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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!
Weatherproofing and Winterizing Your Home
Like it or not, winter is just around the corner for us Chicagoans. That means rain, sleet, and snow are on their way to damage your home and rack up costly repair bills. Fortunately, there are ways to help prevent your home from being totally terrorized by a strong winter storm. Here are some tips from Archway on how to […]
The Best Ways to Enjoy a Finished Basement
How to Get the Most out of Basement Remodeling As the place where you spend the most time, your home sets the stage for everything you do – eat, sleep, entertain, celebrate holidays and events, host guests, work, and explore hobbies. If you have some extra space in your home, such as an unfinished basement, there is potential to make […]
Breaking Down Cost vs Value for Interiors
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
Residential Insulation: Important Facts to Know
If your house gets too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, it might be time to replace your insulation. Most homeowners don’t know the first thing about insulating their homes and what type of insulation is the right one. Lucky for you, that’s why we’re here. There’s not much to talk about when it comes to […]
Vinyl Siding: Why it’s a Good Choice
If you’re ready to give the exterior of your home a facelift, a great option to consider is to install vinyl siding. Archway offers vinyl siding as part of our exterior remodeling services, but we don’t talk about it very often – until now! Vinyl siding was introduced in the 1950’s as a substitute for aluminum siding, and has been […]
The Many Different Styles of Entry Doors
Entry doors (aka front or back doors) are often installed as part of our exterior remodeling jobs…usually in addition to windows or siding. They are a small component of renovating, but can make a big impact on your home’s curb appeal. What many homeowners don’t know is just how many different styles of entry doors there are to choose from. […]
Tips from Archway: Remodeling Your Home to Prep for Fall/Winter
Start with thinking about the things in your home that bothered you during the last cold season. Was it your drafty windows? Leaking or poorly insulated roof? Wasted energy or too-high energy costs? There are a few different ways relieve those pains now before it’s too late.
What to Expect When Working with a Remodeling Company
Insights on the full home remodeling experience. If you are in the decision making phase of a home remodeling project, I’m sure you have many questions about what type of company you should work with and what to expect. There are a few different ways to make sure you choose the right company to handle your job, depending on the […]
Why Choose a Higher Standard of Home Remodeling
When you’re ready to take on your next home remodeling project, hiring a professional company that you can trust to deliver a high standard of services and products should be of priority.
Your Personal Designer
Working with a professional designer can seem daunting if it’s something you haven’t done before. How do you select a designer? What do they expect from you? How much should you be involved? The questions can be endless. And while each designer has his or her own style and process, at Archway we understand not every design is the same, and not every customer speaks “Interior design” so here are a few basics we’ve outlined for you, to ensure the first meeting is a productive one.
Home Improvements From Flood Damage
New homeowner? Or lived in the same property for several years now? Regardless of the time, most if not all homeowner will want to make their own mark on the property. Home improvement is a great way to not only add value to your home but also give it that personal modernized feel that adds to your character.
Security in your Choice when you choose Archway
The scariest thing for a Homeowner when redesigning their home is wondering what to do if something were to go wrong, The Truth is you need someone you can Trust and know will be Professional when handing your home. At Archway We want you to feel secure and comfortable knowing we have 100% Positive customer reviews and at Backed by an A+ BBB rating for 25 years!!.