On the Water

Relocating from Minnesota to the water-front community of Spinnaker Bay in Long Beach, the buyers purchased a home built in the 1980s. Now, nearly 30 years later, the house needed renovations.

Spinnaker Bay, Long Beach
Remodeled kitchen, bath, and living areas

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For this Spinnaker Bay renovation, the Design-Build Team of October 5 provided support with design, materials selection, and budgeting. Design-build was the ideal approach; it shortened construction time, provided a well-defined understanding of costs, as well as a single point of responsibility.

Before view of the kitchen.

BEFORE: The kitchen shows its age, from the choice of materials to the poor ease of use.

AFTER: Abalone glass tile was selected for the backsplash. It’s cool blue-steel tone marries the marine environement with the interior palette.

After view of the kitchen.
After view of the remodeled kitchen.

AFTER: Stainless steel applicances compliment the contemporary look. Cast glass knobs and drawer pulls, LED lights, and delicate crystal pendants illuminate this sophisticated remodel.

During construction, the homeowners returned to their Minnesota Lake home to spend a relaxing summer with family. Meanwhile, we also remodeled the bathroom, including new cabinets, countertops, fixtures, tile, shower enclosures, and custom lighting.

Remodeled bathroom featuring wrap-around tile.
Remodeled bathroom.

Finally, we completed the project with a remodeled living room. Italian plank flooring included Vallelunga’s Tabula digital technology. It’s more than wood; it’s elegant and warm with a heart of gres porcelain.

Living room.
Living room.

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Fine Home Building with October 5

Each month in OCTOBER 5 STORIES, we publish an illuminating article on one of the many facets of designing and building a fine home. Choose from the articles below.

Client Expectations

Client Expectations ›

Every project has two clients: the homeowner and the building. Recognizing that both parties possess unspoken expectations of our Design/Build team, you may ask, “When does October 5’s focus shift from one client to the other?“

Which Construction Contract is Right for My Project?

Which Construction Contract is Right for My Project? ›

While Guaranteed Maximum Price Contracts have always been our go-to method of engagement, there are times when circumstances require a different solution.

The Importance of Balance and Symmetry

The Importance of Balance and Symmetry ›

The proper use of balance and symmetry turns ordinary projects into extraordinary homes. Learn what steps all fine home builders should take to reduce the unbearable noise generated by imperfection.

Subtraction In Action

Subtraction In Action ›

Learn more about the practical, real-world improvements the process of subtraction can lend to your remodel or fine home construction. We’ll look at lighting, textures, and much more.

Cutting Through The Clutter

Cutting Through The Clutter ›

Incorporating subtractive thinking into the design process enables fine home builders to create a home imbued with a sense of calm and purpose from the start.

The Home Building Revolution

The Home Building Revolution ›

There’s a healthier process for designing, budgeting, and building your dream home. It’s called Design-Build and it’s revolutionizing how fine home construction and remodels achieve success.