Tag Archive: Liz Reifschneider

Keep your Kitchen Appliances Hidden but Handy

Posted on June 13, 2019

Disguising your appliances is a simple yet significant way to instantly make your kitchen feel more organized and elegant. Many appliances can be somewhat of an eyesore and take away from an otherwise beautiful design. As open concept kitchens are becoming the norm, camouflaging your stainless appliances will help make the space more cozy and… more

The Beverage Hub

Posted on June 10, 2019

No need for a make-shift bar when hosting guests, this entertainment center has it all. It’s dressed to impress for every occasion. The sparkly accents give it that ‘something special’ on the outside but underneath it’s a well-planned hub of accessories that will keep you organized and entertaining for years to come. “I designed this… more

The Inspiration Station

Posted on May 16, 2019

It’s like a kid in the candy store. There is so much here to spark your imagination. Get inspired and don’t worry if the things you are drawn don’t seem to go together, that’s what designers are for. They will connect the dots and create a beautiful space that will be filled with all of… more

The Powder Room

Posted on May 15, 2019

The perfect place to go big. The modern display of asymmetry in this powder room represents the ideal opportunity to show off your design style. Using a neutral palette and framing it with darker wood trim and black fixtures anchors the space.  Since powder rooms are the most frequently used by guests, why not showcase… more

Luxe Retreat

Posted on May 2, 2019

The warmth of the natural materials in this spa-inspired master bathroom makes you comfortable and ready to unwind. It invites you to take a long luxurious shower or grab your favorite book and soak in the tub for hours. Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider had 5 star hotels in mind when designing this master suite. “I… more

Town & Country Kitchen

Posted on May 2, 2019

Everyone loves a white kitchen, and this is the kitchen to please a crowd. Clean lines and straightforward design make it perpetually on-trend and a workable, user friendly kitchen. Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider designed this timeless beauty using her signature inviting style. “I wanted the space to be comfortable whether you were cooking, entertaining or… more

Opposites Attract

Posted on April 16, 2019

With warm tones, exceptional details, and an emphasis on natural materials, this modern kitchen challenges the misconception that contemporary design is stark or cold. A modern aesthetic is about texture, lines, asymmetry and the marriage of opposites and Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider designed this kitchen to showcase it perfectly. The play of light and dark,… more

Sorting Through Countertop Choices

Posted on January 25, 2019

The countertop is an essential part of the kitchen; it’s where all the action takes place and sets the tone and feel of the space. There is almost an endless selection of materials, styles and finishes to choose from, so Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider weighed in on a few of her favorites. “People are always… more

Bring Out Your Inner Betty Crocker

Posted on November 30, 2018

The Holidays bring out the baker in us. As December marches on, holiday baking ramps up and we spend a lot of time in our kitchen. Whether you are baking traditional recipes passed down from generations or baking in mass quantities for a cookie exchange, a well equipped kitchen is key. Below are some great… more

Normandy Designers Created Award-Winning Projects for their Clients

Posted on January 25, 2018

What do a kitchen, an entertainment center, a second story addition, and a powder room all have in common?  They are just a sampling of the projects that recently received Remodeling Excellence Awards from NARI Greater Chicagoland. In fact, there were 15 Normandy projects that claimed awards this year, representing renovations from 14 different homes… more

Why Select a Single Bowl Kitchen Sink?

Posted on April 21, 2017

The saying ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ doesn’t apply in a kitchen remodel. Why? Your kitchen sink is an essential part of your space and is not something to be overlooked. One difficult decision is whether to select a double or single bowl sink. Here are the merits of choosing a single bowl from Normandy… more

Normandy Dominates Remodeling Excellence Awards

Posted on January 27, 2017

Wins in Kitchen, Addition & Interior Remodeling Categories The National Association of the Remodeling Industry recently held their 7th annual Remodeling Excellence Awards, where Normandy Remodeling was honored with seven awards within the kitchen remodel, home addition and interior remodeling categories. The Remodeling Excellence Awards are bestowed to Chicagoland designers who have demonstrated interior and… more

Chicago Condo Renovation with View of Lake Michigan

Posted on March 17, 2016

The family residing in this Chicago high-rise appreciated their spectacular view of Lake Michigan; however, the condo itself was in need of an update. They called upon Normandy Designer Liz Reifschneider to make the inside of their home as stunning as their surrounding scenery. The first issue to be addressed was the kitchen, which was… more

Master Bathroom Overhaul Results in Storage and Style

Posted on March 10, 2016

When it came to remodeling their master bathroom, this family’s motto was out with the old and in with more storage and style. Prior to renovating, the space was generic and lacking in character – especially when it came to the vanity, lighting and shower. The bathroom also contained a large bathtub, which was never put… more

Normandy Design Team Earns Nine Remodeling Excellence Awards

Posted on January 27, 2016

We are proud to share that Normandy is the recipient of nine Remodeling Excellence Awards from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) of Greater Chicagoland. These prestigious, annual awards are presented to Chicago-area remodelers who have produced high-quality interior and exterior renovations. These nine awards represent the work of Normandy Designers Laura Barber,… more

Do I Need a Bathtub in my Master Bathroom?

Posted on October 6, 2015

Oversized bathtub or spa-inspired shower? It’s a question that many people ponder when preparing to remodel their master bathroom. Before you take the plunge, here are a few things to consider. “It may seem obvious, but when making this decision, the first thing to think about is whether you prefer a shower or bath,” said… more