Normandy Remodeling Designer Laura Barber Normandy Remodeling Designer Laura Barber

Laura’s love for great design is apparent in every project. Whether it’s a historic Victorian, a traditional home or a contemporary loft space, she is able to meld the architectural style of the home with the client’s budget, needs and wishes, to create a space perfectly suited to their family. She believes listening is the first step to achieving great design. Every client has their own unique family dynamic and lifestyle. By asking in-depth questions, Laura is able to tailor their kitchen or bath into a customized space that is not only beautiful, but highly functional as well. The transformation of an outdated, dysfunctional space into a kitchen or bathroom of their dreams is the most rewarding and exciting aspect of her job. She believes the kitchen is truly the heart of the home and with careful planning and design, will dramatically improve the family’s enjoyment of their home for years to come.

Laura studied Interior Design at the Illinois Institute of Art in Schaumburg and since 2001 she  has focused her career in the kitchen and bath design field. She has attained the certification of Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer through the National Kitchen and Bath Association and is committed to continuing education to stay current with the latest technology and trends.

She is active in the Chicago chapter of the NKBA and has served on the board for more than five years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughters, cooking and entertaining for family and friends, and traveling both locally and abroad.

Laura's Signature Approach

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"The professionalism, knowledge and courtesy of Normandy is outstanding. The ease of working with Normandy is outstanding. It was an...see more

- Kenneth & Jane B. | Summit, IL

"A to Z they were terrific. Our designer, Laura Barber, and project manager, Brian Preston, were great. We used...see more

- Robert & Karen R. | Shorewood, IL

"We hired Normandy for our kitchen remodel. Working with our designer, Laura Barber, was the highlight of the experience....see more

- Matt F. | Elmhurst, IL

"We were pleased with the whole experience, from planning through construction."

- Paul & Kate D. | Chicago, IL

"We were pleased with the whole experience, from planning through construction."

- Paul & Kate D. | Chicago, IL

"I would recommend Laura Barber to a friend in a New York minute! She listens carefully and tries her...see more

- Donald & Janis G. | Downers Grove, IL

"Design is helpful and complete. Construction proceeded as scheduled, and more than met our expectations. We are thrilled with the...see more

- Lawrence & Mary B. | Roselle, IL

"We hired Normandy to remodel our kitchen, which involved remodeling a substantial amount of our first floor as well (including...see more

- Nick G. | Western Springs, IL

"Laura was very easy to work with and we developed a great rapport with her. We really appreciated her...see more

- Anthony & Karen C. | Naperville, IL

"Normandy has consistently met or exceeded expectations from the designer to the project manager to the tradesmen-everyone who worked on...see more

- Andrew & Candice L. | Oak Brook, IL

"We, without hesitation, recommend Normandy Remodeling to others interested in updating and improving their homes. Our goal was to update...see more

- Robert & Carol K. | Naperville, IL

"Professional, knowledgeable, and personable, Laura Barber and Normandy's crew of top flight tradesmen guided us through a complete first...see more

- Bob & Karen R. | Shorewood, IL

"Laura was kind and patient with us and was a joy to work with. We came into the project...see more

- Matt & Mary Grace P. | Chicago, IL

"Everything was fantastic, Laura's taste is impeccable and her guidance was so helpful. Pete was wonderful - - -...see more

- James & Lana J. | Darien

"Normandy did our kitchen about four or five years ago. They just did our porch and it is lovely. We...see more

- Cheryl H. | Elmhurst

"Laura and Mike did a fantastic job with our project. We are very happy with the final results."

- Eric & Betsy E. | Hinsdale, IL

"Laura is a very skilled designer and professional."

- Lenny & Chely C. | Bartlett, IL

"We are in love with the new kitchen in our 130-year-old home.  We managed through the demolition by getting out...see more

- Mary Beth & Dan C. | Winnetka

"My husband and I worked with designer Laura Barber at Normandy. We loved her right away, from the time...see more

- Barbara C. | Naperville

"We had a very old kitchen in an old Victorian home that needed remodeling. We were looking for a one...see more

- Dan F. | La Grange Park

"After interviewing several remodeling companies, we chose Normandy. Our kitchen designer, Laura Barber, really listened to my many frustrations...see more

- Andrew & Candy L. | Oak Brook, IL

"Laura Barber was an excellent designer for us. We're very happy with remodeling."

- Liz P. | Downers Grove

"I am most grateful for Normandy's planning for my house renovation and for the final product. Being able to select...see more

- John M. | Glenview

"The Normandy team led by Laura Barber and superintendent Steve Maro were wonderful! My kitchen remodel was my first...see more

- Kelly C. | Northbrook

"Working on a project with Laura Barber and Craig Jeffers was great. I had 3 bathrooms remodeled and Laura...see more

- Elroy C. | Bolingbrook

"I worked with designer Laura Barber and contractor Eric Reiman. They were both fantastic! Laura listened to our ideas...see more

- Michael D. | Naperville

"We had a great experience with Normandy remodel. The best part of the experience with the designer, Laura Barber....see more

- Evita R. | Park Ridge

"We are so pleased that we chose Normandy for our kitchen remodeling project. From the planning stage to the construction...see more

- Karen M. | Chicago

"A year has passed since our Substantial Completion and warranty work follow up to our kitchen remodeling home improvement project...see more

- Rita & Rich J. | Hinsdale, IL

"I hired Normandy for 2 major renovations...master bath and my kitchen. The kitchen especially was quite the project as it...see more

- JoAnne C. | Schaumburg

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