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WELCOME


IT IS TIME TO TRANSFORM YOUR CURRENT ROOMS INTO BEAUTIFUL, FUNCTIONAL SPACES WHERE FAMILY MEMORIES WILL BE MADE FOR YEARS TO COME. - Mike O'Brien, Change Design

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WELCOME


IT IS TIME TO TRANSFORM YOUR CURRENT ROOMS INTO BEAUTIFUL, FUNCTIONAL SPACES WHERE FAMILY MEMORIES WILL BE MADE FOR YEARS TO COME. - Mike O'Brien, Change Design


“Change Is Good” is the motto of Change Design based in Wilmette and co-founded by Mike O’Brien and Jeff Burch. They each bring a passion to the art of design and the attention to detail their clients deserve. The focus of Change Design is to provide design and space planning, custom cabinetry, millwork and installation for residential kitchens, libraries, offices, mudrooms and theaters. From concept to reality, Change Design will transform your current rooms into beautiful, functional spaces where family memories will be made for years to come.


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WHAT WE DO


"For us they were truly a “Dream Team.” We simply can’t imagine ever finding better key people to work with on a redesign project than Jeff & Mike."

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WHAT WE DO


"For us they were truly a “Dream Team.” We simply can’t imagine ever finding better key people to work with on a redesign project than Jeff & Mike."


DESIGN

Our role is to, first, listen to and get to know you and your family.  Once we hear your needs and learn how your family works, we will develop directed solutions for the spaces in your home, adding beauty, elegance and style to the transformation of your home.

 

Create

Working on our own, or with your architect or interior designer, we design and build our cabinetry to exacting specifications.  We bring out the best in the materials, the finishes and the details to fulfill the dreams of our clients. 

 

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A precise installation is critical to the long-term success of a project.  Properly installing the elements, like sliding stone panels and beautifully built furniture ensure a room that looks spectacular and works even better for years to come. 

 

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OUR WORK


"Our space perfectly fits the way we live and our design preferences."  - Gold Coast

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OUR WORK


"Our space perfectly fits the way we live and our design preferences."  - Gold Coast

SELECTED PROJECTS



STUNNING NEW HOME - North Suburbs

This elegant new home was designed with family and entertaining in mind.


TRICKY REMODEL - Glen Ellyn

This space required a lot of changes to the floor plan to fit everything into this beautiful space.


LAKEFRONT HOME - North Shore

This classic lakefront home combined elegant style with perfect proportions throughout the home and the pool house.



MAJOR RENOVATION - Kenilworth

This 1920's house was completely remodeled and the rooms moved to fit this young family.


FAMILY HOME - 
Yorkville

This large country home needed a bright, beautiful space for entertaining for a large family.


CITY TOWNHOUSE - Chicago

This sophisticated townhouse needed classic details in the kitchen and contemporary warmth in the Master Bedroom and Bath



CLASSIC STYLE - Kenilworth

This beautiful foursquare home is now open and sunny with a great space to entertain.


HISTORIC HOUSE - Evanston

The original kitchen was dark and narrow.  By opening to adjacent rooms, this home now is bright and cheerful.


ELEGANT BATH - Glencoe

Calcatta Marble and Walnut bring classic style to this large, elegant home.



FORMAL HOME- Glenview

Rich cherry cabinetry combined with quartzite and marble and painted finishes added elegance to this environment.


NEW HOME - Glencoe

This new lakefront home mixes rich textures and classic materials.


PIED-A-TERRE - Chicago

This open floor plan allows for great weekend entertaining.  Polished exotic woods finish the look.


 
 
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WHO ARE YOU?


Your home is the one place that is truly yours.  Are you classic? Are you formal or casual?  Do you like to have your friends over for a spontaneous barbecue? Our role is to help create the space that suits your life and your family, to make it fun, to make it yours.

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WHO ARE YOU?


Your home is the one place that is truly yours.  Are you classic? Are you formal or casual?  Do you like to have your friends over for a spontaneous barbecue? Our role is to help create the space that suits your life and your family, to make it fun, to make it yours.

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Michael O'Brien | Partner


Mike O’Brien was classically trained as an architect at both the University of Illinois and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in France. Before partnering with Jeff Burch, he spent 15 years with de Giulio Kitchen Design in Wilmette designing hundreds of projects of all styles. Mike’s extensive experience, phenomenal artistic abilities and relaxed approach to the design process make working with him a pleasure. He is an excellent listener and will seamlessly transform a space into something beautiful that also addresses the specific needs of the homeowner.  His design work has appeared in several prominent magazines: Bon Appétit, Veranda, Traditional Home, Luxe, Kitchen Trends, Chicago Home & Garden, Phoenix Home & Garden, Beautiful Homes and The Robb Report Collection.

With creativity, expertise and great attention to detail, Mike figured out how to configure the elements to achieve both maximum functionality and design.
— Kenilworth
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Jeff Burch | Partner


Jeff Burch earned a business degree from Bradley University, but soon discovered after college that his true talents were in finish carpentry and project management. Jeff is a talented craftsman, extremely detail-oriented, and strives to exceed the expectations of every client. He has been involved in hundreds of projects over the course of his career and spent 6 years at de Giulio kitchen design, where he and Mike met.

A true craftsman, Jeff made sure every step of the installation process was done with care, precision and expertise, neatly and on time.
— Hinsdale

Rohan Ward 


Rohan Ward arrives in Wilmette via London, Canberra and Sydney.  Rohan received formal training from Australian National University’s Canberra School of Art where he studied Woodworking & Furniture Design.  Rohan spent four years managing a Chicago-based custom furniture business creating high-end furniture, built-ins, cabinetry and home theaters for top interior designers around the Midwest.  As a designer, Rohan understands the balance of achieving a client’s vision while maintaining the integrity of his design style and philosophy: his process is a true collaboration with clients from start to finish.  Rohan was recently commissioned to build a table for the President of France as a gift from President Obama.  The table was presented in a White House ceremony this spring.

We have never worked with any team so committed to doing things right.
— Glen Ellyn
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CONTACT


"Time and time again, they went above and beyond the call to do things right."   -Winnetka

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CONTACT


"Time and time again, they went above and beyond the call to do things right."   -Winnetka

LET US HELP CREATE THE SPACE THAT IS TRULY YOU.

TEXT OR CALL MIKE AT 847-814-8225.          E-Mail is mike@changedesigngroup.net

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