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One of the biggest trends in kitchen design right now is the rise of the island. Providing extra prep or social space, islands are also a great place to add some extra design flair and functionality. Often, an island is the first thing you see when you walk in the kitchen, so it’s a great

You’ve officially decided. It’s time to refresh that kitchen or gut that bathroom. You cannot look at those tiles anymore. You can’t cook one more dinner on that laminate counter. It’s now or never. Well congrats on your decision! I’m excited to talk about it and get your free design consultation scheduled. But let’s take

In a perfect world where nothing goes wrong, all the materials show up on time, and there are no delays with city permits or your condo board, a kitchen remodel can be done in about 3 weeks. But this is the real world, and the average timeline ends up being a few months. Sometimes tiles

One of the many lofts west of the river in downtown Chicago, 123 Remodeling has renovated this condo from the ground up, keeping its industrial charm, while updating it with modern kitchen and bathroom features. The single wall kitchen is built on flat panel cabinets in a slate gray, for a modern yet grounded look,

In the last decade, as the country recovers from the 2008 crash of the real estate market, resale value has been at the front of homeowning minds looking to make renovations. If you’re planning to sell your house in the next 2-5 years, you might start looking at your options for increasing that resale value.

One of the many benefits of a kitchen island is the additional cabinet and storage space it can provide. However, many modern kitchens already offer an abundance of cabinet space in their basic layout, and this extra space often winds up not being used to its full potential. But even for those of you lucky

Style 101: Shabby Chic

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 by

  When you live in a city with loads of young hipsters, or casually watch a lot of HGTV, you’ll likely hear a lot of “design terminology” thrown around. It can be hard to navigate for the uninitiated, so I’m going to give you a place to start this week.   One of the more

The Top 5 Colors for 2017

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 by

  If you’re looking to refresh your place this year, I have just the thing. Every year, all the big paint manufacturers choose a few colors which they expect to be the major trends for the year, or which they hope will set the tone for current designs. Ranging from your safe neutrals to bold

I know you saw that title and cringed a bit. But listen, wallpaper is making a huge comeback. Even our friends at HGTV are talking about it. What was once an outdated, labor-intensive design element has become something you can do in a weekend. And while paint is never going out of style, there are

Breaking the Popcorn Ceiling

Wednesday, 04 January 2017 by

New year, new you, new ceiling. Now that the holidays are over and the chaos of decorating and entertaining has come to an end, it’s time to get back to real life and start decluttering your life for a fresh start. And honestly, nothing needs a decluttering more than your popcorn ceiling. You might call

Today I want to talk about a flooring option which you may not have given much consideration. You can use it in any room in your house to give a look of modern elegance or the feel of rustic warmth. If you haven’t looked into wood-look tile as an option for your remodeling projects, then

Today, we’re doing math – I’m warning you upfront. Don’t get scared, because it’s simple math and it’s gonna make your house look great. If you’ve ever been baking and confused a teaspoon with a tablespoon, you know that a small mistake in measurements can ruin an entire recipe. The same is often true in

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