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Remodeling Rosemary

Monday, March 13, 2023

Tate Watson

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This 1,936 Sq.Ft., 3 bed, 3 bath home in Rosemary Beach received a much-needed makeover this summer.

With over $300k in renovation costs, we were able to transform this beach home into a beautiful, more functional living space... not without some challenges, of course.

The owners are from out of state and were originally going to fly in to make selections for their home. Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, their travel plans had to be canceled. The entire project, from start to finish, was done 100% remote and online.

Like any remodeling project, we always anticipate a few surprises. While we expect them, we never know exactly which ones will come up, which has us adjusting on the fly and solving difficult issues very quickly in order to keep the job moving forward and keep costs down as much as possible.

There were definitely some new and different experiences on this project that helped us learn and grow as a company. Various challenges—like planning for supply chain delays—have made us accountable for the high standards we set for ourselves in order to provide the highest quality work and superior service to our clients.

From upgrading windows to knocking out a few walls, and everything in between, we still managed to complete the project several weeks sooner than expected.

The client was extremely happy with their newly updated home and thrilled they were able to enjoy a Fourth of July vacation together at the beach.

Here's a Snapshot of all the Remodel Projects Done in this Home:

  • Wall demo
  • ​Design changes
  • ​Relocate Plumbing and electrical
  • ​All new cabinets, countertops, fixtures and flooring
  • ​New flooring, paint and fixtures
  • ​Redesign
  • ​New flooring, cabinets, countertops, shower tile and glass, flooring and all fixtures
  • ​New cabinets, countertop, shower tile and glass, flooring and all fixtures
  • ​New cabinets, countertop, shower tile and glass, flooring and all fixtures

PAINTING

  • ​New paint color on all living area walls and trim

WINDOWS

  • Replaced 15 damaged rotten wood windows
  • Wall demo
  • ​Design changes
  • ​Relocate Plumbing and electrical
  • ​All new cabinets, countertops, fixtures and flooring
  • ​New flooring, paint and fixtures
  • ​Redesign
  • ​New flooring, cabinets, countertops, shower tile and glass, flooring and all fixtures
  • ​New cabinets, countertop, shower tile and glass, flooring and all fixtures
  • ​New cabinets, countertop, shower tile and glass, flooring and all fixtures

PAINTING

  • ​New paint color on all living area walls and trim

WINDOWS

  • Replaced 15 damaged rotten wood windows

Before the magic of a remodel begins, the place must be fully prepped and ready to take on the coming weeks/months of intense labor.

Two men spent over two days in prep-work alone for this project.

We put up plastic walls to block off the master bedroom and cardboard flooring over everything, including the stairs to protect the parts that were not being remodeled.

We also used BuildClean air cleaner to keep the house dust-free. Our clients can rest easy knowing their home will be taken care of as much as possible during a remodel.

Kitchen

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Approximate Cost: $115,000

Approximate Cost: $115,000

  • ​Completely removed the wall that separated the kitchen from the hallway, creating a nice open-concept kitchen
  • ​Created kitchen island with a seated overhang
  • ​Relocated the sink and oven
  • ​​Extensive moving of plumbing and wiring in the slab to make this new configuration work
  • ​​3D “Hex Blanco” porcelain backsplash tile
  • ​Completely removed the wall that separated the kitchen from the hallway, creating a nice open-concept kitchen
  • ​Created kitchen island with a seated overhang
  • ​Relocated the sink and oven
  • ​​​Extensive moving of plumbing and wiring in the slab to make this new configuration work
  • ​​​3D “Hex Blanco” porcelain backsplash tile

Pro Tip:

Applied special crack suppressant to any cracks in the slab in order to prevent any tile or grout cracking later.

Pro Tip:

Applied special crack suppressant to any cracks in the slab in order to prevent any tile or grout cracking later.

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Pro Tip:

Keep in mind style and shape of light fixtures. This one took nearly an hour to get straight. The almost 4ft long, wire-like chain in a room with 13ft ceilings would twists just one degree and look completely crooked.

Pro Tip:

Keep in mind style and shape of light fixtures. This one took nearly an hour to get straight. The almost 4ft long, wire-like chain in a room with 13ft ceilings would twists just one degree and look completely crooked.

Living Room

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Master Bathroom

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Pro Tip:

It's always highly recommended to waterproof the floors of a 2nd floor bath that has a free-standing tub.

Approximate Cost: $70,000

  • ​Removed shower wall to create open, airy feel
  • ​All-glass shower door
  • ​4ft wainscot around the bathtub
  • ​Free-standing soaker tub with contemporary free-standing faucet
  • ​Fresh, light color wall paint
  • ​New tile across the entire bathroom
  • ​Replaced toilet
  • ​Added rain head shower head and handheld
  • ​All matte black fixtures
  • ​Removed and upgraded vanities, countertops, and flooring
  • ​Real marble flooring
  • ​Quartz countertops
  • ​Shower and bathroom floors were waterproofed with the latest Schluter Kerdi waterproofing system
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Pro Tip:

It's always highly recommended to waterproof the floors of a 2nd floor bath that has a free-standing tub.

Approximate Cost: $70,000

  • ​Removed shower wall to create open, airy feel
  • ​All-glass shower door
  • ​4ft wainscot around the bathtub
  • ​Free-standing soaker tub with contemporary free-standing faucet
  • ​Fresh, light color wall paint
  • ​New tile across the entire bathroom
  • ​Replaced toilet
  • ​Added rain head shower head and handheld
  • ​All matte black fixtures
  • ​Removed and upgraded vanities, countertops, and flooring
  • ​Real marble flooring
  • ​Quartz countertops
  • ​Shower and bathroom floors were waterproofed with the latest Schluter Kerdi waterproofing system
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First Floor Bathroom

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Approximate Cost: $20,000

  • New vanity, quartz countertop and toilet
  • ​Porcelain, 6" x 36" tile flooring
  • ​Updated 3' x 3' shower tile, fixtures and glass
  • ​Fresh paint and matte black fixtures
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Second Floor Hall Bathroom

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Approximate Cost: $36,000

  • ​Quartz countertops
  • Brand new Mouser cabinets
  • ​New light fixtures and matte black hardware finishes
  • ​Unique, beautiful concrete tile flooring
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Pro Tip:

Concrete tile—while distinctive and nice to look at, these floors can be difficult to seal and keep from staining. They need to be sealed 3-5 times prior to laying the tile down to prevent staining and will need to be resealed about once a year based on amount of foot traffic.

Pro Tip:

Concrete tile—while distinctive and nice to look at, these floors can be difficult to seal and keep from staining. They need to be sealed 3-5 times prior to laying the tile down to prevent staining and will need to be resealed about once a year based on amount of foot traffic.

Take the next step to have your own "Rebuilding Rosemary" experience...

Simply request a consultation with some brief details about your project and we'll reach out to learn more!

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About the Author

Tate Watson

owner, 850 building group

Tate has been building and remodeling homes for over 30 years, specializing in residential construction. He has earned a reputation for delivering high-quality projects on time and on budget. 850 Building Group has become a go-to choice for clients seeking exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail. Outside of work, Tate enjoys spending time with his family, duck hunting and growing his faith and commitment to God.

About the Author

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Tate Watson

owner, 850 building group

Tate has been building and remodeling homes for over 30 years, specializing in residential construction. He has earned a reputation for delivering high-quality projects on time and on budget. 850 Building Group has become a go-to choice for clients seeking exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail. Outside of work, Tate enjoys spending time with his family, duck hunting and growing his faith and commitment to God.

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