Showing posts from May, 2017

2-Minute Tours: The Luxury Rowhomes of Courthouse Square in Wheaton

Welcome to Courthouse Square by Airhart Construction.  These unique, luxury townhomes are located in desirable downtown Wheaton.  They feature 3 levels of living space plus a basement, private elevators, 2nd level laundry rooms, rooftop terraces, paver patios and 2-car garages.  Enjoy the video tour below:

Home Tip Tuesday: Creating an Inviting Outdoor Space

Outdoor living spaces have come a long way since the days when placing a potted plant next to a wicker love seat was considered “decorating.” Decks, porches and patios are now the site for stylish furniture and accessories that rival those inside the home. It’s not necessary to fill every corner of your outdoor space in order to make it feel inviting, but many of the same rules for indoor decorating apply.

Tablescapes for Summertime

Summer entertaining is almost here!  Sometimes when hosting you want to go that extra mile and set a beautiful table.  Whether it's a special occasion or a simple gathering that you want to make memorable a summer tablescape is just the thing.  We've found some beautiful tables to inspire you to create your own.  Enjoy!

Foodie Friday: Overnight Oats Recipes

Have you ever tried overnight oats?  They are a delicious and nutritious breakfast or snack food ~ especially on hot summer days.  Basically it's old fashioned oats, milk and fruit.  Some recipes include some type of sweetener and yogurt.  Most often you see them made in mason jars, but any airtight container will do.  We've found some great recipes for you to try out.  They are very versatile so you may want to adjust the recipes and create your own. The possibilities are endless!   Enjoy!

2 Minute Tour: The Grant Ranch Model from KLM Builders

Welcome to the Grant Ranch Model from KLM Builders!  This charming ranch home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, den, full basement and a 2-car garage.  The basement in this home is finished and offers another bedroom and bathroom.  Enjoy the video tour below:

Click here for floor plan.

Home Tip Tuesday: Creating an Inviting Front Porch this Season

Having a comfortable and inviting front porch not only welcomes guests to your home, it helps you relax and enjoy your porch. Give your porch a makeover for the season with these tips on creating an inviting front porch—right in time for summer. 

1. Start with fresh paint
A worn front door or peeling porch paint is an instant turnoff. Start by painting your front door a cheery color, then repaint or re-stain the porch floor if the finish is old. 

Awesome Outdoor Lighting

Exterior lighting makes your yard and home beautiful and safe from dusk to dawn. There are many types of lights to choose from: lights for pathways or garden beds, spotlights to highlight a specific item like a tree or statue, and flood lights to illuminate a wide area.  They create a safe environment while adding ambiance to your home and yard.  Here are some beautiful examples:  

Home Tour 39 - Touring a New 3,000 sq. ft. Home in La Grange, IL

This newly completed David Weekley home in La Grange, IL features more than 3,000 square feet of living space, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, formal dining room, an open concept, 3-car tandem garage and afull finished basement. The home is located at 636 S. Edgewood Ln, La Grange, IL. To learn more about this home CLICK HERE to visit the David Weekley page.


Foodie Friday: Burger Recipes

It's time to clean up that grill and pull out the barbecue tongs!  Or fire up your grill pan if you prefer.  Grilling season is finally here!  One of the most popular foods to grill are burgers!  If you are tired of the same old burger, we found some tasty burger recipes to liven up your next barbecue.  Enjoy!

Home Tip Tuesday: Memorial Day Entertaining Tips

For many Americans, Memorial Day is the first big opportunity for casual entertaining. Though summer is officially still a month away, Memorial Day gatherings are the kick-off for backyard parties to come. That’s why some hosts feel the pressure to get it right. Don’t let the stress of event planning spoil your fun. Our top tips will keep guests happy and keep you in the party mood.

Homes with Curb Appeal

What is curb appeal anyway?  Basically it is the attractiveness of a home and its yard when seen from the street.  Landscaping, the front entrance, and the condition of the paint or siding are some of the biggest factors in curb appeal.  When a house has nice curb appeal it has a clean, fresh and inviting look. This is a very important factor when selling your home.  We've found some great examples of curb appeal to share with you.  Enjoy!

Kitchen Remodel Video from KLM Builders

KLM has been building and remodeling homes since 1987.  They provide quality craftsmanship and integrity.  They are a one-stop-shop for all home improvement needs, offering a complete range of design and build services. See the incredible transformation one of their kitchen remodels in the video below:

Foodie Friday: Asparagus Recipes

Springtime always means delicious asparagus!   This tasty veggie is in season from late February through June. Generally, April is its peak month.  When choosing your asparagus look for bright green or purplish spears with firm stems. The tips should be closed and compact.  Now that you know what to look for, we've found some great recipes to try out!  Enjoy!

2-minute Tours: The Luxury Townhomes of Mackenzie Place in Wheaton, IL -...

Welcome to the luxury townhomes of Mackenzie Place by Airhart Construction!  This community is located in the desirable town of Wheaton, Illinois.  This home features scenic pond views, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, an open concept design, den, second floor laundry and elegant finishes throughout.  Enjoy the video tour below:

Click here for floor plans.

Home Tip Tuesday: Tips on Outdoor Lighting

Getting outdoor lighting right is no walk in the garden. But it does take a walk in the garden to get your outdoor lighting done right! Taking a stroll around your property at night is the first step in planning where and what type of lighting is actually needed. Taking a walk around your home at night and looking out each window is the second step and one people often fail to do. By also looking from the inside out, you’ll notice the dark corners that need more security lighting and the beautiful evening views into your yard that could be made more even more beautiful with ambient lighting.  After getting a better understanding about your outdoor lighting needs, consider the following tips to ensure your landscaping is light years ahead of everyone else on the block.

Front Porch Inspiration

The front porch is on of the first impressions guests get of your home.  You want it kept clean and inviting.  It's also a great place to decorate for the seasons and holidays.  During the spring and summer is probably when the front porch gets used most .  We've found some beautiful front porch ideas to inspire you to create your own this season.  Enjoy!

Home Tour Vlog 38 - Luxurious New Townhomes in Buffalo Grove, IL by David Weekley Homes

Welcome to Easton Station by David Weekley Homes! These new luxury townhouses are located in Buffalo Grove. This 3-story townhome features more than 2,5000 square feet of living space, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a 2-car garage and more!  Enjoy the full video tour below:

Foodie Friday: Scones Recipes

Mother's Day is fast approaching and breakfast in bed is a popular treat for mom; so we thought we would share some recipes for scones.  They offer a lot of versatility.  They are a great breakfast or brunch food, they can be served warm or cold and they can be savory or sweet.  Enjoy!

Before & After Kitchen Remodel in Round Lake from KLM Remodeling

Check out the video below to see a Kitchen Remodel completed by KLM Kitchens Baths & Floors. The kitchen renovation included new counter tops, painted cabinetry, new flooring and a banquette in the breakfast room.

Home Tip Tuesday: Most Popular Annuals for Your Garden

Perennials may be the backbone of your flower garden, but annuals provide that strong pop of seasonal color that makes the garden come to life. Annuals are often the first and last plants to bloom, stretching out the beauty of your beds several weeks longer than perennials alone can. They must be replanted each spring and won’t bloom year after year like perennial plants. But the benefits of annuals outweigh the slight inconvenience of replanting.

Pet Friendly Home Designs

More and more people are incorporating pet friendly designs in their homes.  It makes life easier for them and their beloved furbabies.  Pets are such an important part of the family so they deserve it!  We've found some great design ideas that look seamless and beautiful for pet-lovers everywhere.  Enjoy!