All posts by Francis Bryan

Luxury Remodel of Loft-Like Second Home in Three Oaks, Michigan

This project in Three Oaks, MI was a work of love for the owner who also owns the art gallery below. This was an outdated, inefficient apartment that we converted into her dream second home behind and above her gallery. I enjoyed working with Bridget, she knows what she wants and we were more than happy to get the job done! Enjoy the photos and when in Three Oaks, MI be sure to visit Bridget Verdun’s gallery, studio b gallery in downtown Three Oaks at Elm and Sycamore.

Beautiful new hardwood floors installed throughout the home on two floors.

Creative drywall niches allow the owner to display her personal art collection.

A unique loft-like bed is enjoyed by the children and guests alike in the spare room!


Bridget’s design style is well complemented by the light color walls and trim we painted through out the home.

The historic built-in in the bedroom was salvaged, stripped, repaired and painted a color selected by the owner and works well as a dresser and closet now.


The 2nd full bath was installed on the second floor where a closet once existed. The stock vanity was custom cut to fit perfectly under the new glass block window. The walk in rain shower looks beautiful and includes luxury stone and mosaic tiles as well as high end faucet selected by the owner.







It was enjoyable working with this client who had the vision of what she wanted and the confidence that FRANCIS BRYAN REMODELING would get the job done!

Beautiful Beverly Basement Bathroom by FRANCIS BRYAN REMODELING!

We worked with this Beverly Hills, Chicago client to install a beautiful, luxurious bathroom in her finished basement. The client requested a walk-in shower with bench and a wide entrance for a custom double, glass, shower door.

The homeowner selected a variety of tiles that worked well in each area. Small format marble for the floor of the shower, large format porcelain for the walls of the shower and custom designed and cut solid Carrara marble for the bench and thresh hold.  The medium size square slate looks beautiful on the bathroom floor.  The mixture of tiles complimented each other perfectly to create a stylish, warm and dramatic mix of historic and contemporary style.  The ebony stained vanity with solid surface top and ebony mirror look beautiful.  Finally, the square brushed nickel faucets on the sink and in the shower, including the unique square drain bring the entire look together.
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Custom Built and Installed Glass Block Windows from FRANCIS BRYAN REMODELING Chicago, IL.

Call today now that the weather is getting warmer! We will come out and measure. We then go back to our shop and build your custom windows to your specifications with or without a vent. We then arrange to remove and dispose of your old windows and install your new GLASS BLOCK windows! We also have dryer vents that can be built in as well as fans and other custom features. If your a builder we will construct windows to your specs and you can pick them up and install. We also custom build and install glass block shower walls, bars, room dividers. Your GLASS BLOCK ideas can come to life! Call to discuss!

Basement Remodel for Elegant Beverly, Chicago Home

This once drab, dated basement is now a beautiful entertaining/media/play room space! The area was gutted, re-configured, insulated, all new electric, new “can” light fixtures, new baseboard radiator heat tied in to the central system, insulated and dry walled ceilings and walls, finished off with baseboard trim and a stylish paint job. Creating extra space, comfort, enjoyment and increased equity!

Morgan Park area of Chicago – Bathroom, Gut Remodel

Enjoy viewing the complete gut- bathroom-remodel in this historic home in the Morgan Park area of Chicago. The clients chose to remove the tub and install a walk-in shower as well as custom-shelving installed in its place. FRANCIS BRYAN REMODELING was happy to accommodate.  The clients also asked to have the original door converted into a pocket-door in order to save on space.  The new pocket-door looks great!  This second floor gut remodel included new copper plumbing and electrical runs through to the basement.  A new energy efficient, opaque window was installed as well as all new fixtures through out.  The clients chose a beautiful large format ceramic tile combined with a colorful mosaic tile for the walk-in shower.  To complete the new bath a European radiator/towel holder was custom installed.  This bathroom is not only stylish but it is warm and cozy as well.  The owners love to enjoy warm towels after a shower!

Below are some work in progress photos to view.

Custom Carpentry at it’s Best! Custom Built Mudrooom Closets and More..

FRANCIS BRYAN REMODELING worked with these homeowners to design, build, install and finish these custom coat cubicles or “cubbies”. The once cluttered slightly narrow hallway is now a vision of organization and style! The owners of this historic Beverly home are thrilled with their new custom designed mudroom, “cubbies”. Now shoes, coats, gloves and hats all have a place, with  cabinet space above for extra storage.

FRANCIS BRYAN REMODELING also stripped, stained and finished the hardwood floor, patched, plastered and painted the stairwell and hall in classic colors selected by the client, installed new shelving in the upstairs bathroom linen closet and…an exterior vented fan/light in the bathroom ceiling as well as patched some historic tile.

Why work with several contractors when all you need is one, FRANCIS BRYAN REMODELING!

FRANCIS BRYAN REMODELING will help you design and build a custom cabinet, bookcase, shelf system or fireplace surround that you will enjoy for many years to come!

See the before photo of the hallway and the custom work in progress below: