Foodie Friday: Chicken Recipes

Lemon Pepper Ranch Chicken
Via Betty Crocker

What's for dinner?  More often than not, the answer is chicken!  But what to do with that chicken?  We've found some great chicken recipes for you to add to your rotation.  There is something easy, something hearty and something rich and delicious.  Enjoy!

Vidoe Tour of New Custom Home in Highland Park by David Weekley Homes

Thank you for joining us on our home tour of the Billingsgate by David Weekley Homes.  This home is located in Highland Park, Illinois.  It features 2,833 square feet of living space,  4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, an open floor plan with elegant finishes and a 2-car garage.  Enjoy the video tour below:

Home Tip Tuesday: Condos and Townhomes - Do You Know the Difference?

Townhouses and condominiums help make it possible for people in crowded urban or popular vacation areas to own a home.  Both properties are smaller and require less maintenance than traditional single-family homes, but there are important differences between a condominium and a townhome. Before purchasing either one of these properties, it’s crucial to understand how the differences could affect your home’s value and your quality of life while living there.

Magnificent Mudrooms

Via Closet Factory

A mudroom is a wonderful catch-all space for outerwear, footwear, bags and outdoor accessories.  They can spacious rooms with beautiful built-ins or smaller simple spaces with coat hooks and a bench.  We've found some lovely mudrooms for you to enjoy.  Take a look below!

Home Tour Vlog 34 - Newly Completed Custom Home in Palatine by David Weekley

Thank you for joining us on our guided tour of the Billingsgate plan by David Weekley Homes!  This home is located in Palatine, Illinois.  It features 2,800 square feet of living space, 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, a full finished basement, a 2-car garage and elegant finishes throughout.  Enjoy the video tour below:

Foodie Friday: Cakes

Strawberry Shortcake Poke Bundt Cake
Via Betty Crocker

Sometimes your sweet tooth just can't be put off.  That's when you need cake!  We've found some incredible cake recipes for you to add to your recipe box.  Which one will you try first? Enjoy!

Video Tour of the Adams Ranch Plan from KLM Builders

The Adams is a charming ranch plan by KLM Builders. It features more than 1,500 square feet of living space, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an open concept, flex room, wood flooring and a full basement.  Enjoy the video tour below:

Video Home Tour of The McAlister at Park Place in Lombard by Airhart Construction

Welcome to the McAlister by Airhart Construction!  This Prairie-style home is located in the Park Place community in Lombard, Illinois and it's within walking distance of the train, shops and dining.  It features 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, custom kitchen, 9-foot first floor ceilings, rear deck, a 2-car garage and more.  Enjoy the video tour below: 

Home Tip Tuesday: Tips on Downsizing

Take time to plan out the major changes of downsizing.

Empty nesters, retirees and free spirits may have one surprising thing in common—the desire to downsize. Downsizing can be stressful and a little scary, but for many the result is more freedom, more money and a more peaceful life. You can reduce the stress associated with moving into a smaller abode by taking the time to plan out the major changes associated with downsizing.

Kitchen Design Inspiration

Plote Homes LLC
The kitchen is the heart of the home.  It's the place where meals are prepared and shared, homework is done and conversations are had.  At parties you will find most people gathered in the kitchen.  So, what's the most important element in kitchen design for you?  An island, top-of-the line appliances, storage or finishes?  We've photographed a lot of amazing kitchens over the years.  Here are some of our favorites: