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Functionally With Style!
With only a base cabinet for the sink,short upper cabinets on an opposite wall, and the appliances situated by themselves, this kitchen left much to be desired with regard to functionality and appeal, as these before and after pics show.
By Re locating the mechanicals, the sink was placed at the main window, the range and microwave at an adjacent wall, and the fridge across from the sink, a much better layout was created that implements a triangle work flow. With the addition of more drawers, full height wall cabinets, and a full height pantry next to the fridge, more storage and much needed counter space was achieved.
Quartz countertops with gray tones, the full height backsplash, and floating shelves give a more transition feel to this new just completed kitchen. ... See MoreSee Less
Functionality with Style!
With only a base cabinet for the sink, short upper cabinets on an opposite wall, and the appliances situated by themselves, this kitchen left much to be desired with regard to functionality and appeal, as these before and after pics show.
By relocating the mechanicals, the sink was now placed at the main window, the range and microwave at an adjacent wall, and the fridge across from the sink, a much better layout was created that implemented a triangle work flow. With the addition of more drawers, wall cabinets to the ceiling, and a full height pantry next to the fridge, more storage and much needed counter space was achieved.
Quartz counters with gray tones, the full height backsplash, and the floating shelves give a more transitional feel to this new kitchen. ... See MoreSee Less
Here’s to a brand new year of health and prosperity! ... See MoreSee Less
Wicker Park Refresh!
It doesn't always take a large construction project to brighten up an existing space. Sometimes a few accents can give a breath of fresh air to a current living area.
This focal point fireplace redo was the perfect update to this living room, including the addition of a new ceiling fixture, table and chairs, and area rug to modernize the space, along with a new marble tile kitchen backsplash and full height tile window wall. ... See MoreSee Less
This recently completed Logan Square interior renovation showcases a complete update from older traditional, to a more transitional surrounding.
Highlights of this project included a complete kitchen reconfiguration, with marble countertops and full height backsplashes, the repainting and hardwood floor refinishing on all three levels, new stair posts and balluster replacement , and redesigned fireplace surrounds in the living and dining room. New modern light fixtures provided the perfect finishing touches to accent the new furnishings and artwork.
Hats off as always to Alida Coury Interiors, and her great vision. ... See MoreSee Less
Looks fabulous! 😍 I know Alida. We worked together on a project in WS.
Our latest Wicker Park Kitchen Makeover.
Who says you can't achieve a complete kitchen refresh, on a tight budget and timeline, with minimal mess?
This kitchen makeover entailed removal of all counters and plumbing fixtures, Painting of the existing cabinetry, walls and ceiling, and the addition of new island pendant lights and a herringbone pattern tiled backsplash. Completion time was less than 10 days with no heavy construction mess. ... See MoreSee Less
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With much of our time spent indoors these days during this new norm, thoughts of friends and families safety and well being are upmost in our minds. Many families are encountering the challenges of having a full house once again, with online schooling and work from home practices being the new protocol.
Please keep in mind that this too shall pass, hopefully very soon.
If during this period your thoughts turn to renovation of your kitchen, adding or refreshing additional living space in your basement, or even larger scale addition projects, please keep Cornerstone Custom Builders in mind, as we are true experts. Our extensive experience in all phases and construction practices of new construction and remodeling will be implemented into your project to provide years of enjoyment for you and your family. We can also offer professional interior design assistance.
Contact us today to learn more about our process, and obtain an estimate for your project.
Our very best wishes to all, and please stay healthy, happy, and be positive. We will all get through this! ... See MoreSee Less
Kildeer project Luxe update
Our current Kildeer project is getting a Luxe update! This phase of the project is incorporating the addition of extensive and lavish moldings installed throughout the main foyers and Dining room, complete with fresh paint, and Chic room accents in the adjacent rooms.
More pics to follow as this project progresses! ... See MoreSee Less
This is gorgeous!
Wicker Park transitional.
This recently completed modern bar was part of an extensive basement renovation.
Finishes for the project included rift cut white oak cabinetry, a combination of quartz and natural stone counters, an added sink, led up lighting in the bar tower cabinets, antiques mirror and wood frame, and bookcases and a gas fireplace in the adjacent living area.
Cheers! ... See MoreSee Less
Another great city renovation just completed. This Bucktown kitchen was a true labor of love, not without its challenges.
The commercial grade appliances all had to be hoisted to the third floor by use of a crane due to hallway size restrictions.
Finishes for the projects included all custom white oak cabinetry, quartz counters. Wavy imported subway tile for the backsplash, and a copper apron front sink and copper pendant fixtures. ... See MoreSee Less
Looks soo great!
Chicago Bucktown Transitional. This transitional kitchen with a retro feel combines black & white, with finishing touches that bring a modern feel to this Chicago rowhouse kitchen. Natural maple floors, brushed brass fixtures, quartz countertops and herringbone subway tile are just a few of the design details that add a touch of luxury. A true entertainer's kitchen ready for the next gathering! ... See MoreSee Less
Be Bold! When it comes to kitchen design, don't be afraid to go bold. While initially a color for cabinetry such as a straight or off black can seem intimidating, the right complimentary finishes such as lighter wood floors, white counter tops and backsplash tile, and black grout will all blend beautifully to give your kitchen a sharp, sleek, modern look. ... See MoreSee Less
Building your new home from the ground up can be a very rewarding experience. The opportunity to design and build a home that is truly unique to your individual style and taste, and reflects what is most important to you and your family will provide a sense of pride and accomplishment like no other.
This achievement all begins with the most important piece of the puzzle, and that is selecting the right home builder for your project.
In an industry that offers many trade professionals, it is important to research each home builder you are considering. The right builder, who possesses the necessary experience, the ability to communicate well, and is patient and willing to involve you in the process while your home is constructed, is critical for the success of your project.
While interviewing potential builders for your new home, always ask as many questions as necessary until you gain a sense of confidence and trust to select the best builder for your specific project. ... See MoreSee Less
The spring real estate market is in full swing.
5233 Carpenter St. in Downers Grove has just sold to a happy family. The in town location and features of the home were the perfect match for the new owners.
Thanks to all the trades for their efforts, as well as the real estate agents who worked hard to make the sale possible! ... See MoreSee Less
Custom Wine Cabinetry. With the demand for larger custom homes, wine storage in the home has become much more popular. More available space on first floors and in basements can provide the ideal location for a custom wine storage and tasting area. Combining the right design with a quality true custom cabinet manufacturer makes all the difference. Endless possibilities exist with the many choices of woods & colors available. This display was designed by Cornerstone, and manufactured by one of the most reputable custom cabinet manufacturers in the Chicago area. Features of this display include vertical wine cubbies and criss cross bottle storage, and an open area for wine cases. The single drawer provides storage for necessary utensils. A large open decanting area exists with an antique mirrored back and wine glass storage on dual sides. This particular display was constructed from rustic white oak, and combines smartly with a solid walnut countertop. Vertical pilasters and oversized crown molding help to accent the display. ... See MoreSee Less
Granite as a material countertop selection is still a trend, and is a more economical finish than quartz.
The natural characteristics of a slab of granite while often contain very subtle color variations and flecks, which can add just the right amount of transitional contrast between your cabinetry and selected tile backsplash.
Additional options available for granite countertops include a variety of finished to the material, such as high polished gloss, honed, which is a duller less polished finished, and leathered, which is a textured finish. All these elements of granite can combine to help provide a kitchen or bath that is truly unique to your individual style. ... See MoreSee Less
Benefits of mulch installation
Spring is here & it's that time of year to begin to beautify the outside areas of your home.
Installing mulch has multiple benefits such as: inhibiting weed germination, retaining soil moisture which protects plants from drying out and the need for additional watering, controls soil erosion, keeps the soil cool in the summer & warm during the winter, and of course mulch is visually appealing. It is a great way to add additional curb appeal to the outside of your home. ... See MoreSee Less
All Custom vs. Box Cabinetry
With a seemingly endless amount of choices available these days, choosing cabinetry for your new kitchen can seem like a very daunting task.
A common sense approach that incorporates your budget, as well as how your kitchen needs to function is always best to help you narrow down the many options available.
Custom cabinetry has many advantages over the semi custom and box cabinet lines.
All true custom cabinetry that is produced from scratch will always provide more freedom of design for looks as well as functionality, with almost no limitations. Many of the most sought after construction, higher quality materials, and various finishes are available standard with custom cabinetry, such as all plywood construction, and hardwood dovetail drawer box construction. Installation is always much faster as well working with custom cabinetry, since custom cabinetry can be built in much larger units, and not in box cabinet sizes that result in multiple cabinets needing to be assembled together with fillers to make up a single wall run of cabinetry.
All true custom cabinet manufacturers will employ the very best design/sales representatives to assist you in designing your dream kitchen, and many custom cabinet manufactures will offer a touch up and adjustment service after your cabinets are installed.
Always remember that money spent in your kitchen will always pay you back down the road, if resale value is important to you, and True custom cabinetry is a very sound investment in your home. ... See MoreSee Less
Downers Grove Luxury Master Suite. This master bath suite captures the essence of transitional design. Dark cabinetry and modern quartz countertops combine seamlessly with marble floors, walls, and shower accents for a soothing contrast of color and style. Abundant natural light provides scenery and ambiance to this inviting master bathroom retreat. ... See MoreSee Less
Custom Finished Basements.
A custom finished basement is the most economical way to add living space to your home.
Your basement's footprint is often wide open, so let your imagination loose and incorporate a completely unique design to treat yourself to a private retreat which provides additional gathering area that you will enjoy for years to come.
This basement's theme is centered around entertainment, with the two side by side gaming chairs, state of the art media center, and beautiful black felt pool table. ... See MoreSee Less
Custom Finished Basements
A custom finished basement is the most economical way to add living space to your home. Your existing basement footprint is often wide open, so let your imagination loose and incorporate a completely unique design to treat yourself to a private retreat that provides additional gathering space that you can enjoy for years to come.
This basements' theme is centered around entertainment, with the two gaming chairs and state of the art media center, as well as the beautiful black felt pool table. ... See MoreSee Less
Ultra modern city living!
This new construction Chicago residence showcases an amazing open floor plan that features vaulted ceilings, glossy and wood grain custom cabinetry, and quartz countertops. These design elements make this kitchen the focal point of the first floor living area. Also incorporated into the design are the dark, wide plank hardwood flooring that adds warmth, glass backsplash, stainless steel island hood, and metal staircase that all combine to achieve the modern look that was desired, ... See MoreSee Less
Grays are still trending! This contemporary bathroom makes a modern statement with use of sharp gray tones, neutral whites and off-whites, as well as bright chrome for some added bling. Sharp straight lines, such as in the recessed shampoo niche, contribute to a crisp finish. ... See MoreSee Less
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