Recent Project Photos--This site is always under construction as I keep adding photos SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS:
Anybody can copy and paste fancy photos of finished projects, but we show you before and after photos of our work. Although we do anything inside your home, our last couple projects have been kitchen remodels and bath remodels. We also custom work like book shelves and trim work. We specialize in basement remodels, so please scroll on down the page to see a few.
Occasionally we take on a custom furniture project.
Wood Rot repair--Photo 1
It's hard to see in this photo, but the crown molding is rotted mainly at the house and had to be replaced.
Wood Rot Photo #2
Crown has been removed and is in the process of being replaced. There was a 1x8 board where you see the empty ladder that had to be replaced. We used all PVC instead of wood.
Wood Rot Photo #3
Nearly finished. Much of the white trim was repainted and the house looks new again.
Shower Rough in Photo 1
This is a beautiful home where we were hired to correct a custom shower in an area that used to be a porch. The previous contractor was fired after showing up drunk.
Shower photo 2.
We have broken out the previous contractors work and installed a new drain after the fired contractor had filled it with cement. Chris has alread installed a hard pack cement and installed a shower linger. He is now installing a finish coat of mud.
Shower photo 3
The shower pan is complete and we are framing in for the fauct. The plumbing and faucet were installed and tested. The box will be covered in Hardy Board and the home owner will tile it. I don't have a photo, but the Hardy Board had to be specially scribed to fit the rock work on the wall. This is free standing shower and ADA compliant. There are no shower walls.
LP Cabinet/Entertainment center, Plan photo 1
This is a computer design that closely resembles the cabinets we are building.
Custom LP record cabinet and entertainment center, Photo 2
These will be 13 feet long and 36" tall. The client specifically asked that no MDF or fiberboard be used. These are all solid wood cabinet that will hold up to 1,500 LP records. The cabinet will be finished with a white semi gloss paint. The drawers will be full extention side glides with ball bearings. The two end pieces will have upper shelves for CD's, speakers, etc. A 60" flat screen TV will center the project on the wall at the house. The top of the center section will house the receivers, etc, with a shelf on top.
LP Record Cabinet Drawers, Photo 3- this project is still in progress....
The drawers are going in. These are massive drawers three feet wide and 15" deep and 16" tall. The drawer sliders are 150 lb ball bearing sliders. The sides are 1/2" pine and the base is 1/4" plywood. Each drawer will hold about 150-200 albums. The drawers are put together with dowels, glue and French Dowels. In the photo, you can see my Boston album that was hand signed by Boston about 1986 and Brad Delp included a signed photo of himself and you can slightly see it on the lower left corner of the album.
PREVIOUS PROJECTS THE PAST YEAR
Our recent bathroom remodel- Photo 1- before
These are two adjoining bathrooms where the owner wishes to make it into one. This is a before photo after some preliminary demo was done. It was all in early 70's pink.
Photo 2 of other bathroom just before. Photo 2.
It was kind of a turquois and totally 1969.
During destruction---Photo 3
Massive deconstruction with most all the walls removed and a lot of plumbing work to begin. We see Chris tearing away.
Rebuilding- Photo 4
Halfway through with photo taken from the same spot 5 days earlier. Mid wall is removed and Chris is finishing up electical details. The jet tub is about to be set. All the plumbing has been moved their new location. All the rough wiring is done. This photo was taken about a week into the project and Chris expects this to be completed in about another week.
New Jet Tub-Photo 5
This is from the same view and photo 2 above. This is about a week into the project with the homeowner's having no shower or bath. We changed up the schedule so they'd have a shower and tub as soon as possible. The tub is a jet tub from American Standard. The faucets are all Moen. The shower surround is American Standard.
Completed bath-Photo 5
This is the same view as Photos 1, 3 and 4.
Vanity- Photo 6
The vanity is on the right side of photo 1 and the left side of photo 2. The vanity and medicine cabinet were special order from Lowe's. The jet tub is American Standard from Home Depot. The floor is Allure Traffic Master floating vinyl floor from Hom Depot. The toilet is the same one in photo 1, but we put all new parts in it. The paint is all from Home Depot.
Previous Projects this year--------------------------
I don't have a before photo,,,but this was a 70's one piece style shower/tub. We tore it all out and replaced it with an extra deep tub, Moen faucets with a cubby hole for shampoo bottles and a glass tile border all done by Chris Brenner.
Previous bath remodels---------------------------
Shower Remodel in three days
Homeowner had roughed in for a corner shower before he roughed in the walls. Later he found out he put the drain in the wrong spot, so he hired Chris to fix it.
Shower remodel, first day
The first thing to do was bust up the floor and get the drain in the right spot and we had to extend the wall by the toilet over about 6 more inches.
Shower remodel 72 hours later:
ChThe 6" wall was moved, finished and painted. The toilet was removed to level the floor with floor leveler. 60, 12" Ceramic tile was installed. The tile was a earth tone and we matched the grout. Chris Brenner did another superior job laying the tile in a day. The base is a 39" base from Lowe's. The doors are nickel finished and are also from Lowe's. The homeowner will finish the project. Chris is responsible for all the work.
Basement Remodel, Photo 1 of 9.
Before photo of future bedroom before we began. The home owner had taped out the design on the floor.
Basement remodel, Photo 2 of 9
After only 3 days into the project the walls are framed, the rough plumbing is done and the hardwire is beginning. Your looking at the same view before and where the flat screen TV will be.
Basement project, Photo 3 of 9
Ready for drywall after 7 days! At the far center of the hall will be the custom bathroom.
Looking down the hall to the bathroom. Photo 4 of 9.
Photo take from the same view as above [photo 3], about 2 weeks before. Floor is down, walls painted and trim work on going. The far room in the back will be the bathroom. The flooring here is a vinyl floor which is installed just like tile, but has a better look and has a more 'soft' feel.
TV Room, Photo 5 of 9.
Same view as photo #2 . Walls covered, painted and trim work being done. We wired this room for pretty much anything for now or in the future and most all the wiring will be hidden when finished.
TV Room - Finished, Photo 6 of 9
TV room with 60" TV, surround sound, Blu Ray. Photo is taken from same position as photo #5. [above]
TV room- other side
This is the finished TV room. The basement door is out of screen to your left. The two windows are covered with Levelor blinds. The center cubby hole holds the Blu Ray machine.
Basement bathroom, Photo 8 of 9.
This is the basement bathroom you see 4 photos above at the end of the hall. It has a custom vanity, Moen faucets, 37" mirror, and a custom shower.
Bedroom, Photo 9.
This photo is from about the same position as Photo #1. This is a teen girls bedrrom and she was in the progress of getting organized. Two walls are pink and two are blue. The bathroom is just to the right of the photo.
Front Stoop repair-Before photo
Before photo showing how the left side of the stoop sank several inches. Mud jackers raised it up and we did the rest.
The cement was raised, the bricks repaired and a nice hand rail installed. We took it from 1976 to 2012
Major Foundation repair where everything had to go and be put back.
Before photo 1.
The back wall of this shower had to be removed and replaced so the foundation people could do their thing.
Shower back wall, photo 2.
Demolition. Back wall of the shower is gone.
Entire back wall of the house had to go, Photo 3
We demolished it and put up a new wall.
Finished basement wall, Photo 4.
Little details were added where we changed the color of the walls and added crown molding.
Shower, Photo 5.
The shower looks exactly like it did before we started. If you look closely, you'll see the different colors in the tile pattern. Otherwise, it looks just like it did before. We did so damn good, it takes a critical eye to see it is different. Our job was to put it back like it was before we started.
April. Extreme bathroom make over....Photo 1
This is a rental house where the bathroom is full of black mold and has obvious problems. Over the next couple of days, we'll be removing everything but the tub and toilet. In front of the toilet is a hole where you can see into the basement.
Completed April Extreme Bathroom
Yep, this is the same bathroom in 4 days. This was an extreme remodel at our best!!!! New shower surround, new vanity, new floor, faucet, base trim and the little touches that make a difference. Scroll again to the upper photo to see the difference.
March Bathroom Remodel, Photo 1.
This is the before photos of a 1970's era typical bathroom. The only thing in this photo we'll keep is the toilet. Otherwise, the wall paper, the vanity the flooring and all the rest goes....
March bathroom finished. Photo 2.
Yes, this is the same bathroom. We removed the wall paper and put in a European vanity, sink and faucet and we went with brushed nickel and a wide base board. The floor was specifically chosen as a non slip floor as opposed to tile. Since this photo was taken, we have decided to change the tile.
February completed basement remodel. Photo 1.
This was a garage in a town home where the home owner desired to turn his garage into valuable living space. This is a before photo of the future laundry, bathroom area.
Utility room turned bathroom in a former garage.
We had little space to fit a bathroom and no floor plumbing. We installed a up flush toilet and the home owner found a small sink online. Using the up flush toilet, we likely saved the home owner thousands over tearing out the floor.
A garage turned into a recreation room. Photo 3.
A few short weeks ago, this was a typical garage and we turned it into needed living space. The home owner desired a simple ceiling just painted black and it because awesome and saved him about $1200.
Garage project finished.
Chris is standing in front of the entry door where the garage door used to be. The door to the right opens into the half bath and the laundry area. The sliding doors to the far right open in the HVAC area and storage. It looks nothing like a garage. The can lights were recessed into the ceiling and painted black which gave the overall theme more of a Loft look
Major bath remodel. Photo 1.
This is a before photo where we are transforming this 1980's master bath to 2012. All the old fake gold stuff will be removed as well as the 'heart' shaped tub and all replaced.
Another before photo of this bath remodel. Photo 2.
This old 72" vanity will be replaced as well as the top and mirror.
Demo of bathroom. Photo 3.
Everything from the above before photos is removed to the bare walls.
Bathroom Construction, Photo 4.
By just day 3, we have the hand made custom shower pan done and are installing the high end Hardybacker boards. The new tub will be a drop in tub where the outer face will be even with the custom 48" x 36" shower.
By day 5, we begin the tile, Photo 5.
Pretty much the same view as the second photo from the top above. This tile is directional, meaning all tile has to be laid a certain way to create the pattern. Note: most installers don't care about directions. Home owners need to know each tile has a hidden 'arrow' on the back that tells the installer which way to lay the tile.
More tile, Photo 6.
Same view as the first photo before we began. The tub has been installed along the the faucet.
Tub details... Photo 7.
This is a European waterfall faucet which the home owner bought online for about $100 and likely worth three times that. There was a problem in that European standard faucet plumbing threads don't fit American standards---so it took special adapters. The tub is a Kohler tub and is extra deep. It also took a special overflow drain system which is purchased separately for this tub. This tub can als0 be purchased in many versions including water jets, etc.... The tub will hold 60 gallons where most tubs are in the 35 gallon range. Old school tubs require about 25 gallons. In most cases, the size of your tub, Jacuzzi, etc- is directly dependent on the size of your water heater unless it has an independent heating system.
Tile work completed, Photo 8.
We're just waiting on the custom shower doors. The custom vanity and granite tops. Pretty much the same view as the first photo I took.
Finished master bathroom, Photo 9.
Custom shower doors are installed and the walls have been painted. This is the same photo as the the first photo 8 pictures up from this one.
Finished vanity with granite tops. Photo 10.
This is the same photo as photo 2 of this project...dramatic difference.
Basement Remodels, Photo 1.
Typical unfinished basement.
Same basement a couple weeks later, Photo 2.
Same view as the photo above only farther back. You can see the stairs. A full kitchen was built to the right with a bedroom to the left with a full bathroom. Behind us is a media room in the next photo. This was 1500 sf basement remodel where the home owner remodeled the basement for his parents with a full bathroom and kitchen and complete tile throughout.
Media room. Photo 3.
This media room has all the wiring hidden and was wired for full surround sound with up to 10 speakers.
Another Basement Remodel with a full bath, Photo 1.
Before where the home owner had started the work himself.
Same basement from a different angle. Photo 2.
This wall is prepared to hang a 60" flat screen TV with sconce lights on a dimmer. To the left is a wet bar area.
We also install entry doors.
This is a house in Hyde Park, Westport, MO. We are replacing the entry doors.
The old door is removed
The new door will be a custom door from Lowe's
Getting the new door through the entry.
Besides the new door having to be custom made, we all almost forgot about getting it through the entry and we were lucky it getting it in there sideways. It was also a major physical project to get the door turned in the right way in the confined entry. But we did it. This was nearly a $1200 custom door, so there was no room for error.
We also specialize in laminate and hardwood floor installs.
This photos was taken last spring where we tore all the carpet out for a lady who adopted two large dogs and wanted a dog friendly floor. It involved a stair case where most laminate floor contractors won't touch.
Prefinished Hardwood Floor Project and Bunk Beds
This began as a project to build in 4 bunk beds you see in the background. Near the end of the project, the homeowner opted for new hardwood floors. We removed the carpet, laid down the felt and this photo is in the middle of installing the new floor. A larger photo from a different direction is below as well as a view of the bunk bed project.
Custom work. Book shelves.
This client wanted book shelves built on each side of their fireplace. They were designed to hide their media equipment and to match the builder's trim. This is the before photo.
After photo of custom book shelves.
Here's the finished product. All the work was custom and hand painted. The cabinet tops are wood with three coats of white semi gloss paint.
Typical bath remodel regarding a shower.
We are removing this plastic shower stall and replacing it with a new shower base and will tile the rest to the ceiling. We'll also put in new shower doors and paint the room. This is a before photo.
Same shower moments before demo.
This is a before photo taken of the shower through the bathroom mirror. The shower base was cracked and the home owner decided to replace it. She got bids from Bathfitter, Sear's and others and we got the job at half their bids.
Second day of the bathroom remodel
On day two, we've already replaced the shower pan and are installing 4" ceramic tile. We included an alcove for shampoo. Chris is working to make sure it's all perfect. Same view as two photos [before] above.
Shower tile install on day 3.
Chris is working on the 4" ceramic tile install.
Finish Project on Day 5
All wall paper is removed and room was painted a blue.
Same view of the shower in the mirror as in the first photo. Notice we took the new tile all the way to the ceiling.
Same shower. We installed a new shower base and new drain plumbing. There were 320 4" ceramic tile installed with Snow White Grout. The hand held shower head is a Moen Deluxe with an adjustable spray head. We were able to save the shower faucet and all hardware. We added a 18" ADA grab bar just inside the shower doors.
Previous bath remodel where we are basically replacing a tub for a stand up shower. This was a complete remodel.
This is how the bathroom looked before we began.
The entire tub area was removed as well as the vanity. The plumbing was moved and otherwise ready for install.
Same bathroom about 10 days later.
Brand new Allure vinyl floating floor, new 60" ADA shower and what you don't see off to the left, is a new 48" vanity and lights.
Major Kitchen Remodel.
Phase one is demolition.
Here's a kitchen where the home owner wanted to install a dishwasher to the left of the sink and a stove and microwave just to the right of the microwave shown. Off camera to the right, we will install new cabinets.
Phase 2 is removing the old tops
Here, Chris is removing the old tops.
Same kitchen 3 days later
We've installed new laminate tops, cut a opening for a microwave and have the dishwasher installed. Now take the time to look how we saved the existing cabinetry and transformed the space on either side of the stove to TV tray or pizza tray cabinets.
Same kitchen 4 TH day.
Backs splash tile is laid, microwave installed and all the finish work.
Spring Kitchen remodel.
Kitchen remodel from earlier this year.
This is a before photo of a complete demo project where everything you see will be removed, including the wall behind the stove.
Photo taken in May.
Same view the next day.
Kitchen project the third day
We tore out all the old paneling and removed a load bearing wal and insulated the outside walls, ran a new gas line to the stove without disturbing the finished basement ceiling and more...the old kitchen is out of frame to the right.
Kitchen remodel continued
Same view a week later.
View after all the walls are gone and ready for cabinets.
This is the same view as the very first pic where the plan is to combine three separate rooms into one room. Just in front of the step ladder, will be a kitchen island with an amazing drop down range hood.
Completed fireplace room
This 'fireplace' room is completed and ready for paint.
Kitchen is ready for cabinets and final work. The homeowner is waiting on a special island range hood that will hang near the opening in the ceiling. The island will be to lower left center of photo. Because the home owner wasn't certain of the range hood and island location, we made a card board mock up of the island.
Same kitchen nearing completion.
Most of the range hood is installed. The island cabinets are in place and the walls have been painted. About half the cabinets are in place.
Same view as the first photo at the top of the page.
We see the cabinets installed which came from Direct Buy. The important part of the photo is what a drastic change this was from the first day. All the floors are covered with craft paper since the floors were redone halfway through this project.
Ready for tops
Awesome photos where we're just waiting on the new tops.
Granite tops are installed.
We replaced the old pantry door with a mahogany door. The stove is in and the fridge. Just need some staining and some touch up and this is done.
Here is a new basement [before photo] where there is to be a full bathroom.
Same area 4 weeks later.
This was just before the shower doors were installed.
Storm damage on a deck.
Severe wind damage hit this porch and we put it back exactly the way it was. It was a complete rebuild, but we were able to save the floor and structural supports.
Same deck a week later..
After photo of the same porch.
Midway into a new kitchen remodel where a previous contractor had done it all wrong just 30 days before. The previous contractor had failed to figure out a way to install a dishwasher which the home owner had never had.
After photo where the new granite tops were about to arrive. To the left, you'll see the dishwasher and all new backsplash and cabinets.
High End Theater Room
A very early photo of the Theater Room which will be just to the right of this photo. All the mechanical and wiring are in progress.
Theater Room finished photo
This high end theater room took 5 weeks to build and has about $12,000 just in electronics which are mostly hidden. It used a projection TV system with a universal remote to run everything from the lights to the media. Each chair has a "butt kicker" system installed under each chair. There is a full snack bar behind the seating area and a bathroom to the back right. We sloped the floor to give the full experience.