Basement Finish, Broadview Heights, OH 44147
ASEMENT FINISHING – BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, OH 44147
This particular Cleveland basement finishing project eloquently features a custom designed bar, playroom, entertainment area, recreational area, and offers plenty of room for additional storage. Part man cave, part entertainment, and part children-friendly, this basement meets each of the homeowner’s needs with sleekness and style.
BASEMENT SPECIFICATIONS AND DETAILS
Essentially, the homeowners were tired of under-utilizing such a large area of their home and wanted to maximize the space available in order to bring out it’s full potential. The key requirements of the customer’s were a custom built bar with cabinetry and granite counter-tops, a playroom for their little girl, adequate storage space, and an entertainment area with custom installed surround sound.
JM Design Build’s designers spent several hours working out the measurements and came up with the following floor-plan/layout for the homeowner:
As you can see, the project (as is most always the case) takes on a life of its own as the final details get fleshed out. But overall, the final product resembles the original concept almost identically (other than the choice of paint colors and flooring). This particular basement remodel took approximately 6 weeks to complete. approximately 6 weeks. The state of the art entertainment area was inspired by Home Theater Concepts, while most of the other materials used were purchased either from our network of suppliers or from Lowe’s or Home Depot.
BASEMENT FINISH – SCOPE OF WORK
-Framed entire area complete with storage area, playroom, and main living area with 2×4 framing and treated plate (all framing to code)
-Installed electrical to service new areas complete with 14 recess lights, 2 cables, and outlets and switches to code-Installed sconzes on side wall, entertainement wall, and at bottom of steps-Installed dimmer switches for bar area and entertainment area-Installed speaker and surround sound system
-Hung and mounted T.V.’s
-Installed door in storage area and underneath steps
-Insulated and drywall entire finished area (does not include ceiling)
-Taped, mudded, sanded, and primed all drywall-Installed base trim and casing where necessary
Sunroom Addition, Twinsburg, OH 44087
GENERAL CONTRACTORS TWINSBURG – SUNROOM ADDITION
This sun-room was designed by the JM Design Build’s renovation specialists, a Cleveland contractor, to fit the specific needs of the customer. For instance, as you can see from the pictures above, it is not your typical gable roof but actually a 2-tiered gable, creating a jog on the outside wall where the feature windows are installed. This also gives the stained wood installed on the interior ceiling some extra character.
Another cool component of this sunroom addition is the custom built corner bench that blends right into the window sill, complete with a hinged top which opens up for additional storage.
A SPECIAL TOUCH
Typically, sunrooms are difficult to heat and cool because they have 3 outside perimeter walls, so we ran extra ducts to be sure comfort was maximized. We also poured a stamped concrete patio adjacent to the room; creating the perfect combination of relaxation and enjoyment. This sunroom addition in Twinsburg came out better than the homeowner’s had even imagined.
SCOPE OF WORK
-Provided all drawings necessary to obtain permits and required inspections from Summit County Building Department
-Removed existing patio and steps and stacked existing stones in specified area for reuse
-Excavated area, poured footers and crawl space to code
-Installed new foundation and drain tile to code
-Installed vapor barrier and poured concrete slab to code
-Framed new area including 9′ side walls, sloped ceiling with extended overhangs, openings for sliding doors and windows as specified in drawing; all framing and support details to code
-Installed new insulated high performance glass windows and doors including two 3′ x 4′ glass skylights
-Installed siding, roofing, and gutters to match existing
-Extended existing HVAC runs into new room
-Installed gas supply for outside grill
-Installed electrical outlets and dimmer switches to code including 1 cable
-Installed 6 recessed lights and 2 ceiling fans (provided by owner)
-Insulated and drywalled side walls and ceiling to code
-Primed all new drywall
-Installed V-groove wood ceiling and stained (customer’s choice)
-Installed window and door trim to match existing
-Installed French doors in existing opening
-Prepared floor for ceramic tile to match existing kitchen floor level
-Removed all garbage, rubbish and debris
EXTRAS AND CHANGE ORDERS
Sometimes, depending on a number of things such as a customer’s budget, indecisiveness, or even their level of trust with us as a contractor, homeowner’s will ask us to include fixed prices in our initial contract for alternatives or additional projects they may want to complete once they see things begin to come to life. In the case of this home addition, we priced out and ended up completing the following additional work:
-Installed tile throughout entire floor
-Excavated for exterior patio and sidewalk (approximately 300 sq ft)
-Formed, oured, and finished a colored, Arizona Flagstone stamped concrete patio
-Tore out driveway apron and replaced
-Installed drain in garage as specified
-Built an 8′ custom bench seat
Garage Addition, Brecksville, OH 44141
Unattached Garage Addition Brecksville OH 44141 – General Contractors Cleveland
This is a really cool project recently completed by JM Design Build in Cleveland, OH. The project consists of an unattached 2 car Garage Addition to a home in Brecksville, OH custom designed to match the look and feel of the existing home precisely.
Garage Addition Ideas – Solutions and Selections
The homeowners of this new addition in Brecksville are a young couple whom decided to choose JM Design Build for their garage addition project because they are familiar with our work. In fact, just a few years ago we designed and were contracted to build a master bedroom addition onto their home. Our remodeling design consultants met with the homeowners to discuss their needs and ideas during an initial consultation and it was evident that the couple simply did not have enough storage space and, as a result, used their existing garage to store things instead of for parking their cars.
After the consultation our designers got to work and designed a very cool concept. To save on costs, we recommended that they go with an unattached garage that we could excavate for off to the side of their existing driveway. Then, we recommended that they try to keep a similar look and feel to the actual house. And, as you can see, not only does the siding and roofing material match the existing house, but the roof pitch and gables also match exactly.
The final product came out great. It is essentially put together just like a regular home addition in terms of the foundation, framing, insulation, windows, drywall, etc. Some of the cool selections featured on this garage addition in Brecksville include the Cultured Stone on the exterior, the 28×36 Double Hung White Simonton Windows and the 16’x8′ Anderson Garage Door.
Build Unattached Garage Cleveland – Scope Of Work
- Provide all necessary drawings, permits, and inspections from the City of Brecksville Building Department
- Demo and remove existing garage
- Excavate site in existing location per drawing
- Form and pour footers per drawing to code
- Install block foundation and drain tile and one exterior drain in rear walkway
- Frame garage and side entrance per drawing to code
- Install 3 vinyl double hung windows in garage
- Install 2 steel entrance doors, one in garage and one for side entrance, use existing door in shed
- Install one aluminum panel 16’ garage door and opener
- Install shingles on roof to match existing (including shed)
- Install vinyl siding and trim on new garage, shed, and side entrance
- Install electrical outlets and switches to code, and overhead lights. Service to garage underground.
- Re-work side entrance stairs and opening, finish complete (drywall and trim)
- Pour new apron in front of garage to tie into existing driveway
- Pour new walkway and stairs from rear of garage to side entrance
- Re-work and pour driveway for new garage
- Remove all garbage and debris
- 5 year guarantee on all labor, factory warrantee on materials
Basement Bar, Independence, OH 44131
Custom Basement Bar Independence, OH – Basement Bar Ideas Cleveland
Today we bring you a completely customized basement bar in Independence. This bar is truly one of a kind and we were very excited to be selected as the contractor for completing it. The homeowner was a busy man, so he actually hired a friend of his and her fiance to manage the entire project for him. They were in charge of everything from interviewing various general contractors and interior designers in Cleveland to balancing the budget and everything in between.
Basement Bar Ideas, Products, and Solutions
The homeowner had a pretty good idea of what the final product was to look like (it was inspired by his favorite movie), however it still needed to be tweaked to fit the allotted space in the basement and also to stay within budget. Thus, the couple he hired had a difficult time finding the right basement bar contractor for the job. In fact, they were not able to find one contractor other than JM Design Build capable of producing a workable concept within a reasonable budget–just sayin’.
Also, we would just like to point out that this is actually the second bar in the homeowner’s basement–did we mention it is almost 20 feet long? Entertaining friends, family, and business associates was a very important part of his life and therefore invested heavily in ensuring his ability to provide a unique experience. Everything was custom built and stained, a majority of the material coming from Summit Millwork in Cuyahoga Falls, including the slots on the bar front and the soffit made specifically for the vibrant and illuminated onyx panels by Lumonyx.
This ‘super swanky‘ look was traditionally found only in casinos and nightclubs, but lately it seems it is becoming more and more popular in residential installs as its application becomes more and more widespread. In fact, in addition to bars, we have installed these onyx panels on stair risers, countertops, and much more. Caveat–if you are interested in this product be prepared to reach for your wallet, and please be sure you have a highly skilled contractor ready to install it. These panels are extremely expensive and provide no room for error when installing. However, the bold look they bring is hard to put a price on.
Custom Bar and Basement Finishing Independence – Scope of Work
While nearly everything here had to be custom built, there was a general process we used to complete the project which we have outlined for you below:
- Remove existing carpeting, ceiling tiles in new bar area, and demo existing closet
- Cut up floor to access plumbing
- Install rough plumbing
- Install rough plumbing per drawing to service new bar area
- Frame for television inlay on left side wall of bar (tv specs provided by homeowner)
- Install electrical to service new bar area, including 5 GFCI outlets, LEF lighting behind lumonyx panels, and 3 fixtures above bar (fixtures provided by homeowner, option to install 3 lumonyx panels suspended from ceiling at no extra charge)
- Install cable line and outlet for television
- Install up to 8 recess cans in ceiling where tiles were removed
- Construct and install custom made bar cabinets per drawing, provide access to water main in corner cabinet
- Install hardware on cabinets (provided by homeowner)
- Install lumonyx panels on front of bar (provided by homeowner)
- Homeowner responsible for glass shelving installation
- Home owner responsible for granite/countertop installation
- Install sink, fixtures, and appliances (provided by homeowner)
- Construct l shaped bench in far corner of basement, homeowner responsible for cushion
- Install hardwood floor in new bar area, approx 650 sq ft (flooring provided bt homeowner)
- Fur down ceiling and install drywall in new bar area
- Tape, mud, and sand drywall
- Paint walls one color and trim of new bar area in basement
- Stain and poly custom built cabinets of bar and bench one color
- Remove all garbage, rubbish and debris
Handicap Bathroom, Cleveland, OH
Handicap Bathroom Remodeling Cleveland, OH 44147
Featured here we have a really cool bathroom remodel in Cleveland. The project consisted of installing a handicap bathroom as part of a larger in-law suite / Home Addition in Broadview Hts. The homeowners worked with our bathroom designers to come up with a really unique concept that fit their individual tastes and styles. The major components of this bathroom include the accessibility, highly detailed tile patterns, and state-of-the-art bathroom fixtures.
Handicap Bathroom Remodel Features and Benefits
There are some really cool features included in this bathroom remodeling project that are not necessarily evident to the naked eye. For instance, above the shower is an angled soffit so water would run off of it naturally, while the mosaic tile floor is pitched to the drain with precision so there is no curb which enables wheelchair access. Below is a list of our favorite features of this particular bathroom remodeling in Cleveland:
The toilet is awesome. For one, it boasts a Kohler Kelston 1.6-gallon flush Tank as well as a Comfort Height® two-piece elongated toilet, meaning it is chair height seating which makes sitting down and standing up easier for most adults. However, the really cool feature is the heated Kohler C3® 200 elongated toilet seat with bidet functionality, in-line heater and remote controls for an added touch of luxury.
This shower is truly a place to relax. Inlcuded here is a Delta Touch-Clean® Raincan Shower Head in Venetian Bronze which features a 5″ diameter spray face and shower arm, coupled with Alsons’ traditional 5-spray massage handshower with an easy turn spray dial to ensure a massage-like experience each and every morning.
SINK AND FAUCET
The look and feel of the bathroom is consistent. Our bathroom designers just couldn’t get used to the idea of a standard Home Depot style vanity. Rather, they turned it up a notch and went with a Rock Sink from the Tile Shop and Delta’s Addison Single Handle Centerset Faucet in Venetian Bronze with a riser for single handle operation
The tile in the shower is very unique and completely custom. It is actually a 4 slate tile pattern (6×6; 6×12; 12×12; 12×18) using Copper Rust Tumbled tile and Arinsal Oxido tile from The Tile Shop. Also featured in the shower is a handicap bench and a pitched floor to create no curb, enabling handicap access.
Bathroom Remodel, Strongsville, OH 44149
Bathroom Remodeling Strongsville OH 44149 – Bathroom Contractors Cleveland
Today we are excited to feature a bathroom remodel in Strongsville, OH recently completed by our team of contractors in Cleveland. Normally our interior designers play an integral role in the selection process of our home remodeling projects–however, we must admit this bathroom design was almost entirely the result of ideas from the customer herself. While we definitely take pride in our unique bathroom designs, we don’t indulge in the hate-o-rade…she did an EXCELLENT job!
Strongsville Bathroom Remodeling – Products, Solutions, and Selections
This Strongsville bathroom remodel was part of a larger basement finishing project which included an awesome kitchenette, custom built entertainment center, exercise room, and more. The bathroom ended up fitting perfectly right next to the kitchenette and is easily accessible from the entertainment area as well.
While some of our Cleveland area bathroom remodeling projects include complete bathroom makeovers and even master bath additions, this one is a great example of eloquently simple. It has some really cool features such as a custom tile bench with a California Gold Mosaic Feature Strip, a custom shower glass enclosure, and a KraftMaid bathroom vanity and granite vanity countertop; but it still remains an efficiently sized, conveniently located bathroom. Here are some of the cooler products used here:
The shower floor is made up of a Pebble Tile (5013) from DalTile; the same type of material you often see in and around swimming pools.
Shower Walls and Shower Bench
The shower insert is tiled with a Del Monoco Glazed Porcelain in Tatiana Noce.
The tile floor is a Slate California Gold Versailles Pattern Stone Multi-surface Tile from Daltile.
Flooring & Staircase Refinish, Broadview Heights, OH 44147
Staircase Refinishing and Hardwood Flooring Contractors Broadview Hts, OH 44147
JM Design Build, renowned general contractors in Cleveland, recently completed the above pictured project. The remodeling project consisted of laying approximately 2000 S.F. of new hardwood flooring and refinishing a staircase in Broadview Hts, OH. While this certainly wasn’t a complete kitchen remodel, it was a fun project that dramatically changed the entire look and feel of the Broadview Heights residence.
STAIRCASE REFINISH AND NEW FLOORING INSTALLATION SPECS AND DETAILS
We began with the demo: all of the existing carpeting and flooring throughout the entire second-level and piano room / formal living room was removed by our demo crew. Meanwhile, the owners selected the flooring of their choice and had it delivered onsite. Next, our hardwood flooring installers began upstairs in the master bedroom and worked their way out to the upstairs hallway and into the upstairs den / office area. Finally, our flooring contractors installed the new flooring in the downstairs living room.
After all of the new flooring was installed, our carpenters installed shoe moulding, or 1/4″ round (quarter round), throughout all of the areas where the new flooring was installed. Simultaneously, our painting and staining contractors began sanding down the staircase and filling in any noticeable cracks and scratches on the existing stair treads. This way, by the time they applied the first coat of stain on the main staircase, the shoe mould was ready to be caulked, puttied, and painted throughout all of the areas the flooring was installed. Finally, our painters and stainers could coat the staircase with polyurethane to give it the beautiful finish that pops out as soon as one enters the home!
NEW HARDWOOD FLOORING AND STAIRCASE REFINISHING – SCOPE OF WORK
The following is a high-level overview of the work that took place in order to complete the Broadview Hts, OH project:
- Remove flooring in areas to be covered with new hardwood
- Haul away all trash and debris
- Install approximately 2000 Square Feet of new hardwood flooring in the following areas:
-Lower level living room
-Upstairs family room and adjacent bedroom
- Remove carpet and re-stain (2) sets of stairs
Covered Patio, Brecksville, OH 44141
COVERED PATIO BRECKSVILLE, OH 44141 – GENERAL CONTRACTORS CLEVELAND
Today we are excited to add a gorgeous covered patio in Brecksville to our portfolio of completed jobs in Cleveland. This covered porch is approximately 30’ x 18’ with a beautifully vaulted ceiling and wrapped support beams that we built over an existing concrete patio. As you can see, it was the perfect addition to an awesome backyard–equally great for relaxing on hot summer days or enjoying the company of friends and family at night-time. Below we have outlined the major components and phases of this project. (If you’re interested in learning more about JM Design Build or to schedule your design consultation, contact us here).
PHASE ONE: FRAMING
The first step was to set the 6×6″ treated lumber posts and the beams. Once these were set we were able to begin framing for the “false hip” roof using 2×6 material and the remainder of the roof with 2×10 rafters (the overall pitch of the roof is 12 by 2.5). The final stage of the rough framing was to install 7/16″ OSB roof sheeting.
Total Time: 5 Days
PHASE TWO: ROOFING
Now that the rough framing was completed our roofing team was able to arrive onsite and begin installing the roof. The scope of work for the new roof was as follows:
- Installed Stormshield Ice and Water guard on all new roof areas
- Install metal flashing to existing wall of home where we needed to tie in the roof framing
- Installed white aluminum drip edge
- Aluminum step flashing
- Installed black Geocel sealant
- Installed brown Lomanco roof vent
- Installed 6 SQ of oakridge Teak shingles in valley black from ABC Supply in Cleveland, OH 44135 to match the existing home
Total Time: 1 Day
PHASE THREE: STONE WORK
The stone used throughout this covered patio in Brecksville was used specifically as a design element to enhance to look and feel of the patio as well as to match the existing outdoor kitchen. It added a little bit to the cost because it is somewhat labor intensive to install the labor correctly (the pitch of the stone caps needed to be just right so that it did not accumulate rain/snow/ice/etc.) but we feel it was a critical element to the finish product.
The stone used is called Bucks County European Castle stone from Mason Structural Steel, Inc. in Walton Hills, OH 44146. The stone pillars were then capped with 19×20 inch Marsh Hearthstones purchased from the same supplier.
Total Time: 4 Days
PHASE FOUR: ELECTRICAL
It was important to the homeowner to have proper lighting throughout the covered porch so that it could be used during the night while relaxing or entertaining guests. As well, we decided to install fans to keep things cool during warm summer days, and made sure the homeowner had sufficient access to electrical outlets by installing them at appropriate locations throughout the covered patio–including two outlets in the wrapped posts themselves. Lastly, we installed one 3-way switch with a dimmer function in the outside (located inside the stone in the far right corner post) and one 3-way switch with a dimmer on the inside of the house next to the sliding door. The Electrical scope of work for the Brecksville covered patio ensued as follows:
- Acquired electrical permit from the City of Brecksville Building Department
- Installed two three-way lights with dimmer switches
- Installed 2 rough fan openings and fans
- Installed 2 GFCI’s with plate covers
- Installed 5 recessed can lights in ceiling of porch
- Hung two exterior lights on the existing brick walls
- Fixed landscape lighting that the homeowner needed repaired
Total Time: 3 Days
PHASE FIVE: FINISH CARPENTRY AND TRIM WORK
It is at this point in the project that the final product really begins to take shape. For this particular covered patio in Cleveland we worked with the homeowner to select the right type of material to be used on the ceiling and to wrap the posts. The homeowner selected a very nice v-groove wood trim for the ceiling, while electing to use cedar wood (a more durable option) to wrap the posts to be able to handle the various weather elements we are prone to here in Cleveland, OH.
Total Time: 6 Days
PHASE SIX: PAINTING / STAINING
Now that the finish trim had been installed we needed to stain it. The homeowner selected Brick Red Sun Proof acrylic stain from Pittsburgh Paints in Oakwood Village, OH 44146 as the color; which we applied 2 coats of. This was chosen to blend the porch with the existing brick on the home’s exterior.
Total Time: 2 Days
PHASE SEVEN: GUTTERS, SOFFITS
This was the final step! We installed new white gutters and down spouts to match the existing home and properly evacuate water from the new porch.
Total Time: 1 Day
Basement Finish, Broadview Heights, OH 44147
BASEMENT REMODEL IN BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, OH 44147
This recently completed project features a gorgeous walk-out basement in Broadview Heights in which we walked the customer through each stage of construction beginning with the initial design. The homeowners are newly weds and wanted to take advantage of the extra square footage in their Broadview Heights home by finishing their basement.
BASEMENT SPECIFICATIONS AND DETAILS
The couple had gotten engaged during a trip to Ireland at an iconic pub. To honor this monumental day they decided they wanted their basement bar to resemble that of a Irish pub. Accordingly, the basement bar features distinct Irish Pub elements including:
- Sussex II-FP Cherry upper- and- lower cabinetry by Cardell in a dark, smoke finish
- A stone veneer around the bar featuring Baoding Crème Random Rectified backsplash and wall tile from the Tile Shop
- Bordeaux Juparana Laminate Countertops
- Bruce Maple Chocolate Laminate Flooring
In addition to the custom basement bar, which our interior designers strategically located directly in front of the walk-out patio door, the couple now also enjoys a half-bath with tile flooring; a large and well-lit entertainment/theater area; fitness room; walk-in closet; and an unfinished area used for storage.
SCOPE OF WORK
-Provided all necessary prints, permits, and inspections
-Framed basement according to drawings provided using 2×4 studs and treated bottom plates
-Installed rough electrical per drawing to code including 12 recess lights, 2 cable lines, and new outlets and switches
-Installed rough plumbing for half-bath and bar area per drawing to code
-Insulated all perimeter walls with R-13 insulation
-Installed drywall in all finished areas, walls, and ceilings; installed fire-raided drywall underneath staircase
-Taped, mudded, sanded, and primed all drywall
-Painted walls and ceilings 1 coat (owner’s choice)
-Installed standard 6 panel hollow doors per drawing
-Installed cabinets in bar area
-Installed laminate counter-top in bar area
-Installed standard pre-primed base trim and casing where necessary
-Installed tile floor in 1/2 bath and behind bar area
-Installed all finish plumbing fixtures
-Installed laminate flooring in transition area (material provided by owners)
Kitchen Remodel, Bainbridge, OH 44023
KITCHEN REMODELING BAINBRIDGE, OH 44023 – GENERAL CONTRACTORS CLEVELAND AREA
BAINBRIDGE KITCHEN REMODEL OVERVIEW
What began as a relatively normal kitchen on Cleveland’s eastside was quickly transformed into a work of art boasting all the bell’s and whistles one could expect after being renovated by JM Design Build’s crew of excellent kitchen remodeling contractors in Cleveland. The first major step was to remove the entire wall separating the kitchen / dining area with the living room and to construct an archway with custom pillars on top of paneled bases. This opened up an already large space to give it even more of a grand look and feel.
The abundance of space also allowed us to put in an impressively large kitchen island—perfect for entertaining and to be utilized when cooking for large parties. As well, wall spaces were maximized with additional kitchen cabinets—we included 2 separate cabinet stations—and everything is well lit as there is both under- and above- cabinetry lighting. This customer truly received their dream kitchen, and undoubtedly now loves where they live again–the ultimate goal of JM Design Build!
KITCHEN REMODELING PRODUCTS AND SELECTIONS
The customer worked with the kitchen designers to select the important finish products that give the kitchen the look and feel they were looking for. In particular, the cabinetry selected is a Maple Kraftmaid Cabinet with a Brookfield door style and a Mushroom cabinet color finish. In addition to the finish carpentry–including corbels, crown molding, furniture base around the island, and subway tile backsplashes, the other big selections were the appliances. The appliances selected add to the overall functionality of the kitchen as they are located strategically to create an efficient workspace. The kitchen appliance selections are as follows:
- Microwave in the kitchen island: 24″ Sharp “Easy Open” Microwave
- Electric Cooktop: Jenn-Air 36″ Induction Cooktop
- Cooktop Range Hood: Ventahood BHSLD · Standard Wall Mount Liner (The standard ventilation of the BHSLD model is intended for use over standard cooking equipment.)
- Double Wall Oven: Jenn-air 27″ built-in electric double wall oven
- Dishwasher: This Jenn-Air TriFecta™ fully integrated dishwasher can hold up to 15 place settings
- Wine Cellar: Jenn-Air 24in Under Counter Wine Cellar
Once all of the critical kitchen remodeling selections were made and the design had been finalized, we were able to begin the kitchen remodeling process. The following is a description of the work completed at this kitchen remodel in Cleveland – Bainbridge:
The first phase of this kitchen remodel in Bainbridge, OH was to completely gut it. In order for the actual kitchen design idea to come to fruition, we needed as close to a blank canvas as possible. The kitchen remodeling demolition process consisted of the following items:
- Removed appliances
- Removed sink, faucet, disposal, dishwasher, insta-hot and water purifier
- Removed countertops and splashes
- Removed cabinets
- Removed soffits
- Removed pantry wall and door
- Removed book cases in family room
- Removed section of wall between dinette and family room
- Removed debris from job site
The next step was to rough in all of the new and updated electrical to bring this complete kitchen makeover up to code. The kitchen designers worked with the customer to determine exactly how much lighting was necessary to give them the look and feel they were going for prior to the installation commencing, so our expert team of kitchen remodelers were able to get to work right away. The rough electrical work went as follows:
- Eliminated warming drawer
- Removed lighting in soffit
- Eliminated intercom system
- Relocated the kitchen microwave circuit to island
- Relocated refrigerator circuit to new location
- Relocated electrical feed to new double oven location
- Ran electrical feed for new kitchen hood vent
- Installed 3 fixture boxes on single pole switch above island
- Installed light fixtures above kitchen island (lights supplied by homeowner)
- Installed additional six 6″ recessed lights on new switch
- Installed switched receptacle for interior cabinet lights
- Installed under cabinet lighting
- Installed switched receptacle for interior kitchen cabinet lights
- Installed interior cabinet lighting
- Relocated switches, receptacles and counter receptacles as necessary for new cabinet floor plan
- Installed receptacle for beverage center
- Relocated fixture box for dinette light Hun dinette light (supplied by homeowner)
- Relocated phone jack
- Relocated switches and receptacles on section of wall being removed between kitchen and family room
The plumbing improvements for this kitchen design in Bainbridge were minimal yet very impactful. It can be cost-effective to minimize plumbing work when designing and remodeling a kitchen; however it is important to make sure you still get a kitchen design you will love. In this case, the plumbing work required was as follows:
- Relocated water line for new refrigerator location
- Installed new shut-off valves, supply lines and drain line to faucet, sink, disposal and dishwasher
- Installed faucet, disposal, dishwasher and water purifier
FRAMING AND DRYWALL
Now for the fun part! This is when all of the Bainbridge kitchen remodel design ideas began to take shape and come to life. However, don’t be fooled–the drywall process can also be the most frustrating point because it takes a bit of time and can be a little messy. The customers of this particular kitchen renovation in Bainbridge were a pleasure to work with and understood it’s just part of the process. We also were very conscious of the dust and took extra care in cleaning and minimizing it as we could.
- Rebuilt new soffits above kitchen cabinetry
- Rebuilt wall between kitchen and family room to create arch and accommodate new pedestals and columns
- Repaired walls and ceilings where damaged by demolition and electrical work
- Taped, finished and sanded all new drywall work
- Finished ceilings with smooth finish
- Primed all new drywall work
KITCHEN CABINETRY / TRIM WORK
At this point we can actually begin installing the kitchen cabinetry and completing the finish trim and carpentry work. The kitchen cabinets had been ordered from the showroom a few weeks prior to the demo beginning; this is done to make sure they are onsite or at least in our possession so that there aren’t any holdups once we are ready to install the kitchen cabinets. Kitchen renovating can be intrusive (it’s not a basement Remodel where we aren’t in your way, we are in the main area of your home!) and it is also difficult to go for long periods of time without having a functioning kitchen.
Accordingly, our job here at JM Design Build is to streamline the entire kitchen remodel process in order to get your kitchen back in working order as soon as possible. The kitchen cabinetry and finish trim work needed to complete this kitchen remodel in Bainbridge consisted of the following elements:
- Installed kitchen cabinets and cabinet trim moldings
- Installed archway, casing, pedestal, and columns between kitchen and family room
- Installed base molding necessary in kitchen and dinette
- Installed crown molding in kitchen and dinette where necessary
The HVAC for this particular kitchen rehab was minimal and didn’t take a whole lot of time or excessive work. Essentially we just needed to make a few tweaks to complete the kitchen design the Bainbridge homeowners had decided on:
- Ran ducting to outside with vent cap for Kitchen vent hood
- Ran heat out of toe space of sink base cabinets
At this stage of the kitchen remodeling process we are ready to begin painting. The homeowners wanted to blend in the beautiful white cabinetry with complementary colors.
- Painted ceiling of dinette and kitchen one coat (white)
- Paint walls of kitchen and dinette two coats (homeowner’s choice of color)
- Painted trim moldings (paint supplied by homeowner)
As is in the case of this kitchen renovation, the tile backsplash really brings everything together. There is some subtle detail in the tile backsplash that accentuate the granite and kitchen cabinets–kitchen designers did a great job with the kitchen remodel design, and our tile contractors did excellent installation work!
- Installed subway tile backsplash in kitchen
- Grouted all tile work
At this point it is essentially a matter of putting the final pieces of the kitchen remodel puzzle together–particularly the new kitchen appliances. These were also ordered from the kitchen and bath showroom in Cleveland waiting onsite so it didn’t take much to get them hooked up and in working order:
- Installed kitchen vent hood, microwave drawer, cooktop, double oven and refrigerator
The homeowner decided to refinish the existing wood floors in the kitchen which came out beautifully! While installing tile floors in the kitchen can provide a very clean look, wood flooring is also a great option and, in this case, helped to keep costs down so the homeowner’s budget could be allocated toward other elements and upgrades of the kitchen remodel. In terms of the flooring, the following items were completed:
- Weaved in new flooring where the kitchen island cabinets were removed
- Installed new stair nosing into family room
- Sanded and refurnished floor in dinette, kitchen and hallway
There were just a few touch-ups needed to complete the work in the family room, and at this point the customer had a completely brand new and functioning kitchen remodel:
- Repaired walls and ceiling
- Painted walls two coats and one color
- Caulked and painted base and crown molding one coat and one color
Ah, permits–Almost forgot to mention! The kitchen design was approved and permits for the kitchen remodel were issued prior to work commencing by the city of Bainbridge / Geauga County building department.
- Supplied general construction, electrical and plumbing permits
- Scheduled and completed inspections as needed for permits
KITCHEN REMODELING BAINBRIDGE – KITCHEN DESIGNERS AND GENERAL CONTRACTORS IN CLEVELAND
JM Design Build is a new-generation kitchen design firm and general contractor in Cleveland, hosting one of the best portfolio of kitchen remodeling projects in the Northeast Ohio area. Our team specializes in and delivers high-end, custom kitchen designs and remodeling services while offering a fresh take on the entire remodeling experience provided to our customers. Interested in learning more? Contact us today for a complementary, no obligation design consultation and estimate!
Master Bath Remodel, Strongsville, OH 44149
Master Bathroom Remodel Strongsville, OH 44149
The master bath remodel in Strongsville featured here is just one of two full bathroom remodeling projects completed simultaneously by JM Design Build. The owner of this early 1990’s home sought out to alter their master bathroom to be more functional and to utilize the existing space more effectively. The former quadrant of the house consisted of a long, narrow 4-piece master bath, a small walk-in master closet, and a full guest bathroom; however, in addition to becoming outdated over the years, the existing floor-plan simply fell short of adequately harmonizing their lifestyle.
Project Specifications, Selections, and Solutions
JM Design Build’s interior designers met with the homeowner’s and, upon better understanding of their specific needs, were able to provide a fresh take on the space. In particular, the design team proposed to re-arrange the space in order to create a larger master bath with dual, wall-hanging vanities from IKEA. This master bath makeover also features a free-standing Maax brand air-jetted tub with deck-mounted faucet, and centered behind the tub is now a beautiful glass mosaic custom tiled wall niche extending to the ceiling (this same mosaic tile was used as backsplash above both of the vanities). Additionally, this master bath remodel features a custom tile shower with multiple shower heads and a pebble stone look on the floor.
The exterior of the MB shower was constructed with half walls and later tiled with Florida Tile (along with the bathroom floors) while frosted glass was installed on top of these walls for just the right touch of eloquence. Lastly, the new floorplan allowed for the master closet to increase roughly 30% in size. Although not pictured here, the guest bathroom was also remodeled and now includes a wall hanging vanity from IKEA, a new white Kohler tub, and large rectangular Florida Tile wall tiles on the shower walls.
MASTER BATHROOM REMODELING CONTRACTORS CLEVELAND
JM Design Build is a 3rd-generation general contractor and home remodeling company located in Broadview Heights, OH and serves the entire Greater Cleveland Area. Get started with your bathroom remodeling project today by scheduling a free design consultation + estimate with our home remodeling consultants.
Master Bath Remodel, Seville, OH 44273
MASTER BATH REMODEL SEVILLE, OH 44273
We are very excited to add this master bath remodel in Seville, OH as the latest addition to our portfolio! This particular homeowner initially contacted us because she had just moved back into the home she grew up in and wanted to update her mother’s “show bath” (it was never actually used the bathroom at all, it was just for show). The home was built in the year 1900, so needless to say it needed some updating. However, no run-of-the-mill bath makeover would do; the customer was [understandably] insistent that the bathroom remodel had to resonate with the charm and style of the home, but wasn’t exactly sure how to achieve the look and feel she was after. Therefore, it was a perfect match for our interior design team.
MASTER BATH DESIGN SOLUTIONS, SPECIFICATIONS, AND SELECTIONS
Perhaps the most significant element to this bathroom remodeling project consisted of the plumbing repairs/upgrades that were required since this former “show bathroom” had not been used in over 10 years. In particular, we removed the existing glamor tub and platform to create more functional space, and subsequently relocated the plumbing for a new air-jetted tub on the side wall. Collectively, this re-design of the floorplan created room for a small sitting area, adding the right touch of charm and comfort to the space.
In addition to the plumbing work, our team of contractors installed the beautiful Hampton Carrara marble floors, 4×10 wall tile (subway style pattern), Casale limestone accent strip, and the cap tile border as seen in photos.
Next, we built a short knee wall customized with a ledge between the tub and the toilet to separate the individual spaces for a dose of privacy. The vanities were then replaced with a 21” deep center cabinet and two 18” deep side cabinets from Norcraft in white and with full overlay doors, 5-piece drawer fronts, and soft-close drawer glides. These were chosen in order to yield a staggered look when accompanied with the Carrara Marble countertop and Kohler white under-mount sink.
Lastly, we removed a large mirror that took up the entire vanity wall, and replaced it with a smaller center mirror and added a sconce on each side.
#1 BATHROOM REMODELING COMPANY CLEVELAND
JM Design Build is a 3rd-generation interior design and home remodeling company in Cleveland. Last year alone, JM Design Build received Angie’s List’s prestigious Super Service Award, the Best of Houzz award, and a spot on Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 U.S. Remodeling firms. Contact Us today for a free consultation, we’re here to help!
Custom Kitchen, Brecksville, OH 44141
CUSTOM KITCHEN REMODELING CLEVELAND – BRECKSVILLE
We are very excited to add this gorgeous kitchen remodel in Brecksville to our portfolio. The customer initially contacted JM Design Build because she was looking to renovate her out-dated kitchen & open up space in her older, but very charming home in brecksville. While the homeowner had a general idea of what the final kitchen should look like, she needed help pulling all of the moving parts together. She met with our interior designers and together they figured out precisely the look and feel of the new kitchen she was after.
KITCHEN REMODELING BRECKSVILLE – INTERIOR DESIGN SPEC’S, SOLUTIONS, AND SELECTIONS
To accomplish the new floor-plan we provided, we first began by removing a wall which separated the kitchen & dining room. Similarly, our contractors removed a partial wall with spindles between the kitchen & family room.
Once the kitchen was completely torn out and down to the studs, we began updating the electrical and plumbing to accommodate the new layout. Then, after the drywall was finished, we were ready to install cabinets. The cabinets you see featured here are Norcraft brand cabinets with a beautiful shaker door style. Furthermore, we installed 3 large floor-to-ceiling pantry cabinets to provide additional storage, while the upper portion of the center cabinet features glass doors so the homeowner could display fine china.
In lieu of wall cabinets on one wall, the customer opted for something a bit more customized. Accordingly, we installed beautiful hand-painted tiles in a custom pattern and hung solid 3” maple shelves w/ lighting recessed into the bottom of them. This is precisely the advantage of having a custom kitchen remodeling company take on your project, and why we take so much pride in our designs and craftsmanship.
To complement the beautiful new cabinetry, we installed Merope styled Silestone countertops; a single bowl, silgranit kitchen sink in café brown; and brand new stainless steel appliances. However the work didn’t just stop in the kitchen–we also replaced an old bookshelf in the staircase wall with a custom built hutch featuring closed storage on the lower portion and open shelving on the upper portion. Lastly, our carpenters installed vinyl plank flooring throughout the foyer, into the hallway leading to the bedrooms, the kitchen, and large family room for a seamless look.
#1 KITCHEN REMODELING CLEVELAND
JM Design Build is third-generation interior design and home remodeling company in Cleveland. Whether it’s a kitchen, basement, bathroom, addition — whatever it is you’d like to transform — we can do it. Contact us today for a free design consultation + estimate. Love Where You Live!
Kitchen Renovation, Sagamore Hills, OH 44067
KITCHEN RENOVATION CLEVELAND – KITCHEN REMODEL SAGAMORE HILLS
This particular kitchen renovation in Sagamore Hills featured here is a great example of how JM Design Build is versatile enough to meet the varying needs of our customers. Specifically, this particular homeowner wanted to update her kitchen while keeping things simple and without the added costs of new cabinets or a completely new layout. We had previously completed work for this customer and she contacted us again to discuss her ideas. After the initial consultation with our team we had a really good direction for the project, and just needed to hammer out the details.
KITCHEN REMODEL SPEC’S + SOLUTIONS + SELECTIONS
It’s no secret that great design lies in the details, and such is the case here. While this particular kitchen renovation project didn’t consist of reworking the entire kitchen layout that a lot of our customers prefer, the overall interior design elements really brought the kitchen back to life and serve as a great example of how big of an impact attention to detail has when it comes to remodeling.
In terms of selections, the main components here involve the new Aztec Brown granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and custom tile backsplash that were selected by the homeowner and installed by our in-house team of remodeling contractors. While the granite countertops help make the kitchen pop, the custom tile backsplash is really unique. This backsplash was installed with 3”x6” Market Collection Asbury White subway field tile in Paper White color, and is divided by a feature strip derived from Market Collection’s Broken Joint Custom Blend Mosaic. What’s more, the feature strip contains three different materials–Luze Sea Salt, Luxe Kona, & Luxe Marrone–while the outlets and switches on the backsplash were all raised approximately 2″ so as to not interfere with consistency of the look. Collectively, these details combine to produce the beautiful look that you see up top.
KITCHEN RENOVATION CLEVELAND – #1 HOME REMODELING COMPANY OHIO
JM Design Build is a third-generation kitchen renovation + design firm located in Broadview Heights, OH. We specialize in providing professional, practical, and timeless interior design and renovation services. Interested in getting some ideas for your remodeling project? Contact us today for a free design consultation and estimate!
Custom Basement Finish (Macedonia, OH 44056)
We are excited to share with you a really cool basement finish project in Macedonia, OH that we recently completed. These particular customers first contacted us because they frequently entertain guests and needed a new, larger space to do so.
Basement Finish Project Specifications, Selections, and Details
This is probably one of the more laid out basement finishing projects in our portfolio–there is really no lapse of detail. For one, this basement features a completely custom designed and built wet bar (made almost entirely from oak), a bench and table, and a display case built to showcase pint classes, eliciting a pub feel. Next to the basement bar area is a decked out, Cleveland-themed “Man Cave” which has multi-seating levels, oak cabinetry with raised paneling trimwork, and engineered hardwood flooring installed throughout the entire space.
In addition to the custom bar and theatre area, what makes this particular basement even more perfect for family gatherings is the kids playroom. The homeowner wanted to be able to entertain guests while also being able to easily keep an eye on their child and/or any of their guest’s children. Accordingly, we built a full-size playroom with half-walls for visibility.
Lastly, this project also includes a full basement bathroom with tile walls, flooring, and a custom shower, a spare bedroom for visiting in-laws, and boasts 6″ oak base molding with 3.5″ oak doors and window casings.
Basement Finishing Contractors Cleveland Ohio
If you’re looking for help with ideas for your basement, or are simply curious as to how much your ideas will cost, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free design consultation and estimate.