Habitar Design - Interior Design Blog
Coffered ceiling can add incredible beauty to a space and recently one of my designers put together this drawing for our client and asked how much it would cost.Read More»
Two-toned cabinetry has been trending for quite a while now, and it seems that the trend is here to stay. Easily adaptable, this design works in a multitude of different style of homes. Two toned cabinets allow for both some visual interest and contrast in your kitchen. The trend involves playing around with different color variations. As interior design expert Lauren Makk says two-toning a kitchen is one of the easiest ways to create interest.Read More»
Whether you’re looking to refresh your kitchen or undergo and entire remodel, here are some things to consider as well as some beautiful inspiration. 2019 trending cabinet colors are heavily influenced by the top interior designers of the world. Choosing a paint color for cabinets throughout your home may just be one of the most substantial decisions a homeowner will have to make. Your kitchen cabinet color is what sets the tone for the entire home – and as they say, the kitchen is the heart of a home – so choose wisely! There is no right or wrong when it comes to picking a cabinet paint color. Choose something you think you can not only live with, but love for years to come. Let’s review some popular cabinet paint color trends for the kitchen and the rest of your home.Read More»
We’re halfway through 2019 and July is here, it’s time to settle into SUMMER! This is the perfect time to give yourself the push you need to change things up a bit with our home. Throw in some new pieces, rearrange the décor, and enjoy the new space you have created! Getting rid of clutter, donating anything that you are tired of and stripping down to basics is the best rule of thumb. Here are a couple of no-fuss ways to spruce up your home for summer.Read More»
You want to make your kitchen look great (or at least better) and you don’t have much of a budget, no problem. I have about 20 years of experience in construction and renovation and some amazing transformations can be done on a tight budget. Here’s a few to give you the most bang for your buck.Read More»
If you are looking to update your kitchen then you should consider the most popular design trends in Chicago right now. The kitchen is becoming more and more the focal point of every home. It’s where people spend time together. With this in mind, you want your kitchen to be a place where people flock to. Here are the most popular kitchen design trends in Chicago right now.Read More»
As one of the premier design spots in the States (and the rest of the world) Chicago leads where others follow. So, when it comes to the top interior design trends for condos in Chicago, the world sits up and takes notice. Without further ado, let’s take a look at what is trending right now –Read More»
Making the Most of Space
If you only have a small area to cover, then using large tiles make the job cumbersome and means you’ll have to cut just about every tile you place. Hard work! But we can make things easier if we just take a step back and consider what we are doing. Smaller rectangular shapes in sizes such as 2×12 are ideal to make a small space like a backspash not only look fab but a breeze to redecorate. The eye is always drawn to the sink when you walk into a kitchen. If you want to make the most of this space, then think small rectangles and you’re on the right track.Read More»
After so many design awards and accolades, we are proud to be among the best interior designers Chicago has to offer. Experience has taught us that clients who put in the time up front and find the right match are much more likely to be happy with their design services – and with their end product. Here’s a list of tips to help choose the right interior design firm for you.Read More»
Custom built-ins and bookcases are a natural focal point in a room. They take up a significant amount of space as well as store and display many of your items.
Why not take advantage of that fact? Updating with a simple coat of paint can make a huge impact, completely changing the look of your entire room.
Here are 4 painting options that will transform your subtle shelving to something more colorful and bold without breaking the bank.Read More»
If you needed some convincing that a whole home interior design remodel is worth it, look no more.
These Chicago home owners went for a whole-house renovation, and the results are stunning!Read More»
Peruse photos of a newly finished kitchen renovation project from the Habitar Design team!Read More»
Whether your home renovation is in Chicago or elsewhere, it often helps to spend time looking at before and after renovations in other people’s homes.
You can get a sense for the possibilities in your own kitchen or bath, see fixture and tiles being used in real settings, and get inspired! Keep reading for floor plans and photos detailing this Gold Coast high-rise renovation.Read More»
You won’t believe this incredible modern kitchen renovation! Our design team worked collaboratively with our sister company over at Stratagem Construction to create this amazing transformation.Read More»
Designing and choosing furniture for a little space can be challenging. Whether it’s a smaller apartment, small living space, or even a tiny home, your decor choices can make a big impact on whether your room feels cozy (great!), or claustrophobic and cramped (not so great).Read More»
You won’t believe this bathroom remodel transformation! We recently renovated this bathroom for homeowners in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. They wanted a fresh, contemporary master bath to enjoy.Read More»
How Much Does a Home Renovation Cost? A Comprehensive Guide to the Process From a Chicago Interior Design Company
Home renovation cost isn’t money out the window. In fact, it can be the opposite. Think of home improvement as a long term investment, and you will reap the benefits. Working with a reputable interior designer and home remodeling company helps!. Keep reading, and you’ll be guided through the interior design and construction process and costs, from start to finish.Read More»
Sometimes, a partial home renovation isn’t enough. And in this case, these Chicago homeowners invested in an entire home remodeling that completely transformed a standard two flat building into a beautiful house—a well designed, dream home that will last well into the future.
With a fresh, open layout (we even moved the staircase!), custom kitchen cabinets, and so many perfect details to enjoy, this home is now worth far beyond the cost of renovation and the original house value.
Now, let the photos do the talking.Read More»