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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

Fun Filled Saturday in November

Posted on November 12, 2010

This past Saturday was packed with events at our Hinsdale Showroom. We started off the morning with a dynamite Bathroom Remodeling Seminar by Normandy Designer Ann Stockard. Ann, and over 40 of her now closest friends, talked about design, trends, water consumption, and creating your ideal bathing experience.  There were dozens of pictures shared, lots… more

Winter Preparation Checklist

Posted on November 10, 2010

Autumn has arrived, and before the weather turns cold and harsh, there are several things you can do to prep your house for the winter months. With good preventative maintenance, many expensive home repairs can be avoided or minimized. Here is a checklist of things you may want to review or address in the upcoming… more

A True His & Hers Bathroom

Posted on November 4, 2010

This recent master bathroom renovation by Normandy Builders’ Ann Stockard took the his & hers concept that can frequently be found in today’s Master Bathrooms, and extended it further into the shower design. These homeowners were able to greatly expand the size of their shower by shifting the layout of the space.  The rarely used bathtub… more

“We could not ask for better service, cooperation…”

Posted on October 26, 2010

We recently received this lovely letter from one of our clients, and wanted to share their kind words with you:   October 23, 2010 Dear Andy, Loren and I want to say what a pleasure to work with you and your staff during our kitchen remodeling.  We could not ask for better service, cooperation and… more