Patrick A. Finn, Ltd. Wins Gold Key Award for Excellence in Remodeling

December 10, 2012

Chicago Real Estate Forum and Marketing RELEVANCE congratulate for winning a Gold in for a

Patrick A. Finn Ltd. stated: The size constraints of the original three-bedroom ranch were more than the family of six could manage. A second floor addition and the remodeling of more than 75 percent of the main floor living area created a much more functional and enjoyable home.

The addition creates a story and a half look with much of the second floor built into a steep pitched roof with integrated shed dormers.

The second floor has a master bedroom with a walk in closet and a master bath with a large custom tiled shower, two additional bedrooms and a hall bath for the kids. One of the bedrooms was for three boys so it was important the room was built large enough for each one to have their own space. The colors used for the kids bedrooms and bath are all tied together and give a fun kid friendly feel to the spaces, especially the custom tile shower with blue penny round tiles that seem to resemble bubbles.

The first floor was remodeled to accommodate the new stair to the second floor and to open up the floor plan by making use of the existing bedroom space. By tearing out one of the bedrooms, we were able to make a much larger eat-in kitchen as a designated area that was lacking in the original house. The kitchen maximizes space with tall upper cabinets and a working island while still maintaining all the original windows for ample natural light. The wall between the living room and previous master bedroom was opened up to create a den for the kids. A small addition for a mudroom with cubbies creates a place for the family to stay organized as they head in or out of the house.

For more information on Patrick A. Finn, Ltd., please visit or call 847-358-4133.

The Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago’s KEY and SAMMY Awards celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2012. The awards began in 1972 and have grown throughout the years to now feature more than 100 building, remodeling, marketing and personal achievement categories. The KEY and SAMMY awards are the premier awards of Chicago’s residential building industry. To see more award winners, visit Chicago Real Estate Forum.

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