Habitar Design - Interior Design Blog
Kitchen renovation and design can be intimidating—and exciting! Open shelving is a big trend, which you already know if you’ve been searching for dream kitchen ideas. Should you go for it?
As an experienced home remodeling company in Chicago, we have quite a few luxury kitchen designs under our belt that take full advantage of floating shelves.
Keep reading our top 5 reasons to choose open kitchen shelves! Plus, real-world inspiration from our own design portfolio.
Selling your house? Or perhaps your new kitchen leave a lot to be desired? Maybe you’re thinking of remodeling the kitchen to maximize resale value, but have no idea where to start. Read on for six simple, but effective, kitchen updates that won’t cost a bundle and will make buyers go “wow!”.
Sometimes all you need is a bold tile pattern to make your space truly unique. For this Chicago bathroom remodel, our homeowners were not afraid to go nautical. Designer Kapan Shipman went all in, using Mayan Blue Fireclay tiles in Ogee Teardrop and Half Offset patterns.Read More»
What kitchen layout will you love? When preparing for a kitchen remodel, there’s lots more to consider besides “do you like to cook” A good kitchen remodel not only plans for homeowner usage but considers existing plumbing and piping layouts, foot track, and effective storage solutions. By carefully planning a new layout, or making existing changes to your current layout, you can drastically cut down on costs, while still getting the kitchen of your dreams.Read More»
Recently, we worked with a homeowner who wanted a complete kitchen update…in orange! We were absolutely thrilled to work with such a unique, bold color and the gorgeous result (below) speaks for itself.Read More»
Chicago is a wonderful city with incredible, historic architecture, but oftentimes these old buildings have dated interiors that desperately need a facelift. So when Paolo Presta, host of the delightfully fun web-series, A Spoonful of Paolo, and his husband and Executive Producer, Patrick Thomassie, relocated from LA to Chicago they wanted to something contemporary and fun, without losing that old Chicago charm.Read More»
At Habitar Design we create and build some extraordinary custom built-ins and shelving for our clients. And after we’re done, they always ask, now what? So we brought in our designer, Mackenzie Cain, to give us 3 simple tips for keeping your built-in shelving chic, stylish, and useful.Read More»
Wainscoting, panel molding, chair rails…homeowners tend to use these words interchangeably, but the overall result is the same, bringing elegance and sophistication to your home. Wainscoting and other wall panels were originally designed and used as wall protection to bring warmth to cold stone walls.Read More»
The holidays are upon us, and that usually means a house full of guests and house full of mess! If you woke up this morning with red wine stains on your brand new, white Karastan carpet, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled the ultimate guide to getting rid of common party stains below. But cheer up, if none of these work you could always redecorate…Read More»
Are you bold enough to go purple? Or better yet, Ultra Violet! It’s officially been named the color of 2018 by PANTONE, the world’s “authority on color.” So what does this mean for interior design? If you’re feeling bold grab a paint can and go wild. Ultra violet is an adventurous color with luxe connotations. An ultra violet couch or wall will make a statement in any room. Pair it with gold velvets and funky teals for a glam look. Or make it modern with bright whites and clear acrylic plastics.Read More»
If lugging a bunch of garland, blinking lights and ribbons into your house is giving you panic attacks this year, go minimalist! Simple, stylish holiday decor doesn’t have to be boring, either. Check out our inspiration and tips to cut the clutter and keep your home stress-free this season.Read More»
If you’ve ever seen a Chicago West Loop loft then you’re familiar with the standard look; original hardwood flooring, industrial ceiling beams, exposed brick walls and oftentimes dated bathroom fixtures and plumbing. The homeowners had a distinct vision for a clean and open space, while still keeping everything warm and inviting. Designer MacKenzie Cain was able to transform their spacious loft into a comfortable living environment that reflected the homeowners love of travel and contemporary design.Read More»
We’re pleased to announce that one of our designers, MacKenzie Cain was recently featured as a guest on Angie’s List “Chat with the Experts Podcast” with Kiel Hauck. Click below to find out what trends are happening in 2017 and how you can better utilize them to redesign your living space!
Check out some of the recent list we’ve made. 2016 was an excellent year of rewarding projects, both big and small. A warm thank you to our wonderful clients that make all of this possible. We hope to always provide you with outstanding service and 100% satisfaction. Here’s looking forward to what 2017 brings!
120 of the best interior designers were reviewed, and Habitar Design was one of 20 to be featured on this list of top 20 Best Designers in Chicago! Check out the list below.
Summer is here! With the sun and heat at full strength, you will need to remember to protect your home and furniture. Sun damage can threaten the quality of your furniture and is ultimately irreversible.
Although often overlooked, we must remember that the quality of these home furnishing investments can be prolonged with preventive measures and regular care. Here are a few tips on how to keep your wooden and upholstered furniture looking like new.
Walk-in showers never seem to have enough storage. All your bottles end up on the floor or a bench where they’re in the way or can be easily knocked over. Niches are the perfect answer. They’re cleaner than many wire storage devices and don’t take up any room in your shower.
If you are in the process of remodeling your bathroom, here are a few things to keep in mind while you are designing your shower niche:Read More»
Homes are often constructed with just the minimum required amount of electrical outlets for each area.
Frequently those outlets aren’t strategically placed to cater to each homeowner’s specific needs. Given the opportunity, strategically located outlets can greatly enhance a home’s functionality and aesthetics. If you’re looking to increase your home’s electrical capacity, these six places to consider when installing outlets might spark your interest.Read More»