Posted on August 9, 2019Kitchen and Bath Business featured our very own Normandy Designer, Laura Barber, AKBD in their July digital publication highlighting an award winning kitchen project she designed in Oak Brook. Laura was tasked with turning this kitchen into a dream space for an empty nester couple who enjoy baking and entertaining. It features classic white cabinets… more
Posted on June 27, 2019Normandy Designer Makes Professional Remodeler’s ‘Top 40 under 40’ List Normandy Designer Alex Patsavas, AIA has been named to Professional Remodeler Magazine’s annual Top ‘40 under 40’ list. This esteemed award recognizes the nation’s next generation of innovators taking the remodeling industry by storm. “I am thrilled to be included in this year’s ’40 under… more
Posted on March 1, 2019Normandy earns “Best of Houzz” for Eighth Consecutive Year If you are considering a home remodel, chances are you’ve been on Houzz. Houzz is the leading online visual community for home renovation and design, providing people with inspiration, advice and connecting homeowners with professionals in the industry. The “Best of Houzz” badge is awarded annually… more
Posted on February 27, 2019Opening Up A Colonial Layout The homeowners of this Colonial in Wheaton had a traditional layout that just wasn’t working for them. The kitchen and dining room were closed off from each other, which made it difficult to entertain. They desired a more up to date, open floorplan to improve the flow between rooms. They… more
Posted on February 1, 2019A Spacious and Soothing New Master Bathroom Suite It’s a common scenario. A master bathroom that’s dark and segmented and definitely not relaxing. But all of that is about to change… Normandy Designer Ashley Noethe was tasked with re-configuring the space to make the bathroom feel large and luxurious. “The footprint was there and by… more
Posted on February 1, 2019A Kitchen with Vintage Inspiration A young family was looking for a solution for their kitchen in their vintage Oak Park residence. The kitchen needed both an update and a change in layout to address the needs of their growing family. Before the aesthetics could be considered, the first issue to be addressed was the… more
Posted on February 1, 2019Small But Mighty Kitchen This Wilmette 1920’s house had a kitchen that was in need of an update. The finishes were outdated, there was too much glass cabinetry, no tile backsplash and the flooring was inconsistent. The countertop was also loud and didn’t match with the style of the home. The microwave oven was in… more
Posted on February 1, 2019Empty Nester Master Bathroom Upgrade These empty nesters were ready to create a luxurious master bath where they would love to begin and end their day. They were tired of their existing bathroom that lacked the function and style they were seeking. “While the overall space was large, the shower was tiny and cramped, and… more
Posted on January 28, 2019Basement Envy This family with young children wanted to take advantage of their 2,000 square foot unfinished basement by creating a multi-function space that could be used for relaxing or hosting friends and family. Their goal: to make the finished lower level feel like and extension of the rest of the home. Normandy Designer Jeremy… more
Posted on January 23, 2019Open and Airy Kitchen Remodel These empty nesters were looking for a larger, brighter kitchen with a better connection to the outside. Their current kitchen was dated and had a compact eating area. It was semi-open to the family room and only had one small window. They wanted a large, open area that allowed them… more
Posted on January 23, 2019Basement Makeover for All Ages Can too much open space be a bad thing? For this basement, the answer was “yes.” The wide- open and undefined space was great for a playroom when the kids were younger, but now that they are older a playroom is no longer needed. The new agenda: a refined, multi-purpose… more
Posted on January 23, 2019A New Kitchen with a View It was time for this tired, old galley kitchen to go. Instead, the family wanted a large, transitional kitchen with ample seating for entertaining. They also wanted a casual conversation area, an open gathering space for their dogs and a new point of entry into the back yard. To… more
Posted on October 31, 2018The topic of what’s trending in kitchen design seems to be an ongoing debate. Normandy Designer Laura Barber, AKBD shared her thoughts on what’s up and coming in the kitchen design world in a recent issue of West Suburban Living Magazine. Read what Laura and other local designers have to say about current and future… more
Posted on October 18, 2018Each year, Professional Remodeler Magazine seeks out the ‘best of the best’ in the design world. Their competition, the Pro Remodeler Design Awards (PRDA) is akin to the design Olympics, with a panel of expert judges reviewing and awarding platinum, gold, silver and bronze awards for expertly executed projects. We are excited to share that… more
Posted on October 18, 2018Normandy Designer Leslie Molloy, CKD, is on top of her design game. She recently received national recognition as a ‘Top Designer’ at the ESS conference held by Professional Remodeler Magazine and EBA Prime in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Leslie was one of 10 designers from across the country to receive this award. All were celebrated for excelling… more
Posted on October 10, 2018Qualified Remodeler magazine has released its annual Top 500 for 2018. Just as it sounds, this list features 500 of the nation’s top remodelers. We were so excited that for the 5th year in a row our Hinsdale-based company was selected as a ‘Top Performer’ within the home addition category. We were also ranked as… more
Posted on June 29, 2018Universal Design: An Accessible and Stylish Master Suite A good design has a way of bringing people together. That is the case for this universal master suite by Normandy Designer Bill Peterson. When we say universal, we are referring to a design that is accessible to older people as well as anyone with or without… more
Posted on June 21, 2018Normandy Earns a Top Spot on Remodeling Magazineâs Top 550 Since 2009, Remodeling Magazine has released an annual list of the nationâs biggest design build firms, kitchen and bath specialists and general contractors. This year, Normandy received the number 12 spot on the list. âWe have the best customers, and we truly appreciate the opportunity… more
Posted on June 21, 2018Highland Park Kitchen Remodel with an Eclectic Meets Rustic Vibe You might recall seeing this Highland Park kitchen remodel completed by Normandy Designer Vince Weber. This space had a unique style with varying cabinet finishes and countertops, a tray ceiling made from reclaimed wood and a breakfast nook with great views. Sound familiar? We are… more
Posted on June 14, 2018This Burr Ridge family needed more space near their breakfast room for entertaining, dining and spending time together. They wanted a sunroom addition, but felt strongly that the new space needed to look like an original part of the home. Normandy Designers Kathryn O’Donovan and Troy Pavelka were able to deliver this new, family-friendly space,… more
Posted on June 1, 2018Master Bath Renovation in a Chicago High Rise Empty nesters in a downtown high-rise were looking to upgrade their master bathroom in a major way. Their wish list included a high-end design, a larger shower, more storage and technology upgrades. Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider delivered with a luxurious space that fits the style and fast-paced… more
Posted on May 23, 2018A 1970’s Bathroom Receives an Update in Function and Style Walking into this bathroom was like traveling back in time to the 1970’s. There was patterned amber floor tile, an angled vanity and Hollywood-style lighting. The shower also had an amber mosaic tile on the walls and ceiling, making it feel dark and cramped. Ready… more
Posted on May 16, 2018Soothing, Beach-Inspired Master Bathroom Renovation Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan brought her client’s vision to life with this relaxing, master-bath retreat. A mix of soothing, cozy colors give a hint of beachside and the chandeliers give it a bit of sparkle. Now, the homeowner, who is a mother of two young boys, has her own retreat… more
Posted on April 30, 2018New Kitchen Layout Leads to Entertaining Crowded… Cluttered… Maze-like… These are just a few adjectives that described this Glen Ellyn kitchen. Fed up with their dysfunctional and disjointed space, the homeowners called upon Normandy Designer Ashley Noethe to give them an entertaining oasis. “The original layout caused a lot of issues,” said Ashley. “The homeowners… more
Posted on April 13, 2018Whole Home Remodel: Mixing Vintage with Contemporary It was time to make a change. The homeowners loved the charm of their vintage, Glen Ellyn home. However, it needed a design refresh and a change in layout. They wanted a contemporary look, but didn’t want to compromise the charming feel of the home. To help them… more
Posted on April 2, 2018A Tale of a Private ‘Twin Suite’ Addition This story begins with two pre-teen twins who are in need of their own spaces. Growing up, they shared a bedroom in their Winnetka home. But with their independent personalities beginning to shine, it was time for them to have their own individual spaces. To make a… more
Posted on March 26, 2018Normandy Earns “Best of Houzz” for Seventh Consecutive Year It’s safe to assume that if you’ve been prepping for a remodel, you’ve been on Houzz. This popular website and online community offers inspiration, advice and connects homeowners with professionals all around the world. Each year, they present “Best of Houzz” awards for design and customer… more
Posted on March 21, 2018Extreme Exterior Makeover This exterior makeover in Western Springs will have you doing a double-take. Here’s the story, plus before and after photos of this transformation completed by Normandy Designer Jeremy Paris. “It was time to step up this front porch as it was outdated and was starting to fall apart,” said Jeremy. “The homeowners… more
Posted on March 5, 2018A Timeless, Sophisticated Retreat These homeowners knew it was time to deal with their outdated master bath. The cabinetry was old, the storage was inadequate and they had difficulty using the space. Knowing they needed some expert design insight, they called upon Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner Cross, AKBD who previously helped them renovate their kitchen,… more
Posted on February 23, 2018Transitional Kitchen with Hint of Gold Gold finishes are growing in popularity, and when you look at this Western Springs kitchen remodel it’s easy to see why. Normandy Designer Chelsi Smith added a touch of gold to give this space a stylish and luxurious vibe. In addition to looking good, this kitchen also functions like… more
Posted on February 14, 2018Powder Room Power Moves Even the smallest of powder rooms can be comfortable and stylish. See for yourself with this remodel by Normandy Designer Ashley Noethe. Tight on space, everything in this powder room provides function and decorative detail – enhancing the space instead of overpowering it. Prior to renovating this was your typical, outdated and… more
Posted on February 8, 2018Asymmetrical Entertainment Area When it comes to media stands, one size does not fit all. That’s why most generic pieces tend to miss the mark when it comes to storage, style and quality. The owners of this Chicago condo decided to rid themselves of their run-of-the-mill media stand and relied on Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider… more
Posted on February 1, 2018Spectacular Update to a 1960’s Split-Level Sometimes it takes a fresh eye to help you realize your home’s potential. Take this split-level for example. This family needed a bigger kitchen, a larger formal dining room for entertaining, a secluded master suite, and an updated look for the home’s exterior. Normandy Designer Leslie Lee stepped in,… more
Posted on November 8, 2017Each year, Professional Remodeler Magazine hosts a national design competition to find and showcase the very best of remodeling. This year, we are happy to share that Normandy Remodeling made the cut. The project, completed by Normandy Designer Leslie Molloy, was a traditional kitchen remodel in Mokena. These Design Awards are judged by a panel… more
Posted on October 23, 2017Normandy Designer Vince Weber has always been a top designer to his Chicagoland clients, and now this recognition extends to the rest of the United States. He was recently awarded a ‘Top Designer Award’ at the ESS Conference held by Professional Remodeler Magazine and EBA Prime in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Vince was one of 10 designers… more
Posted on September 15, 2017Normandy has landed a top spot on two national ‘Top Remodeler’ lists. Qualified Remodeler magazine puts out a Top 500 list, which ranks the nation’s top remodeling firms based on their size. This year, for the 39th annual ranking, Normandy has moved up two spots, coming in at number 50. Criteria for evaluating each company’s placement… more
Posted on June 2, 2017Mid-century modern is a style that is most definitely regaining its popularity. The characteristic clean lines of the mid-century modern style are in step with today’s trend toward more simplified design aesthetics, while keeping one foot firmly rooted in the past. This kitchen and whole home remodel in Evanston embraced the home’s mid-century modern roots… more
Posted on March 20, 2017Take Advantage of a Home Addition and Update Your Home’s Exterior Adding-on to your home can be the perfect time to update the exterior. For this home, a personal retreat in the way of a new master suite was the main goal of the renovation; but taking the remodel one step further allowed this colonial… more
Posted on March 17, 2017Kitchen Remodel Highlights the Natural Elements with Sophistication This kitchen brings together a variety of natural elements, connecting them in a way that highlights their respective beauty; creating a harmonious and sophisticated kitchen that is worthy of its award winning accolades. Created by Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider, this kitchen has a sleek and soothing look… more
Posted on March 15, 2017On-Trend Kitchen Avoids Trendy Look Earlier this year, we pointed out that many of the 2017 kitchen design trends weren’t particularly trendy at all; in fact many of the most popular selections have a timeless quality to them. This kitchen, by Normandy Designer Leslie Molloy, CKD; is a perfect example of how you can capitalize… more
Posted on March 10, 2017We are honored to receive a 2016 Complaint Free Award from the Better Business Bureau. This award recognizes members of the Better Business Bureau that have not received any consumer complaints in the past year. Normandy is accredited by the BBB and maintains an A+ Rating. Just last year, Normandy Remodeling was named a Better… more
Posted on March 9, 2017Mudroom & Organization Built into Stairwell Sometimes the best mudroom spaces aren’t even an actual room at all. In the case of this recent renovation by Normandy Designer Leslie Lee, cubbies and an organizational area were incorporated into the stairwell of this La Grange home. “Part of this project included expanding the kitchen, which took away… more
Posted on February 28, 2017Winnetka Kitchen Remodel Wins Remodeling Excellence Award Goes from a Peninsula to an Island One of the main goals of this kitchen remodel was to improve the functionality of the kitchen. Overall, the family felt the space was too closed off and there wasn’t enough prep space. Wanting a new layout with an open concept… more
Posted on February 24, 2017Adding On: Creating 2 Living Spaces in 1 Home A home addition can be a great option for those who want to create a multi-generational living space. In the case of this Long Grove renovation, Normandy Designer Maury Jones created a seamless addition that not only merged three generations but gave them the privacy and… more
Posted on February 23, 2017For the 10th year in a row, Normandy Remodeling is honored to receive the Guildmaster Award from Guild Quality. This distinction for high quality is one of several recent customer satisfaction awards, including a “Best of Houzz” for service, and a Better Business Bureau “Torch Award” for marketplace ethics. Guild Quality is a consumer satisfaction… more
Posted on February 14, 2017Open-Concept Kitchen and Dining: The Art of the Perfect Archway In an all too common scenario, this Elmhurst home was not properly equipped to entertain, which led to frustration. The formal dining room was completely closed off from the kitchen, with a pair of French doors as the only access from the kitchen or adjacent… more
Posted on February 6, 2017A great view of Lake Michigan was one of the most attractive features of this Chicago Condo, however the rest of the residence didn’t live up to the view outside. However, a creative approach from Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider opened up the entire living area, and infused a modern style upgrade throughout the home. With… more
Posted on February 6, 2017Normandy Remodeling Awarded “Best of Houzz” for Service and Design For many, the first step when thinking about a remodel is to gather photos. Therefore, in addition to the photo gallery on our website, we also share our projects on Houzz.com, a leading home remodeling and design website known for curating innovative pictures and design… more
Posted on November 21, 2016We are proud to announce that the Hinsdale community has selected Normandy Remodeling as a reader favorite. This honor, which is part of the Best of Hinsdale, is awarded through Hinsdale Magazine. Normandy was a fan-favorite within the home remodeling category. The Best of Hinsdale is announced annually and recognizes local retail establishments, restaurants, remodelers and… more
Posted on October 24, 2016A popular Hinsdale kitchen remodel, which recently graced the cover of Kitchen & Bath Design News Magazine, has once again received industry recognition. This time, it has been honored with a 2016 Master Design Award from Qualified Remodeler Magazine. The kitchen renovation, designed by Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan, was awarded Gold within the Kitchen Remodel category…. more
Posted on October 6, 2016Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider set the bar high when it came to this Chicago high-rise renovation. Every square inch of this two-bedroom condo was reworked and now, the interior is on par with the unit’s stunning view of Lake Michigan. This whole home renovation was so well executed; it was just awarded a Silver, 2016 Master… more
Posted on October 4, 2016Professional Remodeler, a leading publication for the remodeling industry, recently announced their list of 2016 Market Leaders and Normandy Remodeling has been recognized as the regional winner for customer satisfaction. Overall, the Market Leaders Award celebrates companies who regularly demonstrate excellence and best practices within the remodeling industry. Each year, a diverse and accomplished group… more
Posted on September 30, 2016If you flip through the September issue of Naperville Magazine, you’ll find a kitchen trends piece featuring our very own Normandy Designer Lisa McManus, ASID. The article, entitled “Hot Kitchens & Cool Trends,” discusses the latest appliances, color palettes, surface materials and design options. Are you curious about the trends that are catching Lisa’s eye?… more
Posted on September 20, 2016When it comes to Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500, Normandy Remodeling continues to hold a strong standing. The list, which evaluates the growth of the nation’s top remodeling firms, has ranked our Hinsdale-based company in the number 52 spot. Additionally, Normandy was also ranked number one within the room additions category. Thank you to our customers… more
Posted on September 13, 2016We are proud to announce that Normandy Remodeling has been named one of the top 10 remodelers in Remodeling Magazine’s 2016 Top 550 List. This list, which began in 2009, recognizes the industry’s largest firms from across the country. The top 550 companies selected fall into four categories, including full-service remodeling, specialty contractors, insurance restoration… more
Posted on September 2, 2016Have you seen the September issue of Kitchen & Bath Design News Magazine? If so, the kitchen gracing the cover might have looked familiar. That is because it was designed by our very own Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan. This kitchen remodel was completed in Hinsdale and features beautiful details like a mirrored refrigerator armoire, mullioned… more
Posted on August 30, 2016Being in business for nearly 40 years, we have completed our fair share of projects across the Chicagoland area. In addition to making our customers happy, part of the fun is being able to share photos of our work. While we have galleries on our website dedicated to home remodeling, we also have plenty of… more
Posted on July 29, 2016We are pleased to share that the Village Board of La Grange has unanimously approved our very own Design Manager Troy Pavelka to continue his role on the community’s Design Review Commission. Through his role at Normandy, Troy is no stranger to projects in La Grange. In fact, he has plenty of home additions and… more
Posted on July 6, 2016Normandy Remodeling Kitchen Renovation Recognized Among Best in Nation We are excited to announce that Normandy Designer Laura Barber is the recipient of a 2016 Chrysalis Award for the kitchen renovation of a century old Victorian Foursquare Home in Hinsdale. This award recognizes the finest remodeling projects across the nation that fit within fifteen different… more
Posted on June 24, 2016As it so happens, we have been on a winning streak when it comes to customer service awards. For the 8th year running, Normandy Remodeling has received the Guildmaster Service Award, which celebrates service excellence from those within the remodeling industry. This annual award is bestowed by GuildQuality, an independent customer satisfaction surveying company. “It… more
Posted on June 20, 2016We are sure feeling the love from our customers! It is because of our clients that we have earned the 2016 “People Love us on Yelp” badge – a semi-annual award that was solely based upon our company’s history and stellar Yelp rating. “Happy customers make us happy,” said Normandy Remodeling President Andy Wells. “Here at… more
Posted on May 24, 2016Normandy Design Manager Continues His Post as K+BB Editorial Advisor Have you ever wondered how some magazines come up with new and exciting content? In the case of Kitchen & Bath Business (K+BB) Magazine, it is with help from people like Normandy Design Manager Troy Pavelka. For the second year running, he has been selected… more
Posted on May 10, 2016Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan is the recipient of the 2016 Crystal Cabinets Design Awards for her recent Hinsdale kitchen remodel. This award recognizes beautifully designed cabinetry that represents the quality and artistry of Crystal’s overall craftsmanship. As the overall style of the home was traditional, the design included an ornate door style with applied moulding…. more
Posted on April 18, 2016Normandy Designer Makes Professional Remodeler’s ‘Top 40 under 40’ List Normandy Designer Leslie Lawrence Molloy, CKD has been named to Professional Remodeler Magazine’s annual Top ‘40 under 40’ list. This esteemed award recognizes the nation’s next generation of innovators taking the remodeling industry by storm. “It is an honor to be included in this year’s… more
Posted on April 11, 2016Have you gone through April’s issue of West Suburban Living? Then you may have noticed the work of Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner, AKBD, featured in the “Gathering Rooms” article on page 50. When it comes to remodeling a basement, also known as a lower-level, Jennifer noted the following: “You want to make sure the finish… more
Posted on April 10, 2016Ranch Reconfiguration Leads to Industry Award This small ranch home had an even smaller, outdated kitchen that was visually disconnected from the rest of the main living space. Normandy Designer Vince Weber was brought on to explore designing a modern, open-concept floor plan that visually connected the kitchen, eating area and main living space while… more
Posted on April 7, 2016Open-Concept Transformation: From dark and cramped to sleek and expansive Open-concept kitchen and living spaces continue to be a popular design preference for homeowners, and this was the task at hand for Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner, AKBD. As it stood, the pre-existing kitchen was closed off and outdated, with a limited amount of countertops and… more
Posted on April 6, 2016After decades in their Hickory Hills home, these homeowners were ready to start their kitchen remodel. While they had previously worked with a general contractor for their bathroom remodel, they were eager to work with a design build firm first this time around. They wanted to ensure that their kitchen was professionally managed and beautifully… more
Posted on April 5, 2016Have you picked up a Spring copy of Kitchen & Bath Ideas Magazine? Flip over to page 90 to see photos and read all about an award-winning Naperville kitchen remodel by Normandy Designer Ann Stockard. We think the article turned out beautifully, and have some details of our own to share about this kitchen too. Below… more
Posted on March 28, 2016Award-Winning Chicago Master Suite Transformation Before the renovation, this Chicago master bathroom suffered from poor utilization of space, with limited counter space, a cramped shower and a bulky corner bathtub. After meeting with the homeowners about the space, it was clear to Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider that this bathroom needed to shift several of the… more
Posted on March 28, 2016Contemporary Kitchen and Master Suite in Park Ridge Recognized for Remodeling Excellence The owners of this small, Park Ridge residence were looking for modern and functional updates to their kitchen, bedroom and master bathroom when they called upon Normandy Designer Karen Chanan. At just 1,000 square feet, their one-story home had a layout that was… more
Posted on March 24, 2016Award-Winning Front Porch Addition in Hinsdale The front porch is the added architectural detail that creates a focal point and offers the first impression of your home. Therefore, to make a better first impression, the owners of this Hinsdale home wanted to transform their lackluster 1990’s style front porch into a grand entrance. In addition… more
Posted on March 22, 2016Hinsdale Kitchen Reaches Full Storage and Style Potential When completing a kitchen remodel, more often than not, there are issues within the space that need to be addressed. This includes developing a smarter layout, creating enough storage, and equipping the space with adequate materials, appliances and lighting. In the case of this Hinsdale kitchen remodel,… more
Posted on February 18, 2016Award-Winning Attic Addition is a ‘Picture Perfect’ Art Studio Normandy Designer Terry Tondelli was recently called upon to transform an unfinished attic into an artist’s oasis. The homeowner, an accomplished watercolorist, was in need of a light filled room to paint and store her work. The only usable space she had to claim as her… more
Posted on February 2, 2016Spa-Inspired Master Bathroom Wins Design Excellence Award Prior to their renovation, the owners of this 1990’s home had a dull master bathroom on their hands. Overall, the space was lacking in layout and style, making it a far cry from the spa-like space that they very much desired. Therefore, they called upon Normandy Designer Laura… more
Posted on January 18, 2016Normandy Remodeling Wins Two 2016 “Best of Houzz” Awards Have you visited the Normandy Remodeling Houzz page lately? Then you might have noticed two shiny new badges on our profile. These badges showcase that Normandy was the recipient of two “Best in Houzz 2016” awards, for design and customer service. This is the fifth consecutive… more
Posted on December 10, 2015Normandy Recognized for Ethics by the Better Business Bureau We are thrilled to announce that Normandy Remodeling is the recipient of the 2016 Torch Award –Honorable Mention from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Chicago. This award honors businesses that have been “doing it right – ethically” by exhibiting the highest ethical business practices towards… more
Posted on October 28, 2015Bright Kitchen Remodel Gets the Spotlight This colorful kitchen remodel by Normandy Designer Laura Barber, AKBD, is making a splash in K+BB Magazine, a leading kitchen and bath publication for design and remodeling professionals. Laura’s design was not only in line with the family’s Victorian style home, it was tailored to their height and busy… more
Posted on October 16, 2015Modern Home Addition in Western Suburbs Wins Second Award We are excited to announce that Normandy Design Manager Troy Pavelka received a 2015 Chrysalis Award for a recently completed addition and renovation, his second Chrysalis Award in 4 years. This La Grange Park home addition has also won a 2014 Remodeling Excellence Award from NARI Greater Chicagoland…. more
Posted on October 16, 2015Traditional Burr Ridge Kitchen Remodel Wins Second NARI Award This Burr Ridge kitchen by Normandy Designer Leslie Lee has a rustic, yet traditional style that expertly conceals many modern amenities. From a furniture style refrigerator armoire, to concealed waste bins that open with a tap of the knee, the quality craftsmanship and details convey old… more
Posted on August 26, 2015We are honored to be named the 2015 Top Performer in the Room Addition category by Qualified Remodeler Magazine for the second year in a row. We offer sincere Thanks to our wonderful customers who invite us to create these home transformations, and to our skilled Designers, Architects and Tradespeople who make these stunning home… more
Posted on July 30, 2015Batavia Basement Earns High Marks A Normandy Remodeling project in suburban Batavia recently gained national attention when it took home the Bronze 2015 Professional Remodeler Design Award. This redesign was anything but typical, and included unique upgrades that turned the newly-designed finished basement into a hot-spot for entertaining family and friends. The homeowners were looking… more
Posted on June 15, 2015We are proud to announce that Normandy Remodeling has won a 2015 Guildmaster Award from Guild Quality, an independent customer satisfaction surveying company. This award recognizes companies within the remodeling industry who have provided superior service. Criteria for receiving this coveted award includes an extremely high customer satisfaction rate. While the average customer recommendation rate is… more
Posted on June 8, 2015Have you seen the summer issue of Kitchen & Bath Ideas Magazine? Flip over to page 32 to see photos and read all about an award-winning Wilmette addition and kitchen remodel by Normandy Designer Vince Weber. The magazine is on sale through September 1, 2015 wherever magazines are sold. Digital editions available at http://bhgspecials.zinio.com/ as are several tablet… more
Posted on June 1, 2015The summer issue of Storage Solutions Magazine features an interior remodeling project completed by Normandy Designer Leslie Lee. Read more about the kitchen, bathrooms and master suite update to this home that made it the ideal residence for this empty nest couple.
Posted on March 1, 2015A stunning photo of an addition by Normandy Designer Gary Cerek and an interview with Normandy Design Manager Troy Pavelka made the pages of this recent issue of West Suburban Living Magazine. Find some great tips about home additions and how to make the most of your new square footage.
Posted on January 21, 2015Normandy Named “Best of Houzz” 4 Years Running We are excited to announce that Normandy has been named “Best of Houzz” for the 4th year in a row! The leading platform for home remodeling and design, Houzz.com, features millions of professional images of home interiors and exteriors that users can add to their personal ideabooks. Houzz now has over 25… more
Posted on January 7, 2015It truly is all about the details, as this month’s issue of Remodeling Magazine shares. A bank of baskets in an island are just one of the thoughtful touches in this kitchen by Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan. In this article you can read more about how these baskets in the kitchen are some of the… more
Posted on January 5, 2015Are you looking to create a beautiful space full of functionality? This article from “Make It Organized” Magazine, features an award winning Chicago Condo remodel designed by talented designer Chris Ebert. The article shares how to utilize space to maximizes on storage, and clutter solutions for every design style. If you are looking to remodel your… more
Posted on October 16, 2014Award-Winning Open Floorplan Home These homeowners, who are fond of entertaining their family and friends, were excited to incorporate an open floor plan, modern style, and stronger connection to the backyard and pool area, into the plans for their recent home remodeling project. Normandy Design Manager Troy Pavelka helped these homeowners obtain their goal by… more
Posted on October 16, 2014Ranch Style House Features Modern Aesthetics Before starting their home remodeling project, the goal for these homeowners was to gain a master suite that offered them privacy, a spa-like atmosphere in the master bath and modernizing the total look of their home with features that enhanced the overall functionality and aesthetics of their California Style… more
Posted on October 16, 2014Award-Winning Glam Bathroom Addition Fit for Two With two soon-to-be teenage daughters, these Clarendon Hills homeowners were experiencing a daily struggle for bathroom time to prepare for the day. They knew that as the girls grew, this problem would grow with them, and decided to take steps to solve this problem before it got any… more
Posted on October 16, 2014Modern Chicago Condo Bathroom Remodel Wins Excellence Award Allocating space appropriately is a critical component of every good design, but making sure that every inch is used wisely becomes a dominant criterion when renovating in a high rise Chicago condo. Before the renovation, this bathroom had a large soaking tub that was almost never used… more
Posted on October 16, 2014Luxury Master Bathroom Wins CotY Award Between having the closet featured as a finalist in an Architectural Digest contest and now the bathroom being honored with the prominent “Contractor of the Year” Award from the regional National Association of the Remodeling Industry, this master suite renovation created by Normandy Designer Stephanie Bryant, CKD, has been… more
Posted on October 16, 2014Indulgent Chocolate and Cream Kitchen This Naperville family had been living with their outdated kitchen since they purchased the home about 10 years prior. They had known that the kitchen was one room that needed to be changed, but they felt that getting started with the kitchen remodeling process was somewhat overwhelming. They began working… more
Posted on October 16, 2014Burr Ridge Kitchen With Old World Appeal The homeowner’s goal for this rustic, European-inspired kitchen remodeling project was to create a soothing space that retained a high-end European feeling. Due to being frequent entertainers and avid chefs, it was important to the homeowners to keep the space open and functional, while introducing personal touches and… more
Posted on October 15, 2014Green With Envy for this Small Kitchen Space is always at a premium in small kitchens, so it’s critical that the layout makes the most of every valuable square inch. This Oak Park kitchen hadn’t been updated since the 1950′s and was in desperate need of a remodel. The homeowners loved their little bungalow that… more
Posted on October 14, 2014Luxe Gray Update for an Outdated Pink Bathroom While generous in size, this master bathroom suffered from a poor use of space that offered very little in the way of storage. The pink sinks, tub, and accents did not match the homeowners’ sense of style, and they were searching for a more functional and attractive solution… more
Posted on October 14, 2014Glamorous Kitchen Design Recognized Locally and Nationally This glamorous white kitchen created by Normandy Designer Ann Stockard has been receiving rave reviews from industry peers, winning a prestigious Contractor of the Year Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), in addition to a Remodeling Excellence Award from NARI, Chicagoland.Ann’s design includes a… more
Posted on October 14, 2014Normandy Designer Ranked Nationally as Top “40 Under 40” Every year, Professional Remodeler Magazine recognizes the industry’s next generation of leaders through a national search of rising talent. We are proud to announce that this year, Normandy Designer Ann Stockard was named to the 2014 list of the top “40 under 40” professionals in the remodeling… more
Posted on September 26, 2014Normandy is excited to announce that we have been ranked nationally by Remodeling Magazine! This year, Normandy was named as the number 5 Full-Service Remodeling firm in the United States. Thank you to our loyal customers who have helped us become the best remodeling company that we can be, and kudos to our architects, designers,… more
Posted on July 14, 2014Wicker Park Row House Wins Award We are excited to announce that this beautiful Chicago row house kitchen renovation has been recognized with a 2014 Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence. Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan worked closely with Wicker Park homeowners to create this loft-inspired kitchen. This is Kathryn’s third Chrysalis Award win since 2011. It is her… more
Posted on July 7, 2014We are honored to be receive a Glancer Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award! Our Thanks go out to the readers who voted us Hinsdale’s Favorite Home Designer. We love creating unique designs for your homes to give you the best possible solution and make your home just a bit lovelier.
Posted on July 1, 2014A true gourmet kitchen is all about the bells and whistles that elevates a typical kitchen to new heights. This issue of Kitchen & Bath Design News features a stunning kitchen by Normandy Designer Leslie Lee on both the cover and in the article.
Posted on June 25, 2014Turquoise Bathroom Remodel Wins National Award Normandy is thrilled to announce that our very own Ann Stockard was recently named a 2014 Chrysalis Award Winner for Remodeling Excellence. Ann’s vibrant master bathroom project was judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original… more
Posted on June 6, 2014Normandy Remodeling Wins Service Excellence Award We are proud to announce that the Normandy Remodeling team has been recognized by GuildQuality with a GuildMaster service excellence award. Normandy was selected as one of the over 200 North American builders, remodelers, developers and contractors who were awarded the 2014 Guildmaster Award for superior delivery of customer… more
Posted on May 26, 2014The Normandy family is thrilled to announce that we have been ranked as the “Top Performer: Room Additions” by Remodeling Magazine for 2014! We are flattered to be recognized among so many talented designers and companies and would like to thank our loyal customers, hard-working team, designers and superintendents.
Posted on February 14, 2014Normandy Named “Best of Houzz” For 2014 Houzz.com is a leading platform for home remodeling and design, featuring thousands of pictures uploaded by remodeling professionals. Normandy was just voted “Best of Houzz” 2014 by millions of Houzz users in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. “We’re proud to be recognized on such a large and… more
Posted on January 23, 2014Incorporating Texture Into Your Powder Room The goal for this Naperville powder room was to have a stylish aesthetic with a lighter color scheme. “To meet the homeowners’ goals, we incorporated white beadboard in the powder room to add texture to the space,” says Normandy Designer Ann Stockard. “Natural colors are popular in bathrooms and… more
Posted on January 14, 2014Normandy Remodeling has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an outstanding year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013. Normandy also received this recognition in 2009, 2010 and 2011. “I am a firm believer that for any type of company to succeed, they need to… more
Posted on January 1, 2014This striking modern bathroom features floating vanities and modern amenities. Read all about this warm and inviting hall bathroom that was created by Normandy Remodeling designer Chris Ebert.
Posted on December 15, 2013Modern Hall Bathroom Wins Master Design Award Hall bathrooms might not always be the most stunning room in the home, but that didn’t stop Normandy Designer Chris Ebert from making one of his recent projects nothing short of just that. The new modern space kept the original footprint of the bathroom, with the toilet, two… more
Posted on October 25, 2013Contemporary Powder Room Wins Two Awards Giving your powder room a contemporary makeover is a way to make it look open and sleek, and not like a room that you’ve given up hope on because of its small size. In this powder room, Normandy Designer Chris Ebert incorporated a vessel sink with a wall hung… more
Posted on October 19, 2013We at Normandy Remodeling are thrilled and flattered to have recently been recognized by the respected industry publication, Remodeling Magazine, as one of the top remodelers in the nation, coming in as the #7 Full Service Remodeler in the country. Normandy has grown to be one of the top 10 remodelers in the country based… more
Posted on October 19, 2013Home renovations take a wide variety of forms, it includes everything from a window replacement to insurance restoration to a full gut remodel. Despite this crowded field, Normandy has been ranked #44 in the US among home remodeling companies. We owe a debt of gratitude to our customers who, over the years, have continued to… more
Posted on October 19, 2013We are thrilled to announce that Normandy Remodeling has been named Chicago’s Market Leader by Professional Remodeler Magazine. We are dedicated to providing our customers with the best remodeling experience possible, and are honored by this distinction.
Posted on October 17, 2013White Kitchen Wins Master Design Award Congratulations to Normandy Designer Ann Stockard for one of her kitchen remodeling projects winning a Master Design Award from Qualified Remodeler Magazine! This white kitchen has been a big favorite in the industry, winning an award earlier this year as well. What’s to love? For starters, the open shelving… more
Posted on October 16, 2013Adding A Deck To A House On A Hill Certain municipalities have requirements for adding a deck onto the back of your home. In this case, the deck couldn’t be higher than 3 feet from the ground. Normandy Design Manager Troy Pavelka suggested a multi-level deck as a solution, so the homeowners could still have… more
Posted on October 16, 2013Home’s Potential Exceeds Homeowners’ Expectations With growing families, many homeowners reach the dilemma of either adding on to their current home or moving. In this case, the homeowners worked with Normandy Designer Tony Tondelli and realized their current home had the potential to not only meet their needs, but would be more cost effective than… more
Posted on October 16, 2013Sometimes the more modest size kitchen remodels can have the biggest impact. This outdated kitchen was in need of a little TLC, and thanks to the talents of Normandy Designer Terry Tondelli, the update was just what the doctor ordered. The new kitchen features an updated layout, a new floor, and of course, new cabinets… more
Posted on October 16, 2013Open Concept Kitchen Wins First Place Normandy Designer Leslie Molloy, CKD worked with homeowners to create an open concept layout for their kitchen, a popular kitchen remodeling trend. The Burr Ridge couple was frustrated with the kitchen’s layout and functionality because it didn’t fit their lifestyle. Leslie’s innovative storage solutions and traffic flow conscious design… more
Posted on October 16, 2013Contemporary Basement Remodeling Ideas This finished lower level hardly looks the part, with a chandelier, stone accent walls and everything in between. Created by Normandy Designer Leslie Lee, this Lake Forest basement was transformed into an ideal entertainment space, complete with a media room, bar, lounge and kids play area. The elements that make this… more
Posted on October 16, 2013Normandy Designer Recognized As National Industry Leader Each year, Professional Remodeler Magazine recognizes the industry’s next generation of leaders in a “40 Under 40” competition. Leslie Lee, Designer for Normandy Remodeling, was listed in addition to 39 other individuals as a national industry leader. This distinction was made based on her professional and personal experiences,… more
Posted on October 15, 2013Creating a Soothing Bathroom Spa-like bathrooms that are tailored to homeowners personal tastes and lifestyles will be a big trend in 2014. “As homeowners decide they’re going to stay in their homes, they’re deciding to make the changes that make them happy with increased functionality,” says Normandy Designer Laura Barber, AKBD. “In this case, the… more
Posted on October 15, 2013Chicago Kitchen Remodel Wins Award These homeowners wanted a vintage, loft-like kitchen aesthetic in their typical Chicago row house kitchen. “As a starting point, we were fortunate enough to have a beautiful existing exposed brick wall to work with that was very rich in color and texture,” commented Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan. “It was quickly… more
Posted on October 15, 2013Modern Tile Fireplace A Stunning Focal Point A completely tiled fireplace and surrounding wall is the striking showpiece in a Glen Ellyn living room. Created by Normandy Designer Karen Chanan, the modern design brings cream and gray tones to the space and wonderful texture that captures the eye as soon as you enter the room…. more
Posted on October 15, 2013Three Ways To Make Your Basement Feel Like The Rest Of Your Home Oftentimes basements get a negative connotation, being labeled as “dark” or “grungy”, which was the exact fear these homeowners shared with Normandy Designer John Long before beginning their project. “They wanted the basement to house a guest room/office space and bathroom, but… more
Posted on October 15, 2013As Good As New – Without The Move Moving to a new home was not an option for these Downers Grove homeowners because they absolutely loved their neighborhood. However, they frequently entertain and came to the common realization that everyone always seemed to wind up in the kitchen area at some point. They worked with… more
Posted on October 15, 2013Open Concept Kitchen In Townhouse As is common with townhomes, this one had a “stacked” feel, with a more narrow footprint and four levels. Despite the layout, the homeowners wanted a more open feel and worked with Normandy Designer John Long to achieve their goal. “The first request of the homeowners was to tear down… more
Posted on October 14, 2013A Kitchen Design Fit For a Colonial Home This colonial style home had a large kitchen, but it didn’t meet the functional or aesthetic needs of the homeowners. “Creating more visual interest was key in this kitchen remodel,” says Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner, AKBD. “The three elements that really pulled everything together for this traditional… more
Posted on October 14, 20133 Keys To Making A Large Bathroom Layout Work Just like small bathrooms, large bathrooms can pose issues for homeowners. “The biggest issue with large bathrooms is making everything in the space look proportional, to avoid overpowering the elements of the bathroom,” says Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner, AKBD. “Three tips to filling out a large… more
Posted on October 14, 2013NKBA Announces 30 Under 30 List The National Kitchen and Bath Association held for the first time this year, a competition to determine the “2013 30 Under 30.” The remodeling professionals under 30, carefully selected from hundreds of nominees, that the industry should take note of. “We are excited to present our 30 Under 30 young… more
Posted on October 14, 2013Kitchen with Double Islands Picks up Second Award Normandy Designer Ann Stockard has received accolades from her industry peers for this classic white kitchen with two islands. This kitchen had previously won a Contractor of the Year Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and most recently picked up a Remodeling Excellence Award… more
Posted on October 4, 2013A big congratulations goes to Normandy Designer Chris Ebert for winning a Gold Design Award from Professional Remodeler Magazine for his one of his stunning bathroom designs. This bathroom in particular incorporates beautiful marble throughout, giving the space a timeless appeal. “The homeowners wanted to transform a “so-so” master bath into a one-of-a-kind, spa-like retreat,” says… more
Posted on September 30, 2013Making Every Inch Count In A Chicago Condominium Renovation Normandy Designer Chris Ebert rose to the challenge of redesigning a space for empty nesters to not only enjoy in the city, but something that would be impressive enough to entertain clients in and be comfortable enough to watch movies with their grandkids. Not to mention,… more
Posted on September 16, 2013Form Meets Function in White Kitchen Design Here’s a sneak peek at one of the articles in our upcoming newsletter about an amazing kitchen! A must read for those looking for white kitchen remodeling ideas! “Adequate and innovative storage was the top priority for this dated kitchen, as the current layout and materials were inefficient and… more
Posted on September 16, 2013Contemporary Powder Room Wins Two Awards Giving your powder room a contemporary makeover is a way to make it look open and sleek, and not like a room that you’ve given up hope on because of it’s small size. In this powder room, Normandy Designer Chris Ebert incorporated a vessel sink with a wall hung… more
Posted on September 1, 2013In this month’s issue of West Suburban Living, you can read all about the award-winning white and gray kitchen that was created by Normandy Designer Stephanie Bryant.
Posted on August 1, 2013What do you get when you renovate a kitchen for a couple who loves to cook gourmet meals? Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan found that it takes a skilled incorporation of some very specific requests by the amateur chefs. Learn more about this gourmet kitchen in this month’s issue of Kitchen & Bath Design News.
Posted on May 28, 2013Normandy Remodeling Receives National Customer Service Award For Sixth Year Running Normandy Remodeling has been a top remodeler for the Chicagoland area for the past 34 years, and we’ve always made it our top goal to create beautiful designs, while providing a high level of quality and customer service. We were recently been awarded a… more
Posted on May 23, 2013Normandy Designer Featured In Hinsdale News Normandy Designer Leslie (Marzec) Lee has been on cloud nine the past couple weeks after receiving regional and national awards for the two projects she submitted to the 2013 Chrysalis Awards. To make things even better, she was featured in this week’s issue of The Hinsdalean.
Posted on May 20, 2013Normandy Designer’s Talent Recognized On Regional & National Level We are excited to announce a fantastic achievement for one of the Normandy Designers; Leslie (Marzec) Lee recently entered two of her projects into the Chrysalis Awards, and both of them won! Better yet, one was a regional winner and the other brought in a national… more
Posted on May 11, 2013Although vintage decor may not be for everyone, it’s still a style that most people love to admire, even if it’s not something they would personally use. This Normandy bathroom was recently featured in Beautiful Kitchens & Baths (a Better Homes & Gardens publication), in addition to several other publications since its creation in 2009…. more
Posted on April 7, 2013The cover of Professional Remodeler Magazine is looking quite lovely this month, featuring a project by Normandy Designer Stephanie Bryant, CKD. Read more about this white and gray kitchen, that’s a timeless classic with modern updates.
Posted on March 11, 2013Finished Basement Wins Chicagoland Remodeling Excellence Award This basement created by Normandy Designer Heather Dalskov has been a hit on social media outlets because of all the great ideas it offers, so we weren’t too surprised when it received a “Remodeling Excellence” Award from NARI Chicagoland. As this project shows, finishing your basement has the… more
Posted on March 1, 2013If you have already received your March/April copy of West Suburban Living Magazine, then you may have seen the article featuring a home exterior makeover by Normandy Designer Leslie Lee. The article includes photos of a budget friendly Hinsdale exterior makeover, which has also been exceptionally popular on Pinterest. If you haven’t received your copy… more
Posted on February 18, 2013Loyal readers of Crain’s Chicago Busineses will likely have spied this striking laundry room by Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan. If you missed this week’s issue, we’ve got you covered. Read about this modern laundry room in this issue…
Posted on February 1, 2013Normandy Voted “Best of Houzz” in Two Categories If you’re thinking about doing a remodeling project, or recently completed a renovation, you’ve probably heard of Houzz. This website is the leading platform for residential remodeling and design inspiration, with millions of users every month and thousands of photos shared by remodeling and design professionals from across the… more
Posted on January 15, 2013Successful Kitchen Design Garners Award Creating more storage and a better flow throughout their kitchen and bar area were top on the list of these homeowners’ priorities when remodeling their kitchen. They worked with Normandy Designer Chris Ebert to achieve their goals, and were ecstatic with their award winning kitchen and bar area’s renovation. “I recommended removing the existing… more
Posted on November 7, 2012Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner, AKBD was featured in this month’s issue of Glancer Magazine. You can find her on page 34 as one of the “Kitchen Re-do Experts” in the portraits feature. She tells readers what’s hot in kitchens for 2012 and 2013, and what homeowners can do to create a timeless kitchen look. Jennifer… more
Posted on October 19, 2012As a company that has been grounded in room additions since day one, it is not surprising that we still complete a great many home additions each and every year. These numerous additions have given us expertise and experience that translates into a smooth and low-stress remodeling experience for our customers. While we ultimately create… more
Posted on October 19, 2012We are proud to once again be ranked among the biggest names in full service remodeling in the nation. Normandy Remodeling has been named #7 among full service remodelers in the U.S. Our size and stability leads to a smoother, uncomplicated home addition or renovation experience for our customers, without whom a designation like this… more
Posted on October 19, 2012Growing our business has always been a sign that we’re doing right by our customers, who through their kind referrals and recommendations help us continue to thrive. We are honored to be listed among the Top 500 Remodelers in the US by Qualified Remodeler Magazine, with a ranking of #47 nationally. A big “Thanks” to… more
Posted on October 19, 2012Spanish Style Home Renovation Wins Award In a home that already has a distinct style, it’s best to work with that style instead of making updates that look like they don’t belong. “This Spanish style home in Winnetka was a beautiful foundation but, as with all things, needed some restoring after time had taken a… more
Posted on October 19, 2012First Floor Redesign Wins Award In this addition and remodel, the 1930s home was very compartmentalized, as many houses from that time period are; however, the homeowners desired a more open floor plan that better fit their daily needs and usage. Simply adding on would not fix the problems in the rest of the layout,… more
Posted on October 16, 2012Exterior Transformation Wins Accolades from Homeowners & Industry Experts The Owners’ request was to add a screen room to the rear of the house, in an effort to get more use of the exterior space. Their original deck faced south and west, which made utilizing the space very uncomfortable most of the summertime. Couple the… more
Posted on October 16, 2012Home Addition Over Garage Wins Award These clients were seeking a home addition that would incorporate an area off of the master bedroom that would serve as their private retreat and home office, in addition to updating their master bathroom at the same time. Little did they know when they started working with Normandy Designer Troy… more
Posted on October 16, 201219th Century Farmhouse Receives Award-Winning Face Lift These young Chicago homeowners were able to give their fixer-upper 1897 urban farmhouse a timeless and fresh look, in an award-winning style to boot. The homeowners bought this home fully realizing that it needed serious updates, and started from the inside out working with Normandy Design Manager Troy Pavelka. Two… more
Posted on October 16, 2012Normandy Design Manager Recognized Nationally as Industry Leader Each year, Professional Remodeler Magazine recognizes the industry’s next generation of leaders in a “40 Under 40” competition. We are happy to announce that Troy Pavelka, Design Manager for Normandy Remodeling, was listed in addition to 39 other individuals as a national industry leader in the 2012 40… more
Posted on October 16, 2012The Great Debate: Home Addition Or Move People all over face the debate of whether to do a home addition or move to a new home. Many are finding that the homes they’re looking at still need updating to meet their needs. “Adding onto a current home enables homeowners to have something that meets their tastes and… more
Posted on October 16, 2012Small Kitchen Design Layout Wins Award & Homeowners’ Praise Our designers are so passionate about their work, and this letter received by Normandy Designer Terry Tondelli truly touched her heart – at the end of the day, this is why they love what they do. What follows is a brief excerpt of the letter Terry received: “Expectations – at… more
Posted on October 16, 2012Screen Porch Ceiling Ideas Creating a focal point in a room creates a sense of the room’s style and purpose. What’s often overlooked, however, is the fifth wall being a contender for a focal point. Ceilings can make a statement for the style of the entire room, and can add a unique dimension to any room…. more
Posted on October 16, 2012A porch is a classic and practical choice for may homes. Beyond the aesthetic contribution to the curb appeal of the house, many porches function as an extended living area. With the right modifications, they can be enjoyed for the vast majority of the year. These clients wanted to maximize their outdoor living space,… more
Posted on October 16, 2012Despite their small size, powder rooms give you a wonderful opportunity to push the boundaries of design. Its location on the main floor of the home means guests will have an opportunity to see the unique design, but its small size means that even the most daring choices are not likely to become too overwhelming…. more
Posted on October 15, 2012Ultimate “His and Her” Bathroom Wins Award Normandy Designer Leslie Molloy, CKD, took the meaning of “his and her bathroom” to a whole new level with this master bathroom remodel. “Of course the architectural details and finishes needed to be consistent with the details already found throughout the home,” says Leslie, “but that didn’t stop… more
Posted on October 15, 2012Contemporary Design Recognized as Remodeling Excellence Kitchen remodeling is not a cookie cutter project where “one size fits all”. Homeowners have very specific needs and tastes, and this project was no different. The must haves for these homeowners were first and foremost a dramatic change to the room’s aesthetics. Additionally, their cooking surface needed to have… more
Posted on October 15, 2012Tuscany Influenced Kitchen Gains Local & National Attention This homeowner’s painting of a village in Tuscany served as the inspiration for this Deer Park kitchen renovation, created by Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan. “The client wanted to recreate the warm and lively feeling throughout the kitchen,” commented Kathryn, “To achieve that, we brought in rustic textures and emphasized the… more
Posted on October 14, 2012These Naperville homeowners were looking for a fresh take on their bathroom, and found Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner, AKBD to be the perfect fit to help them make their desires a reality. The Challenge: The homeowners were looking for a bathroom update that would be more functional for their teenage son and daughter who share the… more
Posted on October 14, 2012Design Changes That Make A Huge Difference In Small Spaces In this bathroom remodel, key changes were made to change the appearance and general aesthetic of a smaller sized bathroom. The existing bathroom had a tired look and dark features that made an already small space look smaller. “In addition to dark features, the bathroom… more
Posted on September 16, 2012This universally loved white and gray kitchen just picked up its second national design award, this one a “Remodeling Design Award” from Remodeling Magazine. It also recently won a Professional Remodeler Design Award, proving that both of these esteemed panels of judges saw the merit of the timeless design and functional layout. Read more about… more
Posted on September 7, 2012The cover of this month’s issue of Kitchen & Bath Design News Magazine features a kitchen that was part of a large addition & renovation by Stephanie Bryant, CKD. Learn more about this classic kitchen that pairs dark stained perimeter cabinets with a light painted island.
Posted on August 18, 2012Historic Home Remodel Wins Award Successful historic home renovations are all about the details, and Normandy Designer Gary Cerek hit a home run with this La Grange home renovation. Decorative mouldings and details throughout the remodel were a must to stay in line with the home’s traditional Victorian roots. After that, however, each spouse had different concerns and needs for… more
Posted on August 18, 2012White and Gray Kitchen an All Around Favorite This kitchen has won two national awards and has been buzzing on social media such as Pinterest and Houzz.com. Created by Normandy Designer Stephanie Bryant, CKD, this white and gray kitchen is spot on with today’s trends. The million-dollar question is: What makes this kitchen so appealing to so many people? Stephanie… more
Posted on June 28, 2012Normandy Remodeling among the Nation’s Best in the Industry for their Commitment to Customer Service Normandy was recently awarded a 2012 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer satisfaction. GuildQuality, an independent customer satisfaction surveying company, has powered the Guildmaster Awards since 2005 to celebrate service excellence in the building, remodeling, contracting, and real estate professions. Building… more
Posted on May 1, 2012In this month’s issue of Qualified Remodeler Magazine you’ll see a stunning Victorian style home addition and historic renovation completed by Normandy Designer Troy Pavelka on the cover, as well as in the feature article. Read more about this historically accurate and award-winning project…
Posted on April 26, 2012Normandy Remodeling Voted Best of Remodeling by Millions of Houzz Members! Normandy Remodeling has been awarded “Best Of Remodeling” 2012 by Houzz, which is the leading online platform for residential remodeling and design. Houzz has rapidly become the largest community of active remodelers, providing homeowners and design enthusiasts with first-hand advice from Houzzers who have… more
Posted on April 21, 2012We are so delighted to have our vintage-inspired, master bathroom featured in a Better Homes & Gardens Magazine, Kitchens and Bath Ideas! The story, entitled “Graceful Touch: A Focus on Classic Design Turns a Tired Bathroom Into a Vintage-Inspired Beauty,” goes into depth on the bathroom’s “exquisite details” and the tapered selection process that was aligned with the… more
Posted on March 1, 2012The classic white kitchen gets a gentle splash of color in this timeless kitchen remodel by Normandy Deisgner Ann Stockard. Learn more about the ways that Ann took this Naperville kitchen to the next level.
Posted on January 10, 2012We are pleased to announce that Normandy Remodeling has just received a 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award. This is the third year in a row that Normandy has received such distinction, an honor given to the top 5% of Angie’s List companies. We are grateful to our wonderful clients who took the time to… more
Posted on October 28, 2011Normandy Designers Leslie Lawrence Molloy and Leslie Lee shared insights on “4 Winning Kitchen Island Tips” in October’s issue of Professional Remodeler.
Posted on October 19, 2011Tudor Addition for Today’s Lifestyle This traditional Tudor style home located in Glencoe desperately needed updating to better accommodate the lifestyle of a young and active family. Originally built in the 1920’s, the homeowners sought to add additional living space on the first and second floors that would seamlessly blend with the existing historic architecture.They… more
Posted on October 16, 2011This stately Victorian style home was recently returned to its original glory, along with some noteworthy improvements, thanks to the talents of Normandy’s Troy Pavelka. One of the most obvious changes to the home was the addition of the copper turret on the home’s facade. Perhaps more noteworthy, is the significant addition on the rear… more
Posted on October 16, 2011Vintage Victorian for the 21st Century The owners of this stately 1850s Victorian home loved its character and history, but found that it didn’t quite meet their 21st century needs. They began working with Normandy Remodeling’s Troy Pavelka, who was challenged with the task of meeting their growing family’s needs while further enhancing the beauty… more
Posted on October 16, 2011Oak Park Addition Wins First Place NARI Award It’s common for families to outgrow the size of their homes – which leads to two options, either add on or buy a new home. These homeowners decided that they loved their home and their neighborhood, and an addition would suit their growing family the best. They had… more
Posted on October 16, 2011Spacious, Yet Intimate, Master Bathroom Makeover A spacious master bathroom is the envy of many homeowners, but what do you do if your high square footage bathroom leaves you feeling a little lost and empty? Well that’s exactly the challenge that these Glen Ellyn homeowners had for their master bathroom. The room itself was sizeable,… more
Posted on October 16, 2011This spacious Master Bathroom got a much needed renovation, giving it intimacy and sophistication. Judges agreed that it was a wonderful example of how to proportionately design and remodel a large bathroom, and bestowed Normandy Designer Stephanie Bryant with a Chrysalis Award for the remodel. This is the second award for this master bathroom remodel, having… more
Posted on October 16, 2011His and Hers Master Bathroom Retreat Wins NARI Award Between taking out a bathtub, to adding another sink and 7 ft of granite counter space, this Orland Park bathroom created by Normandy Designer Leslie Lee is hardly recognizable. The shower is now larger and includes body sprays that create a therapeutic and spa-like experience. The shower also… more
Posted on October 16, 2011Budget Friendly Exterior Facelift This project just goes to show that sometimes small changes can go a long way. These homeowners were eager to improve the curb appeal and overall design aesthetic of the homes’ exterior in a budget friendly manner. The property is located in a lovely Hinsdale neighborhood, surrounded by well designed new… more
Posted on October 15, 2011River Forest Kitchen Remodel Wins Second Award We introduced you to this kitchen a few months back when it won its first award, and we are happy to say that this beautiful River Forest kitchen remodel recently received a Remodeling Excellence Award from NARI Greater Chicagoland. This makes four 2011 design awards for Normandy’s Leslie Lawrence, and… more
Posted on October 15, 2011Stunning Arlington Heights Kitchen Remodel For five years these Arlington Heights homeowners dreamed of updating their 1970’s kitchen into a truly functional, beautiful new space that would be perfect for entertaining family and friends. Within months after first meeting with Normandy Builder’s talented designer Leslie Lawrence Molloy, their long awaited dream kitchen became their home’s… more
Posted on October 15, 2011A New Kitchen for an Empty Nest After raising a family and living in their River Forest home for nearly 30 years, these empty-nest homeowners decided to do something for themselves and create the kitchen of their dreams. They wanted to create a true “heart of the home” in their new kitchen, a place for… more
Posted on October 15, 2011Some kitchen transformations are so dramatic, they leave you shocked to discover that the newly remodeled kitchen would even be possible. This Arlington Heights kitchen is one such project, designed by Normandy’s Leslie Lawrence Molloy, CKD. The transformation was so well executed, it won a Bronze “Best of the Best” Award from Professional Remodeler Magazine,… more
Posted on October 15, 2011What Started as a Laundry Room… Peter Roesch, a protégé of renowned architect Mies Van Der Rohe, designed this South Barrington home with a distinctly modern look, and it very accurately reflects the homeowners’ tastes. When they decided their laundry room needed a remodel, their desire to have the room retain the modern look of the… more
Posted on October 15, 2011A kitchen that’s “just right” is different for everyone. This kitchen, inspired by the Italian countryside, not only thrills its owner, but wowed a panel of judges as well. It recently received a Remodeling Excellence Award from NARI Greater Chicagoland for its skillful design and execution. You can read more about this kitchen and its… more
Posted on October 15, 2011Stylish Laundry Room Wins Award A few months back we shared the modern laundry room designed by Normandy’s Kathryn O’Donovan for her South Barrington client. Well, we are thrilled to announce that the lovely laundry room we featured in December recently won a Chrysalis Award for a Residential Specialty Item. These awards are given by… more
Posted on October 15, 2011Glen Ellyn Home Exterior Update Wins Design Award As this Glen Ellyn couple welcomed their first baby, they discovered their home’s entry wasn’t quite so family friendly. The primary concern with their home’s exterior was that the main traffic route in and out of their home featured a too-narrow front walk and a stoop that… more
Posted on October 15, 2011Kitchen Undergoes a Contemporary Transformation and Wins NARI Design Award It is a fairly common occurrence for Normandy Designers to meet with homeowners whose tired kitchens need some new life. The owners of this Chicago home had a kitchen that hadn’t been updated in 25 years, and the space felt outdated and isolated from the rest of the home. They began… more
Posted on October 14, 2011Master Bathroom to Luxury Spa Sometimes the best solution to an under designed space is to start over with a fresh layout and a fresh perspective. That’s what these Naperville homeowners and Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner, AKBD decided to do when converting their outdated master bathroom into a modern, luxury spa inspired retreat. The existing… more
Posted on October 14, 2011Budget Conscious Addition Wins NARI Design Award These homeowners are lucky enough to have a backyard that blends right into a forest preserve, and desired a room that allowed them to fully appreciate their view. They began working with Normandy Designer Gary Cerek to create a sunroom addition off of their existing kitchen which would include an eating area and lounge… more
Posted on October 14, 2011Open Kitchen Design Wins NARI Award The homeowners went with a traditional style, and selected colors that lightened up the space as a whole to complement the natural light coming in. “The homeowners were very interested in making the most of the entire space,” says Gary, “And we did so in creative ways throughout – even the pilasters… more
Posted on October 14, 2011Showpiece Kitchen becomes Award Winning Kitchen We featured this beautiful kitchen transformation just last month, and are happy to announce that this is one of the 12 award winning projects from the NARI Greater Chicagoland Remodeling Excellence Awards. As you can see from these before and after photos, there is little surprise that this Naperville kitchen… more
Posted on September 1, 2011Laundry Rooms conjure up images of endless chores and utilitarian environments, not this laundry room though. Created by Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan, this modern laundry room has style and substance. Read more about this modern Laundry Room in this issue of Quintessential Barrington.
Posted on September 1, 2011When these homeowners decided to get serious about their kitchen needs, they turned to Normandy Designer Stephanie Bryant. Stephanie worked closely with them on a significant home addition that not only addressed their need for a larger kitchen, but tackled the complete set of challenges they faced in their home. Read more about how their… more
Posted on May 1, 2011Normandy is proud to be named the 2011 Chicago Market Leader by Professional Remodeler Magazine. Despite the challenging economic environment, our customers have continued to place their faith in Normandy as the best provider of home additions and renovations for their families. We are ever grateful for the continued trust given to us by our customers, and… more
Posted on April 1, 2011The talented designer gracing the cover of this month’s issue of Remodeling Magazine is none other than our very own Vince Weber. In this issue, you can read all about his award-winning white kitchen with soft green accents. This kitchen takes the classic look of a white kitchen and adds just the right amount of personality… more
Posted on April 1, 2011Some kitchens have a more challenging past than others. This particular home was once divided into two residences that each had a tiny kitchen. When it was time to reinvent the floor plan and create a single kitchen that would be functional as well as beautiful, these Evanston homeowners turned to Normandy’s Troy Pavelka. In this… more
Posted on January 1, 2011As more people work from home, creating a dedicated space where you can be productive without typical home life distractions has become a priority for many people. In this month’s issue of West Suburban Living, you can read about some of the ways people are choosing to designate a space for household office work, as well… more
Posted on October 16, 20102 Time Award Winning Kitchen in Wilmette This beautiful kitchen is a part of every day life for one lucky family in Wilmette, IL. Whether it is entertaining family and friends, enjoying quiet Sunday morning breakfasts or gathering together during meal prep time, this timeless kitchen is the perfect backdrop for creating lifelong family… more
Posted on October 16, 2010Western Springs Finished Basement Wins NARI Award These Western Springs homeowners wanted to expand the usable living space in their home. So, they did what many people do, and looked to their basement as an affordable way to further enjoy the existing footprint of their home. But in its current state, their basement was like… more
Posted on October 16, 2010Modern Kitchen Remodel for Vintage Evanston Home Evanston boasts a great many charming, vintage homes that are full of character in a vibrant community. Updating these vintage homes in a way that preserves their heritage while incorporating modern conveniences and aesthetics makes them a favorite challenge of Normandy Builders. Normandy recently completed an update to… more
Posted on October 14, 2010Hotel Inspired Naperville Bathroom Wins NARI Award We originally featured this bathroom transformation back in September 2010, where we shared the results of one client’s desire to have a master bathroom that invoked the sense of a four-star hotel stay. Since this bathroom remodel recently won a 2010 Remodeling Excellence Award from the National Association… more
Posted on October 14, 2010Elmhurst Kitchen Remodel Wins NARI Award This Elmhurst IL homeowner was faced with an outdated kitchen that lacked functionality, current design appeal, and an integrated eating area. She began working with Normandy Builders Designer Ann Stockard to create a warm and inviting kitchen that would fulfill their goals for the space. The first challenge was… more
Posted on October 14, 2010Award Winning His & Hers Bathroom Remodel The His & Hers Bathroom concept is a fairly common one that can be found in Master Bathrooms throughout the country. Typically this means that there are two sinks, and maybe even two medicine cabinets, one for each person. This Frankfort bathroom by Normandy’s Ann Stockard takes that… more
Posted on September 3, 2010We are on a roll! Just a few weeks back we shared that Normandy was ranked #10 nationally by Remodeling Magazine. We’ve just received our second recognition as the largest remodeling company in Illinois, as ranked by the national publication, Qualified Remodeler Magazine. Why is that good news for our customers? Well, size has its advantages. We… more
Posted on September 1, 2010Finding the right mix of function and relaxation is the key to creating a Great Room or Family Room that suits your family. Normandy’s Troy Pavelka lends his thoughts to how to maintain the right balance in this issue of West Suburban Living magazine.
Posted on September 1, 2010Making the most of the investment in your home is top of mind for most people considering a renovation. Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner shares her thoughts on some of the best ways to spend your remodeling dollars to get the most bang for your buck.
Posted on August 24, 2010We’re very proud to be named as the #10 Full Service Remodeling Firm in the US by Remodeling Magazine. As one of the largest Remodeling Companies in the US, we can thank our thousands of happy customers over the past 30 years for helping us grow and earn this recognition. Thank you for helping Normandy… more
Posted on August 1, 2010One of the smartest ways to prepare for your renovation is to make sure you allow ample time to plan your remodel. This particular project had a dramatic transformation from a typical ranch, see the before photo and learn more about the changes they made to this home.
Posted on April 1, 2010Normandy Builders Receives 2010 Angie’s List Super Service Award We are thrilled to announce that Normandy Builders has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor given only to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List.This is the second year in a row that Normandy Builders has… more
Posted on January 1, 2010This stunning vintage inspired bathroom is a beautiful combination of old and new. His and hers console sinks and a generously sized corner shower make this bathroom as functionally stellar as it is attractive.
Posted on January 1, 2010This 1950’s home got a complete re-imagining, thanks to the talents of Normandy Designers Chris Ebert and Troy Pavelka. Learn about how this typical ranch home got a stylish addition that the homeowners simply adore.
Posted on December 1, 2009They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, which is certainly true of this recently remodeled kitchen by Normandy Designer Vince Weber. This open layout kitchen is designed to have a very close relationship with the adjoining living room. Learn more about this North Shore kitchen remodel in this issue of Chicago Home Improvement.
Posted on November 9, 2009It’s important to find a designer who can help you translate your vision into the kitchen you’ve always wanted. In this issue of Glancer Magazine, Normandy Designer Chris Ebert is profiled, and he discusses his approach to design.
Posted on October 19, 2009Being included on the list of the top remodelers in the country is an honor indeed. We are even more excited to share that this year we are ranked #28 among this prestigious list of remodelers across America. We have our wonderful customers to thank for helping us grow and thrive over the years, and… more
Posted on October 19, 2009Angie’s List is a great resource for anyone looking to gain authentic insight on the companies they choose to work with. We are proud to have a fabulous ranking, and a strong group of Normandy supporters on Angie’s List. Our customers’ praise has been so noteworthy, it has earned us a 2009 Super Service Award…. more
Posted on October 19, 2009What are the benefits of working with a larger, full service remodeler? Well, some of our clients’ favorites are stability, competitive pricing, and excellent service. Not to mention an experienced staff to minimize unpleasant remodeling surprises, and a beautiful showroom to make the selections process quick and easy. For all of these reasons, and many… more
Posted on October 19, 2009Our sincerest “Thanks!” to the readers of the Hinsdale Doings for your votes that won Normandy the Readers Choice Award! We love our hometown, and are grateful that we get to be such an integral part of such a wonderful community.
Posted on October 19, 2009We’re honored to be named among the Chicagoland Market Leaders for 2009. We love creating stunning home renovations and additions for our customers, so perhaps it not surprising then that we’ve grown to become one of the largest design build companies in the Chicago metro area. A big “Thank You” to all our customers who have… more
Posted on October 19, 2009While we excel in full home remodels and additions, we do quite a few major kitchen remodels and master bathroom remodels. In fact, among full service remodelers, we were named among the 2009 Kitchen & Bath Leaders, due to the large number of these types of projects we complete every year. This gives us a… more
Posted on October 19, 2009To ensure that we are providing a stellar remodeling experience for our customers, we routinely survey homeowners after our renovation work is complete. We are always thrilled to see their positive experiences and high marks come through, and it is through these consistently high ratings that we receive this year’s GuildMaster award from GuildQuality. See… more
Posted on October 16, 2009This Wilmette family is flying high after their recent kitchen remodel took home a “Best of the Best” Award from Professional Remodeler Magazine. Created by Normandy Designer Vince Weber, this kitchen incorporates a small addition, to give them much needed space, and opened up an adjoining wall to connect the kitchen to the rest of… more
Posted on October 16, 2009This Clarendon Hills addition and exterior renovation turned a typical suburban home into a show-stopper. Created by Normandy Designer Stephanie Bryant, CKD; the addition included a new family room, as well as the exterior facelift. Square columns, low roof pitches and many other details give this home a Craftsman inspired style, one that was skillfully… more
Posted on October 14, 20091950s Ranch Home Makeover This 1950s ranch home in Glen Ellyn was almost overlooked by the homeowners because of the lack of curb appeal, but with the low supply of available houses at the time, they went ahead with the purchase and hoped it had high potential. Working with Normandy Design Manager Troy Pavelka and… more
Posted on October 1, 2009This Countryside kitchen, created by Ann Stockard, was featured in the most recent issue of West Suburban Living. Read the article to learn about all the special touches that make this kitchen truly unique. Save
Posted on October 19, 2008We are honored to be listed among the Top 500 Remodelers in the U.S. We have our dedicated employees and wonderful customers to thank for our consistent growth, we could not have done it without you! Check out the list in its entirety, or set up an appointment to talk about your renovation today.
Posted on October 19, 2008A big “Thank You” to our customers for helping us to win a 2008 Guildmaster Award! Your kind words and great reviews helped propel us to win the distinguished Guildmaster award from GuildQuality. You can read some of the individual customer comments and check out our overall rating at GuildQuality.com.
Posted on October 16, 2008We’re thrilled to announce that this kitchen remodel recently won a “Best of the Best” award from Professional Remodeler Magazine! This classic white kitchen is loaded with storage, making the most of every available inch. The breakfast nook has ample seating and is flooded with natural light. Find photos of more kitchen renovations or set… more
Posted on October 1, 2008Read more about this lovely home addition that landed on the cover of this month’s issue of Chicago Home Improvement.
Posted on July 1, 2008We are proud to announce that, once again, Normandy Builders has been named the Chicago Market leader. Being one of the largest Design/Build Remodelers in Chicagoland has its perks. Our 8,000 square foot showroom makes the selections process quick and easy for our customers. Our strong relationships with suppliers mean competitive pricing and great value… more
Posted on January 1, 2008The addition to this Foursquare home in Western Springs included a beautiful bathroom renovation. In this issue of West Suburban Living you can read all about this vintage inspired bathroom. Save
Posted on December 1, 2007It is a great honor to announce that Normandy Builders has been named the 2007 Remodeler of the Year by Professional Remodeler Magazine. Read the article to learn more about this prestigious distinction and how Normandy’s old fashioned values and business sense continue to bring accolades and recognition within the remodeling industry.
Posted on November 8, 2007Many thanks to Trib Local for covering news of our Remodeler of the Year award win. You can read the complete Trib Local article right here…
Posted on November 1, 2007In this issue of Professional Remodeler Magazine you can read all about the sunroom addition that earned Troy Pavelka a “Best of the Best” award. Save
Posted on November 1, 2007We’re excited to see one of our beautiful kitchens featured in a Plain & Fancy advertorial in this month’s Metropolitan Home Magazine. What do you think, is this a look you’d like for your home?
Posted on October 19, 2007We are very proud to announce that Normandy Builders has been named the 2007 Chicago Market Leader. Normandy’s size and experience means our projects get that “little extra” from our suppliers, giving our customers a smooth remodeling experience combined with great value and service.
Posted on October 16, 2007This sunroom addition by Normandy Designer Troy Pavelka received a 2007 “Best of the Best” award from Professional Remodeler Magazine. Despite its small size, this room addition has a great deal of design complexity. “According to the local zoning commission, the home could not take up any more than 25 percent of its buildable site,”… more
Posted on March 17, 2007Wondering what’s the next big thing in bathroom remodeling? Bringing the spa experience home has become a trend that’s likely to have some serious staying power. Read all about these bathroom trends and tips in this issue of Chicago Tribune Magazine Home Design.
Posted on December 1, 2004Love white kitchens? Check out this issue of This Old House Magazine to find a stunning white kitchen by the talented Normandy team.
Posted on October 19, 2004Normandy is proud to join the ranks of other top remodeling companies across the US as a 2004 inductee to “The Big50,” as awarded by Remodeling Magazine. This distinction recognizes business excellence, professionalism and integrity through exemplary business practices, unique design, and extraordinary impact on their community or the industry at large.
Posted on October 16, 2000Recently, a Hinsdale residence underwent a 2 story addition by Normandy Designer Stephanie Bryant, CKD. The addition beautifully complemented the existing historic structure, it was recognized by the Hinsdale Historic Preservation Society.