During the annual West Texas Home Builders Association’s Home & Garden Show, Kathryn Quilliam Reeves, like so many others, attended the event in hopes of finding inspiration. She left the event “with a sense of excitement” after meeting with Steve Betts, local franchise owner of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Lubbock.
Kathryn was seeking to update her childhood home, a Georgian Revival located in Tech Terrace. After inheriting the home from her late parents, Kathryn, her husband Dr. Jimmie Reeves, associate professor at Texas Tech, and two sons had future prospects of moving into the home. Before Kathryn could come back home, the family wanted to restore the 50-year-old home to its former glory.
DreamMaker started work in March of last year and finished in October. The seven-month project resulted in a completely remodeled house.
“I’ve always wanted a yellow kitchen,” says Kathryn.
The kitchen’s yellow painted walls, faint yellow hue bouncing off the white cabinets, stainless steel appliances and the light tone of the countertops are an inviting contrast to the rich wood floors. All the elements come together to give the family a bright and warm kitchen.
Also gutted and remodeled were the two downstairs bathrooms. The master bath is now a calming retreat, a space Kathryn refers to as her country cottage bath.
The family continued to update other areas of the home with all the texture on all the walls and new paint colors, new floors throughout the home and reglazed tiles in an upstairs bathroom.
In the midst of the construction, the DreamMaker crew also updated the plumbing and electrical system in the house bringing it up to code.
Despite all the work inside the house and some restoration of the facade, the home has retained its charm. The original architecture and heirloom furniture mixed with updated elements give the large house an overall welcoming lived-in feel.
In the process of the remodel, the Reeves family got a chance to know the workers and appreciate all the work that went into making their house a home.
“Steve is picky. In fact, I think he is pickier than I am and worries more than I do,” jokes Kathryn.
“The people who came into our house were true craftsmen and they care so much about their work,” she explains. “They were nice, respectful and just a pleasure to work with.”
Kathryn and Jimmie’s home did pose a challenge to the team at DreamMaker. Since it is a historical home, the team wanted to update it while keeping the home’s historical integrity.
With the help of DreamMaker the home where Kathryn grew up has been transformed into a home for her to make more memories with her husband and sons.
Like with the Reeves, DreamMaker values the invitation into your home. All DreamMaker employees are pre-screened and follow a code of values to ensure your family is comfortable while work is being done in your home. For example, DreamMaker employees wear foot coverings and clean up the job site after each work day. They also plan the project out in advance so both homeowners and workers know what will take place and who to expect in the home. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen coordinates the job from start to finish and strives to complete the job in the estimated time, if not sooner.
To start realizing your dream of a new kitchen, bath or any other room in your home, contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Lubbock at (806) 687-1212. Financing options are available for those who qualify.