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Home Remodeling Blog

The Top Zip Codes on Chicago’s North Shore for Beautiful Homes

Chicago’s North Shore is the perfect place to buy real estate if you want a spacious house in an excellent school district. Many of the most exclusive zip codes in the entire area are located in the North Shore, which makes house hunting convenient. Here are just a few zip codes you’ll want to consider during your home search.

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The Best Country Clubs North shore Chicago

There’s never been a better time to join a country club. While golf may have been the primary reason to join a country club in the past, many of today’s clubs also emphasize recreation, health, and fitness and wellness. If you’ve been considering club membership, you’ll want to investigate these four impressive Chicago area country clubs.

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The Best 2019 Spring Events Near Chicago

One of the best things about living in the Chicago area is the abundance of things to do. Whether you want to stay close to the North Shore or venture into the city, you’ll find plenty of events and activities to keep you busy. In fact, one or more of these spring events may make the perfect addition to your calendar.

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The Best Spring Getaways Near Chicago

 

As Chicago’s chill winter winds start to turn warmer, most of us are eager to greet spring and find an outlet for our dormant wanderlust. Whether you want to escape into nature, explore a new city, rejuvenate at a resort, or try something new, these seven getaways near Chicago’s North Shore offer something for everyone! 

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6 Things to Know About North Shore Chicago Before Moving There

Excepting the 2008 financial crisis, home prices have been pretty steadily on the rise across the US. According to Trulia, the median home value in over 100 neighborhoods hit 1 million, with larger cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Long Island, Brookline, and Boulder experiencing higher inflation rates.

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The Best Neighborhoods to Check Out Near Chicago’s North Shore

Chicago’s North Shore area is characterized by charming, historic streets lined with gorgeous homes. Bordering Lake Michigan, you can find the neighborhoods of Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Lake Forest, and Lake Bluff. Just inland, you’ll find Glenview, Northbrook, Deerfield, Vernon Hills, and Northfield. Each of these neighborhoods has their own unique attractions. Today, we’ll highlight six of our favorites: Libertyville, Wilmette, Lake Forest, Winnetka, Highland Park, and Glenview.

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How Long Will My Home Remodel Take?

Asking how long a home remodel will take is a little bit like asking how long it will take to drive from one side of Chicago to the other. The answer, of course, is that it depends on a number of factors, such as the time of day, the traffic, and, of course, the exact locations where you begin and finish. In the same way, knowing how long a remodel takes depends on which room you’re remodeling, the scope of your project, and your contractor’s process. As contractors who have “driven the route” multiple times, however, we can give general guidelines for popular renovations, as well as a window into our design build process to help you estimate the timeline of your Chicago North Shore Area remodel.

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The Future of Remodeling - Trends that Could Take Off in 2019

If 2018 was the year that saw a surge in technology in the home, 2019 is the year that stylistically balances that trend. In saying this, we’re certainly not saying there’ll be a decrease in home tech in the coming year; rather, we’re saying that 2019’s trending materials, styles, colors, patterns, etc. all reintroduce biophilic elements that balance our increasingly tech-centric lifestyles. After consulting some of today’s leading home remodeling and decorating authorities like Elle Decor, Decor Aid, House Beautiful, and Realtor.com, here’s our synthesis of what’s trending in 2019.

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3 Home Safety Tips This Holiday Season

The holidays are a joyful time spent with family and friends cherishing our shared time and memories. But they can also be dangerous if you're not managing your home safety seasonally or annually. We want you to enjoy your holidays without having to think twice about your home's safety.

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Should You Remodel Your Home in 2019?

Current Remodeling Market Report from NAHB

Based on 2018’s remodeling statistics, the remodeling market looks to remain steady going into 2019. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports a remodeling market index of 58 for the third quarter of 2018. (Any number above 50 indicates a higher number of remodels than the previous quarter.) Each quarter’s index numbers have steadily risen/been above 50 ever since the second quarter of 2013.

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