A Lawrence Homeowner is seeking the help of Construction Specialties as she begins the process of renovating her childhood home. After her mother’s recent passing, the new homeowner began moving into the house, and quickly contacted Construction Specialties to begin the process of improving the space. “We came in and gutted this whole level,” Mike Warner says, as he stands in the newly refurbished kitchen of the two-story home. Mike is the co-owner of Construction Specialties: a locally owned, and family operated business in Lawrence, Kansas. 

Tearing Down Walls Creates Space for Kitchen Renovation

Mike recounts the arduous process of removing walls to create ample space for a wide open layout in the new kitchen. “I think the real story is the kitchen,” says Mike. “This is a super functional kitchen. We [basically] tripled the size.” Construction Specialties installed a countertop island, with two stove tops, along with new cabinets from Custom Wood Products. Beneath the cabinets are sets of adjustable LED lighting fixtures, which brighten the space up, and add and extra flair. The kitchen also features a wooden counter, which slides out from beneath the granite counter top; the extension offers the perfect place for a mixer, or cutting board. “Her son likes to cook,” Mike says, in reference to the Homeowner. In response, Mike’s team installed a double oven set up, with a conviction microwave, which serves dual purposes.

Lawrence Kansas home remodeling company Construction Specialties knocks out a wall to renovate this new kitchen.

How Construction Companies Consult with Interior Designer to Add Personal Touch

At the center of the Kitchen is a beautiful mosaic, decorating the backsplash with the image of a sunflower, specially selected by an interior designer who works closely with Construction Specialties, Sarah Kellogg.

“Without someone like Sarah coming in, and helping with this excellent ‘cream on top’ of the design, this would just be a regular backsplash,” Mike says.

Construction Specialties leans on Kellogg’s eye for design and personal touches such as the sunflower mosaic.

Watch more about how Sarah Kellogg’s services fit with the Construction Specialties experience below.

Specialty Products Spruce up Bedroom and Bathroom

In addition to the kitchen, the team renovated the master bedroom. The adjacent bathroom gained stunning results thanks to its new trendy fixtures. Construction Specialties often renovates with Onyx products. This material spruces things up with clean lines and grout-free finishes. The appliances match the clean look. In order to create more space for the master bedroom, the crew rearranged the laundry room, without compromising in functionality. Construction Specialties also worked diligently to replace window trim throughout the house. The work is far from over, and as the Construction Specialties crew continue their work, they take one step closer to another job well-done. Watch the video below to see the team’s progress: