The current trends are all about utilizing rich color, maximizing texture and creating comfortable interiors you can’t wait to relax in. Use these trends to get inspired to makeover your home’s interiors and create spaces you love that also appeal to your personal style. Remember, if you plan to sell in the next few years, you may want to avoid doing anything dramatic and instead incorporate small changes that would appeal to buyers. [Read more…]
Have you ever been flipping through the channels, only to find yourself glued to the couch in an HGTV binge session? [Read more…]
The holidays are a happy time for celebrating with family, friends, and co-workers. Unfortunately, this time of year can also be turned sour by a wide variety of clever frauds, unauthorized debit and credit card transactions, and bogus person-to-person scams. [Read more…]
Our world is full of risk at every turn—from perilous jobs to dangerous driving conditions. That’s why we all love to get back to our homes and not worry about everyday safety hazards. It’s great to feel comfortable and safe at home, but is it as safe as it can be? [Read more…]
The ‘smart home’ is the new ‘internet of things’, or objects that can serve you better by communicating with each other or directly with you through apps on your smart phone. [Read more…]
4-5 DO DIVISION ST. FEST & SIDEWALK SALE
1550-2200 W. Division St.
5 UNITED RUN FOR THE ZOO
Lincoln Park Zoo
10-12 RIBFEST CHICAGO
4100 N. Lincoln Ave.
10-12 ANDERSONVILLE MIDSOMMERFEST
5200-5500 N. Clark St.
10-12 CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL – Grant Park
11 DIFFA Gala (design industries foundation fighting AIDS)
11-12 PRINTERS ROW LIT FEST – Dearborn St. & Polk St.
11-12 WELLS STREET ART FESTIVAL – 1200-1600 N. Wells St.
11-12 OLD TOWN ART FAIR – Lincoln Ave. & Wisconsin St.
17-19 TASTE OF RANDOPLH – 900-1200 W. Randoplh
18-20 OAKLEY FESTA PASTA VINO – 24th St. & Oakley Ave
18-19 CHICAGO PRIDE FEST – 3600-3800 N. Halsted St.
18-19 Summer on Southport
20-21 GREEN MUSIC FEST – 2000 W. North Ave. Wicker Park
25 GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY’S HUNGER WALK – Soldier Field
25 CHICAGO CARES SERVE-A-THON
Whether you’re putting your home on the market this year or in the next five years, it is a smart decision to start building your home’s resale value now. Here are some ways to create a comfortable home while making it easier to put more money into your bank account on closing day. [Read more…]