All posts in Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen remodeling is our expertise at Meeder Design & Remodeling. We have created thousands of beautiful new kitchens for clients in and around the Western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

Elmhurst Kitchen Remodeling

Elmhurst Kitchen Remodeling

Elmhurst Kitchen Remodeling

The kitchen is usually the busiest part of the house! Since everyone in the family uses it – not to mention guests when you’re hosting – it needs a bit of attention every now and then. With this Elmhurst kitchen remodeling project, the family space went from lack of working space to a warm and welcoming hub! Read on to find out what we did.

In order to fit in perfectly with the rest of the house’s design and style, the kitchen was remodeled with a traditional look with modern touches here and there. Storage was optimized with shelves and drawers nestled within the kitchen island. Traditional dark hardwood custom cabinets help the kitchen feel warmer, while the white island prevents everything feeling too dark. The refrigerator also received a custom cabinet integrated design, perfect for any fan of traditional style. While the cabinet hardware also retains the traditional style, black appliances and sleek plumbing hardware give the entire kitchen an updated, modern look. The dark granite countertop ties the entire kitchen together – the dark green and black colors pair wonderfully with the different cabinet styles to become one cohesive design.

We always say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and the design should reflect that. Good design is not just about choosing the right colors – it’s about creating a space that works well and makes actions easier. To make the kitchen feel more like an all-inclusive family space, an island with a breakfast bar was added for an alternative to the dining room. Meeder Design & Remodeling has over 40 years of experience in the western Chicago suburbs area, including Elmhurst. If you want to know how we can make your dream kitchen a reality, give us a call today!

See more kitchen remodeling in Elmhurst, IL 60126.

Western Springs Kitchen Remodeling

Western Springs kitchen remodeling

Western Springs Kitchen Remodeling Project

Sometimes just updating your kitchen can make an entire house feel more modern and sleek. With this Western Springs kitchen remodeling, the space was completely transformed from drab and out-of-date into something ultra-modern, sleek, and contemporary. So, what exactly did we do?

Many homeowners will request a more traditional kitchen as they feel this is a more classic route to take, but others like to be a little more daring. This Western Springs kitchen remodeling uses high contrast with light hardwood floors and dark custom cabinetry with contemporary hardware for high-impact style. New stainless steel appliances help tie the contrasting materials in with the slabs of granite on the walls. Nothing says modern and contemporary like forgoing the kitchen tile (it’s also a GREAT way to avoid tedious tile grout cleanup). Matching granite countertop seems to blend seamlessly with the slabs, giving a sleek look. Select cabinets also feature translucent doors that break up the very dark palette. Recessed lighting in the ceiling, as well as under the cabinets, brought in the right light that this kitchen needed.

We always say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and the design should reflect that. Good design is not just about choosing the right colors – it’s about creating a space that works well and makes actions easier. Although this U-shaped kitchen is not very large, storage space was maximized by adding the stove overhead to the ceiling rather than right above the stovetop, providing more room for the custom cabinets. This is something every homeowner should consider if optimizing storage is an issue for you. Meeder Design & Remodeling has over 40 years of experience in the western Chicago suburbs area. If you want to know how we can make your dream kitchen a reality, give us a call today!

See more kitchen remodeling in Western Springs, IL 60558.

Clarendon Hills Kitchen Remodeling

Clarendon Hills Kitchen Remodeling

Clarendon Hills kitchen remodeling by Meeder Design & Remodeling

Clarendon Hills Kitchen Remodeling

Beautifully tailored, subtly detailed Clarendon Hills kitchen remodeling by Meeder Design & Remodeling. This 3D model shows the contemporary design of a spacious, open kitchen. Perfect for those who love to cook for friends and family! If you’re getting ready for your own kitchen remodel, read on for tips from the pros.

  • Refinish your cabinets rather than replace them. Keep appliances, furniture, and architectural features in proportion to the square footage of space you are dealing with.
  • Set up an alternative cooking space for the duration of the remodel. A microwave and stack of paper plates next to your laundry sink is usually the simplest option. A complete kitchen remodel typically takes 6-8 weeks or longer!
  • Make up your mind to avoid delays and extra charges. Decide on — and order — all materials (plumbing fixtures, appliances, flooring, countertops, tiles, paint, and so on) before the crew arrives.
  • Consult with your remodeling contractor beforehand to get the benefit of their expert recommendations, professional discounts, and verified measurements.
  • Consider flow. Allow space for activity and foot traffic.
  • Optimize storage. It is useful and practical to have plenty of kitchen storage space. This can range from cabinets to floating shelves to islands.

See it in action

Take this Clarendon Hills kitchen remodel for example. There is plenty of space around the main island for multiple people to maneuver while cooking. Storage comes in the form of cabinets, island shelves, floating shelves, and open shelves. Open shelves give the opportunity to put attractive tableware or decorations on display. This adds character and accents to the space, too! The potential of this large kitchen is maximized with floor to ceiling windows in a dark color which helps to anchor the feeling of the light and bright color palette. White beams also help to create structure and avoid it from feeling too cavernous.

Like any of these ideas? Give Meeder Design & Remodeling a call today to talk to a pro and schedule your complimentary in-home design consultation!

See more kitchen remodeling in Clarendon Hills, IL 60514.

Willowbrook Kitchen Remodeling

Willowbrook Kitchen Remodeling

Willowbrook Kitchen Remodeling

Does your kitchen feel out-of-date or doesn’t seem to fit your lifestyle? This Willowbrook kitchen remodeling project received a complete makeover! Meeder worked with the clients to find what makes their perfect kitchen. Recessed lighting was added to the new ceiling for the family to see perfectly as they cook. Custom white cabinetry was installed, as well as redone windows, and a light hardwood flooring. New stainless steel appliances and hardware were also added. The updated layout also maximizes space and ease of use. On the right (not pictured), a coffee bar is the perfect place to prepare morning coffee and evening drinks. While the kitchen has an overall more traditional design, the glossy pale green subway tile pairs well with the green wall color to add a modern touch.

As with everything we do, Meeder Design & Remodeling brings hand-tailored distinction to kitchen remodels all over the western Chicago suburbs. Contact us today, visit our showroom, and set up a complimentary in-home consultation! We’d love to make your dream kitchen, bathroom, basement, or home addition a reality. Curious about the next steps for a home design project? Read more about our work process and philosophy.

See more kitchen remodeling in Willowbrook, IL 60514, 60527.

Hillside Kitchen Remodeling

Hillside, IL 60162 Kitchen Remodeling by Meeder Design & Remodeling

When planning a remodeling project, many homeowners think it means the complete destruction and rebuilding of a room. However, this isn’t always the case.

While the new kitchen still utilizes some of the past structure, there is plenty of new construction to make it unique. prominent is the coveted island, which was built along with the new cabinets. Although made in the same style as the existing cabinets, the island has a darker stain to add contrast to the kitchen’s look. Its granite top is also a lighter color compared to the original countertops, with metallic flecks in the stone.

The same darker cabinets line what was the dining room wall to create separate wine and beverage stations.

The wall also houses perhaps the most unique feature of the kitchen — a dumbwaiter. Built into the lower cabinet of the beverage station, it’s used to bring wine up from the cellar, as well as other items stored in the basement.

Contact Meeder Design and Remodeling today for a free in-home consultation to learn more about what new options we can create for your Hillside kitchen remodeling project.

Berkeley Kitchen Remodeling


Berkeley, IL 60163 Kitchen Remodeling by Meeder Design & Remodeling

Minimal lines, modern hardware and sharp colors top the trend charts this year.

2017 kitchen trends are all about sleek, clean, simple and industrial.

1. Gray counters, walls and floors

Gray is hot — in both the kitchen and the bath. Forget about the faux marble-finished countertops that were popular in 2016. This year, it’s all about dark gray tile on countertops, walls and even on the floor. Combined with stainless appliances, it’s a clean, industrial look with a sleek edge.

2. Glass tile backsplashes

Used in a linear pattern, glass tile backsplashes can make small spaces seem larger. Deep cobalt blue is also trending this year, pairing beautifully with gray countertops and a steel range hood.

3. Contrasting colors

The whole kitchen doesn’t have to be industrial. Paint walls a deep red or blue; install a brightly colored backsplash.   Another way to add a splash of color is to use a harlequin pattern. Think diamond-shaped tiles in four or five different varieties of contrasting colors, making sure the same color never touches.

4. Amped-up storage

Large drawers and storage is at a premium this year, in keeping with the clean, sleek, industrial look of gray countertops. Get your small appliances, tools and accessories off the counter and into a drawer.

5. Light-colored cabinets

If you’re remodeling, it may be time to veer away from dark wood cabinets, either faux or real. White cabinets are quickly becoming the new normal.

6. LED lighting

Grab a ribbon of LED lights and get creative with placement in your kitchen. Whether it’s on top or on the bottom of your cabinets, inside a hutch or under your countertop to emit a soft glow. LED lights come in a variety of colors, and they’re so inexpensive you can change it up, switching to any color that fits your mood.

Contact Meeder for an in-home design consultationcompletely free of charge!

Westchester Kitchen Remodeling

Westchester Kitchen Remodeling

Westchester Kitchen Remodeling by Meeder Design & Remodeling

Westchester homeowners want exquisite, yet sturdy, flooring and countertops, naming durability and style as their top priorities. Granite is the most popular countertop material. Hardwood flooring lost some appeal but still remains the most common kitchen option. Ceramic and porcelain tile are the choice surfaces of more Westchester homeowners this year.

Custom cabinets are still the top priority for homeowners who want to upgrade their kitchen. Light colored cabinets prove to be more popular than wood-colored or gray cabinets combined. Adding an island or breakfast bar comes in second and third as the top features to upgrade.

Contact Meeder Design today to schedule a free estimate and learn about your options from our professionals.

Lombard IL Kitchen Remodeling

Lombard IL Kitchen Remodeling

Celebrate our tradition of exceptional quality in Kitchen Remodeling with Meeder Design & Remodeling.

Meeder Design & Remodeling has remodeled and renovated many kitchens in Lombard, Illinois. Our experience show in the quality and detail of the finished product. We leave no aspect unfinished, such as a swing-out pot faucet filler next to the stove, an additional dishwasher placed for convenience (and even extra dish storage), warming drawers and double ovens, as well as specialty refrigerators and wine chillers .

Lombard IL Kitchen Remodeling 60148

Kitchen Remodeling Oak Brook IL



Exceptional elegance, exceptionally well priced with Meeder Design & Remodeling.

Meeder is the Oak brook kitchen-remodeling expert

The classic kitchen has made a comeback.

Fall is a time to kick back and relax, at Meeder Design and Remodeling this time of year also signals the return of our focus on kitchen remodeling.

As we help you plan your kitchen remodeling project, think happiness, not resale value. Kitchen remodeling today is all about what you need, rather than a checklist that makes slabs of fine Italian marble, a butler’s pantry, and gargantuan appliances seem as necessary as a refrigerator and range.

At Meeder we believe in never settling for less, but also realizing that you don’t need to spend too much on excess.  We call it the return of the classic cookhouse. The basic, efficient, and timeless, not glitzy or oversized cooking area.  It is a room that you will want to spend time in for years to come.

When you get an estimate from Meeder we understand budgets vary, so we give you three different price points that include many different options for every home. We also included details on kitchen cabinets, reviews of countertops and flooring, and information on the best appliances available.

Contact Meeder Design Today for Oak Brook IL Kitchen Remodeling 60523

Burr Ridge IL Kitchen Remodeling



Make an elegant statement with Kitchen Remodeling by Meeder Design & Remodeling.

Burr Ridge IL Kitchen Remodeling 60527

While your space needs to be a combination of both form and function, it also needs to speak to who you are. Don’t be afraid to take some risks. When you are designing an interior space, try to consider all the elements within the room. Natural stone, furnishings, paint, fabrics should have a harmonious feel in both style and color.  Today’s color trends of grays and whites are still going strong, and light-colored stone countertops coordinate well with those shades. Lighter tiles also pair well with darker cabinets for a high-contrast look and serve as a nice backdrop for the strategic use of color in fabrics and accessories.

Contact Meeder Design and Remodeling for a Free in-home or showroom appointment to learn about your new kitchen remodeling options.