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Home Improvement Loans for Remodels & Renovations

From overflowing Pinterest boards filled with inspiration to home loan applications leaving you speechless, we’ve all been there. You know you want to transform your home, maybe add a spa-like bathroom, or finally finish the basement, but figuring out how to finance a home renovation without breaking the bank can feel like a complicated puzzle….
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2024 Home Remodeling Ideas

Ready to remodel your home for 2024? If you’re looking to give your home a fresh, new look in 2024, you’ve landed in the right place. We at Design First Builders are excited to share our top 8 remodeling ideas and trends for the upcoming year. Whether you’re seeking inspiration or ready to dive into…
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Upgrade Your Kitchen Decor: Fall Decoration Ideas

Fall Decor Ideas It’s that time of year for fall decorating, and what better way to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere than decorating your kitchen for fall? Fill your kitchen with cozy vibes by decorating it for fall with elevated, stylish seasonal fall décor like vases, autumn flower arrangements, and more. Discover how to…
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Chicagoland is Thriving with Possibilities and Potential

The Chicagoland area is currently experiencing a surge of innovation in the home renovation and design industry. With advancements in technology and materials, homeowners have access to a vast array of options to customize and enhance their living spaces. From kitchen and bathroom remodels to room additions and whole-house renovations, the latest trends in home…
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Know Your Contractor

Whether you’re building a new home from the ground up or undertaking a renovation, you’ll make a lot of complex and critical decisions along the way. Your home building or renovation process all begins with choosing the company you will work with.  Cost is an important component but having the right team on your side…
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5 Tips for Success When Financing a Kitchen Renovation

If you want or need a kitchen renovation but lack the cash to pay for it up front, financing is a good alternative. Financing a big remodel project can be affordable while allowing you to protect the value of your home through proper maintenance and updating. But before you start your project on borrowed funds,…
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6 Ways to Bring the Outdoors Into Your Kitchen Design

Do you want to create a kitchen that reflects your love of nature and the outdoors? While the kitchen may not seem like the most obvious room for a nature-based design, anyone can incorporate a number of elements that will bring the outdoors into their cooking zone. Here are six things you might try. 1….
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9 Ideas for a Luxurious Bathroom Remodel

When it comes to a beautiful bathroom, thoughtful, elegant details separate a truly luxurious space from a run-of-the-mill restroom. A spa-like space can elevate the look and feel of your home and provide a dedicated place for you and your family to melt away the stress of day-to-day life. What makes a luxurious bathroom? Design…
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Considering a Second Kitchen Sink? 5 Important Planning Tips

As you plan your new kitchen, one modern trend you may want to think about is a second sink. While this may seem like a feature only in luxury kitchens, it actually serves many practical purposes even in more modest kitchens. But before you add a second sink to your design, be sure to give…
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5 Assumptions to Reconsider About Your Pantry

The pantry is an essential part of any kitchen. But an effective pantry for modern homeowners is more than just a closet with shelves. To design the perfect pantry for your lifestyle and house, you may need to rethink some common assumptions about pantry design. What are some of these ideas that deserve more consideration?…