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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 With a home that had become outdated and lacking in modern conveniences, this busy family partnered with our team and the results turned out stunning!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 As you remodel your home, don’t forget to include your fireplace in the design as an outdated fireplace can definitely stick out like a sore thumb!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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Lake Zurich Home Remodel

Helping our clients create the home they are dreaming of is our greatest joy! We love knowing their homes are now functioning better for their needs and looking beautiful as well. Our team works hard to not only produce a beautiful result, but we want this experience to be something each client enjoys! We love hearing how happy our clients are with the results, and one of the greatest compliments is a return client!

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The design of your kitchen speaks volumes to the overall design theme of your home. It is an easy place to add big impact design elements. Kitchens can be neutral and timeless or they can be full of vibrant life without being too in your face. One of the easiest areas to impact the design in the kitchen is the backsplash. You can use the backsplash to add not only a clean functional look to your kitchen, but also to add movement, color, and visual interest! A few of the most common options we see at BDS are:


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Choosing Wood Flooring

Flooring can set the stage for the look and feel of your home. Not only do you want to consider the design element of it, but also the practicality of your floor. Every home has different needs when it comes to flooring, and knowing the ins and outs of each type is critical in that decision! Let our knowledgeable team at BDS help you determine which floor not only provides the look you are after, but also which floor will be the best fit for your home!


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