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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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What is the Average ROI for a Kitchen Remodel in the Chicago North Shore Area?

Is a Kitchen Remodel Worth It?

We’d all love a kitchen make-over. Who doesn’t want to improve the work flow, lighting, and overall ambiance in what many have called the heart of the home? When it comes to home improvement, kitchens are often a top priority for home owners and buyers alike. But is the financial return worth the investment?

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3 Beautiful Home Remodels in the Chicago, IL, Area

Last month, we featured a welcoming and peaceful family room that BDS converted from an outdated, indoor pool room that was turning into a safety hazard for a family with young kids. This month, our project highlights are three recent Chicago area home remodels all completed in a transitional style.            

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BDS is Proud to Announce Two Chrysalis Award Wins in 2017

To receive one Chrysalis Award is quite an honor, but to snap up two of them is what BDS Design Build Remodel just did. We made a commitment to excellence when we first founded BDS Design Build Remodel in 2003. That commitment is reflected in every home project we take on, whether large or small, and it is a commitment that just earned us nation-wide public recognition.

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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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Why North Shore Chicago Families are Choosing Design Build

More and more families in the Chicago North Shore area are choosing to partner with Design Build Companies on their home renovation projects, and this is largely because of the unique advantages available when working with a remodeling company that boasts in-house designers. We’ve been asked what it is that makes the design-build process so desirable, and today we’re going to answer that question for you.

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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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