Showing posts from December, 2014

KLM Whole Home Remodel Overview: Episode 4

This is the fourth and final video in our KLM whole home remodel series.  This video is an overview on the whole project - the kitchen and first floor remodel, the second floor master bedroom and bathroom remodel, and finishing the basement.  Thanks to KLM's guidance and expertise this home is updated and revamped to be a more functional, beautiful and inviting place.  It was tailored to suit the owner's taste and lifestyle. Watch the video for the amazing transformation!

KLM Whole Home Remodel: Episode 3 - Finishing the Basement

Welcome back to the third video on KLM Builders' whole house remodel.  In this third video they finish the basement.  The basement was a blank canvas, but they had to cut the cement floor and install plumbing for the bar area and the home's fourth bathroom.  The walk-out basement features a family room, custom bar, game area, exercise room and bathroom.  It also features a unique and beautiful flooring great for basements.  Watch the video for details.

KLM Builder's Whole Home Remodel: Episode 2 - New Master Bathroom & 2nd Floor Overview

Welcome back!  In this second video of KLM Builders' whole home remodel, they tackle the second floor and master bathroom remodel.  It was a major renovation because they had to re-frame and redesign a hallway for proper traffic flow.  Two of the bedrooms were tandem and were connected by doors with no hallway!  

KLM Builders Whole Home Remodel: Episode 1 of 4 - Kitchen & 1st Floor Overview

No job is too big or small for KLM Builders, Inc.  They have over twenty years of construction experience in custom home building and remodeling.  They offer a complete range of design and build services. Every project is handled with the utmost care and attention to detail.  

Christmas Ham Recipes

Looking for a new recipe for your holiday ham?  We found some good ones!  Even one for the slow cooker to save on oven space!  How awesome is that?!  We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas dinner!

Christmas Home Decor by The Strawflower Shop

The Strawflower Shop in Geneva, Illinois decorated a builder's model home for Christmas.  Rooms they focused on were the entryway, great room, dining room, hearth room, bonus room and kitchen.  Watch the video for an overview of this beautiful home decorated for the holidays.  

Christmas Tree Decor Ideas by The Strawflower Shop

Ever wonder how the design professionals decorate Christmas trees?  Well you are in luck!  Designers from The Strawflower Shop in Geneva offer some tips on what to think about when decorating your Christmas tree.  

Christmas Cookie Recipes

Have you started your Christmas baking yet?  Check out these festive and delicious recipes!  I bet you have room in your recipe box for these tasty treats!  There is something for everyone - chocolate, eggnog and butter cookies.  Enjoy!

Cozy Christmas Decor

Have you finished decking the halls?  It seems like there is always something to add or tweak from year to year.  It's always fun to take a peek at how other people decorate.  It can be inspiring!  So grab a cup of cocoa and take a look at these lovely living rooms all dressed up for Christmas.  Enjoy!

Holiday Planters

While decking the halls, trimming the tree and hanging your outdoor holiday lights, don't forget to do your planters and window boxes!  Whether you do them in a natural look with all greens or have a more contemporary spin, they add a welcoming feel to your home.  Take a look at the following holiday planters for some inspiration.  Enjoy!

Holiday Interior Design Ideas by the Strawflower Shop ~ Dining Room

Interior design professionals from the Strawflower Shop in Geneva, Il provide a nice explanation of how they decorated a builder's model home for the holidays.  The dining room is featured in this video.  It is decked out in greenery and cheery Christmas colors of red, gold and green.  

Holiday Interior Design Ideas by The Strawflower Shop ~ Great Rooms

The Strawflower Shop was asked to decorate a builder model home for the holidays.  Watch the insightful video on the process and decor they chose.  This video focuses on the hearth room and the living room.  The rooms are festive and beautifully done!  Enjoy!

Lovely Exterior Christmas Lights

There is something so magical about this time of year.  Festive holiday lighting certainly adds to that feeling.  It creates a warm and welcoming home that beckons you to come inside and spend time with loved ones.  Here are some beautifully decorated homes to inspire you:  

Cottage Style Custom Home in Wilmette, IL by US Shelter Homes

This cozy cottage style home features custom finishes throughout. From the spacious kitchen and great room to the his and her walk-in closets and luxurious master bath nothing is left out. Watch the video tour here: Cottage Home Tour or to learn more about US Shelter and their other homes visit

Christmas Tablescapes

It's time to deck that halls!  Put on the Christmas music and trim the tree!  Have you thought about your Christmas table?  A warm and inviting table for family and friends to gather around and linger is an important part of your holiday decor.  Here are some wonderfully festive tablescapes to inspire you:

Exterior Holiday Lighting Tips

Thanksgiving has just passed and it’s on to the next holiday!  Have you started decorating for Christmas yet?  Don’t be daunted by the task of exterior holiday lighting.  It adds such festivity and warmth this time of year.  Here are some tips to help things go smoothly:

Tools and Materials:
Timer and lighting controls
Extension cords  
Outdoor string lights