Renovating character-driven homes that are grounded in a particular aesthetic or time period is known as retro renovation. Chicago and the surrounding suburbs are home to a wide variety of architectural designs worthy of retro renovation—from Victorians to Mid-Century Moderns, from American Four Squares to Chicago Bungalows, from Craftsman and Prairie Style homes to […]
Attic renovations can be much more than meets the eye. To many, the attic is an unclaimed portion of their home ready to be converted to bedrooms, baths, or even rec rooms. While it may appear that this transformation would involve no more than some flooring, insulation and drywall, attic remodels are fairly complex. […]
Deciding what can and can’t be built can be confusing. When creating a design for a remodel or custom home, one factor that many homeowners forget to consider is the local zoning restrictions on Floor Area Ratio (also called Bulk in some towns) or the ratio of living space in relation to the lot […]
Has your life outgrown your current home? You may have been asking yourself one of the hardest life-changing questions: should I move or should I remodel? You are not alone. Many people have been asking themselves the same exact question. Though the answer is rarely easy, we’ve researched and provided the top 9 considerations […]
Mid-century modern architecture is regaining popularity among homeowners planning a home remodel or custom home build. Celebrating the decor of the mid-twentieth century, this style embraces open living space, clean lines and a modern take on classic style, proving its timelessness against postmodern designs.
With the distinctive abodes seen in James Bond, The Brady Bunch, […]