We were recently contacted by an Alexandia resident who was nervous about beginning a remodeling project. When she first moved into her new home, she was overwhelmed and even frightened by the prospect of doing a home remodeling project on her damaged, outdated house. Luckily for her, she didn’t need to. One of her colleagues at the lab she worked at recommended us for our Alexandria remodeling contractor services, so she gave us a call and asked if we could help fix up her home. We, of course, said yes and sent someone over as soon as possible to get a feel for the project.
New Kitchen and Bathroom remodel needed for rental unit
While she was interested in updating her entire home, she especially needed help with her basement, which was entirely unfinished. She wanted to make the bottom floor of her home into something special and something she could possibly rent out to another individual looking for a home. In order for the basement to function as its own unit, we needed to add some key elements to the space, namely a kitchen and a bathroom. To begin, we had the plumbing and electrical work for each room completed. Next, we framed the walls for the entire space to mark off the space for each room. She wanted to make sure that once the kitchen remodeling finished, that the room was large. She also wanted the bathroom to be luxurious with granite countertops, in order to create a miniature spa experience for her tenants.
Bathroom Spa & Kitchen design & build
The emphasis for the finished bathroom remodel was “relaxation,” according to Sofia. To accomplish this goal, we began with a tan granite countertop with flecks of grey, black and brown, and a dark-stained walnut wood for the cabinets. The shower was affixed with a rainfall showerhead and light travertine tiles. The floor of the bathroom was also granite, mixing squares of grey and tan to match both the shower and the countertops. All the fixtures in the room were a dark copper to emphasize the beachy, spa-like feel of the room.
For the kitchen, we planned a similarly luxurious feel. She picked out a rich, dark cherry wood for the cabinets and the same grey and tan tile combination from the bathroom for the floor. She also kept with the theme of copper and chose similar fixtures for the room. We were even able to order some specialty equipment for the kitchen remodeling, and installed an oven, refrigerator and dishwasher with brushed copper fronts to match the fixtures. She was thrilled all around, and couldn’t wait to put the space on the market to begin showing it off to potential renters.