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Chicago Home and Garden Show returns to Arlington Park
Submitted by Sandy Hardesty
Feb 13, 2018 12:43 PM
The Chicago Home and Garden Show returns to the Arlington International Racecourse this weekend featuring hundreds of exhibitors and ideas for home improvement.
Home improvement show continues at Pheasant Run
Daily Herald report
Feb 10, 2018 5:28 PM
Homeowners got ideas Saturday for improvements and renovations from more than 300 vendors and contractors at the Old House New House Home Show at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.
Row house with history undergoes delicate redo
By Scott Sowers
Feb 9, 2018 6:00 AM
This house in Washington, D.C.,was built between 1888 and 1890 for James Ewan. Ewan had three daughters, and the home still bears a carved relief of four female hands holding bells. Historians believe the sculpture was a tribute to the Ewan daughters and his wife, giving rise to the home's identification as "The House of Four Bells."
Old House New House Home Show returns to St. Charles
Submitted by Kennedy Productions
Feb 6, 2018 3:15 PM
Homeowners can get ideas for improvements and renovations from more than 300 vendors and contractors at the Old House New House hHome Show this weekend in St. Charles.
Tips on adding storm windows
By James Dulley
Feb 3, 2018 6:00 AM
Q. I think exterior storm windows would be good, but they are expensive. Will they improve window efficiency much? What is a low-cost simple design I can make myself?
Things to consider with a HVAC maintenance contract
By Jeanne Huber
Feb 2, 2018 6:00 AM
Q. I want to arrange a maintenance plan for the heating and air conditionoing systems in my hree-story townhouse, but prices vary greatly, as do the services included. How do I select a good company, and what maintenance tasks should they do?
Healthy Home 2018 is green from the roof down
By Jean Murphy
Jan 29, 2018 9:07 PM
Spurred by a family member's allergies, the owners of Dior Builders of Palatine made changes in their building materials and now showcases their advancements in show homes. Dior's Healthy Home 2018 is the first in the country to be built under the American Lung Association's revised Health House™ guidelines, featuring everything from energy efficient products and innovative technologies, to green building materials and nontoxic furniture and accessories.
Old trees will tell you when their time is up
By Adrian Higgins
Jan 19, 2018 6:00 AM
Many of us live in older urban properties where big trees sit cheek by jowl with homes, cars and with us. There is a prevailing mentality among many homeowners that big old trees are inherently threatening and should be removed. This is sort of like refusing to get on a plane because it can crash.
The counter argument for natural stone
By Elizabeth Mayhew
Jan 12, 2018 7:00 AM
For years, many architects and kitchen designers steered their clients away from natural-stone countertops such as marble, limestone and soapstone because of their porous, fragile nature, but people have eased up in their attitudes about having a perfect kitchen.
Affordable backup power supplies work well in a storm
By James Dulley
Jan 9, 2018 6:30 AM
Q. We had electric power outages from storms lately. It is inconvenient, so I want to find some type of backup electric power. What are my options that are not extremely expensive to purchase or install?
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