Location – Location – Location ! Battaglia Homes Prepares Site for New Luxury Home in Prime Hinsdale Location

Battaglia Homes tears down old structure at 305 N Washington Street in Hinsdale and prepares site for a new luxury home.

Location – Location – Location  !

The home site is located in one of Hinsdale’s most desirable of in-town locations, North Washington Street – one of the prettiest streets in Hinsdale. The site is just steps from the main central train station and down town Hinsdale.  This great location sits in the coveted Monroe elementary school district.

Battaglia Homes has plans for an amazing home to be built on this extra wide lot – lot size is 121 x 141. Or contact us about ideas for creating your own personalized home design. This is a rare opportunity to make this “wow” location yours. Talk to us and see the benefits that 29 years of custom construction experience can make on your project.

 

 

Rendering One  -  305 N Washington Street - Hinsdale, IL

Rendering One – 305 N Washington Street – Hinsdale, IL

305 N Washington  Street - Hinsdale, IL

Rendering Two – 305 N Washington Street – Hinsdale, IL

For more information about Battaglia Homes visit our website and our gallery of homes page or call us today at 630-669-4280.

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Inspirational Screened-in Porches by Battaglia Homes

Screened-in porch 01 - by Battaglia Homes

Screened-in porch 01 - by Battaglia Homes

Start enjoying the outdoors in the comfort of your home without being annoyed by those pesky bugs.  Screened-in porches can add beauty and value to your home if done correctly. Porches can be built on wooden flooring or hardscapes (cement, brick pavers, blue stone etc).

Extra amenities to consider for even more comfort include:

  • Infrared heating elements for those chilly evenings
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Can lights
  • Skylights
  • Speakers
  • Granite counters

Battaglia Homes uses cedar materials to construct our screened-in porches which have an attractive appearance and hold up very well in sun, heat, cold and rain.  Some of the methods and techniques used to construct our great looking porches include the following:

  • Arched detail consisting of 2 piece 1 x 12s with routed edges between 8 x 12 cedar timbers.
  • Top of columns wrapped with 1 x 12, 4 ¼ crown and cap detail with routed edges and nose detail.
  • Base consists of 1 x 8, cap detail and shoe molding.
  • Screens built with solid 2 x 4s with cove inside and out, routed edges and screen molding.
  • Ceilings – tongue and groove 1 x 6 v-groove.

 

Screened-in porch 02 - by Battaglia Homes

Screened-in porch 02 - by Battaglia Homes

Screened-in porch 03 - by Battaglia Homes

Screened-in porch 03 - by Battaglia Homes

Screened-in porch 04 - by Battaglia Homes

Screened-in porch 04 - by Battaglia Homes

Screened-in Porch 05 - by Battaglia Homes

Screened-in Porch 05 - by Battaglia Homes

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

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Battaglia Homes Features Hinsdale Home in Summer 2012 Issue of Luxe Magazine

Battaglia Homes proudly features one of its beautifully crafted cottage style homes in the Summer 2012 issue of LUXE magazine.  Located in Hinsdale, IL the home’s exterior stays true to the classic finishes found in old English Cottages. Features include steep roof lines, slate roof, steep gables, large prominent chimneys, stone & stucco exterior, round top door, leaded glass windows and a quaint porch with large timbers.

The home’s interior boasts beautifully finished walnut hardwood floors, a custom walnut staircase, finely crafted custom cabinets, coffered ceilings, wainscoting and three piece crown molding.

Call Battaglia Homes today at 630-669-4280 to discuss your ideas about building your dream home.

Battaglia Homes  - LUXE Magazine Summer 2012

Battaglia Homes - LUXE Magazine Summer 2012

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Great Looking Mudrooms with Style and Function

Mudroom with Seat Bench Cabinetry - by Battaglia Homes

Mudroom with Seat Bench Cabinetry - by Battaglia Homes

If you’re considering building a custom home and have a busy, active family you should seriously think about including a mudroom, especially if you live in an area that gets snow, like Chicago.  Your mudroom should be a buffer area between outdoor elements (dirt, mud, snow, grass, etc) and the rest of your home.

Here are some tips for designing a mudroom with function and style:

  • Use easy to clean tile or stone flooring
  • Include a seating bench for easy removal of shoes and garments
  • Use closed cabinetry above and below seating bench for efficient and out of sight storage
  • Include open locker style cubbies with hooks
Mudroom with Seat Bench - Walnut Cabinetry - by Battaglia Homes

Mudroom with Seat Bench - Walnut Cabinetry - by Battaglia Homes

Contact Battaglia Homes today at 630-669-4280 to discuss design ideas or talk to us about building your luxury custom home.  By choosing Battaglia Homes you will get well-informed expert advice through each phase of the building process and will be pleased with your custom built luxury home.  We appreciate hearing from you, tell us what you think about mudroom designs – leave your comments below.

 

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The Elegance and Timeless Beauty of Custom Staircases

A home’s staircase provides a great first impression of your home to visitors. The main entrances of many homes are designed around staircases, and in many cases it’s the first thing visitors see when entering a home. You can think of your staircase as the largest piece of furniture in your home. Consider installing a one-of-a-kind custom staircase to welcome visitors and to exhibit your individual taste and style.

 

]Style; Trapezoid - American Cherry Wood [by Battaglia Homes]

Style; Trapezoid - American Cherry Wood - by Battaglia Homes

 

You can choose from any number of styles for your staircase, from the classic look of a traditional wood staircase, to the chic styling of a contemporary glass staircase and everything in between. You can choose staircases with various shapes and sizes, from straight stairs to winding stairs to spiral stairs and to free-standing circular stairs.

For the more popular wood staircases you can choose from a wide variety of wood species, some of the more common domestic species include; American Cherry, Oak, Maple, Birch & Walnut, other more exotic species include; Brazilian Cherry, Hickory, Teak & Tigerwood.

Options to consider for your custom staircase include an extensive variety of balusters (the single, vertical rods that are used to fill in a staircase). You can choose from various shapes and sizes and from many types of material, from traditional wood balusters to wrought iron balusters with elegant finishes like flat black, antique bronze, oil rubbed copper, oil rubbed bronze & even powder coated (sprayed on metal flakes baked on iron balusters).

Additional options include various styles of newel posts (main columns that support the stairway). These include, Boxed Newel Post, Turned Newel Post & Carved Newel Post.

A very popular staircase design is to use a wooden staircase with wrought iron balusters.

Battaglia Homes employs the finest staircase designers and craftsmen to provide the highest level of service from the planning stages to the final product. Superior quality, durability, beauty, and innovation are our trademarks.

“]Style; Switchback with flare - White Birch & Poplar Wood [by Battaglia Homes]

Style; Switchback with flare - White Birch & Poplar Wood - by Battaglia Homes

“]Style; Switchback - Oak & Poplar Wood [by Battaglia Homes]

Style; Switchback - Oak & Poplar Wood - by Battaglia Homes

“]Style; Straight with Flare & Curved Balcony - American Cherry Wood [by Battaglia Homes]

Style; Straight with Flare & Curved Balcony - American Cherry Wood - by Battaglia Homes

 

Style; L-Shape -  Walnut Wood [by Battaglia Homes]

Style; L-Shape - Walnut Wood - by Battaglia Homes

“]Style; Curved to L-Shape - American Cherry Wood [by Battaglia Homes]

Style; Curved to L-Shape - American Cherry Wood -by Battaglia Homes

For more information about Battaglia Homes visit our website and our gallery of homes by clicking here or email us at info@battagliahomes.com or simply call us today at 630-669-4280.

We’d love to hear from you, tell us if you appreciate the elegance and timeless beauty of custom staircases. Tell us if you prefer a specific staircase style – we appreciate your comments below.

 

 

 

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Add Style to your Home with Carpenter Built Custom Closets

Your home is a reflection of your style – shouldn’t that carry over into your home closet spaces?   Make the most of your closet space by having professionally built custom closets.

Custom built closets not only look chic but with the help of a professional designer the space will be fully functional and will compliment your home’s trim and color treatments.

Whether you are considering renovating your existing home or building a new custom home consider hiring a professional to design, build and install your custom closets. Battaglia Homes’ team of professional designers and craftsmen can make your closet space fully functional and look elegant at the same time.

Custom Carpenter Built Closets - Battaglia Homes - Hinsdale, IL

Custom Carpenter Built Closets - Battaglia Homes - Hinsdale, IL

 

For more information about Battaglia Homes visit our website at http://www.battagliahomes.com/index.html or call us today at 630-669-4280.  We appreciate hearing from you! Leave your comments below.

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Use Brick Pavers and Start Enjoying Outdoor Living Spaces while Enhancing the Beauty of your Home

Brick Pavers - Battaglia Homes Hinsdale, IL

Brick Pavers - Battaglia Homes Hinsdale, IL

Spring is a great time to start thinking about ways of enjoying your outdoor living spaces.  Using Brick Pavers is a great option if you are considering updating your existing patio or installing a new one. Brick pavers are available in a wide variety of colors and designs to fit individual tastes and preferences.  They can be installed in any shape or pattern to complement existing landscaping and enhance your home’s architectural style.

Brick Pavers made from clay not only look great but there are many other benefits for using them;

Durability & Strength – Brick Pavers are very dense and can withstand extreme weather conditions and great amounts of pressure, including vehicular traffic.

Safety – Because of their abrasive and textured surfaces most Brick Pavers are skid and slip resistant, even when wet.

Low Maintenance – Brick Pavers require very little maintenance.  To keep color surface from fading we recommend Pavers be sealed upon installation and every few years afterward – this will keep them looking great for many decades.

Environmentally Friendly – Brick Pavers are made from all natural materials and therefore can be recycled.

The Brick Pavers pictured above and below were designed and installed by Battaglia Homes’ expert team of designers and installers.

 

Brick Pavers - Battaglia Homes - Hindale, IL

Brick Pavers - Battaglia Homes - Hindale, IL

Brick Pavers Battaglia Homes - Hinsdale IL

Brick Pavers Battaglia Homes - Hinsdale IL

For more information about Battaglia Homes visit our website at www.battagliahomes.com or email us at info@battagliahomes.com or simply call us today at 630-669-4280.

We’d love to hear from you, tell us if you appreciate the timeless beauty of Brick Pavers for your outdoor living spaces – or perhaps you prefer the use of other materials.  Either way we appreciate your comments below.

 

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Spring Tips for Keeping Your Home Well Maintained

Battaglia Homes - Spring Maintenance Tips

Battaglia Homes - Spring Maintenance Tips

Routine maintenance can improve your home’s resale value, increase the efficiency of your home and appliances, and reduce costs associated with emergency repairs. Keep your home safe and efficient year-round with these few simple projects!

Spring Home Maintenance Projects:

–> Install surge protectors on your appliances, electronic equipment and computers. Power surges caused by spring storms can cause big problems for your appliances.

–> Inspect your roof to spot loose shingles and worn or warping areas. By fixing roof flaws early, you can avoid costly repairs to your home’s interior. Tip: Check the south end of your roof first; it is the first to show wear.

–> Change batteries on smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors at least every six months. Tip: Use daylight savings time as your guide.

–> You should have your cooling systems inspected, clean ducts, and change filters. A properly running system improves efficiency and ensures your home stays cool. Tip: Consider adding ceiling fans to assist with your cooling needs. They are a proven way to save money on your electric bills.

Source:  Zillow

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 back from you – leave your comments below.  Happy Grilling !

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Battaglia Homes is featured in the Spring 2012 Issue of Luxe Magazine

Battaglia Homes proudly features one of its award winning custom built homes in the Spring 2012 issue of LUXE magazine.    Battaglia Homes was awarded a prestigious Gold Key Award for this Downers Grove custom home by the Homebuilders Association in 2011.

The home’s interior boasts beautifully finished american cherry hardwood floors, finely crafted custom cabinets, coffered ceilings, wainscoting, three piece crown molding, leaded glass in kitchen and dining room, bead board ceilings with timbers and crown detail in great room and a very warm and inviting sunroom.

The exterior is finished with gorgeous stone and stucco and features an outdoor stone fireplace and bluestone terraces.

Call Battaglia Homes today at 630-669-4280 to discuss your ideas about building your dream home.

Battaglia Homes - Luxe Magazine Spring 2012

Battaglia Homes - Luxe Magazine Spring 2012

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Battaglia Homes completes another Luxurious Custom Home at 5509 S Washington in Hinsdale

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Another new luxurious custom home in Hinsdale completed by Battaglia Homes !  This stunning home features exceptional amenities including finely crafted custom designed cabinets, granite counter-tops, white birch hardwood flooring, white birch custom milled staircase, three piece crown molding, wainscoting, coffered ceilings and travertine stone tile.

The home offers a spacious floor plan including six above grade bedrooms, six full-baths, three half-baths and a three car attached heated garage. The lower level is finely finished and invites visitors to an extra large entertainment area with fireplace, a huge exercise room, a bedroom, a bathroom and radiant heat flooring.

Contact Battaglia Homes today at 630-669-4280 to discuss design ideas or talk to us about building your luxury custom home.

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