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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:

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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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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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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:

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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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Master Bathroom Suite Remodel in Naperville, IL

Master Bathroom Remodel for Sue & Bob Klein of Naperville, IL

January 3, 2014

We began a complete tear out only leaving the bathtub and the drywall. We also have removed the pine doors from the internal bathroom walkin closets and the main bathroom pine door for future installation of oak doors with new oak casing, baseboard, and crown molding. This is the progres of day 1 after the tear out and clean up.

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Day 2

Today we installed all the rough electrical for the new design and bathroom layout including the warm wire to heat the future tiled floor and we also installed the pro-level over the warm wire at the end of the day before we left to make sure the floor was 100% level and all the warm wire was embedded 100% within the pro-level.

Heated Bathroom Floors Installation in Chicago - JW Construction & Design Services

Day 3

We roughed in the plumbing for the shower, durock-ed shower walls and bath tub area and began the main floor tile installation.

Day 4,

We continued the tile installation on the main floor and grouted and poured the shower base floor for future tile that will be installed on the shower floor.

Day 5, 6 & 7

We continued to tile and grout the tub area and the shower. We installed custom cabinetry provided by Stonebridge designs and installed granite on the cabinets along with the center tower on top of the granite countertop. We drilled the holed for the vessel sinks and single faucet installations along with installing the vessels and the faucets. We installed the mirrors and wall sconces above the mirrors. we also installed the new plumbing fixtures on the bathtub and shower along with installing the toilet.

Naperville Bathroom Remodel in Progress - JW Construction & Design services

Chicago Bathroom Remodel in Progress - JW Construction & Design Services

Day 10

we patched, primed and painted the ceiling and walls along with staining all the new oak doors, basebpoard, casing, and shoe and polyurethane.

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Bathroom Remodeling in Naperville - JW Construction & Design Services

Day 12

We introduced the kleins to their new master suite and they are already talking about their other two bathrooms. once we are done replacing their roof this summer.

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Granite Open Bench in Naperville Shower - JW Construction & Design Services

Vanity with Vessel Sink in a Chicago Bathroom - JW Construction & Design Services

Shower Tile Installation Chicago - JW Construction & Design Services

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Master Bathroom Remodel in Downers Grove, IL

Master Bathroom Remodel with Bells & Whistles in Downers Grove, IL

October 15, 2013

Today, we started a master bathroom remodel for Terri & JT Waite. We were referred to them by their friends – our existing clients. We will be removing all the current tiles, vanity, the mirrors, enlarging the shower, installing a new bathtub, new vanity with granite tops along with beaitiful new tiles & plumbing fixtures. We will also be installing warm wires throughout the main floors of the bathroom.

Here’s a picture of the tear-out.

Downers Grove Bathroom Remodeling - JW Construction & Design Servces

October 17, 2013

Today, we’re over at the Waite’s – we will be installingthe rough plumbing for the shower that will include two showerheads, one hand-held with a slide bar and 3-body sprays. We will also be installing a brand-new air-jetted bathtub. We will be pouring the shower floor, installing warm wires on the main floor, and pro-sealing over the warm wire. We will be ready for tile installation for tomorrow morning.

This is what the bathroom looked like when we started the work today:

Bathroom Remodeling in Downers Grove, IL - JW Construction & Design Services

October 25, 2013

Sometimes, problems occur in a remodeling project. Over at the Waite’s project, during the installation of the drywall, a screw went into one of the water lines. Mr. Waite woke up at 1AM to go to the bathroom and heard water dripping and found out that water was leaking through the ceiling on the first floor all the way to the basement. He called the owner of JW Construction & Design at 1:09 AM. Mr Waite lives in Downers Grove, IL and Jay, Willans, the owner of JW Construction & Design, in Naperville. By 1:25 AM, Jay arrived at Mr. Waite’s front door, and oversaw all the damage that was created by the water damage.

The water was shut off, holes were put in the drywall to release the water in the ceiling & walls. Water remained shut off until 7AM and water was shortly turned back on once the crew arrived at 7AM at the Waite’s residence and fixed the hole in the copper waterline.

Here are a few water damage pics from the basement & dining room, which had to be repainted to repair the water damage:

Bathroom Remodeling in Downers Grove, IL - JW Construction & Design Services

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November 2, 201

As of today’s date, all the drywall that was removed from the water damage has been installed and we’re currently in the process of priming all of the new drywall as we have our crew tiling the master bathroom. Here’s a pic of the bathroom remodel in-progress:

Stay tuned in as we get close to finishing the Waite’s master bath remodel.

November 22, 2013

The Waites’ bathroom has come a long way. The shower has been tiled in beautiful travertine with a stone mosaic border. Top of the line water features, including two showerheads, one hand-held with a slide bar and 3-body sprays have been installed. Here are a couple of pics of the shower:

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Spa Bathroom in Naperville, IL (Beautiful ‘After’ Pics!)

JW to build a Spa-like Master Bathroom in Naperville, IL

August 29, 2013

We’ve started work on Dan & Candice Richardson’s master bathroom. We will be removing all of the tiles throughout the bathroom. we will be removing and installing both vanities – one on each side of the tub. We will be installing travertine tiles throughout the master bathroom.

We will be enlarging the size of the sower, both in width & height, adding can lights in the cathedral ceiling, one each on side of the bath skylights and inside the shower as well. We will also install new plumbing in the shower to accomodate the homeowner’s desires for a spa-like bathroom.

Here are a couple of pictures of day 1 of tear-out.

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September 15, 2013

Today, we enlarged the shower size, by removing a vacant wall. We had found that there was a laundry shute in the vacant area. The Richardsons were OK with us removing the shute completely, which gave us the ability to expand the shower an extra 2 ft. and we removed the soffit which gave us an extra foot and a half of headroom. We installed two 4″ mini shower cans and we installed LED in the cans to increase te brigtness of the shower.

On the primary wall of the shower, we framed out a shower niche, roughly a foot and a half by 3 ft. After installing new rough plumbing fictures, we closed off the shower with permabase & waterproofed the shower prior to tile installation.

September 30, 2013

The Richardsons had picked out light walnut bucak polished travertine tile for the shower walls with the tub deck and surround along with a larger sized light walnut bucak for the floor. We used a glass mosaic for a linear inlay around the tub area and full sheet for the back of the shower niche.

October 15, 2013

We are back at the Richardsons for the finishing touches of their bathroom remodeling project. We got dark cherry cabinets installed with granite countertops, new light fictures on each side of the mirror and we purchased new mirror frames to go around the existing mirrors to give it a brand new look. We will be posting pictures of the new bathroom soon.

November 5, 2013

We’re finally at the Richardson residence to take photos of their “new” master bathroom. Dan and Candice have now decided to remodel their hall bathroom. We’re now in the process of going over the fine details of the material tat is going to be installed. Stay tuned in as we start blogging the Richardsons’ hall bathroom remodeling project.

Enjoy the pics!

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Tile Installation in Naperville, IL - JW Construction & Design Services

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Bathroom Sanctuary for a Naperville, IL Couple

JW to Build a Bathroom Sanctuary for a Naperville, IL Couple

April 27th, 2013

This is a new project that JW Construction and Design is taking on. It’s a master bathroom for Dave & Phyllis of Naperville, IL where we’ll be removing the tub, the shower, and the toilet and relocating the toilet, tub, and increasing the shower for new spa-like bathroom. We will be installing super slope can lights in the ceiling – one that will be directly centered above the master shower and above the toilet. We will also be installing an ultra-quiet exhaust fan. A new Airjet tub will be installed in approximately the same location as the old tub.

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April 30th, 2013

We have removed one vanity for our new location of the toilet. The bathroom will now only have one vanity. Travertine tile will be installed throughout the shower, the main floor, the tub deck, and backsplash the walls. Here is a picture of the 12X20 inch floor tile installation work-in-progress.  We will post more pictures of our progress later this week.​

Bathroom Tile Installation - JW Construction & Design Services

 

 

 

May 8, 2013

Just a quick update of last week from Dave & Phyllis of Naperville. Their shower panliner was installed with the rough plumbing consisting of showerhead, one handheld, and two body sprays. The tub was cracked and we’re waiting on the tub, so we built the tub deck and installed permabase on the shower walls and main floor. In the shower, we seal-proofed all the permabase on the walls by siliconing all the seam lines and protecting it by painting Proshield on the permabase. We installed 12X20 inch tiles on the main floor in a brick pattern and a porcelain 13X 13 inch tile straight pattern on the shower walls. On the main water wall, we installed a picture frame around all the plumbing fixtures. Updated photos of this week’s work will be posted soon.

May 14, 2013

The bathroom remodel is progressing really well. We’ve finished tile installation on the shower walls, shower floor, tub surround, and the bathroom floor. Here are some photos of the bathroom progress.

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Water Feature Wall in Naperville, il - JW Construction & Design ServicesJune 15, 2013

We are ready to unveil the new bathroom that we built for Dave & Phyllis. The homeowners are ecstatic and so are we.

 

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

 

Shower Tile Installation in Naperville, IL - JW Construction & Design Services

 

Plumbing Services Naperville - JW Construction & Design Services

 

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