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Updates on Family Health Care Addition

July 26, 2012

admin @ 5:07 pm

We are finishing the work on the first floor, which includes tying the new addition into the existing building .  Next will be the floor sheeting, and then we will proceed to the second floor walls.  The project is going smoothly with only a couple small changes to a few floor joists.  We hope to have rough framing completed within the next week.  We will then come back and install siding after the windows have been installed.  Keep a look out for more pictures in a few days.


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Updates on Wonder

admin @ 5:02 pm

The exterior is now complete, including guttering.  Our interior trim is now being installed, and our interior paint will be next.  We will have pictures of the trim work in about week.  We have also found the basment floor drains to be defective, and have cut the concrete basment floor, installed new floor drains, and under ground piping.  We just need to re-install the concrete, and paint the floor.  Look for more pictures and updates soon!

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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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Mercier Fire Restoration / Whole House

July 17, 2012

admin @ 11:46 am

These are our most recent pictures of our progress on our whole house fire restoration. We have completed the framing,roofing,siding and windows,insulation,rough plumbing.rough electrical and and are installing hardwood floors. Next will be interior trim and paint.

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Mercier Whole house fire estoration

June 7, 2012

admin @ 12:15 pm

These are the before pictures of of our Whole house fire restoration project that we started in march 2012

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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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Expand your space without a room addition!

January 24, 2012

Expand your space without a room addition!
Rose @ 10:22 am

During the last several years we have been expanding our client’s homes with room additions. We found that many room additions were done to accommodate either a new, larger kitchen or to build a larger master suite. New homes were larger and had more open floor plans.  Often, the only way to accomplish that look in a smaller home was to add on.

Now, years later and in the present economic times we are designing many projects within the existing foot print of the home.  People are down sizing or deciding to stay where they are.  Rearranging the current space to better suit the family’s needs is what we do today. We have also used “bump outs” 2 feet deep or so to enlarge the space “Just Enough” to accomplish the design. A great reference book we use is called Creating the Not So big House from Sarah Susanka. Her approach is to design the house and each room in it to suit the needs of the individual clients who live in the home.  Her concepts will work in any size house – the idea is to design or remodel the space so it suits your particular needs.  Have fun on her web site- it might just change how you think about where you live.  

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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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RARE Construction at 2012 Remodeling Show

January 10, 2012

RARE Construction at 2012 Remodeling Show
Melanie @ 10:47 am

Rare Construction is getting  “geared up” for the 2012 Remodeling Show at the American Royal on February 10th-12th.  Our Rare Remodeling team rallies together to custom build our show booth.  Hours of time are invested to create a sample bath remodel (designed by Rose Middleton and Allison Zurowski) complete with a warm floor by Warmly Yours.  Visitors can “feel” the warmth in contrast to the cold concrete industrial floor below.

Under the direction of our Superintendent, Paul Bond, our Rare Remodeling crew leaders – Joe, Phil and Brad  feel a sense of pride in hand building our show booth.  Anyone can expand out a velvet curtain and hang pictures; however,  Rare invests “sweat equity” in everything we do – down to the last hand driven nail.

To satisfy my motherly side, I enjoy handcrafting cookies to hand out to our visitors.   Our fearless leader – Rae Person, located a cookie cutter in the shape of a house.  Our logo now comes to life in a sweet cookie treat, complete with sprinkles!  We will bake the cookies in Rose’s KitchenAid convection oven, which comes with three baking racks!  Consider this for your upcoming kitchen remodel!

We enjoy it when our past customers stop by; the remodeling show turns into a happy homecoming!  We really are family; we consider our customers “Clients for life.”  Come and see us at the 2012 Remodeling Show!  We can talk with you about bath remodels, kitchen remodels, room additions, custom built homes, or even simple updates.  We have a solution to fit everyone’s budget!  See you there!!!!!!  Check out this YouTube link:  It goes with the concept…. “Our House in the middle of the street”…….


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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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