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10% OFF All Painting Projects

Posted on 02 December 2017 | Category: Specials

Contact us online or call 847-922-3418 for a free estimate and receive 10% OFF the total price through December!


2018 Remodeling Costs Are Expected To Break Records

Posted on 28 November 2017 | Category: Specials

Remodeling prices have skyrocketed since 2016 and the double digit increases we experienced this year are expected to continue throughout 2018. If you are considering a remodeling project in the near future, it may be wise to schedule a free estimate before December 31st to lock in 2017 pricing and enjoy significant savings.

Remodeling costs are expected to rise significantly starting January 1st, 2018.

In early spring of 2017, we were notified by lumber suppliers that their costs had risen an astounding 40% and that effective immediately, all future estimates would reflect those increases. Overnight, remodeling costs increased dramatically and have not slowed since. Early indicators show that remodeling prices have increased between 10 – 15% nationwide in 2017. With the wildfires out west and Hurricane Irma and Harvey, 2018 prices are expected to achieve double-digit increases starting as early as January.

If you want to save money on your next remodel by locking in 2017 prices contact us online or give our Office Manager, Sally a call to schedule a free estimate before December 31st.

The “Golden Key” to Fixing a Cold, Uncomfortable and Drafty Home May Not Be What You Think

Posted on 08 December 2016 | Category: General, Specials

januaryWe meet with many homeowners who have cold and drafty rooms in their house and do not know realize how to solve this issue. Many think the best solution starts with an expensive window and door replacement project. Unfortunately, many people end up spending a great deal of money on replacement windows and doors to alleviate this problem only to discover that they still have a cold and drafty house after the new windows and doors are installed. And while, it is true, that the new windows and doors on the market today are true marvels of thermal resistance, it does not mean that your home will cease to be cold and drafty after installing them. Which is just what one of our clients discovered after she had new windows installed by another contractor in her daughters bedroom. “Her room was so cold and drafty at night that we needed to find a way to keep her room comfortable,”  she related “we ended up buying top of the line replacement windows only to realize that her bedroom was still cold and drafty after the installation”.

What this homeowner did not realize is that the single biggest contributor to the cold and draftiness of her daughters bedroom was not the windows. The “Golden Key” to fixing her daughter’s cold and drafty bedroom was to be found in the attic. “No longer does an old house, or even a new house, have to be cold, drafty and difficult to heat,” says Fred Lugano in Fine Homebuilding Magazine. In “the attic are the keys to lower heating bills and a more comfortable house”

In order to better understand why all the leading experts agree that the attic is the “Golden Key” to eliminating a cold, uncomfortable and drafty house you must be aware of two basic concepts of building performance.

The first concept to know about is the stack effect, in which the warmer air inside your home is forced to rise to the uppermost portions of your house. Next, you greendream2need to understand that there exists a building envelope which is the physical separator between the interior and the exterior environments of any building. So, as the warm air in your home forcibly rises it will meet the upper envelope, or in this case, your upper ceiling area. If this envelope has been penetrated or left unsealed (can lights, bath fans, attic access panels are great examples of penetration) warm air will be forced to escape. This, in turn, produces a giant vacuum effect throughout your home which will forcibly suck the cold, outside air into your home through the weaker and more susceptible parts of your lower building envelope (like rim joists, doors and windows and anywhere else that is not properly sealed.) This giant vacuum effect — sucking cold, outside air into the home — is the cause of the drafts in your home and not your doors and windows or some other perceived phenomenon.

If you want to test this in your own home, wait for a next cold day when there is not a breath of wind outside. Next, put your hand near your doors and windows. That frigid rush of air you feel will not be a breeze from any wind outside but the force of cold, exterior air being sucked into your house by the giant vacuum effect. The best way to eliminate this and stop the drafts is to seal the penetrations in the upper building envelope of your home which will prevent the warm air from forcibly escaping and causing the giant vacuum effect in the first place.

The Golden Key to fixing a cold, uncomfortable and drafty home is to seal the unsealed penetrations in the upper building envelope and then insulate properly.

storageThe good news is that by doing these things it is estimated that you can save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs (or up to 10% on your total annual energy bill). If you would like to find out why your house is cold and drafty and how to solve it, contact us — we have the thermal cameras to identify the issues and expertise to make your home warm and cozy. For just $125 for existing clients or $175 for new clients, we will provide a Cold and Draft Assessment, which includes a detailed listing of all cold and draft issues, thermal imaging and a visual assessment of the attic.

Contact us today to schedule a Cold and Draft Assessment for your home.

Dear Valentine, The Love Shack deserves $50 off!

Posted on 14 February 2016 | Category: Specials


“Dearest Valentine,
While my love for you grows every day, so does the work that needs to be done around the house.

And while you always know how to please me, please don’t forget we can save $50 this week, complete the honey-do list, perhaps get a little painting done and maybe take care of a few needed repairs.”

Get Dwell professional services has been helping homeowners stay in love since 2005. For $50 off Valentine Projects must be scheduled this week so contact us today or call 847-922-3418.

This Simple Fix for a Cold and Drafty House is #1 Return on Investment

Posted on 20 January 2016 | Category: Specials

According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs Value Report, attic insulation projects offer the #1 return on investment,  and average a 117% return in Chicago. Read the report here. This site compares average cost for 30 popular remodeling projects with the value those projects retain at resale in 100 U.S. markets. Check out this year’s trends​ and how they compare to prior years.

“Most homes in the United States don’t have enough insulation and have significant air leaks. In fact, if you added up all the leaks, holes and gaps in a typical home’s envelope, it would be the equivalent of having a window open every day of the year!”   ~ Energy Star


Get Dwell has been helping homeowners become more comfortable in their homes since 2005. For a free evaluation on the comfort needs and insulation levels of your home contact our professionals today at 847-922-3418 or contact us today.


Save $100 off painting projects for the holidays

Posted on 04 November 2014 | Category: Specials

window fashionsJust in time for the holidays, Get Dwell is offering $100 off any painting project that lasts one day or longer. So, now is the time to get that powder room or kitchen looking smashingly awesome and get all those finishing touch-ups done before the holidays and guests arrive.

Big Impact Painting Projects for the Holidays:

  • The Front Door
  • Entryways
  • Powder Room / Bathrooms
  • Dining Room / Living Room
  • Guest Bedrooms
  • Trim
  • Cabinets

Call 847-922-3418 or email us for ideas or to schedule your painting project.

Nothing puts your square footage to better use than a built-in.

Posted on 19 March 2014 | Category: Specials

Whether that means a desk framed within a seldom-used closet or a bookcase tucked into a niche beside the fireplace, built-ins maximize every available inch in your floor plan. They handily transform the dead zones under stairs and below windows into functional space and help you get organized by adding new storage options without adding on to your house. You can design them to tie in with other architectural elements in the room, such as crown molding and wainscoting. Fitted with doors, they help maintain the integrity of period interiors by concealing modern amenities like computer workstations or a mini fridge in a wet bar.

Custom Built-In Bonanza

We are offering a three days of FREE estimates starting today and running through the end of the week (Wednesday 3/19 – Friday 3/21). Give us a call and we will get your custom project estimated for free.

Get up to 20% Off Window Fashions

Posted on 02 February 2014 | Category: Specials
Get Dwell offers a full range of window fashion options, the best products the industry and the highest level of service and expertise. Call us for prompt, in-home consultation service including a free measure and estimate. 
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Hunter Douglas

Horizons Window Fashions 

Conrad Woven Shades

Aspen Plantation Shutters

Aeroshade Porch Shades

Ado Sheers  

We can help transform your home one window at a time. From shutters to woven shades to wood blinds to custom draperies, all professionally installed.

$25-$30 OFF Handyman or Painting Services in January

Posted on 16 January 2014 | Category: Specials

facebook_icon$25 OFF! Get those home or business projects scheduled now or before January 31st and enjoy $25 off your total bill.

Like us on Facebook and get an additional $5 OFF your next project. Project must be scheduled by January 31. Just click the Facebook icon, hit “Like” and then give us a call.


Like us on Facebook and get $25 OFF

Posted on 16 December 2013 | Category: Specials

Like us on Facebook and get $25 OFF your next project of 2 hours or more before the end of the year.

Get those last minute projects done before your guests arrive or get that 2013 project list checked off completely!