Custom Basement Finish | Gripka Paint Company | Olathe, Kansas

BEFORE: Concrete unfinished basement. 

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AFTER: We created a floor plan utilizing this home's existing footprint and plumbing locations adding a bar, full bath, bedroom, large storage room, pantry, brewing area, under stair closet and utility room. This basement finish added 800 SF of livable space to this home!  


STORAGE: It was important for our client to have an easily accessible storage room without sacrificing livable space and aesthetic. We installed a Murphy Door, which looks like a bookcase, in the bedroom to provide hidden access to this space. 

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We worked hard to match existing finishes in this home to create a seamless transition to the basement. The custom cabinets, granite, upgraded trim and fixtures add an elegance to this space. It was an honor to be the contractor on this custom basement finish! 

For more information on basement finishes or remodeling please give us a call! 913.634.7632

Leawood, Kansas Kitchen Makeover - Just Like Fixer Upper!

This kitchen makeover felt just like fixer upper!

Last week our clients went on vacation, leaving a dark kitchen with yellow walls and returned to a white kitchen with grey walls! How fun is that?! We were in and out while they were gone which really added to the reveal. Here's their reaction:

"Justin -- just got home -- we are BLOWN AWAY!!!!! It's a whole new house!!!! You guys did an AMAZING job -- we LOVE IT!!! Thank you!!!!"

You guys! It doesn't get much better than that! This is our favorite part of the business. We take every project to heart and are overjoyed when we get a response like this. 

Guest Bathroom Remodel

We are kicking off our interior blog posts with the smallest room in the house, but probably one of our favorites. If I could explain to you what a bathroom looks and feels like after four years of vacancy I would, but I'll let the photos speak for themselves - just please note the amount of bugs, ADA bathroom sign and cracked tile we inherited in our purchase.  

When we purchased our house - or real estate office - we had one half bath and no running water... we weren't even sure the well was going to work. Obviously this wasn't going to work for us so we set out to create three full baths. This tiny bathroom would be for guests and located just off our office area. We focused on making it just large enough for a walk in shower since we knew we'd have guests from time to time who may prefer to shower in a walk in tile shower rather than bathe in our clawfoot tub upstairs. 

We were set on sticking to our budget and were lucky enough to re-purpose glass that was used for an interior office window in the real estate office for the top half of our shower wall. This kept the tiny, guest bath feeling open and airy.

Our vanity was beautifully, hand crafted by a friend of ours and really sets the style for the bathroom. The hairpin legs and above counter sink paired with the white subway tile and Sherwin Williams Worldly Grey walls gives the space the fresh feel we wanted. 


Farmhouse Renovation | Basehor, Kansas

I'm sure by now you've heard of Chip and Jo, farmhouses, shiplap and crazy renovations... well so has my wife and she loves them! The history, the land, the white on white and how it's all done in just a few weeks. Let's make a long story short of how our farmhouse renovation began. 

We bought our first home the week we returned from our honeymoon (my wife found that one on a whim after almost buying a foreclosure that was up for auction), we lived in it for less than a year while renovating it and sold it the first day on the market. The FIRST day.. seriously Kansas City you are the best!

We had a six month old baby and figured why not do it all again. Lauren found a bank owned farmhouse that had been vacant for four years, zoned commercial, set up as a real estate office, a floor rotted out, ceiling falling in, no water, no HVAC, no electric and a lot of cracked black pavement. Sounds dreamy, right? I think Lauren knew it was ours before she even walked through it with the realtor. She kept telling me it had good "bones," we could afford it, the land was pretty and best of all it was in my home town of Basehor, KS. 

Here it is in all it's glory! Our 1800's farmhouse that needed someone to believe in it and bring it back to as our neighbors called it "the picturesque white farmhouse... the one you would see on a post card." Stay tuned as we take you through a room by room transformation with our favorite projects and Sherwin Williams colors!