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Delightful Dining Room Designs Video

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Dining rooms are places we gather with family and friends for holidays, special occasions and even every day meals.  They can be formal or more casual depending on your lifestyle and decor preferences.  Light fixtures, decorative ceilings and wainscoting are beautiful details that can add a special touch to dining room design.  Here is a video and some photos to help you get started on your dining room design:  

Maintenance-Free Living Allows Residents Do What They Love at The Villas at Fox Run

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Epcon’s Villas at Fox Run in Plainfield, Illinois is changing the way buyers look at homeownership. Thanks to maintenance-free living, home buyers no longer have to worry about the everyday hassles of home ownership such as landscaping, snow removal, or basic upkeep. Instead, Epcon is offering something much more enticing – a chance to live in a community where tedious chores are taken care of so that residents can focus on the more important, enjoyable things in life. 

Desirable Kitchen Designs and Video

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We spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  It's more than just a place to cook and enjoy meals.  It's also the gathering place for friends and famly.  The perfect kitchen would be functional and aesthetically pleasing.  What does your dream kitchen look like?  Here are some photos and a video to inspire you: 

Sea Pines Maintenance-Free Living Means More Time for Fun in the Sun

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Imagine living in a gorgeous villa near the beach and waking up every morning to the serene setting with sun-kissed views.. Sea Pines at Bon Secour’s Ranch Villas can make this dream a reality thanks to their prime location in Foley, Alabama, just five miles from the beautiful coast of Gulf Shores. When buyers choose Sea Pines at Bon Secour, they are not only choosing an exciting town offering breath-taking views and fantastic shopping locations, but also maintenance-free living and an inclusive community that is sure to exceed their every need.

Beautiful Basement Designs Video

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Basements are  wonderful areas to transform into beautiful extra living space.  Need a hang-out for the kids?  Or maybe you prefer a more grown-up space with a bar.  The options are endless: game rooms, exercise rooms, theater rooms and extra bedrooms.  Whether they are small and cozy or large and luxurious, basements have a lot of potential.  Check out these basement designs: 

Top Trends in Appliances for 2015

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Updating appliances is one of the best ways to refresh your home without tackling a complete remodel. And of course, if a remodel is due then you'll certainly want to know about the hottest appliance trends coming your way. In 2015, home technology continues to evolve, and appliances that save energy, water or money are definitely in. In addition to a lean towards green, this year brings some exciting products to make your home function better while expressing your individual style like never before. 

Master Bedroom Design Elements

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By definition, the master bedroom should be one of the most opulent rooms in a home. Too often all the creativity and decor budget is spent making the public rooms beautiful, by the time we get around to master bedroom design we're out of ideas and money. A room that's welcoming and relaxing to be in at the end of the day can add so much to your quality of life--not to mention the quality of your sleep! Whether you're starting from the floor up or just need to make a few changes to your master bedroom, here's a few design tips that can help you create the retreat of your dreams.

Master Bathroom Design Ideas Video

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The master bathroom is an integral part of your master suite sanctuary.  It's a place to get ready and start your day, but also a place to unwind and relax.  So, what's in your dream master bathroom?  A large soaking tub?  Heated flooring?  Let's not forget plenty of storage!  Here are some master bedroom design ideas for inspiration:

Bathroom Trends: What's In and Out for 2015

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Very little makes a worse impression in a home than an outdated bathroom. Though style is important, it's not the only consideration. Bathrooms need to be both hygienic and comfortable to function well. The design trends for 2015 improve function by making bathrooms more environmentally friendly and easier to clean, without sacrificing the comforts we've grown used to.

Top Kitchen Trends for 2015

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It's said the kitchen is the heart of the home, and every heart needs a little TLC to function at its best. Whether your home's center needs a little sprucing up or a total remodel, you might find inspiration in some of this year's kitchen design trends. 2015 is cooking up some exciting new ideas for the kitchen, all of which are approachable. Incorporating even just one or two new ideas will give your kitchen a fresh modern look and will ensure it's still everyone's favorite place to be. 

Light Your Home Like a Design Pro!

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Accessories are often called the "jewelry" of room design. In that spirit, we can compare lighting elements to wardrobe basics. No matter how stylish they might be, you can't function with a closet full of nothing but pants. And without the right types of illumination a room won't function properly. Finding the right lighting is about more than selecting attractive fixtures, it's about making sure each room is comfortable, beautiful and practical.

Valentine's Dessert Recipes

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner!  Whether you are going out to dinner or having a nice romantic dinner at home, you can't forget about dessert!  Valentine's Day is all about the sweets!  We've got you covered with three delicious and festive dessert recipes to choose from.  Enjoy!

Home Tour of US Shelter Home in Highland Park, Illinois

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US Shelter Homes is a family owned and operated company with more than 40 years experience.  They have built an enviable reputation for creating quality homes for generations of families throughout Chicagoland.  

Winterizing Your Home

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It's not too late to winterize your home.  Check out our video with these helpful tips: