Person holding a tablet with a kitchen drawing in front of the renovated kitchen

When Should You Hire a Kitchen Designer?

Do you find yourself frequently looking around your kitchen and thinking, “I really wish this space had a different layout and more storage”? Or maybe there’s a constant refrain of, “It would be better if my kitchen was open to the rest of the living space” playing in your head. Whatever the reason, updating the … Continued

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Blue and white bathroom with walk-in shower and claddagh symbol on the wall

Creating Functional, Beautiful Spaces in Your Home

When it comes to home renovations, you have two options: beauty or function. Your living room can be wonderfully put together, but you don’t need it to work too hard. Your laundry room is there for one purpose, so the design needs to focus on utility. But is there a way to have both? Can … Continued

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Remodeled open floor plan kitchen, dining room, and living room

Need More Room? Consider a Home Addition

When you bought your current home, it likely suited your needs in terms of layout and space. As life goes on, though, you may find yourself feeling more cramped and quickly running out of room. Maybe your family is growing or perhaps a parent is coming to live with you. Whatever the reason, you might … Continued

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Bathroom sink with silver faucet

Bathroom and Kitchen Fixtures: Nickel vs Chrome

When you’re having a bathroom renovation or kitchen remodel done at home, every detail matters. You want the room to match your personal aesthetic and the overall look of your house, and each detail should complement the others. This includes everything from countertops to fixtures to the color of your cabinets. Two popular options for … Continued

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Renovated Forest Park kitchen

Project Showcase: Forest Park Kitchen Renovation

Kitchens are the heart of the home in almost every house, so having the perfect kitchen really helps to make a home feel complete. LaMantia’s artistic client in Forest Park had a modest-sized kitchen and dining area that didn’t offer enough storage for their needs and didn’t match their style or taste. The homeowner’s love … Continued

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Completed kitchen remodel with blue lower cabinets and white upper cabinets

Project Showcase: Park Ridge Kitchen Remodel

Our Park Ridge clients first learned about our services through a seminar that LaMantia Kitchen & Bath Designer Sally Mauery hosted in the area. Their current kitchen wasn’t original to their home, but it was outdated and didn’t function well for a family of four, including two teenage boys. An Outdated, Ineffective Kitchen The cabinets … Continued

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French doors leading to office

French Doors vs. Pocket Doors

If you want feature character and charm throughout your remodeled home in the Chicago suburbs, opting for non-traditional interior double doors is a great way to do that. Normally, standard wooden doors are placed into every doorway, but you have other options — French doors and pocket doors for example. Let’s take a look at … Continued

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DiSavino bathroom remodel in Hinsdale

Semi-Frameless vs Frameless vs Framed Shower Doors

One of the most fun parts of a bathroom renovation or remodel is figuring out all of the details, from where you want the toilet and vanity to which finishes will complete the look. A major consideration you’ll come across during your bathroom project is the tub vs. shower. If you love taking baths, then, … Continued

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His and hers shower in master bathroom

What Questions Should You Ask Yourself Before Starting a Bathroom Remodel?

Before doing any bathroom remodeling in Hinsdale or the surrounding suburbs, there are certain questions you should ask yourself. Answering key questions will ensure that you’re ready (mentally, physically, and financially) to take on a remodeling project, and it will help the process go smoothly. What is My Budget? The first, and most important, question … Continued

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Transformation of living room from construction to complete renovation

How to Prepare Your Home for a Remodeling Project

Before starting any type of remodeling project, it’s important to prepare your home. Even small projects require preparation, so you need to know what steps to take to have a successful home remodeling experience in the Chicagoland suburbs that is free of setbacks or delays. 1. Do Your Research If you’re at the very beginning … Continued

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