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A Bathroom Ceiling You Can Look Up To

Posted on August 16, 2019

Whether you’re lying in a bath, or just stretching from a good night’s sleep, looking up at your bathroom ceiling can be so much more than a flat, white surface. With the right attention to detail, your ceiling treatment can create a polished look that elevates the overall feel of the room almost instantly. “There… more

Game Day, Every Day!

Posted on August 16, 2019

We’ve got spirit yes we do…we’ve got spirit how about you? As you can see, these Highland Park homeowners are proud alum of University of Illinois and they wanted to incorporate a collegiate theme into the shower of their basement remodel. Normandy Designer Ashley Noethe did a fantastic job balancing the bright school colors of… more

Let There Be Light

Posted on August 7, 2019

The secret to a great galley kitchen just might be lighting. Galley kitchens have a reputation for being cramped and dark. The way to remedy this is to play with light. “In this kitchen for example, we had to stay within the original footprint. The wall between the kitchen and the living space housed the… more

The Power of Sconces

Posted on August 7, 2019

Better known in just about every other room of the house, sconces actually work wonders in the kitchen. They add a bit of glamour and whimsical function to your kitchen. “It’s a great way to add an unexpected element to the space,” said Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider. “Even though they are smaller, they are just… more

Show Off Shelf

Posted on August 7, 2019

A couple of well-placed shelves in a kitchen can go a long way. The additional surfaces provide room for displaying artwork and other decorative items such as vases or plants. “There are a number of ways you can design shelves to fit in with your specific aesthetic,” said Normandy Designer Laura Barber. “Whether they are… more

An Entry Way that Wows!

Posted on August 7, 2019

The stairs may be the last place a homeowner thinks about updating and they are easy to overlook. But they often dominate the layout and updating them can bring a fresh and modern perspective to your home. “I love the architectural details of this new railing,” said Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider. “The wood banister combined… more

Having Fun With Doors

Posted on July 29, 2019

Are you looking for something other than simple shaker cabinets? Then look no further. We have put together a parade of cabinet doors that are sure to please. “Design doesn’t have to follow any certain pattern to be tailor-made to fit your style,” said Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan. “One way to mix it up is… more

What Size Tile is Best?

Posted on July 18, 2019

Floor tile comes in many design, style and size choices. “From one inch mosaics to huge porcelain squares,there is an option for any room size,” says Normandy Designer Amanda Heyland.“Tile size and shape will impact your room and greatly affect the feel of a space, so consider the following tips when deciding which size is… more

Twin Suite for the Win

Posted on July 17, 2019

The homeowners’ pre-teen twin girls were rapidly outgrowing the bedroom they have shared since they were born. Troy Pavelka, Normandy Remodeling’s Director of Design created a hip, second story “Twin Suite” above the garage to include two equal sized bedrooms, a play room, and a bathroom, providing them with their own private wing in the… more

Stick with Stucco

Posted on July 15, 2019

One of the best things about an existing stucco exterior is that it’s somewhat uncommon in Chicagoland, making your home unique. It can be tempting to second guess the use of stucco on your home renovations, but don’t.  “When adding on to your home, you might consider cladding the addition in siding to save money,… more