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Leslie Lawrence, CKD on Kitchen Design Trends

Posted on January 20, 2011

Normandy Builders’ Leslie Lawrence, talks about one of the trends she’s seeing in today’s kitchen design.  Leslie will be presenting our upcoming seminar on Saturday January 29 entitled “Secrets of the Ideal Kitchen”.  The seminar is free, and we’d love to see you there.  Just click here to register!

Normandy Builders Video

Posted on January 15, 2011

We found this video from the archives and thought it would be fun to share.  Hope you enjoy looking into the Normandy ads of the past!  

Leslie Lee Elected to the Hinsdale Chamber Board of Directors

Posted on January 13, 2011

  We are excited to announce that Normandy Designer, Leslie Lee, has recently been elected to the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Leslie will serve a three-year term and will participate on various committees. Normandy has been a member of the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce for over 30 years and has strong ties… more

New Year, New And Improved Home

Posted on December 23, 2010

Now that the dust has settled on at least some of the holiday parties, how did your home stack up?  Was your kitchen the epicenter of entertainment where you and your guests would gather as you worked? Did your home add to your joy of the season, or was it the source of frustration? With… more

Ode to Jen and Ken

Posted on December 23, 2010

We have always known that we work for some of the greatest people in the Chicago area, but this Bartlett clients’ expression of thanks for a great bathroom remodel is one we just had to share.  The “Jen” in the poem is Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner, and the “Ken” in the poem is Normandy Project Manager… more

Classic Christmas

Posted on December 22, 2010

Still haven’t finished decorating your Christmas Tree yet?  Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner was kind enough to share her classic Christmas Tree with us, to provide a little inspiration.  In the ongoing debate of real vs artificial (seems to be pretty split here within our ranks), Jennifer opts for an artificial Douglas Fir tree.  The appeal… more

Modern Laundry Room

Posted on December 16, 2010

Laundry rooms can be a great place to let your style shine. Just because it’s an everyday workspace, doesn’t mean it needs to be boring and utilitarian. Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan recently completed a Laundry Room for a client in South Barrington that has style as well as functionality. This client was looking to create… more

Variations on a Tree

Posted on December 14, 2010

Even if you’re tight on space and time, you can still add some festive glam to your home. Normandy Designer Ann Stockard added this slim champagne tree to her home and decorated it simply. During the daylight hours, this tree is an understated yet elegant addition to her décor. In the evening hours, the warm… more

“…my Mother made sure that the stove looks like an airplane…”

Posted on December 6, 2010

One of our clients recently shared her son’s 4th grade social studies project for his unit on maps. He chose to map his newly completed Normandy kitchen because the kitchen is an important part of his home and his life, as he explains in his paper.  We loved his description of the role his kitchen plays in… more