Sometimes we think of the inside of our homes first, i.e., new kitchens, updated bathrooms, or a finished basement. However, the outside of your house is the side that MOST people see! The mailman drives by every day, kids on the bus see it every morning, and your neighbors, on their way home from work, look at the facade of your abode, so why not make a statement with a facelift? These clients knew their home was blah, just like all the others on the street. They wanted to stand out, to be different by being BOLD and modern. Look at these pictures and consider how you can change the “important” side of your home!
We re-routed the walkway from the driveway up to the new porch. We added the porch where there was none using cedar ceilings, cedar posts, and cedar trim. The shutters are handmade with cedar drawing the look together. The clients carefully chose the upgraded craftsman front door, setting the entry’s tone. The LED recessed lights shine in the evening while providing much-needed security. And, of course, that COLOR … what a bold choice, and we love it!
Some people just like to be warm and cozy, and what better place to seek that haven than in your main bathroom? We recently completed a master bath where the clients wanted toasty feet and toasty towels! We use master craftsmen who know how to install heated tile floors correctly so that your tile gets just the perfect level of warmth with the flip of a switch. We also suggested that these clients look at heated towel stations. They are an easily wired appliance that looks professional and keeps bath towels at a comfy level of warmth. The bathroom was a complete tear-out since no changes had been made to the room since the house was built. The room was not large and was long and thin, proving that size does not matter when it comes to luxury. Take in the details in the photos below: custom cabinets, marble countertops, shiplap stand-alone tub surround, and sparkling frameless glass shower enclosure. And the LAST hidden WARMING detail not seen in the photos is a ceiling heater built into the LED light bath fan. Really, there’s no need not to warm in a room where the least clothes are worn!
We like to say, “Your Inspiration is our Specialty.” When we initially meet with clients on a new project, we always ask what their vision is for the space. First, we want to know how they will use the room and how it can best fit their needs. Then we move on to the yummy questions; what will soothe their soul when they walk into the space every day? How will this space energize them? And finally, what inspired the changes they want to make? The answers to these questions guide us while we are in the project’s design phase.
A hotel bathroom inspired these clients in New Orleans. They loved the tile in that Big Easy luxurious shower, so they brought us those ideas, and we designed a bathroom that would feel like a vacation every day! Using the existing floor plan, we removed the old tile, tub, and vanity and replaced them with all new … well, everything: tile, rain shower head, vanity with the double tower cabinet, quartz countertops, and LED lighting. We replaced an old jetted tub with a new soaker tub and painted the room with Sherwin Williams Silver Strand. What I N S P I R E S you?
“Aging in Place” … what does that mean? Well, technically, it means “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.” (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). But what does it mean to YOU and your relationship with your home? Can you age along with your house … can you be mobile in your home? Are your doors and showers wide enough to roll a walker or wheelchair? We have clients who love their current homes and want to stay in them forever, so they come to us to help them navigate their needs. We have extensive experience in ADA (American Disability Act) code and compliance. We know what it takes to modify existing spaces so that aging in place is not only functional and safe but also beautiful!
We are thrilled when we collaborate with clients who give thought to every single design element. These clients wanted to take their outdated bathroom and bring it into this decade and beyond. (See the before photos!) They considered aging-in-place elements and ADA requirements so that this is a one-and-done remodel. Take in ALL the details in the images, from the spa-like color on the walls, the custom-built cabinets, and the zero-entry shower design.
We’ve talked in the past about the fact that we are not only experienced Residential Contractors but that we have over 20+ years in Commercial Construction. Now, let’s be clear, we do not build banks, hotels, strip malls, etc.; we leave that to the “big” guys. But we are very adept in building for the small business owner, municipalities, boutiques, coffee shops, or professional offices. One of the largest categories in our commercial division is working with churches. Many church planning committees and pastors come to us when they need updates and upgrades to their public or worship spaces. We are proud to serve our ecumenical clients!
It was time to spoil the ladies at this CHURCH by updating the Ladies Room. What an update this was! We look at a Church as a second “home,” so why not add those touches that make it feel like home while adding those necessary ADA-compliant upgrades vital to public spaces. Choose a contractor that knows ADA laws inside and out!
Check out the BEFORE and AFTER floorplans and photos! Study the EXISTING Floor Plan and then the other AFTER plans. We gave these clients several options from which to choose. Our design/build model saves clients time and money. With a design/build model, there is no need to employ an outside service to envision the space, provide ideas, and produce drawings. We do it all!
We’ve been BUSY making dreams come true for our clients in 2022! When these clients brought us their ideas to add a master bath to their home, it was in the Fall of 2021. We knew that this design/build concept would take significant planning, so we were thankful to have our clients’ trust. They knew they wanted a modern, clean-lined esthetic with all the luxury details. And since this was a totally new addition to their primary bedroom, we took great care in the construction phase to keep the disturbances to a minimum. Take a leisurely tour of these photos and “soak” in all the modern, up-scale features: zero-entry DOUBLE shower with no glass doors to clean, black wall tiles that look like rusted metal, stainless steel black metal storage shelves, recessed LED lighting, and a super modern floating vanity with LED mirror lighting.
We are running headlong into #screenporch season! Screen porches add $$$ to the value of your home, especially in the South. They also add to the overall homeowner’s quality of living. With our design/build model, we approach each project as a custom one and are in constant consultation with the client. The following project is a perfect example of how each individual porch reflects the wants and requirements of each owner.
This was a Deck to Screen Porch undertaking in which the homeowners wanted to keep their original decorative railings … and we don’t blame them, they are showstoppers! We used their existing deck flooring as it was in excellent condition saving money for them. We installed a clear pine tongue and groove vaulted ceiling, LED can lights, a metal roof, and used the ScreenEze system. And we always install real storm doors on all our screen porches because they last longer than a typical wood screen door. After looking at these pics, we’re sure you’ll agree that these folks now have an outdoor space for family entertaining nearly year-round! Give us a call if you have a dream outdoor space you’d like us to start!
We get much satisfaction out of being Residential contractors that homeowners come back to time and again when new ideas pop into their heads. We’ve worked with these clients before on a basement AND three-season porch. This time they wanted a place that is special for their children all while using every inch of their home.
Raise your hand if you need 350 more square feet of additional FUN space in your home!! These clients had a large walk-in attic and chose to convert that location into a much-needed play zone for their children. If you want to use every inch of your home for your family, call us, and let’s get started.
Being in the business of making dreams come true is not a bad gig! Clients come to us with their hearts in their hands and drawings scribbled on a scrap of paper and say, “We always wanted this; can you do this”? With all of our years of varied construction experience, we have never said “no”. That is something we have NEVER taken for granted. We are very grateful for people that have trusted us with their dreams!
These clients came to us and wanted to add to their outdoor pool experience by bringing that luxury indoors to their unfinished basement. They wanted to open up their basement space to their outdoor pool. So we selected water-friendly floors and built them a custom steam shower, Who doesn’t love going from the outdoors on a Fall evening straight into hot steam?! We also designed a kitchenette with extra storage cabinets that will take this family from ordinary entertaining to an extraordinary experience for family and friends alike! When you want to hand your dreams to a general contractor be sure they can carry them with confidence!
Often, we have clients approach us with requests/dreams that may seem insignificant to others but are tantamount to them. In this particular case, our clients had owned their mini-farm for years, and every time they went to a well-used upstairs room, they just knew that if only windows were looking eastward over their pastures, that room would be a zen, light-filled space. They asked us to open up that roofline and add windows so that they could enjoy that sweeping sunrise view over their land.
This past October, these clients trusted us to cut a hole in their roof and add a dormer to that upstairs room where they now have an unobstructed eastward view of their property. When cutting a hole in an existing roof, experience trumps. There is a lot of trust between a homeowner and contractor when you approach a project like this. It takes knowledge and precision and just the right team! We also updated a small kitchenette in this space as part of this project’s scope. Follow along with our progression pics!