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Mediterranean Garden Design

Garden Designs: Finding Your Style

Landscaping

One of the best parts of homeownership is decorating your house to suit your unique personal style. The same holds true for your landscaping. The exterior of your home should reflect your personality, but it should also complement the architectural style of your home. An overview of the most popular garden styles will give you […]

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Chicago Rooftop Deck Design - Dayton Street

Residential Fencing: Add Curb Appeal

Landscaping

Traditionally, fences were used to keep things out – like nosey neighbors and door-to-door salesmen – or to keep things in – like your children and your dog. Fences also play an important role in providing safety and security. A tall, solid fence keeps out prying eyes and deters would-be robbers. But fences serve in […]

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Laser Cut Panels - Outdoor Privacy Screens

Laser Panels for Privacy and Beauty

Landscaping

A new trend in garden accessories is the exterior laser panel. These screens can obscure the view into your yard from the street, or create privacy around a hot tub, or merely add a unique, decorative element to your yard space. Whatever its function, the exterior laser panel will add a high-end, personal touch to […]

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Benefits of a Multi-Level Garden Design

Landscaping

A large, flat expanse in your backyard might be a blank slate for your garden design, but you could create drama and interest by planning a multi-level garden. The different heights allows you to arrange distinct focal points and vignettes that elevate your landscaping from predictable to unexpectedly exceptional. Multi-level garden designs have a lot […]

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Botanical Concepts Chicago - Roof Deck Design

IN THE NEWS: The Taj Rahal

In The News

Bobby and Johanna Rahal bought this Lincoln Park home in 2015 for $4 million and embarked on a thorough rehab. “It wasn’t very old, but we thought it could be much better than it had been,” said Bobby Rahal, a two-time Indy 500 champion (as a driver in 1986 and team owner in 2004) who […]

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Landscaping in the Southwest

Outside Chicago: Landscaping Tips for Desert Snow Birds

Landscaping

Many Chicagoans are snow birds. They fly south for the winter to escape the harsh Chicago winters at their second homes in the Arizona sun. If you are one of them, you have probably learned quickly that the gardening and landscaping techniques that work well in the Midwest cannot be applied to the Southwest. Keeping […]

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Outdoor and Indoor Pavers - Chicago Landscaping

Pavers in Chicago Landscaping Design

Landscaping

The current trend among homeowners is to create outdoor living areas with the appearance of an indoor space. These outdoor rooms rival traditional living and dining rooms and can include fireplaces, televisions, chandeliers, upholstered furniture, and floors. It is the floors, however, that defines the space and set it aside from the rest of your […]

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Swimming Pool Landscaping

Building a Complementary Pool Design

Landscaping

For a cohesive look that will increase the exterior aesthetics of your home, you pool area needs to be carefully planned to complement your house. Gone are the days when a swimming pool was installed without consideration for the entirety of the home’s outdoor space. Today’s homeowners want their outdoor living space to flow seamlessly […]

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tropical landscaping

From Chicago Landscaping to Florida’s Tropical Paradise

Landscaping

Landscaping Adaptations for Your Florida Winter Home Chicago winters can be excruciatingly brutal, as you well know, and escaping to your winter home in Florida will bring much needed warmth, sunshine, and happiness. While you may have your Chicago landscaping in tip-top shape, you also want to ensure your tropical oasis is nothing short of […]

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Porcelain Pavers in Chicago Garden Design

Porcelain Pavers in Chicago Garden Design

Landscaping

Delicate and decorative, porcelain tiles have been used inside homes for centuries. They add a wonderful touch of color and quality to the interior of a home. Fortunately, new methods and procedures in making porcelain mean that homeowners can now purchase thicker porcelain pavers that are perfect for exterior use in gardens, walkways, terraces, and […]

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