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Hi-Rise Condo Renaissance Featuring Renowned Cabinets

Renowned wins Dallas Contractor of the Year Award

Renowned Renovation Official 2019 Dallas NARI Contractor of the Year for Whole House $250,000 - $500,000 Remodel


Renowned Renovation Official 2019 Dallas NARI Contractor of the Year for Whole House $250,000 - $500,000 Remodel


This NARI award-winning remodeling project involved innovative use of materials: Exposed Concrete Beams/Columns, Waterfall Countertops, Floating Shelves matched to the Hardwood Flooring, multiple flooring transitions, intricate Tile Work, and Custom Cabinetry. The finished home features Cambria Surfaces, DuChateau Hardwoods, fixtures by WaterWorks, TruStile Doors, Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, Zoom-Room, and Renowned Custom Cabinetry.

Renowned specializes in high-quality Kitchen and Bathrooms renovations, Cabinetry and Hunter Douglas Window Fashions. Please call to schedule a free in-home estimate or an appointment at our Highland Park showroom or email info@RenownedRenovation.com for more information.

The floors are DuChâteau's The Riverstone Collection™, which is an evolution of hand-sculpted hardwood flooring that blends beautifully with interiors old and new. The natural distressing and raised knots give the floors a raw and organic contour that feels comforting beneath the feet. The DuChâteau®, The Riverstone Collection™ effortlessly merges modern and rustic design to create a truly original and inspiring floor.

Living Room After Remodeling


Zoom-Room Remote Controlled Murphy Bed


Kitchen After Remodeling


Master Bathroom


Laundry Room


Du Chateau Danbe Hardwood Floors


Tile Floors

The owners wanted to update their condo with an open floor plan, raised ceilings, new kitchen, new bathrooms and tile floors, and a new multi-use living room with hardwood floors.

The client engaged SHM Architects to take their vision, design a new layout, and create the permit-ready plans .

Working closely with the owners, the city, the Homeowners Association (HOA) and the property management team Renowned Renovation ensured all the plans, permits, and work complied with rules and regulations to deliver a well-built home with meticulous detailing and high-end materials. Our project management app, BuilderTrend keep everyone in the loop and help create little or no stress for the owners. We completed the condo remodeling project on schedule and in the budget.

In compliance with the Condo HOA rules, remodeling work could only occur on weekdays, between 9 o’clock in the morning and 5 o’clock in the evenings. Everything that had to be removed or installed had to be scheduled and highly coordinated because there were limited street-only parking and there was no storage area. Everything had to be moved in and out using a 6′-by-6′ elevator 15 stories each way. We took many elevator rides during this high rise condo remodeling project on schedule and in the budget.

In compliance with the Condo HOA rules, remodeling work could only occur on weekdays, between 9 o’clock in the morning and 5 o’clock in the evenings. Everything that had to be removed or installed had to be scheduled and highly coordinated because there were limited street-only parking and there was no storage area. Everything had to be moved in and out using a 6′-by-6′ elevator 15 stories each way. We took many elevator rides during this high rise condo remodeling project!

One challenging element of remodeling this high-rise condo was that the owners wanted to raise the ceilings as high as was possible which required that we replace most of the legacy wiring, fixtures, and the air conditioner ducts needed for the new HVAC system to effectively heat and cool the home. One challenge we discovered after the demo was to achieve the open kitchen concept it was necessary to move a roof drain.To obtain approval we needed an engineering assessment, code compliance expert, variance from the City of Dallas, approval from the HOA, coordination with HOA’s roofers, coring a new hole in the roof deck, and finally plumbing the new roof drain location.

The owners’ selection of materials, fixtures, appliances, furniture-grade custom cabinets, and the remote-controlled hideaway Murphy bed reflected their desire for function, luxury, durability, and style.

It was a pleasure working with and installing leading-edge products like Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, Cambria Surfaces, DuChateau Wood Flooring, Fixtures by WaterWorks, TruStile Doors, and Renowned Cabinetry

High Rise Condominium Penthouse Remodel

High Rise Condo Remodeling at The Travis

Dallas Penthouse Condo Remodel at The Travis @ Katy Trail Dallas

The owners wanted to update their condo with an open floor plan, raised ceilings, new kitchen, new bathrooms and tile floors, and a new multi-use living room with hardwood floors.

The client engaged SHM Architects to take their vision, design a new layout, and create the permit-ready plans .

Working closely with the owners, the city, the Homeowners Association (HOA) and the property management team Renowned Renovation ensured all the plans, permits, and work complied with rules and regulations to deliver a well-built home with meticulous detailing and high-end materials. Our project management app, BuilderTrend keep everyone in the loop and help create little or no stress for the owners. We completed the condo remodeling project on schedule and in the budget.

In compliance with the Condo HOA rules, remodeling work could only occur on weekdays, between 9 o’clock in the morning and 5 o’clock in the evenings. Everything that had to be removed or installed had to be scheduled and highly coordinated because there were limited street-only parking and there was no storage area. Everything had to be moved in and out using a 6′-by-6′ elevator 15 stories each way. We took many elevator rides during this high rise condo remodeling project on schedule and in the budget.

In compliance with the Condo HOA rules, remodeling work could only occur on weekdays, between 9 o’clock in the morning and 5 o’clock in the evenings. Everything that had to be removed or installed had to be scheduled and highly coordinated because there were limited street-only parking and there was no storage area. Everything had to be moved in and out using a 6′-by-6′ elevator 15 stories each way. We took many elevator rides during this high rise condo remodeling project ? !

One challenging element of remodeling this high-rise condo was that the owners wanted to raise the ceilings as high as was possible which required that we replace most of the legacy wiring, fixtures, and the air conditioner ducts needed for the new HVAC system to effectively heat and cool the home. One challenge we discovered after the demo was to achieve the open kitchen concept it was necessary to move a roof drain.To obtain approval we needed an engineering assessment, code compliance expert, variance from the City of Dallas, approval from the HOA, coordination with HOA’s roofers, coring a new hole in the roof deck, and finally plumbing the new roof drain location.

The owners’ selection of materials, fixtures, appliances, furniture-grade custom cabinets, and the remote-controlled hideaway Murphy bed reflected their desire for function, luxury, durability, and style.

It was a pleasure working with and installing leading-edge products like Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, Cambria Surfaces, DuChateau Wood Flooring, Fixtures by WaterWorks, TruStile Doors, and Renowned Cabinetry

The floors are DuChâteau's The Riverstone Collection™, which is an evolution of hand-sculpted hardwood flooring that blends beautifully with interiors old and new. The natural distressing and raised knots give the floors a raw and organic contour that feels comforting beneath the feet. The DuChâteau®, The Riverstone Collection™ effortlessly merges modern and rustic design to create a truly original and inspiring floor.

Living Room After Remodeling


Zoom-Room Remote Controlled Murphy Bed


Kitchen After Remodeling


Master Bathroom


Laundry Room


Du Chateau Danbe Hardwood Floors


Tile Floors

Townhouse Kitchen Remodeling | Hugo Place at State Thomas Uptown Dallas,Texas 75204

Townhouse Kitchen Remodel | State Thomas District - Uptown Dallas Area

Townhouse Kitchen Remodel Dallas

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.

After Renowned Renovation

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."

Tonya L
State Thomas Area Townhouse Owner and HOA Member

Before Renowned Renovation


Townhouse Remodeling | State Thomas – Uptown Dallas, Texas

Owner’s Review

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

Tonya L 

Contact us for a free consultation and estimate today.

High-Rise Condo: Master Bathroom Remodel | Travis at Katy Trail, Dallas,Texas 75205

Hi-Rise Condo Remodeling Master Bathroom | The Travis at Katy Trail | Dallas Texas

Condo Remodeling: New Master Bathroom with Steamroom

Master Bath - Personal Spa After a Renowned Renovation

Renowned Renovations did a total master bathroom remodel project for me and it tuned out so much better than I thought it could.

Grant and Michael are great to work with, they are responsive and helped with every aspect of the project. They met several times in the beginning to walk through and plan my project, the estimate was up front and no changes or surprises were made during the project and at end they walked through to make sure all the small details were taken care of.

Several things brought me to rate them 5 stars, first was the skill of the people they choose to contract with. The tile guys, painters and plumbers really took honest pride in their work and detail and I could tell they were as invested in having a nicely done project as I was.

Second was their flexibility, this was my first experience with a remodel and they worked with me on every change I wanted to make, even when some of the original job was already done for example the tile floor for the shower and the paint color which I changed several times.

I am having them do 2 more remodel jobs in my home which is the biggest compliment I could give. The plumbing company sent the wrong faucet to my home for the plumbers to install and despite it being installed they took care of getting it done right and changed it out which required re-cutting into the thole they just finished and didn't charge me at all. To the finish of the project they continued to finalize all the small details to make sure I was happy with the work and the design.

Brian R
High-Rise Condo Owner and HOA Member

After Renowned Renovation

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Master Bath Before Renowned Renovation


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High-Rise Condo Master Bathroom Remodeling | The Travis at Katy Trail | Dallas Texas

The owner of this luxury The Travis high-rise condo in the heart of the popular Knox District neighborhood wanted to update his master bathroom and transform it into his own personal spa, We designed a room designed to intensify the daily shower experience with a steam shower, chromatherapy and multiple showerheads that provide a relaxing steam with a massage like a soft summer rain or a Swedish masseuse on steroids.

We managed the client’s project using our Interior Remodeling ​Platform powered by BuilderTrend that allowed us to communicate and collaborate on design, selections, budgets, change orders, calendar and to-do lists.

Renowned Renovations did a total master bathroom remodel project for me and it tuned out so much better than I thought it could.

Grant and Michael are great to work with, they are responsive and helped with every aspect of the project. They met several times in the beginning to walk through and plan my project, the estimate was up front and no changes or surprises were made during the project and at end they walked through to make sure all the small details were taken care of.

Several things brought me to rate them 5 stars, first was the skill of the people they choose to contract with. The tile guys, painters and plumbers really took honest pride in their work and detail and I could tell they were as invested in having a nicely done project as I was.

Second was their flexibility, this was my first experience with a remodel and they worked with me on every change I wanted to make, even when some of the original job was already done for example the tile floor for the shower and the paint color which I changed several times.

I am having them do 2 more remodel jobs in my home which is the biggest compliment I could give. The plumbing company sent the wrong faucet to my home for the plumbers to install and despite it being installed they took care of getting it done right and changed it out which required re-cutting into the thole they just finished and didn’t charge me at all. To the finish of the project they continued to finalize all the small details to make sure I was happy with the work and the design.

Brian R. Condo Owner & HOA Member @ The Travis

For your free consultation call (972) 232-7122, visit our online booking page or our contact page.

 

Remodeling Do’s and Don’ts: For Condo Owners

Thinking about remodeling your condominium? Read this first

Thinking about remodeling your condominium? Read this first!

DallasVoice.com interview with the founder of Renowned Renovation – Grant Woodruf, on the do’s and don’ts when in comes to condo remodeling.

The process of renovating a kitchen or bathroom can be intimidating. Where to start? What factors do you want to take into consideration? Should you really paint those Shaker cabinets purple?

The struggle gets even more real when you’re taking on a renovation at a condo, high-rise or other multi-family residence — there are usually unforeseen restrictions, extra costs and that grouchy HOA president to deal with.

Great Spaces Logo bugThat doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t get a killer new kitchen or the bathroom of your dreams just because you don’t live in a house. You just have to get off on the right foot and minimalize surprises (and costs). Ben Trager, specializes in condo/town homes redos and suggests a few things to consider for a successful remodel.

Consider your budget. Woodruff suggests first looking online to see what you like and what direction you’d like to go (Houzze.com and Pinterest are great places to start). “You can find all types of looks, and almost have what you want picked out from other people’s stuff,” he says. “Then it comes down to how much you want to spend.” When it comes to the latter, be realistic. “People say, I watch HGTV and they did a whole kitchen for $12,000. That’s not real. That does not exist.”

Find the right contractor. “Renovation is like a puzzle,” Woodruff says. “There

will be a lot of unknown issues, so you need people who can problem solve properly.”

He notes that it’s not that hard to get a contracting license in Dallas, so it’s easy to fall prey to someone who doesn’t really have the chops to deliver. Don’t be afraid to take some pre-emptive steps to make sure your contractor is fully qualified. “Ask them, ‘Do you have reviews online? Can you provide a copy of your certificate of insurance? The names and email address of three references? The size, scope and completion date of three projects?” says Woodruff.

Consider condo conundrums. Units in multi-family buildings are harder to renovate, which leads to extra challenges… and extra costs. Makes sure you work with your contractor to communicate with your HOA and condo board to answer questions and understand regulations. “In a condo, your wires and your plumbing run through a wall you don’t own. You can only work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You may only have water shut off once a month,” Woodruff notes. The right expert plumber in Sydney will work with you and your HOA to reduce unforeseen issues.

Think about your market value. Of course you want to update, but make sure you don’t go overboard into a trend that will die out — a dated look will turn off buyers should you decide to sell. “What I tell clients is, unless you don’t care and this the home you’re gonna die in, make sure your home has transitional elements — a little bit of everything that blends really well. You don’t want to date yourself but don’t go so far off the cuff it makes it hard for a buyer,” Woodruff says. “You don’t want people to either love it hate it.”

Be willing to compromise. New shower! Subway tile! Top-end finishes! It’s all so exciting!

It’s easy to get carried away, but know from the start that, between your condo restrictions and your budget, you might have to sacrifice a few things. Woodruff mentions a recent client who required a creative solution. “He wanted a hall bath, steam showers, shower body sprayers.” Re-doing the plumbing was getting more and more complicated and expensive. “In a high rise, everything is integrated,” Woodruff says. “Can this little ol’ water line provide water for all these sprayers you want?” The solution: Woodruff installed water pump in the bathroom. “It saved him $25,000,” he says. “It rattles a bit, but we’ll take that for $25,000.”

— Jonanna Widner

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 21, 2017.

Condo Owners: Read This Before You Remodel!

Congratulations on being a condo owner. Your king of your condo castle.
Until you try to remodel it.

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See how Renowned Renovation works with remodeling clients to keep them updated on their projects with their own personalized condo remodeling website and mobile App powered by BuilderTrend

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.

  • Property that you own, it’s in your name, and you’re responsible for. In a condo that depends on the declaration but typically includes everything from the sheet-rock in.
  • other property that you own is called common element and includes roof, electrical, wiring, plumbing, front doors, windows, sub-floor/slab, and framing/structural members. Again, this is all dependent on your declaration.

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.

How to Hire the Best Remodeling Company in Dallas

How to Hire Best Dallas Remodeling Company

 

If you live in Dallas and intend to remodel your home in the near future, it’s in your best interest to hire the best Dallas remodeling company you can. Hiring a remodeling contractor is like hiring a doctor for your house. You want the most experienced. The original builder is long gone and what is behind the sheet rock is really an unknown. As a homeowner you need a team of professionals who understands the local Dallas area, how the local homes and condos were originally built and knows how to deal with any remodeling issues that can and do occur. 

When you hire the best and brightest in the industry, you all but guarantee that everything goes as smooth as possible during renovations. Otherwise you’ll feel upset and cheated if your newly remodeled home doesn’t look as beautiful as expected or the unexpected change orders drive up the cost.

Hiring the best company to remodel your Dallas home isn’t going to be the easiest thing to accomplish if you don’t know what to look for.

To help you make the perfect choice, we’d like to share our seven step verification process. If you follow these steps as we lay them out to you today, you’ll have no problem finding the best Dallas home remodeling company that money can buy.

  1. Visit the Local Dallas Remodeling Company’s Website
    Before you begin calling companies to provide an appraisal, it’s best to start out on the web instead.Why begin the search online?Well, it’s easy to get a feel for the company by looking at their website. You can find out about pricing, availability, and you can read testimonials and look at pictures of previous job sites.This information is invaluable during the elimination process. Just by the website alone, you’ll be able to eliminate potential remodeling companies if you aren’t satisfied with the look and feel of their site. Look for personal bio’s and research who is going to be in your home.
  1. Make Sure Each Local Dallas Remodeling Company Has a Physical Office
    This may seem like a strange request, but it actually makes a lot of sense after we explain it.Fly-by-night Dallas remodeling companies spring up from time to time. In an effort to prevent getting burned by an illegitimate business, we tell our readers to make sure the companies they consider have an actual physical address.Take some time to stop by their location and verify that it’s real. You don’t necessarily have to walk in if you don’t want to, but make sure the actual office does exist.
  1. Read Online Reviews for Local Dallas Remodeling Companies
    The easiest way learn valuable information about a company is to read online reviews from previous customers. First, look them up on web. A general search will turn up a lot if they are established. The website should also showcase detailed testimonials with photos of the project; before, during, and after the renovation.And check out their reviews while you are there. If you read about too many negative remarks or complaints, you’ll know that this isn’t the best company to remodel your home.Search each Dallas remodeling company in Google and see what pops up. If there are negative reviews, read them and find out where the company went wrong. And if there are positive reviews, read them as well and find out why this previous customer was so happy with their service.
  1. Ask for References to Call. And then Call Them.
    Don’t just hire any Dallas remodeling company without calling references first. You might end up finding out the hard way that the company you hired wasn’t as good as they seemed.Instead, call the references that they provide you. Ask them about their experience with the remodeling company.Find out if they installed quality bathroom and kitchen equipment. Ask the previous customer if they were happy with the overall experience.If your phone calls to references are positive, keep this remodeling company in mind because they sound like a keeper.
  1. Ask to Visit a Job Site Near You
    The best way to see a remodeling company action is to visit them at a job site.During this visit, pay close attention to everything that they do. Make sure you are 100% satisfied with their work before ever hiring them.
  1. Do They Have an App for Homeowners to Monitor Their Projects?
    At this point, many Dallas companies are providing homeowners with an app or project management software that allows clients to monitor the remodeling project.An app is an amazing tool because it lets you check in on the job’s progression from wherever you are. If you’re at work and curious about the status of your home, you can log on to the app and find out what the remodeling company is currently working on and who is currently on your project.
  1. Do They Offer a Warranty?
    Every remodeling company worth its weight in gold is ready and willing to offer their customers a warranty.In this warranty, the company will guarantee their work. And if you are unhappy with their work for any reason, they will fix defects in workmanship for free.The longer the warranty, the better off you’ll be. On average, you should expect the remodeling company’s warranty to last for at least a year.

Conclusion

Do you recognize the value of our seven step verification process? If you use this process while choosing your next Dallas remodeling company, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect solution to meet your needs.

Do yourself a huge favor and give this verification process a try sooner rather than later. Or just call us first because when it comes to hiring in the best remodeling contractor in Dallas—we wrote the book. Or at least we listened to our clients when they referred us to their friends and then we wrote the book.

Any Questions? Just Call (972) 232-7122.

Make the Most of Your Kitchen Storage Space

Add Kitchen Storage Space when Remodeling

Add Kitchen Storage Space when Remodeling

The kitchen is often considered the most important room in the home, especially around the holidays. It’s where the family meets, eats and even entertains. But when your kitchen counters are covered with appliances, spices and utensils, working or entertaining comfortably can be a tall order. You may want to get more cupboards Perth to help store everything. Use these five ideas to better organize kitchen storage space.

1. Creative Cabinetry — Underutilized spaces, such as counter ends and corners, are ideal for adding storage. Everyone knows about Lazy Susans, but what about corner or curved drawers?

2. Spice Storage — Whether you show them off or tuck them away in a drawer, there are better ways to store spices than sitting them on the kitchen counter. Stick them to the refrigerator using magnets or make your own spice rack out of a wooden pallet.

3. Wall Hangings — While many households limit pegboard use to the garage, Julia Child, the undisputed queen of the kitchen, used them for storing cooking utensils. Pegboards have the advantage of being inexpensive as well as trendy.

4. Knife Placement — The traditional wooden block keeps your knives contained, but it also takes up valuable counter space. Consider adding a magnetic strip to hold your knives or installing a slim knife drawer under your cabinets.

5. Dish Display — If you found that perfect ceramic platter while on vacation or you have an expensive set of china from the wedding that you rarely use, don’t waste cabinet space hiding them away. Instead, add display shelves and show off those conversation pieces.

If you need help designing your new kitchen give us call. We are a full service interior remodeling and renovation company that specializes in residential kitchens and bathrooms.

Demystifying the Cost of a Luxury Bathroom Remodel

Looking to remodel your bathroom? According to HomeAdvisor.com, you can expect to spend between anywhere between $13,000 and $20,000 on a luxury bathroom remodel. Where does that money go? Is it necessary to do it all at once? With these questions in mind, we’ve demystified the cost of a luxury bathroom remodel based on common luxury bathroom remodeling projects.

Sink

Installing a new sink could cost anywhere from $190 on the low end to $6,500 on the high end. Luxury sinks, however, don’t always come with a four-figure price tag. Countertop sinks, for example, start at just a few hundred dollars.

Bathroom Cabinetry

Installing new bathroom cabinets can take a huge bite out of any bathroom remodeling budget with prices running anywhere from $1,200 to $13,000. Refinishing your existing cabinets could give your bathroom a luxury look but at a fraction of the cost.

Luxury Bathtubs

According to BadeloftUSA.com, modern freestanding bathtub can redefine your existing bathroom, giving it both a focal point and transforming the room into a luxurious and irresistible retreat. HomeAdvisor.com estimates the price range for a new bathtub installation to be from $400 to $8,000. Freestanding tubs fall somewhere in the middle, yet they’re about as luxurious a choice as you can make.

Bathroom Flooring

Here’s another area where prices fluctuate dramatically. HomeAdvisor puts the range between $800 to $7,000. No matter which materials you choose, flooring is a big job and is often best done as part of a larger bathroom remodeling project.

Bathroom Lighting Fixtures

This type of project can be completed relatively quickly by competent doit-yourselfers or with the help of a handyman or electrician balga.Upgrading your bathroom lighting fixtures can cost anywhere from $120 to $4,000 or more.

Other Quick Fixes

New bathroom faucets, bathtub fillers, or even a fresh coat of paint are other quick fixes that could add a touch of elegance to your bathroom. Costs, of course, will vary based on the choices you make.

Remodeling a bathroom is not an all-or-nothing proposition. As the list above shows, it is possible to break bathroom remodeling projects down into smaller individual projects. You don’t necessarily need to wait to get started on creating the luxury bathroom you’ve always dreamed of. Splurging on even one item, such as a freestanding bathtub, could be all it takes to transform your bathroom into one of luxury and relaxation.