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Kitchen Cabinets

Jo Ann's Kitchen (3)

Is your kitchen looking a little dated to you?  Are you tired of the flaws in your builder’s grade cabinets or have you grown weary of replacing the failing hinges and hardware? Perhaps you believe there just has to be a more functional layout for your kitchen.  These are all standard reasons given by our clients during the initial interview regarding the remodeling of their kitchen.

 

So, lets focus on one element of the kitchen, granted a big one, kitchen cabinets.  All to often home owners find that the cabinets selected by their home’s builder are just not satisfactory.  The cabinet industry has made many improvements in the last decade or decades (depending on the age of your home).  We now can include options like roll out shelves and drawer units which are large enough for pots and pans, talk about getting organized!

We have the ability now, to add matching end panels whether you choose full over lay or half overlay doors and drawers.  Accent lighting can be integral to the cabinets and even be used behind glass to draw attention to your individual decor.  There are spice racks and appliance garages which can be included in the design.  Wine racks and plate racks are great as accents to your new cabinetry.

Okay, envisioning a remodeled kitchen is enticing, but where do you begin?  Contacting Quinta Contractors, LLC for an appointment is your best starting place.  We will schedule a time to meet with you (and your spouse) in order to gain critical input for the design of your new kitchen.  The initial consultation takes one to two hours in order for us to gain a proper scope of the work to be completed.

You know you want it; you just need a plan.  The benefits of using a design/ build firm, such as Quinta Contractors, LLC, to provide remodeling services allows you to entrust the process to qualified professionals.  The secondary meeting is comprised of providing you with a detailed scope of work, 3-D rendering of the new layout for your cabinets, and an estimated cost for the project.  You will have a choice in the species and finish that will adorn your new kitchen cabinets.  The functioning side of the cabinet design also allows you an abundance of options and we will guide you through the process from start to completion.

Quinta installs each set of cabinets with great concern for the details.   After all, the finished appearance of your cabinets will be the cornerstone of your kitchen’s appeal to you, your family, and your friends.  The upgraded quality will prove to enhance the future selling features of your home.  Why delay, when you could be enjoying the new features and benefits of a remodeled kitchen today.  Give us a call and we will make your dream kitchen a reality!

By:

Bryan Holloway

Janet and Euan’s Kitchen

 

Kitchen Peninsula After

Kitchen Peninsula Before

 

Kitchen before 1

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.

Kitchen Before 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Kitchen After

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

Bathroom Remodel

Michelle and Buddy's Counter Tops

Real-estate professionals have long touted the advantages of kitchen and bathroom remodeling.  The “best bang for the buck” can come from an updated kitchen or bath as these are the primary areas of focus for the prospective buyer.  While resale is an obvious motivation, why not look to the enjoyment that a new bathroom or kitchen can provide you and your family now?

 

Marka's Downstairs Bathroom

Roy's Bathroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marka's Upstairs Bathroom 2

 

 

 

Let’s narrow the discussion today to bathrooms; Quinta Contractors is a design/ build firm and thus we are able to aid you in every step required to get to your new bathroom.  The existing bathroom can often times be limited by the original specs of the home which most often never considered the needs and desires of the current homeowner. Cabinetry, like so many other aspects of home renovations is constantly evolving with improvements and additional styles.  Storage can be greatly improved with just the right designed layout.  One my favorite solutions is adding a standing linen cabinet to the layout to get the most out the space.

Marka's Upstairs Bath 1

 

Randall's Bathroom

Master Bath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, what ideas do you have?  Are you hoping to increase the size of your shower?  We often encounter dark, dingy showers which resemble caves with little or no natural light available and the presence of mold and mildew.  This unsightly mold and mildew is most often caused by the failure of the shower pan (a piece of vinyl which is installed between the foundation and the mortar bed located beneath the shower floor).

Betsy and Ray's Master Shower

 

Deborah's Master Bathroom (3)

Michelle and Buddy's Shower

Perhaps you are ready to rid yourself of those broken down builders grade cabinets.  A new bathroom can be right around the corner.  Simply contact Quinta Contractors today at 615.609.7966 in Nashville or in Memphis at 901.368.5609.

By:

Bryan Holloway