Tub Converted to Walk in Shower

Tub Converted to Walk in Shower
Form. Update! It was a nice house in a lovely neighborhood. The home owners were  oh-so-ready to start some updates. The baths particularly smacked of the 90’s: Cultured marble, pickled stain, gold plumbing fixtures, white tile. They would start upstairs. Before After Function. Rethink...

Stair Carpet

Stair Carpet
First Impression. A riddle: What can take a beating but look classy enough to make a great first impression? How about…. patterned Entry Stair carpet? To the right and left of the front door this Plano home had great formals, but straight ahead was a blah...

Kohler White

Kohler White
                    Resurfacing updates cultured marble. Cultured marble tubs…. outdated now, but featured in so many Dallas homes of past decades. In the hierarchy of priorities, however, the cost of replacing the cultured marble tub in this Plano home...

A Few Touches

A Few Touches
      Beautiful house. Very nice bathroom.               Finishing touches. …But a few finishing touches definitely took things up a notch!   Window Treatment. The wispy shade at the glass block window ties in the with the Master Bedroom’s...

Bath Remodel

Bath Remodel
Bath Remodel Spacial Illusion True to the vintage of this Plano home, the Master Bath is relatively small. We considered knocking out walls between the bath, shower, potty and closets to reconfigure. In this case, however, there was nothing to be gained:  2+3 still equalled 5.  The Master Bath is still...

Upholstery Disguise

Upholstery Disguise
    The ottoman was actually an almost-twin-size roll-away bed with a nice cover. The guest bed, actually used(!), would stay, but we were going for a more elegant look. Doing a little(?) updating. The sofa would be replaced. It was old, not very worn, but uncomfortable. The rug, which was very...

Family Gallery

Family Gallery
                          An email from a client: Hi Ginny!!! It's your crazy friend looking for something more to do. I would LOVE to get my family photo wall up by Turkey Day. My sis (maybe both) will be here to share the holiday....

Handscraped Hickory

Handscraped Hickory
How about a pretty quick way to get a pretty  wood floor! These Plano clients wanted a warmer, more unified, more updated floor. Earlier they had installed new tile in the Bathrooms and Laundry. We left carpet in three Bedrooms and installed hardwood everywhere else. Bella Cera’s American Hickory...

Bigger, Better Shower: Bathroom Remodel

Bigger, Better Shower: Bathroom Remodel
The point was to update the tile in the shower. That gave us the opportunity in this Plano home to update the size of the shower as well. The outer wall was pushed out a couple of inches to the door frame of the closet. Without changing the drainage area of the shower we were still able to push out the...

Kitchen Cosmetics: Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen Cosmetics: Kitchen Remodel
BEFORE AFTER Happy surprise! A nice tray ceiling was underneath the florescent plexiglass panels. Bye-bye Plexiglass! The fir downs over the cabinets were also eliminated. The cabinets, well-built but tired, needed both functional and cosmetic tweaks:  The top row of pantry cabinets became usable when...

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