Summer Energy Saving Tips for Your Home

In Chicago, we tend to think a lot about saving energy (and money) in winter, but there are several tips and tricks to keep you more environmentally and financially cool this summer.  Here is a great graphic showing some energy facts and explains how your air conditioning works!  Additionally, the Department of Energy lists a number of free and or easy energy saving tips for your home this summer. #DinaGetsItDone

THAT’S why!

A client hired me to get her condo ready for sale- she had to move out of state and her realtor told her she couldn’t get the rent she needed to pay costs. We met and made a plan for the work- but on the elevator down I asked a hipster if he lived there and found out he was paying $800/month more than what she needed. The Scope changed, it’s now rented, and the unit is cash flowing! THAT’S why you hire Littlerock! #DinaGetsitDone

Logan Square Dream Bath

This Logan 4-Square bath left a lot to be desired! Now beautiful and functional, it is in keeping with the updated vintage home!

This Logan 4-Square bath left a lot to be desired! Now beautiful and functional, it is in keeping with the updated vintage home! #DinaGetsitDone

Big Impact Kitchen Update in Logan Square

New tops and back splash- plus lighting- make a BIG IMPACT in this young couple’s kitchen!

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Cost vs. Value

See the resale value of your remodeling project. NO improvements are recouped completely, so make your investments wisely! #DinaGetsitDone

http://realtormag.realtor.org/home-and-design/cost-vs-value/article/2014/01/2013-14-cost-vs-value-remodeling-pays-big-time

 

Cabinet Styles Mix and Match

Seen here without a top, this cabinet display shows lots of 2014 trends: the mix of integrated built-in (with toekick) and modular (on legs); mixing the vertical grain with the stainless steel cabinets, and the flat, no-panel “slab” door and drawer style- even the pulls are different in this fun array.  The upper cabinets include yet another finish and style. 

Organize!

Check out this FAB new organizer for your kitchen cabinets or your CLOSETS! (Think purses, etc!) Check out more applications at http://glideware.com/

Tile Fireplace Surround

Updated tile planned for this client’s fireplace- the tile she picked wasn’t quite right for her (plus the contractor left more of the black metal showing than he was supposed to). A little softer, warmer color, it’s actually porcelain tile. The cut edge will look nice because the color goes all the way through. You can see on the hearth that the installation wasn’t very good – it’s uneven.