Your Guide to Kitchen Sinks

During a kitchen renovation, you’ll reach the point when you need to decide on a kitchen sink. Seems simple enough, but this actually proves to be one of the more difficult choices for homeowners. There are a variety of materials, sizes, and mount options. Style is critical, but function is everything when it comes to selecting your kitchen sink. Your sink needs to be durable, and something you can live with for years to come. Your kitchen sink is going to get constant usage. Therefore, consider your material choice carefully. The most...

Ten Inspiring Navy Kitchen Ideas

Adding navy blue to your kitchen space can provide an instant boost. This chic color is both uplifting and classic - perfect for mixing and matching with neutrals and accessories. It’s the best remodeling trend out there for making a room stand out. Adding fresh color is always a part of kitchen remodeling. Now, with an abundance of blue cabinet shades available, it’s easy to drench your cooking space with this beloved color’s happy and sophisticated vibe. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite navy kitchen cabinet looks to inspire your next...

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...

The Latest Trends For Organized Kitchens

One of the big benefits of remodeling your kitchen: Getting organized! Seriously - when is the last time you heard someone complain about having too much storage? A space that’s customized to your needs can turn your least favorite chores into simple routines, and bring a lot more serenity into your life.  Let’s look at the most brilliant ideas for regaining counter space, reducing prep time, and turning your kitchen into an organized wonderland. These are the little tricks and clever designs that you’ll want to show off to your friends...

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...

Getting Ready For Summer Entertaining

Although a lot of our activities have been on hold this year, you can still get excited about Summer entertaining. If you’re looking forward to casual gatherings outside and reconnecting, check out our tips for the best season ever. It’s smart to keep safety in mind as we ease out of social isolation. The new normal means that hand sanitizer is in, and shared dishes might be out. Designating one bathroom for guests is a good solution, and allows for quick disinfection, if needed. Make the switch to paper towels for gatherings,...

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...

Make it a Green Spring in Your Kitchen!

One of the best parts of a kitchen remodeling project is adding your personal touches to the fresh new space. With Spring in the air, and maybe more time at home right now, we thought we’d present some inspiration on how to decorate your gorgeous new J&J kitchen with greenery and style! Here in Chicagoland, there are plenty of opportunities to find and grow plants from early Spring on. We suggest inspiring your inner chef and softening up your window sills with an indoor herb garden. If you’ve never been able...

Trending Faucets and Finishes for your Aurora Bathroom or Kitchen Remodel

Design Element One thing I find so fascinating about the fixtures in your kitchen or bathroom is the instant feeling it can provoke from seeing, touching or listening to it. Have you ever walked into a bathroom and the faucet was hard to turn on or it was corroded and rusty looking, maybe it surprised you when the water splashed at you? Have you ever felt excited and happy when you turned on the new kitchen faucet at your neighbor's house, and the water ran so nice and the faucet was easy...

Utter Kitchen Project

Amazing Kitchen Upgrade J&J is known for some spectacular Kitchen projects involving moving walls, installing structural beams & headers and adding 100’s of square feet onto the back of the house. They certainly are impressive, but also very expensive. We have noticed more and more Kitchen remodeling being done within the existing footprint of the home. This is a wonderful example of how beautiful a kitchen can become without going through a major reconstruction of your home. The Shiloh hand-painted white cabinets immediately draw your attention when walking in. The custom...