Design Ideas

April 15, 2021

How Color Sets the Mood of your Home

Menard Johnson Real Estate Home Color

 

Color affects mood. More than likely, you already know this. But then again, color can be so subtle that you might not even think of the affect that it has on you. The way we use the rooms of our homes has changed quite a bit. With so much ...

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Jan. 15, 2021

Tips for a Healthy Home

Healthy Home Tips

Simple things you can do to clean, freshen, purify and declutter various spaces to create a healthy home.

 

The new year is a fresh start as many begin by committing to healthy habits, such as a new workout regime or eating strategies that will trim the waistline. In the ...

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June 15, 2020

Staging Ideas for Outdoor Patios

Summer in Chicago means getting out to enjoy the beautiful weather. It’s probably no surprise that most homeowners in the Midwest consider the outdoor space the most important space in their home, especially after a long winter indoors. If you’re selling your home, designing your outdoor space to appeal to ...

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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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