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Smart Home Technology Overview

If you’re not up on the latest in Smart-Home technology - don’t worry we are here to help. Many experienced homeowners aren’t completely sure about the advantages and advances in home technology systems. The term “Smart Home” commonly refers to a residence that can be managed remotely from a phone, tablet or laptop. Not only can the lighting, HVAC, entertainment, security, computer and appliance systems be controlled from anywhere in the world, they can also communicate with each other.

Tablescape Design Inspiration for Spring and Easter

It's no joke that Easter is April 1st this year!  As you begin to prepare and plan your menu, don't forget about dressing up your table for the occasion. Spring is such a beautiful season that is so eagerly anticipated!  Let your table shine in the celebration.  We've found some beautiful Easter and spring tablescape designs to inspire you when creating your own.  Enjoy!

Custom Designed Ranch Home on a Lake in Antioch, IL by KLM Builders

This beautifully designed custom ranch home by KLM Builders features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a gourmet kitchen, great room with volume ceilings, full finished walk-out basement, elegant finishes and incredible views of the lake.  Enjoy the video tour below:

Foodie Friday: Easter Desserts

Easter is just around the corner!  Do you have your menu planned?  Will you be serving an Easter brunch or a nice ham dinner?  What about dessert?  You need something a little more than candy from the kids' baskets!  We've found some delicious desserts for you to consider.  

Choosing a Thermostat--Home Energy Managment Options

Controlling the temperature of the indoor environment may be one of humankind’s best achievements. We can make it warmer or cooler simply by fiddling with a little box on the wall. Technology has made the power to adjust and monitor your home’s temperature even easier. Today, home thermostats range from the very simple manual units most of us remember from childhood to Wi-Fi-enabled wonders that save energy and worry.

Inviting Kitchen Designs

Why is it that most people gather in the kitchen?  Whether it's at parties or even just during the week, the kitchen is probably the busiest room in the home.  It's where meals are prepared and relationships are nourished as well.  It's the homework hub and the place where busy families catch up at the end of the day.  We've found some beautiful kitchen designs for you to enjoy.