How to Make a Dream (Kitchen) Come True

A good remodel improves your kitchen’s functionality and provides great relief from an outdated style. We caught up with two local experts who share their insights into the process of kitchen remodeling and the latest trends.

Home Fashion Trends for 2017

When it comes to home fashion trends, comfort and pretty details rule in 2017. Gather ideas for how you can spruce up your home.






Give Your Backyard a Complete Makeover

Creating the perfect backyard may not be as difficult as you think. There are many professionals in the Rockford area who can help turn your backyard dreams into reality.






For Outdoor Projects, Family-Owned Businesses Have the Expertise

Too often, weekly warriors forget to do their homework. Our region’s locally owned garden centers, stone specialists and roofing contractors are ready to guide you through the job.






Rockford’s Midtown Rising

The Midtown District of Rockford is experiencing a rebirth as developers rescue its lovely old buildings from years of disrepair. Paul Anthony Arco leads a tour of this neighborhood where a new community is thriving.






Expansion Story: Benson Stone Co. Lighting Gallery

A new lighting department at Benson Stone Co. offers our region a full array of quality lighting products, making this homegrown home goods store an even more powerful one-stop shop.






Home Interiors Trends for 2015

Softer colors, shades of gray and a few reliable patterns are all the rage this year. Discover which colors, patterns and styles can spice up your home and add a modern touch.






Kitchen Makeovers: Four Designers Meet the Challenge

Kitchen remodels aren’t impossible, especially when a designer is on hand. But what happens when the designer faces an improbable challenge? See how these four designers stepped up.






Which Type of Grill Works Best for You?

From gas and charcoal to ceramic and pellet, choosing a grill requires an informed decision. Find out which one fits your cooking needs, and learn about area experts who can help you throughout the buying process.






Do This, Not That, For Perfect Kitchen Remodels

No matter the size of your kitchen, a remodel job is no easy undertaking. Learn some of the common pitfalls and solutions to your kitchen update.