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The Laundry Room is Moving Up in the World

Posted on April 11, 2019

  Are you tired of lugging your laundry to the first floor or even the basement? When all of the bedrooms are on the second floor it can be a real pain to cart dirty clothing, towels and bed linens downstairs to be washed and dried, only to have to tote it all back upstairs… more

Kenilworth Eclectic Master Suite

Posted on May 11, 2018

The saying goes; three strikes and you’re out. Well, this was the case for a master suite in Kenilworth. Strike 1 – The layout wasn’t working.  The homeowners had to trek through a sitting room and bathroom in order to get to the bedroom. Strike 2 – The aesthetic was tired. Strike 3 – Storage… more

A Kitchen Wish List Fulfilled

Posted on January 10, 2018

Feast your eyes on this adorable breakfast nook addition by Normandy Designer Vince Weber. It’s proof that even the smallest expansion projects can make a big difference. The extra square footage, coupled with a kitchen remodel, brought function and an eclectic new style to this Highland Park Home. “For this family, the kitchen was the… more

Kitchen Designs That Do Double Duty on Dishes

Posted on March 17, 2017

There are plenty of features that can be doubled up in a kitchen. For example, many spaces have both a main sink and a prep sink. In some cases, kitchens can even have two islands to help manage food preparation and entertaining. Another scenario where two is better than one is when it comes to… more

Renovating Your Home: Mastering Fireplace Mantels

Posted on March 4, 2016

A fireplace not only provides warmth and a cozy atmosphere, it also creates the opportunity for a focal point within the space.  As a rule of thumb when completing an addition or major remodel, it is important to select materials that are consistent with the rest of the home. This also rings true when it… more

Breaking Down Architectural Home Styles

Posted on February 22, 2016

You can expect to see a diverse sampling of architectural styles throughout the Chicagoland area. While it’s easy to appreciate the beauty of ornate Victorian homes and charming Colonials, it can be difficult to identify all of their defining characteristics. A better understanding of what makes a Tudor style different from a Spanish style home,… more

Top Three Home Addition Regrets

Posted on January 29, 2016

Additions are a great option for homeowners who need some extra space, but want to stay in their current neighborhood. However, there are a few items to consider before moving forward. Here are three of the biggest home addition concerns that many homeowners encounter, and tips from Normandy Designer Vince Weber for how to avoid… more

Top It Off With An Accent

Posted on July 27, 2015

Homeowners searching for a unique “wow” factor in their next home remodeling project would do well to try looking up. The 5th wall (your ceiling) is a frequently ignored surface in your home, one that can make a huge impact on the space if given a little special attention. Some folks are content to simply… more

The Formation of a Home Elevator Installation

Posted on December 16, 2014

            These Northbrook residents, who have worked closely with Normandy Designer Vince Weber over the years for prior renovations, love their house and wanted to be sure they could stay in their home as long as possible as they aged.  “One of the challenges they were concerned about for the… more