Bathroom Renovation: Architects vs. Interior Designers vs. Builders vs. Design Build – Who Should I Hire?
You’re renovating your bathroom in Chicago and you’re wondering do I need an interior designer, an architect, a design/build firm or just a good builder to guide me through the process. It’s the first question to ask when doing any renovation and the answer is not one size fits all. Much depends on your budget, the size and complexity of your renovation, and the choice professionals available to you that you might hire.Read More»
With updated photos, we’ll show you this remarkable home renovation designed by one of Chicago Top Designers, Karl Sponholtz of Habitar Design. For those who ask: Can home renovation increase the value of your home above the cost of the renovation, here’s one example where we believe that happened.
Keep reading to see the before and after pictures, and click here to view a virtual home tour.Read More»
This Meis van der Rohe condo interior design and remodel in Chicago was so stunning that the final result was much like a butterfly born from a caterpillar. Done by Habitar Design Senior Designer Kapan Shipman, it was the creation of a unique unit unlike any of the parts it came from.
The bones she started with were two units previously combined by eliminating the party wall. The result was a large central space and numerous small outdated rooms including 2 small kitchens. None of this fit the client’s lifestyle.Read More»
You have made all the major decisions for your new bathroom and kitchen renovation and now it is time to pick the grout color! At first consideration, the grout color does not seem particularly important, especially when compared to all the larger items you need to decide on in a renovation. In fact, you might not even realize that it can add another level of impact in your new space. Grout can blend in with your tile, create high contrast, or fall somewhere in between. Here are three things to consider when selecting grout color.Read More»
Subway Tile; the most classic choice of all tile materials. To no one’s surprise subway tile was originally designed for subways. Simple, white and keeping spaces light and bright, over the years it has become one of the most desired and cost-effective tiles you can incorporate into your home. We have rounded up 8 of the most popular layout designs to inspire you to break free of standard patterns and create a unique look in your own bathroom or kitchen!Read More»