Published March 13, 2013
Kitchen , Photo , Portfolio
At Taylor Made Custom Contracting, we love a good challenge. With this project we were able to integrate contemporary material updates while maintaining the home’s existing charm. New appliances such as a wet bar, ice maker and wine refrigerator brought a modern touch to this butler’s pantry. The homeowners selected black quartz counter tops and sage glass mosaic tiles, allowing for a pleasing contrast with the existing custom white wood cabinetry.
We fabricated and installed matching Corian surfaces on the existing 60” x 60” kitchen table and butler’s pantry countertop, preserving the design continuity of the room.
Relocating the radiators allowed us to make room for additional cabinets. In addition to installing an intricate stainless steel lighting system, we incorporated recessed lighting, dimmer switches and under-cabinet lighting to complete the transformation.
These homeowners were looking for a unique, personalized way to decorate their walls. The wife preferred a beach theme while the husband admired a cabin in the woods style. Taylor Made’s muralist was able to conjoin elements of both visions into one cohesive theme.
Our artist carefully selected trees and animals indigenous to both scenes and painted them in a realistic style.
As a playful touch, animals were hidden into the family room design. Light switched, vents and thermostats were painted to maintain the flow.
Scaffolding allowed the muralist to paint clouds and birds on the two-story foyer ceiling. Lastly, an egret was positioned to create the illusion that it was walking up the stairs.
Published January 24, 2013
Bathroom , Before & After , Photo , Portfolio
This homeowner craved an oasis where should could go to relax. After she chose a jetted tub with a heated liner, we designed the entire bathroom around her favorite feature.
First, we created continuity throughout the room by integrating black canyon colored Silestone into all the surfaces, including a vanity counter top, door threshold, shower niches and tub deck.
Various hues of brown applied throughout the bathroom created a warm relaxing feeling.
The homeowner worked with Taylor Made’s design team to add her own special touches. Together we designed three Silestone niches for the shower: two for soap and shampoo and one as a foot rest for shaving.
Next, we installed dimmer switches so lighting could be customized throughout the day. The homeowner would then be able to enjoy a bright atmosphere first thing in the morning and set the lights lower for relaxing baths. In order to maintain a delicate balance of natural lighting and privacy, we placed new translucent blinds in the window.
To increase storage space, we installed an extra tall maple cabinet. The vanity area was symmetrically designed with matching sinks and drawer bases. We finished the room off with rounded cabinets, counter tops and mounted sinks, creating a unique layout that was truly custom.
Published November 29, 2012
Bathroom , Photo , Portfolio
We added this bathroom to a newly remodeled basement, utilizing the same color scheme and overall design to create continuity between the two areas.
In order to enhance the bathroom’s rustic design, we incorporated various shades of brown tile, paint, fixtures and wood. A granite-topped cherry wood vanity was custom fabricated to house a vessel sink and bronze lever faucet.
Matching granite corner shelves were created in the shower area and adjacent to the vanity as a unique architectural feature.
A transparent custom frame less hinged shower door served as a stylish and space-saving option.
With this project we were able to display how elegant and rustic designs can complement each other.
Published December 7, 2011
Bathroom , Before & After , Photo
Primarily used by the two children in the household, this blue bathroom looked the part. Now they will be able to grow up using an updated version complete with the latest fixtures, accessories and materials.
Storage being a priority, the existing closet was removed and replaced with a nine foot granite topped vanity. Complete with a center under stacked crown molding it doubles as towel ring holder and natural divider.
Directly under a tiled shower border, two niches were custom-built into the shower area to hold shampoo and soap for each child. A custom frame-less transparent shower door contributes to this bathroom’s spacious feel.
A new one piece high-profile toilet was set back for privacy purposes and a heated towel rack was mounted on the back wall. Warming up to 130 degrees and using 150 watts of power, not only does the rack warm towels, but helps keep the entire bathroom warm, mold and mildew free.
Because of the symmetrical design theme, each child now has their own mirror, sink, drawer,and base cabinetry with pull out laundry basket. It’s architecturally functional and reduces sibling rivalries which any parent can appreciate.
Published October 17, 2011
Bathroom , Before & After , Photo
Wanting to enlarge the existing shower area, the homeowners in their 1920′s home decided to eliminate their adjacent closet.
This extra space allowed for a custom designed shower complete with a granite topped seat and wall niche.
Porc DiRoca Breccia tile in jasper was chosen for the shower walls and accented border.
Comprised of interlocking random shaped and sized stones, the shower floor was designed using a marble and quartz Mega Mix.
In order to have valves that controlled the water pressure and temperature simultaneously, a Monentrol shower system from Moen was installed.
The tin added texture to the one piece cherry wood and porcelain topped vanity.
A two-piece Kohler toilet from the Memoirs collection was chosen for its traditional design because of the crown molding base.
Published October 10, 2011
Bathroom , Before & After , Photo
In a 1920′s colonial style home, this bathroom still had its original design complete with white and black tile and a cast iron tub.
Because a new floor was necessary as part of a complete bathroom remodel, the old tub was replaced with a brand new cast iron tub.
Cement board was installed on the floor and walls in preparation for new tile.
Imperial white tumbled stone was mounted on the shower walls, along with black listellos.
A custom niche and corner shelf was created to hold shower products. All new fixtures were chosen in chrome finish.
The existing wall tile, flooring, medicine cabinets, toilet, vanity and accessories were removed in preparation for the new bathroom selections.
New electric was run for an additional outlet and ceiling fan. Plumbing lines were mounted in the new drywall.
A new china vessel sink was mounted on a marble-topped custom modified antique vanity.