The Color of Money - AB Homes Chicago

THE COLOR OF MONEY

By Barbara Laken and Annie Alexander It’s an indisputable fact; freshly painted walls will make your house or condo smell clean and feel new again. But not all paint colors work to a seller’s advantage. In fact, there are a number of colors that can actually hurt the sale of your property. Meet Opaque Couche, […]

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Kitchen Redux After - ABHomes Chicago

KITCHEN REDUX: A METAMORPHOSIS

By Barbara Laken and Annie Alexander The Problem: How to transform a dated, divided dining room and kitchen into an elegantly modern multi-functional space for preparing food and entertaining guests. When interior designer Linda Trilla DiDonato and husband Peter were searching for a Chicago apartment, their criteria was radically different from most downsizing couples. “We […]

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AB Homes Staged Living Room

AB HOMES CHICAGO AVERAGES 95% OF LIST PRICE

By Barbara Laken and Annie Alexander Staged properties sell 72% faster and at a higher price accordantly to The National Association of Realtors. With years of experience in decorating and staging, AB Homes Chicago are able to transform spaces and sell homes efficiently and for an average of 95% of the listing price. See the […]

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950 North Michigan Ave Unit 2604 - Dining Room

THE “OOH AAH FACTOR”

By Barbara Laken and Annie Alexander Anyone surfing Zillow, Home Snap or Houzz who has ever signed a lease, or negotiated an offer to purchase, knows that buying or selling real estate is not strictly a business decision. In fact, when it comes to just about any kind of transaction involving personal living space, we’re […]

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Chicago Condo - White Kitchen

TO ATTRACT THE MOST BUYERS: WHITE IS RIGHT

By Barbara Laken and Annie Alexander When deciding to renovate or rehab your kitchen, it bears noting which color choices are likely to have the most impact on your home’s overall value. According to Ideal Home, “Choosing a white kitchen could be the best decision you’ll ever make… White cabinetry is always a best-seller.” Most […]

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Bathroom Redux - updating to a modern bathroom, before and after project

BATHROOM REDUX: FROM DREADFUL TO DIVINE

By Barbara Laken and Annie Alexander The Problem: How to transform a small vintage bathroom into a sophisticated en-suite spa for guests in need of a bit of serenity and a good shower. When Linda Trilla DiDonato, a well-known Chicago interior designer and her husband, Peter DiDonato, purchased an elegant but well-worn vintage lakefront apartment […]

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