Tag Archive: addition

Prepping Your Neighbor for Your Addition

Posted on February 19, 2019

So you’ve decided to start a renovation project on your home. Have you talked to your neighbors about your plans? You should! It’s important to prep your neighbors and make them aware of changes that may affect them. Here are a few things that you can do to keep a good relationship with those on… more

What You Need to Know Before Building an Addition

Posted on July 13, 2018

So, you think you want to build an addition? It’s time to start doing your homework. How close is your home to your property line? What are your municipality requirements? Do you know what FAR stands for? Keep reading to learn how to move things forward. We’ve got a step-by-step guide from Normandy Designer John… more

What You Need to Know About Backyard Additions

Posted on June 11, 2018

It’s summer. The sun is shining, there’s a beautiful breeze. This time of year in Chicago can be pretty great. But sadly, we all know it’s short-lived. Maybe you dream about cutting into your backyard space with an addition, but you aren’t sure if it’s a recipe for regret. We asked Normandy Designer Maury Jones… more

Evanston Split-Level Transformation

Posted on February 21, 2017

Split-level style homes are extremely common in the Midwest. That doesn’t mean that this style is a favorite, in fact many homeowners feel that a typical split-level can lack curb appeal. This leads many to remodel their exterior, opting for a different architectural style. In the case of this Evanston home addition, this split-level became… more

Top 5 Home Remodeling Trends for 2017

Posted on December 28, 2016

Remodeling is hotter than ever, with no signs of a slowdown in the future. While each family and home has a different set of needs, there are some consistent trends that have emerged for home renovations.  According to Normandy Designers, this year’s most popular home remodeling trends are all about adding on, getting organized and… more

Brick Match Basics

Posted on August 26, 2014

Adding on to your home can pose a myriad of otherwise forgotten challenges in creating a cohesive look between the old and new spaces.  Depending on how these challenges are handled, the result can either diminish the look of your new room addition or, if done properly, can make the new addition look like it’s… more

Casement Windows vs Double Hung

Posted on September 19, 2013

No home can be complete without windows. They play an essential part and have a significant influence in the function and look of your home. Windows come in different shapes and sizes, but casement and double-hung are two types of windows that you’ll likely encounter the most. What’s the difference between these windows, and which… more