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

A mere 14 miles north of downtown Chicago, the village of Wilmette, Illinois offers all of the comforts of relaxed North Shore living with all of the benefits of the big city just a few moments away. World-class schools, combined with a plethora of cultural and artistic offerings and ample opportunities for outdoor recreation make it an attractive place to build a home and raise a family—and luxury homebuilders Orren Pickell can help you create the home you’ve always dreamed of. Perhaps you’ve been saving ideas over time, collecting photos and saving bookmarks of design styles that strike your fancy? Or maybe you’re looking for a partner who can lead you in a structured brainstorming process to help define your signature style? Whatever your preference, Orren Pickell’s talented designers and architects are ready to work with you hand-in-hand to create a home that’s uniquely you.

Wilmette and Orren Pickell Have So Much to Offer

Called one of the top ten places in the US to raise children by Businessweek magazine, Wilmette is a vibrant community with an all-American feel. With more than 63 acres of lakefront parks, tree lined streets, and the impressive Centennial Park recreation complex, Wilmette has so much to offer those who are fortunate enough to call it home—and your Wilmette home should be just as comfortable and welcoming.

Orren Pickell’s team of designers can help ensure that your home reflects your style and your lifestyle. And whether you lean toward the arched entryways and transom windows of a New England style home, prefer the more simple style of an American Foursquare or “Prairie Box” design, or want to incorporate an eclectic mix of different styles, the professionals at Orren Pickell are experienced at helping clients just like you to turn ideas into action.

Are you ready to convert or custom build your Wilmette, Illinois dream home? Contact Us today!

Master Bedroom Arched Transom Windows
Arched transom windows let additional light into the expansive master bedroom.
Custom New England Style Home with Arched Entrance
The arched doorway of this New England style home is beautiful and inviting.
Arch Details within the Built-In Family Room Shelving
The arches atop the built-in shelves and arch detail above the television inset add architectural interest.

For more than four decades, we’ve provided home services to Wilmette’s residents. Our services include:

Get in touch with us today. We’re here to help you turn your dream home into a reality.

Customize an Existing Home: Whole-House Remodeling in Wilmette, IL

Is it possible to transform a 100-year old residence into a family’s dream home that includes modern-day amenities, without destroying the home’s original charm or the owner’s reasonable budget? On a recent Wilmette whole-house remodeling project, our clients were delighted to find out the answer was a resounding “yes”!

For clients who already own or have found a home with a perfect location and strong bones, a whole-house remodel may be a better option than a complete tear-down or than continuing to search for another home or a suitable lot on which to build a new home. In this particular situation, the client loved their 100-year-old home but knew that it needed extensive upgrades throughout—from the entryway all the way to the master bedroom, and everywhere in between—before it would fit their family’s needs.

Working with the clients, the design team at Orren Pickell helped identify the problem areas in the current home—for example, the dark, out-of-date, closed-off kitchen whose choppy floor plan and lack of counter and prep space made family dinners and casual entertaining a difficult endeavor—and created a welcoming, open concept chef’s kitchen filled with light. Now, the substantial center island serves multiple purposes, providing a casual seating and eating area while also giving the homeowners additional storage space and an expansive area for preparing food. Extensive crown molding, frosted glass cabinets and custom over-island lighting add luxurious touches to the kitchen area, allowing the homeowner’s personal style to shine through.

Kitchen Before Renovation
The home’s previous kitchen was dark and closed in, not at all suitable for the client’s needs.
Kitchen After Renovation with Huge Center Island
The new kitchen’s massive center island provides seating, storage and prep space.
New Kitchen with Crown Molding and Custom Lighting
Frosted glass cabinets, extensive crown molding and custom island lighting add luxurious touches.

If a whole-home remodeling project is of interest to you, we’d be delighted to talk. Get in touch with us for a no-obligation consultation today; we’ll find out more about you, your lifestyle and what your future holds and will work with you to create a whole-home remodeling plan that brings out the best your home has to offer.

Wilmette Custom Home? Make Orren Pickell Your Preferred Home Builder

Chances are, if you’ve looked at any luxury homes in Lake Forest, Winnetka, Wilmette, or anywhere else along the North Shore, you’ve seen the work of Orren Pickell Building Group, regional custom home builders. How can you be so sure? Because we’ve been building magnificent homes throughout the area for more than 40 years, since we were founded in the 1970s. We’re one of the most trusted home contractors in the area because we understand the importance of meticulous attention to detail, unparalleled quality and second-to-none service.

The experience of building your own home is one that can be overwhelming and stressful, or one that can be full of adventure and excitement. At Orren Pickell, our goal is to make the home building process one that is enjoyable, free from hassles and headaches. Let us show you how the ideal home building experience should feel, from start to finish. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation; we’ll talk about your ideas for what your new home should look like and what practical needs it must meet, then our team will get to work developing a plan to bring your dreams into reality.

Wilmette Dream Homes

Orren Pickell’s experienced design and construction team listens to you, taking into account your specific wants and needs to create a home that works for your specific family. We consider the way you live, the kind of entertaining you like to do and even the way you like to work, and combine your desires with our years of experience in the home building industry. The result is a custom home that suits your unique needs and preferences while also taking advantage of industry best practices and the most innovative solutions on the market today. From home offices that feel child’s room complete with a cozy window reading nook, to an impeccably designed formal living room complete with wood-burning fireplace, any detail you can imagine can be a feature in your new Orren Pickell home.

Office with Built-In Shelving and Lots of Natural Light
Built-in shelving provides attractive, ample storage while floor-to-ceiling windows allow tons of natural light.
Built-In Cozy Reading Nook - Kids Room
The cozy window reading nook is a great spot to curl up with a book or even for a nap.
Formal Living Room with Wood Burning Fireplace
The home’s formal living room features an ornately decorated mantel surrounding a wood-burning fireplace.

Wilmette, Illinois Home Remodeling

If you’re like many homeowners, there may be one particular area or room in your home that needs refreshing. Is your master bathroom in desperate need of an overhaul? Does your guest bedroom make visitors feel less than welcome? Or do you simply not have enough space to do the type of hosting or entertaining you want to do? If you’re considering adding on to your home or remodeling a room or several rooms, let the master designers at Orren Pickell help.

Unlike other kitchen remodeling contractors or bathroom remodeling contractors, our designers and architects have experience revamping every room in the house. From bathrooms to basements to bonus rooms and every room in between, we’ve spent the past 40 years working with homeowners in Wilmette and across the North Shore to help refresh their homes. Our remodeling experience includes.

  • Sunrooms
  • Kitchen remodels
  • Bathroom remodels
  • Second story additions
  • Room additions
  • Master suite additions
  • Office additions
  • And more

Remodeling projects have a reputation for being frustrating and encountering delays, but this doesn’t have to be the case. At Orren Pickell, we have the real-world experience necessary to make sure that your remodeling project goes smoothly, without hassles or unwelcome surprises. Get in touch with one of our design consultants today; we’ll be delighted to show you previous remodeling work and additions we’ve completed, and will discuss renovations you’re considering for your home.