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Backyard Bliss

A Chicagoland remodeler turns his bland backyard into an outdoor oasis


By By Kaitlin Schuler December 3, 2018
Remodeler Larry Rych's backyard oasis
Rych residence backyard

Standing on the deck of this 100-year-old Sears kit home in Elmhurst, Ill., it’s easy to forget you’re only 30 minutes from Chicago. That’s precisely what Larry Rych, president of Imperial Kitchens and Baths, wanted when he and his wife began drafting plans for their multilevel dream deck, a labor of love that took more than two years to complete. Read more

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