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This brick and cedar traditionally-styled home is located on nearly an acre of land in Streamwood so it features plenty of outdoor space for fair weather enjoyment, as well as ample indoor space for year-round use.
Add that extra bit of sophistication and depth to a homeUpdated Feb 5, 2016 11:36 AM If you care about your home, how it looks and what you put in it, there’s a high likelihood you’re familiar with Maxwell Ryan. Ryan is the founder of the wildly popular home design and décor site ApartmentTherapy.com and four books under the Apartment Therapy name.
Stone Fence Farms in neighborhood profile Posted Feb 5, 2016 6:00 AM
Connie and John Hirth purchased a home in the Stone Fence Farms subdivision in Vernon Hills 25 years ago when the builder was selling out of a trailer and the home wasn’t even finished. “This is a great place to raise a family,” said Connie Hirth, a former resident of the subdivision and real estate broker with Coldwell Banker in Libertyville.
When custom makes sense for your home Posted Feb 7, 2016 1:01 AM
Certain home improvement projects will be transformative. I was staring at the sliding door in my bedroom this morning, remembering how we talked about replacing all the windows, but instead I chose to raise the bedroom ceiling and buy a taller sliding door to have as much glass as possible. It cost a bundle. I asked myself, was it worth it?
Why carpet is cool again Posted Feb 6, 2016 7:00 AM
The biggest renovation you can make to your home this spring may just be right under your nose — or, rather, your feet. Although carpet often gets a bad rap for being old fashioned, the right carpet or area rug can be a great modern upgrade.
Why people are leaving New York, L.A. for Detroit Posted Feb 7, 2016 7:32 AM
New residents have come to Detroit from Paris, Panama, New York, Washington and San Francisco, lured to Detroit by its creative vibe, sense of urban adventure and affordable homes — even when they buy abodes with a butler’s pantry and third-floor servants’ quarters.
Getting fresh air into the house Posted Feb 7, 2016 1:00 AM
It is not uncommon for indoor air in an energy-efficient house to be more polluted and unhealthy than outdoor air. Household products such as cleaners and synthetic materials emit unhealthy chemicals.
Botched closing results in added expenses Posted Feb 7, 2016 1:00 AM
Q. My wife and I were scheduled to close on our new home a few weeks ago. The sale of our old home was scheduled in the morning and our buy was scheduled that same day in the afternoon. Everything looked fine up to the day of the closing.
Bathroom tiles can be painted Posted Feb 7, 2016 1:00 AM
Q. Is it possible to paint vinyl bathroom tiles and get a finish that does not scratch or wear off? If so, what type of paint do you suggest?
Keep logs outside until you’re ready to burn them Posted Feb 8, 2016 6:00 AM
It is best to keep any logs you saved for burning in the fireplace outside until you are ready to burn them, as insects can come in with the firewood.
Add that extra bit of sophistication and depth to a home Posted Feb 7, 2016 7:26 AM
If you care about your home, how it looks and what you put in it, there’s a high likelihood you’re familiar with Maxwell Ryan. Ryan is the founder of the wildly popular home design and décor site ApartmentTherapy.com and four books under the Apartment Therapy name.
Arborvitaes are workhorses in the landscape Posted Feb 7, 2016 7:19 AM
Some plants just aren’t given their due. They are not demanding prima donnas, but rather workhorses growing without ultimatums. Arborvitaes fall (or grow) in this group.
Taylor Morrison hits its stride quickly after acquisition
Posted Feb 6, 2016 1:00 AM
Taylor Morrison, a New York Stock Exchange-traded homebuilder based in Scottsdale, Arizona, entered the Chicago market last July by purchasing Orleans Homes’ holdings here. The transition has gone smoothly, says Bob Meyn, formerly the Midwest director of sales and marketing for Orleans, who now serves as vice president for the Chicago division of Taylor Morrison.
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Taylor Morrison hits its stride quickly after acquisitionTaylor Morrison, a New York Stock Exchange-traded homebuilder based in Scottsdale, Arizona, entered the Chicago market last July by purchasing Orleans Homes’ holdings here. The transition has gone smoothly, says Bob Meyn, formerly the Midwest director of sales and marketing for Orleans, who now serves as vice president for the Chicago division of Taylor Morrison.
A new kitchen boosts home’s sales appealHomeowners are choosing to remodel their kitchens again after a retrenching and slow down that lasted about eight years. Barbara Quatroke, owner of Q’s Cabinet Shoppe in Naperville, said customers are once again streaming in the door and looking for ideas about how to update their kitchens.