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...

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...

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 -...

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...

Project Spotlight: Amazing Bathroom Remodel in Aurora

J&J Construction was hired to remodel two bathrooms. The master bathroom we are featuring here, had a lot of wasted space, limited storage and awkward placement of a window. The customer wanted to keep the original footprint to save money and keep the project on a short schedule. After the initial consultation, we began demolition of the walls dividing the toilet and shower stall from the rest of the room. We removed the window and replaced the over-sized jacuzzi tub with a beautiful soaker tub by Kohler. By removing the window,...

A Naperville Bathroom Remodel that Took Just 7 Days!

Before encountering J&J Construction of Illinois, many of our clients consider bathroom renovations as little more than pipe dreams. They’re tired of outdated fixtures and leaky faucets, but renovation seems too intimidating, too time-consuming, and too costly to undertake. But what if we told you our bathroom remodel rate is typically $7,000 less than the industry average? What if we told you we could transform your space in seven days? What if we told you we can save you time and money without compromising quality? What if we told you we just...