Category Archives: Millwork Monday

Millwork Monday – Mudrooms

Written on June 10, 2019 at 3:29 PM, by

Does this beach weather have you looking for a place to hang your towel and beach bag? These mudrooms have you covered.

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Millwork Monday – Bulldog Bar

Written on May 20, 2019 at 2:55 PM, by

This custom milled industrial bar will serve our clients well at Bulldog Cartage. The new office will feature over 40,000 SF of warehouse space, open office space, and an entire level devoted to conference and lecture activities, where the bar will sit as the focal point.

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Millwork Monday – Islands

Written on May 6, 2019 at 3:24 PM, by

We love islands, both tropical and kitchen! Islands have proven to be the statement piece of a kitchen. We have done pops of color, custom legwork, large spans to account for multiple seating options, and countless storage and cabinet configurations. They are a great place for family to gather around on pizza night or forContinue Reading

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Millwork Monday – Elevations vs. Reality

Written on April 22, 2019 at 4:41 PM, by

Ever wonder how we get from black and white line drawings to the final product? A lot of coordination is required to do so! From overall layout of appliances down to the profile of the cabinets, all of the details and thought pays off when you get to see the finished result.

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Opening Day – Cubbies!

Written on April 8, 2019 at 5:39 PM, by

Buy us some peanuts and…mudroom cubbies! Check out some of our homeruns in cubby design while enjoying the Cubs opening day in Chicago!

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Millwork Monday – Cabinetry Types

Written on March 25, 2019 at 5:27 PM, by

The first decision when designing cabinetry is whether it should be inset or full overlay. From there, you decide on paint vs. stained, panel profiles, rail dimensions, and other details. Each decision helps give the space its own unique look that leads to the final desired aesthetic. Which style do you prefer?

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Millwork Monday – Bars

Written on March 18, 2019 at 4:06 PM, by

In honor of the Irish, we are featuring a few of our favorite bars! Happy belated St. Patty’s Day!

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Millwork Monday – Stair Stringer

Written on March 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM, by

This custom designed stair railing opens up the space to allow continuous flow from one level of the house to the next.

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Millwork Monday – Built-In Bench

Written on February 25, 2019 at 4:17 PM, by

This bay window at our Villa Blanco residence is the perfect spot to watch the sunrise with a hot cup of coffee (assuming anyone actually has the time or energy to do that on a Monday morning).

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Millwork Monday – Beams

Written on January 28, 2019 at 7:01 PM, by

We spend a lot of time working on floor layouts, that’s a given. But we also spend a lot of time perfecting the layout of ceilings. Beams, lighting locations, and vaults all require precise planning to make sure everything properly aligns with what is happening down below.

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Millwork Monday – Mudrooms

Written on January 21, 2019 at 7:25 PM, by

After the weekend we just had, we’re dreaming about these mudrooms. They are the perfect place to leave your snowy boots, throw your work bag, or set up the dog’s food bowl. Big or small, a well-designed mudroom makes life better!

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Motivation Monday

Written on January 14, 2019 at 4:50 PM, by

Two weeks into your New Year’s Resolution, don’t give up now! Take the stairs, park further out in the parking lot, no late-night snacking! Keep your health goals as fresh as this custom curved staircase at our Villa Blanco Residence.

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Millwork Monday – Barn Doors

Written on December 10, 2018 at 5:14 PM, by

There are a variety of uses for sliding barn doors. Whether they are being used in a garage for storage, in an office for coats, or in a living room as an accent wall piece, barn doors are functional and make a statement.

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Millwork Monday – Get Your Groove On

Written on December 3, 2018 at 6:40 PM, by

We love how classic and versatile v-groove paneling is. It can be used on the walls and ceiling, inside and outside, painted and stained, all while giving each space more personality.

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Millwork Monday – Bracket Racket

Written on November 12, 2018 at 6:09 PM, by

Need a lift? Brackets are a great way to provide support in style. We often use them to extend roof overhangs to create a nice covered area to protect from the elements while still having a detail piece to add character.

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Millwork Monday

Written on October 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM, by

We are spiraling out of control over this staircase at our Marlowe Residence. The sconces and paneled walls of the circular stair rotunda were precisely planned to align with the cascading windows. An inlaid French limestone compass-rose is the center-point of the rotunda floor and is set to true North to the delight of theContinue Reading

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Millwork Monday

Written on October 1, 2018 at 5:58 PM, by

This little condo overlooking Lincoln Park sure can play some big game. We showed the clients various kitchen design options to help them narrow down their choice. A combination of wood for warmth and flush cabinets for a modern streak helped bring together this kitchen. Not to mention the glass corner wine cellar and liveContinue Reading

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Millwork Monday – Attic Space

Written on September 24, 2018 at 6:42 PM, by

A bathroom with a view, a cozy reading nook, a lookout point, a bunkbed room, and a comfy guest bedroom…who says attics are just for storage! At our Marlowe residence, we took full advantage of the bonus level and made it a desirable space to spend time. V-groove ceilings and custom millwork make this extraContinue Reading

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Millwork Monday – Thinking Outside the [cabinet] Box

Written on September 17, 2018 at 8:07 PM, by

Out with the old, in with the green! This dated kitchen is getting a much-needed makeover, complete with unique forest green cabinetry, industrial style shelves, and custom diamond patterned cabinet doors. This luxurious lodge is the perfect combination of cozy and contemporary!

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Millwork Monday – Fashionista Fantasy

Written on September 10, 2018 at 6:05 PM, by

Imagine having an island with felt lined drawers for delicate accessories, hanging clothes behind glass front doors to keep them dust free, and floor to ceiling shelves for shoes and boots. If you lived in our Villa Blanco, this would be your reality!

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Millwork Monday – Georgia Gem

Written on August 13, 2018 at 4:21 PM, by

Our newly constructed Luminous Lanier Residence is a perfect combination of contemporary and cozy. The custom kitchen cabinets have a sleek and modern finish, while the guest suite built-ins create the perfect spot to binge watch Netflix.

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Millwork Monday Series – More Than a Decent Descent

Written on May 21, 2018 at 5:08 PM, by

More than a decent descent. Curved or linear, half flight or three levels high, integral boot benches or multipurpose landings, we have designed it all! Your daily ascent should be more than decent, it can be inspiring!

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Millwork Monday Series – Built-Ins and Bookcases

Written on May 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM, by

Got books? We can give you a place for them. Browse through some of our home library and office designs and see the built-ins we have created for books, artifacts, and collectibles of all kinds.

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Millwork Monday Series – DL Couch Showroom

Written on May 7, 2018 at 5:12 PM, by

This 2,900 square foot showroom for a wallcovering and fabric supplier is designed to highlight their wide range of textures and materials. A subtle color scheme created by white-washed plank flooring and white laminate millwork allows for the full expression of the continuously changing product lines. Not only can the removable panel wallcoverings be updatedContinue Reading

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Millwork Monday Series – Closets Closets Closets

Written on April 30, 2018 at 7:46 PM, by

Closets closets closets! You don’t have to understand our ‘Modern Family’ TV show reference to have a modern closet. Check out the closet we designed for our award-winning Villa Blanco to house a shoe and purse collection.

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Millwork Monday Series – Sustainable Screening

Written on April 16, 2018 at 4:16 PM, by

We opted for less conventional walls to enclose our back of the house operations and kitchenette. Greenhouse panels fastened on both sides of the exposed metal studs conceal equipment but allow the space to be flooded with daylight.

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Millwork Monday – Residential Bars

Written on April 2, 2018 at 4:22 PM, by

Why go out when you could come home to your own bar? Wow your friends and family with a custom bar like these we designed.

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Millwork Monday Series – Pantry Party

Written on February 19, 2018 at 7:29 PM, by

Stocking up food for the rest of the winter? With pantries like these, you will have plenty of room to keep organized!

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Millwork Monday Series – Staircase Motivation

Written on February 12, 2018 at 7:43 PM, by

Are you sticking with your New Year’s fitness resolution? Maybe a jog up and down these beautiful staircases would keep you motivated.

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Millwork Monday Series – Custom Ceiling

Written on February 5, 2018 at 5:49 PM, by

Porter’s signature round conference table was enhanced by the custom design ceiling fixture that emulates a plumbing flange in a subtly creative nod to the vernacular of their industry.

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