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Green Home Chicago

Carpenters Addition, Illinois

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Green Home Chicago

Carpenters Addition, Illinois


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Tommy Lut

16 July 2019

We just finished a complete gut and remodel of our master bath with Green Home Chicago & couldn't be happier with the final product. My significant other and I have very different tastes, but Karen and her staff were able to help us create a final product that we both love.Everyone there went above and beyond to make this happen. One example is a last minute site visit by Karen during construction. We ended up not liking the way the paint colors that we had originally selected, looked under newly installed lighting. Karen came to the site the next day, and found us and alternative color in only a few minutes. We have received nothing but compliments on the final product. As a bonus, they allow dogs in the store and we brought taco every time we went. More...


Marco Amaro

26 April 2019

Couldn't be happier with our experience. They went through great lengths to make sure we were happy with our bathrooms. We hired them to design both our bathrooms in our 1500 square foot condo. The upgraded bathrooms have now made sure we stay for a few more years in our West Loop condo instead of selling. That's how happy we are with what they did. These guys know contractors, materials, design - they'll take care of the whole thing. There's a whole lot of "yes, no problem" as an answer with these folks. And it wont break the bank either. More...


Janet W

25 February 2019

Absolutely loved working with Karen and Kaitlin on our kitchen remodeling project! We live in a loft-style condo, and GHC helped us transform our tiny, difficult to access kitchen into a gorgeous and functional space. We worked mostly with Kaitlin, and the design phase took over a year. Given our indecisiveness, it was really nice to not feel pushed or rushed. Kaitlin has a great eye and is professional and very detail oriented. We couldn’t have selected a better design firm to work with. To add icing on the cake, GHC also helped us find a wonderful general contractor! More...


Kate F.

6 December 2018

Green Home Chicago made everything easy!  Kaitlin was with me every step of the way including  connecting me with a great contractor.  I had always heard that remodeling and renovating was a nightmare but she made it seamless and we love the end result! More...


Robin Malpass

27 November 2018

I was searching for eco-friendly sustainable furniture and fabrics for our new condo and found Green Home Chicago. Karen was amazing. She helped me select beautiful fabrics for custom dining room chairs, benches, a headboard and duvet cover. I absolutely love everything! Not only are they beautiful but they were made with environmentally-friendly materials. More...


Elaine Canevaro

28 October 2018

We knew we needed help with a remodel and new look for our home, but didn't really know where to start. A neighbor recommended Karen and team at Green Home Chicago and we are so happy they did! From our first meeting with Karen and our designer Stefani, we were very happy with the process. Stefani worked well with our whole family, helped guide us to a good style that is both fun and functional (even our dog Misha loves the new tile floors in our bathrooms!) and was great about working within our budget and a bit of a funky timeline on our part. We are very happy with the results. More...


Laura McDermott

28 September 2018

Bought a home last year and Green Home was recommended by a friend...couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome! Stefani was fantastic and created a living space that was functional and beautiful. The team made it an easy process. I would highly recommend. More...


Lori Giovingo

29 August 2018

Green Home has a great selection in their showroom and Stefani was great to work with! She really made my vision come to life and was able to add to it with her creativity! We are very pleased with our remodel! More...


Kat H.

13 August 2018

We now have a GORGEOUS master bathroom thanks to the great design work of the lovely Kaitlin and the Green Home team. From the day when we walked in to the beautiful office and started chatting about our ideas, to Kaitlin and Karen's visits to see the space, to ongoing email communications, the process was very smooth and collaborative. I would definitely recommend Green Home if you want to remodel a space in your home. More...


Karen Jossel

4 July 2018

Excellent client service and great selection of interesting products.


Diana Dylewski

30 June 2018

I love the show room. Beautiful pieces of furniture and a large collection of samples. The staff is very friendly and eager to work with you. I would definitely recommend!


Victoria Vicky

30 June 2018

I own and operate multi family real estate. Green Home Chicago has an amazing selection, offer great service and follow up. I have used them on several occasions for my higher end units and it was a fantastic experience every time. Highly recommended. More...


Alicia D.

19 March 2018

My husband and I reached out to GHC in the fall of 2017 because we wanted to make some updates to our West Loop condo before listing it in 2018.  Because we were planning to sell our condo, we wanted to be strategic in how we spent our money and make design choices that would appeal to a wide audience.  Karen and Stefani totally understood our goals and delivered beyond our expectations!Karen and Stefani worked well as a team, and we appreciated having both of their viewpoints on everything from which projects we should tackle to the finishing touches to stage our place.  We ultimately decided to redo our fireplace, renovate our kitchen (new counters, backsplash, sink, faucet, cabinet pulls and lighting), update several light fixtures, paint our entire condo, and make minor updates in terms of the decor.  The end results were amazing, and we have received a ton of compliments, especially on the kitchen and fireplace!  Our entire condo now looks more modern, stylish, and fresh, and we stayed within our original budget, spending money on the things that made a really big impact.On a day-to-day basis, we worked primarily with Stefani, who was creative, responsive, and really internalized our goals and preferences.  She made great recommendations on the design choices, always keeping in mind our desire to sell our place quickly and maximize our budget.  And on top of that, both she and Karen are lovely people who we enjoyed getting to know.One of the major benefits of going with GHC is that they have a fabulous team of vendors and contractors to deploy, and they handle a lot of the communications and logistics.  Over the years, we have worked with a number of different contractors, and the one we used for this project (at GHC's recommendation) was by far the best experience we've had.  The work ended up taking a little longer than we had hoped, but the experience was as pleasant as a reno can be (careful and respectful workers, very responsive, etc.) and the end product was totally worth it!We are happy to report that within a few weeks of listing the condo, we accepted an offer for 97% of our asking price.  We could not have done that without GHC, and we will absolutely use them again.  Highly recommend!! More...


Elizabeth Berthel

22 October 2017

My Fiance and I recently moved into a loft condo in the West Loop and had reached out to Karen. We had several restrictions which we assumed would be pretty difficult to work with: 1) We are renting our place so we couldn't change any of the interior 2) We wanted to work with a lot of the furniture we already had. We also have an eccentric taste so we weren't sure if someone could transform our place into what we wanted, but we were wrong - Karen turned the rented space into our perfect place!

She is a great communicator and was a joy to work with. She struck a great balance between infusing new, unexpected ideas into our space while allowing our own personality to shine. Our space is now more functional, pleasant, and beautiful thanks to Karen.


Alice B.

22 July 2017

Karen is the absolute best! I was remodeling my kitchen and bath, and she and her staff were helpful with design from the tile to the tub! They were willing to help with every element while not pressuring you to buy everything from them. When you walk in, you feel right at home. Glad yelpers sent me to Karen - give her a try, you won't regret it. More...


Tim T.

2 July 2017

This review is long overdue, all the more so because I really can't say enough good things about them.  We had a very odd situation where we wanted to source the slabs for our counter-top from one company and have them fabricated by another (long story).Suffice it to say that Kaitlin and the team at Green Home went above and beyond to get the job done.  Through a couple weeks of emailing back and forth, we finally located someone that my wife and I could be confident in getting the job done and doing it for a fair price.But we couldn't be happier with the outcome of the project.  The counters are now the focal point of the kitchen! More...


Sandra Scatassa

7 May 2017

Awesome home decor. Quirky and unique home furniture and accents!!!


Diana J.

22 March 2017

Before  we talk about the amazing results and the fun process, know that this boutique firm is owned and staffed by a small team of amazing women!  They were patient and helped us to hone our vision for our kitchen reno, and were amazing partners throughout the process.  Their design recommendations proved to be spot on, they were always respectful of our budget, were creative in finding options we liked and felt comfortable with, and were always generous with their time.  They made a stressful process fun and inspiring.  We rolled into the studio many times with 2 small kids in tow, and Karen, Kaitlin and Stef were always so kind and accommodating to our family.  When we hit a project schedule snafu due to backordered materials, they were so helpful in finding alternative solutions.  We are thrilled with the results--we just love our beautiful new kitchen-- and highly recommend Green Home Chicago. More...


S B.

21 February 2017

After several false starts and frustration with previous design professionals, Green Home Chicago was just what we were seeking and had found so much trouble actually finding. I was upfront from the start with Karen about our frustrations. She responded both understandingly and positively about our situation. That thoughtfulness stayed with Karen throughout the year and a half it took to realize our project. We loved that Karen worked with local artists, had sustainable materials and production in the forefront of Green Home Chicago's business relationships, and made every effort to source from Midwest suppliers. She excels at customer service. And the quality of the products what we chose from Green Home Chicago has proven to be outstanding. We could not be more pleased with the end results. More...


Hannah P.

20 November 2016

The staff at Green Home Chicago is extremely helpful and responsive. We recently moved into our home and gave our kitchen a facelift with the help of Stefani. We had specific ideas for the materials that we wanted to use for our countertops and backsplash and Stefani was happy to accommodate them and even showed us alternatives that we hadn't thought of. Although their selection is limited they choose products that are eco-friendly and as locally sourced as possible. The experience and service that you get at green home is well worth the prices. More...


A T.

12 November 2016

My sister and I stepped into Green Home Chicago hoping to create an "art piece" with our new condo.  We weren't really sure what we needed to do to accomplish this vision, but Karen and Stefanie guided us through the whole process of renovation and provided us with some insightful perspectives about designing a place.   I cannot say enough good things about Stefanie.  She is so talented and the best!  She was especially receptive to my sister's needs; my sister can be quite particular.  She went above and beyond what we would expect a designer to do.  She constantly kept in touch with our general contractor.  She visited our place to measure and to make sure everything was running smoothly.  Karen also recommended a great craftsman to build a custom-made bar top and it looks gorgeous.  What is also nice about working with GHC is that Karen supports small businesses.   We bought all of our appliances and fixtures from the small businesses that Karen recommended.  I am so happy we did.   We had a problem with the fitting of one of our toilets.  The contractor threw the box away so we were afraid we wouldn't be able to return the item.  Karen called the owner of the plumbing company and made sure we were able to exchange or get some sort of refund back.  Fortunately, it never happened since it seemed like our first contractor wasn't knowledgeable enough about Totos.We had so much fun working with them and are so happy with our new kitchen and bathroom.  As soon as we changed contractors, it really all came together.  We truly felt like we were collaborating as a team - designer, contractor (our second one), and client.   And as a bonus, they both love dogs! More...


Jason M.

30 November 2015

Karen recently helped my wife and I with the purchase of a new dining room set. Based on our prior experiences in working with Karen, we knew she would have some options. What we didn't realize is how easy it would be. After talking with Karen for a bit, she came up with a combination of pieces that we couldn't resist.  We continue to get compliments from friends and family on how the pieces work together. I would highly recommend Karen and her team for any interior design efforts. More...


Shannon S.

23 April 2015

Karen was very knowledgeable. She spent a long time talking with us when we first came in and told her about our project. We were clueless, so it was much appreciated. We ordered Gilasi countertops for our kitchen and get complements on them. We also got a great tip on ordering remnents which saved us money. I wasn't satisfied with the install of the counters and Karen made sure that everything got fixed. More...


Gail G.

30 March 2015

I tried to remodel my kitchen on my own.  It didn't work.  I was so tired of bringing home samples and looking at slabs I thought my brain would explode.So I changed the drill.  I went to Green Home Chicago with photos of my cabinets, back-splash, and counter-top. I told Karen I'd given up on trying to find something to go with my old, tiled back-splash, and she calmly and quickly, like a magician, pulled a few pieces together that she thought would work. They did!  She sent the BEST workers to my condo to install the new pieces. They did beautiful work.My new kitchen looks grand!I recommend Green Home Chicago without reservation. More...


Kristina M.

14 November 2014

Karen and team are outstanding. What started with, "we think we might want a single-slab, raw edge table," turned into a trusted partnership as we worked to design the main space of our new home.I appreciate Karen's ability to understand client needs while also inputting her expertise. She partners with quality artisans to custom-build pieces, focusing on local product and local talent. What started as the table turned into a custom-built, locally sourced table, custom chairs, and a gut-renovation and custom stone work/shelving for our fireplace. Our room went from standard to gorgeous in a matter of weeks. It was awesome to see the vision come together -- and I loved having Karen by my side throughout the whole process.   Overall the team provides excellent service at a reasonable rate and only partners with the best to get the job done. I highly recommend. More...


Katie H.

15 October 2014

After spending weeks trying to find and agree to the right tile for our bathroom reno & kitchen backsplash with no luck, my husband and I decided we needed an expert's help and creative direction. That's when we found ourselves at Green Home Chicago and we were incredibly pleased with the ideas and advice Karen provided. We brought in samples of our wall colors and granite counter tops, and she then helped us sort through various options. Karen is great at helping you think outside of the box and add some color - to which I can easily be wary of - but I really appreciated her approach. She and her team are a pleasure to work with and we are incredibly happy with all of our decisions! Thank you, Karen! More...


Cari D.

17 September 2014

When we found out we were pregnant in January we knew we had to complete the renovation of our kitchen and two bathrooms before the baby was born. It was also more important than ever that we use sustainable products. Green Home Chicago was the perfect solution for us. Aislinn and Stefani, the designers, came to our home to see the space first hand and take measurements. They were friendly, listened to what we wanted, and came up with creative designs for our space. We were able to stay in regular contact to bounce around ideas and tweak the designs. The showroom is amazing and it was fun to be able to see the products in person and play with different colors, textures and combinations to see what works best. Karen, the owner, was extremely helpful and took the time to really listen to what we wanted. She was able to recommend a contractor who was a perfect fit and could complete the project within our tight timeframe. I would recommend Green Home Chicago to all of my friends and family. More...


Anna Q.

24 March 2014

I recently decided to upgrade my one bedroom condo. I started with Yelp (thank you Yelp) and searched interior designers and chose Green Home Chicago based on reviews.  I knew I was in the right place from our first meeting.  Karen and her team were wonderful.  They listened to my ideas and budget concerns and walked me through the process of design, contractors, timing, etc..  But the best service came when there was a mistake!  Mistakes happen - it was an installation error not due to Karen but one of her contractors who she had used for years.  Karen's response was what was impressive and what had me sign up for Yelp to write this - my first review.  Karen took full responsibility for the error and provided in record time the re-install and paid for a new sink for my inconvenience.  I work with vendors all the time in my job and this type of customer service is hard to come by.  I highly recommend Green Home Chicago.  Thank you Green Home Chicago, you're the best. More...


Kate P.

24 February 2014

Karen at Green Home is fantastic. We didn't end up using her business for our kitchen renovation project because we decided to DIY, but she was a pleasure to communicate with and their prices are very fair for the quality of work. Definitely worth checking them out as an option... you will have gained another resource for the future. Karen was super responsive and had a wealth of great ideas for our project. If we end up doing anything else in our kitchen that requires nice products, installation (or, if our self-installed breakfast bar falls apart...haha), I will be back at Green Home in a second! ps. Their store is beautiful, stop by just to browse if you're in the market for any sort of earth friendly products. Gorgeous! More...


Mark G.

8 February 2014

Excellent service and very fair pricing.  They have a great selection of products and just stopping in will get your creative juices going.  In my case, I stopped by looking for a small bathroom counter top piece.  I actually thought that my request was going to be too small to be worth their time and effort but Karen never batted an eye. She made a bunch of great suggestions and was ultimately able to get me what I needed.   Sometimes when you go into places that are design oriented and you don't have the budget to afford a lot, the sales/service people figure that out quickly and basically ignore you.  That was definitely not the case with Karen!  Stop in and check this place out.  You will be glad you did. More...


Michael B.

24 January 2014

Superb Service, Sustainable Choices and Competitive Prices!  I am thrilled with the Counter-top and recycled glass back-splash tiles I purchased from Green Home Chicago.  It was a pleasure to conduct research in the beautiful Fulton Market area store that features an extensive selection of sustainable finishes and genuinely friendly people.  I fell in love with the Gilasi product, made in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood of  resin and broken oven door glass from Chicago's south side.  How great is that story?!   Walter's expert and timely installation kept our kitchen project right on schedule. Karen was also helpful in finding the specific glass tiles I had seen elsewhere and recommending (but never pushing) complimentary products like flooring and cabinets.  I highly recommend Green Home Chicago for home and office projects. More...


Toni L.

25 September 2013

I rarely do anything impulsive, but only a little more than a week before a big party in our home we decided to have new carpeting installed. Karen was terrific and brought it all together just in time, even with some last minute changes! She worked with our budget and helped us choose a product and padding that wouldn't exacerbate our allergies and her advice regarding the color pallete was spot on. In addition, she was friendly, accomodating and fun to work with. The installer, Randy, and his assistant did a flawless job - they were timely and efficient, the carpeting was laid beautifully, and they left everything the way they found it. The only unforseen issue was that the new carpet had a lower pile than the old which unfortunately necessitated a last minute touch-up to the paint just hours before 70 people arrived. It was a great party, by the way, and our neighbors will be giving Karen a call! More...


Shawna Malkoff

16 March 2013

We bought tiles for our bathroom here. The tiles were much cheaper than at any store we went to, and look fantastic on our floor. Karen provides great service. I would recommend this to anyone who need to redo their bathroom, kitchen, outdoor space. More...


Walker Williams

7 March 2013

I highly recommend this place. And also gives more stars… It’s Have the abundance of plants and home decors. Every time I purchased so many gardening plants. Finally servicing is also well-mannered. More...


Colleen R.

27 February 2013

Green Home Chicago was Everything I hoped for and more. As an environmentally conscience Interior Decorator, the show room was a dream come true. It is My one stop shop for everything, rather than hiking all over the city collecting samples and still not finding what I need, they have it all right there. From cork and bamboo flooring to recycled glass countertops, if you need it they'll most likely have it! Their library is extensive and they are more than happy to help you locate any sustainable material you might need for you or your client's project. Most of all it is a very relaxed atmosphere. Karen and Stefani are fun and friendly, and very knowledgable about the products as well as interior design. They are an invaluable resource to have for both materials and design advice. I look forward to doing much more business with them in the future! More...


Ryan K.

19 December 2012

We first went to see Karen at Green Home Chicago to see what our options were regarding "green" materials for a bathroom remodel.  Karen was so nice to work with and spent time with us and also managed our 2 year old while we looked at materials and discussed options.  The materials we selected were absolutely fabulous and Karen was so helpful through the entire process.  Thanks Karen!Yes I would refer GHC to all of my friends and family! More...


Coco M.

3 November 2012

Love this place. Karen and her designers are wonderful to work with, and the products they carry are top-notch and thoughtfully selected. On top of that the space is just really cool to be in. We have gone to GHC for upholstery fabrics for refurbishing several vintage chairs, and also sourced a number of materials for a kitchen remodel, including amazing recycled glass composite countertops. Simply put, they carry materials and colors that I've never found anywhere else, and Karen has a great eye and creative imagination for putting things together in compelling ways. None of this is cheap, but I feel the pricetag is well worth it for excellent materials and wonderful, personable service. More...


Raven C.

24 October 2011

Karen is just delightful to chat and work with.  She always keeps a fantastic (but small) selection of home decor products and she is constantly bringing in new, trendy items to consider.  Great deals on designer items...and they are Green! More...


Amy Y.

18 September 2011

If you have not gone to Green Home Chicago, you are missing a fantastic experience.  We have worked with Karen and her team on multiple projects over the last year and could not be happier.  First, we wanted to replace an existing fireplace and the design options we received were inspiring.  We live in a brick and timber loft and the design we choose melded into our unit seamlessly with reclaimed wood for shelves and stone facing.  The process was smooth, workers were professional and considerate in cleaning up and always approached us when decisions needed to be made instead of assuming what we might want.  As a result of this first experience, we continued the relationship and worked with them again on furniture for the room and a dining area option that does not break the flow of openness in the space.  Again, the attention to detail and design ideas accomplished what we wanted without knowing exactly what we wanted.  The swivel chairs essentially created two different spaces for us - either a cozy living space by the fire and TV or a lounging area with a view to the skyline.  We love it!  The dining table option we are still working on, but know it will turn out to be just perfect for the space.  Karen and Danielle take the time to really listen to you and find out what works for your sense of space, style and lifestyle.  We will definitely go to them for all our future projects!  Stop by their store - if only just to browse - and you will find the atmosphere speaks for itself and you might develop a great relationship with some truly talented individuals that can turn your house into a home.     Amy & Stephan More...


Linda P.

12 March 2011

Green Home Chicago is chic yet super friendly.  You feel like you're in a showroom at the Mart without the attitude.  I've purchased paint and a countertop for a bathroom project.  Great service and prices.


Karmen F.

28 January 2011

Green Home Chicago is now my destination for all home renovation projects.  Karen was my saving grace in completing my kitchen renovation.  Cabinets were already purchased but I was not certain of the countertop.  Granite was a great choice considering cost only.  My visit to GHC and Karen's patience found my perfect match in ECO by Cosentino. The process was absolutely without any grief, an exception to all that came before.  It took less than 2 weeks from order to installation.Can't wait to come in and consult GHC and Karen for my bathroom overhaul. More...


Maria S.

13 September 2010

I have wanted to make a trip to GHC for a while and I did this weekend.  I wanted to buy their eco friendly paint.  I am tackling a big house project so I mentioned a few things on the 'things to purchase' list to Karen, the owner.  She was great at suggesting items and trying to take into account my budget.  She had amazing ideas and pointed out items I didn't even know about.  The show room is great, not huge, but that's to be expected, it's a niche industry, right now.  I haven't painted yet, so hopefully more later.  I was impressed with the wide selection of colors this paint line has, everyone should be able to find a shade they like.  I can't wait to come back! More...

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