and vision for their home. Erdmann’s Solution Through a combination of […]

10 Tips to Ensure a Successful Home Remodel

1. Have a Long-Term Vision If you are considering an interior or exterior home remodel, it pays to think “big picture” and long-term. You may recognize your kitchen is dated and maybe even dysfunctional, but don’t start shopping for cabinets just yet. Consider the traffic flow, sightlines, and how remodeling one space, such as the […]

10 Local Firework Shows to Escape the Navy Pier Crowds This 4th of July

  Are you ready to commemorate America’s Independence? No matter if you are celebrating alone, with family or your entire neighborhood, the Fourth of July means it is time to kick back, relax, barbecue, wear the most patriotic red, white, and blue outfit you own and, of course, head out to see some great Independence Day […]