Active Spring Market for Battaglia Homes

Battaglia Homes is experiencing an active spring, constructing two luxury build-to-order custom homes in Hinsdale, one at 107 E Walnut Street, the other at 131 N Grant Street, with additional renovation projects in Oak Brook, Downers Grove & Hinsdale.

Battaglia Homes New Construction 107 E Walnut St. Hinsdale

Battaglia Homes New Construction 107 E Walnut St. Hinsdale

The homes will be richly appointed with elegant features throughout. Including coffered ceilings, state of the art gourmet kitchens with custom cabinets, granite and marble countertops, formal dining rooms, intricate millwork with crown molding, detailed wainscoting and custom milled staircases.

 

Battaglia Homes New Construction 131 N Grant St. Hinsdale

Battaglia Homes New Construction 131 N Grant St. Hinsdale

“In today’s market people are looking for homebuilding professionals who come highly recommended through word of mouth referrals from friends, family and neighbors.  They’re looking for professionals who have long track records and excellent reputations,” said Carlo Battaglia, President of Battaglia Homes. “People demand professionals that offer creative solutions to the challenges that go along with building new custom homes or renovating existing homes.”

Established in 1992, Battaglia Homes is an award-winning custom home builder serving Hinsdale and the surrounding western suburbs of Chicago.  For more information call 630-669-4280 today or visit  www.battagliahomes.com.

Posted in Custom Built Homes, News, Renovations | Tagged as: , , , , , | Leave a comment

Battaglia Homes Breaks Ground on Custom Built Home in Hinsdale

Battaglia Homes breaks ground on stately 4700 square foot custom build-to-order luxury home in Hinsdale.  The home’s 4 levels will be built with elegantly appointed features throughout.

Picture of Home at 107 E Walnut - Hinsdale IL

Battaglia Homes, Breaks Ground on Hinsdale Luxury Custom Home

Located at 107 East Walnut Street in Hinsdale, the home’s exterior façade will be constructed with hand chiseled natural stone and limestone accents around windows. The exterior will have a large covered porch with cathedral ceiling and a fireplace.

The main floor will greet visitors through an impressive two story open foyer and a curved hardwood staircase.   With soaring ceilings and open floor plan the main level will feature an expansive great room with coffered ceiling, a state of the art gourmet kitchen with breakfast nook, a formal dining room with intricate crown molding, and a guest bedroom with en suite bathroom.

The second and third levels feature 4 bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms and elaborate millwork, and a separate library with detailed wainscoting.  

The lower level will be finished with a large entertainment room with fireplace, a wet bar and an exercise room.

Established in 1992, Battaglia Homes is an award-winning luxury custom home builder serving Hinsdale and the surrounding western suburbs of Chicago.  For more information contact us today at 630-669-4280 or visit us at www.battagliahomes.com.

Posted in Custom Built Homes, News | Tagged as: , , , , | Leave a comment

Choosing the Best Home Builder for your Custom Built Home

One of the most important decisions you will make in building a custom home is choosing the best builder for the job.   Here are some of the key areas you should consider when choosing a custom home builder.

Reputation.   Get a list of homeowner references the builder’s worked for, some questions you should ask:

1         Would they recommend the builder to friends and family?

2         Did they get well timed advice about design ideas, construction material and money saving options?

3         Did the builder deliver the home within the stated time frame and within budget?

4         Were service calls handled in a timely and professional manner and were they ultimately resolved to their satisfaction?

5         Ask if they enjoy living in their homes. 

Image of custom home

Battaglia Homes, Hinsdale, IL, Custom Built Home

Another way you can find out about a builder’s reputation is by checking with local real estate agents.    Most real estate agents are familiar with local home builders and can tell you how satisfied home buyers are with those builders. 

Experience, Financial Stability & Longevity.  How long has the builder been building custom homes and when was the business established?  How much experience does the builder have in the home building industry?  Does the builder have valuable hands-on experience or does he/she act as a general manager mostly relying on subcontractors and vendors for expertise and trouble- shooting?  Having an experienced builder like Carlo Battaglia can make your home building experience as enjoyable and as stress free as possible during the construction phase and long after you’ve moved in. 

Craftsmanship.  Arrange to tour some of the homes the builder’s built and look for quality craftsmanship and attention to detail in cabinets, trim, paint, windows &  flooring.   Do they look like they have held up well or are there signs of early wearing.  Battaglia Homes  prides itself on offering the very best in quality craftsmanship and quality material with every home we build. 

Image of custom built home in Hinsdale IL

Battaglia Homes, Hinsdale IL, Custom Built Home

Once you’re confident you’ve picked the best builder for your project you’ll be able to enjoy the home building experience a whole lot more.  

Established in 1992, Battaglia Homes  is an  award-winning custom home builder serving Hinsdale and the surrounding western suburbs of Chicago.  Contact  Battaglia Homes today if you have questions about building a custom home.

 

Posted in Custom Built Homes | Tagged as: , , , , | Leave a comment

Benefits of Expert Landscape Designs by Battaglia Homes

As a luxury custom home builder and general contractor we understand the importance of having a well planned landscape design for your home. An appealing landscape not only compliments your home’s architecture and makes a great first impression but it can also provide many other benefits as well.

Image of Landscaping - Landscape Designs by Battaglia Homes, Custom Homes Builder, Hinsdale, IL, 1

Landscape Designs by Battaglia Homes, Custom Homes Builder, Hinsdale, IL, 1

 Lower Utility Bills. Protect your home from winter wind and summer sun.  With carefully positioned trees and shrubs you can dramatically cut energy consumption.  In the winter months a good landscape design can maximize solar heating while deflecting winds away from your home, in the summer season by maximizing shading while funneling breezes toward your home.

Image of Landscaping - Landscape Designs by Battaglia Homes, Custom Home Builder, Hinsdale, IL,2

Landscape Designs by Battaglia Homes, Custom Home Builder, Hinsdale, IL,2

Proper Drainage. Properly planned and properly installed landscape can address proper drainage, conserve water and even lower the rate and volume of water runoff.

Security. Landscaping techniques can also provide home security by deterring burglar break-ins.  Consider using outdoor lighting such as pathway lights and landscape lighting to reduce hiding areas and brighten darker areas of your property.   Keep plantings around your home trimmed and pruned so as not to obscure entrance ways. Use thorny shrubs, like roses and hollies, and plantings with abrasive foliage under first floor windows.

Image of Landscaping - Landscape Designs by Battaglia Homes, Custom Home Builder, Hinsdale, IL, 3

Landscape Designs by Battaglia Homes, Custom Home Builder, Hinsdale, IL, 3

Wise Investment. Real estate experts agree that landscaping substantially adds to property value and even increases the speed of home sales.

Image of Landscaping - Landscape Designs by Battaglia Homes, Custom Home Builder, Hinsdale, IL, 4

Landscape Designs by Battaglia Homes, Custom Home Builder, Hinsdale, IL, 4

By combining the right plant materials and designing them in harmony for your space you create a beautiful and natural looking landscape.  Battaglia Homes employs experienced and expert landscape architects.   For more information about landscape designs contact the home building and renovation experts at Battaglia Homes at 630-669-4280 or email us at info@battagliahomes.com. We’d love to hear from you – tell us what you think about the benefits of landscape designs, leave your comments below.

Posted in Custom Built Homes, Renovations | Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Battaglia Homes is Featured in the Spring 2013 Issue of LUXE Magazine

Battaglia Homes proudly features one of its beautifully crafted custom built homes in the Spring 2013 issue of LUXE magazine.  Located in Hinsdale IL this home boasts attractive stone, brick, cedar and stucco exterior with a brick paver driveway and covered front porch with bluestone flooring.

Interior features include wainscoting in the dining room and study, coffered ceiling in the family room, three piece crown molding throughout the first floor, and stunning custom cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms with american cherry hardwood floors throughout.

Carlo Battaglia, President, Battaglia Homes, custom home builders - Hinsdale, IL- Luxe Magazine - Spring 2013

Carlo Battaglia, President, Battaglia Homes, custom home builders – Hinsdale, IL- Luxe Magazine – Spring 2013

For more information about building your custom dream home, contact the home building and renovations experts at Battaglia Homes today at 630-669-4280 or email us at info@battagliahomes.com. We’d love to hear from you – leave your comments below.

Posted in Custom Built Homes, Renovations | Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Advice for choosing Bathroom Fixtures for your Custom Built Home

Multi-fuction shower head, hand held & body sprays  - by Battaglia Homes - Hinsdale, IL

Multi-fuction shower head, hand held & body sprays – by Battaglia Homes – Hinsdale, IL

If you’re having a builder construct your custom built home you will be making plenty of decisions when choosing amenities and finishes.  One of these is plumbing fixtures for your bathrooms.  In recent years new technologies have allowed manufacturers to produce plumbing fixtures that are not only beautiful but are also durable and long lasting. They have also added an array of countless new designs and finishes.

Bathroom Faucets

Make your bathrooms stylish by adding modern bathroom faucets that incorporate your personal style and preferences with high function.  Here are a few options to consider when choosing faucets for your custom built home:

Styles.  The market is rich with choices, from antique and rustic to modern and sleek and everything in between. There are plenty of choices to match just about any home décor.

Finishes. Here are just a few of the more popular finishes that we at Battaglia Homes have used recently in our custom built homes:

  • Oil-rubbed bronze
  • Nickel (polished, satin or brushed)
  • Chrome

Sink Faucets

Consider the design and size of your sink when choosing a sink faucet. Most plumbing fixture manufacturers categorize their products into style lines that will help you match plumbing fixtures with any type of sink, tub or shower. Use pre-matched ideas to show you what plumbing fixtures would look best in your space.

Sink faucets typically can be categorized into 4 main types as follows:

  • 8-inch spread (also called wide-spread)
  • 4-inch spread
  • Single hole (also called single control lever handle)
  • Wall mount

Handles -single or double handles. For double handles choose either lever handles or cross handles.

Tub Faucets

Tub and whirlpool faucets (tub fillers) come in as many designs and finishes as sink faucets.  It’s recommended that your sink and tub faucets come from the same designer lines and matching finishes.

Shower Fixtures

Shower heads come in all shapes, sizes and options, they include single or multi-function units.

  • Single function units provide a straightforward shower and are usually easier to clean.
  • Multi-function shower heads come with a variety of settings (examples include wide sprays, concentrated sprays and massage sprays).

Hand held shower heads, rain heads and wall mounted body sprays also offer a wide range of innovative functions, styles and finishes.

Quality

Choose fixtures that are constructed with metal internal mechanical working parts. These will be a bit pricier than plastic parts, but will give you many more years of reliable service. The highest-quality fixtures are made with solid forged or machined brass, which will last the longest and require the least care. Cast brass is also used, but it is not quite as durable.

Installation

Proper installation is also very important and will ensure many years of dependable service. Battaglia Homes’ plumbers are licensed professionals with decades of experience.

Polished nickel sink faucet by Battaglia Homes, Hinsdale, IL

Polished nickel sink faucet by Battaglia Homes, Hinsdale, IL

Polished nickel tub faucet by Battaglia Homes, Hinsdale, IL

Polished nickel tub faucet by Battaglia Homes, Hinsdale, IL

Polished nickel tub faucet with lever handles and hand held

Polished nickel tub faucet with lever handles and hand held

Under-mount rectangle sink and  sink faucet with cross handles by Battaglia Homes, Hinsdale, IL

Under-mount rectangle sink and sink faucet with cross handles by Battaglia Homes, Hinsdale, IL

Polished nickel multi-fuction shower head, hand held & body sprays with lever handles   - by Battaglia Homes - Hinsdale, IL

Polished nickel multi-fuction shower head, hand held & body sprays with lever handles – by Battaglia Homes – Hinsdale, IL

For more information about plumbing fixtures contact the home building experts at Battaglia Homes at 630-669-4280 or email us at info@battagliahomes.com. We’d love to hear from you – leave your comments below.

 

 

 

Posted in Custom Built Homes, Renovations | Tagged as: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chicago Sun-Times “Battaglia Homes wins Gold Key Awards three straight years”

The article below was featured on the cover of  Today’s Homes section of the Chicago Sun-Times near west edition on January 24th and far west edition on January 31st, 2013.

Sun-Times

 

Battaglia Homes wins Gold Key Awards three straight years

The Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago presented Battaglia Homes with two 2012 Gold Key Awards for custom built homes in Hinsdale. What’s distinctive is that the awards were the latest in a string of three years of top honors for the custom builder.

Each year the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC) presents one of the premier housing programs in the country: “The Key Awards,” which signify quality in home building and remodeling. HBAGC has been honoring the area’s best since 1972 in such categories as new home construction, architectural design, room additions, interior design, green building and more.

In 2012, Battaglia Homes, one of the premier luxury custom home builders in Hinsdale and the western suburbs of Chicago, was awarded two Gold Key Awards for excellence in new custom home construction for homes built in Hinsdale.

“It’s an honor to win Gold Key Awards three years in a row now,” said Carlo Battaglia, president of Battaglia Homes. “It’s exciting to know that our luxury home designs and rigorous attention to detail are being recognized with such high esteem.”

The builder has won six Gold Key Awards in the last three years.

“We work relentlessly at giving clients significant reasons to trust us with their custom home,” said Battaglia. “It’s very important to us that we meet or exceed every single client’s expectation. We have a passion for quality and each of our homes is built with the highest level of detailed craftsmanship with all construction phases supervised by me personally.”

Battaglia has decades of experience in residential construction, starting his career in 1983 as a successful and talented carpenter, and opening Battaglia Homes for business in 1992.

Battaglia takes pride in building strong relationships with all of his clients. With his approachable demeanor and can-do attitude Battaglia adds that “a relationship with Battaglia Homes begins well before construction and extends long past the completion of the home, making sure that we show appreciation and take great care of our clients.”

For more information, visit www.battagliahomes.com.

The article can be found online at the Chicago Sun-Times homes section.

 

 

Posted in Awards, Custom Built Homes, News | Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Battaglia Homes Wins 2012 Gold Key Awards for Two Hinsdale Homes

Each year the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC) presents one of the premier housing programs in the country: The Key Awards, which signify quality in home building and remodeling. HBAGC has been honoring the area’s best since 1972 in such categories as new home construction, architectural design, room additions, interior design, green building and more.

This year, Battaglia Homes, one of the premier luxury custom home builders in Hinsdale, was awarded Two Gold Key Awards for excellence in new custom home construction for two homes built in Hinsdale.

The first is a gorgeous French-inspired home distinguished by a flared hip roof and rounded dormer. The home’s exterior boasts an elegant limestone entry, intricate brick-work on the facade and chimneys, and finely detailed copper features on the dormer, gutters and down spouts.  The interior shows off a gourmet French style kitchen with luxurious custom cabinets complete with integrated appliances and beautiful marble and granite countertops.  Additional features include wide-planked walnut flooring, elaborate three piece crown molding, coffered ceilings and wainscoting.

2012 Gold Key Award - Battaglia Homes - Hinsdale, IL - 01

2012 Gold Key Award – Battaglia Homes – Hinsdale, IL – 01

2012 Gold Key Award - Battaglia Homes - Hinsdale, IL - 02

2012 Gold Key Award – Battaglia Homes – Hinsdale, IL – 02

View additional pictures of this award-winning Battaglia custom built home.

The second home is a traditional stone and stucco on South Washington Street in Hinsdale.  The home’s first level floor plan is designed around a dramatic free-standing three-sided stone fireplace as the focal point. The home features exceptional amenities including custom designed cabinets, granite countertops, white birch hardwood flooring, white birch custom milled staircase, three piece crown molding, coffered ceilings and travertine stone tile.  The home offers a spacious floor plan including six above-grade bedrooms, six full-baths and three half-baths.  The lower level invites visitors to an extra large entertainment area complete with a stone fireplace and radiant heat flooring.

2012 Gold Key Award - Battaglia Homes - Hinsdale, IL - 03

2012 Gold Key Award – Battaglia Homes – Hinsdale, IL – 03

 

2012 Gold Key Award - Battaglia Homes - Hinsdale, IL - 04

2012 Gold Key Award – Battaglia Homes – Hinsdale, IL – 04

View additional pictures of this award-winng Battaglia custom built home.

“You can tell when you walk into these homes and communities, that the people involved set out to make a difference in the quality of life for their residents,” said Gail Payonk, past co-chair of the Key Awards Committee. “The Key Awards winners are those who are building exemplary homes. Anyone who buys a home from a Key Award winner can be assured that their builder is among those who care to bring their best to the table every single day.”

Choosing a highly experienced, hands-on builder, like Carlo Battaglia, will ensure you get the very best in quality craftsmanship and a great custom home building experience.  Contact Battaglia Homes today at 630-669-4280 to discuss ideas for building your dream home.

 

Posted in Awards, Custom Built Homes, News | Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Natural Stone Fireplace Designs by Battaglia Homes

Add warmth to your home with a natural stone fireplace. Natural stone fireplaces never go out of style and will surely enhance your home’s style. Fireplaces give otherwise ordinary rooms a focal point of interest and evoke beauty, warmth and comfort.

Battaglia Homes’ fireplaces begin with stone arrangement designs that are stylish and visually interesting. Each stone is meticulously hand chiseled to create a unique look and each fireplace contains attractive design elements such as, soldier courses, keystone around radius openings and wide bases with tapered tops.

Here are just a few floor-to-ceiling natural stone fireplaces designed and built by Battaglia Homes.

Stone Fireplace with Soldier Course and Keystone by Battaglia Homes - Hinsdale, IL

Stone Fireplace with Soldier Course and Keystone by Battaglia Homes – Hinsdale, IL

Stone Fireplace with Soldier Course by Battaglia Homes - Hinsdale, IL

Stone Fireplace with Soldier Course by Battaglia Homes – Hinsdale, IL

Stone Fireplace with Multi-Level Hearth by Battaglia Homes - Hinsdale, IL

Stone Fireplace with Multi-Level Hearth by Battaglia Homes – Hinsdale, IL

Three-sides-Stone-Fireplace-by-Battaglia-Homes-Hinsdale, IL

For more information about natural stone fireplaces contact the home building experts at Battaglia Homes at 630-669-4280 or email us at info@battagliahomes.com. We’d love to hear from you – leave your comments below.

Posted in Custom Built Homes, Renovations | Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Autumn Home Maintenance Tips

Autumn Home  Maintenance Tips - by Battaglia Homes

Autumn Home Maintenance Tips - by Battaglia Homes

Autumn is a beautiful time of the year, it’s also a reminder that old man winter is right around the corner. Here are some maintenance tips to help prepare your home for the winter months ahead.

-Check caulking around the exterior of windows and doors. If caulk is cracking or has broken away it should be replaced. You should also check the inside of your home for drafts around window and door seams.  An inexpensive solution to prevent drafts and save on heating bills is to apply weather stripping around these areas. Weather stripping can be purchased at local home improvement centers.

-Clean and inspect gutters and downspouts, this is especially important to do in the fall due to autumn leaves. Clearing leaves and debris will keep water flowing properly and help prevent clogged gutters and ice dams.

-Inspect exterior flashing for gaps and separation, these may need to be caulked and sealed.

-Detach garden hoses from spigots, this will prevent water from freezing and cracking spigots.

-Have your heating system inspected, ducts should be cleaned, air filters and humidifier water panels should be replaced. A properly running heating system improves efficiency and ensures your home stays warm through those cold winter months. Consider installing programmable thermostats for greater efficiency.

-Change the direction of your ceiling fan’s rotation in the winter so that the blades force cooler air towards the ceiling – this will displace warm air that naturally rises forcing it down to your living areas.

-Have your fireplace, chimney and dryer vent professionally inspected and cleaned at least once a year.

-Change batteries on smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors at least every six months.

Performing maintenance on your home will help protect your home for the winter, help avoid costly emergency repairs and will save you energy and money.

For more information about home maintenance issues contact the experts at Battaglia Homes at 630-669-4280 or email us at info@battagliahomes.com.  We’d love to hear from you – leave your comments below.

Posted in Maintenance | Tagged as: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment
  • Battaglia Homes is one of the premier luxury custom home builders in Hinsdale and the surrounding western suburbs of Chicago.

    Battaglia Homes offers unique home designs with the utmost attention given to detail and unparalleled old-world craftsmanship.

  • Connect with us:

  • About Carlo Battaglia:

  • See our projects on Houzz:

    Remodeling and Home Design
  • Battaglia Homes

  • Categories

  • Battaglia Homes partners with LUXE Magazine