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Master Bathroom Remodel University Park Texas 75205

Classic Master Bathroom Remodel in University Park by Renowned Renovation.

Selections: Avanity-Modero-Vanity – Herring-Bone-Carrera-Marble-Tile- Glass-Block-Window – Mariposa-Apron-Front-Tub- Shower-Glass and Pendent-Lights

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. 


New Shower Spa System: Master Bathroom Remodel

​Renowned Renovation was awarded a master bath renovation at this lovely Tudor home in the Swiss Avenue Conservation District in Dallas, Texas. With the help of an architect, Alicia Quintans of JQAQ Atelier, this bathroom has several styles paired perfectly to obtain the elegance of the 1920's yet welcome the modern look and performance that the homeowners wanted.

The owners wanted to create a luxurious spa experience in the privacy of their home with a soothing steam shower.

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Our team installed a new shower/spa system with frameless floor-to-ceiling shower glass walls, steam accessories, new floating vanity, wall hung commode and tile. With limited space in the shower area, we got creative & built a platform above the shower to encapsulate the steam generator and thermostatic shower valve, allowing the homeowner to get the maximum storage space in the bathroom. The custom curved shower bench was created with cinder blocks & mortar and tiled with glass mosaic allowing the foot of the shower-bench to transition seamlessly into the hexagon shower floor tile.

By pairing the dark matte tile for the shower walls, the homeowners are now able to enjoy an authentic spa experience in the comfort of their own home. The tile choices are amazing and unique. We loved the Arabascato marble tile selected for the bathroom floor and closet and the 4x12 subway tile allowing it all to flow together in perfect harmony!

Products Installed

Our team installed a new shower/spa system with frameless floor-to-ceiling shower glass walls, steam accessories, new floating vanity, wall hung commode and tile.

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Kohler Jute Vanity K-99550 Walnut Flax

Dallas Bathroom Remodel with Kohler Wall Mount Toilet

Shower wall tile: PIETRE DEL NORD™ Detroit from Emser Tile (color discontinued)

Shower Bench tile: CLIO ™ MOSAIC TILE color BOREAS Daltile

Shower Floor tile: VINTAGE HEX color wisdom white from Daltile

Floor tiles: MS International Arabescato Carrara Basketweave Honed

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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Renowned Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Renowned Custom Furniture Grade Kitchen Cabinets installed as part of a modern-farmhouse renovation.

Renowned Custom Kitchen Cabinets with THEORY™ glazed porcelain tile floor

What is the best countertop material? Quartz, Marble or Granite?

When it comes to countertops, granite, marble and quartz all have their pros and cons. In fact, in many ways, they’re all pretty similar, which can make it difficult for homeowners to choose which material they’d like to use. 

What are Granite, Marble and Quartz?

Let’s start with granite. It’s a natural stone composed of a variety of different materials, including quartz, mica and more. It comes in a variety of colors and every slab is unique because it’s mined, not manufactured.

Marble, like granite, is a natural stone (limestone) and every slab is unique. In general, the coloration is more consistent with a more visible pattern than granite.

Quartz counters aren’t technically pure natural stone. While most slabs are at least 92 percent quartz, the rest is made up pigment and the resin used to bind the crushed quartz together. That’s why quartz is usually referred to as engineered stone.

Granite vs. Marble vs. Quartz

Durability

All three material options are known for their durability. Granite, marble and quartz can last up to 20 years or more with proper care. They’re also all heat-resistant.

Scratch & Chip Resistance

Marble is the softest of all three materials, which means that it can be scratched or chipped the most easily. Granite is the second softest, making quartz the most resistant to lasting damage.

Natural?

All three materials are “natural” in the sense that they’re stone. But only granite and marble qualify as “natural stone” because they don’t go through a manufacturing process - they’re mined as-is. Quartz is “engineered” because it’s crushed and mixed with pigment.

To some, this difference doesn’t matter much. To others, “natural” is the main point of differentiation. They wouldn’t choose laminate floors over hardwood, so why would they choose engineered stone over natural stone?

Stains & Hygiene

Granite and marble are porous materials, which means that spilled liquids can potentially seep into the counter and stain it. Marble especially is more vulnerable to acidic liquids like wine and juice. Those pores can also potentially harbor hard-to-reach bacteria and germs.

Quartz, on the other end, is non-porous. It doesn’t stain or harbor bacteria nearly as easily. That also makes it easier to clean.

Maintenance

One of the major downsides of marble and granite: maintenance. Since both are porous, both need to be sealed at installation. They’ll also need to be resealed every one or two years. Because it isn’t porous, quartz doesn’t need to be sealed like this.

Unique Look

Every single slab of marble and granite is unique because it is mined, not manufactured. That means you’ll never have to worry about someone else having the same counters as you do.

Quartz, on the other hand, is engineered in a certain way, which means that many slabs might look similar and won’t look quite as “natural” as granite or marble.

Variety

While every granite and marble slab is unique, they often have a similar feel because they’re formed in a certain way. And while there are many different colors and types of granite and marble available, the variety isn’t endless.

Quartz, on the other hand, can be mixed with a huge number of different pigments, which means there’s a larger variety of more consistent colors available.

Cost

If you want quality counters, then there’s no good “cheap” option. Neither granite nor marble nor quartz are cheap, though some slabs are less expensive than others.

The most affordable slabs of granite and quartz start at around the same price point (around $75 - $80 per square foot). Marble starts at around $100 per square foot.

On the higher end, quartz is the least expensivee (around $140 per square foot) followed by granite ($175 per square foot) and then marble ($200 per square foot).

So what’s the best material for counters? Granite, marble or quartz?

There’s no one “best” material. It depends on what your major concerns are.

Quartz is often the most affordable option. It’s also easiest to maintain and often more durable than marble and granite. But it doesn’t have the same high-end, natural look that marble and granite do.

Granite is usually more expensive than quartz but less expensive than marble. It’s also more durable than marble. But the coloration might not be as consistent, and it can’t match the luxurious look of a marble slab.

In the end, marble is marble, and if you’re set on the look of of marble, there’s no substitute. It might be a bit more expensive, but if you’re set on marble and it matches your kitchen or bathroom, it’s worth it for your countertop.

If you don’t have time for the TLC necessary to keep natural stone in tip-top shape, then quartz is a lower-maintenance option. Busy homeowners who have kids or who don’t want to worry about damaging their surface often gravitate toward quartz. It is a non-porous, germ-free product that doesn’t require sealing or waxing, and cleaning is a breeze with hot water, soap, and a sponge. Quartz also stands up extremely well against cuts, heat, and abrasions, and is virtually stain-resistant.

Marble also does a moderate job when it comes to resisting heat, but remember that it can stain if acidic materials are left on its surface. Marble also requires regular sealing, so you should factor that into the overall, long-term costs.

Overall, quartz is a more affordable alternative that can mimic the look of marble without the hefty price tag or required upkeep, but marble is…well, it’s marble!

Whether you want low-maintenance countertops or a one-of-a-kind instant classic, when you’re ready to upgrade your countertops, visit MSI for a large variety of quartz and natural stone products to choose from. In the meantime, check out our huge selection of Countertops and Slabs online, and see if anything catches your eye.

The Best Durable Custom Cabinets use Dovetail Joints

Joinery is the part of woodworking that involves joining together pieces of lumber, to produce drawers. For the best durable custom cabinets Renowned Renovation uses Dovetail Joints. Dovetail joints are known for their strength and durability. Dovetail joints don’t require mechanical fasteners to stick together like other joinery techniques do. Rather, dovetail joints use pins and tails to interlock together, where one side has a pin that locks into the other side’s tail, and then glued together for a solid dovetail construction. The benefits of dovetail drawers are endless in addition to strength, flexibility, toughness, appearance, etc.

  • Butt joint – The end of a piece of wood is butted against another piece of wood. This is the simplest and weakest joint. Of those, there is the
    • a) T-butt, b) end-to-end butt, c) T-lap d) Miter butt and e) edge-to-edge butt.
  • Lap joint – The end of a piece of wood is laid over and connected to another piece of wood. This is the next simplest and weakest joint.
  • Bridle joint – Also known as open tenon, open mortise and tenon, or tongue and fork joints, this joint is where the through mortise is open on one side and forms a fork shape. The mate has a through tenon or necked joint. Bridle joints are commonly used to join rafter tops, also used in scarf joints and sometimes sill corner joints in timber framing.
  • Dowel joint – The end of a piece of wood is butted against another piece of wood. This is reinforced with dowel pins. This joint is quick to make with production line machinery and so is a very common joint in factory-made furniture.
  • Mitre joint – Similar to a butt joint, but both pieces have been bevelled (usually at a 45 degree angle).
  • Finger joint – Also known as a box joint, is a corner joint with interlocking fingers. Receives pressure from two directions.
  • Dovetail joint – A form of box joint where the fingers are locked together by diagonal cuts. More secure than a finger joint.[1]
  • Dado joint – Also called a housing joint or trench joint, a slot is cut across the grain in one piece for another piece to set into; shelves on a bookshelf having slots cut into the sides of the shelf, for example.
  • Groove joint Like the dado joint, except that the slot is cut with the grain.
  • Tongue and groove – Each piece has a groove cut all along one edge, and a thin, deep ridge (the tongue) on the opposite edge. If the tongue is unattached, it is considered a spline joint.
  • Mortise and tenon – A stub (the tenon) will fit tightly into a hole cut for it (the mortise). This is a hallmark of Mission Style furniture, and also the traditional method of jointing frame and panel members in doors, windows, and cabinets. This joint is a good strong joint to use.
  • Birdsmouth joint – Also called a bird’s beak cut, this joint used in roof construction. A V-shaped cut in the rafter connects the rafter to the wall-plate.[2]
  • Cross Lap – A joint in which the two members are joined by removing material from each at the point of intersection so that they overlap.
  • Splice joint – A joint used to attach two members end to end.
  • Pocket-hole joinery – A hidden screw is driven into the joint at an angle.
  • Biscuit – A wooden oval is glued into two crescent-shaped holes.
  • Floating tenon joint – See Mortise and tenon
  • Stitch and glue – Wood panels stitched together, usually with co

Townhouse Master Bathroom Remodel Irving TX 75063

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.

Renowned Renovation Services included:

  • Installed New Pocket door, Shower Pan and Walls, Electric Radiant Floor Heat Heating System with Aube Digital Floor Sensing Thermostat, New Tile Floor Installation, New Quartz Slab Countertop. 2 Sink cut outs and polish. Drill holes for faucet. Fabrication and installation vanity, shower bench top, and window sill, Install 2 vanity sinks and faucets, Reinstall toilet with new wax ring, frameless shower glass with door an a 1-Year workmanship warranty.
  • Demolition
    Removing the old tile, shower, bath counter tops, and hauling away the debris.
  • Preparing Your Home For Colder Weather

    Preparing Your Home For Colder Weather



    Winter Home Maintenance Checklist




    Once the leaves start falling and there’s a chill in the air, many homeowners think the time for household chores is done. However, there are still a few things to mark off your winter home maintenance checklistbefore calling it a season.

    • Maintain HVAC Systems — Make sure your heating system is running properly before the temperatures start to drop. If you haven’t already, schedule routine professional maintenance and change the air filter. This is also a good time to give the AC one final cleaning before shutting it down for the season.
    • Clean the Fireplace and Chimney — Fireplace and chimney maintenance chores are often neglected, but they are necessary. Clean out old ashes and make sure the flue is open before use. Call a chimney sweep to remove creosote buildup; too much is a fire hazard.
    • Seal Leaks — Not only can poorly sealed windows or vents create a drafty house and increase your electric bill, but those leaks can also let in insects and rodents. Check the windows for air leaks and seal them up with caulk. Walk the perimeter of the house and make sure air vents are properly maintained and there are no gaps in the siding.
    • Take Care of Yard Work — Trimming trees in the fall may be tempting, but don’t do it. Pruning stimulates new growth in most plants and, if done in fall, that new growth will die at the first freeze. There is still plenty of yard maintenance to do, however, such as raking and composting leaves.
    • Protect Pipes — A burst pipe is every homeowner’s nightmare, but you can reduce the risk by following a few simple guidelines, especially if temperatures dip below 20 degrees. Start by wrapping pipes and covering outside faucets.

    Don’t leave yourself open to unnecessary headaches this winter. Prepare your home now to ensure you enjoy a safe and peaceful season.

    Bathroom Reconfiguration

    The owner of this single family home in Dallas wanted to update the Master Bathroom. In addition to the master bathroom the house also had a guest bathroom. The master only had a sink and commode. After meeting with the owner's our Interior Designer suggested a reconfiguration of master and guest bathrooms that would add a shower to the master bathroom

    Floor Plan Before Remodeling

    Proposed Reconfigured Bathroom

    Renowned Renovation gutted both the master and quest bedrooms, framed a smaller guest bedroom, re-plumbed the master for a shower, installed new vanities, commodes, flooring and fixtures to give this home a fresh look and appeal.

    After Renowned Renovation Bathroom Remodel

    Before Renowned Renovation Bathroom Remodel

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