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Best Home Renovation Ideas to Tackle This Holiday Season

With the holidays right around the corner, many homeowners are beginning to prepare to host a variety of different gatherings throughout the holiday season. One of the most important factors of a successful holiday gathering…

Walk-In or Reach-In Closet? Weigh Your Renovation Options

Considering investing in a closet renovation or addition but aren’t sure where to start? An effectively designed closet can help you streamline each step of your morning routine and improve the market value of your…

Home Improvements to Consider When the Kids Go to College

The first days of having an empty nest can be a challenge, but it doesn’t take long to discover your home is now open to a world of new opportunities, and those home improvements you’ve…

Renovation

How To Spend and Where to Prioritize for Your Fall Home Renovation Project

School is back in session, and now that the house is less crowded during the day, many homeowners are tackling the fall home renovation project that got put on the back-burner during the summer. But…

Kitchen Remodeling

How to Choose the Perfect Cabinets During Your Kitchen Remodel

Replacing your outdated cabinets can completely upgrade the look and functionality of your eating space, and allow for a inexpensive kitchen remodel. For a relatively easy renovation, new cabinets can pack a lot of punch.…
Home Remodeling

How to Finance Your Home Remodel Project

Remodeling your home is easier said than done – particularly when it comes to financing. Between remodel loans, private home loans, and special mortgages, you might not know where to start. Luckily, help is available…

Dining Room

How Your Kitchen Can Look Brand New with These Maintenance Tips

If your kitchen is a regular hangout spot for chatting, doing homework, and cooking plenty of meals, chances are the added traffic keeps it from staying clean. Here are three ways you can change that…

Remodel

Creative Ideas to Transform Your Basement into the Hottest Room in the House

Your basement has a ton of potential, even if you can’t yet see past all the clutter. In fact, the basement is often the most neglected room in the house. As a homeowner, you should…
Room Design

What to Do When Your Room’s Design Isn’t Working

Sometimes you have a vision for a space, but the design just isn’t turning out the way you’d like it to. You might feel like there’s something missing, but you’re unsure of what to do.…

Basement Remodeling

Most Common Home Renovating Mistakes to Avoid

If homeowners are planning a home renovating project anytime in the near future, they should be aware of what to avoid to prevent big issues or unsatisfactory results. Some of these mistakes are not having…

What to Consider When Deciding Whether to Renovate Your Home or Move

For prospective homeowners, finding the perfect home is usually a long journey and finally moving in is a time of relief. After a few years, though, that home may not satisfy their needs or wants…

Kitchen

BASEMENTS AKA LOWER LEVELS; ARE THEY WORTH THE INVESTMENT?

It’s dingy, damp, and you causes you to run when someone turns the lights off; but your Basement is a potential gold mine when it comes to improving your property! According to an article written…

Bathroom Remodeling

BATHROOMS: MAKE IT COMFORTABLE AGAIN!

Your bathroom is your safe space. It’s the one room in the house you can “escape” to. So why haven’t more people taken the opportunity to make that ‘safe space’ a magnificent one? Most homeowners…

#TRANSFORMATIONTUESDAY

This home, in the Hoffman Estates area was transformed into a showstopper by renovating spaces throughout the entire house. For this project the homeowners resulting design provided more modern facilities such as updated kitchen and…

FEATURE FRIDAY!

Today’s Feature Friday presents, Miss Bonni’s Kitchen from Lake Forest, IL. What better way to start off the new year, with a brand new kitchen remodel? This beautifully modernized kitchen will make you want to…

DESIGNFIRST BUILDERS EARNS ESTEEMED 2014 ANGIE’S LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service DESIGNfirst Builders has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services…