Outdoor Living Spaces

Outdoor Living Spaces

One of the popular trends in home-building at the moment is transforming an outdoor area into an extension of a home’s living space. This trend is not that surprising: more and more Americans turn to the great outdoors as a way to relieve stress from their everyday...
A Glimpse into the Chicago Philanthropic Community

A Glimpse into the Chicago Philanthropic Community

Urbane Home has maintained a steady presence in the Chicago philanthropy scene. There are hundreds of organizations working to improve the lives of Chicagoans all over the city. Here are a few that Urbane Home has had the pleasure to work with, as well as a few...
Neighborhood Spotlight: Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Spotlight: Lincoln Park

In the early 1800s, Lincoln Park started out as a small cemetery on the northwestern boundary of Chicago proper, and continued to develop through the 1860s as more people moved to the Chicago area. Since then, it has only continued to rise in popularity for Chicago...
Buying “Safe”: Old City Continues to Thrive

Buying “Safe”: Old City Continues to Thrive

In 2006, the U.S. housing bubble affected over half of the country with housing prices peaking and then rapidly declining. Due to Chicago’s and Illinois’ longstanding budget issues and massive debt burdens, some have speculated that the slightest economic downturn...