We were hired to do a kitchen remodel, swap exterior doors and install new flooring throughout the first floor of this home. The existing kitchen had an irregular shaped island that didn’t provide much area for seating and older painted cabinets. The new layout included a 5 ‘6″ island, enough room to comfortably fit three barstools. Pottery Barn pendants were mounted above. Custom made shelves were used in place of upper cabinets. A polished carrara backsplash set in a herringbone pattern adds a beautiful focal point with the stainless chimney style range hood. Matte black pulls and kitchen faucet were a nice accent against the white shaker cabinets. The look is completed with a white apron front sink and Quartz countertops. Sherwin Williams Eider White keeps the kitchen looking bright and inviting. A durable wood tone LVP was selected for the floors.
How we transformed a kitchen from 1965
This was a beautiful kitchen transformation. We started with a kitchen that was originally built in 1965. It had damaged vinyl flooring, dated appliances, and it basically just looked like it was a kitchen from 1965. We literally removed everything from the kitchen, then started fresh.
This white kitchen has an 11 foot custom made walnut island. The white farm sink is complimented with an oil rubbed bronze bridge faucet. Tons of storage with white shaker style cabinets and two floor to ceiling pantries. The contractor couldn’t believe how many drawers we put in here, 35 total. A custom made hanging rack in the corner is perfect for storing cookware, and is also oil rubbed bronze to match the our bridge faucet and the cabinetry hardware. We did a classic, yet simple and clean white tile back splash. Which is also used under the island where the bar stools sit. The contractor left the right side of the sink open, with two shelves supported with simple white corbels. Then finished with a lovely traditional oak hard wood floor. Call us today and lets see what kind of transformation we can make for you!
Kitchen renovation with a fireplace makeover
For this kitchen renovation we kept the cabinet boxes, but refinished them and added new doors, drawer fronts and pulls for a new cabinet look without a new cabinet price. We finished the look with new granite counter tops, fresh paint, pendant lighting and a new chandelier over the breakfast nook.
Originally the fireplace was too small for it’s nooks, so we extended the fireplace. Then added new tile work, a new mantle, a new tile hearth and new built in cabinets to make the fireplace really stand out as the focal point of the room.
Modern whole home renovation
What to know before you hire a contractor
Custom Construction and Renovations, Inc.
Proudly serving: Greensboro, Jamestown, High Point, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Lake Jeanette, Browns Summit, Kernersville, UNCG, and surrounding areas
Locally owned and operated we pride ourselves in creating or re-creating any home space you desire. Whether we assist in building your vision or we work together to create an original design, we promise to deliver a quality product with excellent customer service.
How to find the RIGHT contractor for your home improvement?
- Do your homework
- Verification of the NC state license can easily be done online
- Check the Better Business Bureau rating
- Read reviews of the contractor online
- Get an idea of the project budget
- Ask for references
- Get 2 to 3 quotes
- Recognize a sales pitch versus a contractor who is able to speak intelligently about your project.
- Estimates are rarely apples to apples, but this will allow you to pick the one you feel is the best fit for you and your project.
- Does the contractor ask you to pull the permit – if so the company may not be licensed or the license may not be in good standing with city or state
- Ask questions, and take notes
- NC state license?
- Does the general contractor use licensed subcontractors?
- Insurance? Not just auto, how about general liability
- Ask for pictures of previous work – are they just “after” pictures or do they have before and after?
- Will you deal with the same person throughout the remodel or just the day you sign the contract and the final walk thru?
- What kind of warranty? Tail light warranty or the industry standard.
- GET IT IN WRITING – a contract requires 3 parts
- Terms (proposal)
- Acceptance (signature)
- Payment (deposit)