Vintage Tudor Remodel

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Suburban Chicago has as much a storied history as the city itself. Each town is unique with its own “neighborhood” feel. This whole-house remodel in west-suburban Riverside is set on a picturesque block with a combination of older and newer homes. The goal was to preserve the architectural feel of this charming vintage Tudor while transforming the interiors from outdated to updated.

The homeowners – a retired couple – aimed for a simple and lovely traditional look as they began their remodel. We included “before” images for this project as well. They demonstrate how we can help maintain the beauty of your home’s cozy and warm layout while transforming the style of its interiors to fit changing lifestyle needs – all with sophistication and function in mind. As an example, see how the family room was remodeled to highlight the existing decorative ceiling beams to make the room visually appear larger.

We will work within your budget, too. In the dining room, we kept the existing table and area rug but reupholstered the chairs and replaced the chandelier to begin. You’ll also notice a fresh paint color for the walls, new accent lighting, sconces, artwork and custom window treatments. In addition, we added a custom-designed buffet, which serves a dual purpose of grounding and balancing the room while storing flatware, dishes, bowls and serving trays.

Directly across from the dining room is the living room. It’s so important because it’s what people see immediately upon entering the home. Here we took a dated and dark area and converted it into a stunning, light and airy space fit for tea time with friends or a play date with the grandkids. Custom-designing and accessorizing built-in bookcases are part of my specialties and among my favorite things to do because I have the opportunity to help families put their collectibles, photos and more on display. Plus, our eyes are naturally drawn to them so they should be spectacular.

Check out the extremely effective makeovers in the master bedroom, master bath and guest bath, too!


Dining Room - before

Dining Room - After

Dining Room - After

Dining Room - After

Dining Room - After

Dining Room - After

Dining Room - After

Living Room - before

Living Room - After

Living Room - After

Family Room - Before

Family Room - After

Family Room - After

Family Room - After

Family Room - After

Master Bedroom - Before

Master Bedroom - After

Master Bedroom - After

Master Bedroom - After

Master Bath - Before

Master Bath - After

Master Bath - After

Guest Bedroom - Before

Guest Bed & Bath - After

Guest Bed & Bath - After

Guest Bed & Bath - After