Monthly Archives: December 2011

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

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