The old cabinets, parquet floors, and wallpaper really outdated this Downers Grove kitchen. The homeowners hated having to get on all fours just to reach a pan in the back of the base cabinets, and everything felt so cluttered when they opened their falling-apart drawers. That’s when they turned to Crimson’s design team for a solution.
For the cabinets, we chose ivory cream inset cabinets by Fieldstone Cabinetry with simple hardware to give the kitchen a crisp, clean, and timeless look. We increased the efficiency of the cabinets by adding lots of internal organization to keep everything in its place and allow all dishes to be easily accessible.
The outdated parquet floor was replaced by a new hardwood strip floor to make the space feel larger and longer. We removed the soffits and the busy wallpaper to give the kitchen even more of an open feeling.
As a bonus, we also added an extra eating area by extending the countertop and flooring into the adjacent family room. What a great transformation!
We are in the final days of a kitchen renovation in Lisle, Illinois. Having had a negative experience with a previous bathroom remodel, the clients are thrilled that the project has come in on time and without any surprises! It’s wonderful when things happen as expected.
Their Lisle kitchen features cherry cabinets by Fieldstone Cabinetry in a simple Shaker style. The new kitchen layout will make cooking so much easier than before. And the tile backsplash gives their new space a lot of personality!
They chose to do two different cabinet finishes in their kitchen to make the island look like its own separate piece. The island is painted maple cabinets (see photo at left). The island contrasts nicely with the newly finished oak flooring.
New stainless steel appliances make this kitchen modern and energy efficient. In the photo below Mark, of Electrical Concepts, Inc., is making the final electrical connections to the double oven. The double oven is a wonderful piece because it allows you to cook two different meals at one time. What a great convenience!
It won’t be long before our clients are enjoying their kitchen and living easy!
Another home in south Naperville is seeing some big changes thanks to the Crimson team. The owners loved the existing home, but its kitchen was small, dark, and did not take advantage of the views to the beautiful back yard.
Our solution: a 300 square foot addition that would add ample light and space to the kitchen, making it the centerpiece of the home.
Now, the walls and drywall are up, and it’s all coming together.
As you can see, the addition blends seamlessly with the existing structure and features plenty of windows to provide light and views to the backyard.
Soon, the hardwood floors and cabinetry will be installed and it will really come to life. The kitchen design includes ivory painted inset cabinetry by Fieldstone Cabinetry, a built-in range hood, plenty of pantry storage, and a large central island with seating.
The galley-shaped design will keep the kitchen feeling open and easy to move around in. The large island will act as a central gathering place, encouraging the family to cook together and making it perfect for entertaining.
The space by the windows will serve as a nice sunny spot for the dining table and even enough room for some extra seating. Stay tuned to watch this beautiful space unfold.
An old ranch home in the downtown area of Naperville is undergoing a huge transformation. The plans for this 1950s house include a completely updated kitchen with a built-in office area featuring Fieldstone Cabinetry’s custom painted and stained cabinetry.
The existing cramped office space adjacent to the kitchen is being repurposed into a much needed powder room, while the living room is receiving a custom fireplace surround and expansive shelving to store and showcase the family’s book collection.
On the next level, what used to be two small bedrooms and a modest bathroom is now reconstructed into a spacious master suite including a luxurious master bath, a walk-in closet, and a home office.
On the exterior, an inviting front porch has been added featuring gables to add more architectural detail to its otherwise simple facade. The home will also have new siding installed in some areas to act as an accent while the remainder will receive a fresh coat of paint.
It is exciting for us and the homeowners to see the transformation take place. Soon, they’ll have a home that reflects their personal style and better suits their needs for daily living.
We just wrapped up an extensive kitchen remodeling project on the South Side of Naperville. The project involved removing all the kitchen cabinets and one pantry closet (where the new wall oven and microwave are located). The cabinets were replaced with new Fieldstone Cabinetry in stained cherry and painted maple hardwoods. The backsplash tile is all new with a great design and accent pattern above the cooktop.
The original kitchen did not have a vent to clear cooking fumes and smoke from the range. We were able to add one set in a dramatic mantle-like style. The new vent exhausts to the exterior and clears any unwanted odors from the kitchen quickly. No more setting off the smoke detector! That’s actually a common problem we hear that our clients would like to fix.
One of the other big changes to the kitchen space was to add a stainless steel 48″ built-in refrigerator. This new fridge fits perfectly in an alcove that used to contain the refrigerator and some cabinets. No lack of space in that machine. But just to make sure, we also added a beverage fridge near the family room so that the kids can grab pops and fruit juice without getting in the way in the kitchen.
One of the biggest changes to the house was the addition of hardwood floors throughout the first floor and upper hallway. Every room on the first floor now has beautifully stained white oak floors. Some of the rooms even have the flooring in patterns with walnut inlays. Quite the elegant look.
All of the formal spaces on the first floor, and upper hallway, were upgraded with wainscot paneling on the walls. The white panels add a great contrast to the darker floor and really help to make the wall colors stand out. The panels were carried up the stairway and down the hall to really tie all the spaces together.
Speaking of stairs, the stairway was also rebuilt to add oak treads and handrails. The oak was all stained to match the flooring. New painted balusters were also installed. A formal wool carpet runner was installed to add that last finishing touch.
Overall this project has turned out great. It’s a great new living space that the homeowners can be proud of for years to come.
This kitchen on the South end of Naperville is getting a dramatic facelift. We will be pulling out all the cabinets and replacing them with new Fieldstone Cabinetry. Beyond the kitchen, we will also be replacing two stairways in the home with new oak treads and rails, adding hardwood flooring in the living room, dining room and study, and adding trip upgrades such as door heads and wainscot panels. It’s really quite an extensive project.
This week the homeowners moved out and we relocated all their furniture from the first floor to the basement to make way for the hardwood floor installation. Any flooring on the first floor that was not hardwood will be upgraded to new white oak hardwood to match the existing. The existing floors will also be sanded, stained and refinished so that all the flooring blends together. Three of the rooms will also get walnut inlay strips for a stunning pattern. Not easy work, but well worth it! After a two week temporary move the owners will be able to return to a beautiful new floor.
At this point the kitchen cabinets have been removed and as soon as the floors are done the new Fieldstone Cabinetry will be delivered. The cabinets will be a combination of stained cherry and painted maple with a glaze. We are using some of the existing granite countertops since they were only a couple of years old. We will be able to match the existing tops with new granite in some areas to fit our new layout.