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Chicagoland’s premier design/build firm

Chicagoland’s Premier Design/Build Firm

DESIGNfirst is an all-inclusive design/build firm in Chicago, dedicated to simplifying the renovation process and building sophisticated spaces that add value to your home.

We know what it’s like to be in your shoes, and how important it is to work with a home remodeling company you can trust. That’s why we’re committed to making the process make sense, offering authentic advice and developing plans that transform your living space into the home you’ve been dreaming of. We manage every step of your project, from your first design consultation to the final day of construction, so you always know that your home and your future are in the hands of experts who care.

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What We Do


Residential Remodeling


Home remodeling should always make sense for your home, your budget and your lifestyle. That’s why our remodeling process starts with personal consultations and sophisticated, functional designs. We find solutions that work for what you want and need, redefining your home while creating value you can believe in.


Custom Bathrooms


Your bathroom should be a space for calm and relaxation, not just necessities. Our bathroom redesign and remodeling services create warm, inviting spaces that combine modern functionality with luxurious atmosphere. We manage every step of the design and build process, ensuring layout and design that don’t sacrifice high function for style.


Home Renovations


Whether you’ve been planning renovations for years or you aren’t sure where to start, we’re here to help. Our designers help you assess what works in your home, what doesn’t, and what the most effective changes will be. We’re by your side from this initial consultation all the way through the building process, so you don’t have to worry about staying on schedule and on budget.

Residential Additions


We design and build additions for Chicago homes of all styles and sizes, no matter the complexity of the project. Whether you’re interested in ground-level or second-story additions, our team manages the process from early-stage consultation and design through construction. We specialize in design/build additions throughout Chicago that are practical and value-driven, giving you the space you need while building equity in your home.

Basement Remodeling


A remodeled and finished basement can create big changes for your home’s value and your lifestyle. Whether you want to add bedrooms, an office, an entertainment area or even a personal bar, our design/build services give your basement the infrastructure and the style that create unprecedented value.

Custom Kitchens


From standard redesigns to full kitchen remodeling, our team specializes in creating spaces perfect for cooking, entertaining and everyday living. We design and build kitchens that suit your home and complement your lifestyle, helping you choose fixtures, colors, hardware and more that combine form and function like you never dreamt possible.

Recent News

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This home, in the Hoffman Estates area was transformed into a showstopper by renovating spaces throughout the entire house.  For this project the homeowners resulting design provided more modern facilities such as updated kitchen and bath [...]

Feature Friday!

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Today's Feature Friday presents, Miss Bonni's Kitchen from Lake Forest, IL. What better way to start off the new year, with a brand new kitchen remodel? This beautifully modernized kitchen will make you want [...]

Award Winning


From the inception of our Bathroom remodeling project, the senior designer, interior designer and the project manager all worked with us to ensure our total satisfaction. DESIGNfirst advertises ‘The get it right attitude you deserve!’ , they certainly followed thru from beginning to end. I highly recommend DESIGNfirst for any remodeling project.
Lawrence I.