Tag Archive: Chris Ebert

Naperville Home Remodel Gets Personal and Functional

Posted on February 17, 2017

Your home should reflect your personal style and fulfill the needs and activities of your family. If it doesn’t, it may be time for a remodel. This was the case for a Naperville family, who wanted to update their first floor and master suite to suit their tastes as well as add a home office… more

Where to put the sink if your kitchen doesn’t have windows?

Posted on February 9, 2016

When a kitchen remodel is done right, numerous details that come together to make up a beautiful interior. A few of these particulars include lighting, cabinetry, layout and color palette. “There should always be multiple focal points in the kitchen,” said Normandy Designer Christopher Ebert. “This includes windows, range hoods, decorative cabinets, changes in cabinet… more

Normandy Glam Bar Display at Abt Electronics

Posted on November 20, 2014

The glamorous entry bar, designed exquisitely by Normandy Designer Chris Ebert, is the first of the three new displays you encounter at Abt Electronics in Glenview.  The elegant features, such as the custom linear etching on the intense black engineered stone or the whimsical chandelier that hangs above, capture immediate attention. The curved metal brackets that support the… more

End Furniture Frustrations with Built-In Shelves

Posted on October 7, 2014

How many times have we gone out in search for a piece of furniture to fit the specifications for the style and space of our home? Since we aren’t always fortunate enough to find the perfect piece of furniture to fit between the nooks and crannies in our home, custom built-in storage has become a popular… more

A Masterpiece in the Master Bath

Posted on May 15, 2014

Today’s hectic schedules and busy lifestyles have left little time for enjoying  a warm, relaxing bath.  But that doesn’t mean that people have given up on their own personal water therapy, instead they’ve turned their attention to the shower, which has become the new center piece of the bathroom.  “Showers may be a quick alternative… more

Modern Kitchen Cabinet Styles

Posted on April 8, 2014

During a modern kitchen remodel, it’s common to select full overlay cabinets because they convey the clean lines and minimalism that homeowners want to achieve in the project.  “In a recent project, we took it a step further and selected high gloss cabinets from Plain & Fancy Cabinetry,” says Normandy Designer Chris Ebert.  “The homeowners… 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

Spa-like Bathroom Ideas

Posted on June 24, 2013

The first step to attaining your spa-like bathroom is to determine what feels “spa-like” to you, including colors and layouts.  For these homeowners, carrera marble was a must for their new bathroom because of the simple, soothing colors.  “They knew they wanted it not only for bathroom floor tile, but also on the walls,” says… more

Celebrating a New Kitchen with Salmon and Friends

Posted on March 1, 2013

One of Normandy Designer Chris Ebert’s recent clients insisted he join them for a dinner in their newly remodeled kitchen, and Chris was delighted to join.  They had a fabulous dinner, and Chris had the rare pleasure to truly enjoy a space he helped create.  “The key in this space was to warm it up… more

Normandy Designers Give New Meaning to “Collecting Hardware”

Posted on January 25, 2013

The Normandy Designers recently attended an awards ceremony for the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Greater Chicagoland chapter, and left with almost every single award!  There were eighteen “Remodeling Excellence Awards” were handed out, and various Normandy Remodeling Designers received an astonishing seventeen of them.  The designers were thrilled to have their hard work recognized… 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

Keys to Picking Out Light Fixtures

Posted on August 14, 2012

The light fixtures for our new Showroom display came in and are installed!  They look wonderful and got me thinking about how challenging it can be to select the right light fixture – What color should it be?  How big should it be?  What style should it be? – are some of the questions posed, with… more

Normandy Showroom Undergoes Trendy Remodel

Posted on July 25, 2012

After being a popular showcase in the Normandy Showroom for about 12 years, two of the kitchen displays were ready for an update.  They’re now under construction, and when they wrap up will feature a new transitional kitchen design and a modern bathroom design.  Both will showcase the hottest products in the industry and are spot on with today’s most popular trends…. more

How to add floral picks to your Christmas Tree

Posted on December 16, 2011

Adding floral picks to your Christmas tree can make the tree look fuller and give a natural dimension to your tree.  It also allows you to stray from the typical ornaments and garland and give your Christmas tree a new twist.  In this video, Normandy Designer Chris Ebert shares his tips for shaping floral picks before you add them to… more

Making an Artificial Christmas Tree Look Full

Posted on December 15, 2011

There are times when your standard artificial Christmas tree, or even a real Christmas tree, looks a little too much like the sparse tree from Charlie Brown.  Fortunately, you can make any Christmas tree look fuller by adding the right florals or greenery.  In this video Normandy Designer Chris Ebert shows the way he is… more

Feather Tree Toppers

Posted on December 15, 2011

There are so many options when it comes to choices for topping your Christmas tree, but one of the hot trends is to top your tree with feathers.  In this video, Normandy Designer Chris Ebert shares how simple it is to create a light and airy top for your Christmas tree. Read more about other ideas… more

Create your own Christmas Tree Skirt

Posted on December 13, 2011

The Christmas tree skirt is one of the frequently overlooked, but notable finishing touches for your Christmas tree.  If the theme and colors of your tree vary slightly from year to year, you can add a current, trendy element to your tree by changing up the tree skirt.  In this video, Normandy Designer Chris Ebert shares how easy and… more

Michigan Kitchen Remodel

Posted on August 9, 2011

  She is from Chicago, He is from Marquette, MI and when the time came for them to choose where to raise their young family, they found much of what they were looking for in a charming vintage home in Marquette. The home they selected had stunning lake views, but the current layout of the… more