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Paul and Linda’s Pool Room

Pool Room Finished 1

Once again, thanks be to the home show.  That is exactly where we met Paul and Linda.  Paul approached me with plans in hand.  As I recall, he had attended the show just for the cause of finding a contractor to construct a room for the pool he had purchased.

Finishing the Pool Deck

Saying that it was simply a pool would be putting it mildly.  The pool which arrived in crates (very large crates) at his home, was approximately 8′ x 15′ once constructed and was 5′ deep at its deepest point.  The pool included a motor which generates waves to simulate lap swimming.  A heater was ordered for the unit as well so it could also double as a hot tub.

Pool Room at Night 2

Paul’s desire was to construct an L-shaped room to house his new pool.  Quinta Contractors, LLC was more than willing to tackle such a project.  Blueprints were finalized and construction began.  The room other than housing the pool, was designed with a small sitting area perpendicular to the placement of the pool.

Paul's Addition

The carpenters at Quinta installed wood lap siding for the interior wall coverings.  The pool was skirted with wood. A deck was constructed on all four sides and topped with a blue-green mosaic tile.  Additional concrete was poured at the room’s exterior to provide a washed gravel patio slab.

 

 

Pool Room at Night

Premium vinyl windows were selected to line both the wall along side the pool and the front which was vaulted, creating one amazing view.  The operable windows were side sliding and the remaining windows including the trapezoids were all fixed windows.   An additional HVAC unit provided the heating and cooling to keep the room comfortable year round. The insulated windows were selected to make the climate control process even easier.  Humidity would be an obvious concern from the heated pool so an evacuation fan was installed with enough CFMs (cubic feet per minute) to quickly exhaust the humidity as needed to keep the room comfortable.

Finished Pool Room 2

 

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

Carroll’s Remodel

New Master Bath

Carroll and Mell were focused on a bathroom remodel when we met them at a local Memphis Area home show.  They had some ideas for a new bath but needed someone like the pros at Quinta to help them flesh out those ideas.  The foot print was to stay the same and the cabinets were found to be in great condition.

New Master Bath Shower

So, it was determined to remove the existing flooring, counter tops, shower, and bath tub.  The versailles pattern of the new tumbled Travertine flooring provided a generous break from the grout patterns found in the new shower.  Six inch Travertine tiles were selected to line the shower walls and a beautiful contrasting border was added and carried over behind the new whirlpool fiberglass, corner tub for a backsplash.

Master Bath

Black solid surface countertops with white oval sinks provided the necessary contrasting color to the nuetral tone of the cabinets.  Brushed nickel trim was selected for the shower door trim and plumbing fixtures.  Visits to the local home improvement stores left Carol wanting a custom designed mirrors to suit her taste, which Brandon was more than happy to fabricate in his shop.  That is afterall the way we do business at Quinta; we solve problems.

New Counter Tops and Backsplashes

 

Master Bedroom Sitting Area

Pleasantly satisfied with for the new look in the bathroom provided by Quinta Contractors, LLC,  this couple decided to move forward with some addtional remodeling.  Carroll had long since grown tired of the flooring in the den, kitchen and hallways leading to the bedrooms.   She had us remove this flooring as well and carry the same Travertine tile into the master bedroom, kitchen, and hallways.  The rich, dark mahogany hardwood flooring we installed in the living room and dining room again, provided the sharp contrast in the nuetral earth tone chosen for the walls.  A deep red was selected for the vaulted ceilings furthering the color palette even more.

 

New Hardwood Floors

We dug further into our resources bringing carpentry to the job site, by installing a wainscoating in the eat-in portion of the kitchen.  The existing wallbase was removed and then bead board panels were installed with new wall base, quater round, and a base cap to top off the wainscoating.  Our highly skilled painters finished off this segment of the job by painting the bead board and new trim in a semi-gloss sheen to match the other existing trim.

Kitchen with Travertine Flooring, New Counter Tops, and Bead Board

The job did not end there; a few more finishing touches were needed.  The kitchen cabinets were adorned with new black solid surface counter tops with bits of granite provide a glimmer of silver in the background.  A backsplash consisting six inch tile and dark metal deco tiles was laid on a diagonal pattern.  The inlay of tile was removed from the fireplace surround and Travertine was also installed.

 

Kitchen with New Bead Board

Carroll and Mell have been some of our strongest advocates by promoting our services to their family and friends.  Just one more success story to the long list of clients who find that hiring Quinta Contractors, LLC  was one of the best decisions for their home improvement projects.  We have strived for more than a decade to bring quality, custom work to our market place and end every project with a satistfied customer.

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

Jack’s Vinyl Siding

Jack’s house was built in 1981 and was clad in masonite siding. As is so often the case, even his best efforts to keep his home’s exterior painted regularly, were not preventing the deterioration to his siding. Removing the existing siding to replace it would have come with a price tag Jack just couldn’t afford.

Quinta Contractors, LLC was able to offer him a solution which did fit right in with his budget. The premium vinyl siding we supplied and installed fit right over his
existing siding. The phrase “cover the wood and make it look good”, proved true yet again.

Jack's Vinyl Siding Rear Elevation Detail

His new vinyl siding came with a limited lifetime warranty from the manufacturer
covering everything from chipping, pealing, to fading. The bright white he
chose for the trim on the fascia and door and window surrounds provided him
just the right contrast to the gray on the walls.

 

The “maintenance free” aspect of the vinyl siding is what really sold him on the idea. Knowing he would not have to drag out the ladders to paint it himself or pay for continual costly repairs, gave him peace of mind. Best yet, his home was transformed into one of the best looking ones on the block!

 

 

Jack's Vinyl Siding Rear Elevation

 

 

By:

Bryan Holloway

 

Siding in Southaven

House with masonite siding- before

Quinta Contractors, LLC, is licensed in both Tennessee and Mississippi.  We offer all types of home improvements including Premium Vinyl Siding.  The pictures are from a job we did in the Stonehedge subdivision located in Southaven, MS back in 2004.

House prior to vinyl siding

 

This home had masonite siding applied during new construction.  The existing panel was a smooth 8″ lap with a small bead at the base of each panel.  The look was nice and very distinctive, however as is the case with masonite siding in humid climates- the siding was rotting away right in front of the homeowners eyes.  Year by year they had watched the deterioration increase, since a few years after its construction in 1987.

Vinyl siding was a great solution for this couple.  As in most cases, we applied insulation board directly over the existing siding (You see there is really no reason to remove the existing siding as the rot will cease at the point at which we cover it with the vinyl.  When large scale rot is encountered we simply cut out the bad area and replace with plywood- so as to have an adequate surface to nail the new siding.).  The color they chose for the vinyl siding was Lien for both walls and sofits as their color.  The matching vinyl soffit material we installed had a hidden vent panel which provides a consistent look on all soffits and overhangs; this soffit panel eliminated the look of solid panels being followed by a vented panel every 5 or 6 feet which had been so common in the industry.

Vinyl Siding After

Vinyl Siding After

We wrapped the window and door opening with wood grain vinyl coated aluminum to match the wood grain appearance of the vinyl dutch-lap panels applied to the walls.   When all the trim was added, the nice, crisp lines of the siding and soffit offered a fresh, clean look to the house.  The homeowners were proud of the investment made to improve the aesthetic appeal of the house which offered them the added assurance of being “maintenance free”.

Vinyl Siding After

By: Bryan Holloway

Deborah’s Bathroom

Deborah's Master Bathroom (2)

Deborah’s master bathroom received a makeover suited to her affinty for the lighter side of earth tones.  The sculpted white porcelain bowls for the matching sink basins provided a subtle contrast to the pink hues of the natural stone counter top.  We were able to procure a remnant which was a perfect fit and just large enough to include the back splashes but was reduced in cost due to its size.  The counter tops were finished with a simple ogee edge so as not to distract from their natural beauty.

Deborah's Master Bathroom

The 12″x12″ tile floor was laid on a diagonal pattern with a tile trimmed to 4″x12″ and a 4″x12″ deco tile used to create a border placed on a standard lay along the outer edge.  The walls had 8″x12″ tile placed as a wainscoting with several tiles containing a medallion centered diagonally on those tiles.  The wall tiles continued into the shower and covered the shower seat.  Two inch square tiles were used in the shower floor to follow the contours of the sloped mortar bed beneath.

Deborah's Master Bathroom (3)

A porcelain coated cast iron, claw foot tub was chosen in white to match the sink basins.  Existing cabinetry remained in place and merely needed a fresh coat of paint.  Brushed nickel faucets were installed for sinks, tub, and shower alike.  A new toilet for the water closet and a fresh coat of paint completed this project, providing Quinta Contractors, LLC with yet another satisfied client.

Bryan Holloway

Pergolas

Wood Pergola 1 Underside

Pergolas or arbors are a great way to add partial shading over an existing patio or as a garden feature serving as a shaded walkway or sitting area.  The summer sun can be relentless and shade trees are often sacrificed when a lot is cleared for home construction.  You can purchase a small tree and wait years for the limbs to get large enough to provide shade or simply have a pergola designed and constructed.

Wood Pergola 1 Rear View

Quinta Contractors not only performs jobs as large as kitchen and bathroom remodels; we would be glad to  build an arbor for your outdoor living space.  These pergolas are typically constructed from treated lumber and require little maintenance.  The posts are topped with beams and then a number of smaller boards are place perpendicular to create a lattice type pattern.

Wood Pergola 2

The beauty of these structures can be enhanced with stone or brick pillars.  One of our clients whose chose an aluminum framed pergola selected dry stacked stone to surround the bases of the columns supporting the roof structure.  The options are as vast as your imagination and Quinta is your best choice for hiring professionals who are committed to quality customer service.

Bryan Holloway

Summer is on the Way

Summer is fast approaching with graduations and kids getting out for the summer.  Travel plans are in the works.   Even with high gas prices, we still can’t wait to hit the road and visit family and friends.  A weekend at the lake is often just the getaway we need to relax and enjoy the summer.

Weekend at the Lake

This time of year is often the busiest time for Home Repair and Improvements; we see a large influx of calls for all types of projects as soon as school lets out.  Whether it is a new kitchen remodel, outside painting, a new roof, you name it and Quinta is always your best call.  Our professionals install and refinish hardwood floors, lay carpet and tile, and will help you choose the best floor coverings to fit your style and needs.

Entry Floor with Slate Tile

 

So whatever improvements or repairs are on your list, call Quinta today!

Bryan Holloway

Your Home, Your Style

Downstairs Bathroom

Options, options, options… that is one thing that takes a little time to sort through when you select Quinta Contractors, LLC as your contractor.  Think about though, isn’t that one of the most important aspects of choosing a contractor?  You want someone who will listen to your needs and desires and make plans and take appropriate     action(s) to ensure you are satisfied.  That is what we do: we listen to you.  We know that it is your home and your style.

 

 

Upstairs Bathroom

 

 

We constantly strive to remind ourselves and those who we are fortunate enough to work with that it is your home that we have been entrusted to improve and/or repair, and that fact demands respect.  We focus on our folks staying as organized as possible as we embark on a project at your home.  At Quinta, we intend to keep the job site free of debris and clean.

Style: what is your style?  When I meet with home owners for the initial consultation on a bathroom or kitchen remodel or to discuss an addition or attic conversion, I pose questions to generate answers defining your style.  I am careful to consider your specific use of the space to be added or improved.  I want to bring as many options to the table as necessary to support your intended function and schemes in home decor.

You may have a flair for a modern or contemporary look.  You may have a strong affinity for more traditional furnishings.  Paying heed to these details, ensures that your style is carried throughout the scope of the new project.  We can select wall coverings that accent your personal preferences.  The bottom-line is that your complete satisfaction is integral to our customer service goals.

Bryan Holloway