The new owner purchased this 3 story town home because he loved the layout and the construction, but he disliked the bathrooms, color selections and the loft-like industrial accents the builder installed , and so he started shopping for new a new look. He contacted Renowned Renovation based on a recommendation they received from the staff at the Ferguson Showroom in Dallas.
The master bath had an awkward tub in the corner, 2 separate vanities, a small shower, and the toilet closed off in a small closet.
With the aid of our interior design team we straightened out the bathroom, providing a simple, clean, and functional layout. And the 3 guest bathrooms got new vanities, faucets, lighting, countertops, tile floor, and new tile tub surrounds.
The existing stairs had a steel post & rail system, giving the home an industrial contemporary look.
We added new wood post, maple railings matched to floor, and installed painted wood balusters that restored the arts & crafts, traditional vibe of rest of the home.
I hired Renowned Renovations to renovate my townhome in West Village – this is the first home I have ever owned as well as my first renovation project. When I purchased the home, I knew that I loved the layout but hated the finishings, so as soon as I closed, I immediately started looking for a contractor.
Right away, I was impressed by Grant’s professionalism. After a few minutes of standard pleasantries, he got right down to business. We spent about a half hour walking through each room in my home, talking through what I wanted to do. Based on the walkthrough, Grant quickly turned around a detailed bid, and we started the project shortly thereafter using the bid as our project plan.
In addition to the initial walk-through, I worked with Melissa on a number of aesthetic selections. One area where Melissa played a crucial role was the layout for the master bathroom. I knew the existing layout utilized the space very poorly, but I had no idea how exactly to rearrange everything. Melissa came back with 3 options (one of which we moved forward with), and I know I would never have ended up with the design we landed on without her help.
Due to my short timeframe, we started the project without drawings or precise plans (other than what was prepared for the initial bid). Tyler was incredibly adept at reacting quickly during the project, especially when last minute changes were needed. Overall, we finished within the agreed upon timeframe, and only exceeded the original budget for items I added during the project. All the subs they brought in were great, especially the painters and tile guys. When we did the final walkthrough, there were a few minor issues, but they were fixed in an expeditious manner at no extra charge
The entire house was painted and new Tuftex Carpeting was installed through-out the home.
The owners wanted townhouse master bathroom remodel to update the bath and add new counter-tops, shower, and amenities like a radiant floor heating system. Check out our gallery of bathroom remodels.
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Townhouse Kitchen Remodel | State Thomas District - Uptown Dallas Area
The owners of this beautiful 4 story corner unit town-home in the State Thomas Area in Uptown Dallas wanted to update their townhouse kitchen with new counter-tops, wood floors and painted.
Renowned Renovation replaced the old counter-tops, sinks, lights, and backsplash. Prepped , primed, and painted cabinets. Fabricated and installed Butcher Block Counter for Island. Installed new finished oak hardwood floors to match existing.
I love my new kitchen and I would hire Renowned Renovation again. I highly recommend them for your interior remodeling project.
Why? 1) Excellent work, 2)Punctual, 3) Good Communication, 4) Reasonable Price, 5) Cleaned-up Afterwards, 6) Considerate of my Neighbors, 7) Followed HOA Rules, 8) Stand-by Their Work."
I wanted to remodel the kitchen in our State Thomas District townhouse in the Uptown Dallas area. Through search I found Renowned Renovation along with 2 or 3 other contractors on HomeAdvisor.com and Houzz.com. They were very professional setting up an appointment for a free in-home estimate.
They showed up at the designated time and provided me with a estimate quickly. I had a “vision” in mind and Tyler and Michael made many design suggestions that I hadn’t considered and really added to the overall results. I greatly appreciated their input. Although the price was a little more than the others, I chose Renowned Renovation for my kitchen remodeling project after careful consideration of all the proposals I received.
Key among the deciding factors were Renowned Renovation’s reviews, ratings and “before-and-after” pictures. Tyler was the Supervisor fro my project and my daily contact person. He was great to work with, particularly considering the fact that he had to work around a furnished home and my travel schedule. I had a little bit of a problem with a painting sub-contractor but Tyler and his crew took care of everything.
I love my new kitchen and I would hire Renowned Renovation again. I highly recommend them for your interior remodeling project. Why? 1) Excellent work, 2)Punctual, 3) Good communication, 4) Reasonable price, 5) Cleaned up afterwards, 6) Considerate of my neighbors, 7) Followed HOA rules, 8) Stand by their work.”
Tony L. Townhouse Owner and HOA Member
Congratulations on being a condo owner. Your king of your condo castle.
Until you try to remodel it.
Condominium Owner Associations’ have control over the types of alterations that can be made, who can make them, and the materials that can be used. If you don’t follow their rules, you could be forced to undo the work. Or worse.
As an owner of a condo, your own 2 types of property.
Considering your property is within the confines of an Associations’ guidelines, they too, have a certain responsibilities and say over what happens in, around and within your condominium. As a condo owner, you have to walk a fine line of what you want to do with your home and what you’re allowed to do. Luckily for you the pros at Renowned Renovation understand how to ask the right questions and coordinate with management and Board of Directors on your behalf.
Working with home owner associations or the property management companies they hire can seem to be slow and annoying. You may be tempted to just say “I own this condo and I’ll do what I want with it!” Please don’t be a condo owner who remodels a bathroom or kitchen only to have the HOA or Condominium Association find out and demand an inspection.
They might find something that is against the rules and condo owners can be charged fines and forced to stop their renovation project and be have to start over – beginning with paperwork
Here are some things that you should consider before you get started:
• Get a copy of your condo’s status certificate and read it thoroughly. The certificate has all the rules governing your condo, including whether special permissions are needed, what can be altered in the unit (your condo) and what the common elements are. Common elements are the parts of the condo taken care of by the condo corporation (often things like front doors, windows, balconies, plumping, electrical, even AC and heating units in some cases) and these most often have to be left as-is.
• Ask questions in writing. Status certificates are often written by lawyers – so it’s not unusual for certain things to appear less than clear. If you have questions about what’s allowed or what you need permissions for, ask your condo owners association or management company…preferably by e-mail.
• Consider a contractor like Renowned Renovation with condo experience. Why? Many have rules about when construction work can be done, and these times are often limited to 9 – 5 on weekdays only. These hours are designed to minimize the impact on your neighbors, If you have a job, maybe you can get the time off to complete your project during the day, but chances are, you’ll need to hire someone. Look for professionals who understand the constraints normally in place with condos. Ask for a list of condo owners we have worked with in Dallas. We can also provide references from condo owners association and condominium property managers.
• Your Association and/or its management will require you submit all your plans and confirm them with the appropriate parties. There are certain things – like knocking down a wall, altering plumbing, electrical, or coring in post tension slabs – that will absolutely require proper planning and permissions. Other things will depend on what’s in your status certificate. If you’re unsure, ask – and if you need to, share your plans in writing and get the formal approvals you need before you begin. Be sure to investigate whether mid-job inspections by the condo association are required. These are the things that a professional condo remodeling company like Renowned Renovation will handle for you.
We will make all the arrangements with on-site staff. We like to start off on the right foot by properly booking parking (if available), the freight elevator for materials (if available) and giving your condo’s security, doormen, or other staff a heads up on who is going to be coming and going from your unit. If your renovation involves access to the building’s main electrical or plumbing system, we make all those arrangements ahead of time.
We make sure workers are in-the-know. Since you won’t be around to hover over the work, we make sure the people doing the renovations firmly understand the rules (like when quitting time is) and what to do in an emergency.
We act in your place as a good neighbor and make sure your home and other owners are treated with respect. You don’t need your neighbors’ permission to do approved work in your condo (nor should you try to seek it!), but we can all admit it’s annoying to live next to a construction zone)
Congratulations on being a condo owner. You’r the king of your condo castle.
Until you try to remodel it.