Posts Tagged ‘Redding’
Thursday, March 21st, 2013
The kitchen has become the hub of the home. Not only is the kitchen the place where you prepare foods, more often than not, it ends up being the gathering place for family and friends. At Titus Built, our client’s input is essential when designing their kitchen. When thinking about a kitchen renovation their lifestyle plays an important part of the design and material selection. Keeping up with the Jones’ is not the key factor, but rather what suites their budget and lifestyle. Resale is also a key factor when considering a remodel. When choosing a remodeler to renovate your kitchen it is important to hire a partner that can enhance your lifestyle as well as increase the value of your home; a partner that will ensure a smooth and positive experience. It’s critical that you understand your partner’s vision, philosophy, and values to make sure they align with your goals.
Design is a crucial part of the remodel. Quality cabinetry is another key component to a good kitchen renovation. You want your dollars to last and not “look good” for a short period of time. Fine cabinetry uses quality materials and workmanship as well as offers unique, custom styles.
Below are photos of fine quality cabinetry including clever kitchen ideas:
Our Harbor View clients’ wanted a kitchen where they could entertain. We designed and handcrafted a kitchen where each custom piece of cabinetry was made completely by hand at 1″ thick, with self-closing soft touch technology and substantial marble countertops providing ample space for prep, cooking and entertaining during large gatherings.
One of our Redding clients brought us their ideas and we worked with them right down the smallest details to give them the kitchen they desired. Cabinet doors were designed and fabricated to the millimeter of our clients’ specifications; wood for countertops was hand selected by Jeff Titus and the clients; the stone surround and stone incorporated into the island were handcrafted to complement the adjacent family room fireplace; and, the organization of the info center was tailored to our clients’ requirements. Photo is of the veneer stone surround with spice shelves installed inside the surround.
A New Canaan, client wanted to make sure her newly remodeled kitchen stayed uncluttered, so she requested cabinet built-ins for paper towels. General manager Jeff Titus and the architect worked together on the design, which includes a holder to the right of the main sink and the island sink. Other details in the kitchen include a variation in depth of base cabinets; a custom made china hutch; and a full walk-in pantry.
Our Westport clients wanted more room in their home to accommodate their three growing children and make the whole family more comfortable. At the same time, it was important to them to maintain the integrity of their 1914 house. They wanted the remodel to look as if it had always been a part of their home. Titus Built designed and built a 1-1/2 story addition, including a family room and additional living areas, to the back of the Westport couple’s home. The couple also wanted a functional laundry room in the kitchen/family room area, but wanted the washer and dryer units concealed. Titus Built designed and built cabinets to hide their washer and dryer units. Custom cabinets can be designed and handcrafted to accommodate both apartment and full-sized units.
Here are some other clever kitchen ideas that you should think about including in your kitchen design:
Cutting board to fit over compost bin
Pull out storage
Pull out cutting board
Hidden pocket door in cabinetry
Brass & stainless sink with front towel rack
Pantry – pull out shelves in closet
Pull out dog dishes in cabinetry
Storage for sink
Pull out dish cloth storage
Peg drawer dividers for dishes
Drawer for upright utensils
Kitchen power grommet
Pull out under sink storage
Remote Locking Cabinets
Trash & recycle shoots
You may also want to consider a closet pantry, pantry addition inclusive off drawer refrigerators, room temperature and chilled wine storage, a closet turned into an office… the list is endless. With Titus Built, our master craftsmen create the custom-designed details that make your home one-of-a-kind. Ask us about the difference.
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Professional office space for rent—ideal for Architect or Interior Designer
Join the Titus Built team with this unique business collaboration opportunity. We would like to share space with an architect or interior designer. 400 sf minimum plus shared common spaces, centrally located near Rte 7, Rte 107 & Rte 57; $700/mo. including heat/ac, electric, weekly cleaning, garbage and plenty of parking.
Interested? Call Jeff for details: 203-834-0275.
Friday, October 12th, 2012
The Redding family brought us their ideas and we worked with them right down the smallest details to give them the kitchen they desired. Cabinet doors were designed and fabricated to the millimeter of our clients’ specifications; wood for countertops was hand selected by Jeff Titus and the clients; the stone surround and stone incorporated into the island were handcrafted to complement the adjacent family room fireplace; and, the organization of the info center was tailored to our clients’ requirements.
Oak Cabinets in Kitchen before Renovation
Fireplace in Family Room
Kitchen Island before Renovation
Kitchen Island after Renovation
The kitchen cabinets were custom made out of cherry wood in our millwork shop located in Redding, CT. The cabinets were designed with recessed panels inset doors and drawer fronts with plenty of organizational storage per clients’ requests. The kitchen island barn board was handpicked by client and Titus. The barn board was handcrafted into a 2” oblong shape with eased square edge countertop with a less porous finish but at the same time retain the look and texture of reclaimed boards.
Veneer Stone Incorporated into Handcrafted Barn Board Island Countertop
Veneer Stone Surround with Spice Shelves Inside the Surround
Custom Cherry Wood Cabinets with Clear Seedy Glass Inset in Upper Cabinet Doors
- GE Profile 30″Built-In, Single/Double Convection, Wall Oven
- GE Profile Spacemaker II(R) 1.0 Cu. Ft. Microwave Oven
- Sub Zero 42” Side by Side Built-in Refrigerator – SS Tubular Handle
- Bosch Dishwasher – panel ready 46 decibels
- Dacor 30” 5 Burner Gas Cooktop-LP
A hydronic (hot water) radiant floor heating system was installed in the kitchen, mudroom & powder room under Jerusalem gold French pattern chiseled & brushed travertine tiles.
Jerusalem Gold French Pattern Chiseled & Brushed Travertine Tile Floor
Radiant Floor Heating
The 1 ¼” Colonial Cream Travertine Countertop was fabricated with a brushed finish and a drainboard to the right of the sink.
1 ¼” Colonial Cream Travertine Countertop with Drainboard
Loving this kitchen remodel! Stay tuned for updates on this Redding family’s custom mudroom with an info center and plenty of shelving and storage as well as an Asian influenced powder Room. In the meantime, you can check out our kitchen remodeling portfolio here: http://www.titusbuilt.com/kitchen-remodeling.htm.
Monday, July 2nd, 2012
Existing Home before Pergola Addition
Happy July, all!
We have had several new contracts signed the last couple of weeks in June. Our Artisan Cabinetry and Millwork Shop continues to create the custom designed details that make homes one-of-a-kind. Thought I’d give you a run down on some of our new jobs:
Kitchen, Mudroom & Bath Remodel
Complete renovation of rooms including custom cabinetry and millwork. Note the stone veneer surrounding cook-top, range hood and at the end of island facing table in the kitchen.
Basement Remodel with Pub and Lounge
The basement remodel incudes windows, doors, sound proofing, lighting and electrical, HVAC as well as audio and video. Our custom millwork shop will also design, fabricate, finish and install custom cabinetry as per plan including:
- TV/Media Cabinet
- Back Bar Cabinets
- Island Cabinets
- Reading Nook
Family Room Remodel
The family room renovation includes demolition, insulation & water control, heating & cooling, electrical as well as fabrication of custom painted cabinetry and millwork as per plan including the following:
- Entertainment Center
- Window Seat w/ Built-ins on each side
- Fireplace mantel
Drawing of Fireplace and Pergola
Pergola with Fireplace and Built-in Masonry Grill & Cooler Station
Thank you to Craig & Jana, Brendan & Kristy, and Marc & Wendy of Wilton; Mike & Julie of New Canaan; as well as Joe & Dorothy of Redding, Connecticut. We look forward to making wonderful improvements to your homes.
Monday, February 20th, 2012
Looking for a yard for your small construction / landscape business? We have the perfect space for outdoor parking of your vehicles, equipment and storage. Convenient to Route 7 and Route 107.
Each section can be leased separately or combined into one lease depending on your needs:
- Outdoor parking and storage space adequate for vehicles, equipment, mulch and storage. Ideal for landscaping business or similar. Space for storage trailer. Available immediately – $1,200/mo.
2. Outdoor parking and small barn with electricity which may be used for storage, a shop and/or office space. Available immediately – $1,000.00/mo.
3. Lease both spaces for a discounted rate of $2,000.00/mo.
For more information, please call Jeff at 203-834-0275.
Friday, June 24th, 2011
Drainage is often an issue for so many homeowners. Several of our clients have had the same issue. Below is a brief description and photos of one of our recent yard drainage repair projects:
- Excavate approximately 15 feet of 3” PVC underground drainage line leading to drywell at Northeast corner of front yard, adjacent to flower bed, at end of driveway.
- Repair 3” PVC pipe where it is cracked by cutting away 6-12” of pipe and replacing section with new 4” PVC pipe and 2 PVC couplings.
- Final step will be to backfill all excavated areas, replace sod, hay and re-seed disturbed areas of lawn.
Maintaining proper drainage prevents foundation and driveway damage, wet basements, mold, soggy lawns as well as many other environmental issues. For those of you with lots of energy, there is a great DIY blog that has several solutions for poor drainage in your yard http://ow.ly/5pZ86.
For all others, call us to see how we can help… we’d love to hear from you!
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
Don’t you love the look of this exterior facelift! The front exterior of this home has true New England character. We completed remodeling the front exterior last month and are busy working on Phase II, the kitchen addition.
Front View of Home Before Renovation
Exterior Renovation of New Canaan, CT Residence
Phase II consists of constructing a kitchen addition, including a sitting room and pantry, as well as the renovation of existing mudroom area. We will also be furnishing and installing a 1,200 sq.ft. Ipe wood deck and seating:
The excavation and foundation were completed last month.
The team has finished framing the turret with a curved roof and they are beginning to install the cedar shingle roof.
While the construction team is busy working outside, our millwork shop is fabricating the kitchen and mudroom cabinetry. Cabinetry will be a painted, glazed finish with a stained knotty alder Island.
Stay tuned… more photos to follow soon!
To see previous blogs on this home renovations click the links below:
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
When one of our client’s commissioned us to design a tree house for their children it sparked our interest. Were tree houses only for children? As we did our research we found out that tree houses are not just for children, but for the young at heart as well. Tree houses are located through out the world and are used as restaurants, hotels, playgrounds and family retreats:
Alnwick Gardens in Northumberland, England is the largest public garden in all of Europe. The Duke and Duchess of Northumberland commission a local contractor to create a 6,000 square foot tree house which houses a 120-seat restaurant, a retail shop, two classrooms and two private dining rooms as well as treetop walkways and cavernous spaces, www.alnwickgarden.com/eat/eat-in-the-treehouse.
- The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Connecticut, “has an elaborate 340-foot ramp that leads visitors up to a magical hide-away with views of Pearson Pond,” www.holeinthewallgang.org.
o Weekend getaway on their land in the country combining entertaining area for adults as well as kid friendly features.
o A unique place to entertain and hang out with friends with access/egress by a cable bridge or ramp.
o Children’s playhouse with access/egress by ladders, long rope swings and zip lines.
o State Park Lookout Points
o Golf Course Club Houses
o Tree House Resorts
o Guest Houses
o Home Offices
So, next time you’re looking for more space, let Titus Built design and build add-on luxury to your home; a trendy new tree house. It’s a wonderful get away that is surrounded by nature’s serenity; a place where dreams can be fulfilled; and, with memories that will last you a lifetime.
Friday, May 6th, 2011
Titus Built is pleased to announce that a current New Canaan resident client donated their existing kitchen to Green Demolitions. “Green Demolitions sells luxury commercial surplus and donated kitchens, appliances, bathroom fixtures, home decor, etc. from houses being demolished and renovated in Greenwich and New Canaan, CT, Scarsdale and Bedford, NY, and beyond. Donation proceeds benefit Recovery Unlimited, the operating name of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supporting a highly successful addiction recovery program established in 1964.”
The kitchen was sent to Green Demolitions of Riverdale, NJ. Julie Rinaldi, Julie@greendemolitions.com, updated the kitchen by adding new countertops; replacing the wooden knobs with contemporary tubular brushed nickel hardware; and, streamlining the island by cutting off the existing eating area. Julie said her customer purchased the entire kitchen ensemble, including the appliance, and was extremely delighted with their purchase.
Next time you remodel, remember to recycle! What better way to “go green” than to recycle your kitchen or bathroom. The recycled kitchen offers others the opportunity to receive a “new” kitchen which they may not have otherwise been able to afford, supports a worthy charity as well as providing you with a tax deduction. Go Green… Recycle!
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Google Analytics has provided Titus Built with the top keyword searches as well as the length of time searchers have spent on the site. Bathroom Remodel outweighs every other keyword search. What are clients looking for in a bathroom remodel?
- Radiant heated floors in bathrooms.
- Soaking tubs instead of Jacuzzis.
- Steam bath/shower combos with advanced shower heads.
- Privacy rooms for the toilets.
- Dual vanities as well as a lower level vanity for putting on makeup.
- Better ventilation creating comfortable room temperatures with less mold and mildew.
- Flat screen televisions on swivel mount.
- Quartz countertops are replacing granite countertops as the #1 choice.
- Satin nickel faucets followed by brushed nickel faucets.
- Under mount sinks continue to dominate while vessel sinks have become a clear second.
According to a CBS Money Watch Report “Bathrooms are the hottest project…Baths cost less than a kitchen or addition and most houses have more than one bath, so there are more available to be remodeled.”
Titus Built is a veteran in home renovations in Fairfield County, CT and has completed numerous Bathroom Remodeling projects. Our extensive field experience and first-hand practical knowledge, coupled with the architectural design expertise of our award-winning team, bring proven professionalism to every aspect of your bathroom remodeling project, from initial concepts to final construction. To preview some of our bathroom remodel projects check out our portfolio http://www.titusbuilt.com/bathroom-remodeling.htm.