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Home Tour Vlog 55 - David Weekley Custom Home in Arlington Heights IL

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Beautifully designed home with gorgeous upgrades and finishes throughout. The exterior features a mix of cultured stone and Hardie board fiber cement siding.  An abundance of windows allows for plenty of natural light to this open concept design. 

Sweet Bread Recipes

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Sweet breads are great for quick breakfast, on-the-go snack or light treat when company comes over. Sometimes you just need that homemade, little bit of sweet to bring some comfort to your day.  We've found some delicious sweet bread recipes for you to try out.  Enjoy!

Basement & Rec Room Design Ideas - 2018 Interior Design

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In the video below we've highlighted 7 beautiful recreation room designs from the homes we have toured.  Features include custom bars, billiards tables, fireplaces and cozy places to relax.  Enjoy!


Solar Power Options for the Home

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Solar power is nothing new, but solar technology is constantly being developed.  With so many affordable and convenient solar options, there’s really no reason not to utilize the sun’s energy to help power your home. Going solar provides many benefits to the homeowner, including:

Reducing or eliminating energy billsEarning rebates and tax creditsIncreasing the property's resale value Helping the environmentCreating a healthier homeGenerating, instead of consuming, energy
It’s not necessary to make a complete switch to solar energy in order to enjoy some of the benefits. There are several solar power options to choose from. 

Mudroom Inspiration

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Along with springtime comes messy outer wear - rain boots, umbrellas, jackets, wet shoes etc.  Keeping  your outdoor apparel and accessories organized can be a challenge.  Mudrooms are multi-purpose entryways that can be at the front or back of the home.  They are great spaces to help keep things organized and tucked away.   We've found some great mudroom designs for you to enjoy.

Touring a Newly Completed Custom Home by US Shelter

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Today we are touring this newly completed 2-story home by US Shelter Homes in Lake Bluff, Illinois.  This home features 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, an open concept design on the first floor, a finished basement, 2-car garage and elegant finishes throughout.  Enjoy the video tour below!





Foodie Friday: Chicken Recipes

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What's for dinner?  Chicken is a weekly dinner for a lot of families. It's relatively inexpensive and a good source of protein.  Looking for some new recipes to add to your staple rotation?  We've found some delicious chicken recipes for you to try out.  Winner winner chicken dinner!  Enjoy!

Arlington Heights Custom Home Tour by David Weekley Homes

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Welcome to 1225 N. Walnut Ave. in Arlington Heights, Illinois!  This newly completed custom home by David Weekley Homes has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, full finished basement, 2 car garage, beautiful master suite and elegant finishes throughout.




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Smart Home Technology Overview

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If you’re not up on the latest in Smart-Home technology - don’t worry we are here to help. Many experienced homeowners aren’t completely sure about the advantages and advances in home technology systems. The term “Smart Home” commonly refers to a residence that can be managed remotely from a phone, tablet or laptop. Not only can the lighting, HVAC, entertainment, security, computer and appliance systems be controlled from anywhere in the world, they can also communicate with each other.

Tablescape Design Inspiration for Spring and Easter

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It's no joke that Easter is April 1st this year!  As you begin to prepare and plan your menu, don't forget about dressing up your table for the occasion. Spring is such a beautiful season that is so eagerly anticipated!  Let your table shine in the celebration.  We've found some beautiful Easter and spring tablescape designs to inspire you when creating your own.  Enjoy!

Custom Designed Ranch Home on a Lake in Antioch, IL by KLM Builders

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This beautifully designed custom ranch home by KLM Builders features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a gourmet kitchen, great room with volume ceilings, full finished walk-out basement, elegant finishes and incredible views of the lake.  Enjoy the video tour below:





Foodie Friday: Easter Desserts

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Easter is just around the corner!  Do you have your menu planned?  Will you be serving an Easter brunch or a nice ham dinner?  What about dessert?  You need something a little more than candy from the kids' baskets!  We've found some delicious desserts for you to consider.  

Choosing a Thermostat--Home Energy Managment Options

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Controlling the temperature of the indoor environment may be one of humankind’s best achievements. We can make it warmer or cooler simply by fiddling with a little box on the wall. Technology has made the power to adjust and monitor your home’s temperature even easier. Today, home thermostats range from the very simple manual units most of us remember from childhood to Wi-Fi-enabled wonders that save energy and worry.

Inviting Kitchen Designs

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Why is it that most people gather in the kitchen?  Whether it's at parties or even just during the week, the kitchen is probably the busiest room in the home.  It's where meals are prepared and relationships are nourished as well.  It's the homework hub and the place where busy families catch up at the end of the day.  We've found some beautiful kitchen designs for you to enjoy.

Foodie Friday! Easter Brunch

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Easter is April 1st this year!  No joke!  Have you settled on a menu?  Brunch is a nice meal to serve if you host this holiday.  It might make for a busy morning, but then you have the rest of the day to recover!  We've found some great brunch recipes for you to consider.  Have a wonderful Easter!

9 Master Bath Shower Designs

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Need some design inspiration for your master bathroom?  Check out our video with some unique and beautiful master shower designs with elegant finishes.  Enjoy! 





Lighting Types to Consider for Kitchen Design

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What's the busiest room in the house?  The kitchen! Since so many activities take place in the kitchen, it would make sense that the room needs more than just one type of lighting. If you attempt to complete your kitchen with just one large lighting fixture, you will end up with a lot of light; it just won't be where you need it. And you can forget about any type of ambiance. Instead, you need a specific kind of lighting for each purpose your kitchen serves. Depending on your needs you should consider these four different types of lighting to make your kitchen as functional and beautiful as possible.

Nursery Design Inspiration

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Expecting a baby is one of life's greatest experiences.  Designing the baby's room is a big part of the excitement and preparation.  We've found some beautifully designed nurseries to inspire you to create your own.  Enjoy!

8 Master Bathroom Designs Video - Interior Design Ideas

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In the video below we've highlighted 8 beautiful master bathroom designs from the homes we have toured.  Features include luxury showers, bathtubs and elegant finishes.  Enjoy!




Foodie Friday: St. Patrick's Day Recipes

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St. Patrick's Day will be here before you know it.  Will you be celebrating with some delicious Irish fare?!   We've found some great recipes for you to try out for St. Patrick's Day or anytime.  May the luck of the Irish be with ya!  Enjoy!

Luxury Master Bath Remodel from KLM Kitchens, Baths & Floors

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Check out this Before & After Video of a master bath makeover from KLM Kitchens, Baths & Floors. Features include an all new vanity with additional storage and double bowl sinks, expanded master closet, new flooring, corner bathtub and an updated shower.