Category Archives: Our Projects

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.

Island before

 

 

Island Before 2

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

Custom Bookcases and Fireplace Surround

Yes, we do custom carpentry!  The pictures displays some work done in Brandon’s own personal home.  This project includes open shelving and lower doors with one set of upper doors.  The shelving is completely adjustable to accommodate changing decor.

Obviously (from the picture above), displaying photos is paramount to Brandon and his family.  The 12″ deep upper shelving provides ample space for pictures and knick knacks alike.  Keeping games and puzzles organized and most importantly out of sight is also important.  The kids know right where to find their favorite things but the parents are quick to point out that, “everything has its place”.  The half overlay, raised panel door style accents the other trim in the room and surrounding the fireplace and mantel.

The lower left and right portions of this family center are 18″ deep and the center unit projects 22″ into the room.  The white enamel paint provides a very durable finish.  Bead board panels line the rear of the open shelves for a dramatic and classy touch.

Brandon's Fireplace

The fireplace surround boasts of upper and lower square columns rising from floor to ceiling.  The simulated inset panels give a majestic feel to this center piece.  A quick run of base and cap installed above the mantel yields a stunning look contrasted by the mocha colored wall paint applied to the inside remaining drywall.  Let Quinta Contractors, LLC design and fabricate some custom bookcases for you.

 

 

By:

Bryan Holloway

 

 

Sue’s New Windows

Sue's Windows 1

Sue’s wood windows had become a real problem.  The winters proved to be cool even inside the house if you found yourself near a window.  The upper sash (movable panels) had started to sag and were failing to properly close on two of the upstairs windows.

 

 

Wood Grain Laminated Interior - Double Hung

 

Her home had 14 original wood windows.  The house was now twenty four years old and these drafty windows had to go.  She was impressed with our line of Vinyl Replacement Windows which offered a wood grain laminated interior finish.  This was truly paramount in her decision making as four of her windows were trimmed with stained wood as opposed to the others merely being painted.

 

 

Wood Grain Laminated Interior - Picture Window

 

Once each set of wood sashes and frames were removed a new Vinyl Replacement Window was  installed in its place.  These new replacement windows were installed from the exterior so that the interior trim remained intact and undisturbed.  The windows were then sealed and wrapped with vinyl coated aluminum on the outside.  A thin coat of caulk was the only interior change.  The exterior color was our standard white as was the interior of the remaining ten windows.

 

Sue's New Windows 2

Our Vinyl Replacement Windows come standard with a LowE (Low emissivity – actually low thermal emissivity – is a quality of a surface that radiates, or emits, low levels of radiant thermal (heat) energy) treatment applied to the inside of the outside pane of glass in each sash and Argon (an inert gas, five times more dense than the air we breath) gas for insulation.  These windows offer a limited lifetime warranty.  Call us today for your FREE window assessment.

 

 

 

By:

Bryan Holloway

 

Vinna’s Patio Cover

Brandon’s mother-in-law had a beautiful outdoor pool and patio, but the sun was relentless during the summer months.  She wanted a cover that would both shelter from the sun and provide an escape from sudden rain showers.  The design included 10′ foot ceilings and no exterior walls to enhance the open, airy feel.

Ceiling fans were installed with with light kits to allow for late evening entertaining as well.  Dry-stack stone bases were topped with stone caps.  White 10″ fiberglass columns matching the color of the cover give an iconic look to this outdoor entertaining area, while sharply contrasting the color of the natural stone.  The insulated roof panels truly provided a cool spot during the hottest times of summer.

 

Vinna's Patio Cover

 This project evidences the wide array of services provided by the folks at Quinta Contractors, LLC.  The craftsmen we employ have the abilities to make most any dream a reality.  Whether the project relates to outdoor living, a new kitchen or bathroom remodel, or simply vinyl replacement windows, Quinta is ready to serve.

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

 

Jo Ann's Kitchen Before 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

Jo Ann's Kitchen Before 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Jo Ann's New Kitchen 2

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.

Jo Ann's Kitchen (3)

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

Betsy Hall Bathroom Before

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betsy's Half Bathroom Before 2

 

 

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.

Betsy Half Bath

Half Bathroom 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

Nita’s Bathroom

This bath remodel is from our archives so to speak.  As such, we were not able to assemble the before pictures on this project.

Nita's Bathroom (1)

Nita and her husband Bill came to know Quinta Contractors, LLC as so many of our clients have, at one of the area home shows.  They had long since dreamed of a new master bathroom, but needed help making the necessary design decisions.  Quinta, has since it’s inception in March of 2000 operated as a design build remodeling firm.  We stepped in and formulated a design to meet Nita and Bill’s desires and needs in the new bathroom.

Nita's Bathroom (2)

The shower was enlarged and a pantry unit matching the new vanity cabinets installed into the wall to increase storage.  The new shower door and side panels were made from frosted glass and brushed nickel framing in order to coordinate with the new brushed nickel plumbing fixtures.  The cabinetry was finished in a deep, rich cherry stain.

 

 

 

Nita's Bathroom (3)

The flooring was a neutral colored 12′ ceramic tile on a straight laid pattern with darker 4″ tiles installed in the corners of each 12″ tile for a beautiful patterned contrast.  The wall base was cut from the same 12″ tile.  A new vanity light and ceiling can lights enhanced the vitality of the room.  A fresh coat of paint was applied to all the walls, ceiling, and trim to complete the project.

by:

Bryan Holloway

Tim’s Vinyl Siding

 

Tim's Vinyl Siding 1

Tim’s home was only four years old when he noticed deterioration on the exterior of his home.  The wood was clearly rotting on the cornice work of his house.  The soffit and fascia portions of his trim work had suffered the most damage from rot.

The house had two dormers on the roof which were also suffering from the elements.   The masonite siding which clad the dormers and the gables had begun to decline as well.  Quinta Contractors, LLC presented Tim with a great solution: Premium Vinyl Siding.

Tim's Vinyl Siding 2 (showing insulation)

Vinyl siding can be applied over the existing siding which makes it a quick fix for those homes which struggle to endure the elements due to inferior cladding products installed at original construction.  Quinta supplied and installed a vinyl siding “cover all” which included covering the fascia, soffits, brick freeze boards, porch ceilings, all window and door surrounds, and the walls surfaces at the gables and dormers.  The majority of this home was brick and the addition of the vinyl siding made the home’s exterior maintenence-free.

 

Tim's Fascia, Soffit, and Freeze in New Vinyl Siding

 

Tim's Front Porch Ceiling

Quinta Contractors, LLC uses materials backed by limited lifetime warranties whenever possible, and this case was no exception.  Insulation was applied to the walls prior to the vinyl siding in order to seal the home as much as possible.  Tim gained the added benefit of the crisp clean look of the vinyl without any of the furture costs of repairs and painting.

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