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This was a massive transformation – the sunken den was filled in with concrete and rebar to make it all one level. We laid about 900 sq’ of 18×18 travertine tile including the adjoining kitchen, hallway and office. The fireplace was clad in stone with a glass mantle. Finally we added some new built-in bookcases to separate the dining room and den area. A neutral wall color (Kestrel White) and bright white semigloss on all the trim lifts this previously masculine gray room into a wonderful warm entertaining space.

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Depressing original gray brick fireplace was totally transformed with travertine columns and hearth, and a stunning slate pattern for the center section. New Freise carpet and repainting gives this large room a very cozy feel. WOW !![divider]

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We love to update the entryway of a home by changing out the old wood spindles to wrought iron spindles with accents. New carpet, restaining the banisters and a fresh coat of paint is an easy way to bring high-end style into your home for small cost. [divider]

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Another home transformed by simply updating the spindles to wrought iron, a coat of paint and some new carpet.  [divider]


Possibly the most dramatic change to a living room we have done …. the old wood floors in this modest home could not be salvaged, so new hardwood flooring was laid along with new texture / paint. The opening reveals the far dining area and brings this home firmly into the 21st century!

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We completely opened up this large living area by removing the existing door and windows, and adding an extension for the new breakfast area. The old kitchen “pass-through” was then greatly enlarged to accommodate a new granite breakfast bar. The perfect space for entertaining !!

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We converted this ‘add-on’ extension to be fully integrated with the existing living area. In addition, we knocked out the old windows and installed 4 new picture windows to give an open view of the back garden. Note the soft arches in the ‘after’ photo.  A truly wonderful conversion for the lucky new owners 🙂