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  • FULL TOWNHOME REMODEL

    This project touched every room of this 2-level townhome in Inver Grove Heights.  A full kitchen remodel highlights the changes.  In addition, the bathrooms were remodeled along with other custom touches.

    KITCHEN

    Our kitchen designer did a great job with very limited space in this tiny kitchen.  Full-height upper cabinets provide extra storage and eliminate dust collection space above the upper cabinets.  The refrigerator was moved from next to the range to an adjacent corner, which eliminated an unused desk and added much-needed countertop space.  The awful florescent lighting was replaced with dimmable LED recessed lights.   White cabinets, granite countertops, and a glass tile backsplash work perfectly with stainless appliances.  Kitchen Design by Chris Albrecht.

    MASTER BATH

    A full remodel of the master bath wasn’t in the budget, but we were able to make some nice changes.  The builder grade cabinets were replaced with beautiful maple cabinets with a marble countertop.  A custom matching mirror was built, and a new shower door makes the original shower feel bigger than it really is.

    POWDER ROOM

    Our client has declared the powder room to be her favorite room in the house.  The beachy feel is accomplished by a gray furniture style cabinet, sea green walls, and vinyl plank flooring that mimics the look of reclaimed wood.  A quartz countertop with integrated sink is a breeze to clean.

    LAUNDRY ROOM

    This room was clearly an afterthought by the original builder.   In addition to housing the furnace, water heater, and softener, this is also where the washer and dryer are located.  All of this in a space the size of a small walk-in closet!  To make the most of this little space, our team re-purposed an old kitchen cabinet and some wire shelving from another closet.  New appliances, paint, and vinyl plank flooring make this room more functional and less dreary than before.

    OTHER TOUCHES

    All of the interior doors were replaced with 3-panel solid oak doors.  In addition, a closet in the loft area received a dramatic rolling barn door of reclaimed wood.  The antiquated gas fireplace was replaced with a safe modern model.  The kitchen, bathrooms, laundry, and entryway received luxury vinyl plank flooring.  Other rooms received new carpet and the entire home was painted.  The entry door and storm door were replaced with new, energy efficient models that meet the townhome association requirements.

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    RUSTIC INDUSTRIAL BATHROOM

    Our client had a makeshift bathroom in her basement.  Unfortunately, it was poorly installed and leaked severely.  In addition, the space was dark and cold and not very hospitable.

    After going over some options and scenarios with our client, it was decided to start from scratch.  After full demo, our team installed the underground plumbing needed to drain the new bathroom.  In addition, the space was framed and insulated.  Wiring was brought in to code.  An exhaust fan was installed to keep the space well ventilated.

    The biggest challenge that our team faced on this project was an underground spring that was discovered.  This spring caused our plumbing trenches to continuously fill with water.  Creative use of additional trenches and pumps allowed us to keep working.

    The finishes in this basement bathroom are simple and functional without being over the top.  A mission style vanity looks sharp.  Rustic lighting provides plenty of light.  A simple shower insert with glass door allows the light to enter the shower area.  Luxury vinyl sheet flooring has a linen-look to it.  An electric baseboard heater provides a little extra warmth on winter days.

    This older home has a very low ceiling height and a lot of pipes and obstructions in the ceiling.  As a result, our client elected to have us leave the ceiling exposed and simply paint it black to finish off the rustic industrial look.

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    Townhome Bathroom Addition

    Our client wished for her powder room to become a full bathroom.  Our challenge was that there was no available interior space available.  In addition, the townhome association would not allow us to add-on or modify the exterior of the home.  After discussing a few options, our client decided to occupy part of the attached garage with her new bathroom.

    Our design team worked to develop the structural plans necessary for adding on.  We also worked with the townhome association and the city inspection department to work up a design and plan that satisfied everyone.

    Inside, the new addition houses a simple tub/shower combo unit and toilet.  A custom linen cabinet and vanity  are finished with custom black stain.  A low-maintenance quartz countertop sits atop the vanity.   The luxury vinyl sheet flooring mimics the look of slate tile.  Underneath it all, upgraded plumbing and electric mean that our client won’t need to worry about these systems failing down the line.  A new exhaust fan ensures that the new space remains fresh.

    In the end, our clients 2-car garage became a 1-1/2 car garage.  This solution may not work for every client, but in this instance it accomplished our clients goals without sacrificing space that was important to her.

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    Simple Bathroom

    Our clients goal for this project was to get rid of their existing leaky and musty bathroom.  They didn’t have the desire or budget for very high-end finishes.  Our budget friendly solutions included a shower insert, luxury vinyl flooring, and basic fixtures.  Behind the scenes, we got rid of the nasty carpet and grid-panel ceiling, and also added an exhaust fan and updated the lighting.

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    Transitional Bathroom

    The transitional design is one that many folks aren’t familiar with.   Transitional design incorporates classic elements from the past, blended with modern designs and finishes.  This blended design is truly unique and fits our clients tastes perfectly.

    This bathroom is quite tiny, so maximizing the limited space is key.  To provide storage without being invasive, a recessed medicine cabinet and recessed shampoo niche in the shower fit the bill.

    Some of the classic elements in this bathroom include the tile and bathtub.  The more modern elements include the faucets and brass accents.  We custom built the walnut vanity based on a photo that our client found online.  The Cambria quartz countertop provided the marble look our client desired without the high maintenance of actual marble.

    Behind the scenes, plumbing and electrical were updated for safety.  A bath fan was installed and vented to the outdoors.  In addition, the leaking window was replaced with glass block.

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    Master Bath with Extra Storage

    Our clients wish was simple:  More storage in their master bathroom.  After discussing numerous options and designs, our clients decided on the simplest plan, which was to remove the large and unused whirlpool tub and replace it with cabinets.  While this is not our flashiest project, it solved all of our clients problems within their budget.

    The new linen cabinets were custom built out of oak to match the existing vanity.  A new porcelain tile floor will hold up great underfoot.  The new Corian countertop features a beautiful river rock pattern.  New faucets, paint, accessories, and lighting finished off the project.

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    Classic St. Paul Bath

    This home in St Paul was built around 1910, and the home has maintained much of it’s original appearance and feel. Unfortunately, a previous owner decided to try to remodel the bathroom himself, and mixed in some modern styles along with classic details, without addressing numerous underlying plumbing and structural problems. Fear not friends, our design team did an amazing job in restoring this bathroom to a classic look that is more fitting to the home. Numerous structural problems were fixed along the way as well.

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    Master Bathroom with Soaker Tub

    Our Inver Grove Heights client told us that she LOVES to take baths.  Regardless of what else we may do in this bathroom remodel, the bathtub needed to be the main focus.

    Naturally, we gave her a wonderful deep soaker tub.

    We also were able to enlarge the shower area, and accent it with a glass panel to let in more light and make it feel larger than it really is.

    In addition, the Corian vanity top looks plain from a distance, but up close it actually seems to “move” depending on the viewing angle.

    The porcelain floor tile mimics honed concrete.  Polymer grout was used to make cleaning and maintenance easier.

    Interior Designer:  Jennifer Leslie

     

    TESTIMONIAL

    “I am grateful and thankful for AllRounder Remodeling providing to me a worry-free experience, as my lower level bathroom was re-created into a spa type retreat for me. Eric and the team of skillful craftsmen offered to my project high quality service and assistance throughout the entire process from design development, product selection, demo and the re-build. My experience is AllRounder’s team of craftsmen/women are good listeners and asked wise questions covering a multitude of details in guiding my dream of a recreated space to its appreciated reality. Grateful and Thankful.”

    Polly, Inver Grove Heights MN

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    Bathroom with Teak Cabinetry

    This bathroom posed a few challenges for our team.  Naturally, we were able to not only overcome them but in the process made a pretty nice bathroom.

    This home was built around 1910, and was badly showing it’s age.  A water leak had badly damaged the walls and floor.  The floor had sagged significantly.  Our carpenters spent much time shoring up the existing floor joists and subfloor to flatten the floor and stiffen it up to reduce it’s “bounce.”  In addition, the walls were noticeably out of plumb and nowhere near square.

    Once the framing was shored up, our plumber replaced some ancient lead piping and our electricians made safe work of replacing the old knob and tube wiring.

    After these “behind the scenes” items were addressed, our team did a beautiful job in building a lovely bathroom.  One of the quirks of the space is a linen closet which was built into the back wall of the tub/shower.  After much discussion about how to protect this delicate area, our cabinet maker had the great idea of making the doors out of teak wood.  This wood has been used forever for building boats, so it certainly should hold up in a shower.

    Other details include porcelain tile on the floor and space-saving fixtures to make the most of the very small footprint.

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