Category Archives: Before and After

Lee Ann’s Bathroom

Lee Ann had a master bathroom truly in need of some remodeling.  She contacted Quinta Contractors, LLC and setup an appointment for a free consultation with Bryan.  The floor was dated by the glossy hexagon ceramic tile which had been in place since its construction some 13 years earlier.  The bathroom had more pressing issues as well.  The shower stall was small and cramped; it also suffered from a persistent mildew problem.  Repeated attempts to thoroughly clean the joints in the man-made marble walls were had no lasting effect.  The mildew, most likely caused by a failed shower pan, simply returned in short order.

Lee Ann's Before (1)

Lee Ann's Bathroom Before (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The larger corner jacuzzi tub had stopped working and seemed to dwarf the smaller bathroom all the more.  Lee Ann needed some solutions.  The cabinets and counter top were in good shape and did not need replacing.

Lee Ann's Bathroom (3)

 

Lee Ann's New Tile Floor

The conclusion was reached to remove the flooring, bath tub and shower.  Once the demolition was completed, the rebuild could began.  The new plan included a six foot (1 foot longer than a standard bath tub) fiberglass jacuzzi tub  with a removable fiberglass front panel.  A shower was combined with the tub in order to create a closet opening with built-in shelves.  Storage had always been a short fall in this bathroom.

Lee Ann's Bathroom After (3)

Brandon was able to fabricate a wrought iron shower curtain rod as part of the rebuilding effort.  A 12″ ceramic tile was selected for the new shower walls with a matching bullnose and the floor covering.  Once the toilet was reseated and a free coat of paint had been applied to all the walls and trim, Lee Ann was free to enjoy a wonderfully updated bathroom more suited to her needs.

 

Lee Ann's Bathroom After (4)

 

We pride ourselves at Quinta on our attention to details and ensuring that you receive the best customer service possible.  We want to leave you with a level of satisfaction which encourages you to tell all your friends and family of the great service you received.  Contact us today at Quinta Contractors, LLC for your free estimate; whether you need a new roof or a new kitchen, we are ready to serve all your home improvement needs.

By:

Bryan Holloway

Randall’s Bathroom

Randall’s Bathroom Before 

Randy (Randall) had an extra bathroom which had suffered from years of neglect. The bathroom plumbing developed a leak and the water was shut off in lieu of a repair at the time. Subsequently this bath became a catch all for storage and the bedroom it was a attached to also saw little use for guests. That was all about to change.

 

 

 

Randall's Bathroom Before 2

Bryan Holloway, President of Quinta Contractors, LLC  met with Randy to redesign the bathroom and make the most of the small 5′ x 10′ full bath. Upon initial inspection of the existing foot print, it was determined that the claw foot bath tub would be discarded in favor of a walk-in shower. A full wall mirror had been used behind the tub in order to give the appearance that the room was larger; this too, would certainly be removed as this would be the new rear wall of the shower.

Randall's Bathroom During

Repairs were made to the damaged plumbing; then the rebuilding began. A pocket door  was selected in order to lessen the disruption to the new bathroom. Ceramic tile was used on the floor and walls alike. The tile was enhanced by a matching tile border used at approximately four feet from the floor. The new shower was built to have a curtain rod extended from a six inch wall on left and right separating the shower from the rest of the bathroom.

 

 

Pocket Door Install (above)

 

Randall's Bathroom During 2

Vinyl Replacement Window Installed in Shower (right) with Durrock Installed on Walls Prior to Tile

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randall's Bathroom After

Randy selected and purchased a free standing vanity which resembled a piece of furniture and had an above mounted wash basin. Polished chrome was used on the light fixture, sink faucet, and shower fixture. Since the existing window would be included in the shower area, a vinyl replacement window with obscure glass was installed in order to keep the room as low maintenance as possible. Crown molding was installed in the entire
bathroom. The room was completed by the installation of a low profile porcelain toilet. Randy was finally proud to invite guests to stay over, again.

Randall's Bathroom After 2

 

 

 

by:

Bryan Holloway

Doors and Windows

 

Large Picture Window with Operating Side Casement Windows and Half Round Picture Above: all Vinyl Replacement Windows

Quinta Contractors, LLC installs all types of door and window replacement. Many of our clients prefer the advantages of vinyl replacement windows to wood or metal replacement windows. These windows are dual pane IG (Insulated Glass) units which utilize Argon gas to insulate your home. The LowE film which is applied to the inside of the outer pane of glass also prevents most of the UV rays from entering your home. When saving energy and lowering utility bills becomes a priority- give us a call!

 

Vinyl Replacement Windows

The Vinyl Replacemnt Windows (above) were in installed as part of a larger Kitchen Remodel project in Memphis, TN.  The unit has a working casement window on each end and a fixed picture window in the center.

 

Entry Door Before

 

 

 

 

Entry Door After

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doors range from hollow core interior doors with plain fronts to raised panel solid core doors. Extererior doors are often made of metal, wood, vinyl or fiberglass. One job in  particular comes to mind where we replaced all the interior doors with solid mahogany doors and the exterior doors where exchanged for custom wood doors as well. Quinta is just that flexible; whether it is replacing a broken bedroom door on you rental or installing custom doors on your own home.

Solid Mahogany Interior Doors

Three Light Vinyl Replacement Sliding Glass Door

We can meet most any budget requirements and provide the quality customer service
you deserve. We work with clients in Southaven, Horn Lake, Nesbit, Olive Branch, and Hernando in Mississippi,  Memphis, Cordova, Collierville, Bartlett, Eads, and Lakeland in West Tennessee, and Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, Spring Hill, and Murfreesboro in Middle Tennessee. When it comes to finding a contractor who shows up on time, finishes on budget, and respects you and your property- Quinta Contractors, LLC is your best choice.

by:

Bryan Holloway

Betsy and Ray’s Master Bathroom Remodel

Betsy and Ray's Master Bathroom

Betsy and Ray’s farm house style home which is situated on 6 acres in Eads, TN, was built in 1991.  They had been planning for some time to have the master bathroom remodeled.  Now, they have a bathroom which suits their taste and has loads of visual appeal.

Bathroom Before

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bathroom During Demolition

 

We started by gutting the room; we removed all the cabinets, flooring, shower stall, and bathtub.  This is one of the larger bathrooms we have worked on and the original shower had been on of the smallest I have in contrast.  The footprint was changed to accommodate the enlarged shower and the new cabinets included his and hers pantry units for extra storage.

 

Master Bathroom Hers

Master Bathroom Tub

The floor tile had been a white and pink checkerboard pattern which had become an eyesore for the homeowners.  Earth tones were selected throughout the new color scheme, including a marbled ceramic tile for the floor which was carried into the shower.  Oil rubbed bronze trim on the frameless shower glass combined with the new plumbing fixtures complimented the darker mocha glaze applied to the cabinets.  This theme was repeated in the darker bronze handles and pulls of the cabinetry as well as the lighting fixtures.

Master Bath His

The new granite counter tops and tub deck served to bring in the broadest array of the medium and dark earth tones used in this room.  The diamond pattern of the tile shower border was installed to continue as the back splash for the new counter tops.  The mirrors Betsy chose have a stone like frame adding to the natural feel created in this bathroom.

 

 

 

Master Bathroom

Finally the previously stained doors were painted in the same oil based color as the trim to help lighten the look of the room.  The end result was a bathroom to proudly showcase in this beautiful country home.  Yet, another satisfied customer for Quinta Contractors, LLC.

By:

Bryan Holloway

Susan’s Kitchen

Susan was ready for an updated kitchen; she contacted Quinta Contractors, LLC with a list of desires for the new design.  The galley style kitchen of her 1950’s home just did not meet her needs and failed to match the rest of the home’s interior which had been improved throughout the years.  She requested a design be drafted for new cabinets, counter tops, flooring, windows, and wall and floor coverings.

 

 

 

 

 

What emerged from the design process was breath taking in comparison.  The determination was made that removing an interior wall would leave the seemingly small room with a much larger feel.  Color was the next component used to introduce change.  The existing darker wooden colored linoleum and dark green painted cabinets lead to little distinction; the walls had been painted a lighter more neutral color.  The designer elected to swap this palette completely; the new cabinets were finished with a light to medium tone, the ceramic tile floor utilized lighter earth tones, the walls changed to deep rich red lending to burgundy, and the new vinyl replacement windows were white to match the paint on the new trim.

 

Pot and pan drawers below the new five burner cook top was a great addition to the convenience factor.  Storage in the remodeled kitchen was greatly increased by the new pantry integrated into the cabinetry.  Frosted glass doors added some depth to the appearance as well.

Susan's kitchen 3

Other enhancing features in the cabinetry included open shelving and an appliance garage.  An lazy susan was integrated into the two lower corner cabinets.  A pot filler was set into wall and tile back-splash for the cook top.  Finally the stainless steel appliances, brushed nickel cabinet knobs and pulls, and chrome faucet all accented the gray tones in the solid surface counter tops.

Susan's kitchen 2

 

 

 

 

 

Susan's kitchen 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

Bryan Holloway

Carport Conversions

Carport Before Conversion

A carport is great for sheltering your vehicles from the sun throughout most of the day, however it may leave you and your vehicles susceptible to more than just morning or evening sun exposure.  Most new construction homes this day and time include at least a double garage, but some older homes only have a carport.  Converting an existing carport to an enclosed garage is an affordable way to upgrade your home’s value.

Enclosed garages offer more than shelter from the sun.  They provide ample protection from wind, rain, and snow as well.  Enhanced security is also an advantage from a garage vs. a carport.  Quinta Contractors, LLC makes the conversion process simple while remaining flexible to meet the needs of the homeowner.  Some clients would prefer to have open stud or exposed framing, while others desire to have the interior walls and ceiling finished with sheetrock.  Our carpenters, framers, and sheetrockers are professionals who understand the value of providing quality service for each project we undertake.

Garage After Conversion

 

The pictures attached with this article depict the before and after of one such conversion performed by Quinta.  The cost of the remodel can at least in part be offset by the increased value added to your home.  The safety and security can prove to be priceless.

 

By:

Bryan Holloway