Home Improvement Projects Perfect for Beginners

Home Improvement Projects Perfect for Beginners
Posted Monday June 17, 2019 in Home Improvement

Some projects, like renovating your entire kitchen or turning a closet into a full bathroom, are too ambitious for most beginners. But even if you’re a DIY newbie, there are plenty of projects you can tackle without specialized expertise or experience. Plus, becoming more handy around your Illinois home is empowering. You’ll make mistakes along…
Repair or Replace Your Home’s HVAC Unit?

Repair or Replace Your Home’s HVAC Unit?
Posted Monday June 10, 2019 in Home Improvement

Your HVAC system is one of those unsung heroes in your Illinois home. When it’s working well, you hardly notice. When it starts to falter, it becomes a big problem. Your HVAC system is responsible for keeping your home comfortable, no matter the temperature. If you find that your home is too cold in the…
Ways to Utilize Garage Space in Your Illinois Home

Ways to Utilize Garage Space in Your Illinois Home
Posted Monday June 3, 2019 in Home Improvement

Your garage is one of the largest spaces in your home, and can be an invaluable place for storage, when done correctly. Consider what you need to store before planning your storage strategy. Also consider combining one or more of these techniques to make the best use of the garage space in your Illinois home.…
Thinking Of Selling? Then Make Your Landscape Pop!

Thinking Of Selling? Then Make Your Landscape Pop!
Posted Monday May 20, 2019 in Home Improvement

Homes with great curb appeal typically have a well-maintained yard. Taking the time and energy to create a beautiful outdoor area is well worth the effort, especially if you're planning on selling your Illinois home. Draw potential buyers through the door by creating an enticing landscape and ensure you receive that full price offer. Plant a…
Home Improvement Mistakes To Avoid

Home Improvement Mistakes To Avoid
Posted Monday May 6, 2019 in Home Improvement

DIY home improvement jobs can end in disaster. And even when they don’t, projects can become time-consuming and costly. Botched DIY home improvement jobs can also lead to quarreling among loved ones, shows a new survey from Porch.com, a home improvement website. Porch.com surveyed more than 1,000 homeowners to discover the biggest sources of tension…
Biggest Budget Busters in Home Remodeling Projects

Biggest Budget Busters in Home Remodeling Projects
Posted Monday April 29, 2019 in Home Improvement

More homeowners plan to spruce up their homes this year, but a lot of things can go wrong—particularly financially—when setting out to do a home remodel. More than a quarter of home renovation projects go over budget. Some of the biggest budget breakers for owners completing a home renovation project, according to a new infographic from…
The Best Flooring for Resale Value

The Best Flooring for Resale Value
Posted Monday April 22, 2019 in Home Improvement

What’s the best flooring to boost your Illinois home’s resale value? Whether you’re selling your place or are just thinking about replacing what’s under your feet with something shiny and new, you’ll want to carefully consider which type of flooring you pick. Because flooring matters—a lot. In fact, some experts believe it may be the…
Home Improvements With The Best ROI In 2019

Home Improvements With The Best ROI In 2019
Posted Monday April 1, 2019 in Home Improvement

Remodeling Magazine just released their Cost vs. Value Report, an in-depth look at the return on investment (ROI) that common remodeling projects get across the county. Below are the remodeling projects that topped this year’s report with the best ROI, as well as some tips on how to best design these spaces. 1. Backyard patio…
Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist
Posted Monday March 25, 2019 in Home Improvement

In addition to spring cleaning, this is also the perfect time of year to make sure everything around your Illinois home is in working order. Use this spring home maintenance checklist to undo any damage from winter. This will let you relax during the warmer months, knowing your house is in top shape. Overall inspection…
How to Identify a Load-Bearing Wall (and Why It Matters)

How to Identify a Load-Bearing Wall (and Why It Matters)
Posted Monday March 18, 2019 in Home Improvement

To create open-concept floor plans, homeowners are knocking down walls everywhere from the kitchen to the master bathroom. But before you start swinging a sledgehammer, you’ll need to know if you’re dealing with a load-bearing wall, which is significantly different from a partition (or non-load-bearing) wall. What is a load-bearing wall? So, what’s the difference…
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