Tag Archive: home addition

Twin Suite for the Win

Posted on July 17, 2019

The homeowners’ pre-teen twin girls were rapidly outgrowing the bedroom they have shared since they were born. Troy Pavelka, Normandy Remodeling’s Director of Design created a hip, second story “Twin Suite” above the garage to include two equal sized bedrooms, a play room, and a bathroom, providing them with their own private wing in the… more

Stick with Stucco

Posted on July 15, 2019

One of the best things about an existing stucco exterior is that it’s somewhat uncommon in Chicagoland, making your home unique. It can be tempting to second guess the use of stucco on your home renovations, but don’t.  “When adding on to your home, you might consider cladding the addition in siding to save money,… more

Garage Gains New Design and Storage

Posted on February 3, 2017

Back when this La Grange Park family remodeled their kitchen, they worked with Normandy Designer Ann Stockard. So when it was time to renovate their garage, they knew that she was the right designer for the job. As it stood, their two-car garage was undersized and lacked any sort of suitable storage space. Ann’s creative… more

Whole Home Transformation: From Split Level to Arts and Crafts

Posted on April 6, 2016

The owners of this Palatine split-level preferred the look of an Arts and Crafts style home and were looking for an addition that would result in some traditional curb appeal. However, outward appearance was not the only priority. Additional garage space, a walk-in closet addition for the master suite, family room, mud room and screened-in… more

A Better Quality of Life during a Home Remodeling Project

Posted on December 17, 2015

Here at Normandy, we understand that initial feelings towards living through a home renovation can be described as overwhelming and intrusive. However, as experts in home remodeling, we are here to tell you that this doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, we go to great lengths to make the remodeling process is as… more

The Key to Choosing an Exterior Door

Posted on September 24, 2015

Knock, knock. We have some big news for you. When completing a home addition or major remodel, the type of door you select is just as important as what lies behind it. “Exterior doors are an opportunity to reinforce the style of the home,” says Normandy Designer Gary Cerek. “You need to work with your… more

The Formation of a Home Elevator Installation

Posted on December 16, 2014

            These Northbrook residents, who have worked closely with Normandy Designer Vince Weber over the years for prior renovations, love their house and wanted to be sure they could stay in their home as long as possible as they aged.  “One of the challenges they were concerned about for the… 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

Screen Porch Ideas- Making Your Exterior More Superior

Posted on July 30, 2014

Adding a screen porch to your house can provide some welcome additional living space, and give a boost to the curb appeal of the home as well.  A screen porch addition has many of the same requirements as any other home addition, as well as a few additional considerations due to the exposure to the… more