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A New Shape on Corbels in the Kitchen

Posted on March 9, 2018

Corbels have long been used to add interest and detail in a kitchen. But even though these decorative brackets have been around for ages, their style has evolved. Currently, flowery and overly-ornate corbels are out. Want to know what corbels are in? We’ll let Normandy Designer Laura Barber tell you… “In terms of design, many… more

Master Bath Considerations: Adding a His and Hers Shower

Posted on March 1, 2018

Are you considering including a ‘his and hers’ shower in your master bathroom renovation? Before you start picking out matching showerheads, consider these five points from Normandy Designer Leslie Molloy, CKD. Is your bathroom large enough to accommodate this type of shower? “The first, most important consideration for a his and her shower is whether… more

The Timeless Appeal of a White Kitchen

Posted on February 19, 2018

Are you wondering if white kitchens are just a passing trend? Well, we have news. They aren’t going anywhere. In fact, white kitchens have been in style for decades. Just ask Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner Cross, she’s seen it all. Here’s her reasoning on why white will continue to have a timeless appeal. “White has… more

Kitchen Remodel Trends: Engineered Stone Explained

Posted on February 12, 2018

While granite is by no means outdated, more home renovations are starting to incorporate engineered stone countertops. Quartz is a durable and beautiful option that has won the hearts of many homeowners. Here are insights from Normandy Designer Lisa McManus on how this countertop material came to be so beloved. Quartz, also used interchangeably with… more

Hottest Home Remodeling Trends of 2018

Posted on January 30, 2018

While the concept of remodeling isn’t new, there are always updated trends that surface each year.  According to the Normandy Remodeling Design Team, this year is all in the details — including architectural elements,   smarter storage solutions and new hardware and fixture finishes. If you are motivated to make a change, here’s where home remodeling… more

Normandy Designers Created Award-Winning Projects for their Clients

Posted on January 25, 2018

What do a kitchen, an entertainment center, a second story addition, and a powder room all have in common?  They are just a sampling of the projects that recently received Remodeling Excellence Awards from NARI Greater Chicagoland. In fact, there were 15 Normandy projects that claimed awards this year, representing renovations from 14 different homes… more

Six Bathroom Remodel Trends to Fall in Love with in 2018

Posted on January 15, 2018

The Designers at Normandy Remodeling have put together six bathroom remodel trends for the New Year. According to them, you’ll be head over heels for the materials, colors and patterns and notice that luxury continues to be desired. So, without further ado, here is what you can expect to fall in love with over and over again in 2018 and for… more

A Kitchen Wish List Fulfilled

Posted on January 10, 2018

Feast your eyes on this adorable breakfast nook addition by Normandy Designer Vince Weber. It’s proof that even the smallest expansion projects can make a big difference. The extra square footage, coupled with a kitchen remodel, brought function and an eclectic new style to this Highland Park Home. “For this family, the kitchen was the… more

Kitchen Remodeling Trends to Look for in 2018

Posted on January 5, 2018

The number one request is a kitchen design that will withstand the test of time. So it’s no surprise that the theme projected for 2018 kitchen remodeling is timeless without being tired. Spaces will feature plenty of classic design decisions, but with an edge. Think new tile patterns, mixing up finishes and bolder choices for… more

Why You’ll Love Having a Second Fridge

Posted on January 2, 2018

It’s always a good idea to add a second refrigerator for drinks, just ask Normandy Designer Leslie Lee. “A second under-counter refrigerator can benefit just about anybody,” said Leslie. “Even if you don’t entertain, it’s nice to take some pressure off your main fridge. You can take all of your drinks out, and open up… more