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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 What was once an outdated, labor-intensive design element has become something you can do in a weekend.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
Whether you work in an office or from your desk at home, manage a few dozen employees or an Etsy shop, it’s vital to create a productive work space. You want to minimize distractions, but without it feeling like a prison cell. You want to encourage collaboration, but without sacrificing individual performance. There are loads

Rehab in Downtown Glen Ellyn

123 Remodeling’s latest rehab project takes us to Glen Ellyn where we’re taking a pair of old buildings on Main st into the 21st century. We’re delving into some historic properties, one of which will be turning 90 this year. We’ll be gutting these buildings completely and updating them from the inside out. First order
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Breaking the Popcorn Ceiling

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
Condo Living Room Remodel - 1049 N Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL (Wicker Park)
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Fireplaces from the Inside Out

Snow is on the ground, the Holidays are coming, and Fireplace Season is officially upon us. Whether you’re prepping for family gatherings or a visit from Santa Claus, you want your fireplace to look its best. So let’s take a couple minutes to discuss what goes into a fireplace (yes, besides wood).      
Based solely on watching the Cubs overcome their curse this year, this is as good a time for a comeback as any. So strap in because we’re at the beginning of an epic journey full of twists, turns, courage, redemption, and a whole lot of drywall.            
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
The construction industry is unarguably one of the biggest employers in the US. To be precise, as many as around 20% of all jobs offered in the country in April last year were from the construction industry. It has also been steadily employing skilled employees throughout the year, and apparently, things are only going to
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
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Building Your Best Book Nook

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.          
Choose Energy Efficient Appliances Focusing on energy efficiency when you choose your appliances is not only good for the environment, but also great for your budget. The less energy you waste, the less energy you pay for! Big gains can be seen from replacing major appliances like refrigerators and furnaces, but the small things add
Written by Nicole Tolch   Have An Idea  The first thing you will probably want to do when planning a construction or remodeling project is find out how much it will cost and how long it will take. But the first thing you should do is have a good idea of what you want. You