Whether you are team #PSL or prefer a plain cup of joe, there is no denying that pumpkin everything is front and center as soon as fall begins. Expand your pumpkin palette, and grab a fall-inspired drink at one of the many options across the city and ‘burbs.
After several decades of helping your children plant their roots, it can be hard to believe it’s time for them spread their wings. With kids at college or officially moved out on their own, this is the time to downsize or transform the additional space you now have. Aside from the obvious choice of creating a guest room, use this opportunity to be creative with how you can reinvent parts of your home. Whether it is to explore a new hobby, recommit yourself to previous passions, or rethink your livable square feet, find out how to maximize your home to create a new and improved version.
There isn’t a season in Chicago that is more fleeting than fall. While summer in Chicago gets all the flashy glory, autumn is its understated, classic counterpart. Take advantage of all a Chicago fall has to offer, by adding these activities to your must-do list.
Fall vibes in the suburbs can be contagious. The seasonal porch decor, local festivals, and influx of pumpkin patch photos across social media can make even summer’s biggest fans wear all the plaid, order a pumpkin spice latte and appreciate the full essence of autumn. Join in on the harvest fest season fun, by adding these family, adult-only and pet activities to your fall must-do list.
The change of seasons often comes with the itch to make other changes, including at home. Sometimes those changes include downsizing from a larger home to a smaller dwelling.
With students returning to college, and recent graduates setting in new jobs with plans to venture out on their own, the house may seem a little more empty. Or maybe you are on a mission to Marie Kondo your life, and the first step is majorly scaling back your belongings to live more simply in a smaller space.
If you’re considering downsizing your home, below are several questions to ask yourself to help you determine whether the time is right.
Whether you’re in denial about summer’s conclusion, or you’re excited for cooler weather and the all-pumpkin-everything that makes fall, well, fall, making several tweaks to your home decor can help ease the transition between seasons. A few small accessory updates will help you crave extra time at home, as the days become shorter and the temperatures dip.
These tips will create a retreat to enjoy the longer upcoming nights, by incorporating rich textures, a neutral palette, and cozy accessories.
How to Create A Kid-Friendly Home Without Sacrificing Your Personal Style
Kids’ sticky hugs, gummy smiles, and belly laughs are the best parts of your family’s home. Their oversized and generally clunky colored gear, however, is not so endearing. Whether you are settling in your new home, or you are staging your house to sell, avoid letting the space become overrun with brightly colored plastic. These tips will help blend your children’s belongings into your home’s aesthetic, without compromising your personal style.
When decorating your new home, it often pays to invest in higher-end pieces. However, expensive doesn’t always mean better; sometimes it is smarter to go under budget and re-allocate those dollars to items worth the investment.
Below is a guide on where to spend and where to save, when turning your new house into your forever home.
The summer heat shows no signs of dipping anytime soon, so imagine cooling down in one of these five @properties listings. These on-the-market homes boast secluded backyard retreats to enjoy when it’s too hot to consider doing much else.
Dive into the below to imagine yourself stepping out of your back door into your own tranquil sanctuary — or better yet, make an appointment to see them in person.