Geneva IL Design-Build Contractor

Geneva IL Design-Build Contractor to Guide Your Butterfly

Let’s be honest. Design-to-construction is a real fear for homeowners. You’ve spent months, if not years, coming up with a list of features that you need or want in your new home or remodel. So, you’re at the point where all of your ducks are in a row and you now want to move forward. Where do you start? I’m a Geneva IL design-build contractor who understands more than anyone what that situation is like for you.

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Geneva IL Remodeling Contractor Cites Quality Service as Top Priority

It’s a fantastic feeling to be reminded regularly that you made the right decision, isn’t it? When we moved our office to Geneva last quarter, we knew we were in a special place. After having talked to a few like-minded business owners recently, I can tell you that this particular Geneva IL remodeling contractor is glad to be around colleagues who also view customer service as their top priority.

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Geneva IL Custom Home Builder in Good Company with Local Businesses

Geneva IL custom home builder

We’re proud to be a Geneva IL custom home builder that’s surrounded by so many great local businesses. Over the holidays, I spent more time visiting with our neighbors. If you have any interest in cooking whatsoever – or know anyone who does – visit The Spice House this year!

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Geneva IL home remodeling

Geneva IL home remodeling news: Best of Houzz 2015 Winner

Geneva IL home remodelingAs a Geneva IL home remodeling design/build firm, we are happy to announce that we’ve won a Best of Houzz 2015 award in the “design” category. Our project photos include some of the most popular images on Houzz.com, which is the leading online platform for home remodeling and design.

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At Home Remodeling in Geneva IL

We are so pleased to be at home remodeling in Geneva IL! The team at Donatelli Builders, Inc. is very excited that we moved our office to this incredibly picturesque, charming and vibrant community. If you haven’t had a chance to visit Geneva, make it a point to do so soon!

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Chicago Area Home Remodeling

Qualified Remodeler Magazine Features our Chicago Area Home Remodeling Project

Our top-to-bottom award-winning Chicago area home remodeling project was profiled in Qualified Remodeler magazine, one of the leading national trade publications for the remodeling industry. Take a peek inside this striking transformation.

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12 Kitchen Remodeling Tips – Aging in Place in Geneva IL

I have had so many people call me because they can’t deal with their existing kitchens any longer. Some of the many factors leading to a kitchen remodel include an ill-conceived layout not conducive to cooking or entertaining, lack of storage space, inadequate lighting, inefficient appliances, a dated “look” and “feel” all around or maybe their kitchen table just isn’t big enough so what they really want is an extending dining table and 6 chairs. Now imagine you have those same complaints but are entering into your senior years and can no longer move around like you once could decades ago? In this blog post, I want to talk about kitchen remodeling tips necessary for seniors aging in place in Geneva IL and across the suburban Chicagoland area.

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Aging in Place: Looking at Baby Boomer Generation Homes Today

Aging in Place 

Guest blog post by Amanda Kaestner of G/O Digital, a Gannett Company

 

More baby boomers reach retirement age every day, but fewer are choosing to live in retirement communities. Instead, they’re “aging in place” and would rather renovate their current homes in order to transition into their golden years in comfort and safety.

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Chicago Tribune Profiles Award-winning Schaumburg IL Kitchen Remodel

Journalists and editors are often inundated with submissions of remodeling projects from designers and builders who are hoping to get their work published. In order for something to rise to the level of being coverage-worthy, it has to stand out. We’re happy to report that one of our recent remodeling projects — a Schaumburg IL kitchen remodel we completed with designers Gail Drury, CMKBD, of Glen Ellyn, IL, and Vicki Ovitt of Wheaton, IL — was recently featured in the Chicago Tribune.

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2014 Kitchen Design Trends for Barrington IL

Planning a kitchen remodel this year or in 2015? Take a moment to read about the top 12 kitchen design trends for Barrington IL homes and residences all throughout the Chicagoland area before your remodeling or new construction journey begins.

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Changing the product key for Microsoft Office applications without reinstalling

The notebook PC that I use for work has Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 installed. Office Enterprise includes most of the applications that I need but not Visio, so I also have Microsoft Office Visio 2007.

The 2007 office products can be used a certain number of times before activation is required and, unfortunately, when I tried to activate my copy of Visio I found that the product key had been used too many times and activation failed (the Office Enterprise key was fine). After watching the number of trial uses of the product slowly decrement, I needed to change the product key, but didn’t want to have to re-install Visio.

Microsoft knowledge base article 895456 provides details for changing the product key for the 2007 Office system (as well as other releases).

It’s important to note that:

  • For a 64-bit version of Windows, the registry location to edit will be HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\version\Registration rather than HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\version\Registration.
  • If multiple Office products are installed, multiple GUIDs will appear in the registry – the important entry to look at will be the ProductName – in my case one GUID had a ProductName of Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007 and the other had a ProductName of Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007.

Once the correct GUID had been tracked down and the associated DigitalProductID and ProductID entries removed, I fired up Visio, entered a different product key and successfully activated the software.

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