2017 in Review

We cannot believe that 2017 is coming to a close in a few short days. This year was definitely a special one – we celebrated our 50th anniversary! Back in 1967, Gil Ducato started our family business and for five decades, we have worked hard to create dream homes for our clients. As a full-service remodeling company, Reliable Home Improvement has evolved into a premier design build firm in the Chicagoland area, specializing in designer kitchens, elegant bathrooms, finished basements, and custom home additions.

This year we have stayed busy renovating kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and more throughout the Chicagoland suburbs. We completed some of our favorite design build projects this year featuring the latest designs and trends for our clients.

One of our biggest projects was an internal one. We completed a major renovation of our showroom in Naperville, IL. A full kitchen, two bathrooms, and a laundry room were the starting point of the renovations. This allowed us to showcase our design skills and hopefully provide some inspiration to anyone who stops by to start thinking about their own remodeling projects.



Some of our favorite trends this year were featured in the showroom renovations. We expect these trends to popular for years to come and create a timeless look to any space. Featured in the showroom kitchen, dark cabinets create a dramatic shift from the stark all-white kitchens we have seen in past years. Using the contrasting light countertops helps to ensure the space isn’t too dark.


Another popular trend we expect to see for years to come is the use of flooring to create texture and design in a room. In our showroom, we utilized this trend in both the bathroom vignette as well as the laundry room. By using two differing tiles, we delineated the shower from the rest of the bathroom. For the laundry room, the use of rustic, barnwood-inspired flooring created a unique design element that would have been missing if standard wood floors would have been used.


We want to thank everyone for a successful 2017 and we can’t wait to see what 2018 will bring. Happy New Year!

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