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The popularity of eco-friendly living has grown tremendously in the last few years, and we have been seeing the results in how homes, apartments and commercial buildings are now being constructed.  A wide range of home professionals are offering services that concentrate on sustainable design and construction and this type of architecture is being promoted by Leed Certifications,

One of the biggest trends in kitchen design right now is the rise of the island. Providing extra prep or social space, islands are also a great place to add some extra design flair and functionality. Often, an island is the first thing you see when you walk in the kitchen, so it’s a great

In addition to stellar customer service and knowledgeable project managers, another benefit we offer our clients is an immense amount of storage space. One of the obstacles homeowners face when remodeling is simply a lack of space. It can be a struggle to find storage for your stuff normally; what about all the new materials

You’ve officially decided. It’s time to refresh that kitchen or gut that bathroom. You cannot look at those tiles anymore. You can’t cook one more dinner on that laminate counter. It’s now or never. Well congrats on your decision! I’m excited to talk about it and get your free design consultation scheduled. But let’s take

In a perfect world where nothing goes wrong, all the materials show up on time, and there are no delays with city permits or your condo board, a kitchen remodel can be done in about 3 weeks. But this is the real world, and the average timeline ends up being a few months. Sometimes tiles

One of the many lofts west of the river in downtown Chicago, 123 Remodeling has renovated this condo from the ground up, keeping its industrial charm, while updating it with modern kitchen and bathroom features. The single wall kitchen is built on flat panel cabinets in a slate gray, for a modern yet grounded look,

Designed by our newest Project Manager, Kira Obermeier, this guest suite in Chicago’s River North neighborhood features custom cabinets and matching vanity, marble tile throughout the bathroom (with a stylish herringbone pattern in the shower), and chrome finishes. The bathroom, with its clean angles and glass door shower, exemplify the new modern standard, while the

In the last decade, as the country recovers from the 2008 crash of the real estate market, resale value has been at the front of homeowning minds looking to make renovations. If you’re planning to sell your house in the next 2-5 years, you might start looking at your options for increasing that resale value.

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

Style 101: Shabby Chic

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 by

  When you live in a city with loads of young hipsters, or casually watch a lot of HGTV, you’ll likely hear a lot of “design terminology” thrown around. It can be hard to navigate for the uninitiated, so I’m going to give you a place to start this week.   One of the more

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

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