- Winner of 2012 Kansas City Home and Gardens Best Kitchen Remodel over $120,000
- Winner of 2011 Kansas City Home and Gardens Best Bath Remodel over $60,000
- Winner of 2012 NARI Kitchen Remodel over $120,000
- Winner of 2011 NARI Bath Remodel over $60,000
- Winner of 2008 NARI Residential Exterior Specialty $20,000 - $50,000.
The ultimate outdoor living area is phase 5 of a total home makeover we have completed for our clients in the prestigious Blue Hills subdivision. This project includes a beautiful stone patio with an outdoor kitchen. Four block and stone columns support a massive cedar roof cover designed by our architect and built by our CLC's. The style is reminiscent of an ancient Roman villa and the openness of the courtyard allows for the free movement of our clients and their guests.
- Winner of 2008 NARI Residential Lower Level Finishes (Basement) $50,000 - $100,000 (All Star) Award.
"Ultra Man Cave" would be the best way to describe this lower level remodel located in "Old Leawood". 1200 square feet of old open basement was designed to create uniquely divided spaces for our clients to display their personalities and enjoy their free time. This rough space would include a steam shower/bath, lounge area with wet bar, multiple media locations, two game table spaces, closets and storage. Custom lighting, tile and paint scheme were all part of the final design.
- Winner of 2007 NARI Residential Lower Level Finishes (Basement) $50,000 & Under (All Star) Award.
Phase two of a past Remy Award Winner includes a redesigned Lower Level. The interior look of color, furnishings, and fabrics was styled by, Arlene Ladagard, one of the areas top interior designers. The cherry bar and furniture were designed and created by a local custom cabinetmaker. Natural marble and imported granite tops were selected for their charisma and durability. An extensive electrical design included strategically placed plugs and switches as well as recessed lighting. A plasma television and its components were installed to be unobtrusive to provide the maximum sound and viewing quality.
- Winner of 2007 NARI Residential Lower Level Finishes (Basement) $50,000 & $100,000 (All Star) Award.
“Ultra Man Cave” would be the best way to describe this lower level remodel located in the prestigious Nationals Subdivision. 1400 square feet of new open basement was designed to create uniquely divided spaces for our clients to display and enjoy their personalities.
- Winner of 2006 Kansas City Homes and Gardens Best Remodeling Project.
A redesigned first floor with enlarged kitchen and hearth room highlights this extensive remodel. The interior look of color fabrics was styled by, Hildy McElvain, one of Shawnee’s top interior designers. Ivory with chocolate, maple and cherry cabinetry, Venetian granite countertops, and custom stone and glass tile make this home very desirable to view. Stainless Jenn Aire appliances are incorperated into the cabinet layout that includes a large island. The entire remodeled area is enhanced by richly stained hardwood flooring and new furnishings. Custom book and electronic cases surround the hearth room. New windows, doors, and fixtures light the room to the perfect level. Tightly mitered trim and Tuscany style painting give the home a very well built and warm feeling.
- Winner of 2005 Kansas City Homes and Gardens Best Remodeling Project.
The goal for this project was to provide a complete remodel of the interior space, finish, and mechanical. To perform custom design with a high level of finish. The end result would be a very modern home with special custom spaces and Old World design.
A client’s desire for their perfect home, led them to purchase a 1950’s style one-story estate in a very fashionable area of Kansas City. Having a working relationship and trust from previous projects, we were asked to take their ideas on design, style, color, and quality and create a once in a lifetime custom interior.
What we came into was a home waiting for a renaissance. Several previous do it yourself remodels meant our renovation would take place in all areas of the home excluding the master bedroom. Working with an engineer there were several major alterations, to include removing a wall, changing the front entrance, and vaulting a ceiling. Alterations to include minor changes to floors and walls did not require the engineer. Custom finish and mechanical design strategies were determined at pre-construction walk throughs.
The room layout was very awkward. The laundry and mechanical room, located in the front center of the home, became the new entry. The old entry became part of the new hearth kitchen. Other existing rooms and spaces were changed to provide a custom laundry, solarium, art gallery, formal living room, and study.
- Winner of 2006 NARI Interior Remodeling $40,000 and over Award.
- Winner of 2005 NARI Kitchen under $30,000 Award.
From catastrophe to miracle: one homeowner’s kitchen de-construction nightmare has been transformed into a dream come true. Exhilarated and optimistic were the feelings homeowners Barb and Steve Stras had as they approached their impending kitchen remodel. After all, they had been waiting nearly thirty years to renovate their dark, dated mid-seventies kitchen. . .it was time for a change. “It was finally going to happen and we were thrilled,” Barb recalls.
Joy suddenly turned to dread as the contractor that the Stras’ hired not only gutted the kitchen but billed them then vacated the job midstream. “It’s everyone’s worst nightmare and it was happening to us - we felt totally devastated.”
Shocked by the scope of the work left in shambles, Barb sought a referral from a friend and called our company.
- Winner of 2005 NARI Exterior Specialty Award.
Its work to maintain a home, particularly a vintage farmhouse set deep in the wooded fringes off a country road. Our client’s approximate age 100 year-old farmhouse is a jewel the husband discovered years ago pledging to maintain and lovingly restore. Winding down the lane past meticulous landscaping, it is readily apparent their home is in exceptionally good hands. Most noticeably they have built an addition double in size to the original 1000 square foot portion of the house.
The problem was years of exposure had left areas of the cedar exterior façade of the home sorely in need of upgrading. In 1984 the original portion of the home and the new addition had been covered in a brown-stained cedar lap siding. Now, the family was eager to have half of the home resided. The clients were requesting James Hardie fiber cement instead of the cedar wood siding as their replacement product of choice and it all had to match not only in character most importantly in dimension.
- Winner of 2004 Kansas City Homes and Gardens Best Basement Finish over $100,000.
This design incorporated a custom bath with a sauna, steam area, and bubble tub, two game rooms, two bedrooms, a hearth room, and wet bar. Only the finest materials were selected for this project. The finishes in these areas included custom oak cabinetry with Zodiac counter tops, custom tile, custom glass and mirrors, a sound deadening ceiling system, glass block windows, and custom painting.
- Winner of 2004 NARI Interior Remodeling $40,000 and over Award.
A client’s desire for their perfect home, led them to purchase a 1950’s style one-story estate in a very fashionable area of Kansas City. Having a working relationship and trust from pervious projects, we were asked to take their ideas on design, style, color, and quality and create a once in a lifetime custom interior.
What we came into was a home waiting for a renaissance. Several pervious do it yourself remodels meant our renovation would take place in all areas of the home excluding the master bedroom. Working with an engineer there were several major alterations, to include removing a wall, changing the front entrance, and vaulting a ceiling. Alterations to include minor changes to floors and walls did not require the engineer. Custom finish and mechanical design strategies were determined at pre-construction walk throughs.
- Winner of 2003 NARI Basement finish over $100,000 Award.
- Winner of 2003 NARI Exterior Specialty (All Star) Award.
The challenge for this design was to provide a maintenance free, energy efficient exterior with custom design and a high level of finish. The end result will keep the homes original, colonial architectural accents, such as dentil molding and window mantels intact.
The clients 1980’s two-story home was slowly becoming untenable. The original hardboard siding and 1x battens were being eaten away by moisture. The window frames and front portico were suffering the same. Our clients came to us as a referral from another award winning project. They knew our reputation as skilled carpenters and exterior design specialists, therefore entrusting our company with complete creative license in design and product selection. Final approval however would come from our clients during the final presentation.
We were entrusted to retain a high level of the original detail, create uniformity within all elevations, enhance the homes architectural details by creating a color scheme to highlight those details, replace rotted wood, posts, and railings on the front portico and above the windows, and add decoration above the garage door.
- Winner of 2002 NARI Room Addition $50,000-$150,000 Award.
Scope of work and specifications 12’11”x16’8” Two-story home office addition with interior and exterior finishes to match exactly with existing home.
The project was designed for very busy executives who traveled extensively. When home the addition would be used as a new executive office. Luxury and function were paramount in the design. The clients were very particular and each phase of the project was scrutinized more than might be considered normal. Success was achieved by a very dedicated production team. Only the finest materials were used and it showed in the finished result.
- Winner of 2002 NARI Kitchen under $60,000 Award.
Our kitchen remodel takes place in a 1905 American four-square-style home. The three-story house features a solid unadorned elegance the homeowner wanted to recapture in renovating the kitchen. To that end our design worked to incorporate modern technologies and efficiencies while preserving a sense of the period style. While trying to recreate the appropriate sense of style, there was no real interest, by the homeowner, in utilizing actual period products
The main kitchen area utilizes a mixture of traditional maple built-in cabinets making one reminiscent of the era of the home. A large armoire provides storage and houses the freestanding freezer unit. A piece looking very much like an old dresser cleverly conceals additional storage and the second set of refrigerator drawers. A third piece, constructed using a change in color stain along with antique-looking hardware and period glass, resembles the top of a sideboard. This piece was designed to mount over an antique 1937 Magic Chef stove to create tea and beverage storage. Complimenting the Wolf six-burner stove is a Gaggenau retractable hood that provides the requisite lighting and ventilation for the restaurant-style stove while maintaining the integrity of the design objectives.
- Winner of 2002 NARI Exterior Specialty Award.
- Winner of 2001 NARI Kitchens Under $30,000 Award.
When the homeowners of this 1920’s bungalow decided to remodel the Kitchen, their primary concerns were, functional design and the ability to have a kitchen that enhanced the charm and character of their existing home. We did a kitchen use survey with the clients to see how we could design the space to fit their everyday needs. In addition, the clients needed a company that would be able to provide them with all the amenities that they desired. The clients were interested in using a lighter cabinet color and great lighting, reflecting their personable character. Another concern was a good traffic way, due to the locations of entry.
- Winner of 2001 NARI Exterior Specialty Award.
Mike and Lisa Harpold were in a dilemma. They wanted and needed to give their rather large colonial style home a complete cosmetic makeover. The decision was make due to extensive rotting and decay of the original board batten and lap masonite siding after years of water exposure. There was also a concern of framing damage caused by the same exposure. The clients wanted all exterior siding, soffits, fascia, trim and windows, removed and replaced.
The Harpolds were very specific on how and what they wanted to use as replacement. The products had to be very durable and low maintenance (virtually weather proof). The goal was to create a clean, neat, uncluttered appearance with solid horizontal, very straight lines. Special emphasis was to be made on details pertaining to fit and finish. The home was to be made more energy efficient and a vapor barrier was requested. The clients expensive landscaping including yard area was to be kept clean and undamaged. Their roof could not be walked on. The final appearance and look was to be enhanced with new gutters and downspouts, door pediments, window mantels, shutters, as well as new exterior lighting.
During the stage of siding removal, the framing was to be checked for decay and replaced if necessary. Interior systems including phone lines, data cable and coaxial cables would be removed and reinstalled to all rooms. Electrical would be checked and replaced if necessary. ½” oriented strand board (OSB) would be installed as exterior wall sheathing. In essence we would be siding the home twice.