Home & Garden
Diane Feuillerat, of Kitchens by Diane, in Loves Park, Ill., coordinated the look of this dining room and kitchen to improve the overall flow between the two spaces. Homeowners are frequently looking to open the space around the kitchen and create a central hub for family activities. (Kitchens by Diane photo)

How Design Experts Maximize Function When It’s Time to Refresh Your Home


Design experts in our region are skilled at making homes both both beautiful and functional. Discover how you can make the most of your space, time and money to realize the kitchens and bathrooms you’ve always dreamed of owning.

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Three generations of Benson Stone Co. leadership: Howard, Andy and Paul Benson

Benson Stone Co.: A One-Stop Destination Like No Other

Benson Stone Company is revered for being an all-encompassing home furnishing store. Travel through five generations of Benson family history and success, and learn how this business blossomed into the one-stop shop it is today.

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2018 Guide to Senior Living Communities

One of the most significant decisions in life is how we’ll be cared for when we can no longer care for ourselves. Explore some of our area’s top communities for senior living.

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When it comes to flooring, luxury vinyl plank is wildly popular due to its good looks, easy maintenance, durability and cost competitiveness. Shown here is Adura Seaport Sandpiper by Mannington. (Photos provided by Benson Stone Co.)

Navigating the Flooring Maze

Flooring is an important visual element that ties together a home. Learn how new technology and material are enabling cozy new looks in our homes.

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Great lighting and comfy sofas are essential components when crafting a cozy room.

5 Favorite Things Every Home Needs

Discover what local experts deem their favorite items. Properly furnishing a home can feel intimidating. But when you really think about it, only a few key items set the tone…
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Home & Garden NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – April 18, 2018

  Special Concert Honors Lincoln Laureates Right in Our Region: The public is invited to a very special concert and ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at Coronado…
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Smart Living Weekly – April 11, 2018

  4 Mistakes Even Smart Heart Patients Make Right in Our Region: When it comes to your heart, staying healthy doesn’t need to be complicated. The key is to maintain…
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Smart Living Weekly – April 4, 2018

  Habitat ReStore Moves, Expands this Month Right in Our Region: Keri Nelson, executive director of Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity, has big plans for the local organization. This means…
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