Paint color: Palladium Blue by Benjamin Moore
White Subway tile in the shower.
Countertop and shower shelves by MGS by Design.
Photos by Meikel Reece.
It’s always exciting to look back at the before pictures when finishing up a project. This Bountiful home had a great lot and a beautiful view but needly a complete overhaul. We called it a 7-layer burrito. Layers DIY projects gone wrong.
Luckily, for the 8th layer, the homeowners chose to put a little more thought into the design. And together we peeled back all the layers and gave it the style and real Craftsmen character this house (and family) deserved. It will be exciting to see it in the summertime when the landscape greens up again.
We will post shots and details of each of the rooms but first some before and after shots.
A recent client of ours just moved into a new house where the builders offered several stock fireplace options. They made a wise decision.. None of the above.
We certainly agree that having beautiful pictures of your product is 100% worth it. However, I would argue that we might not ever be able to produce the crisp, bright and light and beautiful pictures that Meikel is able to do. Having professional pictures of your product is truly the best thing you can do for your business.
Anyway, great job, Meikel! And sorry just had to post this picture of us being awesome.
Naturally part of any remodel is demolition. Most of what comes out during demo isn’t worth keeping. Of course there are exceptions…
This piece may have seemed outdated with its scalloped trim but with its inset doors and solid wood throughout, it was a keeper.
All I did was… big breath… cut it apart to make a breakfront, cut a footer detail, trim paneling around around each of the sides, a 1 inch crown around new countertop, a 2-step 4 inch crown on top, replace hinges with restoration hardware hinges AND then with painted it white.
Unfortunately, we did not get professional pictures so you’ll just have to use your imagination. It’s pretty awesome in person.
Our project is also coming along. The month of December we took a break from construction and put our efforts into the design (those efforts were mostly made by Steve, of course). We are still trying out different cabinets doors and colors but this is our latest. And there will also be a nice big island.
Although we’ve just recently been figuring out the details, we’ve had the Master Plan for our kitchen ever sense we bought the house two years ago. So any project we worked on had this layout in mind (for example, adding an attic furness to move ducts, making an extra large window well for the pop out, etc). Creating a Master Plan eliminates double work and allows to do work in phases.
This week drywall has been going up and it’s been exciting to see the the rooms take shape. Here’s the entry and mudroom. The mudroom is going to be an awesome transformation.. can’t wait..Office opening that will someday be paneled and have sweet barn doors. And little C on my iPhone.
2011 was such a great year for Tiek Built Homes and we were very excited to get finish this project just in time for Christmas. Here’s a few more of our snapshots and I just can’t wait for Meikel to get the real shots to really do this place justice.
It’s important to keep the end in sight when you’re living in a construction zone. I often think about our inspiration pictures when I’m doing dishes in the bath tub. You can see how they keep my spirits up ..check out our kitchen inspiration board on pinterest.
We have completed the framing, rough plumbing and electrical, wired for speakers in the kitchen, living room, office, backyard and garage (so excited to throw some parties!) and rewired the house with cat-5, and installed new windows.
Now just imagine these how the pictures on the right will someday look like the ones on the left.
We’ll have open shelves for over our sink and then an awesome archway from the entry into the kitchen. And yes, that’s our kids enjoying a little indoor picnic. Steve even made this remodel fun for the kids with the maze throughout the house.