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PORTFOLIO OF REMODEL PROJECTS Philip E. Laird GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Before Picture of Westlake Master Bathroom Remodel <ul><li>This is your typical 1980’s man-made marble tub in a high end h...
The Project <ul><li>This is a page from a decorating magazine which the home owner gave me to use as a guideline for what ...
The Finished Product <ul><li>New tub with 12 x 12 travertine deck and splash, polished nickel Roman tub faucet set, custom...
Kitchen Addition & Renovation <ul><li>The following are the before pictures of a Northwest Hills, Cat Mountain kitchen rem...
Before of Cat Mountain Kitchen (Cont.)
<ul><li>This is the existing breakfast area. </li></ul><ul><li>Storage area next to breakfast area. </li></ul>Before of Ca...
<ul><li>This is the exterior view of the area which was enclosed to create the new breakfast area. </li></ul><ul><li>This ...
Kitchen Addition & Renovation <ul><li>The following are the pictures of the finished Northwest Hills, Cat Mountain kitchen...
<ul><li>All new stainless steel appliances. </li></ul><ul><li>Butler’s Pantry created where existing breakfast area was lo...
<ul><li>This typical 1970’s recessed lighting was replaced with the skylight on the right. </li></ul><ul><li>A 3 x 3 skyli...
<ul><li>New space for breakfast area created by enclosing the existing outdoor deck. </li></ul><ul><li>Exterior view of th...
Kitchen Remodel <ul><li>The following are the before pictures of a Granada Hills kitchen remodel. </li></ul><ul><li>This r...
<ul><li>Existing kitchen and breakfast area. </li></ul><ul><li>(The ceiling will be raised in the kitchen area.) </li></ul...
<ul><li>Existing kitchen sink wall and refrigerator space. </li></ul><ul><li>Existing kitchen oven wall. Through the doorw...
Kitchen Remodel <ul><li>The following are the pictures of the finished Granada Hills kitchen remodel project. </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>New breakfast area. (Notice the 70’s style Spanish balusters and pony wall were removed.) </li></ul><ul><li>New st...
<ul><li>New kitchen oven wall and peninsula island bar. </li></ul><ul><li>(Notice the ceiling height was raised in the kit...
Kitchen Remodel <ul><li>The following are the pictures of a Northwest Hills kitchen remodel. </li></ul><ul><li>This remode...
<ul><li>The existing kitchen had nice features for it's original construction date. </li></ul><ul><li>This kitchen was gut...
<ul><li>The existing kitchen had low upper cabinets typical of the 1980's. </li></ul><ul><li>The new custom cabinets were ...
<ul><li>The existing refrigerator space and desk which was mostly used for storage were redesigned. </li></ul><ul><li>The ...
<ul><li>The octagonal island was kept as a feature, but redesigned to provide access on all eight sides and banks of drawe...
<ul><li>Better use of storage space was a primary objective in designing the new cabinets. </li></ul><ul><li>A new three c...
<ul><li>The existing planter window above the cooktop was very dated and leaked when it rained. </li></ul><ul><li>A new Ma...
<ul><li>The existing patio door from the breakfast area to the back deck was a swinging patio door which crowded the table...
Kitchen Remodel <ul><li>The following are the before pictures of yet another Northwest Hills kitchen remodel. </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>The existing cabinet doors and drawers were plywood slabs with picture molding applied on the edges. </li></ul><ul...
Kitchen Remodel <ul><li>The following are the pictures of the finished Northwest Hills kitchen remodel project. </li></ul>...
<ul><li>The existing upper cabinets, cooktop, and exhaust hood were removed to create a bar with low voltage pendant light...
<ul><li>The breakfast area windows were replaced with fixed panes and the walls were painted red to accent the kitchen. </...
Master Bathroom Remodel <ul><li>The following are the pictures of a Northwest Hills master bathroom remodel. </li></ul><ul...
The Reconfigured Floor Plan <ul><li>The existing vanity area was reconfigured into more closet space. </li></ul><ul><li>Hi...
<ul><li>The existing tub was unusable with two slippery and dangerous steps. </li></ul><ul><li>The new tub is standard hei...
<ul><li>The existing shower was closed in, dark, oddly shaped, and too small. </li></ul><ul><li>The new shower is larger a...
<ul><li>The existing vanities were crowded with very little usable storage space. </li></ul><ul><li>The new layout include...
<ul><li>The existing water closet was crowded by the linen cabinet and the inswing 2′ door which made it difficult to clos...
<ul><li>Although the existing closet was good sized, it did not accommodate the owners clothing. As you can see, it was pa...
Window & Door Replacement <ul><li>The sitting room off the back of this Lost Creek home overlooks a beautifully landscaped...
<ul><li>The existing single hung windows with divided lites and screens. </li></ul><ul><li>Larger Marvin® picture windows ...
<ul><li>The single hung window and doors which lead out to the deck were replaced with a Marvin® double hung window and Fr...
Kitchen Remodel <ul><li>This 1960’s kitchen was completely gutted with the exception of the beautiful terrazzo floor. </li...
<ul><li>The existing kitchen was a very functional layout, but in dire need of an update. </li></ul><ul><li>The cooktop wa...
<ul><li>The existing cabinets were a dark mahogany with a Corian® countertop surface. </li></ul><ul><li>The aluminum windo...
<ul><li>The existing fur-downs were removed and the cooktop was moved from the island. </li></ul><ul><li>The new cabinets ...
<ul><li>The existing oven and microwave combination was removed as well as the adjacent storage cabinet. </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>The existing bar area was torn out and reconfigured as seen on the right. </li></ul><ul><li>New bar cabinets were ...
<ul><li>The front door was replaced. New hardware and a mail slot were installed. </li></ul><ul><li>The aluminum windows a...
Condo Update off South Lamar <ul><li>This South Lamar condominium went through a major transformation. </li></ul><ul><li>T...
<ul><li>The original kitchen layout was closed in with cabinets above the bar and a low ceiling making it feel very small....
<ul><li>The existing sink cabinet was laminate with a raised bar and a drop-in stainless kitchen sink. </li></ul><ul><li>N...
<ul><li>The existing cabinets, laminate countertops, and floor tile were removed, </li></ul><ul><li>and new cabinets, 3cm....
<ul><li>The existing exhaust hood above the range was removed, </li></ul><ul><li>and new over-the-range microwave/exhaust ...
<ul><li>The coat closet in the breakfast area was converted to a pantry. The swing on the door was changed and a light was...
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  1. 1. PORTFOLIO OF REMODEL PROJECTS Philip E. Laird GENERAL CONTRACTOR
  2. 2. Before Picture of Westlake Master Bathroom Remodel <ul><li>This is your typical 1980’s man-made marble tub in a high end home in Westlake, Austin, Texas. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Project <ul><li>This is a page from a decorating magazine which the home owner gave me to use as a guideline for what she wanted. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Finished Product <ul><li>New tub with 12 x 12 travertine deck and splash, polished nickel Roman tub faucet set, custom arch and tub skirt, replaced vanity tops, lavatories and faucets, re-painted entire bathroom and installed new cabinet hardware. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Kitchen Addition & Renovation <ul><li>The following are the before pictures of a Northwest Hills, Cat Mountain kitchen remodel and addition. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Before of Cat Mountain Kitchen (Cont.)
  7. 7. <ul><li>This is the existing breakfast area. </li></ul><ul><li>Storage area next to breakfast area. </li></ul>Before of Cat Mountain Kitchen (Cont.)
  8. 8. <ul><li>This is the exterior view of the area which was enclosed to create the new breakfast area. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the interior view of the area which was enclosed to create the new breakfast area. </li></ul>Before of Cat Mountain Kitchen (Cont.)
  9. 9. Kitchen Addition & Renovation <ul><li>The following are the pictures of the finished Northwest Hills, Cat Mountain kitchen remodel and addition project. </li></ul><ul><li>This was a complete gut of the existing kitchen including electrical and plumbing. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>All new stainless steel appliances. </li></ul><ul><li>Butler’s Pantry created where existing breakfast area was located. </li></ul>Finished Project – Cat Mountain Kitchen (Cont.)
  11. 11. <ul><li>This typical 1970’s recessed lighting was replaced with the skylight on the right. </li></ul><ul><li>A 3 x 3 skylight was installed and flared out to 6 x 6 opening with sloped can lights. </li></ul>Finished Project – Cat Mountain Kitchen (Cont.)
  12. 12. <ul><li>New space for breakfast area created by enclosing the existing outdoor deck. </li></ul><ul><li>Exterior view of the newly enclosed space. </li></ul>Finished Project – Cat Mountain Kitchen (Cont.)
  13. 13. Kitchen Remodel <ul><li>The following are the before pictures of a Granada Hills kitchen remodel. </li></ul><ul><li>This remodel will encompass the breakfast area, kitchen, and a small office off the kitchen. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Existing kitchen and breakfast area. </li></ul><ul><li>(The ceiling will be raised in the kitchen area.) </li></ul><ul><li>Existing breakfast area off kitchen and living area. </li></ul>Before of Granada Hills Kitchen (Cont.)
  15. 15. <ul><li>Existing kitchen sink wall and refrigerator space. </li></ul><ul><li>Existing kitchen oven wall. Through the doorway on the right, a small office will be incorporated in the new kitchen. </li></ul>Before of Granada Hills Kitchen (Cont.)
  16. 16. Kitchen Remodel <ul><li>The following are the pictures of the finished Granada Hills kitchen remodel project. </li></ul><ul><li>This was a complete gut of the existing kitchen, breakfast area, and office including electrical and plumbing. </li></ul><ul><li>New French doors and windows were installed in the living area and breakfast area. </li></ul><ul><li>A wood floor had been added to the living area before this remodel. The new tile floor in the kitchen was brought up to grade with the wood floor. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>New breakfast area. (Notice the 70’s style Spanish balusters and pony wall were removed.) </li></ul><ul><li>New storage cabinets with a Sub-Zero dual zone wine cooler and counter were added to the breakfast area. </li></ul>Finished Project - Granada Hills Kitchen (Cont.)
  18. 18. <ul><li>New kitchen oven wall and peninsula island bar. </li></ul><ul><li>(Notice the ceiling height was raised in the kitchen area.) </li></ul><ul><li>New kitchen sink wall and built-in refrigerator. </li></ul><ul><li>(Notice the built-in flat screen TV on a swing arm by the fridge.) </li></ul>Finished Project - Granada Hills Kitchen (Cont.)
  19. 19. Kitchen Remodel <ul><li>The following are the pictures of a Northwest Hills kitchen remodel. </li></ul><ul><li>This remodel will encompass the kitchen and breakfast area. </li></ul><ul><li>The before and finished project photos will appear side by side of the following slides. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>The existing kitchen had nice features for it's original construction date. </li></ul><ul><li>This kitchen was gutted except for the floor tile. We installed new custom cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison - Northwest Hills Kitchen (Cont.)
  21. 21. <ul><li>The existing kitchen had low upper cabinets typical of the 1980's. </li></ul><ul><li>The new custom cabinets were 42 inch x 13 deep to accommodate larger plates and serving dishes. Base cabinets were designed with more drawers. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison - Northwest Hills Kitchen (Cont.)
  22. 22. <ul><li>The existing refrigerator space and desk which was mostly used for storage were redesigned. </li></ul><ul><li>The refrigerator is a KitchenAid 48 inch built-in unit with a storage/pantry replacing the desk. ( The panel above the fridge is actually storage space.) </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison - Northwest Hills Kitchen (Cont.)
  23. 23. <ul><li>The octagonal island was kept as a feature, but redesigned to provide access on all eight sides and banks of drawers were incorporated. </li></ul><ul><li>The backsplash is ½ inch glass tile. An appliance hutch was installed for the coffee maker and the mixer. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison - Northwest Hills Kitchen (Cont.)
  24. 24. <ul><li>Better use of storage space was a primary objective in designing the new cabinets. </li></ul><ul><li>A new three compartment stainless steel sink was installed and the sink cabinet was customized for better storage. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison - Northwest Hills Kitchen (Cont.)
  25. 25. <ul><li>The existing planter window above the cooktop was very dated and leaked when it rained. </li></ul><ul><li>A new Marvin window unit was installed with casement windows on each side of a fixed pane. </li></ul><ul><li>(The granite shelf became a favorite lookout for her cats.) </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison - Northwest Hills Kitchen (Cont.)
  26. 26. <ul><li>The existing patio door from the breakfast area to the back deck was a swinging patio door which crowded the table. </li></ul><ul><li>A new Marvin sliding patio door was installed to allow more room for the breakfast table. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison - Northwest Hills Kitchen (Cont.)
  27. 27. Kitchen Remodel <ul><li>The following are the before pictures of yet another Northwest Hills kitchen remodel. </li></ul><ul><li>This remodel will encompass the kitchen and breakfast area. </li></ul><ul><li>Some new cabinets were installed and some cabinet boxes were saved and new doors and drawers were installed to match. </li></ul><ul><li>The ceiling height was raised and lighting reworked. </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>The existing cabinet doors and drawers were plywood slabs with picture molding applied on the edges. </li></ul><ul><li>The breakfast area included single pane, single hug aluminum windows. </li></ul>Before of Northwest Hills Kitchen (Cont.)
  29. 29. Kitchen Remodel <ul><li>The following are the pictures of the finished Northwest Hills kitchen remodel project. </li></ul><ul><li>The goal of this project was to update the appliances and create a very contemporary look. </li></ul><ul><li>The refrigerator was built-in and the cooktop was moved to the island with a new exhaust hood. </li></ul><ul><li>The ceiling height was raised and lighting reworked. </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>The existing upper cabinets, cooktop, and exhaust hood were removed to create a bar with low voltage pendant lighting. </li></ul><ul><li>The base cabinets were retrofitted with ¼ inch gap drawers. </li></ul>Finished Project - Northwest Hills Kitchen (Cont.)
  31. 31. <ul><li>The breakfast area windows were replaced with fixed panes and the walls were painted red to accent the kitchen. </li></ul><ul><li>The countertops are honed granite and the backsplash is 1 inch glass tile. 3 inch can lights were installed in the raised ceiling. </li></ul>Finished Project - Northwest Hills Kitchen (Cont.)
  32. 32. Master Bathroom Remodel <ul><li>The following are the pictures of a Northwest Hills master bathroom remodel. </li></ul><ul><li>The original layout included a unusable tub design and too much wasted space. </li></ul><ul><li>The goal of this project was to create more storage space, a usable tub, a larger shower, and a larger closet. </li></ul>
  33. 33. The Reconfigured Floor Plan <ul><li>The existing vanity area was reconfigured into more closet space. </li></ul><ul><li>His and her vanities were created, each with their own linen cabinet, medicine cabinet, and more storage space. </li></ul><ul><li>The shower and the water closet traded places to provide a larger shower adjacent to the tub, and a more functional water closet with better storage. </li></ul><ul><li>Where they once had a single linen cabinet, they now have four. </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>The existing tub was unusable with two slippery and dangerous steps. </li></ul><ul><li>The new tub is standard height with lots of usable deck space and two large storage drawers. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison - Northwest Hills Master Bathroom
  35. 35. <ul><li>The existing shower was closed in, dark, oddly shaped, and too small. </li></ul><ul><li>The new shower is larger and the tub deck flows into the shower as a bench and enclosure is frameless glass. A glass block window was installed to let in natural light. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison - Northwest Hills Master Bath. (Cont.)
  36. 36. <ul><li>The existing vanities were crowded with very little usable storage space. </li></ul><ul><li>The new layout includes matching his and her vanities with 3cm. granite tops, each with their own linen and medicine cabinet. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison - Northwest Hills Master Bathroom
  37. 37. <ul><li>The existing water closet was crowded by the linen cabinet and the inswing 2′ door which made it difficult to close when inside the room. </li></ul><ul><li>The new water closet has two doors to reduce crowding, a double hung window for natural light, and a large storage cabinet. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison - Northwest Hills Master Bathroom
  38. 38. <ul><li>Although the existing closet was good sized, it did not accommodate the owners clothing. As you can see, it was packed to the brim. </li></ul><ul><li>The existing design had a lot of wasted open space which was used in the new design to create more closet space. Elfa components were used to allow flexibility in the closet space. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison - Northwest Hills Master Bathroom
  39. 39. Window & Door Replacement <ul><li>The sitting room off the back of this Lost Creek home overlooks a beautifully landscaped back yard. </li></ul><ul><li>The windows were replaced with larger picture windows to help bring the back yard into the house. </li></ul><ul><li>The double doors out to the deck were also replaced. </li></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li>The existing single hung windows with divided lites and screens. </li></ul><ul><li>Larger Marvin® picture windows were installed. What a dramatic difference. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison – Lost Creek Window Replacement
  41. 41. <ul><li>The single hung window and doors which lead out to the deck were replaced with a Marvin® double hung window and French doors. </li></ul><ul><li>Even the exterior view of the new windows made a dramatic improvement. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison – Lost Creek Window Replacement
  42. 42. Kitchen Remodel <ul><li>This 1960’s kitchen was completely gutted with the exception of the beautiful terrazzo floor. </li></ul><ul><li>New custom cabinets, appliances, fixtures, lighting, and skylights were installed. </li></ul><ul><li>New windows were installed in the kitchen and breakfast area and the front door was replaced. </li></ul><ul><li>The terrazzo floor was resurfaced and polished. </li></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><li>The existing kitchen was a very functional layout, but in dire need of an update. </li></ul><ul><li>The cooktop was moved from the island and more storage was added in the original location of the fridge. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison - Mountain Climb Kitchen Remodel
  44. 44. <ul><li>The existing cabinets were a dark mahogany with a Corian® countertop surface. </li></ul><ul><li>The aluminum window was replaced with a wood window and the drawers were replaced with blind cabinet hardware. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison - Mountain Climb Kitchen Remodel
  45. 45. <ul><li>The existing fur-downs were removed and the cooktop was moved from the island. </li></ul><ul><li>The new cabinets are made of alder and mahogany wood for a two tone effect. The countertops are 3cm. Granite. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison - Mountain Climb Kitchen Remodel
  46. 46. <ul><li>The existing oven and microwave combination was removed as well as the adjacent storage cabinet. </li></ul><ul><li>A new oven and Advantium® trivection oven combination was installed and a new 48″ built-in refrigerator-freezer replaced the storage cabinet. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison - Mountain Climb Kitchen Remodel
  47. 47. <ul><li>The existing bar area was torn out and reconfigured as seen on the right. </li></ul><ul><li>New bar cabinets were installed incorporating a warming drawer, wine rack, and glass doors on the upper cabinets. A new under-mount sink was installed. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison - Mountain Climb Kitchen Remodel
  48. 48. <ul><li>The front door was replaced. New hardware and a mail slot were installed. </li></ul><ul><li>The aluminum windows above the kitchen sink and in the breakfast area were replaced with Marvin® aluminum clad wood windows. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison - Mountain Climb Kitchen Remodel
  49. 49. Condo Update off South Lamar <ul><li>This South Lamar condominium went through a major transformation. </li></ul><ul><li>The kitchen and breakfast area were updated to a more contemporary look. </li></ul><ul><li>The ceiling was raised, recessed lighting was installed, a pass trough window, and new cabinets with 3cm. granite countertops were installed. </li></ul><ul><li>The unit was painted with a more contemporary color and new cabinets, countertops, and sinks were installed in all three bathrooms. </li></ul>
  50. 50. <ul><li>The original kitchen layout was closed in with cabinets above the bar and a low ceiling making it feel very small. </li></ul><ul><li>The ceiling was raised, the raised bar was eliminated, a pass through was added, new cabinets with 3cm. granite countertops and a new under-mount kitchen sink. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison – South Lamar Condo Update
  51. 51. <ul><li>The existing sink cabinet was laminate with a raised bar and a drop-in stainless kitchen sink. </li></ul><ul><li>New Shaker style cabinets with 3cm. Granite countertops, stainless under-mount sink with modern faucet were installed. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison – South Lamar Condo Update
  52. 52. <ul><li>The existing cabinets, laminate countertops, and floor tile were removed, </li></ul><ul><li>and new cabinets, 3cm. granite countertops, and new 18″ ceramic floor tile were installed. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison – South Lamar Condo Update
  53. 53. <ul><li>The existing exhaust hood above the range was removed, </li></ul><ul><li>and new over-the-range microwave/exhaust hood was installed in its place. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison – South Lamar Condo Update
  54. 54. <ul><li>The coat closet in the breakfast area was converted to a pantry. The swing on the door was changed and a light was added. </li></ul><ul><li>A new hutch was added in the breakfast area to provide more storage since the kitchen cabinets above the bar were removed. </li></ul>Before & Finished Project Comparison – South Lamar Condo Update

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