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Builder Clairmont Ltd. of Hinsdale Awarded Best of Houzz 2016

Houzz Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World Hinsdale-based Clairmont Ltd. has won “Best of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. For the past 25 years, Clairmont Ltd. have completed over 900 renovations and custom homes throughout DuPage and southern Cook counties

Is your oven smart? Now we’re cookin’ – Clairmont Ltd. chats about new smart oven app – GE Brillion

In addition to state-of-the-art convection cooking, GE’s latest wall ovens feature Wi-Fi connectivity that does everything except take the casserole dish out of the fridge for you!  GE’s new mobile app Brillion lets users preheat the oven, set the timer, change temperatures and cooking functions, and check the cooking status without even being in the

Clairmont Ltd. Advises on Use of Kitchen and Dining Area Lighting

A centrally placed ceiling fixture or recessed lights usually provide general lighting, supplemented by under cabinet lighting or task lighting. A fixture or two over the island and the table boost general lighting, and dimming allows you to switch moods and move from homework to dining modes. If you have recessed lighting, the color of

Clairmont Ltd. Advises Use of Energy -Saving Light Bulbs in the Bathroom

Task lighting is tricky in the bathroom.  Cool light is often recommended, but it can distort colors when applying makeup.  So you may have to choose one characteristic over the other or consider halogen bulbs here. Decorative incandescent, such as some globe lights, aren’t part of the phase-out.  Remember that lights over the sink can

Clairmont Ltd Offers Advice for Below Zero Home Care

Dear Customers and Friends – The next few days will bring frigid temperatures that the Chicago area has not seen in decades. Simply put, not much we own is engineered to handle these extremes.  Here is some advice of how to increase your odds of avoiding trouble, especially frozen pipes.  These are all simple and

Clairmont Ltd. Offers Money-Saving Tip on Pro-Style Ranges

If you’re replacing a 30 inch range and want to spend $2,000 or less, consider the LG LRG3097ST gas range at $1,900, or the Kenmore 92163 electric smooth top range at $1,550.  Both models outperformed most of the pros according to Consumer Reports testing, and they offer convection cooking, a warming drawer, and stainless-steel styling


It’s time to winterize your home.  Schedule a furnace checkup by a professional to prepare your heating system for the cold weather.  Also, see if the filter needs changing.  Check for leaks and drafts. Stand next to window and door openings to feel if cool air is blowing through.  Leaky windows or drafty doors may

Velux Solar Power Skylight Worth a Close Look

  I attended a trade show last week and had the opportunity to check out this great new solar power skylight from Velux.   This new model needs no wiring.  The installation work is on the roof, with no disruption of ceilings and walls.  That saves time-consuming and costly patching, taping, painting and cleanup inside.  Unlike

Comforts of Home – Bathroom fan replacement

Hate having your bathroom fan so loud you can hear it two rooms away?  Me too. Panasonic has a great product with many Smart features.  It’s the Whisper Green LED ventilation fan/light available in two models offering 80 cfm and using just 75 watts, plus a 12-watt LED light engine and 1-watt LED night light.

Ditch the dining room for a bigger kitchen?

Not too long ago, we were approached by a homeowner that wanted to significantly enlarge her kitchen by removing the dividing wall and expanding into the existing dining room space.