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 Kitchen Faucets

Last month we took a deep dive into various kitchen sink designs and features. After all, when considering a kitchen renovation, your work space at the kitchen sink is critical. You want it all: style, function, quality, and a timeless design. You’ll need to evaluate your overall kitchen design. You wouldn’t select a modern faucet with a rustic kitchen, or vice versa. You are going to use this feature every single day, so you’ll want to feel confident in your selection. Once you choose the aesthetic of your faucet, evaluate types...

How to Avoid Costly Renovation Mistakes

We’ve all been there. You’re standing in your outdated bathroom and start thinking about the possibility of a renovation. Your mind starts whirling with ideas: paint colors, lighting options, countertop material, and more. You dream about the end result. But homeowners know that making dreams a reality takes a plan, a budget, and a professional to guide you. Before taking a sledgehammer to any counters or removing floor tiles, it’s imperative that you think before you act. Remodeling can be a major headache if done improperly. Without a plan in place...

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...

Granite vs. Quartz Countertops: A Comparison

According to industry experts, countertops, whether in the kitchen or bathroom, can take up at least 10% of your overall renovation budget. Homeowners know that these surfaces are going to be used daily, so they want to feel confident in their selection. Not only do countertops need to function for years to come, they also need to look great. And if the kitchen is the first thing people notice in homes, then a countertop is the focus of that kitchen. The design you choose for your countertop can really drive the...

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...

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...

Aging in Place with Comfort and Style

A growing trend in Chicagoland is “Aging in Place” home renovations. Sometimes, they’re a project to accommodate a parent or relative who still has independence, but would rather live with their family. For others, adding accessible design features to an existing home allows them to remain there as they grow older. The concept of “accessible design” can be broad when you’re designing a room addition, addressing bathroom or kitchen remodeling, and adding updates to your current home. Every situation is different, of course - and it can be difficult to navigate...

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...