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Historic Beverly, Chicago Kitchen Remodel

Francis Bryan Remodeling was excited to work with this Beverly area family to update their well lived, well loved, historic Murray D. Hetherington designed home and create the open kitchen, dining room and living room of their dreams.

The homeowners enjoy gathering family and friends and their desire was to open up their small cramped kitchen to the formal dining and living room and install a new kitchen that flowed beautifully with the dining and living room areas.

The homeowners wanted a new stylish yet classic, state of the art kitchen flowing seamlessly into the dining room including a beautiful new lighted pantry and integrating an island that connected the three spaces with additional seating for family and friends. The homeowners wanted to retain the historic nature of their home while selecting finishes, fixtures, tile and cabinetry that put their own personal stamp and unique style on the new space.

FBR enjoyed working with these clients to make their dreams come true and not just meet but exceed their expectations. The result is a beautiful, stylish yet classic, open, efficient and bright kitchen, dining room and living room combination. FBR appreciates that the homeowners trusted them to bring their vision into reality.

This family and project epitomize the message behind our logo, “Your home is your castle and where your heart is, we honor that in all we do”.

View the photos below and find out about the historic arch that was discovered in the process. See the beautiful result.

After kitchen
View of the new beautiful kitchen through to the new arched rear entrance from the back hall. FBR installed a new heating unit under the sink tied to the existing hot water heating system. The kitchen window is new and finished to match the existing historic windows in the home.
Kitchen after
The new kitchen including the quartz counter tops and island
New Kitchen
The new kitchen island overlooking the living room
After kitchen
Beautiful new cabinets, tile and lighted pantry flows between the kitchen and dining room
After photo kitchen and dining roon
View from the far end of the kitchen through to the dining room
After photo of the dining area.
View from the living room in to the new dining room area
Kitchen before
The kitchen before
Before photo of dining area and kitchen
Before photo of dining area and kitchen
Kitchen before
Before view from the dining room through to the kitchen
Before photo of the dining room
Before photo of the dining room
Kitchen in progress
Kitchen in progress
Wall to be opened up
Wall to be opened up between the living room and dining room
Hidden arch
Hidden arch in the wall is discovered!



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.