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Welcome To Michael Menn Ltd. Architectural and Construction Excellence in the Chicago Area

Architectural and Construction Excellence in Chicago Area

Michael Menn – Architect, AIA, CGR, CAPS, CGP

If you strive for excellence in your life, you have found the people who have turned residential and commercial architectural and construction dreams into reality for more than 30 years.

Michael Menn Ltd. is your premier source for both design (architecture) excellence and build (construction) excellence. We strive to exceed the goals of our clients, be it for renovation, remodeling, additions or new construction. Get started on your new project today! See why having a single source for design and construction is important. On the residential side, we design and build kitchens, bath suites, and complete home projects, including exteriors. We provide these services for single family homes, townhouses, multi-family dwellings and high rise living units. On the commercial side, we design and build everything from restaurants and retail spaces to office buildings to healthcare facilities and more. I encourage you to take your time as you navigate through this site. Read about our services, look at our work. But make sure you read about our values. Those are what truly set us apart. Then, when you are ready, call us or drop us an e-mail. We can’t wait to hear from you. Sincerely, Michael Menn Michael A. Menn AIA, NCARB, NKBA, CGR, CAPS, CGP

Recently on Blueprints Blog by Michael Menn

Landscape Company – How to Choose the Right One for You

Landscaping: How do you choose the right company for you and your home?

Today’s post comes from a great friend and colleague of mine. Toni Callahan at Schmechtig Landscapes. Read below on how to make the best choice in choosing the landscaping company for your home.

Many of us choose to hire a landscape company to care for our homes property and given that they are caring for your home, you want to choose the best company for your needs.

Your search should begin with assessing your own requirements. Do you want a new landscape design to include a complete outdoor kitchen with dining area and living room featuring a fireplace or fire pit? Are you looking for a lawn service company to mow your lawn each week or do you require more services like weeding, planting seasonal flowers, container pot service, lawn fertilization, plant fertilization and irrigation service?


Landscape companies vary in size and their offerings. Some firms provide basic lawn care while others provide the additional services needed to care for your home’s outdoor spaces throughout the year like spring and fall cleanups; weekly grounds service which includes mowing your lawn, removing and disposing of debris before lawn mowing; pruning and trimming selected … Read More »


Oh, the shower experience!

Various luxury showers, steam showers and shower enclosures are as unique as they are popular.

Everybody has their own individual preferences and needs, but everybody wants to have a quality shower experience each and every time they wash.

Double showerheads can maximize space whilst giving you a totally luxurious shower experience that won’t create half of your body to freeze when you enter the shower. Two-person showers and separate shower and bath installations are also becoming increasingly popular with the larger bathrooms.

Like any water fixture, there are a million different designs and materials: plastic, brass, metallic, traditional, or contemporary; the options are limitless. So even if you’re replacing your old head with one of these dual faucets, there shouldn’t be a problem matching the new product to your bathroom’s pre-existing decor. Also, there are a few different types of models out there to choose from:

Handheld: Instead of keeping it stationary, re-define the idea of a dual showerhead. Maybe you simply need an additional, movable spout that can be handheld for more customized versatility and more control of the water source.
Vertical: Instead of the spouts being bifurcated above your head, why not have they installed vertically along the wall of the shower. It’s … Read More »