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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 […]

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 […]

Memorial Day Food and Drink Recipe Favorites

  It’s that time of year again to honor those who have served in the military and celebrate the unofficial start to summer. We’re kicking off summer with some of our favorite Memorial Day food and drink recipes! Whether you’re throwing a party on your new Erdmann-built deck or taking a dish to pass at […]

How to Host the Best Deck Parties

  Warming temperatures are an invitation to entertain in the ambiance provided by outdoor living space. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a graduation, or simply want to enjoy some quality time with family and friends – your home’s deck or patio can be the perfect location to host nearly any festivity! As long as mother […]


  Now that the New Year has rolled around, you’re probably brimming with an abundance of new goals and possibilities for yourself. Some of those goals may be to exercise more, save money, run a half or full marathon or spend more quality time with your family. That being said, if you’re a homeowner, wouldn’t […]

5 Easy DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

Save yourself from the dreaded holiday shopping this year and instead spend time DIY it up instead. Gifts don’t need to be bought in a store in order to be special. In fact, giving someone a one-of-a-kind handmade gift is much more personal, original and a great way to save some money this holiday season. […]


  Thanksgiving is less than a week away and we know how preparing for it can be exhausting. Let’s face it, you have to prepare the menu, shop for the food, clean the house, set the table and oh, don’t forget cook the food! To help you through at least one step of this process, […]


  The air is becoming crisper, days are getting shorter and leaves are changing color – yes folks fall has arrived! In the spirit of all things autumn, it is now time to create an inviting outdoor environment for your guests by displaying autumn-themed décor on your front porch or back patio. Here is a […]

The Average Cost To Remodel A Bathroom

The moment you start thinking about updating a bathroom, bathroom renovation costs take center stage. Whether you’re changing a master bath, a guest bath or a powder room, how do you set your expectations appropriately? How much does a bathroom remodel cost, typically speaking? Especially here in the Chicago area? To help answer these questions, […]

7 Tips for Creating a Welcoming Entryway!

    Your front entry is your guests’ first impression, so make it count!  Here are some tips to help boost your home’s entry and curb appeal. 1) Is the path clear? Make sure the path from the driveway or street is clearly marked.  This can be accomplished by a path that is about three […]


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