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Remodeling Creates an Opportunity for Charity

Posted on June 9, 2011

Normandy Builders has been remodeling Chicago area homes for over 30 years, and many of these remodeling projects include a kitchen renovation. In some cases the cabinetry being removed is nearly new or in such great shape that the homeowners are looking for an alternative to simply throwing these items in the trash. In these… more

Kitchen Design Trend Toward Adding Texture

Posted on April 20, 2011

  Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan discusses the trend in kitchen design toward incorporating texture into the space through cabinetry, tile and countertop selections.

Master Suite Makeover

Posted on April 4, 2011

These homeowners had a master bathroom adjoining their master bedroom, but something wasn’t quite as it should be…it wasn’t quite ready to be called a “master suite”. A “master suite” evokes ideas of tranquility and personal sanctuary where you can recharge your batteries and soothe your mind. But what if your current master bedroom/master bathroom… more

Green Remodeling Trends

Posted on March 30, 2011

Normandy Design Manager Troy Pavelka, LEED Green Associate, discusses some common environmentally friendly choices Chicago area homeowners are including in their remodeling projects. You can also sign up to attend Troy’s FREE Green Remodeling Seminar entitled “Commonsense Green Remodeling“.  

Bathroom Remodeling Color Trends

Posted on March 28, 2011

Jennifer Runner, AKBD and Designer for Normandy Builders discusses the most common color trends she’s finding in today’s bathroom remodeling projects.    

Helping our Community through Habitat for Humanity

Posted on March 18, 2011

Over the years, we here at Normandy have collected all sorts of odds and ends from our 8,000 square foot showroom and our adventures in remodeling. Our vendor partners will occasionally send some great quality product samples or displays that either don’t make it on our showroom floor or were displayed only briefly. These items… more

Normandy Showroom Hosting Charity Event

Posted on February 25, 2011

We’ll be welcoming a private school from Downers Grove to our showroom for a silent auction and benefit event on March 19. If you’re interested in an evening of good food, fun and entertainment, then we hope you’ll join us. Ticket information is available through the school, just click here for more details. If you are… more

Design Inspiration

Posted on February 25, 2011

Normandy Designer Gary Cerek meets with clients every day who are looking for him to take their design ideas and bring them together in a beautiful addition, a new kitchen, or major renovation.  But sometimes the toughest part is how to get started.  Gary discusses some of the ways his clients have found inspiration, and… more

Normandy Designer Troy Pavelka Earns LEED Green Associate Certification

Posted on February 25, 2011

You may have heard of LEED and know it has something to do with being green, but might not know much more beyond that. Fortunately, Normandy Designer Troy Pavelka knows quite a bit about green building and remodeling, having recently been awarded the LEED Green Associate credential by the Green Building Certification Institute, a branch… more

Normandy Builders at the St. Charles Home Show

Posted on February 3, 2011

For the second year in a row, Normandy Builders will be exhibiting at the Old House New House Home Show at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles IL February 11-13. Normandy’s booth will be staffed with experienced designers ready to talk about additions, kitchens, bathrooms, and finished basements. Normandy’s booth will also be showcasing… more