Category Archives: Building for Longevity

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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barrington IL remodeling contractors

Why Barrington IL Remodeling Contractors Need Experience With Rainscreens

In my blog post last week on August 4, 2014, I discussed how to identify a high-quality house wrap for your home because it truly is the last line of defense against moisture problems within the outside walls of your home. In this blog, I want to take the topic of a wall assembly to another level and specifically discuss the importance of keeping a wall dry and free of moisture buildup. To accomplish this, I will I will talk about using a technique known today as a rainscreen. I will also do my best to stress the importance of why Barrington IL remodeling contractors should implement this conception a remodeling or new home construction project.

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12 Benefits of Synthetic Slate Roofing for Wayne IL Homes

It’s sometimes tricky trying to tell the difference between real and costume jewelry, isn’t it? Occasionally I’ll see a necklace or ring with such brilliance and — for a moment — think they’re genuine diamonds or gemstones, only to find out they are high-end, elegant pieces of well-designed costume jewelry that were made to look real. In certain circumstances, man-made materials have a better function and purpose than the genuine article. Let me explain.

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Natural stone for Glencoe IL homes

Building or Remodeling? Consider Natural Stone for Glencoe IL Homes

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”  -Frank Lloyd Wright

Natural stone for Glencoe IL homes

Pictured above: Custom-cut Limestone Façade

That’s a simple yet powerful quote that sets the tone for my blog post today. If you’ve been reading some of my recent blogs, you know that I build and remodel homes to last. Building for longevity is a running theme with me. In fact, it’s one of the tenets I live by and how I run my residential design/build firm. It should be no surprise then that I love talking about the timeless beauty and durability of natural stone. If you’re building a new custom home or planning to remodel, consider natural stone for Glencoe IL homes or anywhere on the North Shore and greater Chicagoland area. Continue reading

home remodeling in hinsdale

Home Remodeling in Hinsdale IL: Choose Exterior Trim that Lasts

Extremely cold winters and hot, humid summers … that’s just what we get in the Chicago area. Whatever happened to those average 70-degree partly sunny days we’re supposed to get in the spring and fall? Well, if every day were pleasant, there would be no need for me to write this blog. But because we live in the Midwest with harsh weather conditions on both ends of the spectrum, I want to discuss the serious matter of choosing the right type of long-lasting exterior trim. Home remodeling in Hinsdale IL means taking our weather into account before embarking on any project. Continue reading

kitchen remodel

Kitchen Remodel: Achieving Longevity through a Phenomenal Transformation

Five tips to ensure your kitchen remodel is done with top quality that stands the test of time.

I recently read that the lifespan of the average house is 100 years or longer. Within this 100-year-average, there are many designs, materials and products that vary in terms of a lifespan. For example, a typical asphalt shingle roof may last 25 years but the structural steel to hold up the house NEEDS to last for the entire lifespan.  Continue reading