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Article By: Selma P.           Photos: Exclusive Remodeling 

2018 Top 5 Exclusive Remodeling Projects

This year, our team worked on some amazing kitchen & bath home renovations.

We narrowed down the top 5 based on completely different before and after outcomes, because of major changes to either the design or altering of aesthetics.

Enjoy our 2018 journey with the following photos of our Exclusive Remodeling Team craftsmanship!




On the wall going out to the patio, we removed the desk area, mirror/buffet table, end shelf and replaced it with a nice functional layout for dinnerware display, plate holders, wine/glasses rack and a nice buffet setting for entertaining guests with coffee, food, buffet, etc.

The cabinets were also placed up to the ceiling and the A/C vents were moved to the ceiling rather than alongside the wall as pictured in the before photo.



The kitchen island was a major renovation in itself as we removed the stove top, added drawer cabinets for storage, and made space for cooking preparations.

The stove top was moved to the wall next to the kitchen sink to make the island more functional for entertaining, eating, or breakfast seating area.

The refrigerator and oven were “swapped” to place the oven next to the new stove/cooking area.




Here you can see what the new cooking area looked before with a trash compactor and drawer cabinets.

The oven was where now the refrigerator is for easier access.

All that space that the A/C vents were taking allowed for the cabinets to be installed all the way up to ceiling which makes it look higher, and the vents were transferred to the top ceiling.

Installing the new cabinets up to the ceiling also made more space for a beautiful back splash.




The color scheme was also changed for a more updated look on the walls, counter top, back splash, and new cabinets with hardware.


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Here we focus on the difference of the appliance placements to make it more functional and provide ease for the homeowners so that their vacation home is ready to entertain family and guests!


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Isometric rendition


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3D rendition

Being that homeowners opted for all new cabinets, we re-designed their new kitchen with cabinet placement to their liking to allow for a more functional and updated look.



This was another project where we moved the stove top cooking area away from the island and onto a wall.

A new stove/oven was installed in place of the previous wall oven cabinet.

The dinette area was closed off to allow more cabinet storage and counter top space.

We updated the flooring and paint, and love how the homeowner built their own island with an “open” concept to make the kitchen space appear even larger and allow room for seating.


Even though this was a smaller than normal sized kitchen, most would think that a dark floor would make it look even smaller.

They chose a darker floor, but brightened up the whole kitchen with neutral tones and white cabinetry.

Instead of wall cabinets, industrial shelving was chosen to “open up” the kitchen and give it an updated style.


The whole kitchen was demolished to start from scratch and ended up with a total makeover!


We love how the lighting goes with the wall shelving and new island…you can see how much lower the ceiling appeared before, and how much higher it looks after.

This was truly one of our favorite 2018 kitchen renovations!


Design by: Homeowner


We were also very excited to work with the homeowner’s OWN rendition of their dream kitchen.

At Exclusive Remodeling, we work with your own designs as well as floor plans that were obtained with the purchase of your home.




This was another kitchen that we completely demolished to allow for new cabinetry and construction materials.

We love how the homeowners opted for grey base cabinets and white wall cabinets!

It was such a fun experience to watch this kitchen come together.


This home previously had BROWN written all over it, so this grey motif REALLY re-freshened up the whole space from the kitchen, to the coffee corner, to the new buffet display, all the way to the bathroom!


What an amazing, jaw-dropping transformation!


The kitchen idea followed its way to the bathroom…what a refreshing sight.


You would’ve NEVER thought this kitchen was what it looked like before!

This is why we wake up every morning, for exclusive remodeling.



Normally, when a kitchen needs to be demolished for new cabinetry, a design is created to fit in every piece for the space allowed.





This bathroom was also a total transformation.

Before, there was a large Jacuzzi tub taking over much of the bathroom space that only allowed less than 3 ft of shower space.

So, the natural thing to do was to swap the two to allow for an updated and stylish narrow tub, and that huge space for a walk-in shower with bench.

It also worked out that the new shower space was perfect for the window to allow natural sunlight or watch the stars while bathing.


We were left speechless with the before and after outcome of this project!

A true inspiration for those homeowners that have a big tub/Jacuzzi that is rarely used, and transform into that dream walk-in shower.


The final renovation turned out to be a beautiful timeless work of craftsmanship that will make this bathroom a serene place to spend quality restful time with a truly spa-like feel.



Rounding off the Top 5 2018 renovations for Exclusive Remodeling, was this bathroom remodel that by the time we were done with, looked like something out of a luxury hotel brochure.


Before, the shower space was enclosed in the corner by a canopy of some sort.

The homeowner wished for it to be more “open” with the new wall tile lining up most of the wall as high as possible to cover so much empty space.

The shower then looked to appear so much larger and brighter.


The beautiful ornate doorway really popped out afterward, as opposed as seemed hidden in all the wallpaper pattern.

It turned out to be a breathtaking focal point that brought the whole space together.

The original window tiles where left as is, but easily looks as if it were renovated with the rest of the bathroom.


The cabinetry was was left the same, but the updated flooring and paint really gave a whole new look!

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On behalf of the entire Exclusive Remodeling Team,

we wish to thank all of our homeowners that made 2018 special!

We would like to also thank you for your trust.

ER team

“You gave us your wish-list, and we created your dream”

Please visit Exclusive Remodeling, or come by our Showroom to make plans for 2019!
To schedule a FREE In-Home Visit please call 832-663-9926


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Article by: Selma P.

It’s Halloween! Suddenly tomorrow we’ll be buying turkey, putting up the tree, making New Year’s plans…and then it hits you…it’s 2019!

This Thanksgiving is a great time to evaluate your kitchen and begin the planning phase for next year’s renovations.

Let’s dive into some remodeling trends for 2019 according to Forbes.

Millennial DIYers


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Nearly a quarter of the U.S. population made home improvements in the last year and only 7% of them worked with a professional. “DIYers spend more than 60 hours per week on TV and digital devices, including computers and smartphones,” Peter Katsingris, senior vice president of insights at Nielsen, told conference attendees. “The technology and the choices it provides make DIY a realistic option for people.” (A quick search of YouTube shows 252,000 results for home improvement DIY videos). ~Source: Jamie Gold

At Exclusive Remodeling, we are getting more homeowners coming in with their own DIY kitchen plans and countertop measurements that they’ve researched online.

Over-Inspiration Regret


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More than a third of homeowners who completed a home improvement project in the past year regret not spending more on the project, according to The Regret Factor Study. “Regretters are more likely to have used a wide range of inspirational sources, especially television, magazines and social media,” observed declared Brenda Bryan of RICKI, the Research Institute for Cooking and Kitchen Intelligence. That’s worth considering when planning a remodeling project at the right investment level for your property. ~Source: Jamie Gold

FOMO, the fear of missing out. Yes, social media envy is out there even when it comes to your remodeling projects, so the “fear of missing out” will likely be apparent.

Not regretting the outcome means remodeling to what’s right for YOU and your investment level, not what’s right for society.

In 2019, do not regret not having done this or that because you were over-inspired.

Rental Housing Market on the Rise


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A wave of growth since 2004 has increased the number and share of rental households in the U.S., especially higher-end rentals in urban areas. ~Source: Jamie Gold

Have you seen the traffic in Houston lately? Have you seen all the license plates from California and Florida in Houston lately? Have you seen the number of job applicants in Houston lately? 

People are moving and they are moving from swanky places and looking for a place to call “home” for the time being. They will be observing their (home improvement) surroundings. 

Remodeling Not Slowing Down


The steady increase in remodeling activity will continue through 2021, HIRI experts predict. (With home prices increasing, new construction harder to find in some areas of the country, and homeowners aging in place, people are staying put and remodeling.) “With the existing house stock averaging 38 years old, much of the inventory is in need of updating,” noted Mark Boud, senior vice president and chief economist at Hanley Wood/Metrostudy~Source: Jamie Gold

This should help in easing your decision between remodeling or building new when it comes to plans for the new year. 

To most, remodeling seems a “headache”, but think of the bond you’ll have with your family, partner, significant others by conjuring up and creating a new living space together! 

Lighting Industry Leading the Way


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“Circadian rhythm lighting is a hot topic,” declared Jie Zhao, Ph.D., senior vice president of research and development at wellness real estate and technology firm Delos. (This new technology, also called human centric or tunable lighting, produces indoor illumination that more closely matches natural light in its warmth and, paired with home automation, shifts through the day with the sun to ease the impact of artificial light on the human body.) “It’s  changing the landscape of the smart home and lighting in general,” added Zhao. ~Source: Jamie Gold

I find myself designing not just kitchen and bathrooms, but now more than ever “lighting placement” plans. Clients are getting serious about their lighting options.

It’s no longer just under-the-cabinet lighting and dimmers. The possibilities are endless!

We only have 24 hours in a day and after asking yourself how many of those hours are in your living space…you want the mood to be just right for relaxation, reading, studying/working, etc. and tomorrow’s lighting industry has got you covered.

Read more at Forbes

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Need more ideas for your 2019 remodeling project?

Please visit Exclusive Remodeling, or come by our Showroom!

To schedule a FREE In-Home Visit please call 832-663-9926


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