Masters of their Bathroom!

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.

Screen time!

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!

BEFORE The owners wanted to preserve those gorgeous railings.
BEFORE The deck floor was in good condition so that saved the clients $$$.

The deck railings were carefully removed as the roof framing was completed.
Here the railing panels were re-installed as progress on the screen room is completed
The vaulted roof will allow for clear sightlines to that beautiful, private backyard.
We use the ScreenEZE system on all our screen porches.
The finished “living room.”
Check out these clear pine tongue and groove ceilings!
The “dining room” with the privacy of the tree tops.
This full view storm door with that screen transom window…wow! It’s all in the DETAILS … that’s custom!

Let’s Get Attic!

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.

BEFORE — Because most attics are not climate-controlled, they don’t always make the best space to store things, so why not make them into usable living space?
AFTER — Now, this space is climate controlled and ready for play!
BEFORE — We can hide all that necessary HVAC equipment behind closed doors.
AFTER — Not only is the HVAC hidden behind these full height doors, it is easily accessible.
AFTER — The Mini-Split heating/air conditioner mounted on the wall along with additional insulation will keep this attic at the perfect year-round temperature.
AFTER — We placed small access doors throughout the space so that parts of the old attic can still be used for storage.
AFTER — Nicely carpeted stairs lead from the main part of the home making a nice transition to the new attic.

All Steamed Up!

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!

BEFORE — We hide all the ductwork, so you have a streamlined look.
AFTER — This CUSTOM-DESIGNED Steam shower will be soothing and warm after climbing out of the pool on a cool day or evening.
No need to wonder where you are going to stash all your stuff in this small, but mighty kitchenette!
BEFORE — We also hide any plumbing in the walls in addition to hiding the ductwork.
Quartz countertops, custom cabinetry, and bright white lighting make this bathroom the perfect guest space!
A simple counterline with a sink and dishwasher is all you need to entertain!
BEFORE — The steam shower is taking shape.
AFTER — You don’t need a lot of space to define function.
Just add a large sectional sofa and you’ll be the most popular house on the block during sports season. LVP, luxury vinyl plank, is the most indestructible, water-proof flooring on the market.
These clients were able to add a mini gym to the basement. That LVP looks just like hardwood.

Sun Salutations!

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!

Kickin’ Kitchen!

Talk about a great transformation! These clients wanted to open their kitchen to their living area by removing a supporting wall. Although removing a critical wall can be tricky, our clients know they can count on our extensive construction experience to complete the project without compromising the structure. Those great sightlines and all that light boosts the architectural details of a dated home and brings it into 2021! We also ventured into the family room and added even more architectural KICK by creating built-in shelves and cabinets on either side of the fireplace.

Our clients wanted not only wanted to add much-needed storage place in their family room, but they wanted to punch up the architectural appeal of the rather ordinary space. We designed these built-ins on either side of the existing fireplace with open shelves above and closed cabinets below. This gives this busy family a place to attractively display family photos, mementos, and favorite books on the shelves, in addition to providing them space to stash all those toys, board games, and nick-knacks in the cabinets below.

This was a complete gut of the original kitchen. The wall that was removed hid a lot of electrical necessities for this home. We use only experienced, licensed electricians who were able to reroute all the wiring. Our hardwood flooring specialist was able to weave in new flooring before refinishing both spaces, and like magic, the two rooms were seamlessly knitted together. It’s experts like these that are crucial to a project like this! Take in all the photo details of the NEW ISLAND, new cabinets, countertops, backsplash, hardware, plumbing fixtures, lighting, and new appliances. We’re sure you’ll agree that this project is KICKED to the top of the list of value-added home renovations.

BEFORE This is the supporting wall that was removed.
BEFORE This is the view of the kitchen side of the supporting wall that was removed.
AFTER The space is bright and the sightlines are endless!
AFTER All the new appliances are stainless steel giving the room a clean, cohesive look, as do those bright white brand new cabinets!
AFTER The all NEW island not only adds meal prep space, but additional family seating.
AFTER Take in the details of all new lighting, refinished flooring, quartz countertops, tile backsplash, cabinets, cabinet hardware, and plumbing fixtures.

Bring In the Sun ☀️

We have posted before about our long-running Residential construction business and separately about our successful Commercial Construction division. Well, in this latest sunroom project, we were able to COMBINE both sides of our design brains to wow our clients! They trusted us to design and build them a sunroom that pushed all their modern design taste buttons and to give them a sunroom that could truly withstand a hurricane if need be…they were blown away!

Our clients were tired of their traditional, worn-out wood deck that is found on most suburban homes. So, we tore off that deck and replaced it with a sunroom that uses commercial grade “storefront” glass that is hurricane rated. We also designed the space with a more contemporary flat roof which fits our clients’ modern architectural esthetics. We opened the sunroom to the rest of the house, with 2 entrances on either side of the fireplace, creating a seamless flow between the spaces. The one-sided fireplace became a two-sided fireplace which enhances the sunroom’s coziness, as does the beautifully finished light oak floors. The room is heated and cooled via a mini-split HVAC unit above the door.

The outdoor areas were finished in composite decking products and vinyl rails, making the whole structure maintenance-free. When you have an unusual idea for your home, we can help show you products and processes to not only meet your remodeling needs but exceed them! Please take time to study the photos below:

A Place to Call HER Own!

Do you have someone in your home that longs to have a space to call their own; A daughter in her own bedroom, a Dad in a man cave, a dear mother-in-law in a safe environment to be close by, or a son who wants a video room? Well, those are the types of places that we specialize in! We’ve built all of those spaces in our 25+ years in residential construction. Take a look at this space we created for a recent customer.

Every Teen girl LOVES to have a place to call her own! Our clients were fortunate to have a one-car garage that housed only their dogs and some HVAC equipment, so giving up this space to fulfill a teen’s dream was easy. We came in and finished the space by adding that large triple door unit to provide views to the outdoors. We flooded the space with lots of LED can lights and painted that beautiful, spa-like blue. T H E B E S T feature was, of course, the 8-foot double-door closet just waiting to be filled with clothes.

BEFORE –This one car garage only housed the dogs and some HVAC equipment
DURING– We finished the drywall, added all those LED can lights, closed in the HVAC equipment in its own closet, and built out the clothes closet.
AFTER–The soothing blue wall color and white base/crown trim gives this room a crisp, clean look.
AFTER — This triple door unit took the place of the original garage door and will bring natural light in as well as provide an outside entrance to the room.
AFTER–What teen girl wouldn’t want an 8 foot closet. Won’t that be fun filling it??
AFTER — A bright LED closet light illuminates the inside.

Home Sweet Home!

When we say we are CUSTOM home builders, don’t let that term deter you from having a sit-down with our team to discuss your dream home project. To us, “custom” only means we are not a tract or package home builder. The homes we build for our clients are homes that come directly from their plans, their ideas, and their dreams. We don’t have to meet sales quotas for a large corporate construction company. We’ve been a family-owned, custom home building company for over 25 years, and we’ve never built the same house twice. We do not operate on a cookie-cutter design model. Give us a call today so that we can plan your home for 2021!

This sweet client had always dreamed of owning her own horse farm. It would be a place that she had worked hard for, where she could raise her son and train her horses. We were thrilled to be selected as the trusted designer and builder to help her see her dreams come true! Check out this tour of the finished project and take in all the dreamy details. What are YOUR dreams for your family home?

20+ Years of Rock Star Experience!

Since we are so well-known for our exemplary Residential work, people don’t often think of us as Commercial Contractors; however, we have 20+ years of experience in commercial construction. Chris Johnson, our President and General Contractor, has a wide variety of commercial projects in his portfolio, bringing an untold amount of experience to EVERY job.

We recently completed this project for the Village of Clemmons, NC. This small but mighty building houses water valves for a large sprinkler system. One thing you don’t want is water pipes freezing in harsh winter conditions, so we made sure the insulation was more than adequate to keep this building’s interior warm. Since this building is in a prominent spot in the middle of a retail area, the standing seam metal roof, custom gutters, professional landscaping, and brick exterior help it look attractive to the public while, at the same time, housing an important part of the local infrastructure.

If you are a business owner or a Municipality manager and want a Contractor that can see your vision while being well-versed in all the codes and regulations of commercial construction, call us today to discuss your project.