In a Tough Economy

In times like these, painting and glazing is a good solution for savvy homeowners looking for economical ways to add value and interest to their home. Some of our most amazing transformations have occurred by applying sandpaper, paint, some artistic glazing and new hardware to 20th-century honey-oak cabinets. Of course, when budget allows, custom cabinets can make an even more dramatic difference.

We were reminded of what we love about our work during a recent Plaza/Brookside colonial remodel. It is one of those beautiful, older homes with character, and as in most classics of its era, the original kitchen lacked modern conveniences. Our design/build solution included a new kitchen, butler's pantry and powder room. The home still has its character, but now the family is enjoying it so much more because it is ultra-convenient and accommodates modern amenities. 

My new favorite countertop material is concrete. It has a living texture, it feels natural, and it stands out from ubiquitously trendy surfaces such as granite, Corian, and engineered stone. Among my intriguing flooring choices: Marmoleum is a beautiful natural product, and bamboo is a fun, durable "green" product that looks good.

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 Thanks (Lyon Construction+Design)! Your Project Manager did an excellent job. I appreciate the way he stayed on the job until he finished. He is a very well organized man - a real pro! 

~B. B., Overland Park, KS