What’s the Difference: Renovation vs Remodel?

If you’re looking into fixing up your home in the Chicago suburbs, you’ve likely used the words “renovate” and “remodel” interchangeably. Both allow you to make improvements to your house, but they are actually two different types of projects. Take a look at what the differences are between home remodeling vs renovation, so you know … Continued

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Benefits of Senior Remodeling Projects for Aging in Place

There’s no place like home, right? Whether your Hinsdale-area starter home turned into your forever home, or you’ve recently purchased a new house near Naperville or in the surrounding suburbs, the idea of living in place for as long as possible is appealing to many people. As you get older though, your current floor plan … Continued

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4 Home Remodeling Resolutions for 2019

We’ve officially started a new year, and January is the most popular month to make resolutions. Typically, these involve personal or professional goals, but you can also make home remodeling resolutions for your home projects this year! This can help you start to plan if you’d like to renovate your kitchen, update a bathroom, or … Continued

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Is It Time to Add an In-Law Suite?

There are many reasons why you might want to (or need to) add on to your home. Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of a larger kitchen, or your growing family needs an extra bathroom or bedroom. Another big reason why many families choose a home expansion is to add an in-law suite. In 2016, 20% of … Continued

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Why Should You do a Basement Remodel?

Owning a house with a basement provides you with extra square footage, which is great for storage, extra living space, or even additional bedrooms. Whether you have a finished or unfinished basement, this is one area of your home where a remodel will pay off. Top 5 Reasons to Remodel Your Basement 1. Resale Value: … Continued

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How can You Renovate a Home You Just Bought?

Sometimes you purchase a turnkey home, so all you need to do is unpack your stuff and settle in. Everything is already updated and the style is to your taste. Other homes, however, require more TLC. Whether you’re taking on a total fixer upper in Elmhurst or you want to make a few minor updates … Continued

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Is Smart Home Technology Worth the Cost?

If you’re planning a home renovation or remodel in the Chicagoland area, you might be wondering if including smart-home technology is worth the cost. These may make your life more convenient, but does the convenience justify the price? The answer is: It depends. While there’s no clear-cut yes or no response to this question, the truth … Continued

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How to Finance Home Renovation

Do you ever look around your home and find yourself thinking, “I love this place, but I really wish I could update this room or change the layout of that room”? If you answered yes, it might be time to consider a home renovation. If you’re ready to take on that kitchen transformation in Arlington … Continued

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Master Bathroom Remodel Wows with Shower Relocation

We love doing bathroom renovations, so we were excited when our clients wanted to professionally update their 15-year-old Hinsdale home. LaMantia designer, Jackie Prazak, with help from Katie Suva, CKD, CBD, initially shared her vision for this master bathroom bathroom remodel, which included a new walk-in shower in a new location. The clients loved this … Continued

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Basement Renovation Creates Warmth and Beauty in Previously Bare Space

Previous clients were so pleased with the award-winning remodel of their Burr Ridge home, they returned to LaMantia designers Jackie Prazak and Katie Suva, CKD, CBD when they decided it was time for a basement renovation of their unfinished lower level. The main goal for this basement remodel was to accommodate their growing family. Original … Continued

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