Design Ideas

April 15, 2020

How to Organize a Home Office

Menard Johnson Real Estate Home Office

 

Now that a lot of people are working from home, the home office has become one of the most important rooms. Especially when sharing space with others. Your home may have turned into a multi-functional place with a variety of activities such as a workout center, classroom, game room ...

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March 13, 2020

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring Cleaning Home

 

Spring is a great time to freshen up your home by decluttering and cleaning. There’s something very satisfying about living in a clean home. Especially now, with most congregating at home. Since cleaning your home after a long winter can feel overwhelming, start with these simple steps and take ...

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Feb. 14, 2020

Fall in Love with Your Home Again

Menard Johnson Real Esate Love Home

 

If you’ve been living in your home for awhile, you might not feel the excitement that you had when you first moved in. This is normal. But does it still give you a warm, fuzzy feeling? The feeling of home is best when you can step out of busy ...

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May 9, 2019

Springtime in Chicago

By Charese David

It’s that time of year to have some fun! Chicago is the place to be as the weather gets warmer. There’s a new vibrance as outdoor patios and backyards come alive with laughter and revelry. It’s the time of year when the city hosts festivals, garden walks, farmer’s ...

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Jan. 9, 2019

Refresh Your Home, Refresh Your Mind

Hamilton Home

 

Simple changes in home decor can make a big difference in the way a room feels. It can lift the mood, energize the body, and improve the overall feeling of well-being. Clearing a space can also help to focus the mind. And starting with small changes may lead to ...

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July 10, 2018

Urban Outdoor Design Inspiration

An outdoor area is one of the most important spaces in a home. With our shorter warm weather season, a lot of Chicago homeowners take full advantage of the outdoors. An inviting urban oasis for both relaxing and entertaining can feel like a retreat. This is also a key factor ...

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May 29, 2018

Successful Home Staging - Before and After Photos

Home Staging

By Charese David, Real Estate Broker

 

One of the things I love about working in real estate is that I get to use my eye for design on a routine basis. There are various ways that I am in touch with the latest home design trends. When I take my ...

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Feb. 8, 2018

2018 Home Design Trends

 

This year, think beyond staging your home like a showroom floor. There are many options to create personalized touches to freshen up any room. From new accessories, such as pillows or photo frames to new floors or bathroom tile, these options can fit a range of budgets. Here is ...

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Dec. 6, 2017

10 Home Design Ideas for the Holidays

holiday living room

Photo credit: Elle Decor

The holiday season is a wonderful time to celebrate with family and friends. Besides the delicious food and drink, it’s fun to create design touches throughout the home that sets the stage for holiday gatherings. Creating a warm and cozy atmosphere can be simple and add ...

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March 2, 2017

Spring Cleaning Tips for Homeowners

 

spring cleaning

Photo Credit: Ask Anna

 

Spring is a great time to freshen up your home by decluttering and cleaning. With warmer weather already here in Chicago, you might want to make a plan before summer sneaks up on you. Once summer is here, there’s no staying in the ...

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