On June 4th and 5th, 2010, Imperial Kitchens and Baths, Inc. of Brookfield, IL participated in the Chicago taping of “House Crashers,” a DIY Network show, to provide their expertise in giving a local homeowner's basement a custom look.
Online PR News – 18-June-2010 – – On June 4th and 5th, 2010, Imperial Kitchens and Baths, Inc. of Brookfield, IL participated in the Chicago taping of “House Crashers,” a DIY Network show, to provide their expertise in giving a local homeowner's basement a custom look.
Architectural firm, JStanulis Architects, was asked by the producers of “House Crashers” to design a basement rehab for Chicago residents. On the show, it’s the homeowners and the House Crashers’ host who get involved in the construction as overseen by a local contractor. Brookfield based Imperial Kitchens and Baths, Inc. was approached by Jeremy Stanulis, principle of JStanulis Architects, to provide the custom cabinetry.
“While home remodeling is the main portion of our business, we have our own custom cabinet shop. Getting involved with House Crashers gave us the opportunity to show off the talents of our shop foreman, Chris Cole.” Says Larry Rych, president of Imperial Kitchens and Baths, Inc. “Chris has been with us for almost 20 years. His commitment and pride in his work really show. It was a tight deadline and he not only pulled it together, but he didn’t cut any corners with his quality construction.”
Imperial’s portion of the project included building the custom cabinets for the bar area and the full height doors for the closets that will now house storage and a new Murphy bed.
For the two days that Imperial participated in the show’s taping, half of the company’s 12-person staff got involved both on screen and behind the scenes.
“Building and bringing in our cabinetry was the easiest part of the project. The biggest challenge was working in the same room with many other artisans,” comments Rych, “not to mention the camera and lighting people asking us to stand a certain way while we worked so they could get the shot they were looking for.”
The episode of “House Crashers” featuring Imperial Kitchens and Baths, Inc. will debut on the DIY Network on July 8th, 2010 at 8pm central time. (Still photos of the project will be available on request after the program airs.)
Imperial Kitchens and Baths, Inc., established in 1966, is a family owned and operated home renovation business that focuses on kitchens, bathrooms and custom cabinetry. Its showroom is located at 8918 W. Ogden Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513. They can be reached by phone at 708-485-0020.
JStanulis Architects is a residential and commercial architectural firm. Principle Jeremy Stanulis is AIA and LEEP AP certified. The firm is located at 10 N. Roslyn Rd. in Westmont, IL 60559. They can be reached by phone at 773-203-4544.