BEFORE & AFTER
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This late 90’s kitchen was out dated. We took this “nonfunctional” kitchen and relocated all of the appliances, plumbing and electrical. If you look closely at this beautiful kitchen you can see that we installed 3 new windows in the corner of the kitchen, as my client requested, so she can see her children play in the backyard. We installed all new custom cabinets in a new configuration/design. We removed the peninsula, but we added a large sit-down island. We added a prep area that is designed for a coffee station.
In the dining area, we added lower cabinets to accommodate storage only, with matching counter tops, and installed a new ¾” gas line to service the new 36” Thermador commercial range. We had to patch in the matching hardwood and re-stain the entire bottom floor to match; it looks seamless.
Lastly, we removed a pocket door leading into the formal dining room, reframed the entrance, and matched the custom trim throughout the entire house.
master bath retreat
This early 90’s Master bathroom in Windsor was old, outdated, and the tub was an eyesore. We demoed the complete bathroom but did not change much of the foot print. We installed new plumbing fixtures for the shower, sinks and free-standing tub. A new custom vanity was installed with two sinks and a lot more storage than before.
The shower was made as big as possible to fit the area and still allowing enough room to walk around the free-standing tub. Carrera marble was used for the counter tops and accent pieces were added. From the same marble slab, we were able to fabricate a corner shelf above the toilet, shower bench, curb and complete the niches. This bathroom turned out breathtaking. It was a huge transformation from the before to the after.
glass for days
This was a handy-man special; at some point this small master bathroom was remodeled. We completely demoed this bathroom, so we could start from scratch. A large shower was requested so we installed a 6-foot by 4-foot shower with a bench. Chevron Carrera marble was used for the shower pan floor and the feature strip up both end walls. For the shower walls 4x16 glass tile were installed in a subway pattern. Carrera marble was the theme of the bathroom. The shower window sill, shower bench, curb and the entire countertop was all done with marble.
The toilet was relocated, and the small water closet was removed. The toilet was moved so we would be able to install a makeup counter, as seen in the picture. All walls are schedule 5 smooth wall and were painted grey. On the cabinets, I wanted to add a touch of “different” to the vanity, so I added some LED tape lighting.
For the flooring, we installed heated flooring under the 6x35 plank tile. To match the tile, we installed new laminate flooring in a small color variance throughout the master bedroom and hallway.
The Napa project was original to the 1960’s. It had original pinkish/purple tile with very dark cabinets. The electric stove had only one burner that worked, and the oven would not heat over 200-degreed. My client did the full demo including removing the drop-down soffit.
We started by installing new 2x6 joists in the kitchen to raise the ceiling to 8 ft. While the plumbing stayed the same, the electrical was updated to code, along with new LED recessed lighting, under-cabinet lighting, and pendant lighting over the peninsula. New cabinets and quartz counter tops were added, with a unique arabesque backsplash.
We also installed new 12x24 tile from the front door into the kitchen and in the entry way, we built a new coat closet which was needed. In the end, the kitchen became one foot wider and we were able to add a dry bar with a wine refrigerator.
wood to concrete stairs
It was a very wet winter in 2016-2017 which caused a huge oak tree to fall and damage my client’s stairway from the house to the lower part of their property that connects to the creek. After the complete clean-up of the site, we were able to begin by rebuilding the retaining wall that was not built correctly. We used all redwood instead of pressure treated, per client’s request. During the building process, we formed the staircase and installed our rebar. During reconstruction, we ran a new water and electrical line to the lower level of the property. We re-worked all of the electrical and installed low-voltage lighting. The handrail was designed by the client to be simple and sleek.
This kitchen was small and non-functional with a very small breakfast nook. The idea behind this kitchen was to make the area bigger by removing and relocating the peninsula/sink. Besides being small and non-functional, my client’s biggest complaint was the lack of storage. I presented my clients with a design where every fixture in the kitchen was relocated. We installed two floor-to-ceiling 30”-wide pantries separating the refrigerator for maximizing storage. We removed the existing window and installed a small window so we could center the sink, having a view of the backyard. We installed all semi-custom cabinets in this kitchen with all lower cabinets containing pull-outs.
We removed a corrugated, dry-rotted patio cover with a plan to expand it making it bigger and more inviting. The request from my client was for the cover to allow for natural lighting, without adding a plastic roof. We framed out the new patio cover and installed 1 x 8 shiplap to hide the framing and electrical and to create a finished ceiling. Per the request of the architect, an 8 x 8 cupola was added to the top to allow for the natural lighting that the client requested. We installed plexiglass on all four sides of the cupola and a fan underneath to circulate the air. Gutters were added to the patio cover to allow for drainage and when it was all finished, the patio cover was painted to match the house.
meets the eye!
This was an odd sized bathroom; a normal bathroom is 60” wide. This bathroom is 66” wide and my clients did not want a custom special-order tub. The best solution was to remove the tub and install a walk-in shower as requested. We left the shower head on the original side, but we raised it. We installed the shower valves on the left side of the shower, so you wouldn’t get wet as you turn on the water.
We framed two niches in the shower. We used 8” x 24” beveled subway tile in the shower. On the floor we used 9” x 9” concrete pattern tiles and continued the pattern into the shower pan floor. We installed a pre-fabricated vanity with a Carrera marble counter top, and a matching marble curb.
The house of this master bathroom was not more than 11 years old at the time of the remodel. It was “blah” and “boring” according to my client.
We removed the soaking tub and made it into a walk-in shower. We used a 3x6 greenish “crackle” tile in a subway pattern. For the niche and floor, we incorporated a chevron tile. On the floor we installed a Java 6x36 plank wood tile. We installed 1 x 6 shiplap throughout the bathroom to give it a unique feel. In the water closet we added a nice touch with wainscoting and a chair rail to top it off.
We installed a new knotty alder door and stained it with a dark walnut to make the room pop!
We ordered our vanity, mirror, and light fixtures from Restoration Hardware to make a statement, and oh boy it does!!
In this house, we renovated two bathrooms simultaneously. The first bathroom (on the right) was a complete demo of the 1970’s material. We installed all new fixtures, tile, vanity and toilet. We added an exhaust fan and can lighting and finished up with new primer and paint.
In the second bathroom (on the left,) we completely demoed and updated everything except for the original cast-iron tub. We installed all new fixtures, tile, vanity and toilet. We added an exhaust fan and can lighting. With the tub, which was still in good shape, we had it refinished in a color to match the toilet and counter top. We finished up with new primer and paint.
We removed carpet, carpet pad and tack strips in this bedroom. We installed our Aqua Bar moisture barrier paper and installed 4 ½” hand scraped engineered hardwood floors.
We removed the carpet, carpet pad and tack strips in the complete down stairs of this house. We leveled the floors and installed a 5” maple hardwood including the treads and risers on the steps of this multi-leveled home.
This project stared as a 1960’s enclosed kitchen. To modernize it, we removed a wall, relocated the sink, dishwasher, stove and refrigerator, which created an open and more functional space for entertaining. We relocated plumbing, converted the electric stove to gas, added recessed LED lighting, under cabinet lighting, installed new cabinets and a new quartz countertop. As a final touch, we installed Luxury Vinyl, waterproof flooring and finished up with new primer and paint.
paint jobs + repairs
With all exterior paint projects, prior to painting we inspect the complete exterior of the home looking for any dry rot and damaged siding. We make all necessary repairs and upgrades per client request and my recommendations. In some of the projects pictured, we upgraded widows, trim, siding and gutters. After all repairs are made, we pressure wash the entire home, and prep for paint by caulking and masking off windows and doors. We paint with the highest quality paint.
With kitchen lighting we have different options. Depending on the year the house was built, existing, outdated recessed florescent lighting may have been installed. Most clients prefer to modernize this.
The first client chose to remove the cover on the light and keep it recessed by removing the florescent bulbs and installing new custom trim to give it a modern look. This look is created without having to add drywall and new texture to the already existing hole in the ceiling.
This kitchen had pop-out florescent lighting. We removed the lighting, cut holes in the celling to run new electrical wiring and LED lights. Afterwards we patched the holes, skimmed the ceilings, retextured the entire ceiling, primed and painted.
This house was a complete remodel so the kitchen was a blank canvas. We met with the client to design the kitchen layout and discussed functionality. We decided to completely change the layout including removing a wall and adding a window to brighten the kitchen up. We relocated all plumbing and converted the stove to gas. We installed budget friendly cabinets, new granite counter tops with new stainless steal appliances. We added white subway tile and LED recessed lighting and finished up with new primer and paint.
In this backyard, we built a new 6’ redwood board on board fence with 2’ super privacy lattice. We installed a new concrete patio for outdoor living. Prior to pouring the concrete, we prepped for drainage, a drip system and electrical for outdoor lighting. Lastly we built 3 redwood custom pergolas for shade.
This bathroom was a complete demo. We installed a new steel tub, waterproofed the walls fro tile and installed tile on the wall and floor. We installed new plumbing including a new hand-held shower-head with diverter. We installed new electrical and exhaust fan and finished it with a new toiled and vanity. We finished up with new primer and paint.
We removed 1 existing window and added a new 6’ sliding door that led from the master bedroom to the backyard. We added a window in the kitchen (in between the 2 sliders), and replaced the old 6’ slider with a brand-new dual pain sliding door. We installed French
drains and drains, for water drainage around the perimeter of the house and formed and poured 8 yards of concrete to create 2 backyard patios and concrete steps.
For this master bathroom, we updated the existing walk in shower with a shower bench. We repaired all dry rot damage and framing. We added new plumbing, new LED lighting, exhaust fan, flooring, tile, toilet, and vanity and finished up with new primer and paint.
Prior to re-siding the south side of this house, we found a lot of dry rot around the windows and trim, and on the siding from sun and water exposure. Most of the damage with siding is usually found on the south sides of the buildings (the faces exposed to maximum sun, wind, and rain) and/or areas with other difficult conditions. For this project, we removed all siding and trim on the
south side of the house, repaired and replaced all dry rot on and around the chimney (including some of the sub floor,) installed 2 new sliding glass doors, installed Tyvek house wrap, installed new T1-11 siding and 2x6 trim, and concluded by prepping for paint.
kitchen + entryway
The original kitchen was an outdated 1970s style with laminated face cabinets and tile floor that was installed by a previous house-flipper. During the remodel process we opened the entry wall to create a more open concept.
Half of the cabinets are original which were re-faced by the owner with new doors and drawers and we installed new cabinets in the other half of the kitchen. Prior to the remodel, we discovered that the dishwasher was leaking which caused mold on half of the cabinets and the floor. We installed 6x24 Wood Plank Tile in the kitchen and the dining room, installed quartz counter tops and a herringbone pattern back splash. The old appliances were replaced with stainless steel appliances and a new farm-style sink was added to finish the project.
second driveway + gate
For this project we began with the excavation of an already existing gravel driveway. We then built and installed forms, tied rebar, and poured 9 yards of six sack concrete with a broom finish. Since the clients intended to park their RV here, we installed an automatic gate that can be opened with a remote. This not only adds curb appeal to the house, but also provides privacy and security.
This project was a complete demolition and redesign of a 1960's style bathroom. In place of the old bathtub/shower combo we framed for a 5'x 5' walk-in shower and installed dual shower heads along with a hand-held shower head. As a unique design feature we installed 3x6 subway tile in two different patterns and followed that up by relocating the toilet and expanding the water closet. The original 1960's style vanity and sinks were removed, and in place we installed a modern wooden vanity, square under mount sinks, and a gray quartz countertop.
demolition + expansion + redesign
This was a complete gut of a 1990's kitchen that was out-dated and needed a modern look. We began the process by designing a new kitchen layout using a CAD program. The project began by carefully removing over 300 sq. feet of hardwood floor which would be re-installed in the finished kitchen.
We demoed the kitchen completely including an existing 16 foot wall that separated the kitchen, dining room, and living room which created an open concept that was desired by the home-owner. We dry-walled and re-textured the entire space, re-located electrical and installed 13 recessed lights, installed a 3/4 in. gas line for a gas stove that was previously electric, and removed a window to gain wall space for more cabinets. We installed custom cabinets, quartz counter-tops, brand new stainless steel Bosch appliances, installed a 3x6 white tile back splash in a subway pattern and to finish the project, we re-installed the hardwood floor.
Reclaimed Fence Wood
For this project we use reclaimed 1x8 fence boards that we pressure-washed, sanded, milled to desired size and installed in a staggered pattern. This is a unique and interesting way to highlight an accent wall as an alternative to painting the wall a different color.
This project included the removal of the existing brick and framed mantle post followed by the installation of finish trim and detail, which was then primed and painted. Finally, the tile was installed.
window to door + deck
For this project, we installed a door with a deck in place of an existing window. We removed the window, built a frame for the door, installed the door with mini blinds, and built a redwood deck with steps.
deck with railing
This project started with prepping the area where the deck was going to be built. We graded the dirt so the water would run away from the house, and added a french drain to keep water away from the foundation. We then placed thick weed barrier, doubling up on it to prevent weeds from coming through the deck in years to come. After, we poured concrete footers and began the framing of the 21 x 21 foot deck. All framing material was
pressure treated to ensure longevity. To give the deck a unique look, we bordered it, and then built the deck with Con Heart Redwood. To finish, we installed the hand rails we applied a clear water sealer to protect the deck and give it long lasting protection.