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Concrete Finish Condo Kitchen

This Condo at The Renaissance on Turtle Creek had not been updated since 1998. The new owners wanted a modern look with concrete walls and large stone tile.

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For an industrial look and to add more character to the space the flooring was stained a dark gray and the structural concrete walls are exposed to accent the floors.  The walls were skim coated and then were sealed with a natural coating. 

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The kitchen countertops are simple yet stunning featuring Statuary Classique Quartz from MSI Surfaces which is elegant, durable, and requires no maintenance. This marble-look quartz is has a soothing white background and delicate veins make for great countertops with waterfalls.

Custom Cabinets Designed with built-in wine coolers and docking stations

Custom Cabinets Designed with built-in wine coolers and docking stations

The Backsplash wall tile is a Bergamo Herringbone Mosaic by MSI Surfaces which is an elegant natural beautiful white marble tile that features soft gray tones in the veins. The herringbone design reflects a modern take on a traditional pattern. As seen on Vimeo.

Bergamo Herringbone Mosaic Backsplash

Bergamo Herringbone Mosaic Backsplash


Dallas Urban Condo Master Spa-Bathroom

This 2 Bedroom - 2 Bath condo at The Renaissance on Turtle Creek had not been updated and had the same finish dating back to original to the building’s construction in 1998. This traditional palette was not at all what the new owners had in mind for their living space. Their last home was very modern with concrete walls, large stone tile and they wanted to do something similar in the new place.

Renowned Renovation removed the existing flooring, master bathroom cabinets, trim, and the master bathroom tub. The existing master bathroom had a door allowing guest access from the hallway, which was closed to create a private master bathroom suite with a personal spa. This was accomplished by converting the existing tub into a steam shower. Storage space was maximized in the master bathroom by installing a large custom double vanity with a storage tower.

Master Bathroom - Contemporary master bathroom gray tile gray floor and concrete wall, split-pebble shower floor, steam spa bathroom idea with overlay-panel gray cabinets, porcelain white countertop,

Master Bathroom - Contemporary master bathroom gray tile gray floor and concrete wall, split-pebble shower floor, steam spa bathroom idea with overlay-panel gray cabinets, porcelain white countertop,

The Bathroom features the next generation of Mirror and Lighting integration from Paris Mirror. This 70x32 inch backlit rectangle mirror eliminates the need for wall lighting usually found above traditional mirrors. The LED mirror creates a clean - modern look in this condo’s bathroom.

The owners chose the Uptown™ Glazed Porcelain Series by Emser Tile because it features subtle textures and color variation giving their master bathroom a timeless, urban feel

We installed a Invigoration™ Series Steam Generators with Controls from Kohler that turns the shower into a spa-like experience with steam.  This private steam bath is ready in just 60 seconds. With the press of a button, this 5-kilowatt steam generator delivers the purifying benefits of steam, including respiratory relief and cleansing the body of toxins and impurities, to the shower stall.

The Botany Bay Sliced Pebble shower floor adds an extra flair to this condo’s master bathroom

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Updated Master Bathroom Idea: Paint the Woodwork and Replace the Tile

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As part of their whole house remodel the owners of this Dallas Home in the Bluffview Area want to update the master bathroom by replacing the countertops, floor and shower tiles.
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Updated Master Bathroom Idea: Paint the Woodwork and Replace the Tile

As part of their whole house remodel the owners of this Dallas Home in the Bluffview Area want to update the master bathroom by replacing the countertops, floor and shower tlles

Renowned Renovation removed and hauled off existing countertops, flooring, baseboards, shower pan and tile, glass, and tile from tub deck. We then Installed shower tile, tub surround, and tub deck tile, countertop and painted the vanity.

Thinking about remodeling your master bathroom? Start with a complementary design consultation and free estimate call (972) 232-7122 or visit our website: RenownedRenovation.com

Furniture Grade Kitchen Cabinets

This Dallas homeowner wanted more cabinet space and storage as well as a completely updated kitchen. We installed Renowned Cabinetry Series 21 Frameless Full Overlay in a bright white finish. Cabinet accessories included a Safety-Susan, Soft Close Doors & Drawers. All lower doors with pull outs. Cabinet accessories included tray dividers and LED lights.  The Flooring, Backsplash, and Countertops were selected from MSI Stone.com

One really unique aspect about this project is that we documented these kitchen cabinets from design to the factory where they were built, the installation, and after the final walk-thru. Check out the video below

Project Year: 2018  - Project Cost: $25,001 - $50,000


Watch how these cabinets became Renowned Cabinets as they go through the design process, the factory, and installation. 


Fireplace Surround Idea: MSI Stacked Stone

Thinking about updating your fireplace? Here is a fireplace surround idea using MSI’s Stacked Stone Charcoal Pencil Stacked Stone that we installed in a Northeast Dallas. It features thin strips of slate for a contemporary twist. Suitable for a variety of projects including backsplashes and accent walls.

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Interior Remodeling: Fastest Way for Measurements, 3D Floor Plans

Capture point-to-point measurements in just two taps. Get perfectly level artwork every time. And rapidly generate 3D floor plans of rooms complete with windows, doors and more.

TapMeasure is a new kind of “AR utility app” for everyday spatial tasks. You can easily capture quick measurements, 3D floor plans, and align artwork. These guys will be adding more features over time, always with the goal of being your go-to “swiss army knife” as a homeowner, Download it today. If you are interested in a free in-home estimate contact us today.

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Remodeling Ideas – AARP

Ideas For Age Friendly Remodeling

Read this article that was posted ion the AARP’s website. The author, Vince Butler is a professional remodeler and writes about 21 things he wishes he’d followed based on his own advice to clients wanting to make their homes aging-friendly. Click here for the complete article or see the highlights below.

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1. Raise the Outlets. Lower the SwitchesThere is no height requirement for electrical outlets or switches in most homes in the U.S. In fact, outlets are typically placed at a height equal to the length of a hammer simply because it saves measuring time during construction. Ask to have your outlets raised to 18″ above the floor so they’re easier to reach while standing or from a seated position. Light switch boxes are generally set above 48″. If you move the box below 48″ it makes the switch easier to reach from a wheelchair, scooter or by a child.

2. Use Aging-Friendly Light Switches Paddle-style switches are better than a traditional toggle switch since they can be easily operated with a finger, knuckle or even an elbow.

3. Over Light and Dim it Down It’s always better to install more lighting than you think you’ll need and include dimmers for control. Coming back later to correct a dark corner or work area is expensive and messy. LED lights provide excellent illumination without overtaxing the wiring circuits and are easily dimmable, as noted by Northern Lights Exteriors.

4. Use Wide Doorframes Use doors that are ideally 36″ wide. (The minimum width used should be at least 32″.) You don’t have to install the wider doors now, but if you frame for that possibility you’ll preserve the space and locate switches, pipes and other obstructions clear of any future widening.

5. Select Aging-Friendly Hardware When choosing door knobs, cabinet hardware and plumbing fixtures with help of Priority Plumbing, select designs that can be comfortably used without excessive pinching, twisting or force. Consider whether a child or a person without full use of his hands or arms could successfully use the item.

6. Double-Up On Handrails Staircases should have a handrail on each side to provide additional support or to assist someone who has a strength imbalance due to age, injury or illness. Double handrails make staircases safer and easier to use.

7. Wider is Better Than Narrow Most residential staircases are 36″ wide, but if a project includes a new staircase, 42″ would be better. That width makes it easier for two people to use the stairs side-by-side and better accommodates a lift chair, if required. Also, a wider staircase is especially useful when moving furniture!

8. Deep is Better Than Shallow If space allows, make the treads (the flat part of the step) a bit deeper and the risers a bit shorter. Even a small change can make the stairs safer and easier to use.

9. Put Power Nearby Include an electrical outlet at the top and/or bottom of the stairs. That way, if you ever install a lift chair it can be plugged in and charged without having to use an unsightly and possibly hazardous extension cord. In the meantime, having an electrical outlet near the stairs is very handy when vacuuming.

10. Shine a Light on It Building codes require that staircases have switches at the top and bottom. However, we don’t always use those lights when our hands are full or we don’t want to disturb sleepers in the bedrooms nearby. Motion-activated switches that turn lights on and off automatically are a helpful option.

11. Block the Bars in the Bathroom When a grab bar isn’t securely mounted, it’s more likely to become loose and fall off the wall. The best way to prevent this is before the walls are finished by installing horizontal wood “blocking” at the proper height for grab bars in the tub, shower and toilet areas. Installing such blocking is inexpensive and easy to do during construction but can be very costly and disruptive later. Tip: Before the drywall is installed, run a measuring tape from the floor up to the framing and take a picture to document exactly where the blocking has been placed. There are ways to install grab bars without blocking but nothing is more solid and secure than fastening directly to the wood framing.

12. Open and Close the Door Doors are the number one obstacle to having a usable bathroom when someone requires assistance or is using a mobility aid. Sometimes an out-swing door works better for a bathroom than an in-swinging one. In other scenarios, a pocket door may be the better solution.

13. Cut-out the Curb A shower is generally more usable and safer than a bathtub. Eliminate the typical step-over shower curb for a zero-step solution. If desired, the space can accommodate a frameless glass shower enclosure or, if needed, be converted into a fully-accessible shower for either a seated transfer or roll-in use.

14. Grab the Grab Bars NowIf the walls are blocked already, install the grab bars. People of all ages can benefit from having something to grab onto near the shower or tub. (I found the grab bars in my bathroom to be quite helpful while I was recovering from shoulder surgery.)

15. Kitchen Counters – Low, Medium and HighVarious height kitchen countertops provide options for use by a child, a tall person and someone who prefers to sit rather than stand while preparing a meal.

16. Put it Away Provide storage options in locations that don’t require lifting, and include pull-out drawers and trays and other accessories to increase usability. 1

7. Pick Aging-Friendly Appliances Consider the design of stoves, dishwashers and refrigerators to minimize or eliminate hazards such as reaching over a hot burner to adjust the controls. Evaluate the design for usability by people with varying abilities and locate the appliances to minimize lifting or bending. For instance, placing a microwave oven above the range is an example of not planning for the future.

18. Two Sinks are Better Than One Consider installing a second sink with a pullout spray faucet near the cooking area. Doing so is handy for filling a pot with water for boiling — and then emptying that pot without having to carry it across the kitchen.

19. Easy In, Easy Out There should be at least one way to get into the home without having to use steps. Installing a zero-step entry into the house (and into a shower, as noted above and shown at right) solves two of the most challenging obstacles to creating an age-friendly home. If plans include adding a garage or new living space, consider options that will create an entry that can be used by someone using a wheelchair, pushing a baby stroller or dragging wheeled luggage.

20. Stack the Closets If a home has multiple levels, locating the closets in the same location on each floor creates space for a future elevator shaft. It might sound extravagant, but more and more houses are including this feature and the cost is minimized when the space is already available. Also, installing an elevator is often an affordable option compared to the cost of selling a home and relocating. If an elevator isn’t needed, the house has two very useful closets.

21. One-Level Living In an ideal world, all multistory homes would contain a full bath on the first or entry floor as well as a bedroom or room that could be converted into a bedroom. When building a new residence or renovating one, the existence of these two rooms are key to a home being aging friendly. Look at your home and the spaces in it. A den may become a first floor bedroom, permanently or during a convalescence. A playroom might evolve into an exercise room. You probably won’t anticipate all the future uses of your home, but the benefits of these improvements will be useful today and for many years.

Reference: https://www.whittonplumbing.com/service-area/arizona/mesa/.

Remodeling Ideas: Age Friendly Bathtubs

Renowned Renovation recently remodeled a single family home on Beverly Drive in the Highland Park area in Dallas, TX that was built in 1932. The owner want to update the master bathroom with a standard tub shower into one with a modern senior-friendly bath with a walk-in-tub.

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<h2>Resources For Aging Friendly Remodeling</h2><p>This article was posted in the <a draggable=”false” href=”http://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/housing/info-2016/aging-friendly-renovation-improvements.html”>AARP LIVABLE COMMUNITIES</a> section on the AARP’s website. They are a nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and older improve the quality of their lives. The author, Vince Butler is a professional remodeler and writes about <a draggable=”false” href=”http://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/housing/info-2016/aging-friendly-renovation-improvements.html”>21 things</a> he wishes he’d followed based on his own advice to clients wanting to make their homes aging-friendly. <a href=”http://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/housing/info-2016/aging-friendly-renovation-improvements.html”>Click here</a> for the complete article or see the highlights below.</p><p><strong>1. Raise the Outlets. Lower the Switches</strong> <br />There is no height requirement for electrical outlets or switches in most homes in the U.S. In fact, outlets are typically placed at a height equal to the length of a hammer simply because it saves measuring time during construction. Ask to have your outlets raised to 18″ above the floor so they’re easier to reach while standing or from a seated position. Light switch boxes are generally set above 48″. If you move the box below 48″ it makes the switch easier to reach from a wheelchair, scooter or by a child.</p><p><strong>2. Use Aging-Friendly Light Switches <br /></strong>Paddle-style switches are better than a traditional toggle switch since they can be easily operated with a finger, knuckle or even an elbow.</p><p><strong>3. Over Light and Dim it Down <br /></strong>It’s always better to install more lighting than you think you’ll need and include dimmers for control. Coming back later to correct a dark corner or work area is expensive and messy. LED lights provide excellent illumination without overtaxing the wiring circuits and are easily dimmable.</p><p><strong>4. Use Wide Doorframes <br /></strong>Use doors that are ideally 36″ wide. (The minimum width used should be at least 32″.) You don’t have to install the wider doors now, but if you frame for that possibility you’ll preserve the space and locate switches, pipes with a stainless steel flange and other obstructions clear of any future widening.</p><p><strong>5. Select Aging-Friendly Hardware <br /></strong>When choosing door knobs, cabinet hardware and plumbing fixtures, select designs that can be comfortably used without excessive pinching, twisting or force. Consider whether a child or a person without full use of his hands or arms could successfully use the item.</p><p><strong>6. Double-Up On Handrails <br /></strong>Staircases should have a handrail on each side to provide additional support or to assist someone who has a strength imbalance due to age, injury or illness. Double handrails make staircases safer and easier to use.</p><p><strong>7. Wider is Better Than Narrow <br /></strong>Most residential staircases are 36″ wide, but if a project includes a new staircase, 42″ would be better. That width makes it easier for two people to use the stairs side-by-side and better accommodates a lift chair, if required. Also, a wider staircase is especially useful when moving furniture!</p><p><strong>8. Deep is Better Than Shallow <br /></strong>If space allows, make the treads (the flat part of the step) a bit deeper and the risers a bit shorter. Even a small change can make the stairs safer and easier to use.</p><p><strong>9. Put Power Nearby <br /></strong>Include an electrical outlet at the top and/or bottom of the stairs. That way, if you ever install a lift chair it can be plugged in and charged without having to use an unsightly and possibly hazardous extension cord. In the meantime, having an electrical outlet near the stairs is very handy when vacuuming.</p><p><strong>10. Shine a Light on It <br /></strong>Building codes require that staircases have switches at the top and bottom. However, we don’t always use those lights when our hands are full or we don’t want to disturb sleepers in the bedrooms nearby. Motion-activated switches that turn lights on and off automatically are a helpful option.</p><p><strong>11. Block the Bars in the Bathroom <br /></strong>When a grab bar isn’t securely mounted, it’s more likely to become loose and fall off the wall. The best way to prevent this is before the walls are finished by installing horizontal wood “blocking” at the proper height for grab bars in the tub, shower and toilet areas. Installing such blocking is inexpensive and easy to do if you are equipped with the best compound miter saw during construction but can be very costly and disruptive later. Tip: Before the drywall is installed, run a measuring tape from the floor up to the framing and take a picture to document exactly where the blocking has been placed. There are ways to install grab bars without blocking but nothing is more solid and secure than fastening directly to the wood framing.</p><p><strong>12. Open and Close the Door <br /></strong>Doors are the number one obstacle to having a usable bathroom when someone requires assistance or is using a mobility aid. Sometimes an out-swing door works better for a bathroom than an in-swinging one. In other scenarios, a pocket door may be the better solution.</p><p><strong>13. Cut-out the Curb <br /></strong>A shower is generally more usable and safer than a bathtub. Eliminate the typical step-over shower curb for a zero-step solution. If desired, the space can accommodate a frameless glass shower enclosure or, if needed, be converted into a fully-accessible shower for either a seated transfer or roll-in use.</p><p><strong>14. Grab the Grab Bars Now</strong> <br />If the walls are blocked already, install the grab bars. People of all ages can benefit from having something to grab onto near the shower or tub. (I found the grab bars in my bathroom to be quite helpful while I was recovering from shoulder surgery.)</p><p><strong>15. Kitchen Counters – Low, Medium and High</strong> <br />Various height kitchen countertops provide options for use by a child, a tall person and someone who prefers to sit rather than stand while preparing a meal.</p><p><strong>1</strong><strong>6. Put it Away <br /></strong>Provide storage options in locations that don’t require lifting, and include pull-out drawers and trays and other accessories to increase usability. <strong>1</strong></p><p><strong>7. Pick Aging-Friendly Appliances <br /></strong>Consider the design of stoves, dishwashers and refrigerators to minimize or eliminate hazards such as reaching over a hot burner to adjust the controls. Evaluate the design for usability by people with varying abilities and locate the appliances to minimize lifting or bending. For instance, placing a microwave oven above the range is an example of not planning for the future.</p><p><strong>18. Two Sinks are Better Than One <br /></strong>Consider installing a second sink with a pullout spray faucet near the cooking area. Doing so is handy for filling a pot with water for boiling — and then emptying that pot without having to carry it across the kitchen.</p><p><strong>19. Easy In, Easy Out <br /></strong>There should be at least one way to get into the home without having to use steps. Installing a zero-step entry into the house (and into a shower, as noted above and shown at right) solves two of the most challenging obstacles to creating an age-friendly home. If plans include adding a garage or new living space, consider options that will create an entry that can be used by someone using a wheelchair, pushing a baby stroller or dragging wheeled luggage.</p><p><strong>20. Stack the Closets <br /></strong>If a home has multiple levels, locating the closets in the same location on each floor creates space for a future elevator shaft. It might sound extravagant, but more and more houses are including this feature and the cost is minimized when the space is already available. Also, installing an elevator is often an affordable option compared to the cost of selling a home and relocating. If an elevator isn’t needed, the house has two very useful closets.</p><p><strong>21. One-Level Living <br /></strong>In an ideal world, all multistory homes would contain a full bath on the first or entry floor as well as a bedroom or room that could be converted into a bedroom. When building a new residence or renovating one, the existence of these two rooms are key to a home being aging friendly. Look at your home and the spaces in it. A den may become a first floor bedroom, permanently or during a convalescence. A playroom might evolve into an exercise room. You probably won’t anticipate all the future uses of your home, but the benefits of these improvements will be useful today and for many years.</p>

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15 Clever Ways to Clear Off Your Counter Tops

Here is a great article recently published on HGTV.com with tips and tricks to clear off your counter tops. Click here for the whole article see our summary below.

  • Install the simple shelving from IKEA
  • Add a Vertical Layer over your sink
  • Stack linens neatly out of the way with this corner shelf from Joss & Main.
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For more ideas and pictures on saving space on your counter tops read the whole article on HGTV.com


Declare Your Independence and the Freedom to Dream

This 4th Declare Your Independence by Design and Freedom to Dream!

The most well-designed rooms always have an element of the “unexpected”. So, this 4th, declare your Independence with exciting breakthrough design!

Meet Melissa Blassingille; she recently joined the Renowned Renovation team to head up our Dallas Design Services. She specializes in working with condo, townhome, and residential homeowners in Dallas.

If you are ready to transform your old bathroom or kitchen or just getting started thinking about your remodeling project Melissa can help you turn your ideas into reality.

Melissa Blassingille is Renowned Renovation's in-house Design Consultant

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It all starts with a phone consultation, followed by a free in-home estimate.

Once we start making your dream room come to life Melissa will continue to support your project with planning, schematics, selecting finishes and how to access to our secure website with all of the details of you project.

Meanwhile here are great resources to help you Go Fourth and get your creative juice flowing:

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