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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Better Homes & Gardens’ Annual Survey: Consumers’ Home Priorities

This blog post features an interesting article from Better Homes and Gardens’ featuring their annual survey which “shows shrinking interest in smaller homes and continued emphasis on affordability and energy efficiency”.

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According to BHG’s survey, the top-ranking features that consumers want in their next home include:

  • High-efficiency heating and cooling systems (89%)
  • High-efficiency appliances (85 %)
  • Deck or patio (84%)
  • Low-maintenance exteriors (79%)

Although square footages may be slowly creeping upward again, consumers are still prioritizing living spaces. For their next homes, the survey found consumers most want:

  • Separate laundry room (81%)
  • Additional storage space , such as walk-in closets or built-ins (79%)
  • Home office, workspace, or family computing center (67%)
  • Outdoor drilling or living area (67%)
  • At least one additional bedroom with an ensuite bathroom (65%)
  • Everyday eating space in or near the kitchen (64%)

67% of consumers want a home office or workspace in their next home purchase.

67% of consumers want a everyday eating space in or near the kitchen.
85% of consumers want high-efficiency appliances.

Chicago Blizzard 2011 & Recovery: Safety Tips

Pam Flaherty, Vice President of Swartz Brothers Insurance and her team sent us these great tips regarding the 2011 Blizzard recovery. Deb Reinhart Interior Design Group is please to share these tips with you.  Please read below for more details.

Dear Deb Reinhart Interior Design Group,

With the snow storm of the last 2 days, and the freezing temperatures, I wanted to share a few things with you.


  • Check to make sure your dry vent is not blocked by the snow. A blocked vent could lead to a fire or CO2 back up into your home.
  • With the strong winds, your attic vents may have let in snow. To that extent, you might want to check your attic to make sure you don’t have snow.
  • With the piles of snow everywhere and freezing temperature, please take your time driving.

Stay safe and warm!

Schwartz Brothers Personal Lines Team

Chris, Lydia, Pam and Stephanie

Pam Flaherty

Vice President

Schwartz Brothers Insurance

Featuring: Designer Madeline Weinrib

Madeline Weinrib, a seasoned designer that takes inspiration from her worldly explorations, is an inspiration to Deb Reinhart Interior Design Group. Her use of bright colors and bold patterns defines her style and separates herself from so many others. Madeline’s striking prints and patterns are produced for the essentials: carpets, pillows, and fabrics to the trade. Her showroom and website also offer a collection of beautiful vintage furniture pieces reupholstered in the timeless textiles. Madeline has recently been featured in Living, Etc, Elle Decor, and Veranda. We recommend you take a look at some of our favorites and visit her website at

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