10 Ways to Make Any Bathroom Feel Bigger

Many of us sit and dream about a more spacious home. You may wish for a larger closet to house your shoe collection, or a chef’s dream kitchen to cook your most delicious meals. But time and again clients come to us with a desire to expand their bathroom space. Although guests may not spend a lot of time here, spacious bathrooms translate to smoother mornings and happier households. There are cases where we can actually enlarge the bathroom space by borrowing square footage from a neighboring room or changing...

4 Inspiring Tub to Shower Conversions

Do you already have a tub and shower combination but don’t see a need for it anymore? Or are you looking to maximize your space by removing a large separate soaking tub and shower in order to replace them with a walk-in shower? If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. Our team at J&J Construction has noticed an uptick of requests for tub to shower conversions. Whether it makes more sense from a mobility standpoint, or simply a change in lifestyle, we understand that desire and are delivering beautiful...

How To Style Your Bathroom Grandmillennial

When it comes to bathroom remodeling, no one stays on top of current trends like J&J Construction. We love to tap into what current homeowners desire and pair their design ideas with our professional advice. The result is a finished product you’ll love for years. While some clients are strictly modern or traditional, we’re seeing more and more homeowners request “Granny Chic” otherwise known as Grandmillennial. Not only are millennials selecting names for their children that were popular decades ago, but they’re also reaching back to that time period for decor...

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...

Tile Pattern Inspiration for 2022

Using patterned tile is a surefire way to add the zhush to your home’s interior. Mixing up sizes, shapes, and even the direction of tiles can transform even a small space. Floors, showers, and backsplashes are ideal locations for a tile update. Our J&J design team uses all sorts of tile in our customer’s projects. Although we mention the details in our Project Spotlights, we wanted to share some of the latest pattern inspo to help activate your imagination! Pop in Some Color Although the trend towards light, bright, and neutrally colored rooms...

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...

Top Remodeling Trends for 2021

The way that we use our homes changed in 2020. Daily activities now can include work, virtual classes, working out, and more. Rooms serve multiple uses, there’s extra people sharing spaces all day long, and families have had time to really think about what we want from our spaces. As a result, it’s beginning to influence design and remodeling trends. Let’s take a look at some of the changes you’ll be seeing in 2021 and beyond! The new normal for many of us will continue to include working from home. Prior...