Hardwood Flooring Trends: Our Comprehensive Selection Guide

DARK HARDWOOD FLOORS Choosing the best hardwood floors for your home begins with a "hardwood hardness" (density) scale that translates into: the tighter the grain, the more damage-resistant the floor.  Now is a good time to check for use vs. density, when you choose your floor species, in order to fit in with the way your family lives. For several years now, we've seen dark hardwood floors gradually become the standard, rather than the exception.  However, it's good to discover ideas on how colors are being used today. Here are some tips about dark hardwood floors you'll want to consider [...]

Before & After: A Dramatic Naperville Kitchen Renovation

Ryan & Missy own a typical 2-story home in Naperville.  Their home was built in the 1970's with a traditional floor plan, including a small kitchen and dinette, a separate dining room and separate family room.  With their growing family, their needs were changing.  They didn't use their dining room for formal dining and needed a bigger kitchen.  The soffits really made the room feel smaller and also reduced the size of the wall cabinets.  Even though the room has a lot of natural light, there was no task lighting and in the evening, the room was dark. OUR [...]