Category Archives: CAds Team

Millwork Monday – Normandy Showroom

Written on June 24, 2019 at 3:56 PM, by

Congrats to our clients at Normandy for opening their new showroom in Evanston! We collaborated with their talented team to create this space to showcase the best of their products and reimagined the building’s exterior with a crisp contemporary aesthetic.


Summer Solstice – Longest Day of the Year

Written on June 21, 2019 at 3:52 PM, by

Friday is the best day for the longest day of the year to fall on. Enjoy your time outside today and into the night!


Construction Progress – Oregon

Written on June 19, 2019 at 4:28 PM, by

Demolition is underway at our Oregon Residence! Essentially a complete gut job, this renovation and addition project will feature a new garage and art room loft addition, dog run, and completely renovated and reconfigured interior upon completion.


Mancave Monday

Written on June 17, 2019 at 3:37 PM, by

We hope all of the dads out there enjoyed a weekend spent in the mancave like these ones. Grilling, spending time amongst collectible cars, playing pool, or simply vegging out and watching TV with a glass of wine. The day is yours! Happy Father’s Day!


International Bath Day

Written on June 14, 2019 at 1:37 PM, by

Happy International Bath Day! Wouldn’t you love to forego the rushed morning shower and instead enjoy a hot, relaxing soak in one of these luxurious tubs?


Transformation Tuesday – Award Winning Preservation

Written on June 11, 2019 at 2:36 PM, by

Blair Kamin, a Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, recently spoke at the Wilmette Historic Preservation Commission’s annual historic awards ceremony. We are honored to have our project at 814 Park Avenue selected as a winning recipient in the rehabilitation category. “A town that celebrates historic preservation is well on its wayContinue Reading


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.


Facade Friday – Exterior Elevations vs Reality

Written on June 7, 2019 at 3:46 PM, by

Check out the transformation on our Villa Blanco from a schematic design freehand sketch to construction documents to a photo of the completed project!


Window Wednesday

Written on June 5, 2019 at 4:06 PM, by

We love how these big kitchen windows help bring the outdoors into these spaces. A good view makes doing the dishes less of a chore.


Outdoor Enjoyment

Written on June 3, 2019 at 4:04 PM, by

Just because it’s summer doesn’t always mean the weather cooperates for grilling and outdoor entertaining. We love incorporating a roofed area over the grill so mother nature doesn’t hold dinner prep hostage. Now if only we could say the same thing about kids’ summer schedules…


Feature Friday – Resource Innovations

Written on May 31, 2019 at 4:15 PM, by

This growing company is getting a new and improved office space out in Half Moon Bay, California. We are able to provide our clients with a variety of interior finish options and render each version to give them a preview of what their space will look like, even the desks arranged for a big conferenceContinue Reading


Missing that long weekend?

Written on May 29, 2019 at 5:05 PM, by

Good news, only three days of work until you can enjoy your morning coffee in one of these glorious porches.


Transformation Tuesday

Written on May 28, 2019 at 6:01 PM, by

Casa Cinco was honored to be selected by the Wilmette Historical Society to be featured in their house walk as an excellent example of a sensitive addition and renovation to a historically significant home.


Renovation Renderings

Written on May 22, 2019 at 4:51 PM, by

We love that our Enscape renderings allow our clients to explore different tile and finish options for their renovation project before construction even breaks ground. A variety of Benjamin Moore paint colors, Daltile tile selections, and Trustile doors bring the space together. Knowing that the finished product will look this good makes enduring the dustContinue Reading


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.


Feature Friday

Written on May 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM, by

Our Marlowe Residence has many unique details and exterior design elements that were fun challenges to take on in 3D modeling, but even more fun to see as finished products! Check out these exterior elevations and see how they translate to the completed project.


National Love a Tree Day

Written on May 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM, by

To celebrate National Love a Tree Day, we are featuring our Indiana Autobarn. Site harvested walnut, ash, cherry, and maple trees were surveyed and milled for flooring, trim, millwork, and railings in keeping with our sustainable approach, utilizing existing site materials wherever possible.


Masonry Monday

Written on May 13, 2019 at 3:35 PM, by

Brick and stonework are often used to add texture and detail to a home. We use unique brick patterns and organic stone pieces to bring together a composition.


Happy Mother’s Day!

Written on May 10, 2019 at 7:30 PM, by

Spending time with Mom is a great thing, but sometimes she just needs a break and a quite retreat. Our Villa Blanco master suite includes a private sun deck, coffee bar with refrigerator and snacks, oversized window seat for reading, soaking tub in bay, shower with 4 sprays and integral music, makeup console with TVContinue Reading


Congrats Graduates!

Written on May 8, 2019 at 4:30 PM, by

It’s graduation time, and we are handing out diplomas to some of our favorite kitchen hoods. These custom masterpieces deserve to be “hooded” for their unique design and ability to make a statement in the kitchen.


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


Kentucky Derby – Off to the Races!

Written on May 3, 2019 at 5:16 PM, by

These bold and unique design ideas are about as fun as the hats you find at the Kentucky Derby! Color, pattern, and texture make all of the difference!


Transformation Tuesday – Construction Update

Written on April 30, 2019 at 5:11 PM, by

Rebuilding work is underway at our Prairie Fire Residence. Often in construction, things look worse before they look better. We think the Prairie Fire Residence may have finally rounded that corner. It’s exciting to see the rebuilding begin.


Masonry Monday

Written on April 29, 2019 at 4:54 PM, by

It’s amazing how much variety can come from a simple brick. Check out some of our masonry masterpieces, both new construction and restoration!


Foyer Friday

Written on April 26, 2019 at 6:55 PM, by

We love a foyer with personality. It’s the perfect opening act and greets your guests. It also sets the stage for what’s to come.


Water Wednesday – Blanco Baths

Written on April 24, 2019 at 5:09 PM, by

Our Villa Blanco has beautiful custom cabinetry and vanities in the bathrooms, not to mention the intricate tilework and lighting selections that help bring the space together.


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.


Hoppy Easter!

Written on April 19, 2019 at 4:36 PM, by

Hoppy Easter! Hop into this weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather!


Wine Wednesday

Written on April 17, 2019 at 5:50 PM, by

It’s wine Wednesday, and we are celebrating with a few of our favorite wine cellars! Whether constructed of brick and in the basement or in the main living area with transparent doors, these wine cellars certainly know how to impress.


Small Spaces – Big Results

Written on April 15, 2019 at 3:11 PM, by

City lots are often very tight, and one of the biggest challenges is optimizing the usable space. Borrowed daylight and shared sightlines make spaces feel larger and let clients live happier! Check out a few examples of our spacious city homes.


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