A Transitional Kitchen Makeover in Arlington

It’s common for homeowners to come to us with the idea of a small remodel – “cosmetic” updates such as new paint, tile, or countertops. This is a great option if you’re not changing the layout or moving major components of the space. Sometimes, however, our clients find that these minor updates don’t quite get them what they want. In such scenarios, the project can shift from a small project to a large-scale, full-gut renovation. Our recent clients in Arlington, Texas, are a great example of how this can occur, and that it is totally doable with the help of our design-build team! Read more

Our June 2022 Newsletter

Our project spotlight this month is a stunning lakeside kitchen remodel we completed in Arlington, TX. Our client’s beautiful 1970’s home had been updated throughout, with the kitchen being one of the last spaces that needed refreshing. Because the original layout wasn’t going to change, it was very important that the features included were impactful in regard to functionality and aesthetic. Both our clients and our team are thrilled with the finished product! See the full story and the transformation photos in our blog post. Read more

A Serene Lakeside Kitchen in Arlington, TX

Our recent clients have a gorgeous home just off the lake in Arlington, TX. Many updates had already been made throughout the original 1978 build when the clients initially came to us, and the kitchen was one of the last items on their list to remodel. They knew the space needed a more modern aesthetic to match the rest of the house and the stunning view of the lake from the large breakfast nook windows.

Because the layout wasn’t going to change, it was important that the functional and aesthetic modifications were impactful. Custom cabinetry, new backsplash tile, countertops, and updated stainless steel appliances were a few of the items discussed early on. Along with keeping the butcher block countertop on the island, the clients also wanted to keep the existing stainless steel back panel and vent hood with the gas range, which was noted in the designs. Our team began working on the design package to showcase these changes and detail the scope of work required for completion. Read more

Schedule Your Spring Home Projects With Mike’s Guys!

Spring is well underway and summer will be here in a few short weeks! It’s a great time to check off your home projects to-do list and get your home looking its very best. Our small projects division, Mike’s Guys, is happy to help! Our team of professionals can assist with a variety of home improvement projects, including:

Small Remodels

Window Replacement

Interior & Exterior Door Installation

Siding Repairs & Replacement

Drywall Repairs & Retexturing

Attic Ladder Replacement

Interior & Exterior Painting

Roofing Repairs & Replacement

Demolition & Haul-off

Insulation

Caulking Windows & Doors

Weather Stripping Installation

Wallpaper Removal

Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Cabinet Painting

Power Washing

Masonry Repair, Tuck & Pointing

Stone Retaining Walls & Patios

…and Much More!

If you’ve got these or other small projects you’d like to get done, contact us today to set up an appointment. Spots are filling up quickly, so give us a call while it’s on your mind! Read more

Our May 2022 Newsletter

Do you have a space that would make more sense with a different layout, or swapped with another room in your home? Such was the case for our recent clients in Keller, TX. Their existing laundry room was in a small, crowded room just off the garage, which made it difficult to use the washer and dryer without being in the way of the door. From the time they purchased the home several years ago, they thought it would be much more functional to have the laundry room in place of the larger mudroom/playroom that was just on the other side of the wall. Turns out, they were absolutely right! Our team was able to help them swap these two spaces, resulting in more functional, usable rooms. Take a look at the blog post to see the transformation! Read more

Cabinet Door Options for Your Kitchen Remodel

Any complete kitchen remodel involves removing and replacing the cabinetry. Because cabinets make such an impact on the overall appearance of the kitchen, it’s important to consider what door style options are available to best suit your home and your personal taste. Cabinet installation is a custom job that is done onsite, so it’s a very involved process and certainly isn’t cheap. You want to make sure you are completely happy with your choice before you finalize the designs and give the green light to start construction! One of the benefits of our custom design packages is that the 3-D renderings allow you to see precisely how your cabinets will look once the remodel is complete. Our team then works closely with our custom cabinet company, Bailey Cabinets, to ensure the design is installed correctly. Read more

A Stunning Laundry Room / Mudroom Swap in Keller, TX

Do you have two rooms in your home that just seem like they should be swapped? Our recent clients in Keller, Texas, have a beautiful home that was built in 2002. The original laundry room came directly off the garage and was very small, creating a bottleneck of thru traffic. The room also lacked counter space and sufficient storage. Neighboring this tiny laundry room was a much larger room that the previous owner had used as a music room for her piano. Because the clients have two young children, this room became a playroom and makeshift mudroom to store shoes, jackets, and miscellaneous items. From the time the clients moved into the home 4 years ago, they both felt that it made more sense for the larger room to be the laundry room, leaving the smaller room off the garage as a mudroom. They came to us with their issue and the idea of swapping the spaces, and our designers got to work conceptualizing the new floor plan. Read more

Our April 2022 Newsletter

Our project spotlight this month features our recent 1978 kitchen renovation in South Arlington. Our clients had long-awaited updating this space and knew just what they wanted in regard to colors and style. One thing they hadn’t considered was removing a large walk-in pantry and an unused bar area. This modification not only made the kitchen more spacious but also created additional countertop and storage space that they didn’t know they needed. The finished project looks just as our designers drew it in the floor plans and 3D renderings — a modern, trendy kitchen to match the rest of the client’s lovely home! Get the full story and the before and after photos on our blog. Read more

The Whole House Design Process

A whole house remodel is a great option for homeowners that are ready to refresh their entire home in one project. This can include renovating all bathrooms, the kitchen, the fireplace, the windows, interior and exterior doors, paint and trim, flooring, lighting, and more. With the current boom in the housing market, it is becoming increasingly difficult to purchase a house due to the number of buyers vs sellers. Homeowners are opting to invest their money into their existing home by remodeling instead of moving. Not only can this option modify your home’s functionality to better meet your needs, but remodeling can also make your home feel like new – you’d be surprised at the possibilities when it comes to redesigning! If your home could use a significant facelift in more than one area, a whole house design package might be an option worth considering. Read more

Trendy Design Selections Refresh a 1978 Kitchen

Our recent clients in Arlington, Texas, came to us with plans to renovate their dated 1978 kitchen for a more modern, personalized aesthetic. They had given much thought to the project and were certain a full-gut was the way to go. After some discussion with our team, the clients were excited to have our Designers draw up plans and renderings to provide a clear visual of the transformation. See the full story on our blog post!