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Foodie Friday: Pork Chops Recipes

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Are you getting tired of chicken dishes for dinner?  We do A LOT of chicken dinners!  Don't forget about the other white meat- pork.  We've found some delicious recipes for pork chops to add to your dinner rotation.  Enjoy!

5 Favs - Bathroom Designs from 1st Half of 2017 Tours

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Check out this video of our 5 Favorite Master Bath Designs from the first half of 2017!  Which one is your favorite?


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Outdated 60's Style Kitchen Design Gets a Complete Makeover

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KLM Kitchens, Baths & Floors remodels a 1960's kitchen to bring it up to date.  Watch the transformation in the video below: 



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Home Tip Tuesday: Ways to Warm Up Your Home with Fall Decor

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Fall is an inspiring season. The brilliant colors, the crunch of leaves and the delicious scents wafting through crisp air are enough to get anyone in the mood to decorate. Warming up your home with fall decor is easy if you follow our our tips. 

Natural Is Best
There’s no better time than fall to bring the outdoors in. Take a walk in your backyard or favorite park and see what nature might provide. Fill a wooden bowl filled with acorns, dried flowers and colorful leaves for a stunning centerpiece. Arrange russet-colored twigs in a tall vase and place it in the entry way to set the tone. Some artificial decorative items can look extremely realistic, but avoid using anything glittered or in too-trendy colors if you want a classic look.

Fall Porch Design Inspiration

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Summer is winding down.  The kids are back at school and the leaves are beginning to change.  Time flies!  Are your summer planters starting to look tired?  It's time to usher in fall!  Swap out those plants for some vibrant mums and perk up your porch with fall decor.  We've found some great porches to inspire you.  Enjoy!

Custom Cottage Ranch Home with Gorgeous Interior Design

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Welcome to the Egret from Heritage Harbor!  This cottage is one of their newest ranch plans. This particular home offers 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, volume ceilings with beams, screened in porch and a full walk-out lower level.  Enjoy the video tour below!




Custom Home in Libertyville from US Shelter Homes

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This new two-story home by US Shelter Homes is located in Libertyville, Illinois.  It features 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, den, an open plan and beautiful finishes throughout. Enjoy the video tour below!

Foodie Friday: Recipes with Apples

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It's apple-picking season!  One of the best parts of fall is heading to the local apple orchard and picking your own apples.  It's a great way to spend an afternoon.  Now, what to do with all those apples?  We've found some delicious apple recipes for you to try out.  Enjoy!

Kitchen Renovation: Outdated Design Gets a Total Makeover

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See the before and after kitchen remodel of this Algonquin home. This new kitchen is warm and inviting with refinished wood floors, maple cabinetry and granite countertops.   Enjoy the video below:




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Home Tip Tuesday: Fall Yard Maintenance Checklist

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A crisp scent in the air signals two things: pumpkin-spiced everything is now available, and it’s time to get busy with yard maintenance. Taking care of the lawn and garden now will mean a healthier landscape in the spring. So put down that pumpkin-spiced latte and grab a rake.

Mudroom Design Ideas

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Mudrooms are spaces usually in the back entry of a home that offer storage for outerwear, bags, shoes and miscellaneous items that you need to have ready to grab-and-go.  They can be spacious designs with built-in lockers or small and simple designs with coat-hooks and a bench.  We've found some beautiful designs for you to enjoy!

Foodie Friday: Bean Salad Recipes

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As summer comes to a close we thought we would give one last recipe post for a great dish to pass at the final cook-outs. Bean salads are delicious and nutritious.  Let us know which bean salad recipe you like most!  Enjoy!

New Designs from SMEG at the Housewares Show 2017

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Love retro?  Check out this video on SMEG appliances from the 2017 Housewares Show!  SMEG USA is the American branch of the Italian appliance manufacturer.  New small appliances this year are a citrus juicer and an espresso machine.  They also have a full large appliance line. Enjoy the video below!




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Home Tip Tuesday: Adding Fall Color to Yards, Decks & Patios

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Bring on the blazing colors. Fall is a time when many home landscapes are bright with rich hues in flowerbeds and piles of autumn leaves. Here are some tips for adding splashes of look-at-me color.

Grow a Spicy Array of Mums
Perhaps you've noticed a glorious abundance of chrysanthemums in garden centers, supermarkets and neighbors' yards. This is their bloom season -- a time when their deep green foliage heats up gardens with spicy colors. Mass single color groupings to command attention or plant a playful rainbow of blooms. You can expect up to six weeks of color if you purchase plants that are in bud but not yet in full bloom.

Loft Design Inspiration

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How do you feel about living in a loft?  They may not suite everyone's lifestyle, but they are interesting spaces.  Lofts are generally open concept with soaring ceilings. Many lofts have beautiful details like exposed rafters and brick walls.  They can be industrial, modern or rustic.  Check out these cool loft designs:

Before and After Country Kitchen Remodel from KLM Kitchens Baths Floors

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Watch the video below for a farmhouse-style kitchen, powder room, laundry room and master bathroom remodel by KLM Kitchens Baths & Floors.  KLM offers complete design and remodel services for a stress-free remodel.





Foodie Friday: Fish Dinners

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Do you enjoy a good fish dinner?  More and more people are incorporating fish into their diets these days.  Fish is a low-fat, high quality protein.  It is rich in calcium, vitamins and minerals. We've found some great fish recipes for you to add to your recipe collection.  Enjoy!

Groove Tech Knives Provide Non-Stick Cutting

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A lack of air between the knife blade and food being cut creates a vacuum and causes the food to stick. Groove Tech's patent pending continuous groove blade allows for airflow between the surface of the blade and whatever you are cutting. Natural airflow, not a coating, produces Groovetech's non-stick cutting experience.





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Design is Served at 2017 Cavalcade Tour of Homes

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The Latest in Interior and Architectural Design is on Display Northern Illinois - August 28, 2017 - Design will be served for two consecutive weekends as the Northern Illinois Home Builders Association (NIHBA) hosts the 2017 Cavalcade Tour of Homes. Join 17 different builders from September 7 through September 17, 2017 for an event that spans six counties and 22 individual luxury homes, all for a single ticket price. 40-percent of all ticket proceeds directly go to two, important local charities for veterans: the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans and Naperville Responds for Veterans.

Because there are nearly 21 million veterans in the United States with more than 660,000 of these veterans living in Illinois, organizations like the NIHBA want to recognize and support these men and women who have served our country selflessly. By partnering with the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans and Naperville Responds For Our Veterans, events like the Cavalcade Tour of Homes can help make a d…

Home Tip Tuesday: Tips for Creating Your Perfect She Shed

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If you’ve been stuck in a man cave for the past few years, you may not know that a “she shed” is the chic new girls-only backyard hideaway every woman is secretly longing to own. It’s a place to enjoy a cup of tea—or something stronger—with a friend, curl up with a good book or simply get away from it all.  Creating a she shed can be as involved as building a whole new unit in the backyard or as simple as erecting the family tent and putting out the “do not disturb” sign.  Whatever level of extravagance you decide on, these tips will help you make the most of your she shed:

Ranch Home Inspiration

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Ranch homes offer single level living - sometimes they offer a basement which can be finished to maximize the square feet of the home.  They are appealing as starter homes and for older people who want the ability to "age in place".  They are easier to  make handicap accessible.  We've found some lovely ranch homes for you to peruse.  Enjoy!

Foodie Friday - Meatless Burgers

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More and more people are becoming vegetarian or vegan. While not everyone is ready to commit to such a drastic change in diet, having vegetarian options or even having one meatless meal a week is becoming more popular.  We've found some great recipes for meatless burgers to try out.  Enjoy!