INSPIRATION & IDEAS

We love sharing our ideas with you. Find your remodeling inspiration, see before and after photos, and get helpful tips from the Archway team here.

Whether you’re considering a remodeling project with us, looking for tips and ideas, or just like to follow home improvement blogs, you’ve come to the right place. At Archway, we believe your home should make you happy. After all, it’s where you spend most of your time – so why not enjoy it?

This blog is meant to inspire you and help you achieve that goal of having a beautiful home that you and your family love. Browse our before and after photos, catch up on the latest trends, and laugh along with us as we share some crazy behind the scenes stories. We’re glad you’re here!

Tips from Archway – Keeping your Bathroom Styled and Clutter-Free

Bathrooms are notorious for collecting clutter, whether it’s towels, toothbrushes, beauty products, styling tools, etc. When that happens, it can take a beautifully remodeled bathroom and turn it into a total mess. But it doesn’t have to be this way…there are some things you can do to keep your bathroom styled and clutter-free and we are here to help you. […]

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Breaking Down the 2016 Cost vs Value for Interior Remodeling

Each year, Remodeling Magazine puts out a report that shows the cost vs. value of many large home remodeling projects. This is helpful when you are trying to make a decision about budget verses resale value for whatever project you’re considering. For interior remodeling projects, the report breaks down each of the following projects that we at Archway also provide: […]

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Understanding Proper Bathroom Ventilation

Mold, mildew, moisture and pollution…these are not things you want in your home and especially not in the bathroom. When it comes to air quality, the truth is that the air inside your home is often worse than it is outside due to poor ventilation. Poor ventilation not only causes harmful mold and mildew to build up in your home, […]

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Find Your Bliss in a Contemporary Bathroom

When you are looking for a place to escape life’s woes in your own home, a bright and clean contemporary bathroom can really do wonders. Contemporary style bathrooms are popular among our customers because of their clean lines, calming colors, and minimalist style. Some contemporary bathrooms have earned the description of “spa-like” because of these elements, and who doesn’t want […]

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Downtown Chicago Bathroom Remodel – Before and After Photos

We finally have the before and after photos from a downtown Chicago condo bathroom remodel that was finished up a few months ago! This project was introduced on the blog a little while ago, and you can check out that post here. Here are the before photos: And here are the after photos!   Archway’s Bathroom Remodeling Services Are you looking […]

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A Guide to Choosing Showerheads

There’s nothing better than coming home after a long day and relaxing in a steaming hot shower. It’s the one place that allows you privacy, comfort, and luxury right in your own home. Having a great showerhead can make the experience even more luxurious. Here’s a look at the different types of showerheads that are available today that could be [...]

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Exploring Transitional Interior Design

If you browse through the home design photos that are trending today, at least half of the spaces you’ll see probably fall into the transitional category. This style of interior design has wide appeal, because it doesn’t tip too far on the scale of traditional or modern, but instead strikes a nice balance between the two. Because it falls somewhere […]

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Understanding the Bathroom Renovation Process

When it comes to bathroom renovations, there’s a very structured process that we like to follow at Archway to make sure the homeowner understands every step of it as we go along. If you are considering a bathroom remodeling project with us, here’s what you can expect that process to look like. PHASE 1 – PLANNING & DESIGN The first […]

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“Trends at Archway” – Bathroom Vanities

There have been many different trends in the world of bathroom vanities over the last decade or so, and at Archway, we’ve seen them all. From large furniture vanities with double sinks to floating vanities with large vessel sinks…we have installed them all! A few years ago, the biggest trend in bathroom vanities was the wall-mounted or “floating” vanity that […]

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“Tips From Archway” – The Best Lighting for Your Bathroom

Your bathroom is the one place in your home where you can have 100% privacy, and therefore, should use it as your own lavish sanctuary. That’s one of the many reasons people choose to remodel their bathrooms, so they can do just that. To make the most out of your beautiful new space, you’ll need some beautiful lighting. We have a […]

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“Trends at Archway” – Grey and White Interiors

A huge design trend in both kitchens and bathrooms right now is the color combination of grey and white. We’ve recently had a long string of customers that have chosen this color scheme for their remodeled space. The reason for its popularity is likely because of the trend toward modern or contemporary interior design. This particular color combination has been […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Tile

A helpful guide for choosing tile for a kitchen or bath remodel When remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, a very important element when choosing your materials is what kind of tile to use. There are endless amounts of types, colors, finishes, and applications of tile that the choices can be quite overwhelming. Thanks to a great relationship with our tile […]

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Bathroom Floor Remodeling Guide – DIY or Contractor?

Installing the flooring wrong in a bathroom can have much broader implications to your home, (water damage, etc.) so it’s critical that you are confident in your abilities.

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Contemporary Bathroom Remodel – Before and After Photos

At Archway, we work hard to provide beautiful spaces for customers that could really use an upgrade. That was the case in this particular bathroom remodeling project. We recently finished up this full bathroom remodel in Chicago for a great customer. Before the remodel, his bathroom was a very outdated and cluttered hodge-podge of a space without much of a style, or […]

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“A Week in the Life at Archway” – A Remodeling Industry Snapshot

This is a behind-the-scenes look at all the fun stuff that goes on in a week at Archway. There are always ups and downs in any business, and the remodeling industry is no exception. On a daily basis, our team interacts with all different kinds of people with very specific needs. As we all know, choosing to have your home […]

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“Trends At Archway” – Shaker Style Cabinets for Kitchens & Baths

Today on our social media series, “Trends at Archway”, we are talking about Shaker style kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Shaker style refers to the simplistic and functional design that the religious group known as the Shakers created in the 1800’s. Featuring a simple, classic design with recessed panels, the shaker style is very popular and is often used in kitchen […]

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Bathroom Renovation – Downtown Chicago Condo

Today we are catching up with our most recent interior remodeling job that just began construction. The customers are a couple that owns a condo in the heart of downtown Chicago, and they are having their master bathroom remodeled with us. It was the second week on the job for our crew of subcontractors, who began demolition on the bathroom. Meagan, […]

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Transitional Kitchen Remodel – Before and After Photos

We recently finished up a kitchen remodeling job in Burbank, IL. The clients had an outdated kitchen that needed a lot of work. Take a look at the kitchen design they were living with before we stepped in: As you can see, this original kitchen design looks very old, outdated, and dirty. The white kitchen cabinets and wall tile showed […]

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“Trends at Archway” – Marble-Look Porcelain Tile

We are starting a new series of social media posts called “Trends at Archway,” where we highlight remodeling trends that we are seeing with our customers. Today’s trend is marble-look porcelain tile for the bathroom, as seen in the photo below. This is a big trend in bathroom remodeling for our customers this year, and we want to know what […]

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Planning Your Bathroom Remodel

If your bathroom is looking outdated or not functioning right anymore, it may be time to consider a complete bathroom remodel. Once you’ve made the decision to remodel, it is important to know what steps are involved in the planning process so that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

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Biggest Bathroom Trends for 2015

Thinking of doing some home remodeling in 2015? A great place for Chicago homeowners to start is the bathroom — and not just because you’ve always dreamed of having a luxury space to get ready for the day. Consider this: according to U.S. News and World Report, a renovated bathroom can bring back as much as 62 percent of your investment when it comes time to resell.

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5 Bathroom Design Ideas for Your Remodel

It is time to remodel that outdated bathroom and give it a fresh look? There are many bathroom design ideas that we would like to share with you to help make the process a little easier for you.

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