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Breaking Down Architectural Home Styles

Posted on February 22, 2016

You can expect to see a diverse sampling of architectural styles throughout the Chicagoland area. While it’s easy to appreciate the beauty of ornate Victorian homes and charming Colonials, it can be difficult to identify all of their defining characteristics. A better understanding of what makes a Tudor style different from a Spanish style home,… more

Dormers on Houses

Posted on January 30, 2013

A dormer is a structure that projects out from an existing roof, which has it’s own roof, and often windows as well.  “Homeowners typically add dormers to their roof for one of two reasons; the first being purely decorative, to create more interest in the home’s exterior by visually breaking up the roof line,” says… more