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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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Which Home Remodels Offer the Best ROI

Whether you want to ready your home for resale or you want to be sure that your personal projects add to its market value in the long term, it’s smart to research national and Chicago North Shore area ROIs for each home improvement project you’re considering. Today, we’ll synthesize statistics and advice from some of the largest and most reliable financial sources for home improvements: U.S. News and World Report, Bankrate, Remodeling’s Cost vs. Value, and Forbes.   

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3 Reasons to Work with a Design Build Firm

3 Reasons to Work with a Design-Build Firm for Your Chicago North Shore Remodel

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How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Add to the Value of Your Chicago Home?

According to US News, updating kitchens and bathrooms is the best way to interest potential home buyers after general maintenance has been addressed. While kitchen remodel value can certainly be assessed based on its ability to make an entire home more attractive to potential buyers, we’ve also gathered concrete numbers on kitchen remodeling investments and resale values for the Chicago North Shore area. Of course, the cost recoup of a project is directly correlative to its scope, so we’ve divided projects into three categories: minor midrange remodels, major midrange remodels, and major upscale remodels.

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Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Home Remodel Part 1: Budget

Beyond Googling project prices and allocating estimated finances, most Chicago North Shore home-owners don’t know all the steps involved in planning budgets for a successful home remodel. Today, we’ve compiled a list of “don’ts” to help you avoid financial mishaps before and during your remodel.

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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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Why Do Our Clients Keep Coming Back? We Build Relationships and Trust

Our Story

Meet Bryan, the owner of BDS Design Build Remodel. Bryan started BDS in 2003, but his experience in the industry began long before. With a degree in architecture and 7 years on-site experience working construction, Bryan was uniquely prepared to start his own business as a licensed design-build contractor and competently oversee all projects from beginning to end. 

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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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How Much Does an Addition Cost in the Chicago North Shore Area? (2018 Update)

Just how much do home additions cost in the Chicago North Shore area? While the answer of course depends on the scope and size of your project, we’ll look at average costs for mid-range and upscale renovations on three commonly chosen addition projects: the master suite, the bathroom, and the deck.


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