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Kitchen Islands

We all know the kitchen is the heart of the home. The place the family comes to gather, laugh, and share special moments together. Creating an inviting and functional kitchen helps welcome guests and family members into your space! One of the most versatile additions to a kitchen can be the kitchen island. The island can be a place of prep and function, but it can also be a place for your family and friends to pull up a seat, grab a bite to eat and share the stories of their day.

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Large Showers vs Traditional Bathtubs

Whether you are remodeling a hall bathroom or looking to create a stunning master bathroom, there is a new trend in bathroom renovations. Homeowners are often choosing to forego the traditional bathroom layout, and instead opt for a new functional option! We see bathtubs becoming a debatable bathroom necessity! What do you think, is a bathtub a must or is a large walk-in shower something you dream of?

 

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How Much Does It Cost to Remodel a Bathroom in Chicago's North Shore (2018)?

As children, most of us found “The Guinness Book of World Records” fascinating, particularly when the records coincided with our own ambitions and interests. Some might suppose that statistics are categorically boring, but nothing is farther from the truth when the reader has a vested interest in them. Today, we’ve assembled statistics that our remodeling-minded readers will appreciate: statistics on bathroom remodel costs in the Chicago North Shore area.

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The 8 Biggest Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

If you’ve spoken with anyone who’s remodeled a bathroom, you’ve likely heard some variation of, “It turned out great! But I wish I had known _____ beforehand.” Every remodel comes with a specific set of potential headaches, but if you know what to expect ahead of time and which common mistakes homeowners make, you’ll be able to plan wisely and minimize stress. Here are the eight most common pitfalls to avoid as you prep for your bathroom remodel in the Chicago North Shore area.

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10 Tips for Remodeling Your Bathroom in Chicago’s North Shore

Tip 1: Plan Your Budget

It may sound obvious, but the first step to a successful renovation project is knowing your budget. This means both deciding ahead of time how much money you can allocate toward your project and balancing that projection with area-specific market research. (See our blog post on the cost of a bathroom remodel in the Chicago North shore area.)

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Small Bathroom Remodel Ideas from Chicago North Shore Homes

Wanting more space can be like wanting more time; sometimes, you just don’t have it. However, just as you can redesign your schedule to increase efficiency, so too you can reimagine your space to ease flow. Here are some effective small bathroom remodeling ideas we implemented in past projects.

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Top 5 Luxurious Bathroom Upgrades

Nothing provides rejuvenation like being able to begin and end your day in a space that provides relaxation and comfort. And what better place to introduce this tranquil ambiance than in your private luxury bathroom? Today we will share high-end upgrade ideas to transform your morning and evening rituals into serene, spa-like experiences.

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8 Flooring Options to Consider for Your Next Home Remodel

There are essentially three mainstream flooring options in use today: wood, tile, and carpet. Even within these three reliable materials, however, there is great variation. We’ve assembled a brief guide explaining the pros, cons, and best uses of each.

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What is the True ROI of a Bathroom Addition in the Chicago North Shore Area?

Last week, we spent some time discussing the cost of additions in the Chicago North Shore area. In particular, we looked at these three most common types of home additions: master suites, bathrooms, and decks. But what kind of an ROI can you expect on any of these additions?

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Project Highlight: Pool Room Renovated Into Beautiful Family Room for Family in Park Ridge

Setting the Stage

If you’re anything like our recent client in Park Ridge, IL, some rooms in your house are underutilized. For this client, that room was a pool room. The indoor pool was not being used, and it was turning into a safety concern for the homeowners who have kids. Instead, they had hopes of turning the pool room into additional living space for the kids and add an additional bedroom. That’s when they called BDS Design Build Remodel.

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