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Family Health Care Addition

July 24, 2012

admin @ 10:40 am

This is the new Family Health Care Addition that Rare Construction is building.  This is a commercial project. We are handling the Framing portion of the addition for the General Contractor.  The General Contractor on this addition is (Centric Projects). The Framing portion will take a total of three weeks to complete.  Look for more pictures and descriptions in the upcoming weeks!

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Overland Park – Whole House Remodel

February 3, 2012

Alli @ 3:47 pm

There has been an incredible amount of progress at the whole house remodel in Overland Park! We are quickly wrapping up the project with final touches and making sure the details are just perfect for the homeowners to move in!

The walls have all been painted, the tile floors in both bathrooms have been laid, as well as the fireplace and kitchen back splash. The wood floors have been re-finished, the cabinets have been set and the counter tops have been installed.  The lighting fixtures have all been hung.

We are putting the final touches on the house, so hopefully the homeowners can move in in about 2 weeks or so! RARE is so excited with the outcome of this whole house remodel and we hope the homeowners like it as much as we do!!

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Overland Park – Whole House Remodel

January 18, 2012

Alli @ 9:46 am

A tremendous amount of progress has been made at the whole house remodel in Overland Park this past week!! The project is moving very quickly at this point and the house is truly looking more and more like a home every day!

The kitchen cabinets which are Merillat Classic – Portrait Oak Medium, were installed this week and are looking pretty nice! The countertop fabricators came out to template the kitchen countertops on Monday. The homeowners have chosen a Corian – Medea for their countertop. Also, they have decided on a hard maple butcher block top on either side of the range at the pennisula, as this will become the designated prep area.  The bathroom vanities were also set this week and are Merillat Classic – Potrait Oak Medium as well.

They guys have laid the tile floors in both the master bathroom and guest bathroom, as well as the fireplace and hearth. In the master bathroom, the homeowners chose a 6×6 Crystal River – Archeonlogy – Glazed Porcelain for the floor. In the guest bathroom they decided on a very clean and simple 2″ white hex tile with a natural grey grout. The fireplace  and hearth were kept very contemporary and simple in design with the 13×13 Ragno cathedral Stone Piere glazed porcelain tiles.

The walls have been painted! Along with all of the trim which will be finished up today! All of the walls in the house except for the bathrooms are Benjamin Moore’s – Sag Harbor Gray. The ceilings are Sherwin Williams – Natural choice, while the trim, base, doors and frames are all Sherwin Williams – Creamy. The Bathroom walls are Benjamin Moore – Smoky Taupe.

Today the sanding begins on the hardwood floors, both existing and new. This process should take about 3 days. And then the floors will be ready for staining and 2 coats of finish!

More updates and pictures to come!!

Also please look for us at the Remodeling Show at the American Royal on February 10-12!!!

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Whole House Remodel – Overland Park

January 5, 2012

Alli @ 4:11 pm

RARE is very excited about all of the progress happening on the whole house remodel in Overland Park! The house has been busy with activity as many of our sub-contractors have been steadily working.  The sheet-rockers are finishing up their part this afternoon, which allows our guys to begin tiling the bathroom floors within the next day or so. The new Onyx shower bases and walls have been installed in each of the bathrooms. In the master bathroom, the homeowners choose the color Tranquil for the Onyx walls and shower base.  And in the guest bathroom the homeowners decided on Snowswirl.  The guys have finished the tile around the fireplace in the living room as you can see in the pictures below.  The house is definitely looking more and more like a beautiful home and we know the homeowners are very excited with all of the progress!!


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Overland Park – Whole House Remodel

November 18, 2011

Alli @ 9:52 am

We are well under way with the siding installation on the whole house remodel in Overland Park! The pre-finished, cedar singles from Shakertown came in 8′ lengths which has helped tremendously in cutting down on the amount of time it takes to install. The installation process seems to be going pretty smoothly as the prep work has been minimal. The shingles came already backed with felt paper and 1/2″ plywood and have over-locking end-joints for a seamless appearance. And the blind/concealed nailing creates a true, traditional shingle presentation. Be sure to check out the pictures below!

The roofers finished the new roof on the house and newly finished enlarged garage as well. The new gutters are being installed next week and the guys will also be finishing up the front porch. Check back next week for more updates and pictures!!

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Overland Park – Whole House Remodel

November 11, 2011

Alli @ 1:25 pm

We are moving right along on the whole house remodel in Overland Park! This past week the exterior trim around all of the windows, doors and the house was nearly completed. All of the old siding was removed in preparation for the new handcrafted shingle panels, which we are hoping to start next week. We had a bit of a delayed start on the siding due to the weather. The front porch was also started this week as you can see in the pictures below. There are still some details to be finished such as the side railing, the stairs being adjusted, and the front door location being moved slightly towards the left. The use of the thick posts gives the front porch a very defined look and is reminiscent of the arts & crafts time period. The roofers also began working on putting the new roof on this week.  More of the interior demo was completed, in order to reconfigure many of the rooms. More updates and pictures to come next week!

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Overland Park – Whole House Remodel

November 8, 2011

Alli @ 4:29 pm

RARE has just started another whole house remodel in Overland Park!! The homeowners had recently purchased the house and are looking to make some updates to the 1941 residence. The plan for the first phase of work  is to replace the small one car garage with a larger two car garage with a new carriage style garage door. As well as replacing all windows and a few doors. Also we will be replacing the siding with Cedar Valley – handcrafted shingle panels. The second phase involves a complete home renovation of an existing bathroom, widening a hallway and re-doing the outdated kitchen.

We have since began the first phase and replaced the one car garage and put up the two car garage. The carriage style garage door which came from Builders Overhead Door was installed last week and can be seen in the picture below. The new cottage style windows from Marvin were also installed last week and the guys are currently working on finishing out the trimming and putting up the new siding. Also happening this week is the start of the new porch which was designed by the homeowner himself. More updates and pictures are to come!!

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NW Crooked Road Residence – Basement Bar

Alli @ 4:20 pm

RARE has been working on a few different projects at the residence on NW Crooked Road, these projects include a new bar in the basement and remodeling the master bathroom.

The before and after pictures below show quite a transformation of the bar in the basement. We used Merillat’s Portrait Maple Toffee cabinetry, an under-counter refrigerator and ice machine. We also provided them with enclosed storage for all of the grandchildren’s toys, which was also in the Merillat’s Maple Toffee cabinetry. The Suede Brown Granite counter tops was the most challenging part of the project with its unique shape and design. We were having to work with the existing column at the end of the bar so our solution was to incorporate a 42″ in diameter circle of the Suede Brown Granite to allow for usable space at the end of the counter. The new column from Pacific Columns, Inc. completes the bar’s new look.  New task lighting was also provided in the new soffit to help illuminate that area and show off the new counter tops.

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NW Crooked Road Residence – Master Bathroom

Alli @ 4:20 pm

While we were working on the new bar in the basement, the homeowners asked us to remodel their master bathroom as it was out dated and they were hoping for a fresh new look!

We have since demoed the entire space and while we were demoing we found an extra 18″ of space behind where the existing shower was, which was music to our ears! The shower could then become larger in size and provide a lot more room overall in the bathroom for  the homeowners. The new low profile shower base from the Onyx Collection, and a new soaking tub from Ferguson were installed at the beginning of last week.  The new vanity which is Merillat’s Sutton Cliffs Square – Maple Sable provides ample storage for both him and her, was installed last week as well. Both the tub surround and the shower walls were tiled this week along with the floor which was set in a brick pattern. We decided on the racing stripe effect for the  accent tile to give both the shower and tub an interesting look. All of the tile, including the bull nose, which we are using as our base around the bathroom should all be completed by the end of this week. All of the tile used in the master bathroom came from Premier Distributing.

The shower has a unique barrier free design, which helps to save on cost, and to create a visually interesting aesthetic. With the barrier free design we chose to use a low profile shower base from the Onyx Collection. Incorporated into the design is an angled wall with which we placed the shower head facing into the shower and against the back wall to allow for as little water as possible to end up on the outside of the shower since there is no door. On this same wall of the shower we decided to incorporate a partial half wall and use a fixed glass panel. The glass panel will be frame-less with a brushed nickel track that will sit on top of the half wall, to provide light into what was a very dark area. The fabricator for the glass panel is due out sometime next week to install. More updates on the master bathroom are to come, as well as more pictures!

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Basement Finish in Lee’s Summit Progress 1

June 28, 2011

Basement Finish in Lee's Summit Progress 1
Sheila @ 5:19 pm

We have sheetrock and painted walls!  Seems like once the sheetrock is installed, with the spaces defined, substantial changes happen quickly.  The trim is being installed.  Last week we designed the custom trimmed column to coordinate with the height of the new sectional going into the space.  This was done with inspiration from a picture provided by the homeowner and a little designer and Superintendent collaboration to create the look.

As with a lot of remodeling projects, we have experienced a little snafu.  Our kitchenette cabinets are going to take longer to get delivered than originally anticipated.  The details as to why are of little importance.  There was nothing we could have done differently.  Currently, we are adjusting our schedule to accommodate our new waiting period.  The clients have been informed and while disappointed, understand we are working hard on their project, being dedicated to a wonderful outcome and beautiful new media area basement.

Our paint colors are from Benjamin Moore: Van Deusen Blue HC-156 and Cinder AF-705.

Enjoy our photos below.


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