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  1. Why These Repairs Are Not DIY-Friendly

    December 5, 2019

    As homeowners, we need to be prepared for repairs. Often, we can manage the little things by ourselves. However, there are specific projects that only professionals should handle.


  2. Guidelines to Protecting Your Home From Weather Damage

    November 2, 2019

     Guidelines to Protecting Your Home From Weather DamageHomeownership remains a cornerstone of the American dream, with surveys even suggesting that people consider this the “most important element” of the concept. If you are among those who have succeeded in purchasing a property, you want to protect your investment. Unfortunately the costs of maintaining a house […]


  3. The Benefits of a Good Garage Door

    October 23, 2019

    The Benefits of a Good Garage DoorGarage doors look good, and they really help provide your house excellent curb appeal. When you have a great-looking garage door to go with your home, don’t be surprised if you see house-hunters and passersby alike stand across the street and admire your place.With all the attractiveness that it […]


  4. Ways to Cut Costs When Moving

    October 21, 2019

     Ways to Cut Costs When MovingYou can’t help but get excited about moving to a new home. However, if this is going to be your first time experiencing the joys and challenges of relocating, here’s an essential fact about the moving process that you need to come to terms with: it’s going to cost you […]


  5. Ways Seniors Can Prevent Falls When Aging in Place

    September 18, 2019

      Ways Seniors Can Prevent Falls When Aging in PlaceSlips and falls are a serious concern for seniors who are aging in place, especially if they’re not living with a family member or have the services of a caregiver. So, here are some things you can do to reduce your risk of being injured in a […]


  6. Frankly Speaking, can we talk?

    April 26, 2019

    Frankly Speaking (4-26-2019)  We need to talk. Four words most of us never want to hear. Primarily because it portends arather unpleasant conversation. However, if you want to manage expectations properly – GreatExpectations in Residential Remodeling – 11-19-2018 – good and sometimes frank discussionsare critical.  The biggest mistakes made in residential remodeling all share at […]


  7. Test Post

    February 27, 2019

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  8. What to do to your home when the weather gets REALLY cold

    January 27, 2019

    Surviving the Big Freeze 2019 (1-7-2019)       No time for philosophizing, opinionating or joking around. This is serious. Chicago and a large part of the Midwest will experience freezing low temperatures in the coming days not seen in several years. Here are some tips that may make getting through the next week a lot easier.These tips […]


  9. Painting Old Walls & Ceilings, How do you make old walls & ceilings look new again?

    January 7, 2019

    Painting Old Walls & Ceilings (1-7-2019)How do you make old walls & ceilings look new again? Short answer is, it takes hard work. Long answer is below.Making old walls look good again isn’t easy. I have often been asked to make these old walls look good again. Typically, the timing breakdown for making an old […]


  10. Great Expectations in Residential Remodeling (11-19-2018)

    December 17, 2018

    Written by Jeff Kida from DDS Design Services, LLcWhat’s the matter Bunky? Did the last project take a bad turn and now the client hates your guts? Nowyou’re worried about getting lit up on the internet? Or, the contractor you hired to remodel the kitchen isturning your dreams into a nightmare? My question for contractors, […]


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