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Winning Spaces to Watch the World Series

Posted on October 27, 2016

The Chicago Cubs have made it to the World Series! If you are one of the few who are able to make it to Wrigley Field, we hope that you enjoy the game. However, for many, the game will be viewed from the comforts of home. There are many benefits to watching at home, including… more

Top Five Master Bathroom Must-Haves

Posted on October 21, 2016

Are you in the beginning stages of your bathroom remodel? From your Pinterest board to your Houzz Idea Book, we are sure you have saved some beautiful and inspirational designs to help influence the look and feel of your space. However, we recommend checking to see if these five master bathroom must-haves from Normandy Designer… more

Door-to-Door Design Ideas

Posted on October 19, 2016

Are you open to different door styles? Whether it is for your pantry, living space or basement, there are plenty of options that can reinforce the overall aesthetic of your home. In fact, your interior door can even become a beautiful focal point in the room. Here are some design ideas from Normandy Designer Ann… more

Wedding Bells for Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner Cross!

Posted on October 13, 2016

Congratulations to our very own Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner on her recent marriage. She recently said “I do” in Chicago surrounded by family and friends. Best wishes to Jennifer as she begins this new journey. Additionally, with this new step comes one new update. Jennifer will be changing her name to Jennifer Cross, although her… more

A Traditional Kitchen Design for an On-The-Go Family

Posted on October 11, 2016

Kitchen remodels are not always completed for the avid chef or entertainer. In fact, many times, it’s for on-the-go, busy families looking for a functional space. In this case, an on-the-go family with two high school-aged children needed to streamline their disjointed kitchen. Overall, they were looking for traditional-inspired space that allowed for homework and… more

The Right Way to Incorporate an Island in your Kitchen Remodel

Posted on September 27, 2016

When completing a kitchen remodel, a common request is for an island. Although high in demand, there are a few key items to consider before incorporating one into your space. Here are some tips from Normandy Designer Karen Chanan as to whether an island will enhance or inhibit your kitchen. “Many homeowners have their heart… more

Naperville Kitchen Remodel Filled with Southern Charm

Posted on September 16, 2016

Originally from the south, this Naperville mother of three wanted to create a kitchen that represented their vision of southern charm and hospitality, as well as a great space to enjoy her family. Before the renovation, their kitchen was extremely tight. In fact, it barely fit two adults and three children, let alone the guests they… more

Why You Should Consider Porcelain in your Remodel

Posted on September 7, 2016

Manufactured materials are hitting their stride when it comes to home remodeling. In fact, engineered stone, which mimics the look of natural stone, is often selected because of its durability and consistency. While there are many products out there, porcelain is one beautiful, man-made option that can be used just about anywhere. Common places to… more

2016 National Kitchen and Bath Association Summit

Posted on September 1, 2016

As a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and a past NKBA “30 under 30” recipient, Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner, AKBD, was invited to a thought-leadership summit in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The goal of this summit was to gather great minds to discuss the future of the design industry. “It was an honor… more

Incorporating a Television in Your Kitchen

Posted on August 23, 2016

Whether it’s to catch the morning news or follow along with a cooking show, many home owners are channeling a new amenity into their kitchen remodel – the television. “Televisions have become such a popular request that we treat it as an additional appliance,” said Normandy Designer Leslie Molloy, CKD. “The good thing is that… more