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Before & After

Honoring the Past
and the Present

A home from the 1970s gets a sophisticated
remodel with a nod to its origins
A KITCHEN AND MASTER BATHROOM RENOVATION in an Oak Brook, Ill.,
home accomplished functionality and modernized style when designers at
Normandy Remodeling removed remnants of the 1970s and utilized space
to its fullest potential. While still being true to the architecture of the era,
the kitchen and bath have undergone a bright and airy update that has been
tailored to the homeowners' needs.

LET THERE BE LIGHT

In the kitchen, which was already sizeable but did not function well, the
clients wanted to increase useable prep space, improve traffic flow and make
the room more functional for entertaining. Additionally, the ornate, outdated
cabinets necessitated a major aesthetic overhaul.
Prior to the remodel,the kitchen was "very underwhelming,"according to Leslie
Molloy,CKD,design manager at Normandy Remodeling.The space included a
laminate countertop,square tiles on the floor and a neutral ceramic tile backsplash.
Lighting was not layered and came from just a couple of lackluster pendants.
While the spacious windows let in natural light,the kitchen was set far from those.
Even worse,because of the floor plan,anyone working in the kitchen would always
have his or her back to the light, whether from the windows or the pendants.
The designers made sure to incorporate the existing natural light by not
modifying the many windows. The installed lighting is layered to include
recessed can lighting, undercabinet lighting and the chandeliers, all of which
were zoned on dimmers.

ABOVE LEFT The new

U-shaped layout provides
functionality and ample counter space, including an island
dedicated to food prep.

ABOVE TOP RIGHT Furniture-

like elements allow the
open-concept kitchen to be
incorporated into the home's
overall design.

ABOVE RIGHT Pullout spice

racks surrounding the range
were customized to the
specifications of the homeowner's favorite oils, vinegars
and spices.

BELOW RIGHT The original

kitchen had an outdated look
and underutilized space because of an awkward peninsula.

peninsula that limited prep space in favor of an
island in the center of the kitchen created a natural
flow and left enough room for multiple people to
walk and work in the kitchen at the same time.
The kitchen's new U-shaped layout allows the
island to be devoted to food preparation and creates room for a new wall of cabinets. And although
the peninsula was omitted, the larger island offers
even more storage.
According to Molloy, the whole kitchen is riddled with decorative furniture bases, so it was important that the island follow suit.The unit features
a double ogee edge, and its quartzite stone surface
retains the cold and is ideal for rolling out pastry.
Above the island, mini chandeliers add a touch of
glamour while giving a nod to the home's origins.

CREATING FLOW, STORAGE & PALETTE

The design team spent time working through the challenges of the space,
considering different layouts with the homeowners. Removing an awkward

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BY CARRIE WHITNEY

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Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Trends
Hot Topic
Skill Set
Better Business
Tech Savvy
KBIS 2018
Small Spaces
Color Find
Balanced Budget
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