Tag Archive: Hinsdale

What is the Difference between Cooktops and Rangetops?

Posted on August 7, 2015

There are a wide variety of kitchen design solutions that would make a cooktop or rangetop the right solution for your kitchen, rather than a traditional stove. For example, if the kitchen has multiple work zones, or multiple ovens, it may be practical to separate the cooking surface from the oven below. While cooktops and… more

Hinsdale Home Show is this Saturday!

Posted on April 6, 2015

Join us Saturday April 11, 2015 at the Second Annual Hinsdale Home Show, presented by the Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce. Normandy Designers will be on hand to discuss your potential home addition, kitchen remodel or home renovation project. Plus, at 1PM award-winning Normandy Designer Leslie Molloy, CKD; will be presenting an educational kitchen remodeling seminar… more

Pops of Color Can Be Slight, With Decorative Pendant Lights

Posted on January 15, 2015

Today, homeowners enjoy having multiple layers of lighting in order to have more flexibility within their space.  Whether it is in the kitchen or in a casual setting, different moods and tasks call for different light fixtures. “Pendant lights are a functional targeted task light that can further enhance the style of the space,” says… more

Embracing the Character of a Living Finish

Posted on November 7, 2014

When beginning your home remodeling project, selections can be the most crucial aspect. This is even more true when choosing materials that have “living” characteristics, that may change naturally over time. Understanding the characteristics of your material selections is important when you are deciding whether or not you’d like to preserve the original look of… more

Aspiring Design Apprentice

Posted on August 27, 2014

At Normandy Remodeling, we’re always eager to find young design talent, but a recent visit from an apprentice designer proved how early the passion for design can be ignited. Normandy Designer Leslie Molloy, CKD has frequently shared her expertise and experience with new designers to the team, and has proven to be a great teacher… 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

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

Incorporating A Beverage Center Into Your Kitchen

Posted on January 29, 2014

Including a beverage center in the kitchen, or close to the kitchen, has been growing in popularity since the kitchen has become more of a gathering space.  “A beverage center is definitely becoming a must-have for homeowners that entertain,” says Normandy Designer Leslie Lee.  “It’s a great tool for spreading out the traffic flow, allowing… 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

Popular Hinsdale Concert Series Returns This Summer

Posted on June 12, 2012

Hinsdale’s “Uniquely Thursdays” are returning again for the 10th summer in a row.  The concert series features a variety of music provided by ten different bands.  The family friendly event is sponsored by local businesses, including Hinsdale based, Normandy Remodeling.  Normandy will be giving away different items each week to the kids and have a… more

Hinsdale Voted Top Town of the Western Suburbs

Posted on May 4, 2012

West Suburban Living Magazine recently ranked Hinsdale, IL the top western suburb!  The rankings were based on qualities that are generally valued by everyone, such as the total crime index, high school graduation rate and home values. At Normandy, we’re happy to call Hinsdale home because we recognize and appreciate the closeness of the community and… 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