Hello! My name is Lizzie Kautz and I am part of OHi’s Marketing Team. As one of OHi’s fifth generation family members, I’m proud to take part in growing my family’s business so we can continue to improve our neighborhood one home at a time for many years to come.

Posted: Friday, June 8, 2018

OHi has been named to the 2018 Remodeling 550 list recognizing our contributions to the home improvement industry.

Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018

After a long winter, spring has finally sprung in Chicagoland, and home improvement season is upon us! Before you tackle a remodeling project, be sure to do your due diligence to avoid costly mistakes!

Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018

Designing a beautiful indoor/outdoor addition can improve the look and value of any home. Here are some design tips to fuel your imagination.

Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Cabinetry offers more than just style, it increases your storage and the value of your kitchen. Learn more about the kitchen cabinet trends we're seeing this year.

Posted: Friday, April 6, 2018

If you're contemplating a home improvement project, getting a return on your investment is likely on your mind. What should you splurge on? What should you save on? While everyone's situation is different, there are running themes when it comes to ROI in real estate.

Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018

The popularity of the modern farmhouse kitchen is a tribute to a time long ago. Here is a look at how they're being created and constantly remodeled today.

Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Carpeting can add comfort and luxury to many spaces of the home, from bedrooms to the living room or den. Here are some tips for finding the right style.

Posted: Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Every room in a home has its own purpose, personality, and demands for window treatments. Here's how each of those windows can be tailored to your needs.

Posted: Monday, January 8, 2018

Since 1900, our family-owned business has been dedicated to helping your family build a more comfortable and functional home. Learn about our brand story.

Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017

Anyone can let the light in with these bathroom window ideas. Add functionality and style with these window treatments, perfect for bathrooms of any size.

Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Homeowners who need more space without the expense of a full addition should consider bumping out. Look for places to use this home remodeling strategy.

Posted: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Kitchen remodeling can be exciting, but going in with a plan is helpful. Here's a guide to picking the right cabinet styles.

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Choosing tile for a bathroom remodel is a breeze with this easy tile design guide. Schedule an appointment with the experts at OHi to get started today.

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

For pet owners, finding a compromise between durability, style, and comfort can be challenging. Here is an overview of the choices available.

Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Transforming a basement from dark and uninviting to bright and functional is possible at reasonable cost. All that's required is some innovative thinking.

Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017

At OHi we understand that the importance of a formidable front door cannot be overstated. Tasked with a job that requires them to cope with wind, rain, sun, and potential intruders, the front door is truly your home’s bulwark. The front door of your home also has to be inviting. Combining these two elements is often difficult, but we think we’ve come up with a few tips to help you find the perfect gateway into your home.

Posted: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

There are a lot of factors that need to be taken into account before you choose a stain for hardwood floors. For example, some species of wood, such as oak, are easy to stain,and will hold any hue with dignity. Other types of wood, such as birch, maple, or pine are much more resistant to staining, and may even be better off retaining their natural color. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? OHi has you covered with a few tips on how to pick the perfect stain.

Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The best closet combines organization and style to put belongings within arm's reach. Design a dream space to hold all important items for easy access.

Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Integrated appliances are quickly becoming a must-have in high-end kitchens all across the globe. While stainless steel options tend to break from a kitchen’s cabinet-based color scheme, the fronts of integrated surfaces are designed to imitate cabinet hues and patterns, thereby melding the appliance into a cohesive piece of your kitchen’s personality.

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Choosing between wool and synthetic fiber carpets can be a difficult proposition if you’re not sure what to look for. Luckily, OHi has you covered. With definite pros and cons on both sides, we’ve taken the liberty of supplying you with a few facts that will aid you in the journey to the perfect carpet.

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017

Looking for a way to change up your kitchen? Have you already read our past posts pertaining to your family’s kitchen, yet come away feeling as if you want something a bit more daring than floating cabinets, metal accents, and new paint schemes? If so, allow us to introduce you to the double-island setup. The info below will help paint a picture of these highly fashionable alternatives to the proverbial countertop.

Posted: Monday, May 8, 2017

Basement remodels and enhancements can transform dark, dank, often-ignored space into an area of warmth, light, fun and productivity. Here are some ideas.

Posted: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

We all love our little ones, but we’d all be lying if we told ourselves that their ability to clean up after themselves is as acute as we’d like it to be. And while it’s nice to think that the whole house is their paradise, such is simply not the case. As we all know, there are certain areas of a house that aren’t meant for children, at least until they have a few more years under their belts. In order to help keep your adolescent troublemakers at bay, we’ve compiled a list of helpful suggestions.

Posted: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Have you ever looked at your laundry room and said, “Gosh, that’s bland”? If so, OHi is here to help. While many are quick to write it off, the laundry room can be a hidden focal point in your humble abode. All you need to do is give it the love that it deserves. Allow us to spark a few lightbulbs for you.

Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017

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