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5 Fresh Home Updates for Spring

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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

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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

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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

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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

Mouser Offering Cash-Back Rebates

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If
 you 
like 
the
 clean,
 flush
 lines
 of 
inset
 cabinetry,
 then
 now 
is 
the 
time 
to 
take
 advantage 
of 
a 
special 
offer 
by 
one 
of 
Homes 
Heart 
Design’s 
custom 
cabinet
 manufacturer’s. 


Stone hearth
 Inset
 by 
Mouser’s 
Custom 
Cabinetry 
is 
a 
custom 
inset
 cabinet 
offered 
by 
Homes 
Heart 
Design, 
Inc. 

The 
manufacturer 
is 
offering 
a 
$30 
per cabinet
 cash‐back
 rebate
 on
 order
 of
 ten 
cabinets
 or 
more 
placed
 through 
January
 15,
 2013. 


This 
rebate 
is 
mailed 
directly 
to 
you, 
the 
homeowner.


 
 For 
example, 
if 
you 
have 
20 
cabinet 
boxes 
in 
your 
kitchen 
remodel 
plan, 
then 
you
 will 
have 
earned 
a[...] Continue Reading

HomesHeart.net’s new website has launched…

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Please take a moment to look around our new website, we think you’ll like what it has to offer. Take a look at our Gallery, read about our design philosophy as well as our approach to helping you select the best design for your space. We think you’ll like what you find!

Our three-step approach for defining & des…

Our three-step approach for defining & designing

We utilize a flexible three-step approach that matches the right style with your unique personality to create a space that is functional, durable and beautiful. Step 1: We Listen What are your personal tastes? What is your preferred style? What are your goals for the space? How should it feel when it’s finished? What kind of budget do you have? These are just a few of the questions we ask as we observe your current kitchen and explore your ideal one. We also examine magazine clippings or pictures of kitchens you like and study traffic patterns to determine optimum functional[...] Continue Reading

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