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By Denise Freese

Outdoor furniture has become just as important in designing a comfortable living space as what you choose for your kitchen, living room, and other indoor rooms in your home.  Many people use their outdoor furniture more frequently than they use their dining room furniture, and the industry has taken notice.  The availability of durable, stylish, high quality designer outdoor furniture has skyrocketed, making it both easy and affordable to invest in an upscale outdoor lifestyle.  

By Melissa Rubalcaba Riske - suburbanlifemagazine@shawmedia.com

Luz Canino-Baker builds esteem in young Latinas

By Kathleen DiGaudio - suburbanlifemagazine@shawmedia.com

with Kathleen DiGaudio

By Tom Witom - suburbanlifemagazine@shawmedia.com

Western Springs impresses, comfortable in its own vibrant skin

By Sheri Gibson - suburbanlifemagazine@shawmedia.com

Gray seems to be at the height of popularity in home decor. However, in addition to the color, homeowners also are being drawn to the look of a monochromatic space. Working within tones of a single color, a monochromatic scheme can create a space that is either dramatic or quiet, and very often, sophisticated.

By C.R. Walker

Do you love your sofa, but you moved and it doesn’t fit your new space?   What do you do? You can’t just throw it out and you don’t want to donate it – it’s too valuable.   How are you going to sell it?   Craigslist?   Too scary and time consuming.   The answer?   Sell it at a consignment store like Divine Consign (809 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park).

By Martha Maddi - suburbanlifemagazine@shawmedia.com

March is time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, take that Spring Break trip and . . . focus on the health of your eyes? It’s true – March is “Save Your Vision” month and aims to increase awareness regarding good eye care. Organized by the American Optometric Association (AOA), the main focus of this campaign is to encourage more people to go for regular eye exams. With computers becoming an everyday part of people’s lives, the risk of eye strain and damage is higher than before.

By Stephanie Kohl - suburbanlifemagazine@shawmedia.com

With so many upgrades offered, which are the best to choose?

By Tamara McQueen-Saletine - suburbanlifemagazine@shawmedia.com

If you’ve been considering refinancing or purchasing a home, now is the perfect time to get pre-approved while mortgage loan rates are at historically low levels and housing costs are affordable.

By Sherri Dauskurdas - suburbanlifemagazine@shawmedia.com

with smart, stylish products from The Uptown Shop

By Hannah Peterson - suburbanlifemagazine@shawmedia.com

Transform that drab basement into an underground marvel

By Matthew Hendrickson - suburbanlifemagazine@shawmedia.com

In the market for a new home? One to consider – should you have the funds – is the former home of Mary Cossitt Lyman, the daughter of F.D. Cossitt, who founded the village of La Grange.

By Melissa Rubalcaba Riske - suburbanlifemagazine@shawmedia.com

150 Nuttal Road, Riverside

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