Habitar Design - Interior Design Blog
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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»
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»