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A Master Bath Transformation

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Upon the first visit to this home located in the Kingsport area, the master bath that was to be renovated consisted of an over-sized tub that was rarely used and a dated fiberglass shower enclosure.  The existing bath space was located in an area with skylights on both sides, which also created a very challenging ceiling structure. It did have an element that is not seen in many bathrooms and that was a fireplace installed above the tub deck. The fireplace, along with the roof windows was something that resulted in our creation a one of a kind space for our client.    The residence for this bath project is beautiful timber frame structure, set on a wooded hilltop in Sullivan County, TN. Both the interior and exterior makes great use of natural materials such as stone and exposed wood beams. The use of these materials in the home’s original design inspired us to create a bath space that would match the rest of the home. Our team removed the over-sized tub and shower and created a walk-in cove shower complete with a drying area and towel warmer, located under one of the roof windows. We made use of the existing fireplace and surrounded it with a natural ledge stone tile wall. A free-standing soaking tub was placed under the other roof window, allowing our client to enjoy both the open sky and fireplace while bathing. Products with a natural appearance were chosen such as  slate flooring with a matching shower tile. The shower floor used a pebble tile accent and bronze decorative hardware added a finishing touch to this master bath transformation. Our client let us know that the only issue with the new bathroom is that we created a space they never want to leave. If you would like to make areas of your home one of a kind, give us a call, our team would welcome the opportunity to work with you. After with free-standing soaking tub Detail of the pebble accent in shower Built-in seat located outside the shower      ...

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The Homeowner vs. Old Man Winter

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The Homeowner vs. Old Man Winter

It happens every year. The leaves start their progression from summer green to brilliant autumn hues. There’s a chill in the air and the holidays are just around the corner. Fall is here. We all know what comes next – winter. A time for festivities and family shouldn’t become a time of frustration because your home isn’t ready to take on the colder temperatures. The team at Prendergast Construction has compiled a quick list of some Old Man Winter Defense Tips that you can do to keep the season cheery. Unhook Those Hoses  We respond to several client calls every winter that involve busted water pipes. While we do this with pleasure, because we love to serve all of our clients, we know this is not a pleasant experience for the homeowner. To avoid this, unhook and store your hoses for winter. If the temperatures are going to be very cold, open up the cabinet doors on pipes that connect to exterior walls and even run a small stream of warm water out of them to avoid freezing. Ensure your Home is Leak-Proof Prendergast Construction is a full-service remodeling company, which means we do it all when it comes to home improvements. Structural and energy efficiency projects that concern the leakage of warm air and the entrance of cool air are issues that need to be addressed. Otherwise, your money is literally going out the window. If you would like your home to be properly sealed and ready for winter, Prendergast Construction is just one call away. Consider Window and Door Replacements  As doors and windows age, they lose their ability to protect your home and keep you comfortable. Replacement of these is a way to avoid leaks in the future. Prendergast Construction is a dealer for Provia Windows and Doors, an industry leader. For more information on these products, call our office today at 423-239-3117. From our team at Prendergast Construction to you and yours, we wish you a happy fall and winter....

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Plain and Fancy Custom Cabinets

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Plain and Fancy Custom Cabinets

Prendergast Construction has been a dealer of Plain and Fancy Custom Cabinetry for over twenty years. Q: What initially drew you to Plain and Fancy Custom Cabinetry? BP: They are committed to only producing a quality product without any compromise. In terms of how they operate, they work like we do. If a problem arises, they fix it for the customer first and deal with all other issues later. Q: What about Plain and Fancy made you decide to become a dealer of their product and then continue to do so for over two decades? BP: When we first became a dealer of Plain and Fancy, it was a big step for us. Prendergast Construction was into a lot of other projects that didn’t involve cabinets and we were the only dealer in the area. After working with them on a project, I knew it was a good fit. They are a family operation; you know that they will stop everything to help you. Since that first job, our partnership has worked well. Q: So, what exactly can a potential client expect when choosing Plain and Fancy Cabinetry for their remodeling project? BP: Plain and Fancy will make anything we design, so the sky is the limit. You tell us what custom application you need in your home and we will design it in house. Also, after the project is complete, Plain and Fancy offers excellent support after sale. For instance, we have gone back to them years after a project has been completed and they have worked with us to custom stain a new part to match the existing installation. Q: Any final opinions on Plain and Fancy Custom Cabinetry? BP: There are a lot of manufacturers that do the same thing, but in the twenty-plus years we have worked with them, we have not found another company that does what they do better. For more information on how Prendergast Construction can add to your home with Plain and Fancy Custom Cabinetry, please contact us today. Also, to see the quality product that Plain and Fancy produces, visit their website:...

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Adding Comfort To Your Home

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Adding Comfort To Your Home

Our homes are an extension of ourselves. How we style and decorate them says something about who we are — what our personalities and interests encompass. Our homes are where we relax, entertain friends, cook meals, and raise families. However, outside of what our homes look like and what we do in them, above all, we want to be comfortable in our space. In this edition of The Remodeler’s Corner, learn about smaller scale remodeling projects that can not only appeal to your home’s unique style, but also add comfort to your home. Q: So many people see a remodeling project as a huge endeavor. Are there ways to remodel one’s home without taking on a large-scale project? A: There are many ways to make changes to your home on a smaller scale. Doors, windows, kitchen and bath fixtures are just a few ways to accomplish this. Q: Since you mentioned doors and windows, I have been reading quite a bit about energy efficiency. What are the benefits of replacing the doors and/or windows in a home? A: To begin, doors and windows are a way that air can get in and out of a home. If your windows and/or doors are older, there may be a chance that energy is escaping or cold/hot air is entering. However, what it all boils down to is comfort. The correct doors and windows in a home can greatly increase your comfort during all seasons of the year. Not to mention, they can add to the aesthetic value of your home as well. Q: What are some smaller changes that can be made in the kitchen? A: A pull-down faucet can add ease to cleaning dishes or filling a pot for boiling water. In addition, cabinets or cabinet accessories can provide both convenience and customization to your kitchen. For instance, installing a cabinet to hide a garbage can provides more space in a busy kitchen. Q: What are some ways to add comfort to a bathroom? A: There are several ways to add comfort to a bathroom. For instance, a hand shower and other shower fixtures can be a contribution to comfort. In addition, grab bars can be incorporated in a very stylish way, adding a level of comfort and safety when entering or exciting a shower or tub. This is great for any age in the home, especially younger children. Q: How can Prendergast Construction assist clients with adding these measures of comfort to their home? A: With our full-service approach, Prendergast Construction can assist through the entire process. From an initial meeting to discuss your ideas, design, to product selection, and finally installation, we can help you add comfort to your home with any changes you wish, large or...

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