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The Benefits of Hiring a Licensed Home Inspector

Posted on: May 18, 2023 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Buying a home is one of the most significant investments you'll ever make, and it's crucial to ensure that you're making an informed decision. Hiring a licensed home inspector can provide you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing the true condition of the property. Here are some of the benefits: Identify potential problems: A licensed home inspector is trained to identify potential problems with the property. They can identify issues such as water damage, faulty electrical Continue Reading ...

I’m Not Moving – Why Would I Get a Home Inspection?

Posted on: May 11, 2023 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Regular home inspections or a maintenance inspection are essential for every homeowner, regardless of how old or new your home is. A home inspection is a thorough examination of your home's condition and structure, and it can help identify potential issues that could cause costly repairs down the road. Here are a few reasons why maintenance inspections are so important: Identify potential issues early: A professional home inspector can identify issues such as water damage, structural Continue Reading ...

November Starts with Veteran’s Day

Posted on: November 3, 2022 by in Blog, Veterans
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    We are happy to celebrate Veteran's Day!  Our owner David Novalinski is a Marine Corp veteran and very proud to have served his country!   We invite you to the Veteran's Day Tribute November 6, 2022, 2pm at Culver's Restaurant in Huntley, Illinois.  David will be the emcee along with Nancy Binger, the Executive Director of the Huntley Chamber of Commerce.  Part of the day's sales will be donated to Vets Roll 2023. Click here for more information. Continue Reading ...

4 ways to enjoy your outdoor living space year-round

Posted on: June 18, 2019 by in Blog
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A one-of-a-kind, the all-seasons deck is possible in any climate — if the right features are included in the design. The key is to combine features that protect from the elements and use the right materials to make it happen. Whether you’re revamping an existing area or creating a brand-new outdoor living space to enjoy all year long, the following deck additions can turn any project into an all-seasons oasis to enjoy with family and friends. 1) The overhead covering on a deck Continue Reading ...

5 trusty tips for a room redesign

Posted on: June 12, 2019 by in Blog
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5 trusty tips for a room redesign (Hint: Start with the floors) To change the look of any room, start with the floor. A beautifully finished hardwood floor adds warmth and charm — and the range of options available for hardwood floors today can truly transform a room. With choices from soft natural to cool gray to dark charcoal you can find the perfect shade for your renovation. The floor sets the tone for the room's overall appearance. Don't know where to start? Here are a few tips to Continue Reading ...

Home and office furniture

Posted on: June 4, 2019 by in Blog
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How to avoid hidden dangers in the home and office furniture Awareness of health risks from potentially harmful chemicals has grown exponentially in recent years, leading to consumer demand for transparency regarding what’s in the food, personal care products and household items we use every day. But did you know that many home and office furnishings contain chemicals linked to cancer, asthma and other ailments? These chemicals can create potentially toxic air that we breathe inside — Continue Reading ...

5 simple steps to sparkling hardwood floors

Posted on: May 28, 2019 by in Blog
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Getting your home ready for summer means putting away the warm clothing and winter gear, clearing out clutter and making room for lighter and brighter accessories. As you prepare to tidy and organize your home for a summer of get-togethers and cookouts, don't forget to show a little extra love to those hardwood floors. The floor is the largest surface in your house, so caring for and cleaning your floors is important to keep the home healthy and dust-free. Particularly for hardwood floors, Continue Reading ...

The home fire safety feature you probably haven’t thought about

Posted on: May 21, 2019 by in Blog
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Home is supposed to be a safe space so it can be scary to think about things like fires. Unfortunately, fires are a real threat. Seven people die each day due to home fires, so it's important to be ready. Every home needs working smoke alarms and an escape plan for exiting the house. These are essential first steps, but there is an additional tool that dramatically reduces the spread of home fires and the risk of dying from one: installing home fire sprinklers. Home fire sprinklers save Continue Reading ...

How to choose plants for your summer garden

Posted on: May 14, 2019 by in Blog
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Whether you’re new to gardening or have a green thumb, summer is the perfect season to start your own garden. Now is the time to start thinking of all the possibilities the warm weather brings! “The first step to start your summer garden is considering what plants make you happy and what types of things you’ll use or enjoy most throughout the season,” says Emily Murphy, author of Pass the Pistil blog and “Grow What You Love” book and podcast. “In gardening, as in life, I Continue Reading ...

7 smart steps to improve indoor air quality at home

Posted on: May 7, 2019 by in Blog
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Think about how much time you and your family spend inside versus outside. From your home to the car to work and to school, it’s not uncommon that the majority of your day is spent indoors. This modern phenomenon means increased exposure to indoor air pollution. Fortunately, with a few smart, proactive steps, you can help protect yourself and your family. People vastly underestimate the time they spend inside, assuming just four hours, when in actuality they are inside more than 21 Continue Reading ...