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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

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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

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Highland Park Master Bathroom Remodel April 2017

Elegant Traditional Master Bath Remodel

This elegant home on Beverly Drive in Highland Park, Texas received a sheik Southern makeover by renowned designer Mary McWilliam founder of Mary Mac & Company. Mary McWilliams has been immersed in design for two decades and is based out of Atlanta Georgia.

Renowned Renovation fabricated and/or installed the selected free standing tub, steam shower, new custom cabinets, quartzite counters, and tile.

Interior Remodeling | Free Standing Single Family Home | Master Bathroom

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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.

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

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

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.

Kitchen Update – Dallas Mid Rise Condo

The new owners of this 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo in The Terrace Condominiums , a luxury mid rise condominium building in Victory Park located at 2323 Houston St, which exemplifies Dallas luxury and style contacted Renowned Renovation to update their Kitchen.

 

We worked with the original designer and he provided us the specs for the flooring, paint colors, silestone counter-tops, backs-plash, and lighting as you can see below.

 

Do You Need Replacement Windows?

Replacement windows may not be your top priority when it comes to home improvements or remodeling your home, but getting your windows replaced is at times a need that you cannot ignore. Whether you’ve bought an ancient home the windows of which need replacement, or your windows have finally given in to the sleet and rain after completing their lifetime, there are instances where replacing your old windows is the only option for you.Continue reading

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Need a Mortgage Loan for Dallas Fixer-Upper: Consider FHA 203k Loans

What Are the Pros and Cons of  FHA 203k Loans?

Renowned Renovations is a FHA 203k approved Remodeling Company, which is required for a FHA 203k loan.

The main benefit of FHA 203k loans is that they give you the ability to buy a home in need of repairs that you might not otherwise have been able to afford to buy. Plus, the down payment requirements are minimal, and often you get decent interest rates (note that the interest rates and discount points will vary by 203k lender, so it’s important to make sure that you’re getting a good deal on the loan).

The downsides are that not all properties qualify, there are limits on the funding you can get and applying for the loan isn’t easy. For example, to apply for the loan you may need to hire an independent consultant to prepare the exhibits required (to get the loan, you have to provide a detailed proposal of the work you want to do and cost estimates for each item). Get more information on 203k loans.

About 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance

Limited 203(k) Mortgage

FHA’s Limited 203(k) program permits homebuyers and homeowners to finance up to $35,000 into their mortgage to repair, improve, or upgrade their home. Homebuyers and homeowners can quickly and easily tap into cash to pay for property repairs or improvements, such as those identified by a home inspector or an FHA appraiser. Homeowners can make property repairs, improvements, or prepare their home for sale.  Homebuyers can make their new home move-in ready by remodeling the kitchen, painting the interior or purchasing new carpet.

203(k) Mortgage

The Section 203(k) program is FHA’s primary program for the rehabilitation and repair of single-family properties. As such, it is an important tool for community and neighborhood revitalization, as well as to expand homeownership opportunities.

Uptown Dallas Bathroom Remodel Pictures

This Uptown bathroom remodeling project transformed an older Uptown bathroom into a trendy new bathroom! This shower is a great showcase of how today's bathrooms are changing.

These uptown Dallas bathroom remodel pictures show the bathroom before and after Renowned Renovation updated the counter tops, added a tiled shower and refinished the bathroom vanities. Call today for your in-home estimate.

Here are some of the most common bathroom remodeling trends that we are seeing in Dallas:

  1. Heated Floors & Towel Racks are luxurious upgrades. The radiant heat keeps your feet warm even on the cold wet rainy days!
  2. Multiple Shower Heads are on the way out. More and more people remodeling their shower with high tech sprayer heads, steam, and multiple water jets. Built-in shower stools add a nice touch of luxury.
  3. More people are adding daring designs with light fixtures that wouldn’t normally be found in a bathroom.
  4. Many bathroom remodels are geared towards neutral colors, with the tiles being the design element that adds the pizzazz.
  5. Adding Music: Connected digital bathrooms are becoming a greater part of any remodel. Many people want their bathroom remodel to include wireless sound systems and mobile hot spots.

For more of the latest design trends, contact Renowned Renovation . We can make your dream bathroom remodeling project in Dallas come to life!

Another Kitchen Remolding and Renovation by your North Dallas Kitchen Remodeling Professionals – Renowned Renovation

The new owners of this 1980’s ranch style home in North Dallas’ Prestonwood neighborhood had the house they were looking for, but wanted their kitchen to have an open, modern feel. To open up the kitchen, we took out two walls and an outdated wet bar, and added three LVL beams to create a large, open space. The owners wanted their kitchen to have a centerpiece that would accentuate their modern space, and decided to go with a waterfall style island that would be large enough to serve as an informal dining area. With these custom cabinets, quartz counter-tops, glass tile back-splash, and light colors, the end product has become a focal point that the family can enjoy for years to come.

Don’t Get Ripped Off on Granite Countertops This Summer!

granite countertopsAngie’s List has a warning out for anyone looking for new countertops. In a syndicated column appearing in newspapers around the country, Angie’s List writer Oseye Boyd warns homeowners to watch out for deals that are too good to be true.

For instance, if someone offers you a great deal on discount granite for $29.99 a square foot, then they may be hiding the true costs of the job in the labor costs. It’s easy to offer a low square-foot price when you’re actually charging $500 per hour for your time and labor.

That’s why you should always ask what exactly is included in the square-foot price, to avoid surprises down the line. For instance, some contractors might charge you extra for the granite countertop edge, driving up the price after you’ve accepted the job.

And if someone says they have some wonderful granite countertops left over from a previous job, run the other way.

Bathroom Remodeling Tips: How To Get a Fair Price on Granite Countertop Installation
Boyd writes for Angie’s List that entry-level granite countertops usually cost $55 to $65 per square foot, while luxury materials often cost more. But when asking for a quote from home improvement contractors, ask for a quote on the entire job, not just the materials.
One granite countertop expert warned, “Don’t worry about the square foot cost because that’s such a small part of it. Unless you know what’s included in the square foot, it’s so irrelevant.”

Whether you’re looking for new granite countertops for your kitchen, bathroom, or a really weird bedroom, there’s a reason this material is so popular. Not only is it an attractive surface that somehow looks both modern and classic simultaneously, but properly cared-for granite countertops can last for 50 years or more without a single scratch.

Compared to most other materials inside the average bathroom, that makes granite nigh indestructible.

In a survey from the National Association of Home Builders, bathroom remodeling was the #1 most requested job, and 78% of all home renovations included bathroom remodeling. And in a survey from popular home improvement site Houzz, 60% of users said they were planning to remodel the master bathroom.

Because bathrooms are some of the most used rooms in a home, and because they’re subject to high moisture levels, these rooms need renovation more frequently than most rooms. So long as you get a fair price from reputable bathroom remodeling contractors, granite countertops are in ideal choice for homeowners. They’re some of the most durable, attractive types of countertops available today.