Home Insight from Local Experts

Our homes are a significant investment, one that requires continual improvements and updates. When it comes to furnishings, flooring, remodeling and gardening, these local experts know where to begin.

12 Ways to Make Your Home Shine

It’s a brand new year, and we’re ready to freshen up our homes. Even if major projects aren’t in the budget, there are plenty of ways to give ourselves a lift and put our digs in tip-top condition. Here are a few simple ideas.

‘Professor Lonnie’ Explains Flooring 101

Flooring has changed dramatically over the past decade or so, with an amazing array of new technologies and products for your home. Lonnie Presson, owner of Lonnie’s CarpetMax, points out the best.

Buying Local: Why it Matters to You

In an age when so much about our economy feels out of control, it’s good to know that it’s within our power to impact our local economy. Learn why ‘Buy Local’ is not just a slogan for good business, but a strategy for economic recovery.

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.