Inset, Framed, or Frameless Cabinets: Choosing the Right Style

Inset, Framed or FramelessSome of the most important decisions you’ll make when remodeling your kitchen involve cabinet design and style - and that includes whether the cabinets will be inset, framed, or frameless.

Read More

Important Questions to Ask a Potential Bathroom Remodeling Contractor

Ron Nanberg | Tue, Dec 3, 2019 | Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom remodel contractorsChoosing the best designer and contractor for your Chicago bathroom remodel is the most important step in the remodeling equation. Their work should be exemplary, meeting or exceeding your expectations.

To experience that level of customer satisfaction means conducting an interview of sorts.

Read More

Pros & Cons of a Doorless Walk-In Shower

Ron Nanberg | Tue, Nov 5, 2019 | Bathroom Remodeling

Doorless Walk-In ShowerIncluding a doorless, walk-in shower in a Chicago bathroom remodel can be a blessing – or not – depending on personal preferences and/or how the bathroom is used.

While it’s certainly an attractive - and trending! - feature, it’s essential to consider all of the pros and cons before moving forward with its installation.

Read More

Kitchen and Bath Remodeling: Finding From the 2019 Houzz & Home Survey

Houzz Survey and Home RemodelingAs professional Chicago kitchen and bath remodelers, we keep our fingers on the pulse of the latest home renovation statistics. As such, we thought we’d share some of the results from Houzz’s annual Houzz & Home Study.

Read More

Bathroom Remodel: Is Marble a Good Choice for Shower Walls and Floors?

Ron Nanberg | Tue, Jul 23, 2019 | Bathroom Remodeling

Marble showers and floorsMarble needs to be sealed on a regular basis (annually is ideal) to keep vulnerable pores from penetration via acids, dirt, dyes, chemicals, etc. While sealing is a straightforward, DIY task, it is time and energy consumptive. Alternatively, you can hire professional tile sealers to do it for you. If either of these is discouraging, read,

Read More

Bathroom Remodeling: Is a Bidet Toilet Seat Right For You?

Ron Nanberg | Tue, Jun 11, 2019 | Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom Remodeling - Bidet Toilet SeatsBidet toilet seats have come a long way in the past hundred years or so. From a more cumbersome, second toilet that involves precarious positioning and extra towels to sleek, designer toilet installations that include warm seats, warm water rinses for front and rear and even your own song list – you have a tremendous range of options when choosing a toilet for your Chicago bathroom remodel.

Read More

Bathroom Remodeling: Freestanding vs. Built-In Tub

Ron Nanberg | Mon, May 20, 2019 | Bathroom Remodeling

Free-standing tubThe tub conundrum has done some about-faces in the world of Chicago bathroom design trends. A decade or so ago, luxury soak tubs were all the rage.

Then, as oversized and walk-in style steam showers came on the scene, many homeowners found there wasn’t quite enough room to have their shower and soak tub, too – so they eliminated tubs in favor of more extravagant shower designs.

Read More

Considerations for Designing a Bathroom That Stands the Test of Time

Ron Nanberg | Tue, Apr 9, 2019 | Bathroom Remodeling

Timeless Bathroom Design Unless you just love remodeling your home every five years or so - creating a timeless Chicago bathroom design is the way to go. By designing a bathroom that stands the test of time, you know you'll love the space - and future homebuyers will, too - year after year, and decade after decade.

Read More

Kitchen Design Ideas for Low-Maintenance Cabinetry

Kitchen Design IdeasIf designing a low-maintenance kitchen is important to you, we have lots of ideas for enjoying custom cabinetry without having to fret about keeping them in spectacular shape.

If minimizing maintenance requirements is a kitchen design priority for you, make sure to read, Kitchen Design Ideas for Easier Cleaning and Maintenance.

Read More

Pros & Cons of Radiant Heat Flooring in Bathrooms

Ron Nanberg | Tue, Mar 26, 2019 | Bathroom Remodeling

Radiant heated flooringRadiant heat flooring is a game changer in the bathroom. Even if you're not a fan of radiant floor heat for the whole house, we recommend considering it before starting a Chicago bathroom remodeling project.

Read More