Showing posts from February, 2017

Home Tip Tuesday: Modern Farmhouse Style

Fans of farmhouse design already know the style has a genuine elegance that evokes a simpler, more organic lifestyle. Farmhouse style is rustic in a fresh authentic way that blends comfort with utility and an appreciation for well-made, well-worn items. No tractors or hay bales needed! Modern farmhouse style can add charm to any apartment or suburban home with a few key design tips.

Master Bedroom Designs

Your master bedroom is your respite from the outside world!  What design elements are important to you for this special space - a sitting area, ceiling detail, expansive windows with a view, soft colors or outdoor access?  The list can go on and on!  We've found some lovely master bedroom designs to inspire you.  Enjoy!

Home Tour Vlog 33 - New Construction Homes in Glenview, IL by David Weekley

We've got two home tours for you today!  These David Weekley homes are located at the Enclave at the Grove in Glenview, Illinois.  First we will be taking you through the Dunolly Plan.  It features 2821-2836 square feet of living space and offers 4-5 bedrooms, 3-4 bathrooms and a 2 car garage.  The second home is the Elberton Plan.  It features 2878-2881 square feet of living space with 4-5 bedrooms, 3-4 bathrooms, 1-2 half baths and a 2 car garage.  Enjoy the video tour below:

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Foodie Friday: A Tasty 3 Cheese Onion Dip Recipe

In the video below Chef Todd from Boulder Ridge Country Club demonstrates how to make a tasty 3 Cheese Onion Dip.  Great appetizer can be served with pita chips, vegetables, tortilla chips or crackers.  Enjoy!

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Video Tour of the Dunolly Home Plan at Enclave at the Grove in Glenview

Welcome to the Dunolly plan at Enclave at the Grove in Glenview, Illinois!  This David Weekley home features 2821 - 2836 square feet of living space.  It offers 4-5 bedrooms, 3-4 bathrooms and a 2 car garage.  Enjoy the video tour below!

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Home Tip Tuesday: 2017 Home Decor Trends

Freshening up your home with upcoming trends is one way to keep your abode stylish and modern. If you're planning a remodel, explore the top 2017 home decor trends. 

Natural Materials 
Marble is having a major moment. If redoing the kitchen in marble is out of your budget, consider adding in small touches of marble. Marble coasters, marble cheese boards, or marble-topped side tables bring the natural stone into your home.  Alongside marble, look for lush wood that features deep natural grain patterns. 

Sunroom Design Ideas

Sunrooms are beautiful spaces to curl up with a book and soak up some vitamin D indoors. These rooms are loaded with windows to bring the outdoors in. They are flexible spaces that can be used as quiet retreats for daydreaming, reading and reflection or a place to entertain family and friends.   These rooms can either be 4 season rooms or seasonal rooms.  We've found some great sunrooms to enjoy:

Foodie Friday: Crock Pot Recipes

Crock pot or slow cooker meals are the best!  There's a little prep and then dump and get on with your busy day.  With the added bonus of it smells like love all day long.  Yum!  So pull out your slow cooker and try some of these great looking recipes!

Home Tip Tuesday: Top 5 Bathroom Trends for 2017

You may be surprised to learn that bathroom remodels are the most popular home renovation, requested even more frequently than kitchen re-dos. But considering it’s the first room we go to in the morning and the last one we visit before laying down for the night, it makes perfect sense that homeowners want a bathroom that’s more than just functional. They want a bathroom that’s beautiful and comfortable too. Bathroom remodeling trends for 2017 can help everyone create the bathroom of their dreams.

Great Room Inspiration

Great rooms are generally open concept designs with lofty ceilings.  They are where you relax and unwind at the end of the day and where you entertain for the holidays and other special occasions.  Second only to the kitchen, they can also be considered the heart of the home.  We've found some beautiful great rooms for you to enjoy.

Foodie Friday: Savory Muffin Recipes

Breakfast during the week can be tough to get in during the morning rush.  And sometimes you just want something more savory than sweet to get you through to lunch.  We've found some delicious savory muffin recipes that will do the trick.  Great to make ahead and grab and go!

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

This beauty is the Billingsgate plan by David Weekley Homes.  It's located in Palatine, Illinois and it features 2833 square feet of living space.  This spacious home includes 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, an open concept design with a gourmet kitchen, a 3 car garage and elegant finishes throughout.  Enjoy the video tour below:

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Home Tip Tuesday: 5 Top Kitchen Trends for 2017

Kitchen renovations have scaled back since the remodeling boom at the turn of the century, but functional and beautiful kitchens will always be a smart investment. 2017 brings some interesting trends that can add value to a new kitchen now and style for years to come.

Painted Cabinets

You can't go wrong with white cabinetry in your home. It's classic and timeless.  However, if you are tired of white, don't want stained and are able to step out of the box a bit consider painted cabinetry.  You can choose to go bold or stay with neutrals.  Grays are still a very popular choice right now.  We've found some great pictures of painted cabinetry for your viewing pleasure!

Foodie Friday: Valentine's Day Treats

Valentine's Day is fast approaching!  Are you planning on getting some sweets for your sweetie?  Why not serve up a homemade treat instead?  We've found some delicious Valentine's Day treats for you to add to your recipe collection.  Enjoy! 

Before & After Remodel of First Floor by KLM Kitchens, Baths & Floors

Check out KLM Kitchen, Baths & Floors first floor remodel of this unique home! In the video below, the homeowner walks us through the finished remodel explaining the details, process and what it was like working with KLM Kitchens, Baths & Floors.

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