Now that it's finally time to gather outdoors, it's a good time to re-evaluate whether your space is truly inviting, or if it needs some help. Local landscaping experts offer their tips for making a true statement that invites guests to your backyard retreat. ...

Predicting the future is virtually impossible, but there are some easy ways to design your new kitchen, bathroom or living space so that it's ready to evolve with your family's changing needs. ...

How does a roof with dirty black streaks create a business opportunity? Find out how this McHenry Country-based company got off the ground and discover how it can ensure a fuller life for your roof. ...

Several simple elements make all the difference when refreshing our most-used room. We caught up with some local experts who share their insights into the process of bathroom remodeling and the latest trends. ...

Whether you enjoy decorating your home for the holiday season or dread the work involved, we've found some tips from the experts on how to make holiday decorating simple and enjoyable. ...

You probably know what clothing you like best, but do you recognize the trends, styles and construction that make well-built furniture stand apart from the competition? We'll show you a few secrets from the experts. ...

Don't wait until after the cold's set in to fix problems in your home. Instead, take the efficient route and learn how to prepare your home for the chilly months ahead. ...

If your kitchen or bathroom feels a bit cluttered, know that there are ways to tame the chaos and create a sense of order. These local designers show you how smart planning and space-saving solutions add up. ...

There was a time when only the softscape -- plant material -- really mattered in landscaping. But now, you'll find a good mixing of plant material and hardscaping -- that is, heavy elements that add structure and function. ...

Going far beyond an ordinary sunroom, these luxurious all-season rooms are in a class all their own. Meet the craftsmen behind these beautiful conservatories, and learn why they're different. ...