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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

Trip’s New Patio

Trip’s Patio Before

Trip knew his old aluminum windows were drafty and not energy efficient. He and his wife had also discussed having a larger rear patio and longed for better access to the patio. He contacted Quinta Contractors, LLC after his father-in-law had highly recommended us. The resulting new patio accomplished everything Trip and his wife desired for their outdoor living space.

Trip’s New Patio Doors

Trip’s house located in the Memphis area was truly a gathering place for friends and family, but the back yard was lacking usable space to entertain. A new patio door was selected to replace the existing picture window which had a single hung window on either side. In order to install the new 60″ French door with side lights on each side, the old windows were removed as well as the lower portion of the wall.

Once the existing patio slab and walkway were removed, a new, larger washed gravel patio slab was poured. The single entry door was also discarded in favor of a new vinyl double hung window. This required the construction of a partial wall to support the window and brick work to make the transition look seamless.

Trip's New Patio Slab

The new door unit was a maintenance free metal clad door. The glass in the door and side lights were dual paned and insulated to add energy savings. Once the interior and exterior trim was installed, the project looked original to the house.

Trip New Window on Patio

We were fortunate enough to be able to match the existing brick and this led Trip to ask for a small brick wall to define the edge of the new concrete patio. A contrasting 24″ x 36″ stone was selected and installed atop the wall and provided additional seating. Once again, Quinta Contractors had a happy customer.

 

 

 

Trip Patio Wall 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes it’s the minor changes like this project which provide the biggest benefits. Not only does Trip have a more enjoyable outdoor entertaining area, but he certainly improved on the curb appeal of his home as well. At Quinta we believe that our commitment to quality customer service sets us apart from the competition.

Interested in finding a contractor for your home improvements or in need of repairs for your home in Middle Tennessee, West Tennessee, or North Mississippi? Then give us a call to schedule for your FREE estimate.

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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