Tag Archive: design build

Navigating a Home Remodel: What You Can Expect

Posted on January 11, 2017

As a design build firm, Normandy takes away the hassle of coordinating a remodel or home addition. Why? We combine interior design, architecture and construction under one roof. With us, you will work with a designer, who will be your point of contact for your project. While remodeling can seem overwhelming, your designer will help… more

Classic Meets Playful for this Victorian Kitchen Remodel in Hinsdale

Posted on April 8, 2016

The homeowners of this 1920’s, Victorian foursquare style home shared a love of classic architecture and antique finds, collected over many years in their travels throughout Europe and the U.S.   So when it came time to remodel their kitchen, they knew that maintaining a unique and vintage style was important. But because this busy family… more

Online Reviews are Key to Finding the Best Remodeler

Posted on June 24, 2014

Choosing the right company to help you remodel your home involves a leap of faith.  Unlike many other purchases you make, you can’t buy from 3 different companies, compare the items, and return the ones you don’t like.  So how do you decide which company will be best for you? One of the most valuable… 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

Casement Windows vs Double Hung

Posted on September 19, 2013

“Choosing between casement windows and double hung windows are really based on personal preference for the most part,” says Normandy Designer Leslie Molloy, CKD. “Casement windows add more architectural detail to a home, which some people are really drawn to.  Also, if you’re a big “open the windows and let the fresh air in” person,… more

Clay Roof Tiles vs Synthetic

Posted on September 18, 2013

Clay roofing tiles give certain style homes, such as Mediterranean style and bungalows, such an authentic and distinct look which is why homeowners love them.  They also come in a variety of colors and really act as a design element of their own.  Not to mention, these tiles are going to last about 100 years,… more

Benefits of the Design Build Process

Posted on August 14, 2013

We get asked so often what the difference is between architects, construction companies and design build firms.  So we thought we’d take a minute to share what the difference is and what you can expect from a design build firm. “I would say the biggest difference between a design build firm and traditional remodeling methods… more

Color Matched Congratulations

Posted on May 31, 2013

One of Jennifer Runner’s fabulous clients sent her a flower arrangement to say “Thanks” for all the design work she’s done for their upcoming project, and as a “Congratulations” for her recent National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) 30 Under 30 win.  Jennifer was flattered by the gesture, and quickly realized that she and her… more