By Lance McCarthy
Do you guys do _______________? That’s one of the questions I get more than any other. The blank is usually filled with all kinds of projects…bathrooms, kitchens, new builds, office tenant finishes, decks, leaky faucets…We love it all because our real passion isn’t a certain type of project, but more a certain type of client. Once we find a client that is a good fit, we want to do whatever they need to make their spaces work better.
With that in mind, I include a monthly project as part of my articles. I hope this will be informative about what other people are doing, what it is costing, and what may be possible. So, here we go…
Project of the Month:
Living Room Refresh
Location: Overland Park
Budget Range: Between $15,000 and $25,000
Project Description: Freshen up an Entry, Stairs and Loft area
What it was like before:
As with many ‘80’s houses in Overland Park, there was nothing particularly wrong with the living space. It was just starting to look really dated. The client has been progressively updating the house, and it was time for this often overlooked area.
What it is like now:
Now the details feel more contemporary. The dated railing overlooking the entry is now a half wall with a clean wood top. The handrail going down the stairs has a fresh look with square stained spindles. Most of the carpet and paint in the upstairs is new, as well as much of the lighting.
- The light fixtures are the stars here. There is a beautiful pendant light hanging over the Entry that grabs attention right when guests walk in.
- Up in the loft we used LED strip lights behind a beam to provide a soft, even light.
Do you have a project you are thinking about? Reach out to me. I would love to chat about it.
This weekly sponsored column is written by Lance McCarthy of ReTouch, a full-service, client-based contractor specializing in home remodels. For more information about their services, or to view samples of their work, visit their website.