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. 


Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Asbury Aluminum Fence

Woods Home Improvements was selected to build a number of fences this fall.   The image shows the Asbury aluminum fence with a newly installed sidewalk.  Now the homeowner has an outdoor space for their favorite four-legged friend.   

Cedar Gate
Copper Fence Posts

The three images to the left are of a newly-installed cedar fence with lattice work at the top.  We have added copper post caps to complete the look.

Cedar Fence with Lattice Top

Woods Home Improvements Volunteers at the Oak Park Animal Care League

Grant Woods and Woods Home Improvements will be volunteering their time and effort to assist the mission of the Oak Park Animal Care League through maintenance and construction work.  The first job on the docket was to erect a partition wall with a new door to separate a stairway from the area where the kitties are housed.  The goal is to reduce heat and cold drafts coming up the stairway.  We can’t wait to see what is next!

Our Porch Renovation Across from the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio–Oak Park, IL

Throughout this fall, we have worked on a home right across the street from the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.  The homeowner was gracious and patient during the process and was a joy to work with.  The posts were an exact reproduction of the original posts. They were reproduced in Canada by a company called Century Porch Posts.   We got a chance to work with the Oak Park Historic District, which was an interesting process that took a bit more time than expected because we had to deal with having to meet national codes as well as maintaining the original character of the home.  The porch is now complete and the homeowner was quite happy with the work.