Tag Archive: renovation

Classic Meets Playful for this Victorian Kitchen Remodel in Hinsdale

Posted on April 8, 2016

The homeowners of this 1920’s, Victorian foursquare style home shared a love of classic architecture and antique finds, collected over many years in their travels throughout Europe and the U.S.   So when it came time to remodel their kitchen, they knew that maintaining a unique and vintage style was important. But because this busy family… 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

Kitchen Remodel Insights: Independent Spaces for your Cooktop and Oven

Posted on October 21, 2015

When it comes to making the most of your kitchen remodel, it is all about tailoring the space to fit your needs. This includes the placement of your cooking surface and oven. In the past, a traditional range was an appliance that combined these two elements in the same space.  In reality, separating these into… more

1950’s Ranch Becomes “Forever Home”

Posted on February 27, 2015

After recently purchasing their single story La Grange home, these empty-nesters worked closely with Normandy Designer Leslie Lee to accomplish their remodeling goals. This 1950’s ranch style home was designed to reflect the ever-changing tastes and lifestyles of these homeowners and their ability to age comfortably in their forever home. The existing rooms were reconfigured and remodeled… more

The Freestanding Tub Just Got Better

Posted on November 13, 2013

For all those that love their time in the soaking tub, you’re going to appreciate volcanic limestone quite a bit.  Volcanic limestone tubs have been appealing to homeowners because of their ability to sustain heat and the fact that it doesn’t have a surface coating, making it impervious to chipping or peeling.  “Victoria and Albert has really… more

Casement Windows vs Double Hung

Posted on September 19, 2013

“Choosing between casement windows and double hung windows are really based on personal preference for the most part,” says Normandy Designer Leslie Molloy, CKD. “Casement windows add more architectural detail to a home, which some people are really drawn to.  Also, if you’re a big “open the windows and let the fresh air in” person,… more

Clay Roof Tiles vs Synthetic

Posted on September 18, 2013

Clay roofing tiles give certain style homes, such as Mediterranean style and bungalows, such an authentic and distinct look which is why homeowners love them.  They also come in a variety of colors and really act as a design element of their own.  Not to mention, these tiles are going to last about 100 years,… more

Doorless Shower Designs

Posted on August 19, 2013

Doorless showers are great for making a space seem bigger and more open in general, but there are a few things to keep in mind if you’re set on having one.  The first is that the shower either has to have a curb, like the one in the picture to the left, or be pitched… more

Hinsdale Voted Top Town of the Western Suburbs

Posted on May 4, 2012

West Suburban Living Magazine recently ranked Hinsdale, IL the top western suburb!  The rankings were based on qualities that are generally valued by everyone, such as the total crime index, high school graduation rate and home values. At Normandy, we’re happy to call Hinsdale home because we recognize and appreciate the closeness of the community and… more

The Couple That Works Together…

Posted on February 13, 2012

They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but what do they say about the couple that lives and works together?  Well, Normandy Designers Tony and Terry Tondelli do just that, sharing their lives and their work. As Husband and Wife who both work as Designers for Normandy Remodeling, Tony and Terry Tondelli have… more