GKing Construction

Interior, Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Contractor


October 17, 2017

Provide Rehabs, Flips & Renovation Services

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GKing Construction enjoys working with other businesses, realtors, and homeowners to complete home repairs on distressed properties. From fixing up a rental property to rebuilding a burned home, we consistently outperform other contractors in this area. Every year, we complete many home renovations, rehabs, remodels or flips and are one of the most consistent contractors out there specializing in that particular niche.

 

 

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When budget conscious property owners need quick, cheap work to bring a property back to the market fast we will

always stick to our budget while at the same time bringing high quality work to the table.. We have a rich lineup of subcontractors that are tested and proven to exceed expectations and you can count on us to get your property listed ASAP.

Fixing up distressed properties is one of the most rewarding niches in home remodeling and renovation, we love it because we get to turn some of worst homes into the nicest one on the street, and that feels good.

 

If you are a realtor, investor, or landlord looking for repair or remodeling work on your property give us a call and we can discuss putting together an estimate for your project.

October 17, 2017

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR BATHROOM

Oftentimes the most functional room in your home is also the darkest, cramped and most cluttered space. Why settle for something that doesn’t suit your lifestyle?

The bathroom is where you start and end your day, it’s a place to reflect on health and wellness. And if you’ve had a bad day, it’s amazing what a hot shower can do.

Before jumping into a full bathroom remodel, have each person that uses the space create a list of priorities. You’d be surprised to discover how often those lists don’t match. The bathroom is such a personal space, you want to make sure it works well and it doesn’t have to be complex, but they definitely can be.

Once you’ve created a list of priorities and are ready for a remodel, consider these seven design components.

A basin made from natural stone is the centerpiece in this powder bath.

Master Bathroom Vs. Powder Room

Deciding which bathroom to remodel first can be tricky. Most homeowners remodel the master bath first as it offers the most return on the investment. Next, homeowners typically address the powder room, which offers an opportunity to splurge with decorative pieces, such as vanities that double as artwork.

Materials

Natural stones like marble are popular to use in bathrooms, but these materials are prone to staining over time. The Kohler Choreograph collection and other natural stone replications or tiles are ideal for shower walls yet minimize grout and joint staining.

Luxury Pieces

Heated tile floors, heated towel bars, frameless glass showers, and specialty hand-painted tiles can customize a space. “We’re seeing more luxury items getting incorporated into bathrooms,” says Campbell.

Storage

With multiple users it’s easy for bathroom countertops to be cluttered. Creating more efficient storage space will help keep the room functional and peaceful. Adding extra outlets (even inside cabinets) linen storage, small drawers, specialty dividers for cosmetics and jewelry, and medicine cabinets can easily maximize space.

Above: The sculptural curves of a free standing tub contrast beautifully with sharp wooden edges in this master bath project.

Lighting

If the space doesn’t already have natural light, there are plenty of ways to create an inviting atmosphere.

 

Adding the ability to dim the lights or get different layers of light in there helps set the tone for a dim evening shower at night and a nice bright shower when you want to wake up in the morning.

Shower Vs. Bathtub

One of the biggest questions asked is whether or not the home needs a bath or whether the shower should be built in, freestanding, deck mounted or have an open floor plan. More and more people are opting for a shower without a bathtub, yet some people take a bath religiously.

Handheld Showers

Handheld showers on a fixed arm or slide bar offer convenience for cleaning and bathing. These showers also allow you to adjust the water height for multiple users, add message settings and more.

A bathroom is really personal and it’s important to ask those personal questions, a designer can help homeowners read between the lines to offer suggestions you never thought possible.

October 03, 2017

Top Five Tips in Selecting a Remodeling Contractor

Considering a home remodel? Not sure where to start.

We often get asked what are the most important qualities to look for when selecting a general contractor. After thinking long and hard, we have compiled a list of helpful tips we think are CRITICAL to ensure the right fit and have a great experience.

  1.  Experience/Reputation and Reviews- We can’t stress this one enough, Do Your Homework! Ensure they have similar experience working on projects similar size and scope of your remodel and ask to speak to former clients of theres. If the contractor isn’t willing to provide that, it’s a Big Red Flag.  The Internet is your Best Friend! Client satisfaction and a quality experience come through in reviews. Many sites like Angie’s List, Houzz and Yelp are good resources to verify your contractor has a solid reputation and past work history.
  1. Make Sure Your Contractor is Licensed, Bonded, Insured and belongs and is active in trade associations. – A contractor with a license and insurance demonstrates credibility and knowledge and minimizes the risk to a homeowner. A licensed contractor reduces the chance of a homeowner getting ripped off. In Arizona alone the state licensing board gets over 12,000 contractor complaints a year. Take a quick moment and verify the contractor your considering not only has a license but doesn’t have any complaints.  A contractor who is active in the building industry whether it be though NAHB, BBB, NARI or local building associationsshow they care about their community and reputation.
  1. Go with Someone You Trust  – Meeting your contractor face-to-face is important to ensure there is a trust level and you have a good feeling that they will be a fit with your job and expectations. If you get an uneasy feeling about them, it’s probably for a good reason so reconsider moving forward with them for your project.  Listening… we know this is a lost art. However, we think this is one of the most important qualities. Does your contractor ask you questions and listen to YOU? We know from experience that all projects are a little different and clients have different things that are important to them. In order for you to have a Great Experience you need a contractor that can listen and understand what is important to you.
  1. Detailed Scope of Work/Contract – A successful project starts with a Clear Goaland a well-defined scope of work. This really helps clearly define what you can expect out of the contract. It’s OK if you don’t have this written out but know you will need to spend the time with your contractor to have this important piece created. The Scope of Work is a formal document that describes the work activities, deliverables, timelines, milestones, pricing, quality requirements and terms and conditions.   The contract sets the expectations upfront and saves the homeowner from the always Dreaded Unexpected Surprises.
  1. Know What You Want – Spend some time before selecting a contractor on what your goals are of the project. Are you looking for a small scale or larger scale remodel? Research the type of Look and Feel you are trying to achieve and determine upfront before you meet with a general contractor what your needs are. The resources we recommend are Houzz, Pinterest and Magazines. They have hundreds of thousands of photos and you know what they say…. “A picture tells a thousand words.”
September 04, 2017

Interior remodeling with kitchen and bath remodel

Kitchen remodel

We fully remodeled this 800 sqft entire home in only 2 months. In order to remodel this property we had to do a LOT of work.

First we Demoed the original lath and plaster. Next we framed the house to the clients specifications which were to convert the home into a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom house. During the course of demo we discovered lots of termite damage on the rear wall from the foundation sill to the bottom of the wall studs. We replaced all of the damaged wood members and rebuilt the back wall.

Next we Framed in 5′ closets, two bathrooms, new doorways, a closet for stackable washers. We removed the galvanized water supply pipes and drains and plumbed it all up with new ABS & pex plumbing to the main just outside of the house.

All of the changes needed electrical upgrades as well, so we removed the old mixture of mc cable and knob and tube. Installed a new electric panel, all new wiring & fixtures.

We then hung new sheetrock, taped and textured the entire house with orange peel texture, Installed new laminate flooring, cabinets, quartz countertops, 2 panel doors and all new trim work throughout the house.

All-in-All, this was a major project involving a full kitchen remodel and two bathroom remodel that took around 2 months to complete.

February 18, 2017

Fairfield interior and bathroom remodel project

Rehab/Renovation

San Mateo street was another interior and bathroom remodel project we did in december of 2016. It was a 1300sqft house in a not so great area of fairfield, with an incredibly small budget. This was more of a rehab, than a remodel. The key difference is that a remodel usually involves moving walls, floor plan changes, etc. A rehab is more like a refresh using the existing layout.  The total project length for this renovation was 3 weeks from start to finish. Some of the work we did here was:

 

  • Kitchen cabinet hardware & paint
  • laminate flooring
  • Interior and exterior doors
  • Full Bathroom remodel of hall bath
  • Partial master bath remodel
  • Carpet
  • Interior / Exterior paint
  • Replaced all light fixtures, switches & plugs
  • Recessed lighting in the kitchen
  • Drywall repair throughout
  • New baseboard
  • New door hardware
  • Dryrot repair