Austin, TX has long been a tourist destination and has quickly become the go-to place to visit in the U.S. Every year tourists and locals alike traffic Austin’s incredible food truck venue while attending Austin City Limits showcasing weeks of live music. Music legends Janis Joplin, Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan all had their starts in Austin, and the music scene continues to increase each year.
Austin, TX has quickly become one of the best places to live in the US. In 2017 Us News ranked Austin as the number 1 place to live in the US, and Magnify Money ranked Austin as the biggest boomtown in America in 2018. Austin is home to tech companies like Dell, Apple, IBM, Indeed, Amazon and even Facebook. Austin also loves startup companies and ranked 2nd nationally in 2018 for startup activity based on The Kauffman Index.
So why do we at Helton Remodeling love Austin? Austin is an incredibly diverse city-hip in style yet family friendly. It is nestled just outside of the Texas Hill Country offering some of the prettiest views while still providing all the entertainment of a large city. And Austin also has little shortage of extravagant homes in need of renovation. To learn more about this area please visit the City of Austin website here.
The picture on the top of this section showcases a contemporary kitchen with freshly refinished lacquer cabinets and marble splash that goes well with the lighter quartz top. The kitchen had a narrow door entry that was opened up to create a bar for easy entertaining.
Home design does not have to limit the look and feel of a kitchen. In this older Austin home shown above, the original cabinets were removed and the window above the sink looking into a storage room was closed up to create a true galley kitchen. Shaker style cabinets, quartz top and porcelain splash helped create a modern feel while undercabinet lighting illumines the work space for a functional kitchen.
The two pictures above show a single Austin home with a full renovation from the kitchen into the living room. The stain grade cabinets were refinished with paint to create a modern feel. Painting the cabinets also opened up more accent possibilities for the countertop, splash and floor tile. The original wall cabinets stopped at the first level. We built custom cabinets to accommodate the larger Wolfe cooktop and added wall cabinets on top of the existing wall cabinets.
As we began designing the kitchen, it became clear that the project needed to continue into the adjoining living room. We opened up the entry into the kitchen to accommodate for larger parties and replaced the mantel height fireplace façade with marble tile going to the ceiling.
The picture above is the living room of an Austin whole house remodel. New hickory floors were installed throughout the house and both fireplaces were decked out with quartz hearth tops and marble facades.
From the initial consultation with Brent, he was helpful at addressing the work needed and advising us on a layout that would work best, and be cost effective for our new project. Once our contract was drawn up, they started immediately and were very considerate, speaking to all my neighbors about parking and the possible noise from the construction. The timescale we agreed was met every week with an inspection to see how the work was progressing. Teams turned up when they were supposed to and on time. The work was completely impeccable. I’d have no hesitation in using Brent again or referring him to others. A pleasure from start to finish.