Summer Sizzle: Design Trends for Your Indoor & Outdoor Oasis
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Summer Sizzle: Design Trends for Your Indoor & Outdoor Oasis

Welcome to Design First Builders Design Trends for Your Indoor & Outdoor Oasis, your go-to source for transforming your space for summer. Summers here, and with it comes the urge to soak up the sun and create a refreshing haven in our homes. This year, the focus is on blurring the lines between indoor and…

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…

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…

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…

4 Details That Will Make Your Remodel Wow-Worthy

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…

Remodeling? 3 Ways to Increase Natural Light
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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…

Why You Should Build a Dedicated Home Office Space During Your Spring Cleaning

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…

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…