Commercial And Residential Renovations
R & R Builders, LLC offers a broad range of commercial renovation construction services specifically tailored to meet the unique requirements of each client's project. All R & R services are provided by our experienced team of professionals, working collaboratively to deliver the best possible solution for our clients. Our services include roofing, gutter/downspouts, soffit and fascia, windows and doors, storefronts, cabinets and countertops, closet shelving, drywall/texture/interior paint, framing, insulation, exterior paint and power wash, stucco, masonry and concrete, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical (HVAC).
Virtually every aspect of R & R's planning, logistics, and field operational processes are handled electronically, securely, and efficiently. R & R utilizes the latest technology and industry best practices to create a communication process between client, contractor and supplier that is timely, accurate, and effective. At the core of R & R's success is a team of highly skilled and experienced construction professionals, working collaboratively within a proven process of time-tested project management methods that are continuously monitored and regularly reviewed in accordance with best industry practices.
R & R offers a broad range of residential renovation construction services specifically tailored to meet the unique requirements of each client's project. All R & R services are provided by our experienced team of professionals, working collaboratively to deliver the best possible solution for our clients.
R & R is a leader in remodeling kitchen and baths. We also provide services to include roofing, gutter/downspouts, soffit and fascia, windows and doors, cabinets and countertops, closet shelving, drywall/texture/interior paint, framing, insulation, exterior paint and power wash, stucco, masonry and concrete, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical (HVAC).
An effective bathroom design should address all your needs, physical and spiritual. Here are the most important tips to consider when considering bathroom renovations.
- Choose elegant fixtures.
- Sit in a bathtub before buying it.
- Select durable flooring.
- Hang a stylish mirror.
- Use found space.
- Build a shower area.
- Share space for added function.
- Design lighting that works.
- Buy a quality toilet.
- Incorporate luxury into your room.
A pedestal sink with graceful lines is more attractive than a blocky cabinet vanity. A classic claw-foot tub is like bathroom sculpture. Even enclosed in a deck, the simple lines of the lip have an inherent beauty that surpasses most acrylic versions.
Bigger isn't always better. A 60-inch tub is fine for most people. It offers enough room to stretch out and provides a secure foothold, so you don't float into oblivion when the tub is full. Assess the angled back and lip for comfort and neck support –- a tub for two people slants at either end and has taps in the middle. If you only have enough space for a small tub, buy an extra-deep one.
Ceramic, marble and stone tiles are all excellent durable and water-resistant choices for a bathroom. Subfloor heating coils will make these hard surfaces warm. Well-sealed hardwood floors offer natural warmth and act as a foil for the other hard, cold surfaces in a bathroom.
One beautifully framed mirror over a sink is more attractive than many surfaces covered with mirror. Supplement it with a wall-mounted adjustable makeup mirror, and consider installing a lighted, mirrored shaving niche in your shower stall.
Take advantage of space between wall studs by recessing a tall storage cabinet into the wall to maximize vertical storage while saving floor space. The cabinet should have an interior depth of at least three inches and a door flush with the wall.
Consider building an open-concept shower area that doesn't need a curtain or door and is less confining than a standard shower stall. In addition to well-designed drainage, a ceiling-mounted rain showerhead and/or a high wall-mounted showerhead that splashes less water will keep the area outside the shower drier.
In homes with back-to-back bathrooms, a shared shower with access doors to each of the bathrooms maximizes limited space. Or turn a closet located next to a bathroom into a small access to the neighbouring bath.
Good lighting is imperative. Combine halogen pot lights with wall sconces beside or over the mirror for lighting with no shadows. Always install dimmers.
When buying a toilet, it's not necessary for you to spend big bucks, but you don't want to scrimp too much, either. You can get a good-quality one-piece toilet for about $400. Models with elongated bowls and seats are usually most comfortable.
If you're fortunate enough to have lots of space to work with, indulge yourself with an expanded spa-like bathroom that includes a dressing room – a haven for privacy and relaxation. Outfit it with a television, fireplace, exercise equipment, makeup vanity and even a large comfortable occasional chair upholstered in thick white terry-cloth.
Renovating your kitchen will add ease to your lifestyle and value to your home. Here are the 10 most important things to consider when you're updating your kitchen.
- Use quality materials.
- Determine cabinet heights.
- Decide whether to paint or stain.
- Select an elegant countertop.
- Install an island that works.
- Don't overdo the details.
- Avoid maintenance nightmares.
- Stick to basic appliances.
- Incorporate an adjacent dining room.
- Add interest.
Top-quality drawer slides and hinges mean cabinet doors will stay closed and drawers won't stick. Stay away from drawers that are stapled together or made of particleboard. For cabinet interiors, wood veneer is more durable than melamine, laminate, MDF or particleboard.
If you have eight-foot ceilings, choose cabinets that go to the ceiling. They offer more storage, enabling you to use extra wall space for artwork or open shelves. If your ceilings are higher than eight feet, leave 15 to 18 inches above the cabinets.
Though stained-wood cabinetry is forgiving, most finishes date quickly and aren't easily altered. Brush-painted cabinets can lend a unique personality.
White Carrara marble (honed or acid washed and sealed) and stained wood add elegance and warmth. Our clients also like honed Kirkstone slate, soapstone and Wiarton limestone, Granite and Quartz, and plastic laminate with a wood edge for a sophisticated look.
Beware of placing a bulky cube in the middle of the room. We like islands that have an open, airy look. Ideally, an island should be unencumbered by appliances, but if you want it to house a dishwasher-sink combo or a cooktop, try to maintain the light look of a leggy harvest table.
Design accents such as pediments over stoves and plaster mouldings on cabinet fronts can represent decorative excess. Remember that the style of your kitchen should be compatible with the rest of your home.
Natural surfaces with inherent texture -- slate, terra-cotta, brick and tumbled marble -- are more difficult to clean but camouflage the odd crumb. Smooth surfaces in light colours, such as white laminate counters or ceramic floors, are easy to clean but show everything. And as much as we love stainless steel, it's not easy to keep smudge-free.
Instead of lots of appliances and gadgets, consider selecting a few reliable basics. For example, a commercial-quality stainless-steel range makes an interesting focal point and takes up less space than separate wall ovens and a cooktop.
A clever design, plus the appropriate lighting and furniture, will let you adapt the room's atmosphere to suit any occasion. Consider a banquette design combined with slipcovered chairs for an efficient use of space.
Your kitchen should reflect you, not look like a showroom. Before designing the space, search for a piece of unique furniture and use it in your design - a room full of floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall kitchen cabinets looks boring and uninspired.