An Entire Home Remodel, Country Club Neighborhood, Fort Worth…

Mbird Tub Completed

When tackling any home remodel, the design, labor and material details, not to mention navigating all codes, permits and inspection requirements, must be continually managed and monitored to keep the project on-time and within budget.

For this entire home remodel, we humbly accomplished both!

Remodeling a 5500 square foot split-level house in the upscale country club neighborhood was a project that not only required the City of Fort Worth’s approval on the blueprint kitchen and bathroom drawings created for the homeowners, but also the City’s involvement upon moving load-bearing structures, plumbing connections, and electrical systems in multiple areas of the home. In this post, we tell the story of how we transformed this home’s complete interior from a dated design into a well constructed masterpiece with beautifully appointed details, including a custom-installed wine room (described in further details in a separate post).

We began in the master bathroom by removing opposing his/her vanities on a peninsula in the middle of the room to extend the shower area. After we relocated the plumbing, we created a 6’X6’ shower haven with dual his & her shower valves, body sprays and rain heads. The homeowner selected a pebble-tile floor for the shower to replicate the natural feel of standing on a river bank with water gently cascading around your feet.

We installed a custom shower bench and created an exterior window to bring in the natural hues of outdoor lighting. Then, we extended the tub space by 1 ft. and installed a jetted tub with a built-in tub step and plant ledge. Roman fixtures were added to complement the elegant Carrara marble countertops completing the space with an overall pristine, spa-getaway appeal.

Since the addition of Carrara marble was so successful in the bathroom, the owner selected the same material on all countertop surfaces in the kitchen – which by the way, we completely gutted and rebuilt. Our skilled team demolished down to the studs, and we took out the existing peninsula and countertops. We collaborated with the homeowner to design an entirely new kitchen layout which included closing off a wall to create space for the wine room.

An L-shaped island with an elevated breakfast bar was added, requiring specialized construction effort as we moved the gas supply from the old peninsula to the desired location. This involved cutting through the sub-floor so the plumber could crawl in the space – luckily, he was small.

We installed all new appliances and custom designed cabinets throughout the kitchen, while also building the space for and installing overhead can lighting, plus ensuring structural integrity was intact for hanging an exquisite chandelier over the bar.

Throughout all other areas of the home we repaired, textured and painted walls, ceilings and doors. And ultimately uniting the entire remodeling project was installation and renovation of flooring throughout the entire house.

The most labor intensive part of the floor renovations was restoring the existing hardwood floors. The family rooms, halls, landing and 85 (yes, EIGHTY-FIVE) stairs were all sanded, handscraped, stained and finished. And, the result was well worth the effort. The beautiful walnut stain with a satin finish was absolutely breathtaking.

New carpet was added to every room in the downstairs area which included the master suite and 4 guest bedrooms, an office and a large family room. Chic and durable Travertine tile was installed in the kitchen, bar, wine room and each of the 5 bathrooms.

Take a look at the finished product – on time, in budget and, yes, all green tagged with the City’s favor:

 

Mbird Tub Completed

“Inspection List” Realtor Customer, DFW Metroplex

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It was an involved, complex, long list. The realtor contacted HDP Construction saying that their customer needed to sell their home but the list of inspection items was QUITE extensive. Could our team handle it?

As with many customers within the past 8 years, we simply responded “Yes!” So, began the process of managing the repairs and scheduling the team of multiple trade experts.

By email we received the copy of the Inspection Report and the realtor’s addendum that listed which items the seller was interested in having done. Our Field team previewed the list and with one site visit were able to project a written estimate to the realtor and homeowner for the repairs.Fence and Retaining Wall

Our office & field team worked in tandem to pull together our electrician, plumber, carpenter, painter and handymen. Methodically, we tackled each item on the list on time for the closing date and on budget!

The seller was so perfectly pleased that they posted our magnet for the new homeowner Not much time passed before we received a call from the new owner to provide a living space remodeling estimate, which was successfully completed to their renovation satisfaction.

From one extensive and seemingly overwhelming list, two homeowners (and even one realtor) had their construction stress level lowered and their joy in the process raised.

Creating a Custom Wine Room, Country Club Neighborhood, Fort Worth

Storing and handling wine collections is a delicate endeavor. A customized, exclusive and carefully designed space for storing their collection is a worthy must-have for connoisseurs who obtain wine collections based on an understanding of the historical value of a particular bottle.

Crafting this entirely new wine room was a most exciting component in our 5500 sq ft entire home remodel project (featured in our Remodeling project notes, ‘Entire Home’). All of the space and design details were expertly executed to provide a cool and humid environment for ongoing wine storage.

First, we closed off a wall and doubled the room size from a 4’X3’ space to an 8’X6’ area. After determining the load-bearing structures were sufficient, our specialized crew ran a self-contained HVAC unit into the room, with an external condensing unit on the roof. Then, in accordance with the unique requirements of successful wine room function, a thermostat device was installed in an empty wine bottle to regulate the consistency of the temperature for all of the wine bottles.

Enhancing the custom requirements of the wine room project was the selection of materials that support the atmospheric needs of an extensive and longterm collection. The wine room door and the interior cabinets were made from luxuriously handsome and highly durable mahogany wood, as mahogany is unyielding to moisture rot and doesn’t warp or swell – making it ideal for humid wine room environments. Travertine tile was selected for the room’s flooring, because similar to mahogany wood, it is sturdy and moisture resistant.

The custom look and feel of this space was not only prepared as a perfect storage location, but also also designed with the goal of showcasing the collection for our customer and their guests. Connecting the wall of cabinets was a complete surround enclosure of a 7 foot tall tempered, shatter-resistant, ½ inch thick glass.

The exquisiteness of this customized project is displayed in the photos below: