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