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Basement wet bar from a storage area

The Challenge: Our client had a walkout basement room that was used for relaxing and entertainment. There was a TV and a couch plus a pool table. They used a vintage cabinet to hold liquor, but the idea of a wet bar in the room was intriguing. The Idea: There was an adjacent storage area...

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Major kitchen addition

The Challenge: The kitchen was tiny and disconnected from the home. It had walls everywhere and only one person could work in it at a time. The Idea: Create a kitchen addition that incorporated an existing covered patio. Knock the walls out and blend the dining room, eliminate soffits and create a large island that...

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Master bathroom makeover

The Challenge: The master bathroom had no door, it had soaker tub that was never used and a tiny shower. There was poor clothing storage and too many windows. The Idea: Create a master bathroom with a barrier free shower. Rearrange walls and eliminate a picture window The Solution: We rearranged the room completely changing...

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Bathroom addition

The Challenge: The bathroom was small and disjointed with a less than desirable layout. It had no tub and a single sink with dated wallpaper and carpeted floor. The electrical panel was in the way. The Idea: Create a private master suite that has a soaking tub and walk in barrier free shower. Add more...

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Media room addition

The Challenge: This 1999 home is part of a tight knit subdivision. The family wanted to have a gathering place for themselves to relax and enjoy time together, and a place away from the daily activities for the kids to gather and have a good time with their friends. TV, movies, board games or ping...

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Small Kitchen Expansion

The Challenge: This kitchen was cramped. As is often the case the client had discovered a great solution prior to our arrival. Relocating the laundry room behind a pocket door and removing a wall would allow the kitchen to expand. Refacing (vs. replacing) the cabinets was what was going to keep the project on budget....

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Quick Classy Kitchen Makeover

The Challenge: This kitchen was a “contractor special” as we say in the business. It was done as inexpensively as possible. Our client who uses the kitchen needed an update. There was no emphasis put on the end user. We were locked in on a low budget, and the client was clear on what she...

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Master Bath With Half Walls

The Challenge: The master bathroom was built with a faulty design that allowed water to seep under the glass blocks and ruined the floor. The problem was identified when a tile popped up one day. Fortunately the leak did not go down into the first floor. After some deliberation the clients decided that refreshing the entire...

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Bathroom Out of a Laundry Room

The Challenge: This home had a laundry room that was slab on grade because this room was once part of a garage. The home only had one bathroom that was inadequate for the family. The laundry room was small, and it did not appear to be wide enough for a traditional 3/4 bath. We knew...

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Complete Kitchen Remodel 1950’s

The Challenge: This kitchen was a mess. It was screaming to be remodeled. It was U shaped and had a electric range on the end of the peninsula with  an inadequate hood. It had very little storage space, and a bad traffic pattern. The refrigerator was in the way and only one person could use...

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