Tag Archive: home remodeling

What Size Tile is Best?

Posted on July 18, 2019

Floor tile comes in many design, style and size choices. “From one inch mosaics to huge porcelain squares,there is an option for any room size,” says Normandy Designer Amanda Heyland.“Tile size and shape will impact your room and greatly affect the feel of a space, so consider the following tips when deciding which size is… 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

The Suite Life for Sisters

Posted on July 12, 2019

There are two little girls in Winnetka who are definitely living the Suite Life. Normandy Designer’s  Troy Pavelka and Kathryn O’Donovan created a “sister suite” above the garage that gave these girls their own bedrooms, a hangout space and their very own bathroom to share. There are some special touches to this bathroom that keep… 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

Taking The Kitchen Island To The Next Level

Posted on September 4, 2014

The kitchen island is one of the most popular elements that people request in a new kitchen remodel.  Without a doubt, kitchen islands can provide additional work, storage, and dining space; but many people may not know that a few modifications to the typical kitchen island can make them serve even greater functions in the… 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