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5 Reasons a Kitchen Remodel Needs a Designer

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If you’re starting a kitchen remodel, you may be wondering if hiring a kitchen designer is actually necessary. We’re here to tell you that it is. Why? A professional kitchen designer will bring VALUE to the table. Whether your budget is tight or has room to flourish, a professional kitchen designer will design your kitchen with higher quality products, give you the most function for your space, and provide you with more options and features.

5 Ways to Save on Your Kitchen Remodel

When you invest in a home remodeling project, you want to make sure that the work you do not only looks good, but also keeps your finances in check. This is especially true for kitchen remodels, because once you start costs will add up quickly. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your budget on track and still design the kitchen of your dreams.

5 Bathroom Design Mistakes to Avoid

Revamping bathroom space is one of the most important home remodels you can do. It can increase functionality, make the space more comfortable, and of course, be pretty to look at. Whether big or small, bathroom designs should always be well thought out and should function with multiple users in mind. Avoiding these common design blunders will help you be happier with your bathroom for the long haul. Lack of Privacy Peek-a-boo! The last thing you want is guests or family members having a clear view of a private space. For example, adding a bathroom that’s directly across from the[…] Continue Reading

5 Fresh Home Updates for Spring

The transition from winter to spring is a tricky time when it comes to home decor. On one hand it’s still a bit chilly fully transition to spring accents, but on the other hand we are seeing some warmer weather and spring is just around the corner. While spring may not be in full swing (yet), it’s never too soon to add a few cheery touches to your home. Clear Your Entryway The entryway is the first area you (and guests) see when coming home from work, school or errands. If you’re anything like the rest of the world, this[…] Continue Reading

Kitchen Countertop Materials 101

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It’s easy to choose kitchen countertops based on looks alone. But there is more to counter space than how well it matches the kitchen’s current features. Durability, maintenance, and, of course, cost are also important factors to consider when making a selection for a kitchen remodel. Lifestyle First things first. How do you live? If you enjoy cooking on a regular basis or have kids who love to make messes, white countertops might not be the best fit. Is your kitchen the gathering place of your home? Then you might be looking for something exceptionally durable. Granite It’s safe to[…] Continue Reading

5 Things to Know Before Remodeling a Bathroom

When is the right time to remodel your bathroom? Right now. If you plan to stay in the home, you might as well be happy with the space, right? On the other side of the coin, remodeling bathrooms is a huge selling point in terms of resale value. Here are five things to keep in mind when taking on a bathroom remodel. Start with a wish list Think about your current bathroom(s). What do you love about it? What do you dislike about it? Is there anything that could be changed to make the space more functionable? Come up with[…] Continue Reading

Top 4 Kitchen Upgrades

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Any homeowner or interior designer will tell you, “kitchens and bathrooms make a home.” It’s no surprise, as most of us spend plenty of time in both spaces. Many even consider the kitchen “the heart of the home.” So, when you’re considering upgrades in and around the house make sure to keep these two areas at the top of the list! From countertops, appliances, flooring, back splashes, faucets and more, there are plenty of amazing things that can be done to make your kitchen all the more inviting. Homes Heart is all about designing the right space for our client’s[…] Continue Reading

Choosing the Right Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinets are top of mind when considering a kitchen remodel, and it’s easy to understand why. Cabinets are the main focus of a kitchen, and are essential to the kitchen’s functionality. Most importantly, cabinets account for roughly 60 percent of a remodeling budget. So, it is important to consider your options carefully and choose the right cabinets for your space. Homes Heart is all about designing the right space for our clients’ unique lifestyle and personality. Follow our tips on how to choose the right cabinets for your kitchen remodel. Materials: Wood may seem like the only choice, but other[…] Continue Reading

Dos and Dont’s of Kitchen Remodeling

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A kitchen remodel is one of the best ways to improve your home’s interior, functionality and value. Luckily, Homes Heart specializes in just that! From luxurious retreats, gourmet oases to functionality for the whole family the staff at Homes Heart has done it all! Take the following dos and don’ts into consideration before starting on your kitchen remodel. Do your research Before meeting with a contractor or interior designer, scope out ideas on Pinterest or Houzz that match your vision of the ideal kitchen. Consider the layout, appliances, functionality, finishes and color scheme. Save these ideas on your phone, tablet[…] Continue Reading

Announcement of Office Relocation

Homes Heart is pleased to announce that we have moved to a new office! The new space is located at: 407 E. Terra Cotta Avenue, Unit D Crystal Lake, IL 60014 We will continue to use our present telephone number: 815-355-3049 We spent the past few years in a building less than 3 miles from our new location. And while we made great memories (and bathrooms and kitchens) there, we couldn’t be more excited about our new space. We’re confident the new development will enable Homes Heart to accommodate its clients more efficiently and effectively. Our new office is housed[…] Continue Reading

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