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Home Remodeling Blog

Turning Your Basement into Extra Living Space

There are many reasons to remodel your basement. Maybe you have children, grandchildren, or aging parents moving in and want to create a multi-generational-friendly living space. Maybe your teenage children want their own independent living area. Maybe you simply want to make better use of your space by installing a hobby room. Whatever your renovation reason, we’ve assembled a list of tips for basement remodeling in the Chicago North Shore area.

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Kitchen Island Design and Layout Ideas

Kitchens are by far the busiest zone in the home. Because of this, your kitchen remodel in the Chicago North Shore area can demand more planning time than any other area of your home. Let’s go over some basic design and layout ideas for what has become one of the building blocks of many kitchens: the island.

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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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Featured Project - Libertyville Whole Home Remodel

The original home was built in 1910 in a style reflective of the then popular arts and crafts movement, which prized the simplicity and elegance of detailed craftsmanship over industrial production. It is with this same care and attention to detail that BDS restored this historic home while at the same time making it functional and fresh. The home renovation is the perfect reflection of the forms and philosophies the original home was built on.

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We Are Showing a Home in the Mainstreet Libertyville Home Tour

What is the Mainstreet Libertyville Historic Housewalk?

The Libertyville Historic Housewalk is an annual event sponsored by Mainstreet Libertyville, a local non-profit dedicated to enhancing Libertyville’s community identity and preserving its heritage. They achieve this by sponsoring events that unite the local community and provide the economic stability to preserve an elegant and thriving downtown. The Historic Housewalk is an event that Libertyville locals look forward to every year. This year, it is on Saturday, June 10th, 2017, from 10am to 3pm.

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3 Exterior Remodels Sure to Inspire You This Spring

With summer fast approaching, spring is the time to dream big. Like many of our clients, maybe you’ve always wanted to maximize your outdoor space but just haven’t yet gotten around to it.Maybe you haven’t nailed down your vision yet. Or maybe you haven’t found the right company to realize that vision.

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Project Highlight: Elegant Grey and White Libertyville Kitchen Remodel

Tired of living in an outdated and maintenance-plagued kitchen? So was BDS Design Build Remodel’s recent client. 

However, after meeting with BDS and understanding their level of expertise in both design and construction, they decided to take the plunge into a kitchen renovation. The result? A gorgeous, original, functional, up-to-date kitchen. 

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3 Types of Kitchen Counter Top Materials Found in North Shore Chicago Homes

Trying to find a top-drawer countertop to complement your kitchen cabinetry? We’ve compiled a list of commonly used countertop materials in the Chicago North Shore area and compared the merits and drawbacks of each.

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Inspiration for the Small Bathroom Remodel You’ve Always Dreamed Of

Sometimes, it might seem easier to know what to do with a large space than a small space. In a large space, you can “dream big” and then make minor alterations to your overall vision to accommodate budget and design restrictions. A smaller space, on the other hand, may seem to pose more challenges and fewer options. But in actuality, smaller spaces create boundaries that make planning easier and still enable you to complete charming transformations. Consider these ideas for your small bathroom remodel in the Chicago North Shore area.

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Tips on Creating a Comfortable Living Room

A living room is an area where families come together to share the highlights of their day, play a game, watch a movie, or just enjoy one another’s company. A comfortable, cozy living room is far more inviting than one that seems cold and pristine. Here are some ways to make your living room your family’s relaxing haven.

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