Testimonials

Here are a few client stories to give you a better picture of what it's like working with our design/build firm. We adore transforming spaces. We think the below gives testament to that.

Lugbill Design is the best of the best! We had such an amazing experience working with Erica and her team. From the moment we picked up the phone for the consultation to the moment our house was complete Erica and her team were nothing short of amazing. They truly care about every detail that goes into your project and it is so appreciated. We love absolutely everything that they did for us!

Betsy, Wilmette

In my past review I said I would use Lugbill Designs again and I did! We bought a larger condo and did a complete gut renovation. Erica and Jessica designed the entire space including modifying the layout, designing a kitchen, three baths, lighting etc. Once again, it turned out beautifully and exceeded our expectations. I love that each of the baths are quite unique and yet their causal elegance fit beautifully with the rest of the condo. The kitchen is stunning and very functional. Their designs have a fresh look that will also wear well over time. Erica and the team are also responsive, flexible, honest, innovative and just a pleasure to work with!

Cinda, Gold Coast

As I'm approaching the first anniversary living in my new condo barely a day goes by when I don't think to myself how much I love living here. This was a complete gut rehab from top to bottom including taking out a wall and "dropping" the cement ceiling a bit to allow for recessed lighting (Erica Lugbill's brilliant idea) If I had to pick a favorite room it would be my living/dining room but would also include the kitchen area as it's a very open floor plan. The kitchen is bright and inviting while still being very functional. My condo has a very open feel and the light wood floors, the beautiful unique features and wall fixtures combined with the furnishings make the condo my very loved home....one that I look forward to spending this long winter ahead in pure comfort and contentment. Thank You Erica Lugbill, Jessica and Joe for your creativity and insight in creating my forever dream home.

Rebecca, Evanston

Erica is an extremely creative professional who is dedicated to her clients. She is always dependable and a pleasure to work with. We started our whole house renovation, room by room the first part of 2013 and are still working with Erica. W would highly recommend Erica Lugbill to anyone with confidence that they will not be disappointed.

Don & Jenette, Lakeview

Erica and her team are outstanding to work with. I've engaged her services both personally and professionally. I first met Erica when she was helping some of my real estate clients with a complicated rehab for their new condo as part of the House Hunters Renovation show. I was impressed with how well she listened to the clients and was able to source more affordable products to achieve a certain look and feel.

I subsequently hired her for my own house renovation/addition both to help select finishes, solve some challenging space issues and oversee the contractors to make sure they were doing things properly. My wife and loved how well she understood our needs and made the process both easy and enjoyable. She and her team were very attentive, always got back to us within a day, helping to keep the project on schedule and on budget. I really appreciate her great taste, her respect of the history of a property and understanding of the best ways to maximize livability.

I've since recommended her group to nearly a dozen clients who always have extremely positive things to say. She's truly a bargain for her cost when considering how well she works with contractors, discount vendors and improves the overall functionality and value of a home.

Niko, Logan Square

When my wife and I moved into our first home, we spent almost two hours debating paint colors before we decided calling in a pro would save us time, strife, and second-guessing ourselves. It would up being the best possible decision! Over the past five years, we've completed a number of projects with Lugbill Designs, from choosing paint colors for the entire house to renovating our kitchen, designing living room built-ins and settling on furniture layouts. Erica is a complete pro, but just as importantly she's a true collaborator: gently suggesting layout tweaks or new approaches that weren't even on our radar but completely blew us away with the impact, working within our budget, and being super responsive to our questions and requests. Her team really understands that a home is meant to be lived in, not just staged to look pretty -- so they guided us to durable options that would hold up well with our three kiddos without having to compromise on aesthetic. I'm not surprised that several of the vendors in Lugbill Design's rolodex (from carpet installers to cabinet makers to closet installers!) gushed about how great it is working with the team and what real pros they are. We couldn't agree more -- and over the years I've recommended Lugbill Designs to several close friends.

Kate, Wicker Park

Erica designed my new dream kitchen. She is an incredibly talented kitchen layout designer. I could not be happier with how she helped me realize the image I had in my mind! My kitchen is not only beautiful but it is super functional and user-friendly.

Linda, South Shore

Fabulous team. Reliable. Great service. Refined taste. Cost conscious. Very clever in terms of how to design a room so it's user friendly. Wonderful at tuning into the details I needed for the space to work, from the color scheme to the layout.

Sheara, East Lakeview

Thank you Erica! She dealt with my craziness, that alone earned her 5 stars. She is patient, kind and very talented. She always got back to us whether it was an email or text. If ever I called, she always picked up. She helped me with a new kitchen, 2 baths, new flooring, painting..etc..
I had no clue on what to do, or what I wanted. She did a beautiful job. Her knowledge on product and design is what she does best. A very nice girl and her assistant Joe is a great guy. I recommend she & Joe for any large or small project.

Kim, Winnetka

The words “thank you” really don’t do it justice here. Erica / Jessica / Joe, you gave me back a functional and beautiful bathroom, as well as erasing over 2 years of my guilt and sadness.

The bathroom, master bedroom, and fireplaces turned out way better than any vision I ever had for it. Thank you for putting up with my constant change requests, and for restoring my faith in home renovations. Best. Designers (and Contractors). Ever.

Meera, Evanston

Erica was recommended to me when I was renovating a 4-unit rental property in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. She was able to redesign 2 bedroom apartments into 3 bedroom apartments and a 1Br Coachhouse into an amazing, dramatic 2 Bedroom unit. Under Erica’s careful guidance we were able to max-out the available space and thereby increase the rental income significantly!!!
Erica was a joy to work with and I will definitely hire her for my next project.

Bill, Old Town

We work with Erica Lugbill on several projects per year, and she is one of my favorite designers. Not only do her final projects look great, she is a total pro: creative, organized and thorough. She and her project manager, Joe Gringas, bring a lot of fun and enthusiasm to the table throughout the entire design process.

Aquae Sulis | A WM. F. Meyer Company

I absolutely love working with Erica and her design team. Erica does not push her style on you but rather help you identify yours. I hired Erica for a kitchen and bathroom remodel and has continued to refinishing floors, painting all other rooms, and design of the den and living room. Erica has a great eye for color and has transformed my small home for the the 1970s to a stylish modern environment. Erica and her team was responsive to my every concern when working with contractors, products etc. I cried for hours after the kitchen tile was installed and wasn't sure I could live with it. Erica came right out to reassure me the next day and told me to wait until everything was installed and my concerns of it being busy would be ok. She was right and I have trusted her every decision since. You will never go wrong hiring Erica and her team at Lugbill Designs!

Clarrissa, Southside, Chicago

Lugbill Designs helped us renovate and furnish our entire townhome by providing design ideas and project managament services. Lugbill helped us decide which materials/products to use and how to use them, then procured them, and ovesaw the work. Our space is 4 levels, with bedrooms, bathrooms, living room, kitchen, etc. and the project included floors, paint, fixtures, furnishings, etc.

I found Erica to be exceptionally great at listening to my ideas and providing realistic solutions. This was our first time using a design service. I will be using Lugbill Designs for future projects, should any arise.

Kelly, South Loop, Chicago

Testimonial

My partner and I had some necessary corrections made to our condo unit which caused us to have to adjust some of the layout of our living space. We had to relocate a wine refrigerator that had lived in the living room for years. We wanted to relocate it into our kitchen but was overwhelmed with the task.

Talking with Erica Lugbill was the best thing that could have happen for our place. She visited us and immediately understood what we wanted. In talking to her, we told her that we might want to change a couple other items in our kitchen at the same time we had the refrigerator installed in our kitchen. She took pictures, measured the entire kitchen, and told us that she would start designing a "mini" makeover. Within 3 days, she came back to our house, and showed us a 3D rendering of a couple ideas for the placement our wine frig within our kitchen. We loved both choices, and settled on one of them. She also suggested several options for the other concerns we had with the kitchen. Erica helped us pick the products for our "mini" makeover and couldn't wait for the process to start.

After wards, Erica introduced us to her construction crew, when they all came over for a review of the work order. This was something I didn't expect, but truly appreciated.

The work began within a week, and her crew was completely professional with the entire scoop of work. They spent half a day just preparing the work area and protecting all the other rooms from dust and work debris. Since we have a loft, our kitchen is open to the dining room which is open to the living room, the crew understood this, and completely insulated the rest of the house.

Erica visited daily to check on her crew and on us, making sure to work out the smallest construction details and to answer any of our questions or concerns. Once the process was completed, the crew spent another half a day cleaning and removing everything that they brought into our condo.

We ended up with a one of a kind kitchen compared to the rest of the building, a perfectly incorporated wine refrigerator, new back splash tile, new pendant lighting system, new brushed nickel wall switch & outlet plates, and to finish off the project, a fancy industrial kitchen faucet.

Before hiring Erica, I always thought a interior designer would be an expensive proposition, but we were pleasantly surprised that this wasn't true. Erica is extremely talented, kept with our budget, and was completely professional. She is a great listener and didn't push her own choices when it came to material options. Not only did everything come out wonderful, put she suggested a different color for an accent wall, and it is amazing how it transformed the adjoining room. She is amazing, pick up the phone and call her!
Joe - Winnetka, IL