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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 Studio Services

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

Bathroom Remodel in Lisle, IL - JW Construction & Design Studio 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 & Design Studio Services, ILOak Kitchen Before - JW Construction & Design Studio 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 Studio Services

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

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

AKDY Stainless Steel Range Hood - JW Construction & Design Studio 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 Studio Services

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

Tile Installation in Chicago Area - JW Construction & Design Studio 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 Studio Services

White Kitchen Remodel in Naperville, IL - JW Construction & Design Studio 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 - JWConstructionandDesign.com ServiceMaster Bathroom Remodel in Progress - JW Construction & Design Studio 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 Studio 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 Studio Services

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

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

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

Brick Paver Patio in Chicago - JW Construction & Design Studio Services

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

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

 

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Complete Home Remodeling in Naperville, IL

JW Takes On Whole House Remodeling of a Newly-Purchased Home in Naperville, IL

July 7th, 2014

Anthony & Erin Casey of Naperville, IL contacted us through our website and have hired us to remodel several areas of their newly-purchased hime. We will be doing several remodeling jobs, such as running a gasline for a gas grill on a deck patio, installing a new bathtub and plumbing fixtures including marble tile installation for the bathtub surround and main floor in their hall bathroom. We will be painting all of the trim work indoors throughout the house including all walls and ceiling. We will be remodeling the master bathroom with a complete new design and will installing hardwood floors throughout several areas of the house and new carpeting in the other remaining rooms.

Here are pictures of the ‘before’ bath and the ongoing marble tile installation in their hall bathroom. Stay tuned in for regular updates!

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

 

 

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Cold Weather Plumbing Tips From Naperville Plumbing Experts

Cold Weather Plumbing Tips 

As temperature plummets and parts of the country enter a deep freeze, there are many plumbing problems that can occur and cause severe damage to your home or commercial space. Plumbing emergencies are always tragic and can create devastating damages to any building structure. However, there are several steps that you, the homeowner, can take to avoid a disaster from occurring due to the freezing cold:

1.       Keep your thermostat between 75o – 80o. Keeping warm air circulating will prevent water pipes from freezing and causing major water leaks. I understand that this tempature setting seems to be high, however understanding that your thermastat is located in one area of your house the other areas of your house are at other tempatures. We have seen pipes up to 10+ feet in a house burst. It does and can happen, so it is best to be on the safe side.

2.       Let water trickle from your faucets during night time. This will prevent water from freezing as moving water does not freeze. Keep the trickle to a minimum. Also keep sink cabinet doors open to allow the heat to fill into the cabinets.

3.       Watch for water pressure. A restricted water flow is a sign of frozen pipes. If you notice this, call a us at Today ASAP and we will talk you through the water meter shut off process if you do not know how to shut your water off. Also it is a good to teach everyone in the house to shut the water main down.

4.       Make sure your garden hose is disconnected before the deep freeze sets in. If left connected, ice can form and exert pressure on water lines inside the home causing pipes to burst and cause severe water damage. Most of the time you will not even know about this damage to the water line until the first time you turn on the hose.

5.       Check your water drainage from your sump pump to make sure snow is not blocking it. If there is snow blocking the drainage, water could back up and freeze in the discharge pipe causing your pump to burn out. It could also set off your battery back up system. If you have a basement and do not have a battery back up system I advise you to get one. We provide those services, if needed.

6.       Check for cold air drafts, especially in basements, crawl spaces, attics, garages, and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets.  Cold air can cause freezing. Make sure water pipes are insulated in such spaces and try to insulate the area to stop the draft.

Taking these precautions will prepare your home for the extreme cold temperature and minimize plumbing damages.

Cold Weather Plumbing Tips from Your Naperville Plumbing Experts

About Your Plumbing Experts – JWConstructionandDesign.com is a licensed Naperville plumbing company that is an expert at assembling any type of plumbing structure needed for your project. Our plumbing services include:

·         Emergency Plumbing services

·         Residential and commercial plumbing

·         Installation of new faucets, sinks, shower valves, water piping, gas lines, and water lines.

·         New drain location, and

·         Complete repiping.

CALL US AT Today FOR ANY EMERGENCY OF REMODELING PLUMBING NEED!!

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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.

Naperville, IL Bathroom Remodeling - JW Construction & Design Studio ServicesChicago bathroom remodel before pics - JW Construction & Design Studio Services

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 Studio 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 - JWConstructionandDesign.com services

Chicago Bathroom Remodel in Progress - JW Construction & Design Studio 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.

Basketweave Tile Installation in Naperville - JW Construction & Design Studio Services

Bathroom Remodeling in Naperville - JW Construction & Design Studio 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.

Shower Tile Installation Chicago - JW Construction & Design Studio Services

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

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

Shower Tile Installation Chicago - JW Construction & Design Studio 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 - JWConstructionandDesign.com 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 Studio 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 JWConstructionandDesign.com at 1:09 AM. Mr Waite lives in Downers Grove, IL and JWConstructionandDesign.com in Naperville. By 1:25 AM, JWConstructionandDesign.com 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 Studio Services

House Painting Services Downers Grove - JW Construction & Design Studio Services  House Painting Services in Downers Grove, IL - JW Construction & Design Studio Services

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:

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

 

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Gorgeous Slate-Like Floor Tile Install

Slate-Like Tile Installation in Foyer & Powder Room

September 16th, 2013

JW completed a one-day floor tile installation for Jim of Naperville, IL. Jim had originally picked slate tiles for his foyer from Flooring Decor. However, due to the heavy traffic flows in the foyer area, he chaged it to a beautiful slate-looking procelain tile – a heavier dutu product.

We helped him design the 45 degree installation design to accomodate the perfect look for the area. We competed the installation in 1 day, using a speed-set product. We were able to grout and seal in 1day as well. The job was completed in 7 hours, with 2 guys working on the project. Total labor cost? $660.

Here are the pics from the project:

Tile Floor Install Chicago, IL - JW Construction & Design Studio ServicesFloor Tile Installation, Naperville, IL - JW Construction & Design Studio Services

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