Your Guide to Bathroom Lighting

Lighting is critical to your bathroom design. When considering a bathroom install or renovation, be sure to think about the overall aesthetic you hope to achieve as well as your particular space requirements. Enter a bathroom with properly placed lighting and you’ll notice the room feels larger, taller, and more impressive. Bathroom lighting choices can draw attention to quality design elements, bring energy into a space, and create a functionality necessary for one of the most used rooms in your home. Bathroom Lighting 101: There are three types to consider as you...

Luxury Walk-In Shower Ideas

If you’ve considered a bathroom renovation in recent years, chances are you’ve given serious thought to a walk-in shower. After all, they are sleek, easier to clean, provide smart storage and convenience, and there are no cumbersome curbs to trip over (bonus!). With a frameless glass enclosure, a walk-in shower fits in seamlessly to any luxury bathroom design offering one cohesive bathroom aesthetic. Open-concept isn’t just for kitchens. Use the same materials for a walk-in shower as the rest of the bathroom and you have a unified space that looks beautiful...

Why Hire a Design-Build Firm for your Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel?

When you’re ready to make your renovation plans happen, you’re faced with a critical decision: Do you do it yourself, manage it yourself, or hire a design-build firm? If you’re not familiar with the last option, let us explain what they are - and why it could be your best choice. Design-build firms handle both construction tasks and design for their clients, and it’s an efficient, practical solution for Chicagoland homeowners. Read on to find out how this type of working relationship can make every part of the remodeling process much...

Why Basement Bathrooms Are So Popular

Basement bathrooms are becoming a popular remodeling project - it’s likely that you know someone who decided to add or remodel a lower-level bath this year. Whether a smaller powder room, or a fully-featured guest bath, these additions bring many advantages to Chicagoland homes. Don’t feel limited by lower ceilings required by building codes, plumbing considerations, or lack of windows! A professional contractor (like J&J) knows all the ins and outs of working with finished basement spaces, and will be full of great ideas on how to maximize light, find more...

Bathroom Organizing

Why do bathrooms always come with so much - stuff? Ever notice, while you’re checking out design blogs and magazines for inspiration, that the bathrooms they feature look so sleek and uncluttered? We all know that one of the busiest rooms in the house comes with wet towels, dirty laundry, makeup, hair appliances, and a zillion other things that dominate the counter space and spoil that zen mood we’re looking for. Well, it’s possible to reproduce that magic when you remodel your bathroom. Not with more hampers and storage, not with...

The Latest Bath Trends For Your Home

Thinking about updating a master bathroom, guest bath, or powder room? If you’re not working in the industry, you may not be aware of all the latest trends. The latest and greatest in bathroom design isn’t all about colors and tiles - there are also some less-obvious touches that up the luxury level. A good soak in a steaming hot tub will always have appeal. Now, however, the focus on personal relaxation has moved over to the shower! Showers today can deliver experiences that you could once only find in resort...

Virtual Consultations Offer Safety and Convenience

We’re open for business - with your safety in mind! While some things remain uncertain, J&J is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our customers and employees. We are taking a number of steps, in accordance with CDC guidelines, to continue to serve you in the safest way possible. Our team understands that spending time at home can help our clients gain perspective on what is truly important in their homes. With more time to pinpoint what isn’t working in each room, homeowners are able to finally make the customized...

Bathroom Tile Guide

For anyone ready to update a bathroom, tile may not be getting all the consideration it should. Here at J&J Construction, we’re constantly surprised at the new ideas, finishes, and looks that our suppliers bring us. Porcelain that looks like wood, and wears like iron? Subway tiles in every color under the sun? Metallic finishes? Wow! Since it’s possible to finish out a bathroom in tile on practically every surface, we thought we’d share some of the latest trends and examples. Cool and Easy Blue is always a classic for any bathroom -...

Organizing Small Bathrooms

How is that one of the busiest rooms in your home was designed to be so --- small? Bathrooms never have enough storage, it seems. There are a lot of items that live there, each important, each taking up space, and multiplying with each family member. From towels to toilet paper, shampoo to shaving cream - it’s all necessary. But where does it all go? When you’re dealing with standard bathroom layouts, space really is limited. Countertops fill up quickly, and cabinets - well, are there ever enough? Smart organizing is...

Twice the Impact in this Two Bathroom Renovation Project

Renovating two bathrooms in one project is a brave step!  At this Aurora, IL residence, the homeowners were ready to make big changes in their master and hall bathrooms. J&J Construction partnered with the couple to create both new rooms - each with a cool, serene take on the latest colorways and materials. The end results? All of the above, now with streamlined efficiency and layouts that work beautifully. Goals: At the time of renovation, these bathrooms were serviceable but outdated. Updating the cabinets, bringing a sense of openness to the...