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A Master Bathroom Worthy of a Toast

Posted on February 14, 2019

After 12 years in the home, this young family was done living with a master bathroom that was worn out, outdated and not working for them. Prior to renovating, the master bath consisted of a large jetted tub, small standing shower, double sink vanity, separate water closet, and average walk-in closet. The existing flooring throughout… more

Normandy is coming to the North Shore!

Posted on February 4, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that this April we will open our second Design Studio, conveniently located on the North Shore! Our new North Shore Design Studio will be opening April 2019 and will be located at 2929 Central Street in Evanston. As with many of our remodeling jobs, it starts with a need or a growing family,… more

Toe Kick Drawers are the Cabinets You Didn’t Know You Needed

Posted on January 29, 2019

Cabinetry defines your kitchen, and storage is usually at the top of everyone’s list. So it’s no surprise that you want to squeeze every last bit of functionality out of your layout. Toe kick drawers are probably one of the best kept storage secrets and something to consider, especially if you’re working with a small… more

Sorting Through Countertop Choices

Posted on January 25, 2019

The countertop is an essential part of the kitchen; it’s where all the action takes place and sets the tone and feel of the space. There is almost an endless selection of materials, styles and finishes to choose from, so Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider weighed in on a few of her favorites. “People are always… more

Giving Wood a Second Life

Posted on January 25, 2019

“There isn’t a piece of reclaimed wood that I wouldn’t or couldn’t try to use,” said Normandy Designer Karen Chanan.  Reclaimed wood isn’t just for rustic spaces – its beauty makes it versatile for many different design styles.        Mixing and matching with existing wood finishes is one of the benefits of reclaimed… more

Normandy Remodeling Prevails at NARI Remodeling Excellence Awards;Wins in Multiple Design Categories

Posted on January 23, 2019

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) recently held their annual Remodeling Excellence Awards, where Normandy Remodeling was honored with eight awards within the kitchen remodel, home addition and bathroom remodeling categories. The Remodeling Excellence Awards are bestowed to Chicagoland designers and contractors who have demonstrated exceptional designs in remodeling projects within the past… more

Your Best Home for Your Best Self in 2019

Posted on January 17, 2019

We’ve got a lot planned for our homes in 2019, and this year is all about making your home its best self. Forget what it was or what it “should” be, people are looking at their homes in new and creative ways, finding the freedom to make changes to the layout, to the look, and… more

Modern Master Bathroom Makeover

Posted on January 11, 2019

This busy family of 5 was ready to create a modern master bathroom that would be luxurious and low maintenance. They were tired of their outdated bathroom that had an awkward layout and did not suit their active lifestyle. Since they had worked with Normandy Designer Brooke Voris on a previous project, they knew just… more

Get the Steam Out

Posted on January 8, 2019

Are you constantly fighting the bathroom mildew battle? Chances are, you are not using your bathroom exhaust fan long enough. Most people only run the fan while they are showering and shut it off thinking it’s done its job. But that’s a common mistake. Bathroom exhaust fans are about more than just eliminating odors, the… more

Bathroom Remodeling Trends for 2019

Posted on January 8, 2019

You may not think of bathrooms as being subjected to trends, but they absolutely evolve as people’s preferences change. We’ve talked with the Normandy Designers to find out what they’re expecting to see in master bathrooms this year, and we think you’ll like what they have in mind. Streamlined Showering – Just a few years… more