Category: Gallagher and Henry

  1. The Rising Popularity of Flex Rooms

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    Media room. Study. Office. Flex room. Regardless of the label architectural renderings assign to these “TBD” spaces, homebuyers are welcoming the opportunity to transform available square footage on their home’s main level into something that fits their precise needs. “Flex rooms offer options and flexibility, and that’s something buyers crave in their homes today, as…

  2. In the Spotlight: Tinley Park

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      Incorporated in 1892, Tinley Park is among the Chicago area’s oldest suburban communities. But don’t mistake its historical roots for complacency in the modern age. Quite the opposite, in fact. The spirited, family-centric village of some 60,000 residents is among the Chicago area’s most ambitious and active. Far from a sleepy bedroom community, Tinley…

  3. A Color Guide for Your Home

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      And the 2019 Color of the Year is… Night Watch. PPG Industries, the parent company of Glidden paints, called Night Watch “a rich, luxurious, and classic shade of green [that] emulates the feeling of lush greenery and the healing power of nature.” A bold, dark color, PPG says Night Watch “has the ability to…

  4. In the Spotlight: Lemont

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      Once a 19th century stop for laborers constructing the Illinois-Michigan Canal, Lemont is now one of Chicagoland’s most prized and rooted suburban communities. Located approximately 30 miles southwest of downtown Chicago, the southwest suburban village pairs its natural beauty and historic downtown with a family-centric vibe rich in community spirit, recreational opportunities, and award-winning…

  5. What’s Trending in Interior Selections?

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      What’s old is becoming new again. As recent homebuyers begin to embrace gold accents, farmhouse sinks, and craftsman details, it’s clear that the past is influencing many of the present day’s foremost trends in home design. Gallagher and Henry team members Sandie Kanakes, Laura Ritchie, and Linda Staszak detail some of the top trends…

  6. Making It Our Own

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      On Christmas Eve 2018, John and Joan held their first holiday gathering in their new Homer Glen home. Nearly 70 family and friends gathered in the ranch home on a cul-de-sac lot in the Kingston Hills community, the continuation of a family tradition that began decades ago in the couple’s Chicago residence. “And it…

  7. In the Spotlight: Homer Glen

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      The burgeoning southwest suburban village features two Gallagher and Henry communities in Goodings Grove and Kingston Hills. Homer Glen continues to solidify its standing as a gem of Chicago’s Southland region. Since being incorporated in 2001, the southwest suburban village of some 24,000 residents has become one of metro Chicago’s most desirable communities, providing…

  8. The 2019 International Builders’ Show

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  9. The Ranch is Back

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      Once viewed as a pragmatic, simplistic home design lacking imagination and character, a mix of nostalgia, shifting lifestyle trends and modern spins on single-level living have propelled the ranch-style home back into national prominence. In fact, Trulia reports that the ranch is the most popular home style in 34 states, including Illinois. “There’s no…

  10. Returning to Gallagher and Henry

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      For 30 years, Greg and Adrienne lived in a Gallagher and Henry-constructed home in an unincorporated patch of Downers Grove. The couple raised their two children in that two-story residence, crafting a lifetime of memories together. “The house fits us perfectly,” Adrienne beams. In early 2016, however, Adrienne began urging her husband to consider…