It has been my experience that the difference between a great kitchen and bathroom renovation and an average one is in the details. Residential remodeling is a people business and the importance of quality subcontractors is crucial. In my opinion a General Contractor is only as good as his subcontractors.
I have done many successful kitchen and bath renovations and a good example of quality subcontractors making the difference would be the project for Bruce and Betty Oliver in Pebble Beach, CA. The Oliver’s bought the home in 2000. The heating system for the home was forced air under a concrete slab. They wanted to abandon the forced air in half of the house and add hydronic radiant heat under the finished floor in the kitchen, master bathroom, and master bedroom.
We gutted their 1970’s era kitchen down to the wall and floor framing. This kitchen renovation involved the installation of top quality cabinets, solid surface counter tops, a reverse osmosis water supply system and new appliances. We also installed new engineered wood flooring in the living room and kitchen.
We gutted the existing master bathroom and opened up the existing concrete slab to re-plumb for the new toilet, bidet, and shower layout. The bathroom floor and shower was tiled. We put an attractive round window in the shower
This kitchen and bathroom renovation project involved a lot of very intricate work in a relatively small area. The participation of tradesmen with a track record of reliable service and quality work was key to the success of this project