Category: Home Improvement

178. Marketplace: Bella Muri Artist Dazzles with Decorative Finishes for Every Surface

 There’s an artist in Barrington named Melissa Loutos who specializes in transforming walls into works of art.  Her business is called Bella Muri, which translates to “Beautiful Walls” in Italian and she has been perfecting her technique in decorative painting and refinishing surfaces for the past 17 years.
“My customer’s home is my muse and making their home truly reflect who they are is my inspiration.  Everyone has different taste.”
“I can work with a home that’s more traditional and then go into another house that’s the complete opposite and it’s great. The best thing about being a decorative artist is the imagination of my clients, being able to create that custom finish on pretty much any surface to achieve a look that’s personal to their style.”
From murals to decorative finishes to furniture, cabinet, concrete and wall resurfacing, Melissa says she’s not afraid to step outside the box, trying new and interesting materials for extraordinary results that bring ideas to life.
As a mural artist, Melissa and her team will transform full rooms, from floor to ceiling, including nurseries and children’s rooms, with your choice of theme, like this Chicago skyline mural……

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275. Barrington Family Prepares for ACE Hardware Opening Day

 Starting this week, you’ll have fewer excuses to delay finishing those home improvement projects. ACE Hardware opens for business in Barrington at 8 a.m. this Tuesday, November 13. Longtime Barrington resident, John Brown, is opening Barrington’s new ACE Hardware where the Fisher Nuts store used to be on Northwest Highway.  He recently purchased the property to bring a much needed hardware store to the area.
Brown says Barrington’s new ACE will make life easier for local homeowners, tradespeople working in the area and others with projects of all shapes and sizes.  “This is a core hardware store. It will have everything someone expects from a hardware store.”
Barrington’s ACE Hardware will offer 27,000 items in seven major categories……

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Luby Group Listings

$515,000
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,631
SQFT
744 Oak Road Barrington, IL 60010
Single Family Home For Sale
- Active

Lovely New England Classic in a prime cul-de-sac location at the end of Oak Road has curb appeal, character and charm. This home is light filled and offers a first floor master suite, complete with a gas fireplace and updated master bath. Well equi

$475,000
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
540 South Cook Street Barrington, IL 60010
Single Family Home For Sale
- Price Change

Barrington Village living at its best! Steps to downtown restaurants, shops & schools, this historic home has been completely updated. Enjoy views of Cook Street from the porch swing or visit with friends on the large front wrap-around porch, welcomi

$825,000
6
BED
7
TOTAL BATHS
6,946
SQFT
55 Stratham Circle North Barrington, IL 60010
Single Family Home For Sale
- Contingent

Absolutely stunning! Completely remodeled home, truly a great value with over 6900 square feet of finished living space. Volume entry leads to dramatic two story family room with Birger Juell hardwood floors, abundant windows & light, custom beams &

$689,000
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,629
SQFT
1 Burning Oak Trail Barrington, IL 60010
Single Family Home For Sale
- Active

Stunning home on 2.2 acre wooded lot with private pond and creek! Gleaming hardwood flooring throughout most of first floor. Gourmet kitchen with center island and adjacent hearth room with cozy fireplace are the hub of every day living. Great room f