Add Distinction to Your Home with Wainscoting

As a trim carpenter, I have been asked to do many different types of trim work in the homes I have worked in over the years.  One of the best transformations I have been able to give a room has been wainscoting. Wainscoting can add an element to a room that gives it character and distinction. It can be very ornate or very simple. MORE

Today’s Polyester Carpets Won’t Give you Disco Fever

When people hear the term polyester the first thing that comes to mind is the 70’s with plaid and flowered patterns in bright neon colors. Others have visions of John Travolta in his polyester suits and Saturday Night Fever. Based on those concepts, most people won’t consider looking at polyester carpets.  MORE

Setting a Seasonal Tone with Modern Flooring Designs

With the right interior decor, you can easily improve your mood by adopting new tones as the seasons change. However, matching your style to the current time of year isn't just about picking good holiday decorations or doing spring cleaning. Learn how modern flooring designs can be used to set a seasonal tone that keeps your home looking good all year long. MORE

Renovation Reality: Volume 2, The Powder Room

My first blog post, Renovation Reality: volume 1, introduced the suburban Chicago English Tudor renovation project that we’ve been working on, and how we gave this home some much needed curb appeal. Now it’s time to take our tour inside!  MORE

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Lockers - The Great Storage Solution for Busy Families

In the many years I have been working on remodeling projects, there is one problem that always presents itself when working with small spaces: Clutter! Homeowners are seeking new ways to make better use out of closets, niches, and other areas where clutter collects. MORE

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