Different House, Same Address: Whole House and Kitchen Remodel in Running Man Neighborhood, Yorktown VA

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Excerpt: Mark Lownik grew up in the the Running Man Neighborhood of York County.  After College, his career took him to Connecticut where he met Jennifer and they started a family.  In 2015, with his parents desiring to downsize, Mark found himself contemplating moving his family from New England back to the very neighborhood and to the very home that he had grown up in.   We were referred to them in a quite round about fashion by a friend of a former client that had since moved to Florida.  The circuitous route by which they found us proved to be a…

What Does a Kitchen Remodel on a Budget Look Like?

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Excerpt: I made this quick little slideshow to illustrate the before & after impact that a kitchen remodel can have, even when it’s done on a budget. Here are two kitchens we recently completed with reasonably economic lines of cabinetry, Level 1 granite countertops, vinyl flooring, and stainless steel sinks.  No walls were moved.  These are what we call a “pull & replace” kitchen in the remodeling business. I put together a video slide show of the images shown below that goes back and forth between before and after to give a different perspective: Click on any of the images below for a larger…

Stunning Kitchen Remodel in Newport News, Hidenwood Neighbood

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Excerpt: This is a kitchen we just finished in the Hidenwood neighborhood of Newport News, near Christopher Newport University and James River Country Club.   We absolutely loved this project and our clients!  If you’re interested in the complete list of everything we did on this project it is at the end of this article. In the meantime you can watch the video slideshow or scroll down for the larger versions of some of the pictures so that you can really see the detail in each image!     Our Scope of Work for this Kitchen Remodel Project:  Demolition Demolish remove…

Bathroom Remodel with Walk-In Shower in Yorktown Virginia

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Excerpt: Our clients in Yorktown were ready for a change with their Master Bathroom.   They had originally designed the bathroom they had when they built the house in 1988, but over the years found that some of their needs had changed. “Before” Picture showing vanity, soaking tub and shower They no longer seemed to ever use the large soaking tub.  The shower was small and after 27 years the large step up into it (and out of it) seems a bit more precarious than it used to. “Before” shot of shower that was too small…

The Most Popular Kitchen Picture of the Month!

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Excerpt: We have a lot of fun on our Jim Hicks Home Improvement Facebook Page !   Our fans never hold back with their opinions on what they like, what they would do differently or which kitchen or bath they prefer.  We love hearing about it! This picture was the most popular we posted in the month of February. After a fair amount of research, we believe it was done by Greenview Homes in  Lincolnshire, Illinois. Can you guess why it was the favorite?  We think it’s because of the amazing unique perspective it was shot at!  It showcases this newly remodeled kitchen so…

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Kitchen Sink With Open Shelving And Granite Countertop In Yorktown, Virginia

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Excerpt: This was the most popular picture on our Jim Hicks Home Improvement Facebook Page in July!  To See October’s Shoe Closet Organizer: Click Here! This picture of a stainless undermount kitchen sink with granite countertop,tile backspash, kitchen cabinets and window was the most popular picture on our Facebook Page in June  This picture is of a kitchen that was certainly done well, but this time it’s not our work.  We would love to know whose work it is to give full credit where it is due!  We asked the question “If you could have one thing from this picture in your kitchen what…

Kitchen Backsplash Preferences

There is no right or wrong answer, but our clients definitely have strong opinions on the subject and the vote seems split 50/50. Do you prefer the look of the tile backsplash when it extends all the way down to the countertop as in this picture …or….? 20140504-111019.jpg DO YOU PREFER… the look of the countertop having a four inch backsplash of the same material first and then having tile backsplash come down to meet it as in this picture? 20140504-111226.jpg

Freedom From The Tyranny of the “One Butt” Kitchen

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Excerpt: This was one of our favorite kitchens we’ve ever done!  It wasn’t the most expensive or the most glamorous but it made such a big impact on the lives of the Jones family from what they had been working with before.  They were patient and kind and a joy to work with!   We were truly blessed to have them as clients! Mrs. Jones wrote on Angie’s List: The price was great, we did purchase a lot of stuff ourselves (appliances, faucet etc)  so the price was more for their labor and coordination between all the different folks that need to work on the house. …