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I schedule more bathroom remodels than any other project. I also spend more time on houzz helping people fix problems in their bathroom remodels than on anything else. When it comes to bathrooms, they’re deceptively tricky. What seems like just a sink, toilet, and shower has so much going on beneath the surface. Not to

The Top 5 Colors for 2017

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 by

  If you’re looking to refresh your place this year, I have just the thing. Every year, all the big paint manufacturers choose a few colors which they expect to be the major trends for the year, or which they hope will set the tone for current designs. Ranging from your safe neutrals to bold

I know you saw that title and cringed a bit. But listen, wallpaper is making a huge comeback. Even our friends at HGTV are talking about it. What was once an outdated, labor-intensive design element has become something you can do in a weekend. And while paint is never going out of style, there are

Today I want to talk about a flooring option which you may not have given much consideration. You can use it in any room in your house to give a look of modern elegance or the feel of rustic warmth. If you haven’t looked into wood-look tile as an option for your remodeling projects, then

Today, we’re doing math – I’m warning you upfront. Don’t get scared, because it’s simple math and it’s gonna make your house look great. If you’ve ever been baking and confused a teaspoon with a tablespoon, you know that a small mistake in measurements can ruin an entire recipe. The same is often true in

The Belmont Harbor Condo Renovation project at 3150 N Lake Shore Drive building was a complete gut and renovation project of a 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom condo unit.  Stunning views of Lake Michigan’s Belmont Harbor, Lake Shore Drive and skyline views of downtown Chicago are now accessible by automated Serena Shade systems installed by 123 Remodeling throughout the unit. Kitchen –

Top 10 Bathroom Trends in 2016

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 by

When the bathroom is ready for an update and you don’t know where to start, look to the year’s trends to define your style. Start collecting some bathroom remodel ideas, then you can create a unique design you’ll be happy with through the years. Here our list of Top 10 Bathroom Trends in 2016 and

Does it make sense to convert a “powder” half bathroom to full bathroom?  There are mixed reviews on whether to take the plunge and add that bathtub/shower area to an existing half bathroom.  Here are some factors to consider.   Where is the half bathroom located?   Does the half bathroom have the needed space to

123 Remodeling recognizing Modern Trends and Contemporary Design. As one of the top remodeling companies in the Chicago area, 123 Remodeling completes a great number of projects, of which a handful of projects incorporate industry trends and design.  The Trendsetter Award is given to the remodeling project that exemplifies the combination of incorporating Modern Trends and use

  Before, During & After DESCRIPTION: Evanston Master Bathroom Renovation project started with demolition of the original bathroom. Starting with bare walls, a new standing shower was built, to replace the old bathtub. We installed proper plumbing for the new shower, dry-walled the shower walls, and created a standing shower base which was Transition-less from the

123 Remodeling was called to solve a problem for a commercial warehouse in Chicago, IL.  The warehouse re-structured, dividing areas into smaller units, suiting the needs of smaller businesses. After dividing the warehouse, the increased of number businesses, increased the number of individuals accessing the warehouse bathrooms. The two bathrooms were not enough to suit the needs

Did you know? Americans spent $326 BILLION on remodeling in 2015 (Harvard University tabulations of HUD housing surveys). What is NAR? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is a group organized by over 1 million members.  Members in residential and commercial real estate as brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors, and others who are engaged in

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