Professional Kitchen and Bath Designer: Janice Teague, CMKBD
Recent client projects, reviews, and introduction
Revived Hinsdale Coach House
“From the moment I met Janice Teague, I knew our kitchen remodel would turn out great!”
– Julie Milani • Hinsdale, IL
This unique home was originally a coach house built in 1895, servicing a large adjacent estate. Having lived in the neighborhood for years, the homeowners wanted to update their kitchen to be more conducive to entertaining, something they had wanted to do for years.
A very unusual layout and two immovable posts meant designer Janice Teague had to get very creative. An angled wall was removed to create a perfect niche for the range and oven, tall pantry cabinets on the right were designed to hide a support post while providing ample storage, and the glass shelved wall in the middle seamlessly hides the second post.
This design earned Janice the Best Medium Kitchen Before & After honor and the 2018 NKBA Chicago Midwest Design Vision Awards.
Traditional Kitchen with a Fresh Flair, Naperville, IL
These homeowners built their home in the early 1980’s and raised their three children here. The couple wanted to update the kitchen while maintaining the traditional features in their home such as the wood trim, doors, and floors. Now, empty nesters, they wanted the space to feel warm and cozy for the two of them but also welcoming when their children and grandchildren visited.
To do so, the kitchen’s new hardwood floor was custom stained to match the rest of the home, custom curved windows were created to anchor the range wall, and the pop-out garden window was removed from the back wall and replaced with a 48” range top and 60” tapered hood to add a dramatic focal point.
This award-winning design took home Best Large Kitchen Before & After at the 2018 NKBA’s Chicago Midwest Design Vision Awards. To view this design in more detail, click here
Elegant Master Bath Suite, Hinsdale, IL
Plentiful storage, coupled with dramatic elements, makes this master bath a functional, yet sophisticated, retreat. The Victoria & Albert soaking tub, set against a backdrop of cocoa-bean stained cabinets and Carrera marble accents, makes a dramatic focal point. Porcelain floor tile from Porcelanosa in a Carrera pattern with dark accents marries dark cabinetry with light fixtures and walls.
A 42-inch armoire from Grabill Cabinet Company, flanked by two tall linen cabinets, fulfills the homeowners’ request for additional clothes storage. Watery mirror panels reflect light and keep the cabinetry wall from appearing too bulky
More About Janice
For more than fifteen years, Janice owned and operated two custom design/build home construction companies in the Dallas area. As rewarding as this scope of work was, Janice particularly enjoyed the intricacies of kitchen and bath design and earned her certifications in both areas through the NKBA.
“Asking a lot of questions and listening to my client’s needs and desires is essential to a successful remodel,” Janice believes. “Our clients are very involved in the design process; after all, it’s their home and their dream. I take great pleasure in helping them realize their vision.”
When not designing homes, Janice enjoys spending her time with her family and has 2 chow chows who mean the world to her and her husband.