New Oak Park Stair Installation Using Home Depot’s Veranda ArmorGuard in Seaside Gray

Here are Before and After images of a newly installed set of front stairs in Oak Park.  As always, we are thrilled when the customer loves the finished result.

Father and Son Working Together to Build a Deck – Hot Chicago Day!


Just another day in the life of father & son team, Tom and Grant Woods.  Tom and Grant were building this deck in 90+ degree heat and enjoying the time together.

Quotes About the Comforts of Home

It’s good to be reminded of why we have this desire to make our homes better-what is at the very heart of this drive to express ourselves in our home renovations and improvements.  Here are some quotes that help us remember that home and hearth is at the very center of our lives and who we are.

Jane Austen
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.

George Washington
I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.

Emily Dickinson
Where thou art, that is home.

Benjamin Franklin
A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.

Woods Home Improvements Uses Sherwin-Williams Paint for a Great Finished Look!

At Woods Home Improvements, we believe that a great finished interior paint project requires the best paint available.  Sherwin-Williams is one of the top paint brands we carry and use.   Besides the brand, color is the #1 choice you need to make when designing the perfect room.  Check out the Paint Visualizer below.  Just load a photo of your room and start applying different colors to get an idea of how they will look in your finished room.  Still having difficulty?  If you choose us for your project, we can send a designer to assist you.  It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Sherwin-Williams Paint Visualizer

Chicago HGTV House Hunters – Woods Home Improvements in River Forest Completed the Renovation

Woods Home Improvements remodeling efforts will be featured on an upcoming November 18th, 2014 episode of HGTVs House Hunters.  This episode is titled:

Two Sisters Disagree on Modern vs. Vintage in Chicago

Episode HNT-9301H

We remodeled the vintage brownstone in Lincoln Square.  The finished results were great.  We’re looking forward to what the prospective homeowners have to say.  We’ll be watching for the first time with you!

House Hunters 11-18-14

Kitchen and Bath Remodels – Some Things to Keep in Mind

Because there are so many different tradespeople involved in kitchen and bathroom renovations, these projects are really complex.  As opposed to hiring each individual trade, i.e. plumber, electrician, carpenter, people often choose to contract with one general contractor. who can coordinate the entire project.  The project’s individual requirements will determine the time involved and the price you will be charged.  Moving walls or removing old tile will take more time and labor hours.  Keep these things in mind when thinking about your project.