Naperville Kitchen Remodel Wins National Design Award with Open Shelving & Soft Gray Tones

Hinsdale, IL, November 13, 2013 --( A Naperville, IL kitchen has been quite the industry favorite in 2013, tying in design trends such as open shelving and soft, gray hues. Normandy Designer Ann Stockard recently received two awards for the kitchen, as industry peers applaud her ability to create a new spin on a white kitchen by pairing it with dark flooring. “The homeowners wanted a crisp, white kitchen, and what better way to make a white kitchen pop than with dark floors,” says Stockard. “To soften the contrast, we incorporated a light gray throughout the space,” says Stockard.

“To improve the layout without drastically changing the footprint, we incorporated a banquette to ease the traffic flow. The banquette was able to pull double duty as seating and storage,” commented Stockard. “Overall, this was a great project to work on and it turned out just as planned, leaving everyone involved very happy with the final results.”

The kitchen received a Master Design Award Honorable Mention from Qualified Remodeler Magazine, as well as previously receiving further national recognition with a Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

About Normandy Remodeling
Normandy Remodeling is a Design/Build remodeling firm that develops plans and designs and then executes those plans to create a single point of contact for a homeowner’s remodeling project. Normandy Remodeling has been providing award winning kitchens, baths, renovations and additions to Chicago area clients for over 34 years. Normandy is known for great service, high ethical standards, and exceptional quality of work. Their dedication to their clients has previously earned them the title of Remodeler of the Year by Professional Remodeler Magazine, as well as the distinction of GuildQuality Guildmaster Award 2008 through 2012. Centrally located in Hinsdale, Normandy Remodeling services the entire Chicago Metro area. Normandy’s headquarters also features an 8,000 sq ft showroom that allows prospective clients to learn more about the renovation process and makes the selections process for existing clients quick and convenient. For more information about Normandy and the other awards and recognition that they have received, visit

About Ann Stockard
Ann received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology in addition to a degree in Visual Communications from Southern Illinois University. With over fourteen years experience in the design industry, Ann has been part of the Normandy design team since 2006.
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