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Galley Kitchen Remodel - Before & After Video

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An outdated galley kitchen gets a complete, modern makeover from KLM Kitchens, Baths & Floors. Old laminate cabinets and countertops give way to a fresh new look including granite countertops, modern cabinetry and flooring.  The new design also added storage and much needed lighting.  See the transformation in the video below:




Tips on Fall Lawn Maintenance

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Everything seems to slow down a little at the end of summer, even the demands of caring for the lawn and garden. But the beginning of all doesn’t mean the end of lawn care. By following a few simple guidelines you can extend the beauty of your lawn and prepare it for lush spring growth next year.

Mudroom Design Ideas

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Mudrooms are great spaces that are typically off the garage entry of the home.  They are a "drop zone" and storage for outerwear, backpacks, footwear, umbrellas and more.  They also offer a great place for the family pet accessories like its bed, crate, food, leashes, etc.  They are rooms that offer storage and organization to keep the rest of the home clutter-free.  Here are some great mudrooms from homes we have toured.  Enjoy.

Foodie Friday - Bean Salads

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Beans can really pack a punch!  They are an excellent source of protein.  They are also a nutrient dense food that is rich in antioxidants.  Bean salads are popular dishes to serve at cookouts and gatherings.  We've found some delicious bean salad recipes to try out.  Enjoy!

Open House Tour (Vlog 66) - Touring an Energy Efficient Custom Home

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We had the pleasure of touring another home with Trevor Pauling from John Greene Realtor.  This tour is of a newly completed, energy-efficient home in Downers Grove Illinois by Barriere Construction.  This charming, farmhouse-style home features 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, luxury finishes and a 3-car garage all situated on an expansive lot.  Enjoy the video tour with the builder below:





How to Add Fall Color to Your Yard

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Summer may mean the end of beach weather and backyard barbecues, but it doesn’t have to mean the end of beautiful color in your garden. With a bit of planning, autumn can actually be the most riotous season in your yard. But even if you didn’t plant fall-blooming varieties last year, there are still ways to welcome the rich tones of fall into your landscape.

Lofty Goals

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Lofts are beautiful and unique with a spacious and airy feel!  Lofts tend to be open concept with soaring ceilings. Many lofts have beautiful details like exposed rafters and brick walls.  They can be industrial, modern or rustic.  We've found some beautiful loft designs to share with you.  Enjoy!

Open House Tour 65 - Stunning Custom Home by Autumn Homes

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Trevor Pauling from John Greene Realtor takes us on a tour of a newly completed custom home in Naperville Illinois by Autumn Homes.  This stunning home has a Craftsman coastal style and offers 3,755 square feet of living space.  It is situated on a quiet Cul de Sac and features 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, an open concept design with incredible finishes throughout and an expansive backyard.  Enjoy the video tour below:




Foodie Friday: Fish Recipes

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What's for dinner?  Why not try adding a fish dinner to your week?  Fish is a low-fat, high quality protein.  It is rich in calcium, vitamins and minerals.  Fish is also the world's best source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for your body and brain.  We've found some delicious fish recipes to try.  Enjoy!

Tips for a Natural and Pet-Safe Weed Killer

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Every gardener dreams of that picture perfect landscape without a weed in sight. Every gardener also knows just how difficult it is to maintain a well-groomed yard. Weeds are more than unsightly, they can choke out tender new plants, drink up all the water and completely take over a prime garden space if not eradicated. Chemical weed killers are effective, but concerns about the environment and how such chemicals might affect family pets have pet owners rethinking their weed control methods.