An interior designer approached me about 4 months ago about a project she was working on in the Denver Highlands. She had purchased a approximately 1,000 sqft property that basically needed gutting and needed a G.C. who could not only manage the project, but who could leverage their carpenter skills for built-ins, a kitchen, bathrooms, the works.
From digging out the basement to add another 1,000 sqft, finishing that basement, putting in two bathrooms, tiling and putting in a kitchen, the overall project turned out beautifully. The interior designer sold the property this past week, exactly one week after putting it on the market, for a full-price, cash offer.
Below are some pictures of the finished product.
I began working on the home I purchased in Arvada, Colorado this January, 2014. The kitchen was a major issue – I wanted to open the space up by taking down a load baring wall, removing the plaster walls, raising the ceiling over a foot, replacing all cabinets & appliances and adding an island.
It was quite a project, but the final product looks amazing. When beginning a kitchen remodel, it’s important to remain realistic about the time it will take, the scope of the project, and the budget. I ended up purchasing RTA cabinets from Lily Ann Cabinets – amazing quality at an unbelievable price. I did the kitchen at a fraction of the price it would have cost and I couldn’t be more pleased.
The following pictures give a visual time line of the before, during, and after.
The first set of pictures was the initial stage in the renovation. Built in the 1950’s the kitchen needed everything replaced. It was also a tiny space, so I knew I wanted to open it up by taking out the walls that closed it off from the family/dinning room.
After realizing the wall was supporting the ceiling, I had to carefully support the ceiling before taking out the walls. These pictures show that process-the sistering joists, the raising of the ceiling (that’s a whole other project), and taking out the kitchen walls.
The kitchen cabinets required assembly, but we’re amazing in quality and price. Once they were assembled and hung, the kitchen just needed granite to be complete. Quite an improvement!
Formica has come a long way! If you didn’t know it was a laminate product, you might mistake it for a much much more expensive granite countertop!
Cast iron sink will make one happy dish washer.
M.A.S. Construction owner Mike Smith can do it all. From renovating a 30-year-old master bathroom, to completely gutting a kitchen, to leveling a sub-floor for a beautiful hardwood floor job, M.A.S turns an ‘OK’ space into a Gorgeous one.
Master Bathroom, West Bradford, PA
Significant water damage was present once demolition was completed. This was a result of a leaky old shower allowing water to penetrate for years.
Kitchen Remodel, West Conshohocken PA
Hardwood Floors, Pottstown PA
This floor had very serious issues to begin with. You can see the decking removed in the photo below. This was necessary because the floor has sank over 1″ in the area by the stairs. In order to correct the problem the decking was removed, the floor joists were sistered to the existing framing and then new decking was installed. The result is a beautiful LEVEL floor!