Home & Garden
Solar panels are just one way to make a home more eco-friendly. EcoHome Expert Inc., in Belvidere, not only installs solar panels but, when installing asphalt shingles, it recycles the waste so it can be used in other applications, such as roadways or other roofing products.

EcoHome Expert Inc.: Brothers Commit to Eco-Friendly Homes


Eco-friendliness is a major component of this Belvidere-based business, as it finds ways to help homeowners “go green” while also saving some serious green.

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2018 Senior Living Guide

One of our most significant decisions in life is how we’ll be cared for when we can no longer care for ourselves. This guide introduces you to some of the excellent care available within our region.

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This pretty kitchen, newly remodeled by Benson Stone Company, features painted white Dura Supreme cabinets, a marble tile backsplash set in a herringbone pattern and quartz countertops in two colors. Many homeowners today are opening their kitchens to adjoining rooms by removing walls. A well-planned island can make up for lost storage space and provide a gathering place with seating.

Kitchen Renovation: A Project You Won’t Regret

Redoing this essential room can be challenging, so it’s important to complete your project right the first time. Local experts share valuable insights on what it takes to create a kitchen you can be proud to show off.

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Sprucing up your backyard may not be as challenging as you think. There are experts right here in our area who understand lawn care, trees, outdoor furniture and various design elements.

Creating the Perfect Outdoor Oasis

What better way to pass the summer than by spending it in our own backyard oasis? If your space needs a little help becoming the perfect retreat, we’ve found some tips from several local experts.

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Keeping Up On Home Maintenance Matters

Now that warmer weather is upon us, it may be a good time to update your home’s exterior. Fortunately, we have experts in our area to help you improve the exterior appearance of your home.

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Home & Garden NEWS & EVENTS
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Smart Living Weekly – August 15, 2018

  Trends that are Shaping Local Golf Right in Our Region: The game of golf is experiencing many changes as new generations arrive on the greens. Visit the links this…
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Smart Living Weekly – August 8, 2018

  97th Winnebago County Fair Fun Aug. 15-19 Right in Our Region: The Winnebago County Fair is closing in on a century of celebrating agricultural living and all that it…
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Smart Living Weekly – August 1, 2018

  Mendota Sweet Corn Festival Aug. 9-12 Right in Our Region: The 71st annual Mendota Sweet Corn Festival is about everything in abundance, especially fresh-picked corn on the cob, steaming…
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