Tag Archive: mudroom

Our Top Five Renovation Projects of 2017

Posted on December 16, 2017

As we look back on 2017, it’s safe to say we had quite the year. The Normandy team was busy designing home additions, kitchens and master suites all across the Chicagoland area. And we loved every minute of it! Want to see a few of our favorite projects? Here you go: Hinsdale Master Suite Addition … more

The Best Way to Organize a Mudroom

Posted on August 7, 2017

A well thought-out mudroom can do so much more than store coats and backpacks. Here are some tips from Normandy Designer Leslie Lee on how to take your mudroom design from good to great. “It’s important to consider all of your storage potential, including seasonal items, sporting equipment and tech,” said Leslie. “Additionally, cubbies do… more

Mudroom Flooring Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on July 13, 2017

As expected, mudrooms have the propensity to get a little messy. This area, found near an entryway, is where dirty or wet footwear are removed and stored. Of course, this makes choosing the right flooring of utmost importance. Here is some guidance from Normandy Designer Jennifer Runner Cross on choosing flooring that will withstand all… more

Making Your Mudroom Work for You

Posted on April 11, 2017

When you have small, school-aged children, a mudroom can be extremely beneficial. It not only organizes backpacks, coats and shoes, but cabinetry or cubbies can help to minimize some of the clutter. However, before you carve out this dedicated space, it is important to evaluate its overall placement and purpose. “Typically, we will customize mudrooms… more

Top 10 Kitchen Design Trends of 2017

Posted on January 3, 2017

From floor to ceiling, there are plenty of kitchen design ideas to consider in 2017. In fact, this year includes everything from traditional twists to bold color choices and mixed metal selections. If you are ready to kick-off your kitchen remodel, here are some noteworthy new trends compiled by the Normandy Design team. Decorative Ceilings… more

Top 5 Home Remodeling Trends for 2017

Posted on December 28, 2016

Remodeling is hotter than ever, with no signs of a slowdown in the future. While each family and home has a different set of needs, there are some consistent trends that have emerged for home renovations.  According to Normandy Designers, this year’s most popular home remodeling trends are all about adding on, getting organized and… more

Transitional Kitchen Remodel Proves to be a Popular Choice Amongst Homeowners

Posted on November 2, 2016

This Hinsdale kitchen remodel was unique in the fact that it was driven by personal tastes as well as the notion that the family would not stay in the home forever. Overall, they desired a kitchen that fit their family for the time being; however, it also had to appeal to the masses should they… more

Naperville Kitchen Remodel Filled with Southern Charm

Posted on September 16, 2016

Originally from the south, this Naperville mother of three wanted to create a kitchen that represented their vision of southern charm and hospitality, as well as a great space to enjoy her family. Before the renovation, their kitchen was extremely tight. In fact, it barely fit two adults and three children, let alone the guests they… 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

Best Flooring For Wet Areas

Posted on July 19, 2013

There are different areas of homes that are just more prone to water, no matter how careful we are.  Rooms such as your bathroom, laundry room and mudroom will see wet floors by their very nature. It’s important to take into consideration the material you choose for flooring in those rooms for safety, as well as economic reasons…. more

Mastering Mudrooms

Posted on August 23, 2012

A mudroom can mean a lot of different things to people, but what it ultimately comes down to, is that a mudroom is a space in your home that serves as an organized and functional landing spot for the family.  With that established, I sat down with Normandy Designer Stephanie Bryant to help narrow down what needs… more

Must Have Mudrooms

Posted on September 15, 2011

Now that the kids are back to school, you may notice that your entry way is cluttered with book bags, shoes, homework, soccer balls – and that’s all before we start in with the winter coats and boots! If you are looking to reclaim your front entry from the chaos, many homeowners are finding that… more

Containing the Back to School Chaos

Posted on August 6, 2010

You have your school supply list, a pencil, and a comfortable pair of shoes. You’re ready to brave the back to school shopping rush. But once you’ve got the new backpack, jackets, gym shoes, and all the other required gear – where do you put it? The issue of where to put all this “stuff”… more