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

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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.

Chicago, We’re Painting the Town! Think Interior Painting for a New Look This Fall.

Top Trends for Master Bedroom Updates. On the List: Interior Painting for a Fresh New Look!

This is an interesting article about very easy ways to update your Master Bedroom for the Fall.  Creative and easy to implement.  We would be happy to help you create a Master Bedroom Oasis you will love to come home to!

Zillow’s Top Trends for Master Bedroom Updates


Using Color Architecturally

One of the most effective ways to use color to transform a room is to play up its architectural features. Molding, mantels, built-in bookcases, arched doorways, wainscot, windows, and doors all offer an opportunity to add another layer of interest to colored walls.  (From This Old House online)


Woods Home Improvements Attends the 2013 Remodeling Show and Deck Expo at McCormick Place

In the spirit of updating ourselves with new product, installation and business knowledge, we attended this year’s Remodeling Show and Deck Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago on October 17th and 18th.  We picked up a wealth of knowledge and got to meet some great people showcasing new and innovative products that we know our customer’s will love.  What a great opportunity to learn and grow.  We look forward to bringing this new knowledge to our very next appointment!


Make An Entrance with New Front Stairs

Our 2013 season began with a request for new stair railings.  We enjoy this because it allows us to showcase our creative side and to match the style of each individual house and owner.  On the left, we created a stately entrance for a lovely one-story bungalow in River Forest and on the right is a little funkier rounded staircase for an artsy Forest Park home owner. 

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A dramatic new entrance to your
home can make 
all the difference. 


Woods Home Improvements Projects For Spring

Home Improvement Projects for Spring

By George Perry Published 02/28/2013 From the Website: Let’s Build

Six Home Improvement Projects for Spring

Spring may not be here just yet, but it’s not too early to start planning your home improvement projects for once the weather turns. With that in mind, here are some projects that you should consider doing to improve the look and feel of your home once the weather warms and the sun starts to shine a little more often.

Painting your home’s exterior in the winter is challenging at best, and honestly something of a waste of your time. Waiting until Spring, however, means you can clean off the dirt, grime, and residue of a season’s worth of snow, sleet, and freezing rain and brighten your home with a fresh coat of paint. Not only will this help improve the look of your home, but it will give you a chance to make sure your siding is in top shape and replace any pieces that have been damage during the bad weather.

 Replacement Siding
Speaking of which, it’s far easier to replace damaged or worn siding in Spring than in Winter. You can change the color of your home, upgrade to a more durable vinyl siding, or even change to a new material entirely, with HardiePlank fiber cement siding and Everlast polymeric cladding both offering the visual appeal of vinyl, but being far more durable over the long run.
 Replacement Windows

Whether they’ve been damaged by inclement weather or they just don’t give you the energy efficiency that you’re hoping for, Spring is the time to swap out your old windows for newer ones since you won’t mind the temporary hole in your home while they’re being installed. “Replacing your home’s windows is one of the better investments in your home you can make,” Greg Paul, owner of Lonestar Siding & Windows, a provider of replacement windows in Richmond, VA said when asked about Spring projects.

“Between more durable products and Energy Star glass, whether you plan to stay in your home or sell it, it’s worth the time and money to replace your windows when you have the opportunity, especially in older homes.”

Add a Deck or Expand the One You Have
If you’re anything like me you enjoy spending time on your deck with family and friends when the weather is nice since you’ve been cooped up inside for months. If your home doesn’t already have a deck, now is the perfect time to have one added to your home, a great spot for entertaining and grilling. If your home does have one and it’s just not big enough, having it expanded can take a space that’s just big enough for a grill and turn it into a spot to entertain friends and family alike.
Roof Repair

Nobody likes to have their roof leaking, and if you have severe roofing issues you should absolutely tackle those as soon as possible, not waiting for Spring. However, Spring is a good time to have a roofing expert check your home to make sure there wasn’t any damage during the Winter and to have it repaired or replaced while the weather is nice so that you’ll be ready for any inclement weather in the future.

If a deck isn’t in your home’s future, adding a patio to your home is another home improvement project that’s perfect for Spring as you can have it added and ready to use for entertaining as you move deeper into Spring and Summer. Patios can feature poured cement, brick, or stone depending on what look you’re going for and what is most cost effective for your budget. Consult with your home improvement expert to find out which option is best for you.