Tag Archives: Remodel

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

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

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

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

Building Relationships

Building relationships is a major focus of our customer service goals.  We have numerous examples of how a small project completed led to respect and trust from the client for Quinta Contractors, LLC, which in turn encouraged that client to chose us to perform much larger jobs.  A successful remodel requires a consistent, parallelled level of trust between the contractor and the client.

We strive to present the best quality of materials available matched with superior craftsmanship to complete the individual tasks which together make a remodel.  When we undertake a project, we have entered the inner sanctum (if you will) of that client; this is their castle.  We pride ourselves on encouraging each of our folks to treat the home and it’s surroundings with the utmost respect.

We start the process of each major project by interviewing the client(s) to determine their needs and goals. Providing  the client with a reasonable idea as to the feasibility and cost of their desired changes at this stage determines whether or not we move forward.  The next step is returning a budget and a solid scope of work which upon the client’s approval will guide us all in the days to follow.  Keeping the contractor, client(s), and sub-contractors on the same page is essential.  Often times the scope of work dictates that blueprints will be required, especially when an addition is part of the renovation.

We believe that our commitment to customer satisfaction is unparalleled in the industry.  The attitude of flexibility is communicated to all those involved in the process.  The project sometimes lends itself to unscheduled changes at the request of the client, as they see the spaces in their home undergoing the planned transformations.  We are more than willing to accommodate these changes.

We know that the character of the company is revealed as we strive together to bring quick resolutions to each care or concern presented by the client.  Treating you and your home with the due respect is a priority for each of us at Quinta.  You do have a choice in contractors and we trust that by choosing Quinta Contractors, you will be pleased with the service you receive and your completed renovation now and for years to come.

by:

Bryan Holloway