Category Archives: Before and After

Kim’s New Roof

Kim was preparing to place her home in Franklin, TN on the market and knew it was just time for the roof to be replaced.  Her shingles had been installed some 25 years ago or so and showed real signs of aging and deterioration.  No doubt that a newly installed roof would inspire a perspective buyer for her home.

The 25 year old architectural shingles had aged to the point it was to replace.

The 25 year old architectural shingles had aged to the point that it was time to replace the roof.

The new shingles were delivered and one of Quinta’s fine crews began the work of removing the existing single layer of shingles.  Once the roof decking had been inspected, it was determined that two sheets worth of plywood decking would be needed to bring the decking up to snuff.  Decking which has become rotten due to roof leaks must be replaced in order for the nails in the new shingles to hold the shingle in place.

Felt paper has been applied to decking and shingles have been placed on the roof for the new install.

Felt paper has been applied to decking and shingles have been placed on the roof for the new install.

The new architectural shingles are backed by a manufacture’s limited life time warranty!  This new roof will have a long life span to offer the new owner of this home.  Kim chose a color of the roofing which complements the mostly brick exterior of her house.

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by: Bryan Holloway

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Paula’s Master Bathroom

Paula and husband Jeff had already used Quinta Contractors, LLC for projects such as vinyl replacement windows and replacing a storm door.  This time the request was a bit larger, gutting the master bathroom and starting the design with a clean slate.  Paula contacted Quinta and requested that Bryan design her new bathroom.

Custom Built-in Cabinets

Custom Built-in Cabinets

The ideas would need to be bold and striking in order to transform the outdated bathroom.  The existing bathroom housed what we in the business refer to as a “cave shower”, a small and dark 3 foot by 3 foot square shower with a fir down which created a lowered ceiling.

Previous Shower

Previous Shower

These showers often become laden with mold and mildew.  The cause of these unwanted guest are two fold: the shower pan (a thick rubberized liner) under the shower floor tile begins to leak and the second problem is the lack of natural light and air ventilation for the shower stall.  The lack of room to move freely in these types showers is also a constant source of frustration for their owners.  Once the shower pan has failed repair is not really an option; replacement is the only fix for a damaged shower pan.

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Bryan’s design would require removing a non load bearing wall separating the double vanity area from the bath tub, shower, and commode section.   The floral wallpaper was a constant reminder of days gone by (most of our remodels do not include wallpaper as a part of the design).  The small glossy white floor tiles required an abundance of grout lines.  The bathroom actually was host to a stand alone shower and a bath tub/ shower combo.   Bryan and homeowner, Paula, were in agreement the bathroom lacked adequate storage and had some wasted space that needed to be reclaimed.

 

 

So bring on the creativity, please!

 Once the wall was removed from the foot print or flooring plan, the designer had a new and empty canvass for the design.  Eliminating the stand up shower was a must.  The tub/ shower combo wasn’t needed or useful any longer either.  Bryan created a concept board revealing the new foot print (including a 4 foot by 6 foot shower with frameless glass walls), the new vanity, granite counter tops and shower seat, sink and shower faucets, wall coverings, lighting fixtures, floor and shower floor tile, the addition of crown molding and custom cabinets.  Paula was elated to see the possibilities for her new bath.

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Frameless Shower Glass Walls with Satin Nickel Hardware

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Dual Vanities with Linen Cabinet Toppers above Counter Tops for Extra Storage

After some minor changes to the over all design concept, the demolition began.  Out with the old and in with the new.  Paula’s budget and expectationswere ultimately satisfied with another custom renovation performed by the crews at Quinta Contractors, LLC.  She  was pleased to find herself in a new bathroom which met her needs and definitely provided her a bathroom to be proud of for years to come.

Choosing a licensed, bonded, and insured design build firm such as Quinta Contractors, LLC for your bathroom and kitchen renovations ensures that you too, can see your remodeling dreams come true!  We provide quality service to both Middle Tennessee and West Tennessee as well as North Mississippi; so, wherever you call home Nashville, Murfreesboro, Spring Hill, Franklin, Brentwood, Memphis, Collierville, Cordova, Germantown, Southaven, Olive Branch, Hernando, or even Nesbit we are ready to serve you with care and professionalism in your home.

by: Bryan Holloway

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James and Cathy’s New Roof

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James and Cathy’s before improvements

James and Cathy had several exterior projects in mind when they contacted Quinta Contractors, LLC.  First and foremost of was the roof.  The shingles showed major signs of age and de-lamination and needed to be replaced soon to avoid any future leaks.  The home had 20 year three tab shingles.  James elected to upgrade to 30 year architectural shingles (also called dimensional shingles).

 The next issue raising concern were the galvanized gutters.  Galvanized gutters are truly a thing of the past.  We removed their existing gutters and down spouts and replaced them with seamless aluminum gutters and down spouts.  The color white was selected to match the final element of this exterior home improvement project: namely, vinyl siding.

Roof has been stripped to the decking

We made the necessary repairs to the fascia, freeze boards, and soffits.  Quinta installers then installed premium vinyl siding to the walls and soffits, followed by vinyl coated aluminum which was custom fabricated on site applied to the fascia and freeze boards.

New felt has been applied and shingles are being installed

New felt has been applied and shingles are being installed

The new asphalt shingles, vinyl siding, and gutters gave the home a new crisp appearance and increased the home’s overall curb appeal.  The project was done quickly and the site cleaned thoroughly before the last work truck pulled away.  Cathy and James couldn’t have been prouder of the improvements to their home’s exterior.

New shingles, gutters, and vinyl siding completed

New shingles, gutters, and vinyl siding completed

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Bryan Holloway

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Nancy’s New Roof

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Nancy had sustained damage to her roof in a recent storm which moved through her neighborhood in North Mississippi.  After seeing many of her neighbors receive new roofs, she contacted our staff here at Quinta Contractors, LLC to request a roof inspection.   Nancy and her husband had been long time clients of Quinta.  A couple of the completed projects included replacement of her master bathroom shower enclosure and new carpeting in her living room.IMG_0086

Upon initial inspection of the roof by a one of our trained roof inspectors, the recommendation was made that Nancy contact her insurance company.  An appointment was then scheduled for Quinta to meet with the insurance adjuster on site.  The approval was made that day for Nancy to receive a new roof paid for by the insurance company.  Nancy’s only expense was the deductible (required by her insurance policy) and a minor upgrade from 3-tab shingles to architectural shingles.

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She couldn’t have been happier with the excellent customer service provided by Quinta.  The roof was installed promptly and professionally.  Yet again, Nancy’s expectations were met by the staff at Quinta Contractors, LLC.

By: Bryan Holloway

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Mrs. Patterson’s New Roof

Completing the new roof installation.

 

Mrs. Patterson’s roof had suffered significant wind damage and many shingles were littered across the yard.  Quinta Contractors, LLC recommended she contact her insurance provider which in turn lead to a meeting between our salesman and the insurance adjuster.  Both agreed that the homeowner’s roof was beyond repair.

 

Roof Before: Previously damaged and missing shingles caused by wind damage

 

The insurance adjuster mailed the Scope of Claim along with the check minus the deductible.  Upon completion of the new roof install, the insurance company provided a second check for the balance less the deductible.  Coupled with a rebate from Quinta, Mrs. Patterson received a FREE roof.  She also benefited from a FREE upgrade program from a 20 year shingle to a 30 year architectural shingle.

Mrs. Patterson’s New Roof

 

Newly installed 30 year Architectural Shingles

Quinta Contractors, LLC provides a two year labor warranty on newly installed roofs.  We work with all major insurance companies.  We are LICENSED, BONDED, and INSURED.  We provide quality construction services for your home including but not limited to: Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling, Additions, Patio Covers, Roofing, Vinyl Siding, Vinyl Replacement Windows, Gutters, Painting, Masonry, and Flooring. 

 

Proudly Serving: Middle Tennessee, North Mississippi, and West Tennessee

By: Bryan Holloway

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Trip’s New Patio

Trip’s Patio Before

Trip knew his old aluminum windows were drafty and not energy efficient. He and his wife had also discussed having a larger rear patio and longed for better access to the patio. He contacted Quinta Contractors, LLC after his father-in-law had highly recommended us. The resulting new patio accomplished everything Trip and his wife desired for their outdoor living space.

Trip’s New Patio Doors

Trip’s house located in the Memphis area was truly a gathering place for friends and family, but the back yard was lacking usable space to entertain. A new patio door was selected to replace the existing picture window which had a single hung window on either side. In order to install the new 60″ French door with side lights on each side, the old windows were removed as well as the lower portion of the wall.

Once the existing patio slab and walkway were removed, a new, larger washed gravel patio slab was poured. The single entry door was also discarded in favor of a new vinyl double hung window. This required the construction of a partial wall to support the window and brick work to make the transition look seamless.

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The new door unit was a maintenance free metal clad door. The glass in the door and side lights were dual paned and insulated to add energy savings. Once the interior and exterior trim was installed, the project looked original to the house.

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We were fortunate enough to be able to match the existing brick and this led Trip to ask for a small brick wall to define the edge of the new concrete patio. A contrasting 24″ x 36″ stone was selected and installed atop the wall and provided additional seating. Once again, Quinta Contractors had a happy customer.

 

 

 

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Sometimes it’s the minor changes like this project which provide the biggest benefits. Not only does Trip have a more enjoyable outdoor entertaining area, but he certainly improved on the curb appeal of his home as well. At Quinta we believe that our commitment to quality customer service sets us apart from the competition.

Interested in finding a contractor for your home improvements or in need of repairs for your home in Middle Tennessee, West Tennessee, or North Mississippi? Then give us a call to schedule for your FREE estimate.

By:

Bryan Holloway

Janet and Euan’s Kitchen

 

Kitchen Peninsula After

Kitchen Peninsula Before

 

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So, Janet and Euan had a modern kitchen in their home and felt it simply needed a face-lift.  All the doors and drawers in the cabinetry were in great condition, but the counter tops looked dated and showed various signs of wear.  Wallpaper had been applied to the walls and the area above the counter tops.  Quinta Contractors, LLC came to the rescue to bring a fresh look to this Memphis area home.

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Janet’s kitchen remodel had two other areas of concern from a design perspective.   Lighting was a real issue and was limited to one overhead fluorescent light fixture.  The second issue was the color scheme.  The Formica counter tops were bland and almost matched the color of the ceramic floor tile.  This Cordova, TN couple had a budget which allowed for the purchase and install of granite counter tops.  What the desired was the feel of a complete renewal to the kitchen.

Kitchen Before

 

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Kitchen After

 

Quinta Contractors was contracted to remove the existing counter tops, the wallpaper, supply and install the new granite counter tops and tile back-splash, and change the lighting.  Bryan met Janet and Euan at the granite supplier in order to help them select just the right slab.  The color and movement (of the natural pattern) were paramount in choosing the right granite slabs.

 

 

New Lighting Changes

Lighting changes included pendant lighting installed above the peninsula, under cabinet lighting, and additional can lights for the ceiling.  The homeowners would now have options in how to light the kitchen to match the activity level.  The trim and cord of the drop lights coordinated with the dark deco tiles installed in the tile back-splash and the amber tinted glass provided a warm glow.

The walls received a fresh coat of paint to give the room a real pop of color.  These seemingly minor changes proved to dramatically transform the kitchen.  Janet and Euan now had a warm and inviting kitchen to enhance their home.

Kitchen After

Whether you are in the market for a new kitchen or bathroom remodel, a new roof due to hail damage, hardwood flooring and carpet, or even an addition- call Quinta today for your FREE Estimate.  Our professional craftsmen have a variety of skills to utilize and provide you home improvement of your dreams.  We serve homeowners in Memphis, Cordova, Collierville, Eads, and Germantown in West-Tennessee and Olive Branch, Nesbit, Hernando, and Horn Lake in Mississippi, as well as Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville, and Murfreesboro in Middle-Tennessee.

By:

Bryan Holloway

 

Kitchen Island Makeover

New Island Makeover

Becky and Michael called from Desoto County looking to upgrade the island high-top bar in their Memphis Area home.  The existing outer wall was covered with sheet-rock.  Metal corbels were being used to hold the edge of the counter top and the gray from the living room wall was carried over to the bar wall color.

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Quinta Contractors, LLC was able to transform the look of the island in keeping with the home’s existing decor.  Bead board was installed in between newly constructed wood columns.  Trim applied to the columns added a little more detail to the project.

Island Bar During Remodel

Trim for the base and cap of the remodeled wall matched the existing window and door trim in the home’s interior.  Once primed the new wood was painted with a semi-gloss paint matching the trim color of the rest of the kitchen and living room.  Quinta Contractors provided Becky and Michael with a remodel they could be proud of and display to their friends and family.
By:
Bryan Holloway

Jo Ann’s Kitchen

 

Jo Ann's New Kitchen

 

Jo Ann was ready to have a kitchen designed and built.  We met Jo Ann and her husband at a local home show.  The previous kitchen had been more useful when she had kids at home and meals were served in the eat-in portion of the kitchen.  The other half of the divided kitchen served as the work-side.

 

Jo Ann's Kitchen Before

 

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The galley kitchen was narrow and condensed.  The room itself provided ample space but only to the creative eye.  Jo Ann contracted with Quinta to produce a new plan. (Above, left and below)

 

 

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The new plan provided by Quinta Contractors, LLC would involve gutting the kitchen of all it’s cabinets, counter tops, flooring, and appliances.  Removing the two sets of fir downs (area of short wall above cabinets) was necessary to open the room up and allow for the new cabinetry.  The entire center console housing the refrigerator, range, and cabinets was eliminated from the new design.

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A new set of cabinets was installed perpendicular to the previous center bank with two sets of pan drawers.  The counter top placed on this new island also included a  custom constructed high rise bar top to allow for the option of bar stool seating in the kitchen.  New cabinets were installed on the three outer walls.  These cabinets were a full overlay design with a medium wood tone.  The inset panels on the doors and all end panels were all bead board adding a distinctive look.

Counter tops were constructed of six inch tile and topped with a back splash of the same tile.  The matching sink rail used for the trim on these tops gave it all a nice, sculpted finish.   A custom faux paint job requiring several coats was applied to the walls.

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Lighting was another big change in this project.  Square florescent lights were installed in the ceiling, three pendent lights were hung over the bar, and lights were placed in the upper glass cabinets.  White appliances were chosen to add some contrast to the earth tones in the room.  A free-floating laminate was selected for the flooring.

by:

Bryan Holloway

 

Betsy’s Half Bath

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One quick glance at the before pictures on this one and you’ll know why Betsy was in such a hurry to change this bathroom.  The combination of dark colors made this small bathroom seem even smaller.  The half bath measuring only three foot by eight foot had a ceiling of nine feet, an the plaid wallpaper with long vertical strips made matters worse.

 

 

 

She selected six inch ceramic tile for the floor in a neutral base.  A pedestal sink served to expand the floor space as much as possible.  The new wainscoting of bead board with a small shelf for trim was added to break up the height of the walls.  A new mirror had a new wall sconce lights installed on either side.

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A fresh coat of paint applied to the walls and trim, including the door and trim and
this bath was a beautiful compliment to the rest of their home. The faucet and
other accents were finished in oil rubbed bronze. Quinta Contractors, LLC
gained one more satisfied client through this remodel.

by:

Bryan Holloway