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:

FRANCIS BRYAN REMODELING Remodels a Historic Beverly Powder Room

Watch as the FRANCIS BRYAN REMODELING remodels a small cramped powder room and creates a bright stylish, custom designed powder room that you would be proud to have guests use!

This powder room now includes Carrera and black marble basket weave pattern floor tile. Carrara marble base boards, custom made, wall mounted, Carrara warble sink top and back splash with under mount stainless bowl. Capped off with stainless Grohe faucet and accessories. highlighted by an ebony wood medicine chest and unique Moroccan star light fixture.

FRANCIS BRYAN REMODELING can work with you to update your outdated kitchen!

See the BEFORE and AFTER photos of this historic Beverly, Chicago home. These homeowners updated their eat in kitchen without replacing the existing cabinets or changing the configuration. The end result is a beautiful classic/contemporary kitchen for less than half the cost of a new kitchen.

Yes, the top 3 photos are the “BEFORE”. The kitchen was not a disaster by any means, but it was dated, and not in the style, that the homeowners preferred. The homeowners wanted a contemporary look with traditional elements and that is exactly what they achieved!




Moved the cabinets up the wall a few inches to the ceiling, added crown molding.
Had a custom “L” shaped storage bench installed around the eat in dining area.
Painted all of the cabinets, cabinet boxes and trim a bright white.
Painted the walls a beautiful light neutral color.
Installed absolute black “honed” granite counter tops.
Installed black and white checkerboard porcelain 12 x 12 tiles.
Installed new classic hardware on the cabinets.
Installed new vintage style light fixtures.
Removed the old appliances and replaced with top of the line stainless steel.
Replaced the over the range microwave with an industrial ventilation hood.



after-5-225x300   after-6-225x300 If you would like to update your kitchen, bath or any area of your home, without spending a small fortune, contact FRANCIS BRYAN REMODELING and we will work with you, your ideas and your budget!