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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 What was once an outdated, labor-intensive design element has become something you can do in a weekend.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

Whether for a kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, or as storage in other areas of your home or business, cabinets can drastically alter the overall aesthetic of a room and are generally a major decision in any bathroom or kitchen remodeling job. We’ve talked before about selection and common styles in a previous post about kitchen

The Belmont Harbor Condo Renovation project at 3150 N Lake Shore Drive building was a complete gut and renovation project of a 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom condo unit.  Stunning views of Lake Michigan’s Belmont Harbor, Lake Shore Drive and skyline views of downtown Chicago are now accessible by automated Serena Shade systems installed by 123 Remodeling throughout the unit. Kitchen –

The first step in planning a kitchen is to determine the amount of space you have to work with. Once you define the space, you need to determine the “Work Triangle” placement of Sink, Refrigerator and Cooking Stove.  Often the existing water, electrical and drainage lines will determine which layout styles will suit best for the

  Little Italy also known as University Village, located near UIC campus, just outside of Chicago’s downtown loop area.  123 Remodeling was called by a townhouse owner for a complete gut kitchen remodeling project. First phase of the project consisted of demolition and removal of existing kitchen.  After consulting with one of our experienced project

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