2016 New Year’s Resolutions: 6 Great Home Improvement Projects for the Exterior of Your Home

  Home improvement doesn’t have to cost a fortune or be put off for years due to inability to find the perfect items. In fact, we’ve put together a list of six things you can do to make a huge difference in the appearance of your home. These ideas will not break the bank, and […]

Winter Weather is Quickly Approaching Here Are a Few Home Winterization Tips from the Pros

  Let’s face it; we live in Illinois. We don’t have to love snow, but we do have to deal with it. We might as well make the most of it, right? Today we want to go through several really good home winterization tips that won’t cost an arm and a leg. We’ll also touch […]

How to Choose the Perfect Patio Doors for Your Home

  Many elements factor into your final decision when choosing a patio door. The size and design are very important aspects, but you also need to take energy efficiency, material, and style into consideration. Let’s take a look at several things we think all homeowners should take into consideration when choosing the perfect patio door. […]

How Many Windows Does Your Master Bathroom Need?

  The master bathroom is designed for a specific purpose; to be the most comfortable and relaxing bathroom in the entire home. It is called the master bath because it is generally attached to the master bedroom in which the owner, or master, of the home sleeps. The master bath can be as simple or […]

Curb Appeal Tips: Trendy Colors that Create Intrigue and Beauty

  A lot of factors come into play when you’re planning the exterior colors for your home. You should always take a look at other homes in the neighborhood while choosing the color family you want to use. But that doesn’t mean that your home has to blend into the background of the entire neighborhood. […]

Christmas Gift Giving Just Got Easier with a Lake Cook Exteriors Gift Certificate

  Christmas is just around the corner. Do you realize that as of November 30 there is only roughly three weeks left to finish the Christmas shopping unless you’re the kind of shopper who waits until the last minute? Are you still looking for that last minute gift for your spouse, an aging relative, or […]

7 Fabulous Basement Makeover Ideas for 2016

  There’s a little guilty pleasure that all homeowners indulge in from time to time regardless of the size or layout of their home. How many times have you caught yourself thinking something along the lines of, “if I could remove this wall and open up that area…” or “it would really be nice if […]

Make Sure to Order Your Simonton Triple Pane Windows before November 30

  Why November 30? So we can make sure you lock in the great rate before the promotion ends. We deal primarily with Simonton 5500 and 5300 series windows because of the impeccable quality and durability. We are happy to announce that we are the only home improvement company in the greater Chicago area that […]

How to Use Color to Tie Your Curb Appeal Together Perfectly

  Architectural style, choices of materials, and color are the primary things that give our homes a sense of individuality and set them apart from every other home in the neighborhood. We all know the basic idea of curb appeal, but do we really know how color ties everything together? Do you know which elements […]

How Many Things Can You Donate after Your Home Improvement Project?

  Most people perform home improvement projects and replace parts of their home when they look a bit aged, but are still in perfect working condition. Some homeowners choose to sell their gently used doors, guttering, and windows, but others give them away, donate them, or throw them into the garbage. So today we wanted […]