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10 Amazing Luxury Home Ideas

Everyone has a dream house. What does yours look like? Did you know with Integrity Construction Consulting, Inc. you can have the home of your dreams? Check out some top 10 luxury home ideas here and get designing!


Clean lines can take your home exterior from basic to magnificent.

This beautiful bathroom looks classic and yet full of luxury with its use of marble.

Contrasting colors and lots of light can make your home look more like this.

High ceilings, warm natural colors, and an interior balcony is a surefire way to make your home luxurious.

Creative lighting, blocking, and placement of art and entertainment centers can really give your entertaining space a wow factor!

Be sure to talk to your designer about stairs and how to make them more beautiful and interesting.

Uniquely shaped tubs are trending right now in luxury bathrooms.

Don’t forget storage space when designing your new home! Your closets can be as large and sophisticated as you want!

Stone countertops and steel appliances are a standard for luxury when it comes to your kitchen.

Don’t forget your outdoor entertaining space! A deck with sleek furniture and a unique design will be sure to impress your guests!

About Us

Integrity Construction Consulting, Inc. has been serving the Chicagoland area since 2003. We pride ourselves on our ability to build your dream luxury home and our high standard of customer service. Our teams of experts are here to help you build the house you’ve always wanted so if you’ve been considering a new home construction contact us today!

Get A Unique Porch Now

Design your unique porch: Your porch is your own unique entertaining space. It can be used to relax, enjoy time with friends, and even just be in the outdoors. Make your porch stand out from the rest with these 4 ideas that you can get by remodeling your porch with us.

Make your home stand out from the rest with a unique porch

Make your home stand out from the rest with a unique porch

1. Stonework

Most of your standard porches and decks are simple squares made of wood. While this is fine, you can make yourself stand out from the rest by building or enhancing your porch with stonework and masonry. Large outdoor, flat, porches can be floored with different kinds of stones to make patterns, or use a single kind of stone for a classic and clean uniform look.

Stone accents and features are also a good way to incorporate masonry into your own unique porch. Think about adding touches like a stone fireplace to your outside space, or even planters.

2. Plants

It may seem obvious, but adding plants and greenery to your porch is often overlooked by many homeowners. Remember, your porch is your outdoor space, so what else could make it seem more special than incorporating natural plants to give you a more unique and special space. The possibilities are endless when using plants on your porch.

You can add hanging baskets of vines or flowers, or create a border of tall leafy plants of different shades of green. You can even have a miniature landscaped area in the center of your unique porch as a focal point. Whether it’s a few planters on the edges of your porch or a carefully selected arrangement of exotic plants as your center piece, plants are a great way to make your porch more eye catching and unique.

Stonework, layers, and greenery can all be used to customize your porch

Stonework, layers, and greenery can all be used to customize your porch

3. Shape

Have you ever considering a round porch? Or a porch with a curved edge? There’s no reason your deck has to be a traditional square or rectangle. Look at your yard and space, and think about what sort of shapes would compliment what you already have and build that way. Experimenting with circles is a surefire way to make your outdoor space more luxurious looking and set you apart from the rest.

4. Layers

Double and triple decker porches are a great way to increase the space in your yard and use more of your outdoor space effectively while still having a yard to enjoy. Elevate and fence off different areas of your deck to create a stylish outdoor entertaining complex, or keep it simple with two staggered platforms. Be sure to check ordinance rules with your contractor when building though to make sure whatever outdoor structure you choose is built to code.

There are many ways to get a beautiful and unique porch

There are many ways to get a beautiful and unique porch

Integrity Construction Consulting, Inc.

For over 15 years we have been providing our customers in and near Chicago with quality remodeling services for both home interior and exteriors. We pride ourselves on building relationships with our customers so that their dream house can be a reality. Our team of experts is waiting to hear how we can help you build the perfect home so contact us today to schedule a consultation for any remodeling job. From new construction to bathrooms, porches, and basements, we do it all!

Luxury Bathroom: How to Get One!

A luxury bathroom is a goal for most homeowners! Having a beautiful space to relax at the end of the day is one of the top items homeowners want to be sure to add to their home. In fact, bathrooms are one of the most popular areas of the home to be renovated first! Find out how to turn your bathroom into a luxury space that you can relax in and enjoy!

A stand alone tub is one of the more sophisticated aspects of a luxury bathroom

A stand alone tub is one of the more sophisticated aspects of a luxury bathroom

1. Free standing tub

When remodeling your bathroom, if you have the space, installing a stand alone tub separate from your shower can be a great focal point of the bathroom. There are many beautiful and classy designs that can fit with a variety of room themes and color schemes on the market too. Having a free standing tub can streamline the appearance of you bathroom and give you more freedom to choose things like a tub with water jets, a walk in tub, or tubs that have unique shapes and designs.

2. Luxury materials

Marble, glass accents, and even gilding are all great ways to add a higher touch of luxury to your bathroom. These high quality materials are great ways to add splashes of color and life in your bathroom, and materials like marble give an instant air of sophistication and class to any room. Be sure to consider accenting the room with metallic colors and textures or even colored glass.

Colors and materials can improve the look and feel of your bathroom

Colors and materials can improve the look and feel of your bathroom

3. Extra floor space

Once of the latest trends in luxury bathrooms is extra space. A large bathroom with a stand alone tub, shower, and two sinks is easily becoming the standard for luxury home interiors. A spacious design for your bathroom will feel more relaxing and less cluttered, a far cry from the average home’s bathrooms today. Think about how you arrange bathroom fixtures to try and open up your floor plans!

4. Skylights

A great way to visually enhance your luxury bathroom is to add in skylights. Natural light can make the space appear brighter, larger, and even draw attention to some of the fine details you may have added to your bathroom in terms of fixtures and fittings. Also – just think of being able to stargaze while sitting in your tub!

Clever lighting can transform your space

Clever lighting can transform your space

5. Light Fixtures

Slim fixtures, floor level lighting, and hanging bulbs are just some of the many options you have for installing lighting in your bathroom in an exciting and innovative way. Creatively lighting your bathroom can enhance and highlight some of its features – and even make the room seem larger than it is. Be sure to talk to your contractor about doing more with your lights than just a simple overhead fixture.

6. Color choice

There are a few ways you can use color to enhance your bathroom and make it a little more high-end. One way to do this is use all light, neutral colors like whites and grays to give an open, pristine, feeling to your bathroom. Painted murals, bright contrast walls, and dark and light colors juxtaposed against each other in your floor, walls, and fixtures also can give your bathroom an extra edge.

Integrity Construction Consulting can help you with your luxury bathroom transformation

Integrity Construction Consulting can help you with your luxury bathroom transformation

Integrity Construction Consulting, Inc.

When remodeling any area of your home it’s critical to call an expert! Integrity Construction Consulting, Inc. has been serving the Chicagoland area for over 15 years! We work with teams of experts on both home interior and exterior projects and pride ourselves on a long history of customer satisfaction. Let us help you get the home you’ve always  wanted by contacting us for a consultation today!

Adding on to your Home: A Guide to Thinking Critically and Successfully

Adding on to your home can be daunting, and you may feel lots of pressure early on to build a certain way or in a certain spot. You may even feel overwhelmed or even confused about what to build and what you’re really going to use it for. This is perfectly normal – home additions aren’t cheap and it’s only natural to want to get the most from your investment. Not only that but you’ll want to consider how this addition will impact your bills, living space, and life too!

Adding on to your home requires some planning and preparation

Adding on to your home requires some planning and preparation

1. Imagine you’re starting from scratch

This is the first and most important step. If you’re going to get to the bottom of what you really want out of your addition – think clean slate! When adding on to your home it’s easy to start to automatically think of what connects where and how it will look etc. Unfortunately, falling into that mindset can prevent you from designing an efficient and beautiful space.

Thinking just about this one room and how it would be in its ideal isolated fashion can also help you later on when you do need to think about how it will join up with your house. Knowing how you want this one section to be will give you insight on what else will need to be done to make your ideas a reality.

2. What will this room be used for

Rather than thinking exactly where everything will go and what you will need to purchase – figure out the exact reason you want this room and what will go in it. It’s one thing to say you need extra space – it’s another to know why! Why do you want this room? What things won’t fit in your house? Is this a bedroom or storage space? An entertaining space or a work space?

Figure out what you will be using the space for so you can make the room more purpose built for your home. Once you have a concrete idea in mind it will be easier to know how you want the room to function and therefore be built. Think in particular about what furniture will need to fit and with what measurements, and also consider any shelving or closets that you will want to use.

Be sure you take time to think about the function of your new home addition

Be sure you take time to think about the function of your new home addition

3. How will you tie it to your house

Only after you have considered what your ideal room would look like and what it will be used for  can you consider how to tie it into the rest of your house. Adding onto your home, unlike a new construction, will inevitably require thinking about how it will attach to your house, tie in with the rest of architecture, and be accommodated for by the utilities. Your architect and contractor will be able to help you with making these decisions if you need extra ideas and or help.

You can also start to consider what color schemes and fixtures you will need to make the addition fit in with the rest of the house. Make sure that the addition flows seamlessly from room to room, and if you want to this is  a great opportunity to change wall colors or complete remodeling tasks in other areas of the house as well.

Integrity Construction Consulting can answer your questions about adding on to your home

Integrity Construction Consulting can answer your questions about adding on to your home

About Integrity Construction Consulting, Inc.

We are a local family owned and operated company that specializes in home construction, additions, and remodeling. We have been serving the Chicagoland area since 2003 and have achieved a high reputation with excellent customer reviews. We put our customers first and strive to not only meet but exceed their expectations with regards to both service and product quality. We know your home is an investment and are ready to help you take it to the next level!

If you have been considering adding on to your home or even a new home construction contact us today for a consultation and a quote!

 

 

5 Key Things You Need To Think About When Undertaking Home Additions

Home additions are exciting, upgrade your home and increase its value, and can give you and your family the space you need to be comfortable. But before you get too far ahead of yourself make sure you consider the follow 5 things to make sure your new project goes smoothly – costing you less in money, time, and stress!

Home additions can add value and space to your house

Home additions can add value and space to your house

1. Paperwork and zoning

Before you even think about breaking ground – check and double check any and all legal paperwork with your contractor. This includes zoning for where you live – which is perhaps just as important as various insurance policies you will need to look over as well. Zoning tells you what you can put on your property, how close things can be to property lines, and checking over these ordinances can keep you from being fined or even having to change the project partway though!

2. Budget

Keep track of what everything is supposed to cost  – and then add on more money in case of emergencies. While doing additions it is not unheard of for there to be issues with foundations, walls, plumbing, wiring, etc. that arise. Be prepared for extra expenses by adding extra money into your budget in the design phase to help you keep yourself on budget. Also be sure to make sure that your budget is actually feasible for you and that you can afford it. If not, ask your contractor for ideas on where to cut back.

Make sure you plan how you will use space with your home additions

Make sure you plan how you will use space with your home additions

3. Bigger space vs Efficient space

Bigger is not always better – and if your zoning keeps you from adding as much space as you like you may need to think outside the box. First, consider how you will use the new addition to your home. Think about access from hallways or other rooms, what you want to use the room for, how many people will need to fit in it, and storage areas. Consider adding levels to your home and building up instead of out if you truly need larger spaces, if not, find innovative ways to store items and use furniture pieces to give you the space you want while keeping your home efficient – remember the more house there is the more energy it will require!

4. Preparation

Home additions sure do kick up a lot of dust! Demolishing walls, installing new walls, roofing, plumbing – it can get dirty really quick! Make sure that areas near where the addition will be are clear of furniture and décor that may be damaged or destroyed during the process. If necessary put some items into storage. Make sure that barriers are put up to keep harmful dust and particulates out of the rest of your home if needed.

Prepare your home for the project by storing and covering things that may get dirty

Prepare your home for the project by storing and covering things that may get dirty

5. Patience

Haste makes waste, and this applies to home additions too. To make sure the job is done right you will need to be patient. Carefully consider and think through all floor plans before building – once ground is broken it can be almost impossible to make changes so be sure you’re completely happy first! Give yourself extra time in your schedule in the event problems occur. It’s best to take time to consider all your options as well when undertaking home additions, as there will be a variety of choices you will have to make ranging from interior design and paint to exterior surfacing. Be patient during the planning and building process if you want your home to worked on with quality and care!

Patience is key when undertaking home additions

Patience is key when undertaking home additions

About Integrity Construction Consulting, Inc.

As a local and family owned and operated company, we go to great lengths to put our customers first. We value our customers and treat them like family, providing only top quality products and excellent services. We pride ourselves in our work and get the job done right! You can trust our team of experts as they help you select everything from floor plans to paint colors and rest easy knowing that one of Chicagoland’s top construction companies is working on your home!

If you have been considering a new construction, home remodeling project, or any home additions, contact us for a consultation and a quote!

How To Save On Your Home Remodeling Project

Home remodeling costs money – that’s no secret for sure – but did you know there are ways you can save on your home remodeling project without sacrificing quality? It can be hard when drafting plans and holding meetings to make the most economical choices that also fit what you want for your home.

It’s important that prior to making any hard-set decisions that you think about your ideas and how you use your home and want to improve it. It’s perfectly fine and normal to have several lists of ideas and a few different floor plan drafts at this point. In addition to thinking about what you want your home to look like – consider these tips to save money while you’re at it!

Home remodeling can be expensive - learn how to save on costs

Home remodeling can be expensive – learn how to save on costs

1. Don’t move fixtures that require plumbing

It may be tempting to move your kitchen sink from one side of the room to the other, or to put the toilet in a different corner of the bathroom. However, moving anything that requires plumbing is automatically going to increase your costs exponentially. This is because plumbing hookups and more pipes will need to be installed, and sometimes old pipes that are not compatible with new hardware will have to be ripped out and replaced as well.

Think carefully about doing any plumbing work during your remodel – talk to different contractors to get a good idea of price if you do choose to include plumbing. If you’re not going to be heartbroken if your sink doesn’t get moved – then it’s probably a good idea to leave it where it is and save a few dollars in the process.

2. Work with a contractor

Home remodeling may seem like something you can DIY but it’s best to hire a contractor. Not only do many have special deals on materials and fixtures from vendors, but their expertise can prevent you from making costly mistakes. Following instructions from online videos and articles can only take you so far in terms of skills and instruction, and there is always the possibility that there will be a hidden problem you encounter during the project.

Paying a contractor also gives you the peace of mind that you need when remodeling your home as they will be able to see and check for signs of hidden, damage or leaks, set up protection from potential home problems, and be able to repair any damage that is found. If you choose not to call a contractor you are only putting yourself at a higher risk of costly repairs and problems later down the line.

Sometimes a new construction is cheaper than a remodeling project

Sometimes a new construction is cheaper than a remodeling project

3. Demolish the house

This option may shock you at first! Home remodeling can be expensive – particularly if you are choosing to remodel your entire house! In some cases, make sure you do the math before committing to doing just a remodel. If there are lots of older fixtures, damaged walls, or other  major problems or areas that will need to be moved around – it may be cheaper to start from scratch. You will be able to determine if this is the case for you by talking to a contractor about your ideas – but if you have lots of floor plan changes, or are aware of problems that need attention before you even start – a new house may be a better investment.

4. Think ahead

It may seem cheaper to make some choices now, but will they cost you more in the long run? Buying siding or cladding that isn’t painted or sealed is cheaper immediately for example, but then you will have to pay later to treat the siding and paint it and this can end up costing you more instead of buying pre-painted and treated materials. Also – think about the energy efficiency of new appliances, windows, and roofing materials to make sure your energy bills don’t skyrocket after the work is complete.

Be sure to talk to a contractor like Integrity Construction Consulting when considering a remodeling project

Be sure to talk to a contractor like Integrity Construction Consulting when considering a remodeling project

About Integrity Construction Consulting, Inc.

We are a local, family owned and operated company that has been serving the Chicago area since 2003. Our team of experts is here to help with every aspect of home remodeling and building – from floor plans to final fixtures we do it all and with only the highest quality of materials. We pride ourselves on our work and our ability to get the job done correctly and on time. We focus heavily on customer satisfaction – taking extra care to make sure your home project stays on schedule and is done the way you want it.

If you have been considering a home addition, a remodeling project, or a new construction contact us today to set up a consultation, get a quote, and start on building your dream house today!

 

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