Electrical

Open Concept Kitchen in Kendall

After photo of open kitchen floor plan

This open concept kitchen design was part of a complete interior remodel we recently completed in Miami’s Kendall neighborhood. Many of the homes in this area were built with an open atrium in the center, which subtracted over 100 sq ft of living space from the home.

The homeowners wanted to seal the atrium as part of their new open floor plan. The new layout called for removing the existing ceramic tile floors and replacing them with an Italian porcelain plank tile. Dividing walls between the kitchen, dining & living room were also removed, creating a grand open space. One side of the atrium was converted into an island with cabinets, a wine cooler and a wine rack extending from the kitchen. All cabinets are made of solid wood with a white quartz countertop from Caesarstone.

New Covered Patio Construction

Before covered patio construction Finished Covered Patio with tile roof, paver floor & bar

We recently added a new covered patio to this home in Kendall. The homeowners purchased their pre-construction home in 2012 and wanted to add outdoor space.

The new covered outdoor patio adds an additional 500 sq ft of outdoor entertaining space with paver floors, ceiling fans, a bar & sink. The Dining Room window was converted to Double French Doors, giving access to the covered patio through he Dining Room and Guest Bathroom.

The roof on the covered patio was built to match the pitch of the main structure and covered with the same double roll cement roof tile.

Below are before & photos of the building process for this new covered patio.

Double Walk-In Shower in Pinecrest

Bench & center controls

This new master bathroom features a double walk-in shower with rain shower & jets. The interior shower walls are 2x3ft Porcelanosa porcelain wall tiles. The shower floor and bench are wrapped in 2x3ft black porcelain tile giving the shower a nice contrast.

In the center, there is a shower bench to enjoy the built-in steamer, which is digitally controlled or the rain shower head above. Individually controlled shower heads and jets can be found on either side for his-n-her preferences.

Below are photos of the completed double walk-in shower in the master bathroom.

REO Rehabilitation in Southwest Ranches

Real-Estate-Owned (a.k.a. REO) properties and investment properties are often acquired after months and sometimes years of neglect, requiring proper REO rehabilitation to get the asset back on the market. REO luxury homes are no exception.

This REO rehabilitation project of a 10,000 sq ft home in Southwest Ranches required carpentry work for missing crown moldings, complete interior paint, installation of new light fixtures, pressure washing the roof and repairing then painting the driveway. Rausa Builders Corp’s goal was to refresh the property and give the new homeowners a blank canvas without breaking the REO budget.

Scaffolding was brought in to install crown molding, light fixtures and paint the ceilings which were over 20 ft. high in common areas and 12-15 ft. high in the bedrooms.

For the exterior, pressure washing the large roof, painting the driveway and garage floors gave the asset a more inviting feel.

Below are before & after photos of this simple yet large REO rehabilitation project:

Small Bathroom Remodel in Palmetto Bay

New Shower & Vanity

This small bathroom remodel was part of a complete interior remodel in Palmetto Bay. The original bathroom space was poorly divided, creating a cramped space. Rausa Builders Corp. removed unnecessary walls and relocated the vanity, shower and toilet to make better use of the small bathroom space.

The new shower features porcelain wall tile with a mosaic glass tile accent and a frameless sliding glass shower door. The vanity was replaced with a smaller floating vanity and relocated to the center of the bathroom.

The following photos show the original layout and the completed small bathroom remodel:

Master Bathroom Remodel in Palmetto Bay

New double vanity with marble countertop

This master bathroom remodel was part of a complete interior remodel Rausa Builders Corp. just completed in Palmetto Bay. The new master bathroom project consisted of relocating the vanity and upgrading it to a double vanity. The original jacuzzi tub was removed and replaced with a full-size shower featuring a frameless glass enclosure, rain shower and hand shower.

Below are before and after photos of this master bathroom remodel:

Open Kitchen Concept in Palmetto Bay

Completed kitchen with open concept design

Rausa Builders Corp. remodeled this kitchen to an open kitchen concept. The old kitchen had melamine cabinets, a tile countertop and 2 dividing walls (separating the kitchen, dining & living rooms). The new kitchen layout required removing those walls to unite the kitchen and living room into the open concept. Relocation of plumbing and electrical connections was also required to accommodate the location of the new appliances and lighting.

The homeowners decided on new Italian kitchen cabinets with wood grain base cabinets and high-gloss white wall cabinets. The cabinets were accented with a 3cm solid white Quartz countertop, a mosaic glass backsplash and a stainless steel toe kick (bottom part of cabinet). A Blanco® Under-mount Sink was installed with a Delta® Touch Faucet.

The lighting was an important factor in bringing together this open kitchen concept. The interior lighting upgrade included recessed light fixtures and under cabinet lighting. Increased natural lighting was also part of the equation and this was improved by replacing a solid exterior door with a French Door and Side-Light.

Appliances Installed:

Below are before and after photos of this open kitchen concept project:

Floating Vanity & Master Bathroom Remodel

Double floating vanity with quartz countertop & porcelain wall planks

The owners of this home in Miami Lakes wanted to remodel their master bathroom with a floating vanity and a frameless shower enclosure. Rausa Builders Corp. removed an interior wall separating the vanity area from the water closet (toilet & shower), converting the bathroom to a more open space.

We then installed porcelain & travertine tile on the bathroom walls and travertine tile on the floor. A double floating vanity (aka wall-mounted vanity) with a quartz countertop was installed over the porcelain plank wall tiles. The shower features a frameless glass enclosure, a modern linear drain, rain & hand shower heads.

Below are before & after photos of this modern master bathroom remodel.

New Bathroom Remodel in Kendall

After photo of remodeled bathroom

The early 70’s bathroom in this Kendall home was overdue for a complete remodel. We completed the new bathroom remodel with new porcelain floor tile, a mosaic tile wall, modern cabinets & vanity.

Commercial Construction: Parking Lot

Completed new parking lot with new concrete curbs, stop signs and handicap signs

The owners of this plaza in Hialeah needed a general contractor with commercial construction experience after receiving numerous complaints from tenants and their clients about substantial flooding. The flooding was due to improper drainage in the parking lot from collapsed sewer lines. The issue was so bad that it began to affect business for the business owners in the plaza because customers were going elsewhere to avoid the nightmare of parking in the plaza.

After receiving the run-around from other contractors, the plaza owners contacted Rausa Builders Corp for their commercial construction needs and redo the entire parking lot. The cause of the drainage issue was collapsed underground sewer lines requiring replacement of all lines, catch basins & French drains. The project was spilt into 3 phases so customers always had a place to park during the construction process. As a result, the plaza owners, their tenants and their customers had ample parking with proper drainage, sprinklers for irrigation and required signage.