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Bathroom Remodeling Idea: Integrated Bathtub and Shower Bench

Posted on July 26, 2016

Master bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes, which can affect the layout and design of the space. If a stand-alone shower and bathtub are important items in your bathroom remodel, but you are short on square footage, then an integrated bathtub and shower bench might be right for you. “With this bathtub-meets shower solution,… more

Normandy Powder Rooms Get a New Look

Posted on July 19, 2016

If you’ve stopped by our showroom lately, you might have noticed that we’ve freshened up our powder rooms. The first powder room has a soft yet glamorous aesthetic. It features an elegant, stone mosaic accent wall that is paired with shiny chrome sconces and plumbing fixtures. If you so happen to use this restroom, there is… more

Common Kitchen Design Mistakes that Need Fixing

Posted on July 14, 2016

Prior to a renovation, kitchens are often in need of more than new cabinetry and countertops. Typically, the space also requires some forethought to the layout and overall functionality.   Normandy Designer Leslie Lawrence Molloy, CKD has insights on some of the most common kitchen design issues that owners are struggling with today. “Whether it wasn’t… more

How to Reset Your Garbage Disposal

Posted on June 28, 2016

We are all guilty of putting too much waste in the garbage disposal once in a while, or accidentally turning it on without realizing there was a rogue spoon hiding under the splash guard. Thankfully, when these incidents arise, our disposals have a safety setting in place that will automatically turn off the motor. “When… more

Chutes and Ladders

Posted on June 15, 2016

Here at Normandy Remodeling, we do our best to make the renovation process as unobtrusive as possible. For instance, we once built an elaborate ladder up to the top of the home to shuttle materials and workers directly into the attic for an addition. Now, this time around, our crew built a chute to remove… more

Kitchen Floorplan Basics: What is the Work Triangle?

Posted on June 14, 2016

In order for your kitchen to be considered functional, it needs to have a proper layout. One floor plan fundamental is an effective work triangle, which is the relationship between your cooktop, refrigerator and sink. “Creating an effective work triangle is a wise rule to follow,” said Normandy Designer Leslie Lee. “Arranging it properly will… more

Advantages of an Empty Nest: Converting an Unused Space into a Hobby Room

Posted on June 7, 2016

Whether your kids have flown the nest or you have access to an unoccupied room, there’s often the temptation to establish a dedicated space for a hobby such as painting, crafting or collecting. However, before you spring into action, we’ve assembled some tips from Normandy Designer Terry Tondelli for you to consider. “If you are… more

Selecting a Leathered Countertop Finish for Your Kitchen Remodel

Posted on June 3, 2016

During a kitchen remodel, leathered countertops are one of the many options available to you when selecting a finish. True to its name, this a specialty finish that gives the countertops the appearance and texture of leather material. “Many prefer leathered countertops because they add dimension and texture into the design, said Normandy Designer Karen… more

Corner Cabinet Solutions

Posted on May 16, 2016

There are many smart storage solutions designed to help you utilize every square inch of your kitchen. A few of these include spice racks disguised as decorative columns, blind corner cabinets with pull out trays and the pivoting shelves of a Lazy Susan. Another unique and functional option that can help add function to an… more

Hinsdale Kitchen Goes from Bland to Grand

Posted on May 6, 2016

Before renovating, this Hinsdale kitchen lacked character. Overall, the space was very plain, which was not even close to reflecting the family that used it day in and day out. A large range in the main traffic area leading into the kitchen also stretched out the space, making the kitchen feel more like a long… more