Normandy Designer Kathryn O'Donovan Kathryn O'Donovan Designer for Normandy Design Build Remodeling

The daughter of an architect and builder, Kathryn O’Donovan was inspired by beautiful design from an early age. While visiting the construction sites of her father’s projects, Kathryn developed a true appreciation for the artistic effort and talent required to create beautiful space and structure. She also learned to recognize the importance that detail brings to good design.

Aspiring to combine the basics she had learned with the creative energy she possessed, Kathryn pursued her own dream of becoming a designer, and today is a valued member of Normandy Remodeling’s talented design team. Raised in Ireland, Kathryn moved to Chicago in 1995 and studied for a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts at the International Academy. She quickly found her niche in the kitchen and bath industry, creating stunning designs and quality work that have earned her the reputation of a highly regarded industry professional. Her success has made it possible for her to work with two celebrity designers, and she also assisted in design projects across the globe from Hawaii to Austria.

Kathryn’s success as a designer is rooted in the relationship of trust she develops with her clients. By truly listening to their concerns, needs and ideas, Kathryn is adept in being able to conceptualize a design solution that brings function, beauty and style to the newly remodeled space that reflects the homeowners’ tastes and personalities. Her commitment to providing her clients with a positive, enjoyable remodeling experience is sincere, her design ability is inspired and the end results of her efforts are spectacular.

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"Normandy did a great job on our bathroom remodel. We could not be happier."

- Joseph & Cheryl H. | Chicago, IL

"Becca and Kathryn did an excellent job helping me with selections and defining project scope."

- Steve M. | Libertyville, IL

"We just finished our second remodeling project with Normandy at this house, and we're very pleased with the experience, and...see more

- Joyce H. & Fred T. | Wheaton, IL

"We have recommended Normandy to a friend and would gladly continue to recommend them."

- David & Colette M. | La Grange, IL

"The project and working relationships were high quality. We understand and appreciate it comes with cost. And for us, it...see more

- Harry & Gail L. | Chicago, IL

"Working with Normandy was truly a great experience. Kathryn and Shawn were both so amazing, responsive, professional and accessible...see more

- Marc & Laurie T. | Chicago, IL

"Overall a terrific experience that exceeded our expectations. Normandy is professional, fairly priced and our project was completed on time....see more

- Kelly C. & Victor L. | Evanston

"This is our second project with Kathryn & she is an outstanding designer! She is extremely detailed; has great...see more

- Edwin & Cindy O. | Barrington

"Over the last few years, my husband and I have been updating a 1970’s home. We started with the outside...see more

- Joyce H. & Fred T. | Wheaton

"Kathryn was a pleasure to work with and very knowledgeable. She was a great resource to us all throughout...see more

- James & Suellen D. | Evergreen Park, IL

"From start to finish the entire project was done to the highest standards. I have recommended Normandy Remodeling, Ken Garrison,...see more

- Andre & Robin N. | Chicago, IL

"We used Normandy for our 1st floor remodeling project. Our designer, Kathryn O'Donovan, was and is a consummate professional....see more

- James & Jill M. | Wheaton, IL

"We are thrilled with our new kitchen and the entire experience with Normandy Remodeling. Our designer Kathryn O'Donovan and...see more

- Peter K. | Chicago

"When I was the CEO of our family men's garment manufacturing company I can't recall ever having personnel the quality...see more

- Buzz A. | Lincolnwood

"We recently completed a kitchen and master bathroom remodeling project with Normandy Remodeling and are absolutely thrilled with...see more

- Rob T. | Lake Forest

"We recently completed a large addition project with Normandy and I honestly can't say enough good things about them. The...see more

- Julie H. | Winnetka

"We are very pleased with the result of our recent kitchen remodel. Our designer, Kathryn O’Donovan worked very closely...see more

- Carri O. | Naperville, IL

"We recently completed a kitchen/powder room/family room remodel with Normandy Remodeling & couldn't be happier with our choice & the...see more

- Ed & Cindy O. | Barrington, IL

"We absolutely love our newly remodeled kitchen! Designer Kathryn O'Donovan fine-tuned our ideas and and drew on her considerable...see more

- Houzz User

"Our experience with Normandy Remodeling was better than we could have possibly imagined. Every individual from our designer, Kathryn...see more

- Russell T. | Frankfort

"Kathryn O'Donovan came recommended to us by a friend. Her visits to the house were professional, yet casual and very...see more

- Sue

Kathryn O’Donovan’s tireless dedication to every aspect and every detail always amazes us. She astutely and efficiently provides options,...see more

- James & Patricia L. | South Barrington

“When we started the project, we had two goals in mind: we wanted ourselves and our friends and family to...see more

- James & Patricia K. | Woodridge

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