Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a nice holiday season and was able to enjoy time with family and friends. While our work doesn’t really stop much for the holiday, we did have rain and a cold snap that caused a few delays, so we all finally feel like we’re back in our stride and are full steam ahead on our projects.

We are introducing a remodel to start the new year with, which happens to be the home of a Harvey flood victim. When you don’t live in the city where a natural disaster happens you stop hearing about the recovery efforts once the national news coverage goes away from it, so many people might not realize how many people are still not back in their homes. With the amount of projects happening throughout the city, contractors and tradespeople cannot possibly keep up with everything. We have a few flood remodels and we are working hard to get their projects done in a timely manner so they can get back to some sense of normalcy.

This particular home is 1964 ranch-style house that is just under 2000 square feet and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. When a home floods it’s important to demo everything that is wet as quickly as possibly to try to prevent mold from growing and spreading, which is why we don’t have the traditional before pictures. As you’ll notice, these pictures will already show the new trim and the start of the new flooring, which is a light, wood-look tile. This flooring will run throughout the common areas and bedrooms.

When you walk into the home there is a small entryway with the dining room off to the right and the living and kitchen straight ahead, all of which are open to one another.

Looking towards the dining room and entry (on the right)

It wasn’t in the budget to remove the two center support poles on either side of the island, so we’re going to wrap them and make them a feature. The beam running across the ceiling in the living room will also be wrapped in the same material, as will the floating shelves we’re adding to the kitchen. The ceiling fan will be replaced with a more modern option.



Standing in the kitchen looking towards the laundry room (straight ahead) and the pantry (doorway on the right).

Laundry room

The existing cabinets will have new door fronts and will be painted the same color as the kitchen.

In the master bathroom we’re building a long vanity with double sinks and a separate dropped down makeup vanity. The new large shower will have marble-look tile run vertically.


The hall bathroom will have a smaller vanity and a tub/shower combo with subway tile.

In the two kids’ rooms we are doing minimal work- replacing the trim, flooring and painting the walls.

Next time we’ll be sharing more of the tile progress, which is nearing completion, as well as the design plan. In the meantime, here’s a little sneak peak of the kitchen colors, backsplash and countertops.

The painters are hard at it because next week the cabinets will be installed. After that the countertops will be templated and fabricated and then plumbing and light fixtures will be installed. It won’t be long before this remodel is wrapped up.