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The Cast Against the Tiny House

If you’ve turned on a television, browsed the internet or just been anywhere but under a rock in the last few years, you’ve undoubtedly seen the growing Tiny House trend. People get rid of a majority of their possessions, find a patch of land and live in a house that’s less than 500 square feet. [...]


Best Ice Cream Shops near Elgin and Naperville

This summer has been a scorcher, and we’ve found that the best way to cool off is with a huge bowl of ice cream. From gelato to cookie dough to giant sundaes served in a kitchen sink (really), there are plenty of delicious ice cream shops near our new homes in Elgin and Naperville. So [...]


How to Keep Your New Home Cool Without Blasting the AC

This summer, there’s no need to blast the air conditioning to cool your new home in Naperville or Elgin. These simple tips will help you get the most out of your A.C. and keep your home feeling cool. Ceiling fans should rotate counter-clockwise You may have set your ceiling fans to clockwise during the winter [...]


Light up Your Summer Nights

From Elgin to Naperville and everywhere in between, Overstreet Builders has been building beautifully crafted custom homes, on your lot or ours, for over 50 years. Living in Chicago, we savor every second of summer. If it’s even remotely nice weather, we get outside. Dress up your back patio or deck with one of these [...]


Local Summer Activities

It’s officially summertime! There is plenty to do in Naperville, Elgin and Chicago, including kayaking, paddle boarding, golfing and off-roading.  Here are our favorite local summer activities.   Summer Camp Centre of Elgin Recreation Facility  in Elgin The Centre offers a variety of camps to keep your kids entertained all summer long! Summer Camp offers [...]