An Economical Kitchen Refresh

I’m working on a project in a nice suburb of Chicago. The previous owners remodeled their small kitchen in the 1990s. The new owners moved into the house a few years ago, but they felt that the kitchen’s appointments were too overwhelming and busy for such...

A Kitchen Remodel

A customer wanted to refresh their kitchen. They decided to keep its basic layout, but they wanted to change out the cabinets to higher quality ones and arranged them in a way that was more compatible with their needs. They didn’t want to change the stain color...

Demo Days

There is a an old adage that says, “You have to break some eggs to make an omelette.” The same rule applies to a remodel. You have to destroy an area so you can rebuild it. Naturally, destroy is too strong of a word because it is important to preserve...

Opening Up A First Floor

In last weeks post I showed you a remodel that I just completed in Naperville. In that job I reconfigured two rooms and a hallway into one large living space. Today, I would like to show you some photos of that same space, this time emphasizing the removal of the hall...

An Amazing Kitchen Transformation

I recently completed a project in Naperville, and I will use the next few post to show you some of the significant changes that the owner made to their entire first floor. One part of that renovation was to remove load bearing walls to open up the kitchen. In the...

Out Of The Ashes Rises A New Kitchen

When a house has a fire the damage goes well beyond the flames. Smoke and water damage can be just as destructive as heat damage. My customer’s kitchen was completely destroyed by a house fire that was localized in his attached garage. Nothing could be salvaged....