About Us

Founded in 2006, Design First is a premier home remodeling company in the Chicagoland area. With many years of experience, and the industry’s top professionals, we are a one-stop shop solution for all your home remodeling needs. 

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When we speak of our clients’ residence, we prefer the word home and not house. As the old saying goes, ‘home is where the heart is’. We know that your home is where you take refuge from the outside world and make a lifetime of memories with your loved ones every day.  

Our team believes that your home should be everything you want it to be. For nearly two decades, we have taken the time to get to know our clients, so we can design and build beautiful spaces that meet their unique needs and desires. 

Design First is proud to offer the following services from our in-house team of highly experienced professionals to clients all across the Chicagoland area. 

  • Home Additions 
  • Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels 
  • Basement Remodels 
  • Custom Home Design and Build 
  • In-House Custom Built Cabinetry 

We are fully licensed, bonded and insured. We can expertly manage any size project from start to finish. Our mission is to exceed our clients’ expectations by providing a pleasant, stress free, and seamless experience.  

When you choose Design First to either remodel your home or custom build your dream home, a dedicated Designer, Architect, Interior Designer, Project Manager, and Client Advocate will be assigned to your project. Not only do you have a dedicated team at your fingertips, you also benefit from the following unique offerings from Design First:

In-house Business System

  • Provides prompt, precise estimating and pricing consistency  
  • Ensures smooth transition to architecture & interior design
  • Aligns with production and contractor management  

In-house Custom Cabinet Manufacturing 

  • Enables full customization capabilities almost all home projects need 
  • Reduce project leads times by 50-70% 
  • Meet stringent DESIGNfirst quality standards 

Standardized Communication Tool

  • Client customized portal using in house software 
  • Allows clients to see live job calendar, keep track of orders and schedules 
  • Open communication with our entire staff live at your fingertips 

If you would like to learn more about our services and capabilities, we cordially invite you to visit our beautiful 14,000 square foot showroom or contact us today.  When it comes to your home everything you want it to be, there is only one choice, Design First. 

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