Goodbye dated details. Hello openness and elegance.

The first place any home design is likely to show its age is in the kitchen or baths. After all, even the most on-trend, seemingly timeless design won’t last forever. Fortunately, that means that when this Glenview, Illinois home was ready for a makeover, bringing the kitchen and master bath up-to-date gave the whole house a fresh perspective.

The family had three goals for the renovation:

  1. Replace stained oak doors and trim throughout with modern profiles in white
  2. Bring in new kitchen cabinetry and appliances
  3. Update an awkwardly shaped, outdated master bath

The Orren Pickell Building Group worked closely with Catherine Schager Designs to bring the home’s millwork- and detail-driven concept to fruition.

In the kitchen, a new layout provides a more functional work triangle while reflecting the family’s individual cooking style. Custom CabinetWerks gray and soft white cabinetry opens up the room, while Taj Mahal Quartzite countertops and glossy French Clay backsplash tiles take advantage of natural light in the breakfast room, pulling it deeper into the space.

The angled master bath wall was bumped out to a rectangle, creating space for a shower and an expanded master closet. Four-leg metal washstands, nickel faucets and a freestanding bathtub with a burnished cast-iron exterior all evoke vintage European styling, while Calacatta Gold marble surfaces keep the space contemporary. The combination works beautifully, making the master bath almost too stunning for the owners to keep to themselves.