Our client’s home was built in the early 90s and was still in excellent condition, but the kitchen and master bath were outdated in appearance and function. Julie contacted Vision Design Build Remodel after she learned about our design process and was favorably impressed. We created an Idea Book on Houzz for her and then together we collaborated in building a picture portfolio of her vision for these spaces. As a part of the Project Development phase, right from the beginning we established her budget so the products selected would stay within her price range.
“I particularly appreciated the planning phase. I liked getting all possible details in place before the actual work began, and having some comfort in the cost of the project.” – Julie L., Hickory, NC
Remodeling the Outdated Kitchen
In the kitchen, the decision was made to keep the existing golden oak cabinets, since they offered clean lines and sturdy construction. Gorgeous new Blue Flower granite countertops really make those cabinets pop! Other on-trend updates include white subway tiles for the backsplash, an undermount composite sink, and a Leland single handle pull-down spray faucet from Delta. We installed an InSinkErator garbage disposal with a convenient pushbutton switch located in the countertop. LED task lighting mounted in the cabinet over the sink illuminates the countertop. Compare the updates in the before and after photos of this kitchen on Houzz.
Creating a Spa-like Master Bath
In the master bath, a beautiful new custom frameless vanity in oak features full overlay doors and furniture style feet. The Shaker-style vanity lends a minimalistic and timeless appearance to the room. A dark Cygnus granite countertop, double rectangular undermount sinks, and Lahara faucets by Delta make an elegant statement. Built at the more ergonomic height of 36” (standard vanity height is 32”), the cabinet offers plenty of storage, which was lacking in the existing bathroom. The mirror above the vanity remains, but the frame was refinished to blend with the antique ceiling light fixture that has been in the client’s family for many years.
Leona Silver tile in a variety of sizes and shapes is now covering the existing tub surround, the shower and the bathroom floor. We designed a decorative Magna Panel that is attached to the tub surround by super magnets, providing plumbing access if needed. A handheld shower was installed in the tub apron. The half wall partition between the vanity and tub also serves as a support for a grab bar that assists with tub entry, while another grab bar was installed inside the shower.
The Schluter water proofing system provides the foundation for the shower. An In2ition two-in-one shower head by Delta combines a shower head and hand-held shower for maximum flexibility. We also included a custom shelf made for shaving legs and a tile niche for toiletries. The clear frameless enclosure was given an Endure Shield glass protective coating that keeps the glass looking like new.
A new bathroom closet, with custom shelves to perfectly fit the space, is double the size of the tiny original closet. Lighting was relocated throughout the bathroom, using recessed ceiling cans. A recessed can above the toilet is also a fan light that provides all the ventilation necessary for the room. The ceiling is smooth and totally updated with new drywall covering the former popcorn-style ceiling treatment. Frosted glass on the entry French doors provides both privacy and light transference to the delightful space.
“Working with Vision Design Build Remodel was a very positive experience. I highly recommend their project approach, and feel that we benefited greatly from undertaking that initial planning phase. After that, the work proceeded according to plan, and the end result is a bathroom that is more beautiful and which embodies what I wanted more than I could have imagined possible!”
— Guild Quality Review by Julie L., Hickory, NC
Vision Design Build Remodel would love to work with you as well to create the beautiful kitchen and bath that you envision for your home. Contact us online or call 828.292-0615.
Vision Design Build Remodel recommends the following vendors featured in this project:
1. Delta faucets are excellent quality products. The company provides good service and a lifetime warranty.
2. InSinkErator disposals are top quality and quieter than other brands. They offer different options to match a customer’s budget, plus a 40 year warranty.
Visit our website for a list of other vendors we recommend, including the Schluter System.