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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

An Inside Look at a Classic Remodel

If you’ve never been through a remodel before, the prospect can be daunting. You might be hesitant to dive into a renovation, not knowing what to expect.

At Classic Remodeling we go to great efforts to ensure that the remodeling process is as stress-free as possible and that the end result is a highly satisfied client and a beautiful home. But don’t just take our word for it. Check out our latest video, as we followed one Classic project from start to finish and hear first-hand what you can expect from a Classic Remodeling project.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Classic Remodeling Celebrates Another Year

It's fall again and that means it's time for our annual Client Appreciation Oyster Roast!

Despite the torrential rains and horrible flooding across the Lowcountry a couple of weeks earlier, the skies cleared just in time for our annual gathering at the St. Johns Yacht Harbor. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed a great evening on the deck with delicious oysters from Charleston Oyster Company, food and bar service by Duvall Catering and of course the wonderful company of many of our clients - past and present.

Thanks to everyone who attended this year's event and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Top 5 Bathroom Remodeling Trends

Classic Remodeling's Kitchen and Bath Specialist, Krista Scheider, shares some of the trends she's seeing in bathroom remodels this year. 

Bathroom remodels (along with kitchens) have been one of the most requested renovation projects we’ve seen this year. These projects offer a great return on your investment (according to the 2015 Cost v. Value Report, you can generally recoup about 70% of the cost of your project). And as more and more people opt to remain in their homes for a longer period of time, they are finding that their needs for a functional and luxurious master bath have changed. Here are a few trends we have seen in master bathroom remodels this year:

1. Curbless Showers. This is one of the most popular requests from homeowners. A curbless shower 
    makes the space feel larger and gives it cleaner lines. It's also very important if you are considering
    universal design elements for aging in place (see trend #3 for more info on this).


2.   Free standing tubs and/or large showers.  Gone are the days of the garden tub and the tub/shower combo. Today most homeowners are opting for a large walk-in shower and free standing tub. Some are eliminating the tub altogether and going strictly with a shower. While in the past many thought this would hurt resale values, these days it's more about efficient use of space and Americans tend to take fewer baths than in past years. So don't feel bad about forgoing the tub!

3.   Aging in Place. As we go through the design phase we often think about how our clients' needs
      may change as they age and we try to plan for those needs. This may including thinking about
     installing a curbless shower, strategically placing grab bars, or installing bench seats in showers.
     With a wide range of products available, they are much easier to integrate into the design. From
     faucets and towel bars to shelving and soap dishes, these elegant fixtures provide discreet support, 
     making them both beautiful and functional. 

4.  Toilet Room.  As often as the design allows, we try to incorporate a separate toilet room or toilet
     and shower room into each space. Not only does this help eliminate the toilet as a focal point in
     the room, it also makes the master bath much more accommodating for two people to use at the
     same time. 

5.   Double Vanities. You'd be surprised how many homes in our area do not have a double vanity in
      the master bath. This has become a must-have design element and there are several ways to work
      them into a space. We've done the standard single countertop with double sinks where space 
      allows. When space is tight there are other options such as separate vanities or back-to-back 
      vanities.  As a design-build firm we can get creative and find unique ways to create the space of
      your dreams. 

Check back soon for Krista's top 5 trends in kitchen remodels!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Classic Receives Guildmaster Award for 10th Consecutive Year

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a 2015 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer service. GuildQuality, an independent customer satisfaction surveying company, has powered the Guildmaster Award since 2005 to celebrate service excellence in the building, remodeling, contracting, and home services professions.

Classic Remodeling was selected as one of the over 300 North American builders, remodelers, developers, and contractors recognized by GuildQuality for our superior delivery of customer care. We are one of only 6 remodelers nationwide to receive the award for 10 consecutive years.

Over the past few months, GuildQuality reviewed numerous survey responses submitted by customers of Guildmaster candidates. In granting awards, GuildQuality considers two primary metrics for each candidate: the percentage of customers who would recommend and the percentage of customers who responded. Classic Remodeling achieved a recommendation rate of greater than 90% from their customers, who were surveyed through GuildQuality.

Client satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us at Classic Remodeling. We take great pride in the fact that 98% of our clients over the last 10 years consider themselves clients for life. The GuildQuality survey process allows us to continuously evaluate and improve our service which is vital to our success.

For more on the 2015 Guildmaster Award and qualifications, visit www.guildquality.com/guildmaster/.