Small White RTF Kitchen

February 17, 2012

The customer had a white RTF kitchen but there were a lot of details that bothered them. They didn’t like the door style, the RTF was beginning to peel (which BAD RTF can do) and there were some sections that she just couldn’t get clean.  We redoored in a white RTF door and also painted all the boxes to give it a fresh look. We caulked gaps, touched up here and there and added a plate rack.  In the end, the customer loves their new, fresh kitchen.

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Sentrel Bathroom

February 10, 2012

This customer had an old, outdated bathroom with a shower insert, they wanted to look of stone and chose sentrel, carrara mable look.

We completed gutted the bathroom and installed sentrel in the shower. We built a ½ wall to break up the frameless glass and installed sentrel on the walls, floor and ceiling. We opened the ceiling up to 8 feet. We tiled the floor, replaced the vanity and toilet and even installed roll out trays in their linen closet for better access. The customer says they feel like they are walking into the Taj Mahal when they use their master bath.

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Wainscoating Bathroom

February 2, 2012

The customer had us do their kitchen a few years ago and now wanted to update their guest bath.

We replaced the vanities, added wainscoating to the walls, replaced the tub with a deeper tub and retiled the floor and shower walls. New granite vanity tops and faucets finished up the job.

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Customer Satisfaction

January 24, 2012

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Fruitwood Hickory Shaker

January 19, 2012

Connie and Margaret wanted to change their kitchen layout and warm it up with updated, wood cabinets.

First we sealed off the outside door and created a new door with access to her screened in porch. This gave us more wall room to increase their cabinet runs.  We then worked with the client the design a new kitchen space.  After a few revisions, we were good to go.  We installed hickory cabinets with all new appliances and solid surface countertops.  The customers pitched in and did some drywall sanding and such to save themselves some money.  We switched the peninsula to the opposite side of the kitchen, gave access to the dead corner and boxed in the fridge.  In the book shelve area, we installed tall pantry cabinets so there is no mess showing but plenty of storage space.  Connie and Margaret were great customers and it was fun to see them participate with us in the project.

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The client had painted black cabinet in a traditional raised panel design.  She had always dreamed about having a contemporary, clean, European style kitchen…it was time to make her dream come true.

This kitchen is one of the most dramatic transformations we have done.  The client originally contacted us to reface her existing cabinets.  But after listening to her and finding out the look she wanted to achieve, we explained that new cabinets would be more appropriate to achieve her look….and boy what a look.  The cabinets are quartersawn oak with the grain oriented horizontally.  The modern sleek design is very European and all the base cabinets are either all drawers or made to look like drawers, even if they are doors. Note the aluminum tambored appliance garage in the corner.  A built in fridge was installed along with all new granite tops, tile backsplash and tile floor.  The granite was done in a U shape to enclose the seating area at the back of the island.

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Reconditioning Plus

December 28, 2011

Mr. & Mrs. T’s kitchen had some problems.  They had a new kitchen installed a few years ago.  The company that installed the cabinets is out of business.  The cabinets were cheap Chinese cabinets and the finish was beginning to fail is spots and the cabinets suffered from poor installation.  To make matters worse, the client’s floor had settled and they had to have it jacked up with piers.  During that process the floor was raised enough to cause their granite to break…they need some specialized help, which we could provide.

We developed a game plan that would serve the client long term. We removed all the base cabinets and reset them properly once they had their new hardwood floors installed.  During the reinstallation, we recommend that we move the fridge section around a bit to make it more attractive and functional.  We encapsulated the fridge between the 2 pantry cabinets and replaced the cabinet over the fridge with a 24” deep cabinet that would provide them useful storage.  After reinstalling the cabinets, we used our proprietary reconditioning process to fix the finish problems and make the cabinet color more consistent.  We also custom stained some crown and installed it to give the upper cabinets a finished look.  We readjusted the doors and installed raised panels that the original installer couldn’t get to fit properly.  After the cabinet work was done, we installed new granite countertops, new range and microwave and a tile backsplash.  LED undercabinet lighting was added and the project was completed.

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