- Scope of remodeling: main level renovation with cosmetic updates to upper and lower floors plus new windows & doors all around
- Flowing beautifully underfoot on the entire main level is new three-and-one-half-inch, solid oak flooring, lending a definite warmth in a deep toasted Chestnut brown
- Setting off the richness of the flooring: Snowbound white enameled millwork and walls in shades of Collonade gray throughout the main floor. Set around Bistro Walnut stained maple three-panel doors with oil rubbed bronze lever handle sets
- The brand new peninsula kitchen is a cooks’ delight, serving up LG, stainless steel appliances and Bistro Walnut solid maple cabinetry with storage specialties to neatly contain cookie sheets, spices, dish towels, spatula’s, spoons and serving pieces, plus a cleverly hidden solid maple cutting board with knife drawer
- Oh-so-popular subway tile in pure white lines the backsplash while White Springs granite tops the counters, creating a nice bit of drama
- Adding a definite Artisan flair is a reclaimed oak, barn-wood built-in table, a terrific solution for the small kitchen nook
- Let’s not forget about lighting, with numerous recessed and under-cabinet lights (ensuring bright countertops for preparing gourmet meals), and in-cabinet lights behind water glass set the mood as the sun sets for the day
- Giving the original brick fireplace wall in the open living room a little extra spunk are open floating shelves for this family’s favorite objects d’art
- The foyer got a distinctive look all its own with the addition of stained newel posts and top rail with wrought iron spindles plus a walnut stained-fiberglass front door system that works perfectly with the Tudor style exterior
- While definitely traditional in spirit, you’ll delight in the sprinkle of contemporary elements throughout this delightful Artisan remodel
A Client’s Best Friend
While tots his age were playing kick-the-can, Jason Budzynski’s game was "How many nails can one find?" at his builder-father’s homes. "My entire life was spent on the jobsites of TJB Homes," he declares. At ten Jason was cleaning windows and floors. By 12, he’d taken up the nail gun of a finisher, and by 14, "I could trim out and finish a house myself."
No surprise, then, that today he heads up the 35-year-old company’s strong remodeling division, responsible for 22 projects last year - adding and reimagining everything from whole-house renovations, to kitchens and baths.
Speaking of baths! TJB’s star turn on eight episodes of "Bath Crashers" has driven business through the roof, with customers reporting, "Mom saw the show and said, ‘You have to use those guys!’"
Clients appreciate that "it’s a family business, backed by the integrity of 35 years," reports Jason, who also credits his personal dedication: "I run and oversee every remodeling project, starting with the first meeting to the last day. I’m close to the client, becoming best friends with the families that I work with."
Scads of happy customers back those bold statements