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Three Additional Ways to Utilize Your Home Office

Considering creating an office space in your home, but not sure if it’s worth it or not? Here are a few ways to utilize your home office outside of the 9 – 5. A Guest Room Running short on space? No problem. Murphy beds are space-saving and functional options. A few decor details can transform your office space to a comfortable bedroom for visiting friends and family. The addition of[...]

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What Factors Should You Consider for an Attic Bathroom?

Finishing your attic requires planning and careful consideration of essential factors. This is especially true if you're adding a bathroom to the space. Today, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Northeast Suburban Chicagoland discusses the things that you should take into account when building an attic bathroom. (more…)

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How to Achieve Rustic Chic Style

Rustic chic — also called shabby chic, cottage style and farmhouse style — has a unique charm that has won over many hearts. Home renovation experts often describe it as a style that veers away from the structured feel of the traditional styles from the past; instead, it has a more natural, modern appeal. (more…)

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Contemporary vs. Classic Kitchens: A Quick Comparison

Planning for a new kitchen is an exciting time, especially if you already have an idea of how you want your kitchen to look. But if you're still on the fence about the direction you want to go, that's okay too. Typically, you have to start with kitchen remodeling basics like choosing between modern and traditional styles. (more…)

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DreamMaker Virtual Modified Process

Many of our neighbors are wanting to know how they can work with us during this time. Some are asking how they can work with us virtually to start their remodeling journey. Others are wanting to know how they will transition from virtual design review and talk about construction start dates. To make it as easy as possible for you to learn how you can still work with DreamMaker during[...]

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Important Design Pointers for Remodeling a Bedroom

Out of all the rooms in a house, your bedroom reflects your personality the most. It’s the reason most home renovation projects revolve around redoing and redesigning bedrooms. Unfortunately, this room is also the trickiest to tackle. You want it to ultimately reflect your style yet still be relaxing enough to encourage restful sleep. (more…)

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Energy-Efficient Strategies for Home Remodeling

Planning for a home remodeling gives you a blank slate to turn your dream designs into reality. You should also take this opportunity to address all the energy efficiency concerns you might have in your home. For years, our team of designers and builders at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Northeast Suburban Chicagoland have helped homeowners improve energy efficiency. Here are a few of our best ideas. Doors & Windows[...]

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5 Bathroom Upgrades That Are Worth the Investment

Bathroom remodeling is a big-ticket project that involves considerable planning, preparation and budgeting. Bathrooms are second only to kitchens when it comes to usage so it’s important to approach this remodel with a clear vision from the start. Here are some ideas from our design team at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Northeast Suburban Chicagoland for bathroom upgrades that are worth their price tag. (more…)

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How to Keep Your Pets Safe During a Home Renovation

Every home renovation involves dust, noise and foot traffic. While these disturbances are tolerable for most people, they can be very upsetting for pets. Today, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Northeast Suburban Chicagoland shares tips on how to make them more comfortable during a renovation project. (more…)

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Step-Saving Kitchen Design Principles: Then & Now

Kitchen ergonomics is not a new thing, as evidenced by the following video produced in 1949 by the Department of Agriculture. While the aesthetics and certain components may look antiquated, a surprising number of step-saving principles are still applied in today’s kitchen remodeling projects! (more…)

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