Richard & Linda A.
Jan 24th, 2017
We heard that you are contemplating a home re-model project and are considering LARS to undertake the work, well as a home owner who just completed a home re-model through LARS- let me tell you about our experience.Read More Testimonials
We are OVER-THE-MOON HAPPY with the results!We have a 1950’s tract home. As a couple in our mid- 60’s , we are still too young to desire selling and moving into a retirement center. We love our neighborhood home with the one-level concept and the under 2000 sq feet of house to clean, but we wanted a little face-lift to shake off that mid-50’s design. Three major areas concerned us in this remodel:
- Our living room required internal lighting to be on at all times of the day. Even the use of light- colored carpeting/wall painting could not bring us the much-needed light we desired. The much beloved family portraits were not able to be properly displayed and therefore viewed and enjoyed due to this lighting problem.
- We had one large window in the living room, which measured 12 feet long but only 4 ½ feet tall. The header beam was about 12 inches. Our desire was creating a large -taller, window to expose the view of the backyard and let more natural light flood into the room.
- The typical brick fireplace was dated, old and tired looking. Instead of being a focal point in the room, because of its age, material and design, it had become an eyesore.
- Let the natural light in! The old living room window was removed and re placed with 2 - 6foot by 6foot windows.
- The entire ceiling material was pulled down and new ceiling lighting installed. Canned lights were placed in just the right areas to illuminate wall prints. Additionally, work lighting was also installed and all the lights were placed on dimmers so that each bank of lights could be controlled individually, and at different levels of intensity.
- Mike’s vision also included a new front door with a single glass panel to aid natural light to the entry.
- The tired old brick fireplace was re-faced using limestone. Then to go one step extra, the inside of the fireplace was painted a pewter grey, with a stainless steel-highly polished metal, mirror like backing. The wood fireplace was converted to gas, and fire rock laid down with a fire sculpture insert therefore taking the new look to a higher level.