Chicago Kitchen & Bathroom Remodel Home Type: Single-family Location: Chicago Budget: $250,000-$350,000 Project design and challenges: Complete first floor remodel in northwest Chicago. The kitchen remodel features a huge prep island with two dishwashers that flank the sink. With the removal of an old addition/mudroom to expand the kitchen space, structural support was needed. In order to incorporate the beams as a design feature, the client opted for exposed beams. White custom cabinetry provides endless storage as well as a hidden microwave in the pantry. The first-floor bathroom was updated in neutral colors and patterns to brighten up the small space. Other updates included repainting, the addition of a curved mantle above the fireplace, and updates to the office space.