Organizing Small Bathrooms

How is that one of the busiest rooms in your home was designed to be so --- small? Bathrooms never have enough storage, it seems. There are a lot of items that live there, each important, each taking up space, and multiplying with each family member. From towels to toilet paper, shampoo to shaving cream - it’s all necessary. But where does it all go? When you’re dealing with standard bathroom layouts, space really is limited. Countertops fill up quickly, and cabinets - well, are there ever enough? Smart organizing is...

Top Paint Colors For 2020

If you’re getting the itch to start some new home updates, you’re not alone! Major paint companies, designers, and trend-watchers know this, and roll out (see what we did there?) the hot new paint colors every January. Although some of the new colors are chic updates to classic hues, some may surprise you! Ready to get inspired? Let’s look at the top new paint colors for 2020! Classic Blue for All! Pantone Color Institute named Classic Blue as their Color of the Year. They’re known for their accuracy in predicting the color...

Kunz Addition – Part 1

Michael and Maxine Kunz fell in love with their 1960’s Spanish Revival home from the moment they laid eyes on it. With the open floor plan and copious amount of natural light, they knew this was going to be their family’s forever home. But how were they going to make this unique 4-bedroom homework for their growing family of 5? That is when a conversation with her mother led Maxine to make the call that would help solve all their problems. Before photo of the house. Michael and Maxine reached out to...

A Brief Guide on Flooring Options for Your Home

If you’re preparing for home remodeling in Naperville, IL, it’s extremely important to know your options. No matter what room you’re remodeling, you’ll want to understand the pros and cons of various flooring selections to enhance the success of your overall remodel. Today, we’ve assembled a list of the most popular flooring options and explained the mechanics and most common usages of each. Hardwood Flooring Hardwood flooring is probably one of the classiest and most coveted flooring options available. Hardwood offers unparalleled elegance, but it can also be expensive and harder to...

10 Need to Know Terms when Remodeling your Wheaton Home

Although it’s exciting (and often necessary), it’s no secret that taking on a home remodeling project comes with its challenges. You need to make seemingly endless decisions around design, construction, budget, and everything in between, but if you’re new to the renovation scene, those decisions are made extra tough when you factor in a new language of terms that you’ve never heard before. From miter cut to plumb, we’ve put together this list of the most important terms to know when remodeling your home so that you can make every renovation decision comfortably...

5 Questions every Remodeler wishes Clients would ask when Remodeling your Lisle Home

One of the best things you can do to ensure your remodeling project in Lisle goes smoothly is to treat your relationship with your contractor like you would any other relationship. After all, this is a person to whom you’ll be entrusting a significant amount of your time, money, and, of course, your home. Strong relationships are built on a foundation of trust. The more open and communicative you are with your remodeler, the more trust you’ll have in the process. That said, don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions....

5 Problems to Avoid when Remodeling your Aurora Home

1. Design Doesn’t Meet Budget It can be tempting to find a designer or architect to design your new kitchen or bathroom and then take that design to a remodeling company to implement construction. However, this can be a big mistake. Not every designer understands the cost involved in the construction process and going over budget is not uncommon. A good solution is to hire a company, like J&J Construction, that employs both designers and builders. Choosing a design/build company means that you are hiring a team with a designer, engineer, and architect all...

TILE TILE TILE… Creating a Statement in your Downers Grove Home Remodel

Borders, Backsplashes, and Beyond Adding a splash of color to any room in the house with a tile border or accent wall can quickly update the home. Tile is one of the hottest trends in homes today.  Tile comes in thousands of choices, colors and styles. Glass tile can reflect the light and add a shimmer to your room. Kids are messy and destructive. Tiling an entire wall that has a lot of traffic makes keeping your home so much easier to keep clean, it can also add texture and visual interest...