• Despite our huge lack of effort on our blog/website, all efforts have been going into two very exciting projects… our first official design + build, new construction projects!

    And there is going to be a lot more details to share in the next weeks as the houses come together.  Feel free to follow @stevetiek on Instagram for more frequent updates.

    Dutch Fields Project




    Draper Project


  • It’s been much too long for since we last posted so I thought I’d post this one of a project we finished a few months back.

    The transformation of this home was amazing!  It had small inefficient spaces and without adding square footage, we were able to create a space that is much more open and useful for their family.

    One of my favorite features.. the double doors on the left leading to the grandkids room.

    Photo by Meikel Reece.

    Kitchen Cabinets by Benjamin Blackwelder.

  • We are so excited to show off the after shots of a project we completed a few months ago in East SLC.  Of course, you’ve got to see the before to appreciate the after..

    Photos by Meikel Reece.
    Cabinetry by Benjamin Blackwelder.
    Marble by MGS by Design.

  • It has been much too long since our last update but that isn’t due to lack of awesome projects to post.  And I’ve been dying to post these incredible before and afters so I won’t wait…

    This was such an amazing transformation for such a great family.  Check out the rest of the pictures by Meikel Reece below and a few more on our Houzz account HERE.

    And to keep up with Steve and his projects more consistently you can follow him on Instagam @stevetiek.

    Remodel designed by Steve Tiek.
    Cabinetry crafted by Benjamin Blackwelder.
    Interior finishes by Cailtin Creer.
    Photos by Meikel Reece.

  • I think we are long overdue for an update on our own house.  And we’ve made a lot of progress since our months of dishes in the tub.   The kids were the best little helpers!

    First, our floors.  We went with white oak #2 grade that we took up the stairs and down the hallways.  We had the installer space the planks to give the floors an old look and feel and to really embrace what is already natural for wood to do (shrink and expand).  We also did a herringbone pattern in the entry which is my absolute favorite detail!

    And please forgive the terrible quality of pictures.

    Steve wanted to try something a little different to finish the floors by fuming them with Ammonia.   This naturally darkens the wood and is probably a more common practice with furniture and smaller areas.  And did we find our house is very inefficient with its old wood windows making it take about a week for the fumes to do their work.

    Finished product with a sealant mixed with gray and white.

    And then our marble.  Just the most incredible slab!  From MGS by Design.

    And our cabinets…

    See this post for our design shots and this post for the before pictures of our kitchen.   We clearly have a lot of finishes (tile backsplash, some hardware, base and case, light fixtures, and of course, paint) to complete. and Steve is just dying to get started on the trim work.

    And if I had to pick a favorite piece, it would be this one..

    But I could use some help deciding on hardware.  The blue tape just doesn’t cut it.

    Cabinets by Benjamin Blackwelder.  Designed by Ben, Steve and Allison. I helped. :)

  • We recently completed this beautiful home and can’t wait to share all the details!  Here are a few quick iPhone pictures and hopefully in a few weeks we’ll have all the shots to really do it justice.

    Architectural details: Steve Tiek
    Cabinets: Benjamin Blackwelder
    Granite: MGS by Design

  • … and Happy 5th Anniversary of Tiek Built Homes!!

  • This was another awesome project where we got to come in and do the fun stuff… arches, windows, ceilings, built-ins, benches, bookshelves, staircases, paneling, trims, lighting, etc.  And Caitlin came with some furnishing touches that really softens and completes the room.

    Photos by Meikel Reece.

  • Get excited for all the pictures of this shoot (by Meikel Reece) next week.  Check out our last update here.

  • I have been excited to share these awesome befores and afters.  We have been total slackers for not getting these posted till now, hopefully it’s been worth the wait.  As mentioned in the sneak peak, our good friends bought this home in Daybreak with the “upgraded” trim details.  Let me tell you a little something, when a “track home” builder sells you on an “upgraded” trim package, it’s still going to be crap so just go with the basic package and really upgrade after it’s done.  It was so much fun really giving this house some much needed character.  It wasn’t too difficult as there is nothing architectual interesting about bull-nosed drywall corners and boring beige.  We fixed awkward openings, added trim details to openings and windows, added cans and scones, and a few other details.

    Check out these before and afters and let us know what you think..

    Before of entry door:

    Before of dining to family room: Notice the neat opening between spaces done with exciting drywall corners…bull-nosed.

    Before of back door and window system:

    Before of fireplace:  Now I realize homes sometimes need to meet a certain price point and therefore certain things need to be sacrificed, but c’mon is this really the best option for your main entertaining focal point?  Cheap slate tile with a mantle, if you can call it a mantle… it was more of a picture holder.  And that’s what is was doing when I got there.  The side cubbies where just begging for built-ins.  The original architect must have had that vision…it was just not quit carried out..

    Before of side openings:

    A few more after shots:
    All the amazing after shots taken by Meikel Reece.