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Foodie Friday: Easter Brunch Recipes

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Hippity Hoppity Easter is on it's way!  What will you be serving this year?  We've found some delicious brunch recipes to inspire you to create your Easter menu.  From savory to sweet, we've got you covered!  There's even a fresh mimosa recipe.   Let us know how you like them in the comments.

Home Tip Tuesday: Downsizing from a House to an Apartment

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Downsizing from a family home to an apartment or condo sounds like a daunting task, especially if you’ve been living in the same home for several years. Moving may lead to a life that’s less stressful and more carefree, but getting there is hard work. You can make the process easier with good planning and a good attitude. Keep a list of all the benefits downsizing will bring, and review that list anytime the job begins to feel overwhelming.

Black Framed Windows

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Industrial styled interiors are still trending these days.  Lately more permanent structures are popping up - steel black framed windows, doors and showers.  They are durable, modern and make a statement.  Yet, they are surprisingly versatile and can work well in a variety of design styles.  We've found some beauties for you to enjoy.

Foodie Friday: Chicken Recipes

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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!

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

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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:



Click here for floor plans and details.

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

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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

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

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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:



Click here for floor plans and details.

Foodie Friday: Cakes

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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

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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:



Click here for floor plans.


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

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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: 


Click here for floor plan and more details.

Home Tip Tuesday: Tips on Downsizing

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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

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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:

Foodie Friday: Chili Recipes

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Winter still has some time left.  Let's make the most of it by trying out some delicious chili recipes!  The best part of winter is staying warm and cozy inside.  And what better way to accomplish that than with a big bowl of hearty chili?  We've found some awesome recipes for you to try.  Enjoy!

Park Place by Airhart Construction in Lombard, Illinois

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Airhart Construction is excited to introduce their new community in Lombard, Illinois: Park Place. This new home community is in the heart of downtown Lombard, offering homebuyers who work in Chicago an easy commute and a single-family home one block from Lombard’s numerous in-town amenities. Get an exclusive look at this new community today.

Video Tour of New Construction Home by David Weekley Homes in Barrington, IL

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Welcome to the Billingsgate plan by David Weekley Homes located in Barrington, Illinois.  This home features more than 3,000 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms and elegant finishes throughout.  Enjoy the video tour below! 



Click here for more information on David Weekley Homes.

Home Tip Tuesday: Tips on Feng Shui

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Wind and water, that’s the literal translation of “Feng Shui,” the ancient Chinese art of environmental design. Feng Shui has been practiced for thousands of years and is believed to increase prosperity, health and general well-being. The basic principle is balance of yin and yang, also known as passive and active energies. Everything from the placement of a building on the land to the placement of accessories inside the building is carefully considered. For most Westerners, following every suggestion in traditional Feng Shui is impractical, but there are simple Feng Shui tips you can incorporate to create a more harmonious atmosphere in your home or office.

Nursery Design Ideas

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New beginnings are always exciting.  Part of the fun is designing the nursery.  It's a large part of preparing for the new arrival.  We've found some beautifully designed nurseries for inspiration and enjoyment.  Which is your favorite?

Foodie Friday: St Patrick's Day Recipes

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Top of the mornin' to ya!  St. Patrick's Day is fast approaching.  Do you have a fun menu planned to celebrate?  We've found some great recipes to help you out.  Give them a try and let us know what you think!  Happy cooking!

The Bennett House by Airhart Construction

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Airhart Construction is pleased to premiere the Bennett House, a modern home with scenic views of the Fox River. This custom 3-bedroom, 2 1/2-bathroom home is walkable to downtown Geneva and packed with more amenities than we can list! 

Bennett House Features
The exterior of Bennett House features high-quality materials selected for their durability. The exterior blends expansive low-e windows, balconies with stunning views, eco-friendly Stone and James Hardie® fiber cement siding to create a stunning modern home and leverages energy-efficient materials. Inside the home, Airhart Construction has chosen custom features that add even more value. 

Video Tour of the Elberton Home Plan at Enclave at the Grove in Glenview, IL

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Today's video home tour is of the Elberton plan by David Weekley Homes.  This home is located in the Enclave at the Grove in Glenview, Illinois.  This plan offers up to 2881 square feet of living space, 3-5 bedrooms, 3-4 bathrooms, 1-2 half bathrooms and a 2 car garage.  Enjoy the video tour below:



Click here for more information on this community.