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An Intro to Lighting

Planning the correct lighting is a crucial decision for any remodel. There are so many style options to consider as well as the most important factor which is the functionality of the space. When determining the proper lighting, you must be aware of all the basic elements that come into play. Our team at BDS is here to talk through what your remodel needs from start to finish including all your lighting details. 

 

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Red Top Home Remodel

Renovation projects come in all sizes and time frames. Some take place one project at a time over many years, and some happen immediately after moving into the home. Our BDS team is happy to help with renovations of any size and any time frame. The Red Top Remodel was looking to update their new house to meet their style as well as modernize some outdated areas of the home. The homeowners took on some initial painting themselves, and  then our BDS team had the pleasure of joining them to tackle the rest! Red Top Remodel was ready to tackle multiple projects in their new home, so our team was able to help renovate the kitchen, three bathrooms, office, family room, as well as the mudroom and then a few additional projects like lighting, painting and additional outlets to really help make this home functional.

 

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Choosing Cabinet Hardware

Accessories make all the difference in creating style. Whether you are transforming your Jeep to be the coolest on the block, or dressing up for a night on the town - accessories take your look from plain to the next level. Think of hardware as one of the many accessories you can use to create style in your home. They can take any kitchen or bathroom design from standard to fantastic with a few small additions. Not sure where to start? Our team at BDS is here to talk through all your options to find the best fit for your home.

 

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Modern vs Classic Kitchen Remodels

Like all parts of culture and life, styles and trends come in and out like the wind. Jeans are skinny or flared, hair is big or sleek, and home design styles are no different. Most homes tend to lean towards a more classic or a more modern atmosphere depending on what suits your family’s style. Unlike buying a new pair of jeans, a home remodel is more of an investment, so it is good to know what style is the best fit for your home’s aesthetic.

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The BDS Story

Behind every great company is...well a great story! BDS Construction which later became BDS Design Build Remodel was incorporated in 2003. It was born of a passion for home remodeling here in the Chicago area. 

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Remodel Mistakes That Can Ruin Any Project

When it comes to remodels, we all have big dreams and ambitions for our design plans. But without clearly laid out plans and expert oversight, there can be a multitude of mistakes made. These mistakes can not only be extremely frustrating but also very costly. Don’t let your remodel plans become the next “Pinterest fail.”

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Timber Creek Home Remodel in Libertyville

Over the course of 2 years and in 2 separate phases, our team at BDS had the pleasure of working on the Timber Creek Remodel in Libertyville. We were able to accomplish an extensive remodel of the primary bedroom suite, hall bath, and stairs, and then later took on the complete remodel of the kitchen, mudroom, and floors. It was a beautiful transformation for an incredible family! With a home that had become outdated and lacking in modern conveniences, this busy family partnered with our team and the results turned out stunning!

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Refinished Fireplaces

Fireplaces are often the focal point of any great family room, but they can also be found in many areas of the home such as bedrooms, formal living, dining rooms, and even bathrooms. Much like all areas of our homes the design of fireplaces can reflect the style of our home such as modern, classic, or rustic. As you remodel your home, don’t forget to include your fireplace in the design as an outdated fireplace can definitely stick out like a sore thumb! 

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Painted vs Stained Kitchen Cabinets

These days there are so many options when it comes to the design of your kitchen. From backsplash to hardware or countertops to cabinets, the options are endless. When it comes to kitchen cabinets, you can choose from stained or painted. Don’t know which route to take? Our team at BDS is happy to discuss your vision and which design option will best suit the look you are trying to achieve.

 

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Get Organized with a Beautiful & Practical Mudroom

Needing somewhere to put that pile of coats, backpacks, and purses? A place to drop you and your family’s belongings is a practical and much needed addition to any home. From purses and work bags to sports equipment and backpacks, there are always items being dropped just inside the door as family members walk in. Having an organized dedicated space to hang your coats and bags helps tame the chaos of everyday life. 

 

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