Tag Archive: bathroom remodeling

Enhancing Shower Niches with Decorative Tile

Posted on April 6, 2017

A shower niche may be small, but it can play a mighty role in your bathroom. In fact, this fundamental alcove has the potential for so much more than just storing shampoo. It can also provide your shower with a beautiful focal point. Here are some insights from Normandy Designer Ashley Noethe on why and… more

Bathroom Remodeling Ideas: Shower Shaving Niche

Posted on March 25, 2017

Many women can relate to the act of balancing in the shower while trying to shave their legs. Because showers come in all shapes and sizes, there might not be enough space to add a bench to eliminate that problem when planning your bathroom remodel. However, there are still some creative solutions to help meet your… more

Do I Need a Bathtub in my Master Bathroom?

Posted on October 6, 2015

Oversized bathtub or spa-inspired shower? It’s a question that many people ponder when preparing to remodel their master bathroom. Before you take the plunge, here are a few things to consider. “It may seem obvious, but when making this decision, the first thing to think about is whether you prefer a shower or bath,” said… more

Less Is More for Wall Hung Toilets

Posted on June 26, 2015

When you think about what you want in a stylish and beautiful bathroom, you probably don’t give much thought to the toilet.  With a few exceptions, the toilets we typically encounter do not necessarily enhance the design of the room, but rather are a necessary component of the bathroom that offers little in the way… more

1950’s Ranch Becomes “Forever Home”

Posted on February 27, 2015

After recently purchasing their single story La Grange home, these empty-nesters worked closely with Normandy Designer Leslie Lee to accomplish their remodeling goals. This 1950’s ranch style home was designed to reflect the ever-changing tastes and lifestyles of these homeowners and their ability to age comfortably in their forever home. The existing rooms were reconfigured and remodeled… more

Porcelanosa Tile Now at The Normandy Showroom

Posted on July 1, 2014

We are excited to announce that the Normandy Hinsdale Showroom now features the unique look of Porcelanosa tiles.  These European tiles are particularly intriguing for fans of Contemporary design, and can create a striking design statement in any room. The Normandy Design Team is excited to add Porcelanosa to their design arsenal to further expand… more

Designer Adds Her Personal “Touch” to First Floor Powder Room

Posted on June 27, 2014

Normandy Designer Leslie Molloy, CKD and her husband were first attracted to their home because of the surroundings.  Large trees border the creek and pond in the backyard of the home, giving a sense of distance and serenity.  “The neighborhood was perfect for families and really had the small-town feel we were looking for,” says… more

Bathroom Niche Shelving Moves Beyond the Shower

Posted on May 8, 2014

When deciding whether or not to add a wall niche to the bathroom, it is important to keep in mind the purpose of the shelving. Unlike typical wall shelving, niche shelving is recessed into the wall. This provides homeowners the opportunity to add accent colors, decorative elements and lighting, which further highlight the space. “If… more

Top Ten 2014 Bathroom Trends

Posted on January 20, 2014

In 2014 bathroom remodels are starting to really tailor to the homeowners’ lifestyles with the theme of an “at-home luxury” bathroom becoming a must-have.  People want a space that they feel comfortable in, between the fixtures they’re choosing to the color schemes.  Below are the top 10 bathroom trends identified by our team of award-winning… more

Luxurious Master Suite Renovation

Posted on December 9, 2013

“The goal of this bathroom was to create an elegant and functional master suite, with a hint of vintage glam,” says Normandy Designer Stephanie Bryant.  “To achieve that we used rich tones throughout the space, complemented by touches of glitz.  For instance, the arched French doors to the bathroom are inset with antique glass mirrors… more

The Freestanding Tub Just Got Better

Posted on November 13, 2013

For all those that love their time in the soaking tub, you’re going to appreciate volcanic limestone quite a bit.  Volcanic limestone tubs have been appealing to homeowners because of their ability to sustain heat and the fact that it doesn’t have a surface coating, making it impervious to chipping or peeling.  “Victoria and Albert has really… more

Shower Bench Ideas and Benefits

Posted on September 25, 2013

Incorporating a shower bench is a design element that many homeowners are opting to include for a variety of reasons.  Including a bench is an added convenience to bathing in general, whether that be for sitting and relaxing or to aide women in shaving.  It’s also something to think about if you’re planning on aging… more

AAUW Home Tour Features Remodeled Normandy Home With Latest Design Trends

Posted on September 17, 2013

Preparations for the 62nd Annual AAUW (American Association of University Women) Home Tour are coming together, and this year’s tour promises to be a highlight of the Hinsdale area fall calendar.  The Home Tour will feature five spectacular homes, including a home with a recently remodeled kitchen and bathroom that incorporates some of the hottest trends… more

Jack and Jill Bathroom Layout

Posted on September 11, 2013

A Jack and Jill bathroom is a bathroom that has two doorways, typically accessible from two bedrooms.  “It’s an economical solution to providing a semi private bathroom to two rooms,” says Normandy Designer Stephanie Bryant.  “It’s a great way to give kids and guests extra privacy.  Oftentimes in these bathrooms you’ll find his and her… more

Home Improvements Trends In 2013 [Infographic]

Posted on September 3, 2013

Now, more than ever, homeowners are deciding to improve their homes rather than move. In fact, the percentage of homeowners who feel now is a good time to spend money on home improvement has doubled since 2009, according to a recent survey.  Starting with kitchen trends all the way to yard trends, Normandy Remodeling has put… more

Doorless Shower Designs

Posted on August 19, 2013

Doorless showers are great for making a space seem bigger and more open in general, but there are a few things to keep in mind if you’re set on having one.  The first is that the shower either has to have a curb, like the one in the picture to the left, or be pitched… more

Your Bubble Bath Just Got Better

Posted on June 5, 2013

For all those who relish their time soaking in the tub, you’re going to love one of Kohler‘s latest products.  Select tubs now come with the Bask heated surface, which heats the surface behind your back and neck as you’re soaking; this eliminates that initial cold chill you experience until your skin warms the tub and creates… more

Latest Bathroom Color Trends

Posted on March 7, 2013

There are so many different color schemes and palettes out there for homeowners to choose from, and frankly, it can be overwhelming.  Normandy Designer Karen Chanan was kind enough to take some time and share the top bathroom color trends she’s seeing right now. 1. “Blues are so popular in bathrooms.  No matter the shade,… more

New Spin on Bathroom Banjo Countertops

Posted on March 6, 2013

A banjo countertop is when the countertop from your bathroom vanity carries over across the tank of the toilet. Traditionally, it was used primarily for more countertop space; however, often times today it’s completed with a cabinetry tower on top of it to create additional storage. They can be an especially useful storage solution in a smaller… more

What You Need to Know About Water Tiles

Posted on January 23, 2013

Water tiles are body sprays for your shower that lie almost flush with the wall in your shower, which makes them very appealing when you think of traditional of body sprays that are more obtrusive. “They are a great way to integrate a spa-like atmosphere into your bathroom, while being low profile enough to serve as accents… more

Small Bathroom Storage Ideas

Posted on January 22, 2013

Maximizing storage in a small bathroom is key, but doing it in style can be another issue altogether.  Normandy Designer Leslie Molloy, CKD, was kind enough to share some tips that she uses to create more storage in a small bathroom. “Medicine cabinets are an obvious storage solution, but I’ll take it a step further and recommend… more

Normandy Showroom Remodel is Complete

Posted on November 12, 2012

Although it’s been complete for a couple months, business has been booming and we’re finally finding time to showcase our beautiful new displays! The bathroom display features cool colors and follows a modern style.  The bathroom was designed with a modest budget in mind, showing that stunning results can be achieved with smart design and detailed planning. … more

Bathrooms Without Tubs a Growing Trend

Posted on November 1, 2012

To take out the bathtub or not take out the bathtub – that is the question many homeowners are struggling with.  It seems the days of soaking in the bath have run their course, and people would rather have a bigger, more luxurious shower with body sprays, rainfall shower heads and the like.  So what is… more

“Jennifer Runner is Awesome!”

Posted on October 24, 2012

It’s always nice to know that when people work with us on a remodeling project, they tend to love our staff as much as their new space.  One of our talented designers, Jennifer Runner, recently received another letter from a Naperville client praising her expertise and design skills.  It was so sweet we couldn’t help but share it! “Jennifer Runner… more