Start Now for a Spring Remodeling Project

If you’re thinking about a spring home improvement project, it’s time to get started, says Todd Chapman, owner and president of C & H Design in Belvidere, Ill.

“If you want that kitchen or bath remodel done by April, it’s not too early to start planning and ordering supplies to avoid future price increases,” he says.

Planning ahead is always a good rule of thumb, but with labor and supply shortages, looking to the future has become a necessity.

A C & H remodelling project will involve a free consultation and measuring, choosing a design, picking out colors and materials for flooring, countertops, cabinets, lighting and plumbing fixtures.

Chapman says his customers are mostly choosing clean lines, few details and neutral colors such as cream, white or grey for kitchen and bathroom remodels.

For flooring, luxury vinyl checks many of the boxes people care about. This flooring can be “floated” over another floor or glued down. It’s water resistant yet softer than tile, easy to clean and comes in a variety of colors and looks that mimic tile, marble and hardwood. It holds up in extreme temperatures, making it a good choice for screened-in porches, sunrooms and other unheated rooms in the home.

Chapman opened C & H Design in 2002 and has been at the current location at 6506 Logan Ave. since 2006. Since then, he’s expanded his showroom twice; it now includes 6,000 square feet of display space.

Chapman started out as a homebuilder. When a financial downturn in the economy ocurred, he anticipated that people would be choosing to remodel homes rather than to move, so he chose to focus on home improvement for homeowners.

Chapman describes his business as a “one stop shop” offering all the materials and services needed to complete a home remodeling project from beginning to end, including plumbing, drywall, painting, electricity, construction and financing.

Learn more by calling (815) 547-8453.