Roof Carpenter
Real Estate

Roof Maintenance To Improve Longevity

Roof Maintenance To Improve Longevity If you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance you’re fortunate enough to have a roof over your head.  The roof on a home might not be as fun to talk about as kitchens, or baths, or maybe even furniture.  However, a poorly maintained roof can wreak havoc on your...

Home Maintenance Tips
Real Estate

Home Maintenance Pro Tips – Get These Done Now

August is almost here, and unfortunately for us, that means it’s time to start thinking about making some winter preparations.  I know, now you’re angry.  These are just a few quick home maintenance tips to get out of the way now, so you can rest easy in the winter.   Go knock these out quickly, and...

Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinet Construction: What’s The Difference?

Behind the cherry, birch, or maple doors of a kitchen cabinet is the wood used to construct the cabinet box—the back, sides, top, shelves, and bottom.  Most cabinet suppliers will typically offer two options for the cabinet construction. Plywood is made up of layers of wood veneer glued together, alternating the grain of the wood...

Interior Design

Kitchen Design: To Open, Or Not To Open?

The kitchen is my favorite room in the house.  I love cooking and entertaining for family and friends. A great kitchen combines elements of design with functionality. The best part about designing a kitchen today is the number of designs, styles and layouts that you can play around with. Turn on HGTV or any other...

Real Estate

Chicago Home Sales On The Rise In November

Chicago Real Estate On The Rise In November Without a doubt, Chicago is the best City in the US!  Living in Lake County for most of my life, I was sad to read this article last September in regards to how fast folks were moving out of Illinois.  The reasons why? Take your pick: Property taxes,...

Windows

Energy Efficient Windows Can Make A Big Difference

Windows provide our homes with light, warmth, and ventilation, but they can also negatively impact a home’s energy efficiency. Most everyone knows that installing energy efficient windows can help reduce heating and cooling costs.  Uncle Sam will even give you a tax credit for installing these new windows in your home. If you’re building new, it’s important to understand...