Remodeling

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 Concrete Tile Roof in Hialeah

The owners of this Hialeah home contacted us for their roof replacement needs. They decided on a double-roll concrete tile roof, manufactured by Eagle Roofing Products. The existing clay tile roof was removed and hauled away. All the rotted decking under the tile was replaced with new wood. New 30 Felt, Tin-Cap & Polystick were installed prior to concrete tile roof was installation.

Below are before & after photos of the concrete tile roof replacement process:

REO Repairs in Broward County

Photo before REO repairs Photo after REO repairs

A before & after look at REO repairs on this bank owned property (a.k.a. REO/Real Estate Owned) in Broward County. The majority of the budget on this R.E.O. repair project consisted of replacing/upgrading all windows to impact windows and roof replacement with substantial rotted decking & truss replacement. The remainder of the budget was used on interior for carpet replacement, door replacement & interior paint. The main goal for the property owners was to stay within budget and get the property back on the market for re-sale.

 

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.

Stucco Siding & Exterior Remodel in Westchester

After photo of exterior remodel with stucco siding

Originally built in the 1960’s, this Westchester home was updated with new stucco siding, a new roof, high-impact windows, a re-surfaced driveway and new wood fence. The nice horizontal lines from the stucco siding and the new impact windows give the home a clean modern look.

The exterior color scheme was chosen to compliment the new charcoal roof tiles. Below are before & after photos of the exterior remodel with new stucco siding.

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.

G-Shaped Kitchen Layout with Island

Completed G-Shaped Kitchen Layout

Below is a gallery of a recently remodeled kitchen by Rausa Builders Corp. This “G-Shaped” kitchen layout with island features white shaker cabinets, stainless steel appliances & a granite (Santa-Cecilia) countertop.

Extensive Wallpaper Removal & Interior Paint

This was another large REO rehabilitation project handled by Rausa Builders Corp. The property was in decent condition, but was dated with floral wallpaper in all bathrooms and a different color scheme in each area of the home. The asset was located in Deering Bay, an exclusive luxury community on the southern tip of Coral Gables. The goal was to refresh the asset so the owners can put it back on the market for re-sale and get the largest possible return on their investment.

The home was just over 6,000 sq ft in size, with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Each room was painted a different color, with bold colors in the master bedroom, kitchen & dining. All 6 bathrooms had floral wallpaper from floor to ceiling, which required temporary toilet and vanity relocation for proper removal.

Painting of the high ceilings and crown molding required scaffolding to be installed.

Below are before & after photos of this REO rehabilitation:

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: