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JW Takes Over Project Gone Wrong in Naperville, IL

JW Takes Over Project Gone Wrong in Naperville, IL 

February 1, 2017

We recently took over a project gone wrong from another contractor. The homeowner was so upset he took off the tiles that the old contractor had installed. Here is a picture of the bathroom when we first saw it.

 

JW takes over a bathroom project from a bad contractor - JW Construction & Design, Naperville, IL

 

We came in and started to make the job right. We first put new cement board. The homeowner provided the tiles. We added a niche and installed the shower glass door.

The homeowner was finally happy and so were we! Here are the in-progress and completed pictures.

 

Bathroom Remodeling in Naperville, IL - JW Construction & Design ServicesTile Installation in Naperville, IL - JW Construction & Design Services, Naperville, IL

Bathroom Niche in Naperville, IL - JW Construction & Design Services

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Stunning Basement Bar in Naperville, IL

We recently started work on a basement bar for our clients in Naperville, IL. The clients are looking to add an area for entertaining their friends and family. We started by designing the space followed by drawing the plumbing and electrical lines. Next, we installed bar cabinets, granite countertop in the main area and complete the bar sink & faucet installation.

We are currently tiling the front of the bar in beautiful grey stackstone. We will continue the same stackstone on the post and top the front cabinets with granite countertops, which we are waiting to be delivered. Stay tuned in as we complete the beautiful space and post finished pictures.

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January 19, 2017

The post has been tiled, the granite countertop is in and the new bar is ready to be unveiled! Our clients are thrilled and so are we:

Naperville Basement Bar_LookingOut Naperville Basement Bar_LookingIn Naperville Basement Bar_FrontTileCompleted Naperville Basement Bar_FrontShot Naperville Basement Bar_WideShot

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Kitchen & Basement Project in Plainfield, IL

Home Remodeling at the Tiffins

 

These are the beginning stages of a project taking place in Plainfield for the Tiffin family who we have done several renovation projects for in the past in their Naperville house. The Tiffin’s are now moving into a new house in Plainfield and before they do they have decided for a great cosmetic uplift throughout the house. The project consist of a new kitchen design, finishing the basement with a added family room and bedroom, opening up the stairway going to the basement, removing carpeting throughout the main rooms and changing it out to hardwood floors, new carpet in the bed rooms, new tile and cabinets in the bathrooms and laundry room. New lighting fixtures and a fresh coating of paint in all the rooms. These are just some current pictures of the work that is taking place and we will be posting the finished pictures shortly.IMG_20160201_132543045 IMG_20160201_132552882 IMG_20160201_132558716 IMG_20160201_132610206

 

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March 24, 2016

The Tiffins beautiful new kitchen is complete. Clients are very happy and so are we!

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White Kitchen Remodel Plainfield IL - JW Construction & Design Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sewer Gas Smell in the Basement? Find the Culprit

October 26, 2015

Just a plumbing update today! If you have a sewer gas small in your basement, chances are you have a foundation crack in your sewer pipe. This is what it looks like.

 

 

Every time you run any water it will drain down into your drain tile and go into your sump pump pit creating the sewer gas smell in your basement. The only way to fix it is to have it dug up and repaired. Read all about how we took care of sewer gas problems at a client’s house.

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The Grand Finale – Seven Years of Home Remodeling Comes to A Beautiful End!

JW Takes on the Last of the Home Remodeling Project for an old Client  

We met our client, Alex of Plainfield, IL through The Tile Shop of Naperville seven years ago. The first project that we did for him was the conversion of a laundry room into a bathroom. After that we completed multiple home projects for him. We loved the fact that Alex thought through all his projects, and was never rushed to get his entire house done at one go. The result is a beautiful home that reflects his tastes and personality and is a pleasure to walk into.

The last major project that we completed for Alex involved taking the master bathroom that was very large in size with a lot of unused potential. reconverting this bathroom has not only made the bathroom updated to today’s current styles but we were able to max out the bathroom’s full potential.

The bathroom began  from the ideas of Pottery Barn’s bathroom ads and our client wanted us to reinvent the bathroom along one of their bathroom styles. In order to do so, we purchased the matching tile, which was Carrara Marble from The Tile Shop of Naperville. The double bowl vanities and bathroom free standing consoles was directly purchased from Pottery Barn.

All the plumbing fixtures were provided by William F Meyer Plumbing Supply in Aurora. All the accessories were inspired by Pottery Barn’s displayed ad and were purchased as a complete set from Kohler’s series.

The end result was a very satisfied customer. We hope he enjoys his beautiful home for years to come!

Here are pictures of the bathroom:

Pottery Barn Vanity with Marble Countertop

Beautiful Bathroom Remodel in Plainfield, IL

 

Bath Fixtures in a Plainfield, IL Bathroom Remodel

 

A View of the Bathroom Remodel in Plainfield, IL

 

Carrara Marble Floors in Plainfield, IL Bathroom Remodel

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Three Projects in One Home in Lisle, IL

JW has taken over a project where we have removed the kitchen in its entirety. The soffits will be removed to accommodate for the height of the new kitchen cabinets with a new beautiful backsplash with new granite countertops.

Here is the before picture of the kitchen and after the tearout.

Before Kitchen in Client's House in Lisle, IL - JW Construction & Design Services

Before Kitchen in Client’s House in Lisle, IL – JW Construction & Design Services

 

Kitchen Remodeling Tear Out in Lisle, IL - JW Construction & Design Services

Kitchen Remodeling Tear Out in Lisle, IL – JW Construction & Design Services

 

Upstairs in the same house we are doing a bathroom remodel where we are removing everything in the bathroom. The tub will now become a standup shower. The toilet will be moved over 6 inches to accommodate for the extra room in the shower. We will install a smaller vanity, new tile will be installed with a designer mosaic glass with new plumbing fixtures and new wall accessories.

Here is the before picture and a picture of the tear-out.

Bathroom Remodel in Lisle, IL - JW Construction & Design Services

Bathroom Remodel in Lisle, IL – JW Construction & Design Services

 

Another project in this house that we are taking on is the removal of the laundry room in the basement where we are removing all the cabinets, the tile on the floor and we will be installing a professional gym mat. We will be putting together future gym equipment with surrounding mirrors on the wall.

 

Here are pictures of the laundry room before and after.

 

Laundry Room Remodel in Lisle, IL - JW Construction & Design Services

Laundry Room Remodel in Lisle, IL – JW Construction & Design Services

 

 

 

New Gym Room Design & Build in Lisle, IL - JW Construction & Design Services

New Gym Room Design & Build in Lisle, IL – JW Construction & Design Services

 

In Progress Updates – We’ve come a long way in our remodeling project. The kitchen remodel has progressed really well and you can see the kitchen looks nothing like what we started with! Here is a picture of the kitchen as it gets near completion.

Kitchen Remodel in Progress in Lisle, IL - JW Construction & Design Services

Here are some pics of the completed kitchen and the completed bathroom.

Marble and Granite Kitchen Remodel in Lisle, IL - JW Construction & Design Services

 

Kitchen Remodel After Pic in Lisle, IL - JW Construction & Design Services, IL

 

 

Bathroom Remodel in Lisle, IL - JW Construction & Design Services

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Stunning Kitchen Transformation – From 1990 to 2015!

JW Takes a Naperville Kitchen from 1990 to 2015

November 24, 2014

Our long-time clients in Naperville, IL were tired of their old, dated 1990 kitchen with grainy, oak cabinets and dark interiors. They approached JW for design ideas and remodeling needs.

We suggested keeping the old cabinets which were in very good condition and recomended painting the cabinets a beautiful Ivory color, adding a range hood and cool LED lights to open up the space and bring in much-needed light, and update the backsplash. Here is the before kitchen.

Oak Kitchen Remodel in Chicago - JW Construction and Design Services, ILOak Kitchen Before - JW Construction and Design Services, IL

Week 1 – We removed the cabinet doors to be sanded, primed, filled, and painted at our workshop while we began the process by sanding and priming the cabinet boxes. Next we added wood fillers to remove the grains and finally painted. This process was repeated multiple times to completely get rid of the grains and achieve a gorgeous finish. Next, we added beautiful crown molding to the cabinets, and installed a sleek stainless steel range hood.

We finished off Week 1 by adding cool LED lights under and above the cabinets.

Here are some pics of the kitchen remodel in progress:

Oak cabinets Painted White - JW Construction & Design Services

Oak Kitchen Painted While - JW Construction & Design Services, IL

LED Lights in a Kitchen Remodel - JW Construction & Design Services

AKDY Stainless Steel Range Hood - JW Construction & Design Services, IL

It’s Week 2 of the kitchen remodel and we are ready to tear out the old tiles and the 4″ granite backsplash and install brand new glass tiles. Once the tiles are installed, we will paint the kitchen walls and family room and unveil the brand new look. Here are some pics of the kitchen as we begin the tile installation.

Tile Installation Chicago, IL - JW Construction & Design Services

Tile tear out in Naperville, IL - JW Construction & Design Services

Tile Installation in Chicago Area - JW Construction & Design Services, IL

Week 3 – The new glass mosaic tile from The Tile Shop has been installed, walls have been painted and the new kitchen is ready to be unveiled. The homeowners are ecstatic and are ready to celebrate the holidays in the “brand new” kitchen! Here is their new kitchen:

Kitchen Remodeling in Chicago Area - JW Construction & Design Services

White Kitchen Remodel in Naperville, IL - JW Construction & Design Services

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Sewer Gas Smell in Basement – What Could Be the Culprit?

January 3, 2015

Sewer Gas Smell in Basement

We received an early morning phone call from our clients saying that they were getting a sewer gas smell in their basement around the pump. A week before the discovery of the smell, we had replaced the ejector pump due to its malfunction. After thinking that the smell was coming from the ejector pump, we waited a week for the sewer gas smell to settle down but the clients called us back stating that the sewer gas smell was worse.

After investigating the sump pump area, we discovered that the sewer gas smell was coming from the sump pump pit. The reason behind that their main sewer sheared at their foundation just outside their house. So everytime they used any type of water source in their house, some of the water was getting into the drain tile which is connected to the sump pump. Due to our vast experience in the plumbing industry, we knew right away that the sewer line was collapsed.

So we put a camera through the sewer line and found out the main sewer line was sheared/collapsed within 1 foot of their foundation. We hand dug up the sewer line that was about 6 ft. down so that we did not damage any of their surrounding landscaping. Once we got to the main sewer, we showed the clients where the sewer line had sheared, which is shown in the photo below.

 

Sewer Gas Smell - What Could Be Causing It?

We were able to replace the broken pipe with new piping. After we filled the hole back in we had pulled the sump pumps and the battery backup system from the sump pit and cleaned it thoroughly and also bleached it, also cleaning the pumps before we re-installed them, so that there was no sewer gas smell remaining in their house.

This project took us 1 day to complete.

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Beautiful Master Bath Remodel in Naperville, IL

New Master Bath Remodel for George & Megan Folsom in Naperville, IL

August 26, 2014

We’re remodeling George & Megan’s master bathroom which will be complete tear-out including drywall from the walls and the ceiling. We are relocating the shower where the master whirlpool tub once was. There will be no tub now in the master bathroom. We’re expanding the vanity from wall to wall where there was just a small double vanity next to the shower. The new vanity will have included his and her tower. We will be retiling the main floor and the shower, including the shower floor.

Here are a couple of shots of the master bathroom on Day 1 of the project:

Master Bath Remodel in Naperville, IL - JW Construction & Design ServiceMaster Bathroom Remodel in Progress - JW Construction & Design Services

September 1, 2014 – We installed three super slope can lights to add lighting to the shower and the toilet area. As of now the drywall has been installed and now we’re in the process of mudding the drywall. Next week, we will be installing all the tiles.

Here’s a shot of the bathroom remodel-in-progress and the can lights installed!

Can Light Install in Naperville Bathroom Remodel - JW Construction & Design Services

Watch this space for more updates!

October 15, 2014

The Folsom bath remodel is all done. We built walk-in shower in place of the old whirlpool tub and installed a beautiful wall-to-wall vanity. Gorgeous porcelain tiles were installed on the shower walls and floor, accented by glass and stone listello and shower niche. We painted the walls in a soothing  green and installed floor tiles to complement the beautiful wall color and shower tiles. The homeowners, needless to say, are thrilled with their brand new master bath!

Here are the finished pic – Enjoy!

Bathroom Remodeling in Naperville, IL - JW Construction & Design Services

A Gorgeous Master Bathrooom in Chicago, IL - JW Construction & Design Services

Beautiful wall-to-wall vanity in a Bathroom Remodel in Naperville, IL - JW Constrution & Design Services

A stunning travertine shower with half wall and glass & stone niche in Naperville, IL - JW Construction &Design

 

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A Wow Backyard Patio for Naperville Homeowners

September 12, 2014

A  New Backyard Patio with a WOW factor for Naperville Homeowners

Andrew & Margaret Tiffin of Naperville, IL wanted to add a space to entertain guests in their beautiful backyard. They hired JW Construction & Design to handle the project. We ripped out the existing wood decking patio and installed brick pavers with cool lighting and a dark border design all around the patio. The lights add aesthetics while also adding a safety feature to the backyard space.

We finally installed a wood pergola with beautiful lights that make the patio  aperfect space for cool autumn evenings as well as warm summer nights.

Enjoy the pics!

Beautiful Brick Paver Patio in Naperville, IL - JW Construction & Design Services

Cool Lights in Naperville Backyard Patio - JW Construction & Design Services

Brick Paver Patio in Chicago - JW Construction & Design Services

Patio with Pergola in Naperville, IL- JW Construction & Design Services

A Beautiful Fall Patio in Naperville - JW Construction & Design Services

 

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