Porches, Decks, And 4 Seasons Rooms: Which Is Right For You?

  Homeowners who want to add living space to their homes without the expense or hassle of an addition often look outside. Exterior home improvements like porches, decks, and 4 seasons rooms cost far less than a home addition and can provide additional living space, boost curb appeal, and increase a home’s value. Homeowners enjoy […]

TimberTech Pro vs Azek: Which Decking is Best For You?

There’s a lot to love about TimberTech decking products. They’re durable and practically maintenance-free (we say practically, because let’s be honest, everything needs some kind of maintenance. In the case of TimberTech, it’s usually nothing more strenuous than a simple hosing every spring), and are backed by extraordinary warranties. There’s no question that TimberTech is […]

Deck Railing Ideas: The Best Deck Railing Options Out There

How much thought do you give to your deck railing? If you’re like most people, the answer is “Not a lot.” Deck railings are seldom considered when homeowners first think about building a new deck. Size and shape, material choice, color, elevation, and placement all tend to take priority. It’s not until we ask, “What […]

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 […]

4 Steps When Planning Your Outdoor Living Space

It is finally warm enough to go outside, stretch your legs, and enjoy the beauty of nature. Before you start thinking of the annuals you’d like to plant, take time to look at the condition and functionality of your existing deck or patio. Spring is also the time to enhance, build or replace your current […]

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 […]

August Transformation of the Month – From Vertical to Horizontal

Homeowners Challenge The homeowners originally had vertical siding that they wanted to update to horizontal siding, but had a hard time envisioning this transformation on their house.   Erdmann’s Solution Their Erdmann project consultant, Mark, provided photos of similar style homes where horizontal siding was installed. He also used Chief Architect to do a rendering […]

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 […]

Tips on Choosing the Perfect Siding Color for Your Home

  Siding is the true essence of a home’s exterior. While updated siding can be a big factor in boosting curb appeal and resale, it also gives your home personality and charm. Picking a new siding color and style for your home can be fun but also a bit intimidating. Homeowners should pick a color that […]


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