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Two Story Addition for Urban Dwelling

Posted on December 4, 2019

This young family of five had grown out of space and was tired of living in cramped quarters. For starters, there weren’t enough bedrooms for everyone, not to mention the five of them were sharing one full bath. The kitchen was outdated and had poor functionality, the basement was used as their default family room… more

Normandy’s ‘Teamsgiving’

Posted on November 21, 2019

Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie…everyone knows the key dishes to the traditional Thanksgiving Dinner. But, at our ‘Teamsgiving’, the perfect dish is whatever you bring to share. One of our crowd-pleasers this year was a yummy Cranberry Jalapeno Dip. Below is the recipe in case you want to add it to your Thanksgiving… more

Happiness is Homemade

Posted on November 21, 2019

One of our annual traditions is a Thanksgiving Feast where everyone brings their favorite dish to share. Some recipes are passed down from generations and below is a classic example – Gingerbread Cookies.   ENJOY! Soft Gingerbread Cookies – Best for Eating Ingredients: 1 cup butter 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 2/3 cup molasses 4 cups… more

Incorporating A Beverage Center Into Your Kitchen

Posted on November 12, 2019

Including a beverage center in the kitchen, or close to the kitchen, is a growing trend since the kitchen has become more of a gathering space.  “A beverage center is definitely becoming a must-have for homeowners that entertain,” says Normandy Designer Leslie Lee.  “It’s a great tool for spreading out the traffic flow, allowing the… more

No ‘Double-Trouble’ Bathroom

Posted on November 8, 2019

Sharing a bathroom with a sister can be tough to stay out of each other’s hair. And the parents of these twin girls knew they needed to plan for the pre-teen and teen years. So, Normandy Designers Troy Pavelka and Kathryn O’Donovan came up with a layout that keeps harmony for two these sweet girls…. more

Custom-Built Entertainment Center

Posted on November 8, 2019

As you get ready to hibernate for the winter, you will most likely spend a great deal of time in your favorite hibernation spot – your family room. One of the best ways to stay cozy and happy is a custom entertainment center built around your needs, wants and your room’s layout. “This floor to… more

Cheers to Basement Bars

Posted on November 8, 2019

After a long day, nothing beats a relaxing glass of wine or a craft cocktail with family and friends– which is why many homeowners are taking advantage of unused living space to build their own basement bar. An at-home bar in your basement provides a prime spot for entertaining. “From custom cabinetry to comfy bar… more

Flexible Workstation for the Family

Posted on November 8, 2019

If you’re tired of everyone’s phones, laptops, and paperwork hogging the kitchen countertop, you’re not alone. A custom-built desk area in your kitchen may be just what you need. A chic spot nestled into your kitchen can function as a message center for your busy family and help you stay organized. Some consider a kitchen… more

Is an Extra-Long Island Right for Me?

Posted on November 7, 2019

As kitchens have become more and more connected to our living spaces, they’ve changed from being solely functional to being social gathering hubs. Islands are often a central player, having a whole host of roles now, and the longer it is – the more you can pack into it. Extra-long islands can be multi-purpose and… more

Dollars and Sense

Posted on November 5, 2019

As soon as you took out a mortgage, you probably couldn’t wait until the day when it was paid off. But when that day finally comes, what should you do? Don’t kick up your feet just yet…it might be a good idea to put some careful thought into what you’ll do with the extra money…. more