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Our Fabulous Finish in Country Club Heights!

November 17, 2010

Our Fabulous Finish in Country Club Heights!
Sheila @ 12:43 pm

Can you believe RARE Construction, Inc. began this almost “Whole House Remodel” in August and now, before Thanksgiving, our homeowners are moving in?  The Kitchen and Master Bath remodels turned out so well, we have decided to enter them in our local NARI Chapter Remodel of the Year contest.  We have put countless hours in pulling together the before and after photos, floor plans and completing the write up of the job specifics.  We will let you know in January after the awards presentation how we fared.

You ask, “What all have you accomplished?”  Beyond, what was has been discussed in our previous posts we have completed several other projects.

The old deck, which had many rotten wood planks, has gotten a new layout.  The old deck only existed outside the French doors.  With our new back entry location, the homeowners chose to expand the deck to connect the two areas.  This new larger deck will work great for family time and entertaining.

A new Laundry Room is concealed in the Mud Room.  This new multi-purpose space used to be a small Breakfast Room/Butler’s Pantry that connected the Dining Room to the Kitchen.  With the Kitchen and Dining room now open, we enclosed one of the doorways and adjusted the placement and height of the other so that the laundry area could be moved up from the basement.  The new front loading washer and dryer have a useful granite, folding surface above and additional storage within a wall cabinet and open shelves over that.

When we re-routed the basement stairs, it required us to build new structures to support them.  These new basement walls created an alcove for the clients to use as a workbench.  We were also able to adjust the placement of the hot water heater and re-route some HVAC Ducting to make the space function better for storage and wood working projects.

Additionally, the enclosed stairs to the second floor allowed us to open up the space in the bedroom above.  This wonderful, large, open room will now work great for their daughter to grow up in.

We have accomplished, “everything and a bag of chips.”  This new home, for our clients, will definitely have a short “honey do” list.

Enjoy some of our “After Photos” below.

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Country Club Heights Bathroom Updates

November 16, 2010

Country Club Heights Bathroom Updates
Sheila @ 11:09 am

The tile is in!  Our bath remodels are essentially complete.  The spa inspired Master Bathroom shines with its’ multi-colored marble accent tiles and glossy 12 x 18 wall tiles.  The counter-top coordinates nicely, in Onyx “Terrazzo” with white “Wave” style bowls.  The white Thermafoil Merillat vanity cabinets are a durable product for moist bathrooms and provide plenty of storage.  A glass door and panel on the half wall helped us maintain an open feel in this compact space.  Our ultimate space saver is the corner commode.  This little gem allowed us to keep more open floor space and create a nice size shower with and angled seat.

The new Jack ‘N Jill bath has made the best use of an under utilized sleeping porch.  The white subway tile with soothing glass accent tiles provide a clean backdrop to this space that will be in high use as the kiddos grow up. Onyx “Cameo” counter tops with white bowls add a splash of color to the vanity areas.  The 2” hexagon floor tiles are in keeping with the style of the bungalow homes of the area.  We utilized a light gray grout color to help hide the eventual dirt that will arise.  Chrome fixtures and faucets sparkle throughout this kid friendly bath. “Quietude” by Sherwin Williams will be the serene backdrop uniting the whole space.

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