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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

As I was walking to my office the other day, I saw that one of the houses I routinely pass had turned around its plastic jackolantern lights to be Thanksgiving pumpkins. And while it’s certainly clever in a pinch, I think we can all do a little better when it comes to our holiday decor.

I grew up with two brothers, so as one might expect, there was lot of sibling in-fighting. We’re all three very different people with different ways of viewing and operating in the world. But the one thing that could always unite us (besides like McDonalds) was how much we loved movies. There were few conflicts

Building Your Best Book Nook

Thursday, 10 November 2016 by

November is National Novel Writing Month, so whether you’re a budding novelist or a notorious bibliophile, here are some tips for making the best space to bask in your love of books.          

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

A kitchen is a high-traffic, highly functioning room as the center focal point in most homes.   Areas in the kitchen requiring a bright light source, counter-tops where food is prepared and near sink area where dishes are cleaned, often times cabinets and appliances interfere with light’s natural path. The problem –  Insufficient light in the kitchen where cooking and cleaning

What is the Color of Year for 2016?

Wednesday, 09 December 2015 by

  Who is Pantone? Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer. Pantone selects

First steps in any home remodeling project, is to “design” your new area with your ideas.  The final design plan is used as a means to communicate with your project manager.  The real value of “design” phase of remodeling is that you don’t have to be on top of every detail yourself. You have 123 Remodeling for your

We’ve done it again. Chicago Remodeling company 123 Remodeling have taken an unfurnished, unused basement space and created a functional, livable square footage basement space. The home has added a full bathroom, laundry and utility room.  The newly installed canned recessed lighting have been installed to create maximum head space.   All of the exposed studs and support beams

A new paint job can brighten a room that is need of any uplift and even energize the entire house.  We have chosen a fresh coat paint throughout the entire house as the top choice for cost-effective home improvement projects. When starting a painting project, first step is to select the correct paint, as there are

Ever wonder how one step on a squeaky floor can make such a loud, piercing sounds?  A simple nail connecting the joist and sub-floor may get warped or fail out of place and once the nail is not in its place, the pressure against Subfloor will cause that squeak, every time you step on that

Here are 10 household items you never would have thought to use to organize and for storage around your home.   Creative ways to store items without spending much time or money at all. Some of these are especially nice for a small home or condominiums where you simply don’t have the space to just throw everything in a drawer

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