Entries by Ryan Siebert

How to Select Interior Trim Packages for Your Custom Home

When he comes to selecting interior trim for your home this simple little task can become very complicated. My custom building and renovation clients in Naperville know all too well what I am talking about. Today I want to give you a few tips on how you can take the bull by the horn and […]

Should You Be Your Own General Contractor?

Should You Be Your Own General Contractor? I’ve recently heard advertisements for companies offering to assist you in being your own General Contractor. I’ve also worked with a lot of clients who I know would be great General Contractors on their own.  Yet, I still come away from the advertisement shaking my head at the […]

The Final Payment

The Final Payment Something weird happens to custom remodeling and custom home building clients when it comes time to make their last payment.  After getting through a renovation project most of our clients can’t wait to see us go so they can enjoy their new renovation.  Yet, the last payment is something they hold onto, […]

How Important Are Your Light Fixtures?

How Important Are Your Light Fixtures? One of the most overlooked parts of a custom renovation or custom built home is picking the light fixtures. It can seem like such a check list item at the end of a long project, especially when you are designing an entire home.  However, making the correct light fixture […]

What Type of Kitchen Countertop Should You Choose?

What Type of Kitchen Countertop Should You Choose? How are you supposed to remodel your kitchen without knowing the kitchen countertops?  With nearly all of my Naperville kitchen renovations the clients hit a bottleneck in the process when it comes time to select the kitchen countertops. So to help today I put together a list […]

Custom Home Building and Remodeling Update

Custom Home Building and Remodeling Update Never ending leads, unlimited blueprints to review, projects to manage, punch lists to complete, and warranty lists to cross off the list.  For a custom home builder and remodeler the market seems like it is in a great place. But what really is going on with the residential construction […]

Kitchen Flooring Trends in 2018

Kitchen Flooring Trends in 2018 The gathering place, the chefs domain, where the memories are made, the kitchen. Oh how we love our kitchens! Today’s kitchens designs are very particular. Today I want to talk to you about the kitchen flooring trends in 2018. Tile and Stone Flooring Ceramic tile floors are still very popular in […]

What Will The Future Ceiling Look Like?

The Best Ceiling for Your Custom Renovation For a lot of my Naperville renovation work clients are telling me they want open concept homes. That’s great but with open concept you have to be able to designate areas using the ceiling. This can be done with light fixtures for the different textures for the ceiling […]

How Hard Can a Renovation Bid Be?

How Hard Can A Renovation Bid Be? Renovation bid, on the surface it seems so easy.  Our clients often expect us to turn around a bid on a project within 24 hours.  When our renovation bid is way off the mark during construction our clients only have one person to blame, themselves for pushing the […]

Spring Chicago Residential Construction Update

Custom Renovation and Building Update Custom Renovation work is up, custom building is down.  New purchase contracts are up, and so are interest rates and home values too.  Pat details the type of custom renovation and building projects that we and many of the management teams in Chicago and Naperville are seeing so far in […]