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Having an extra bedroom or an extra room in general can be wonderful - and it is definitely a way to add value to your Chicago real estate purchase if you're in the market. That said, if you're planning on living in the condo or home, or you currently have a spare bedroom that's not in use, you may want to consider making the most of that space by converting it into something that you love. Here are some ideas from our agents on how to make the most of that extra room in your Chicago home...

Office: Perhaps the most obvious way to use an extra room, but a home office is indeed a wonderful way to define work time from leisure time, especially if you work from home on a regular basis. Rooms with plenty of natural light, space for a large desk and a

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Your home is your sanctuary - and your bedroom might be the most important aspect of that! Designing your ideal bedroom that reflects your taste, personality, and individual style that's also relaxing as well as functional is easier said than done, which is why we often recommend that our clients work with our experienced design professionals in order to make their dream bedrooms come to life. After all, it's important to have a comfortable and calming bedroom to retire to every night and start your day in every morning; in fact, your master bedroom should probably be the first room in your new home that you decorate!

What's more, your bedroom is often the most personal area of your home. Guests don't tend to hang out in the bedroom in most cases,

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The living room is most likely where you spend most of your waking time when you're at home, so why not make it perfect?

There are two key factors to consider when you're creating the living room of your dreams - style and comfort.

Style is pretty obvious. You want something that fits in with your overall aesthetic as well as the architecture of your home; things should be somewhat harmonious without sacrificing your favorite pieces and colors. What's more, you probably have a few favorite items that you want to show off, such as artwork you've collected or statement pieces of furniture that you love.

Comfort is also key. For instance, a great couch or easy chair with a good view of your TV/entertainment center (as well as views of the city

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Getting an amazing education is one of the most important, enriching, and valuable endeavors that anyone can embark upon, and Chicago is one of the best places to do that - no matter where you live now! In our humble opinion, it's more than worth moving to our beautiful city to study. Whether you are interested in a Bachelor's, a masters, a PhD, medical school, law school, or studying the fine arts, Chicago could be the place for you. The city is one of the best places for international students as well - cosmopolitan but also offering the best of American life, and it is basically located in the center of the country, making it the ideal base for exploring the rest of the United States.

Here's a full list of the best colleges and universities in

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We all want to live simpler, happier lives - and while we know that living in an amazing piece of real estate is one way to go about it, that's only the beginning of ways that you can improve your life. Therefore, we've compiled a list of Chicago-centric life hacks that will improve your life in the Windy City - and they are all relatively simple.

Know Your Local Parks. While Grant Park, Millennium Park, and Lincoln Park tend to get all the glory (and somewhat rightfully so), there are plenty of smaller city parks that are just as lush and green, and not nearly as crowded or touristy.

The Zoo Is Free. The Lincoln Park Zoo is one of Chicago's best free activities for adults and children alike, and its surrounded by plenty of gorgeous gardens and the

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There's a lot of reasons to love living above it all, especially when you live in Chicago. And that's why we love high rise living in this city in particular. Here are the top ten reasons why living multiple stories up in Chicago is so desirable...

1. We've Got Views For Days. No one doubts that some of the best views in Chicago are available from our tallest buildings, and wouldn't you like to see that for yourself? Every day from your own living room, bedroom, etc.?


2.
It's Quiet (For A City). Once you're up high enough, the city noises nearly disappear.


3. These Buildings Have Gyms. And high end ones at that, so no need to pay for membership that also requires you to go outside or maybe even drive to get a workout in.


4. And Other Amenities.

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Living in downtown Chicago during the summer can be one of the most amazing times of the year for dog owners. After all, the weather is just about perfect, the parks and trails are open, and almost every restaurant with a patio welcomes your canine friend with open arms.

Speaking of parks and trails, the Lakeshore Drive path is quite dog-friendly, and so are many of Chicago's beaches. And there are plenty of dog parks as well, making this city perhaps the ideal place to have a pup in the Midwest.

Dog-friendly real estate options in Chicago include the buildings at Lakeshore East. Not only is the Park at Lakeshore East dog-friendly (with a dog park of its own!), there are many spots around the downtown area to walk your dog or have a meal,

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If you're interested in Chicago real estate, there's no doubt that uou've seen her work. But have you really gotten to know the woman behind some of the city's most amazing buildings? Meet Jeanne Gang, who's been interviewed by a number of publications including the Architectural Record interview that lets you see the mind behind the skyline.

From towers like Aqua and the upcoming Vista in Chicago to buildings in locations that run the gamut from Brooklyn, New York's Natural History Museum, and San Francisco to Brasilia and Dubai, she's putting her mark on the world. When you live in a Jeanne Gang building, you're living in a piece of history.

We thought what she said about Aqua was particularly interesting for Chicago real estate seekers and

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If you're living in Chicago or even a tiny bit interested in the real estate scene, architecture, or new developments, you're aware of the upcoming Vista Tower. Designed by Jeanne Gang, this skyscraper will be the third tallest building in Chicago and the tallest building in the United States from a female-led architectural firm.

Here's the breakdown of Vista Tower by the numbers:

*101 stories tall.

*1,190 feet high.

*Composed of three interconnected high rise towers.

*Home to 396 luxury condos and 192 high end hotel rooms.

*Prices for a condo in the Vista Tower start at approximately $1,000,000 USD with the penthouses reaching over $10,000,000 USD.

*Located at 363 East Wacker Drive, next to the Chicago River, near the lakefront,

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Everyone knows that Chicago is at its absolute best in the summer. The perfect weather, the gorgeous lakefront, and all of the many festivals and other special events mean that you're never at a loss for something to do; plus, even just being outside in one of the city's vibrant neighborhoods is a treat after a long chilly winter. In addition to the obvious reasons that Chicago is fantastic in the summer, however, there are plenty of secrets that only long term residents are privy too - but we're sharing them with you in this post because we hope everyone loves this season and this city as much as we do.

1. Visiting The Smaller Museums. While everyone checks out the Art Institute, Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum, the Shedd Aquarium, and the

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