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Tulsa’s Buckingham Group “before and after” remodeled home photos. See the broad spectrum of our projects to appreciate the difference we can make in your home.

BEFORE: Builder Basic
BEFORE: Builder Basic – Wexford

A dropped ceiling complete with plastic grids hovered over this 1980’s kitchen. Oak cabinets with arched top doors, that had yellowed with age, were tucked under the plywood covered soffit. Laminate countertops provided the foundation for a surface mounted sink, while 4” x 4” ceramic tile covered the backsplash.

AFTER: Preferred Seating
AFTER: Preferred Seating – Wexford

A five-foot Galley Sink centered in an Alaska White Granite Countertop is serviced by two Delta faucets providing the heartbeat of this unique prep and serving center. Custom full overlay cabinets by Broken Arrow Woodworks provide a wealth of storage.

BEFORE: Stuck in the 80s
BEFORE: Stuck in the 80s – Hudson Meadows

The dropped ceiling with an elaborate wood grid, effectively hid the fluorescent light bulbs while lowering the ceiling height to seven feet. The claustrophobic feeling of the low ceiling was amplified by a row of nondescript cabinets. Cathedral shaped cabinet doors and the magenta laminate countertops locked this kitchen firmly in the 80's.

AFTER: Island Living
AFTER: Island Living – Hudson Meadows

Twin Knotty Alder Islands provide a unique design solution to spatial requirements in this kitchen. The island in the foreground contains a warming drawer, vegetable sink and eating bar. The second island contains a beverage cooler and main sink. The space between the islands provides a direct path between the Wolf Cooktop and the expansive walk-in pantry.

BEFORE: Dreary Days
BEFORE: Dreary Days – Hudson Meadows

Decorative box beams were reflected in the high gloss finish of the hardwood floors. A used brick fireplace façade and narrow mill finish aluminum windows effectively blocked the view of the expansive back yard. The eight-foot ceiling height created a cramped feeling in this large family room.

AFTER: Room with a View
AFTER: Room with a View – Hudson Meadows

The ceiling of the family room was raised to ten feet. A double French Vault ceiling was created and outlined by Knotty Alder decorative beams. A cast stone fireplace from Stone Legends of Dallas Texas created a fireplace focal point. An abundance of Pella Architectural Casement Windows with simulated divided lights wrapped around the room now provides an expansive view.

BEFORE: Beleaguered Bath
BEFORE: Beleaguered Bath – Hudson Meadows

Ash cabinets with cultured marble tops wrapped around the corner of this master bathroom. Framed mirrors reflect a portion of the shower stall which is complete with polished brass framing. A standard eight-foot ceiling, which characterized the 80s look, does not take advantage of the attic space above.

AFTER: French Country Comfort
AFTER: French Country Comfort – Hudson Meadows

Knotty Alder cabinets with inset doors from Jay Rambo Cabinets provide an abundance of storage as well as a luxurious bathroom environment for the wife’s vanity of this master bathroom. Antique wall scones, custom beveled glass mirrors and a Travertine Marble countertop with a Delta lavatory faucet complete her side of this spacious master bathroom. An electrically heated floor adds a hidden source of comfort.

BEFORE: The Blank Canvas
BEFORE: The Blank Canvas – Hudson Meadows

The fireplace of this 80s home was covered with used brick. Complete with polished brass screen and surrounded by twin aluminum windows with vertical blinds it was the dominant and exceptionally ugly focal point in this master bedroom. Worn carpet covered the floor.

AFTER: A Woman’s Touch
AFTER: A Woman’s Touch – Hudson Meadows

A cast stone fireplace, custom fabricated by Stone Legends of Dallas Texas, transformed the fireplace from ugly to beautiful. A double French vault ceiling took advantage of attic space above the room. Oak hardwood floors replaced the carpet. Custom drapes from Leslie Elliot Interiors complement the traditional club chairs in this revitalized master bedroom.

BEFORE: Pretty Basic
BEFORE: Pretty Basic – Wexford Estates

A brick covered fireplace surround with oak fireplace mantle and legs were the focal point in this family room. Surrounded by twin aluminum casement windows, it had no visual interest. An eight-foot-high ceiling limited the comfort level in the room. It along with a worn carpet and pad called out for change in this room.

AFTER: Laid-Back & Posh
AFTER: Laid-Back & Posh – Wexford Estates

The existing fireplace surround was removed and furred out to give added dimension to the fireplace surround. It was then covered with a Cross Cut Travertine Tile from Visions Tile & Stone. The ceiling was raised to ten feet with a double French Vault taking advantage of available attic space above. Pella Architectural fixed clear view windows were added for additional light. An oak hardwood floor and custom furniture completed the transformation.

BEFORE: Cluttered & Cramped
BEFORE: Cluttered & Cramped – Wexford Estates

A small center island in this kitchen had little utility while it encumbered traffic flow during meal preparation. Oak cabinets with visible hinges dated this home to the late 80s. Laminate countertops and four-inch tile on the backsplash completed the 80s picture. A combination of carpet, wood flooring and walls defined individual rooms in this home.

AFTER: Family Friendly
AFTER: Family Friendly – Wexford Estates

The kitchen was opened to the family room by removing a load bearing wall. An abundance of seating space was created with Alaska White granite overhangs on two sides of the kitchen cabinets. A strong focal point was created by renovating the fireplace with a Cross Cut Travertine face. New hardwood floors now run throughout the first level, unitizing the family room, kitchen, and adjoining library.

BEFORE: A Neglected Space
BEFORE: A Neglected Space – Sunset Terrace

The 1500sf basement of this 1928 vintage Maple Ridge home had fallen into disrepair. Leaking basement walls had provided all the moisture needed to warp the original hardwood floors. The dark and wet basement created the perfect environment for mold growth which was beginning to permeate the balance of the home.

AFTER: Bring in the Light
AFTER: Bring in the Light – Sunset Terrace

To solve the basement's water intrusion problems its entire perimeter was excavated exposing the basement walls and footings. French drains were installed, basement walls were sealed with mastic and the excavation backfilled with a combination of crushed rock and topsoil. Pella Architectural series casement windows were installed along with a cast stone fireplace surround. Matching moldings and a Travertine tile completed the remodel.

BEFORE: Untapped Potential
BEFORE: Untapped Potential – Oakwold Addition

Green linoleum countertops, with polished chrome edge treatment along with flat plywood doors and a large electric range locked this home in the 50s.The cased opening lead into an adjoining room which was a giant walk-in pantry where groceries could be delivered from the local high-end grocery.

AFTER: Form meets Function
AFTER: Form Meets Function – Oakwold Addition

The wall separating the pantry from the kitchen was removed opening the space into a long and luxurious kitchen. Brazilian Mahogany Euro Style cabinets, twin Bosch dishwashers, a Wolf dual fuel range & exhaust hood and abundant countertop surfaces create the perfect kitchen for entertaining. Three large picture windows light the kitchen and allow a view of the expansive front lawn.

BEFORE: Dysfunctional Design
BEFORE: Dysfunctional Design – Braeswood

The dark and dated kitchen was locked in the 80s and in significant need of a 21st century update to boost its floor space, function, and aesthetics. Adding to this major problem were outdated appliances, laminate countertops, an undulating Mexican Tile floor and builder basic seven-foot tall orangey-ash cabinets, which in themselves stuck out as a sore thumb.

AFTER: Custom All the Way
AFTER: Custom All the Way – Braeswood

With a wall removed, the kitchen is an integral part of the home’s entertainment space. Twin islands with "African Fantasy" Granite countertops provide an expansive workspace for the husband-and-wife gourmet cooks. Jay Rambo Knotty Alder cabinets provide storage. Kohler farm front and vegetable sinks are integrated into the island cooking center. His and her clothes closets are disguised as kitchen cabinets at the far end.

BEFORE: Stuck in the 80s
BEFORE: Cold and Uninviting – Saddleback

A painted sandstone fireplace with disproportionately squat firebox were the dominant features in this family room. Inefficient casement windows outfitted with surface mounted mini blinds gathered dust as they shielded the carpeted floor from the sun rising to the east.

AFTER: Stunning in Slate
AFTER: Stunning in Slate – Saddleback

Pella Designer Series casement windows, outfitted with interior mini blinds, were installed for comfort and convenience. A cast concrete fireplace mantle and surround with a linen finish, custom manufactured by Solus Fireplaces embraces a Napoleon HD35 fireplace insert. Complete with a remote-controlled flame it provides a romantic setting in the room. A ten-foot-tall wall of split slate from Emser Tile & Stone adds both beauty and visual interest.

BEFORE: Cornered and Cramped
BEFORE: Cornered and Cramped – Wexford

A vanity with his and hers cultured marble tops were crammed into the corner of this master bathroom in this south Tulsa home. The yellowed peeling finish on the ash cabinets coupled with polished brass faucets and an impractical floor covering of carpet placed an explanation point on the need for an update.

AFTER: A Sophisticated Sanctuary
AFTER: A Sophisticated Sanctuary – Wexford

The layout of the master bath was totally reconfigured thereby enabling, both the husband and wife to have separate vanities. Brazilian Mahogany (Sapele) cabinets were designed and custom manufactured for this bathroom. Etched glass mirrors and custom wall sconces add both decorative and functional features to the space. A Kohler surface mounted vessel lavatory provides both clean-up-space and a cosmetic center for the wife.

BEFORE: Past its Prime
BEFORE: Past its Prime – Wexford

A mammoth cultured marble tub for two complete with a polished brass tub filler were the focal points as you entered this master bathroom. Fussy, outdated wallpaper, an aluminum window, carpeted floors, and an abundance of louvered doors created a maze of dated visual effects.

AFTER: The Art of Relaxation
AFTER: The Art of Relaxation – Wexford

This Bain Ultra air tub is filled with a Kohler floor mounted tub filler. Characterized by its many programable luxury features the user can activate stimulating air jets, Chromo-Therapy lighting and or Vibra Acoustic treatments all while relaxing in the tub. Release your imagination and focus on how you would like to either start or end your day in this master bathroom air tub.

BEFORE: The Swan Song
BEFORE: The Swan Song – Hudson Meadows

Typical of the 80's this master bath was a bewildering assembly of cultured marble. A whirlpool tub for two and a large shower complete with six-foot-tall, cultured marble swan along with polished brass fixtures screamed for replacement.

AFTER: Luxurious Lair
AFTER: Luxurious Lair – Hudson Meadows

The walls and ceiling of this custom frameless steam shower are covered with Travertine Marble Slabs. Oil rubbed bronze Delta plumbing fixtures provide a choice of a showering experience. A Kohler whirlpool tub with a stimulating array of jets is centered in a custom Knotty Alder tub surround. A double French Vault Ceiling adds a spacious feeling to this master bathroom.

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