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Brad and Michele Huffman, enjoying their spacious, newly-remodeled riverside home.
Remodeling Your Dream Home: One Family’s Story

When Brad and Michele Huffman decided to take their existing home from 1,500 to 3,500 square feet, they were in for a major challenge. Now that it’s finished, they couldn’t be more pleased.

Highview in the Woodlands, Rockton, Ill., offers residents a chance to relax and socialize at any time of the day.
Assisted Living: Knowing When the Time is Right

Assisted Living offers seniors a comfortable and safe lifestyle, while giving their adult children peace of mind. But how does one know when to make the move?

Lonnie Presson, owner of Lonnie’s Carpet Max, Rockford. (Dustin Waller photo)
Lonnie Talks Flooring: Knowing What’s Important – and What’s Not

Lonnie Presson, owner of Lonnie’s Carpet Max, in Rockford, offers tips on selecting the perfect carpet for your home.

Today’s kitchen has features and appliances that not ony make our lives easier, but also take away some of the guesswork. Here, KitchenAid’s Architect II suite of appliances includes a flat cooktop, warming drawer, refrigerator drawers, built-in convection microwave and wine cellar. (KitchenAid photo)
Smart Technology: Kitchens That Know More than We Do

Kitchens and the equipment inside them are stepping into the 21st century with energy-saving appliances and new features aplenty.

Rick George, president of Lonnie’s StoneCrafters, Rockford, in front of the new CNC saw and router the shop acquired this past July. New software upgrades make Lonnie’s a 100-percent digital enterprise. (Dustin Waller photo)
‘Counter’ Culture: Installation Goes High-Tech

Kitchen appliance technology isn’t all that’s changing these days. Learn how the tools to make high-quality countertops are also getting a digital makeover.