Recently we started work on a kitchen renovation in Downers Grove. The house was built in the fifties and I don’t think the kitchen has had much done to it since. It definitely needed updating for the family of five that live there. These photos were taken on the first day of work. On that first day we removed all the old appliances, cabinets, vinyl tile flooring and countertops. We also are taking out all the soffits to allow room for the new cabinets to go all the way to the ceiling. This will allow for a lot of extra storage space in the new kitchen.
The new cabinets will be cherry wood with a medium finish from Fieldstone. We are also adding granite countertops and oak flooring. The appliances will be moved as well as a couple of doorways to make for better traffic flow as well as to make more wall space for cabinets.
All-in-all it’s a fairly complicated kitchen, but it will be well worth it for the family that lives there.
If this was the view out your back window you would never want to leave! Well that’s exactly the attitude of the homeowners on our newest project in St. Charles. They have a beautifully secluded piece of property and they don’t want to give it up. Unfortunately, the house, built in the 50′s, doesn’t fit the dream. Therefore, they have hired Crimson to give all the bedrooms and bathrooms in the house a major overhaul. Over 1000 square feet of the house will get a face lift to make better use of space. One of the bathrooms will be a new luxurious master bathroom complete with walk-in shower. Additionally, the master bedroom will get a new walk-in closet and a large sitting room with a view through a newly installed twelve foot wide patio door. What a great place it will be to sit and read on a spring or fall afteroon.
As you can see, everyone is hard at work demolishing the old. With 1-1/2″ thick plaster walls in the two bathrooms that hasn’t been easy. As you can see from the picture, the shower and tub would have made a great fallout shelter. But after two full dumpsters (sent to Hoving for recycling) the old is out and it’s time to start building new. This week the framing will be completed and the new rooms will take shape.
Watch for new updates as this project progresses.