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Hinsdale Voted Top Town of the Western Suburbs

Posted on May 4, 2012

West Suburban Living Magazine recently ranked Hinsdale, IL the top western suburb!  The rankings were based on qualities that are generally valued by everyone, such as the total crime index, high school graduation rate and home values. At Normandy, we’re happy to call Hinsdale home because we recognize and appreciate the closeness of the community and… more

The Remodeler’s Remodel: The Final Reveal

Posted on May 1, 2012

It’s taken some time, but now that the remodel is complete, Normandy Designer Leslie Lee‘s home has taken a huge leap into the 21st century.  With her kitchen remodel receiving the biggest overhaul, the rest of the house received some needed updates as well, such as the powder room and a new front door.  Leslie is overjoyed with… more

The Remodel is Really Cookin’!

Posted on April 6, 2012

The appliances are in, meaning the end is in sight for this beautiful kitchen remodel.  The Abt appliances selected by Normandy Designer Leslie Lee finally make the space feel like a kitchen, and she can’t wait to get started cooking and entertaining guests – and this kitchen is perfect for both!  To catch up on the remodel, start… more

A Touch of Backsplash

Posted on April 3, 2012

The backsplash tile is now going in to Normandy Designer Leslie Lee‘s new and improved kitchen.  The tile brings the room together just as she had hoped, and I think you’ll agree that it adds a lovely dimension to her newly remodeled kitchen.  You can follow the entire kitchen renovation from the beginning by clicking here. The backsplash… more

Countertops are Here

Posted on March 23, 2012

The end is drawing near as Normandy Designer Leslie Lee shares the progress of her kitchen renovation, step by step as she experiences it.  This steady renovation progress is due in large part to our amazing project superintendent, Rick Ruh.  Rick has kept a close eye on the schedule and all the details for Leslie’s… more

Cabinets Bring the Kitchen to Life

Posted on March 19, 2012

A kitchen remodel can be so exciting, and if you aren’t living through yours right now then we have your fix.  Normandy Designer Leslie Lee has been blogging about her kitchen renovation since it began and today we get to see one of the biggest design elements be placed…the kitchen cabinets. Gary, Sophie, and I… more

Brown Irish Soda Bread

Posted on March 16, 2012

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I began searching for an authentic Irish Soda Bread recipe that I could create for my family.  Proving once again that it’s not what you know, but who you know, I found just what I was looking for from Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan.  Kathryn was raised in Ireland and… more

A Window to the World

Posted on March 15, 2012

What goes into a kitchen remodel?  Normandy Designer Leslie Lee is sharing her personal kitchen renovation to give us a glimpse of what you may experience as your kitchen is remodeled.  You can start reading her story from the beginning, just click here. “Ahh… A sigh of relief in the Lee household.  The hideous garden… more

Countertop Selection Time

Posted on March 2, 2012

Take a journey through a kitchen remodel as it happens.  Normandy Designer Leslie Lee is renovating her personal kitchen and is sharing the renovation experience with us in real time.  You can start at the beginning of Leslie’s kitchen remodeling project by clicking here, or you can jump her second, third or fourth posts. “A… more