HGTV’s “Renovation Goldmine” Reworks Chicago Greystone

Jen and Mel Mihalek loved their classic three-story Chicago greystone, but realized, three kids later, that they needed to revamp the space if they were going to keep living in it with their growing family (and start renting out the top floor to tenants). With a $200,000 budget, Meg and Joe Piercy saw potential to rework some of the structure of the home and make it into a cohesive space that the whole family could enjoy.

In the latest episode of HGTV’s “Renovation Goldmine,” Meg and Joe focused on remodeling the entire home, with an emphasis on some select spaces. The living room was situated right off of the entryway and served as one of the first impressions of the home, so it was important to give the room a classy update.

The living room began as a functional-but-basic space, with plain white walls, dark wooden trim, and

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Detailed Interiors For Design Focussed Homeowners

A simple palette of warm beige tones and fresh white elements form a gentle interior backdrop in which smaller decor details can shine out. These three modern home designs each place a specific focus on high-end finishes, including beautiful modern wall panelling and classic boiserie, uber-stylish designer furniture pieces, and tasteful contemporary lighting solutions. In this creative collection, three different talented designers place their own spin on the theme, to provide us with a plethora of ideas for our own spaces. We’ll tour elegantly sophisticated open plan living spaces with chic kitchen designs, unique bedrooms with made-to-measure furniture, flawless washrooms, and inspirational home workspaces.

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What Makes the Most Sense?

If you live in your home long enough, you’re inevitably going to need a new roof. When you do, you will have a choice of either tearing your current roof off and starting from scratch or recovering your current roof. Learn the difference between a reroof vs. tear off and the advantages and disadvantages to help you narrow down your decision.

Most of the time, the decision is pretty clear-cut. If a major storm has blown off half the shingles of your home or if a massive tree limb has obliterated a good chunk of the roof, there’s only one way to go. At that point, you’ll also probably need to replace the underlayment or even roof decking.

Or maybe the roof was poorly installed in the first place. As much as we like to think our homes were all built with the same attention to detail, certain contractors may

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