Ultimate Kitchen Remodeling Guide
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Ultimate Kitchen Remodeling Guide

Welcome to Design First Builders Ultimate Kitchen Remodeling Guide, your go-to source for transforming your kitchen into the heart of your home. Here, we’ll walk you through the process, from dreaming up your perfect kitchen, what to expect at the demo stage, and more. Expect practical advice, insider tips, and plenty of inspiration to help…

Home Improvement Loans for Remodels & Renovations
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Home Improvement Loans for Remodels & Renovations

From overflowing Pinterest boards filled with inspiration to home loan applications leaving you speechless, we’ve all been there. You know you want to transform your home, maybe add a spa-like bathroom, or finally finish the basement, but figuring out how to finance a home renovation without breaking the bank can feel like a complicated puzzle….

2024 Home Remodeling Ideas
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2024 Home Remodeling Ideas

Ready to remodel your home for 2024? If you’re looking to give your home a fresh, new look in 2024, you’ve landed in the right place. We at Design First Builders are excited to share our top 8 remodeling ideas and trends for the upcoming year. Whether you’re seeking inspiration or ready to dive into…

Upgrade Your Kitchen Decor: Fall Decoration Ideas
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Upgrade Your Kitchen Decor: Fall Decoration Ideas

Fall Decor Ideas It’s that time of year for fall decorating, and what better way to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere than decorating your kitchen for fall? Fill your kitchen with cozy vibes by decorating it for fall with elevated, stylish seasonal fall décor like vases, autumn flower arrangements, and more. Discover how to…

Why It’s Time to Start Your Home Remodeling Process for a Holiday Completion

Why It’s Time to Start Your Home Remodeling Process for a Holiday Completion

With the 2022/2023 school year coming to an end, most are finalizing plans for their summer vacation, preparing for a busy summer sports schedule, or getting the yard ready to enjoy during the warm months.  It’s very unlikely that hosting friends & family for the winter holidays is part of your current thought process, but…

Chicagoland is Thriving with Possibilities and Potential

Chicagoland is Thriving with Possibilities and Potential

The Chicagoland area is currently experiencing a surge of innovation in the home renovation and design industry. With advancements in technology and materials, homeowners have access to a vast array of options to customize and enhance their living spaces. From kitchen and bathroom remodels to room additions and whole-house renovations, the latest trends in home…

Shall Homeowners Put Remodeling Projects on Hold Until Inflation Improves

Shall Homeowners Put Remodeling Projects on Hold Until Inflation Improves

Whether homeowners should remodel their homes now or wait until inflation is more under control in a year or two depends on several factors. Let’s explore some of these factors below: In conclusion, whether homeowners should remodel their homes now or wait until inflation is more under control in a year or two depends on…

Know Your Contractor

Know Your Contractor

Whether you’re building a new home from the ground up or undertaking a renovation, you’ll make a lot of complex and critical decisions along the way. Your home building or renovation process all begins with choosing the company you will work with.  Cost is an important component but having the right team on your side…

Enlarging Your Kitchen? 5 Times to Consider a Bump-Out Addition

Enlarging Your Kitchen? 5 Times to Consider a Bump-Out Addition

Does your small kitchen need a makeover that makes it larger and more functional? While many homeowners plan an addition to expand their kitchen, not every kitchen needs a full addition. Sometimes, a bump-out addition may be a better choice. When might this limited addition benefit your home? Discover a few scenarios where the bump-out…

6 Kitchen Changes That Bring Cooks and Their Guests Together

6 Kitchen Changes That Bring Cooks and Their Guests Together

Do you like to entertain large groups at home? Then you know that your kitchen is a central part of the action for everyone. Whether it’s a base for multiple people to prepare large meals or an unofficial gathering point for guests and hosts alike, a well-planned kitchen can bring everyone together for more fun….

3 Trends to Consider When Adding a Home Addition

3 Trends to Consider When Adding a Home Addition

You may want to avoid spending money on fads (short-lived trends that won’t pay off long-term) during a remodel, but that doesn’t mean you need to avoid trends completely. Some trendy upgrades may be useful for your family’s lifestyle, may save you money over the years, or may even improve your home’s value long-term if…

Smart Home Remodeling Can Improve Accessibility for Seniors

Smart Home Remodeling Can Improve Accessibility for Seniors

If your home wasn’t originally designed with senior accessibility in mind, a remodel can be the perfect opportunity to add accessibility features like hand rails and wheelchair ramps. Smart home features can also add accessibility, so whether you have an older relative moving in or are just preparing to age in place, consider adding smart…