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5 Excellent Bathroom Upgrades

Upgrading your home before you sell is a great way to boost the value and sell your home faster by making it more attractive. If you are considering a bathroom upgrade, check out these five excellent options to consider. 1. Install a Glass Shower If You Have Room Glass showers are highly desirable because of…
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4 Details That Will Make Your Remodel Wow-Worthy

However, the devil is in the details. Attention to the details can take your remodel from beautiful to spectacular. Below are five details that will give a house remodel wow factor. 1. Staircase Railings Multi-story houses typically have a staircase that starts in the foyer. Such a staircase represents an opportunity to create a feeling…
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Remodeling? 3 Ways to Increase Natural Light

If you want to create a more efficient home in your upcoming remodel, you have all sorts of options, from choosing more energy-efficient appliances to adding new siding that prevents energy transfer. But don’t overlook one of the best ways to improve your home’s efficiency and boost your overall mood: natural light. When you increase…
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Building an In-Law Apartment? 4 Problems to Avoid

Do you take care of a senior relative who has trouble living on their own? Do you wish that you could combine households to make caretaking easier? If so, you’re not alone. The number of multi-generational households has been on the rise for years, and now many homeowners live with their senior relatives. The process…
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4 Basement-Finishing Considerations to Keep in Mind

Many homeowners bought their house partially because it features an unfinished basement. They see that basement as a blank canvas for their own conceptual use of the space. They may fancy the addition of another bedroom, family room, or even an entertainment area. A basement-finishing project delivers a big return on investment because it significantly…
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Tips for Making Space in Small Kitchens

Today’s kitchens are the meeting hubs of homes; they’re dynamic spaces that tend to evolve with the needs and lifestyles of homeowners. If your kitchen space is small, it’s important to remember that it doesn’t have to be limiting. Plus, a good kitchen remodel could potentially increase the selling price of your home by as…
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4 Things to Consider When Doing an Attic Remodel

When you are summer cleaning, you may want to assess any unused space to renovate to improve your home’s value. Instead of the basement, as is usually the case, you may want to renovate the attic. Bringing new life to your attic presents its own unique set of challenges that you should keep in mind…
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Why You Should Build a Dedicated Home Office Space During Your Spring Cleaning

If you work from home, particularly if you’re starting out, you understand the numerous difficulties that come with that career lifestyle, such as balancing time between home and work, or getting rid of distractions. If you add a dedicated office space to your home, whether by remodeling an attic or basement, or as a home…
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Are You Ready To Turn Your Home Into a Smart Home?

Technology is changing every part of our lives – the way we enjoy our time at home, even the way we stay safe. Because of this, smart homes are becoming more popular every year. They help cut electrical bills, turning homes green and conserving precious resources. Let’s look at some of the smart technology available…
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Leveraging the Design Power of a Small Kitchen

Having a home with a smaller kitchen may seem restrictive, but with the use of the right remodeling strategies, smaller spaces can be just as attractive and efficient as larger ones in terms of design power for a kitchen. Here are a few home renovation tips to help you optimize the potential of your small…

FEATURE FRIDAY!

Today’s Feature Friday presents, Miss Bonni’s Kitchen from Lake Forest, IL. What better way to start off the new year, with a brand new kitchen remodel? This beautifully modernized kitchen will make you want to reconsider the functions of your own kitchenette! With the tastefully finished flooring from Eleganza, our designers used a Wood Land…

DESIGNFIRST BUILDERS EARNS ESTEEMED 2014 ANGIE’S LIST SUPER SERVICE AWARD

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service DESIGNfirst Builders has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review sitein 2014. “When life inspires your home, your home inspires life. Let DESIGNfirst Builders do just…