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Tips for Creating Your Perfect Home Office - Michael Gould Architect Builders

Tips for Creating Your Perfect Home Office

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live our daily lives. Many Americans have recently found themselves working from home, multitasking their jobs with caring for children and family members. The dining room table has become more than just a place for meals – it’s now the study hall for your children’s E-learning and…
Are You an Empty Nester? Maximize the Extra Space in Your Home! - Michael Gould Architect Builders

Are You an Empty Nester? Maximize the Extra Space in Your Home!

What is that strange, new sound you’re hearing…? It’s quiet! The beautiful silence of an empty nester. You have spent a lifetime being a great parent, helping your children flourish under your love and care. Now that they’ve left for college or recently moved out to start their own lives, the extra space in your home…
Enjoy the Bright Benefits of Adding a Sunroom to Your Home - Michael Gould Architect Builders

Enjoy the Bright Benefits of Adding a Sunroom to Your Home

While we have been enjoying Illinois winter and unpredictable weather, designers are focusing on bringing more light and nature into the home with remodeling projects for 2020. Trending ideas include refreshing kitchen and bathroom spaces through decor, plants, lighter paint colors, solar tubes, and other sustainable pieces. Architects look at sunrooms or screened-in porches as…
Your Guide to Aging in Place for Retirement - Michael Gould Architect Builders

Your Guide to Aging in Place for Retirement

Are you retiring soon, or planning to retire later in 2020? Soon you’ll have the opportunity to finally relax and enjoy the home that you worked so hard to pay off over the years! Staying in the house where your family created memories and where you’ve grown comfortable may sound perfect; however, aging in place…
In-Home Study Rooms Built for Success! Michael Gould Architect Builders

In-Home Study Rooms Built for Success!

As the school year begins, so does another semester of book reports, essays, homework and test prep! Parents: Do you have a game plan ready to help set your student up for academic success this year? Is there a designated quiet area – aka “study room” – in your home? Children and teens need a…
Sports Dens are the New Trend for Basement Remodels - Michael Gould

Sports Dens are the New Trend for Basement Remodels

Unused basements tend to become filled with every old and unwanted item in the house from discarded gym equipment, outdated furniture and especially childhood memorabilia. Unfortunately, this precious square footage often becomes a scary wasteland that nobody really wants to enter – and not to mention occupied by dust! Other people have transformed their basement…
Growing Family? Changing Needs? Home Addition Solutions for You! - Michael Gould

Growing Family? Changing Needs? Home Addition Solutions for You!

Is your home beginning to feel cramped? Are you expecting a new baby? Outgrowing your beloved home doesn’t  need to warrant the headache of house hunting! Instead, upgrade your current home to meet your family’s changing needs by building an addition. Expanding your home adds value, maximizes your living space, and improves a family’s overall…
Top 4 Reasons Summer is the Perfect Time to Renovate - Michael Gould

4 Reasons Summer is the Perfect Time for Home Renovations

As summer approaches, a brand new renovation project aligns perfectly with the themes of freshness and new activity. Although other times of the year often spark renovations as well to spruce up your home, we’re sharing the top 4 reasons why summer is the most popular time to renovate… Exceptional Weather Chicago’s weather is much…
Home Renovations to Prepare for Aging in Place - Michael Gould Architect Builders

Home Renovations to Prepare for Aging in Place

Do you feel the stairs becoming increasingly difficult to climb each night? Are the door handles and hardware around your home causing unnecessary pain in your hands? Would a curbless shower and no skid surface make bathing less stressful? Whether you are planning for aging in place, or you’re caring for a parent who may…
Begin Planning Your Spring Home Renovations This Fall! Michael Gould Architect Builder

Begin Planning Your Spring Home Renovations This Fall!

Considering renovating your home or adding an addition? You most likely want to get the project completed as quickly as possible. Fall is the best season to start planning. Why? So by the time spring rolls around, construction is ready to go! Here are a few major reasons why you should begin planning your spring…
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