Glenview, IL Custom Home Builders – Remodeling, Design & Build

When it was incorporated in 1899, Glenview, IL had 350 residents; today, the village boasts nearly 45,000. And it’s growth isn’t surprising, when you consider its location—a mere three miles to Chicago—combined with its excellent schools, 34 parks and playground covering more than 290 acres and growing options for shopping, dining, and entertainment. From exploring the area’s history at the Grove or Historic Wagner Farm to indulging in a little retail therapy at The Glen, there’s something for every member of the family to do in Glenview.

With ten stellar public schools and a low crime rate, it’s understandable why families are interested in moving to Glenview and families who already call Glenview home want to stay right where they are. Regardless if you’re a current Glenview resident who wants to refresh your home with a renovation or you want to move to Glenview and need help building the home of your dreams, the expert architects at the Orren Pickell Building Group can help. We’ve helped homeowners just like you to transform their dream home into reality, and we can make it happen for you, too.

Orren Pickell Gets to Know Glenview Homeowners

When you work with the Orren Pickell team, you can expect a highly interactive process; after all, if we want to be able to create a home that truly reflects you, we need to get to know you first. To that end, we’ll ask you a lot of questions about your preferences, your tastes, your style and the way you live and entertain. What do you like to do on the weekends? How often do you need to bring work home? How will your life and your family be different five years from now? Ten years from now? Every question we ask has one purpose—to ensure that the home design we deliver will suit your needs and preferences today while planning for the future.

As an Orren Pickell client, you are our most important client. When you sign a contract with us, you’re assigned a project manager for your renovation/build project. Your project manager will provide you with updates on your project, answering all of your questions, working with you on any changes that need to be made and addressing any of your concerns. You are your project manager’s number one priority.

For more than four decades, Orren Pickell has served homeowners in Glenview and across the North Shore. Our services offerings include

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Home Remodel Brings Glamour to Glenview, IL

When you think about the areas of your own home that tend to show their age the quickest, your kitchen and bathrooms are probably the most likely culprits. And for this remodeling project in Glenview, IL, the homeowners were facing the same challenges—a dated kitchen and no longer on-trend master bathroom and guest bathrooms were making their entire home feel awkward and out of style. They tapped the design experts at Orren Pickell to help create a design plan that focused on refreshing the kitchen and bathroom areas, adding a touch of glamour to both areas and breathing new life into the entire home in the process.

The kitchen’s existing cabinetry was removed and was replaced with custom gray and white cabinets featuring raised panel doors. A glossy clay tile backsplash helps reflect the natural light that enters the room without making the kitchen feel too sterile or formal. The Taj Mahal Quartzite countertops provide a beautiful, functional work surface that is durable and complements the look and feel of the overall space.

The refrigerator wall cabinetry creates ample storage opportunities for bakeware, serveware and more. High-end appliances, including a gas cooktop, double wall ovens and stainless steel refrigerator look attractive and perform flawlessly, making it a pleasure for the homeowners to cook a gourmet meal for a large dinner party or to put together a quick snack for two. And the apron front sink and hand-scraped 7” hardwood floors lend a bit of warmth to the kitchen, adding a touch of rustic charm.

Above the gas cooktop, Orren Pickell designers created a paneled range hood to complement the custom kitchen cabinetry. Working with the homeowners, the designers chose fixtures and hardware in brushed nickel to complement the cooler color palate of the kitchen. Pendant lighting over the kitchen island is both beautiful and practical, allowing the homeowners additional light to prep foods or complete other tasks; designers opted for decorative glass to mirror the twists and turns of light created by the clay tile backsplash.

A Glenview, IL kitchen with gray and white raised-panel cabinet Doors
The kitchen remodel includes gray and white raised-panel cabinet doors.
A Glenview, IL Kitchen that features a Apron Front Kitchen Sink and Hand-Scraped Hardwood Floors
The apron front kitchen sink and hand-scraped hardwood floors add a touch of rustic charm to the kitchen.
A Glenview, IL kitchen that features a decorative glass pendant lighting
The decorative glass pendant lighting complements the clay tile backsplash.

The sunny breakfast nook, right off of the kitchen, has several large windows that allow the homeowners to enjoy beautiful views of their yard while enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning or helping the kids with homework after school. The art glass chandelier echoes the curves found in the backsplash tile, while custom window treatments allow the kitchen area to gain all of the benefits of the natural light while still having the option of privacy.

Glenview, IL Kitchen with Windows in Breakfast Nook
Multiple windows in the breakfast nook make the area light and airy.
Glenview, IL kitchen featuring an art glass chandelier
The art glass chandelier echoes the curves suggested by the backsplash tile.

In the powder room, exposed plumbing is made elegant and exquisite. For this area, the designers suggested that a standard vanity may make the small space feel even smaller; to make the most of the space, Orren Pickell’s designers placed a two-leg single washstand with glass legs, creating a sense that the sink is “floating” within the space.

With all of the plumbing, including the sink basin itself being exposed, it was important that the sink be an attractive part of the bathroom remodel; working with the homeowners, Orren Pickell designers chose a hammered nickel sink along with a one-hole deck-mounted lavatory faucet with cross handles in nickel. Hand-scraped hardwood floors and a neutral color palate complete the clean, updated look of this powder room upgrade.

Glenview, IL Powder Room with Glass Legs
Glass legs allow the small powder room to feel larger.
Glenview, IL Bathroom featuring a Hammered Nickel Sink
The hammered nickel sink adds a spark of glamour to the neutral powder room palate.

The home’s master bathroom received an extensive makeover, going from an awkwardly-shaped area with odd angles to a more effectively-shaped rectangular space that allowed for the creation of a shower and an expanded master closet. Now, there is plenty of space and plenty of natural light that enters the bathroom, thanks to the addition of several windows.

In lieu of installing a traditional vanity, the homeowners opted for the more glamorous look of metal four-leg washstands with undermount sinks, with Calcutta Gold marble countertops. Similarly, the bathroom’s floor tile is 18” x 18” Calcutta Gold marble set on a diagonal.

The master bathroom’s expansive shower features a roller-style sliding door and nickel fixtures. The tub, a freestanding model made of cast iron in a burnished finish, is a beautiful and luxurious addition to the master bathroom and a place where the homeowner can relax and unwind at the end of a long day. The nickel and porcelain hand shower and tub filler complement the nickel fixtures throughout the rest of the master bathroom and add a touch of rustic glamour to the bathroom.

Glenview, IL bathroom featuring marble tile
Marble tile behind the vanity reflects light without creating glare.
Glenview, IL Bathroom featuring natural lighting
Natural light floods the master bathroom.
Glenview, IL bathroom featuring nickel and porcelain fixtures
Nickel and porcelain fixtures create rustic glamour.

Lighting is an important part of the master bathroom and its renovation. The crystal chandelier highlights the ceiling height and adds a sense of grand romance and luxury to the room, helping set the perfect mood for a quiet evening in. Sconce lighting near the mirrors above the wash basins provides ample lighting for the homeowner’s grooming tasks, and the natural light from the outdoors is helpful for putting on makeup and correctly judging colors. And the tile behind the vanity and mirrors is 12” x 12” sheets of statuary marble, split-faced and stacked, which subtly reflect light without creating harsh glare.

Glenview, IL master bathroom featuring a classy chandelier
The chandelier creates a sense of romance in the master bathroom.
Glenview, IL bathroom featuring sconce lighting
Sconce lighting is both attractive and practical.
Glenview, IL Bathroom featuring Metal Washstands
The homeowners opted for metal washstands in lieu of traditional vanities.

Could your kitchen and bathrooms use an update? Or does your entire Glenview home need an overhaul? The Orren Pickell Building Group can help. Get in touch with us to let us know more about your needs and let us tell you more about how we can transform your vision into a reality.