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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.
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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
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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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New for 2018 is our just completed and updated website that features all of our recent as well as our showcase project galleries. Visit cornerstonebuilds.com to view these projects and learn more about us and our commitment to client satisfaction. ... See MoreSee Less
Chicago high rise complete renovation for one of our best clients. Unbeatable views and location combined with luxury finishes for a great weekend retreat from the suburbs. ... See MoreSee Less
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It's my absolute pleasure to recommend Cornerstone Renovations. I began my garage addition project knowing virtually nothing about the process. Paul explained everything involved and walked me through every step. I knew this was not going to be a one hour tv show build. This was going to be a rather involved project requiring virtually every trade and I wanted it done right along with high quality.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Paul Drzewiecki, and came to know him as a truly valuable asset and a friend. He was the glue to the entire project. He is honest, dependable, and incredibly hardworking. He would inspect everything closely to make sure the work was perfect. He coordinated every trade so there was no down time and the project kept moving. His communication was second to none. There was never a time when I didn't know what the next step in the project was going to be. His knowledge and expertise with home building was a huge advantage to my project. He put his skill set to work the entire time.
Along with his undeniable talent, Paul has always been an absolute joy to work with. He always managed to overcome every obstacle that arose throughout this garage addition. He kept the trades positive and brought out their best. I was so impressed by their work, I have lined them up to do my next project, a bathtub to walk-in shower conversion.
Mike Chiovari, Batavia, IL ... See MoreSee Less