Our October 2021 Newsletter

Our project spotlight this month is a stunning country-style kitchen renovation we recently completed in Burleson, Texas. The clients wanted to improve the aesthetic and functionality by incorporating a coffee bar, centralizing the refrigerator, and updating the appliances. Each of the design items — the Quartzite countertops, the mosaic tile backsplash, the custom cabinets, the decorative light fixtures, and the stainless steel appliances — came together beautifully to create a cohesive, polished look. Check out the full story on our blog post! Read more

Mike’s Guys: 4 Things to Know About Wall Removal


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Open-concept floor plans have become one of the most sought-after features among home buyers and homeowners alike. As a remodeling company, the majority of the projects we do involve some extent of removing or shortening walls to create a more open, airy overall feel. Among the many before and after transformations we share, the ones that include a wall removal are by far the most impressive. It’s amazing how different a space can look and how much better the area can be utilized once unnecessary walls have been removed! Read more

Mike’s Guys: 5 Steps to Remove Wallpaper


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Although wallpaper seems to be making somewhat of a comeback, removing it is something we almost always do when remodeling a space that is wallpapered. In most cases, homeowners prefer to have all wallpaper removed to allow for the more modern aesthetic of paint. Unfortunately, in many older homes, wallpaper was applied on every wall of a room, so even if new wallpaper was going to be laid over one wall to provide a decorative accent, three other walls would still need to be scraped and prepped for paint! While not impossible, the task of removing wallpaper can be tedious, messy, and time-consuming. Read more

Our September 2021 Newsletter

In many homes, the fireplace is the first thing you notice upon entering the living room. This massive focal point can set the tone for the entire living room as well as for the rest of the house. Our recent clients in Keller, Texas, knew that their 90’s fireplace was in need of a refresh and reached out to us to get the job done. They had a ledgestone finish in mind from the start but also wanted to discuss options for the mantel and built-in bookshelves. Check out our project blog post to see the amazing transformation and final outcome!
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A Dated Fireplace Gets a Ledgestone Refresh

The fireplace has long been the focal point of the living room – the primary area in the home for friends and family to gather. Renovating such a major component can create a whole new look for the entire space. This was the goal of our recent clients in Keller, Texas. They came to us with the idea of updating their fireplace with Ledgestone and a rustic mantel to create a more modern aesthetic. Our designers met with them for a consultation and put together an overall concept for the design prior to beginning the plans and 3D renderings. Read more

Our August 2021 Newsletter

Our featured project this month is a 1970’s galley-style kitchen remodel we recently completed in Arlington! Our sweet clients came to us wanting to update the space, improve functionality, and create a more open floor plan between the neighboring living and dining rooms. The new design involved closing a window, relocating the sink, oven, and dishwasher, and modifying the cabinetry to allow for a large, beautiful peninsula. The finished product is just what the clients had in mind and creates a whole new aesthetic in the heart of their home! Check out the full story on our blog post.   Read more

Update Your Home’s Interior Walls with Mike’s Guys


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If your home needs a refresh and you’re not quite sure where to start, simply updating the walls is a fairly easy task that can make a big impact. Whether you are changing colors, textures, introducing a pattern with wallpaper, or adding dimension with new crown molding, you’ll be surprised at just how much these changes influence the home’s interior as a whole. Although wall colors and finishes are typically the last thing our Interior Designer selects when we’re working on a major remodel, updating the walls is an excellent stand-alone project that can usually be done in a day or two. It’s an ideal first step if you don’t have the time or money for a full remodel, but still want to breathe new life into a lackluster room. Fair warning, though: the impact of updating the walls can snowball into bigger projects! The satisfaction of the refreshed space can be addicting! Read more

How Much Will My Home Remodel Cost?

The first and most important question you should answer before starting any type of home remodel is how much it will realistically cost. Typically, there isn’t a straight-forward answer to that question without scheduling an on-site consultation and paying for a detailed estimate and design. Because no two projects and no two homeowners are the same, the total cost of your project will depend on multiple variables. This means that even if your neighbor a few houses down has the exact same floor plan as you, built in the same year, your total cost could come in more or less than theirs simply based on your unique scope of work. You also must consider the level of remodeling you intend to do – whether it is a full-gut project that involves moving walls and rearranging the original footprint, or if you just want to update the space you have with new paint, tile, counters, etc. The types of materials, finishes, hardware, and appliances you choose also impact the final price. For example, two homeowners with the same kitchen layout will have different totals if one chooses standard elements, such as a basic undermount sink and chrome faucet, and the other chooses high-end elements, such as a farmhouse-style sink with a brushed gold faucet. Of course, everyone wants the more expensive options often featured on HGTV renovation shows. Unfortunately, these shows tend to create unrealistic expectations regarding the actual costs, timelines, and processes involved in home remodeling. Read more

Our July 2021 Newsletter

The right patterned wallpaper has the potential to make a show-stopping statement; unfortunately, that isn’t always the case with an original wallpaper from 1975! Our recent clients in Arlington wanted to remodel their dated master bathroom, which featured, you guessed it, floor-to-ceiling patterned wallpaper. They imagined a more modern look, with sleek tile, LED can lighting, a large walk-in shower, and a streamlined aesthetic. Our team was able to create a modern design, including everything the clients hoped for and more! Check out the transformation
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Our June 2021 Newsletter

Our recent guest bathroom remodel in Arlington was a little different than our typical design-build projects: due to the existing layout and constraints of the floorplan, the emphasis was more on the aesthetics of the room than on improving the functionality. As a ‘pull-and-replace’ project, the renovation involved replacing dated features with new ones in the exact same location. These features included the bathtub, faucets, cabinets, countertop, mirror, and decorative lighting. Check out the full blog post to see the before shots and the beautiful finished look! Read more