As I’ve mentioned, I like taking home inspirations from the houses in movies and this was one of my favorites. Well, not my favorite movie but my favorite kitchen from the movie “Something Got to Give.” Apparently, there are a lot of people obsessed with the home from this movie. Here is a picture of one of the many kitchens inspired from the movie set.
And this is our version…
Cabinets are designed and built by Ben Blackwelder. Ben brings his experience and style from his roots in the East Coast, and Utah welcomes it.
This is a home we are currently remodeling in Lehi. The owner wanted to give her home a face lift so I started my usual thought process of drawing out what I thought would look good.
However, I’ve found google sketch to be a much more effective way to show a homeowner how their home could look.
Once we’ve painted and her new windows have been installed, I’ll posted the final pictures
Here’s quick bathroom remodel we did a few months ago. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera on demo day so here are some awful pictures from my iPhone. However, I guess it makes the after pictures that much better.
After: New tub, tile and facet.
Tiek Built Homes was established as a means to do what I already loved to do, but have more influence and support a family. Because I build and remodel homes for a living, not just as a hobby, I’m always seeking new information, design, and innovations to make each home I work on much better and personable.
I graduated BYU in the Construction Management program and I have over 10 years experience in the construction industry.
I feel what makes me unique from other contractors is my experience and eye for design. I enjoy helping homeowners redesign their current homes – from restructuring the layout to choosing tile, paint, and trim that are be harmonious with the style of the home. I specialize in building new homes and restoring traditional style homes. Using the latest technologies, I can create a 3D model to better visualize the final vision of your dream home.
Here are some pictures of a recent basement that we finished. The blue paint is the one we found at Noah’s (as discussed in previous post) and I am really pleased with out in turned out. And more importantly, it was exactly what the homeowners wanted.
The best way to get what you want out of a new home or a remodel is to do research on stuff already done. You’ll find as you weed through magazines certain things will pop out, whether it’s the trim style, color on the walls, tile, or whatever. Some of the best ideas have already been done and all you have to do is do a little digging. It’s funny where we find some of our ideas. My wife found our yellow/gold paint that we used in our kitchen in a Pottery Barn magazine (although they don’t look the same in these pictures). And it happen to be one of the colors in their Benjamin Moore Collection, and they even give you the color.
TV shows and movies are full of cool houses. Movie/TV makers pick cool locations to do their filming cause it’s more interesting. I’m sad to admit that I’ve seen a couple episodes of Desperate Housewives with my wife because of the traditional style homes, it’s not like I’m addicted. Also, I like “You, Me and Dupree” because it’s funny and I like their little bungalow house they live in. Reminds me of a home in Sugarhouse. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find pictures of the kitchen and the bedroom picture was too scandalious. But notice the colors and moldings.
For our basement bathroom we have been looking around for inspiration and again found something in Pottery Barn, but nothing they were actually selling. the hex tile floor. I love the old school tile and I even found some closer up images of an octagon and dot tile on this Fixer Upper web site. Although we’d prefer the hex tiles, the oct and dot are only $2.50 sqft at the Home Depot, you can’t beat that price for vintage.
We next found the paint color for bathroom when we went to a friend’s birthday party at Noah’s in Draper – thanks Preston. And although it can be tempting (but sometimes necessary) to try to color match by looking at 2 inch square paint chips, it’s rarely the color you expect when it’s on an entire wall. Whenever possible get the exact color by asking for the paint code or color. I’ve knocked on some doors asking homeowners for the paint color of their homes and I’ve even gotten samples from a few. Anyway, I called Noah’s for the color they used in these hallways and sitting areas and I’ve even ended up using it in a basement we are currently finishing and it looks great! The color is “Meditative” by Sherwin Williams, it rocks…if you want blue. By the way, when doing a paint color like this a flat sheen looks by far the best. Yes, it’s harder to paint and it’s a bit more high maintenece, but you’ll achieve the look you want from the magizine or movie you found it in. It’s all about the sheen.