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Green Remodeling Can Protect the Environment with a Thoughtful Plan

There was a time when “Green Remodeling” was really something of an outlier. It often meant fewer choices, less comfort, and higher prices. Today, green remodeling is pretty much mainstream. There are all kinds of options and choices. Often environmentally conscious plans are more comfortable, and costs are in line with conventional methods. On top …

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Is a Second Story Addition the Right Choice for Your Family?

If your DeKalb-area home hasn’t grown with your family’s needs, you may be thinking about expanding your living space to make things more comfortable and convenient. Depending on your home’s situation, you may be considering extending your home out to the back with either an extra room or a new deck; down (finishing off your basement); or up, by adding a …

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Ken Spears Scholarship Benefits Local High School Seniors

Back in 1989, Ken and Kathy Spears knew they wanted to get involved in their community. Spending many years in DeKalb county, Ken and Kathy saw the potential of the students that attended their local high school- Indian Creek. The problem, however, was that many students didn’t have the tools and resources they needed to …

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Remodeling Plans to Help You Age in Place

An increasing number of Americans are choosing to stay in their homes longer rather than move to retirement communities. That often requires making changes to their existing homes to ensure they can stay in their homes safely and comfortably. Let’s look at some remodeling plans to help you age in place. Design and Details: Two …

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Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Helps Design-Build Firms Up Their Game

The team at Ken Spears Construction is attending the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show this week. The KBIS, in conjunction with the International Builders Show, brings together over 1,500 manufacturers and suppliers and over 60,000 visitors from around the world as part of the 2019 Design and Construction Week in Las Vegas, Nevada. With over …

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Planning a Remodel? Here’s What You Need to Know

Maybe it’s time to update the kitchen in your DeKalb-area home. Or perhaps you’re ready to make changes to the bathroom in your home that just isn’t providing the comfort and convenience you want. It could be that your family is expanding and you need to put an addition on to your Sycamore house. What are your first steps …

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Incorporating a Playroom into Your Sycamore Remodel

Parents of younger children often wish they had some additional, separate play space for their kids. But who has room in their house for a room dedicated to play? One great thing about remodeling your home is that—if it’s done right—it can help you maximize the space you already have. Let’s look at some really …

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4 Bathroom Design Ideas for Your Sycamore Home

Taking on a remodeling project in DeKalb can be stressful enough, you don’t need to make it harder on yourself by communicating with the architect, designer, and builder separately. Hiring a design-build company, such as Ken Spears Construction, allows you to eliminate the errors that can come from miscommunication between the architect, designer, and builder …

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4 Deck Designs to Get You Excited for Spring

We’re coming off the time of you in which it was the season to, “Deck the Halls.” Now is a good time to think about overhauling the deck. You may look out the back door of your DeKalb-area home and think that it’s a little early (and cold!) to be considering outdoor activities. But great …

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Solar Heating: How Does it Work?

Curious about the alternative ways to get hot water in your home? Heat in your home? A solar water heater may be the cost-effective solution you are looking for. Not only can they be used in any climate- their main power source (the sun) is entirely free! So you, the homeowner, only have to speak …

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