Wednesdays Work-In-Progress – October 18, 2023

Do You Know the Benefit of Built-ins?

Whenever I embark on a room redesign project, I consider the use of custom built-in cabinetry. Built-ins allow every inch of space to be utilized while providing exactly the type of storage, or other purpose, needed. They are especially helpful in awkward shaped areas where finding ready made furniture would be difficult. Additionally, built-ins create a streamlined, clean look for your space. See some examples below as well as other projects in the works.

Reach out if you need anything!

Best, Norma

Multipurpose Home Office in the Gold Coast
An open space in a gold coast townhouse now functions as an enclosed office and guest room thanks to sliding glass doors and a built-in wall bed. When needed, the handle is simply pulled down to reveal a mattress.

Check out all the photos of this newly photographed project.

Bedroom/Dressing Room Redesign in Lincoln Park
The dressing room in this townhouse is awkwardly shaped with a diagonal wall. Built-in cabinetry looks sleek as it blends into the wall while providing storage in every inch of space.

Lincoln Park Duplex Redesign
Sisters comfortably share a small bedroom and bathroom, made possible with built-in bunk beds and storage.

Midcentury Modern in Niles
All work on the bathroom renovation was halted so that the floors throughout the house could be redone. It was a huge job to remove the old concrete floor and replace it with natural poured terrazzo, but the results were definitely worth it.

White Terrazzo with specs of light colors brightens up the house

The floors were dark, dull and cracked.

Work on the bathroom is now continuing.  The tile is almost complete and the cabinetry is being installed.  Lastly the doors, window trim and walls will be painted white.

Kitchen Renovation in Lincoln Park
This vintage “Worker Cottage” has been renovated and added on to over the years. Now the kitchen is being updated with gray-green cabinets accented with dark wood.

The layout is improved with a peninsula and a tall pantry cabinet next to the refrigerator. See the before photo below.

The kitchen was outdated and lacked storage. A small island obstructed the walkway to the living room.



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