2013 Remodeling Excellence Award

As 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 Normandy Designer John Long to add on to their home, which would not White cabinets for craft room created by Normandy Designer John Longonly give them the extra space needed in the kitchen and casual dining area, but also facilitate space for gift wrapping and storage for their wine collection.

“The new kitchen features beautiful dark cherry cabinets and a large island, making the space warm and inviting to guests.  We also included a separate wine cooler and bar area near the dining space to ease the overall traffic flow,” says John.

“Underneath the new kitchen houses the custom wine cellar and an ideal space for crafts and gift wrapping, with organized storage and an island to work on.  This is a great example of how investing in your current home is a way to achieve everything on your wish list, without having to start over.”

The final transformation is stunning, and has been recognized with a First Place Remodeling Excellence Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Chicagoland.


bar area on main level ideas created by Normandy Designer John Long

Wine storage ideas created by Normandy Designer John Long

hutch like cabinet piece created by Normandy Designer John Longbathroom remodel created by Normandy Designer John Long


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