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River Rock Retreat for a Master Bathroom

Posted on February 14, 2019

The master bath renovation of this home was a long time in the making. The bathroom was shared by four adults in the home. Not only did the bathroom finishes need to be updated but it was also in need of a function face lift that addressed the longing for a relaxing retreat. “While the… more

A Heart Warming Kitchen

Posted on February 14, 2019

The owners of this 1930’s home in Park Ridge loved the classic charm of the house but didn’t love the functionality of the outdated kitchen. Being a family that loves to cook, they knew when they bought it that they wanted to change the kitchen. “The overall footprint of the kitchen needed to be adjusted,”… more

Induction Cooktops are on the Rise

Posted on October 8, 2015

There are many choices when it comes to a stovetop, with the most recognizable options being gas and electric.  However, another option that is growing in popularity is induction. “Induction cooktops have been available for decades and are actually very popular in Europe. However, they are just now gaining momentum here in The States,” said… more

Galley Kitchen Solutions

Posted on April 30, 2014

“Galley kitchens have a narrow and longer layout with main appliances and countertops directly opposite of one another,” describes Normandy Designer Leslie Molloy, CKD. She adds, “Given their layout, galley kitchens are not ideal for entertainment purposes, which is why open concept kitchen layouts have become so popular among homeowners.” However, there are ways to… more

Incorporating A Bar On The First Floor Of Your Home

Posted on December 31, 2013

“Typically when people are thinking about incorporating a bar or beverage center on the main level of their home it’s because they entertain frequently,” says Normandy Designer Leslie Molloy, CKD.  “While it’s convenient to use the bar as a serving/buffet area if needed for gatherings, the ideal function of the bar is to create a… more

Functional Kitchen Island Ideas

Posted on July 23, 2013

Kitchen islands have evolved from a countertop workspace and storage to another truly functioning element of the kitchen that homeowners can utilize.  “By having a kitchen island where there’s some sort of fixture, like a secondary prep sink, or appliance increases the likelihood of the island countertop being used on a more regular basis,” says Normandy… more

Ideas To Make Your Kitchen Layout Work For You

Posted on June 3, 2013

Thinking back to the last time you were browsing through pictures of kitchens, it’s safe to say that you noticed the colors, style and so on, but one of the most important elements of a kitchen is often overlooked – the layout. “Every family uses their kitchen differently and needs a layout that will work for… more

Congratulations to Leslie Lawrence Molloy!

Posted on November 6, 2012

Congratulations to our very own Leslie Lawrence on her recent nuptials!  Her destination wedding was absolutely beautiful and all of us here at Normandy wish her all the happiness in the world. On a more practical note, Leslie will be changing her name to Leslie Molloy, although all her original email and contact information will… more