BEFORE: 2008 Styled Kitchen - Villa Grove Park - 2022

A solid candidate for updating, this kitchen was a throw back to 2008 including color washed painted cabinets, faux antiqued seating and commodity granite countertops. A low contrast palette, largely in tones of beige, dulled the overall appearance. We knew the right materials and color choices would make this kitchen a stunner.

AFTER: A Stunning Modern Kitchen - Villa Grove Park - 2022

Quartzite countertops share hues with the wooden flooring providing warmth and exciting contrast. The scene is completed with subdued bone colored cabinets, Kitchen-Aid Appliances and Delta Faucet’s Trinsic  Series  faucet  with a Champagne Bronze finish.

BEFORE: Disjointed Den with an Unbalanced Fireplace Design - Villa Grove Park - 2022

A pieced together feel made this living area appear less than sophisticated. An abundance of disjointed shapes and proportions needed attention along with clashing colors and surfaces. We knew just what to do here.

AFTER: A Peaceful Place - Villa Grove Park - 2022

Continuity and proper proportions were keys to making this an inviting living space. And, the cast stone fireplace by Solus Decor in their Havra finish embraces the new Town and Country direct vent fireplace enhancing the comfortable atmosphere for all. Conversation, a good book or just watching a film, this is a peaceful place to spend time alone or with family and friends.

BEFORE: Visually Busy Bath - Villa Grove Park - 2022

This original master bath was a mismatched group of surfaces and colors.

AFTER: Bright Light Bathroom - Villa Grove Park - 2022

Clean lines, coordinated colors, Taj Mahal Quartzite counters, Delta Stryke Faucets, and Kohler Archer sinks give this master bath a soft comfortable style. The repurposed, modified & painted cabinets provide ample storage for husband and wife. Custom mirrors are by Grant’s Frames of Tulsa. Large format porcelain tiles from Richards and Sterling cover a heated SunTouch floor.

BEFORE: A Fairly Standard Entry - Villa Grove Park - 2022

Here we found a variety of door and trim molding styles along with dated furnishings and accents.

AFTER: A Welcoming Entryway - Villa Grove Park - 2022

Continuous wooden floors lead past a dramatic staircase with stylish wooden posts and handrails separated by finely turned metal balusters in black. Steps and risers were partially covered with carpet for noise reduction, safety and good looks. As such, this is the convenient intersection to all areas of the home’s interior.

BEFORE: Basic Utility Room - Villa Grove Park - 2022

Functional utility room with limited storage and commodity granite counters.  Just the Basics. 

AFTER: High-End Utility and Laundry Room - Villa Grove Park - 2022

Taj Mahal Quartzite Countertops, an Elkay Stainless Sink and a Delta Broderick faucet in Champagne Finish transform the utility room from blah to beautiful. Facing a high capacity front loading washer and dryer, additional cabinet space, refreshed clean white paint, and electrically heated tile floor, we have provided functionality with fresh style.

BEFORE: Builder Basic – Wexford – 2014

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 – Wexford – 2014

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 – Hudson Meadows – 2005

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 – Hudson Meadows – 2005

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 – Hudson Meadows – 2005

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 – Hudson Meadows – 2005

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 – Hudson Meadows – 2007

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 – Hudson Meadows – 2007

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 – Hudson Meadows – 2007

The fireplace of this 80’s 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 – Hudson Meadows – 2007

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 – Wexford Estates – 2016

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 – Wexford Estates – 2016

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 – Wexford Estates – 2016

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 – Wexford Estates – 2016

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 – Sunset Terrace – 2009

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 – Sunset Terrace – 2009

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 – Oakwold Addition – 2011

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 – Oakwold Addition – 2011

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 – Braeswood – 2007

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 – Braeswood – 2007

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: Cold and Uninviting – Saddleback – 2019

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 – Saddleback – 2019

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 – Wexford – 2014

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 – Wexford – 2014

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 – Wexford – 2014

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 – Wexford – 2014

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 – Hudson Meadows – 2007

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 – Hudson Meadows – 2007

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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