2018 Remodeling Excellence Award

Normandy Designer Maury Jones went to work making sure that everything on their wish list was granted.

“To ensure there was enough space for entertaining, the range wall of the old galley kitchen was converted into a bar and wine center,” said Maury.  “It’s a great spot to set up drinks and appetizers for a party.”

Next up was the kitchen, which was placed adjacent to the bar area, into a new large addition. When it came to functionality, this space was greatly enhanced with the eat-in kitchen seating area, accommodating quick morning meals or family dinners.


The space has a “new vintage” style with Carrera marble, polished metal hardware, shaker style cabinetry, and steam-punk light fixtures with Edison bulbs. Together, this mixture of materials creates a layered and textured look that complements the eclectic, yet balanced feeling of the home.

Just a few steps from the kitchen, you’ll find the conversation area; a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee, read the morning paper or interact with the dogs. It was created in a bay nook that matches the dimensions of the dining room nook for continuity.


“A new sliding patio door was installed, flanked by two large windows connecting to the outdoor space, highlighting the beautiful backyard view and bringing in more natural light,” added Maury.

The room’s new floor plan functions well too. The addition allows ample room for traffic flow in the space whether it’s for busy family life or entertaining a large crowd.


The style and function of this addition earned it a Remodeling Excellence Award from NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) Greater Chicagoland. This award, which is selected by a panel of experts, recognizes beautiful and well-thought-out designs in the Chicagoland area.

Set up a time to meet with award-winning designer Maury Jones to discuss your remodeling or addition needs. Or, register to attend an upcoming workshop to learn tips and tricks to make your living space work for you.  You can also follow Normandy Remodeling on FacebookTwitter and Instagram or check out the Normandy photo gallery for more design ideas and inspiration.


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