Raising the Bar

Repeat Clients Renovating Additional Spaces

Raising The Bar

Have you ever felt that life is like a high-jumping competition in that just as you’ve cleared a new height, the bar is raised for your next jump?

It’s this type of challenge that makes both business and life exciting. When you raise the bar, you discover new capabilities and possibilities too.

For this design and build project in downtown Jersey City NJ, we partnered with prior clients to renovate additional spaces within same home featured in our 2015 project, To New Heights. (We also chronicled the earlier stages of this project in Project In Process: Raising the Bar.)

This time, our scope of work included the complete gut renovation of one full bathroom and a small powder room, as well as painting and minor repairs in the guest bedroom and carpeting in the staircase area.

Our team completed demolition and removals, plumbing, electrical, sheetrock, tiling, painting, and carpentry work in the bathroom and powder room … all with the goal of “raising the bar” and transforming these two spaces.

In terms of design, the homeowners came to us with a pretty clear vision and some basic ideas, then asked us to help put it all together with our comprehensive Design services. We came back to them with some really special tile choices that took the design to the next level.

For the powder room — which is small but also used often by guests — the clients wanted to do something dramatic. As such, the finished space is bold and eye-catching. In the full bathroom upstairs, the clients wanted something softer and more homey, with special details built in.

The homeowners were thrilled with the result. One wrote, “… Thank you for the great work! The bathrooms came out fantastic (the powder room might be my new favorite room in the house).”

We particularly appreciated how these clients used each room in their home as a blank palette for a different graphic feel. They played with different styles, yet it all comes together and speaks to their unique family identity.

Photo Credit: Anne Ruthmann Photography