The ‘Boro Fun Center

Every town needs a place to hang out, eat, and play games; a place for birthday parties and family fun and good times. Not every town has one, of course, but thanks to this business owner, Murfreesboro, Arkansas does now. We had the privilege of helping to transform her building and making The Boro Fun Center a reality.

Starting with the exterior, we removed the rotten wood siding and replaced it with Smartside® siding:

We removed the old shingle roof and replaced it with galvalume Metal Max® metal:

Time to get inside this building. There was a lot of demolition work to be done before we could get started on creating the new look, including removing paneling from the walls, tearing out most of the interior walls, removing all the old lighting and electrical, and more:

The ceiling was sagging in some places, so we repaired the ceiling structure by adding some beams and joists:

Once all the demo was out of the way, we framed in new interior walls:

We cleaned the interior brick walls:

We installed drywall on the rest of the interior walls, then finished and painted all the drywall:

We framed out the openings in the brick walls and installed plexiglass in the window openings:

On some of the floors we installed Brandon Company® carpet squares, while for other floors we used VCT tile in the pomegranate color:

We installed new exterior doors and new Masonite® interior doors throughout the building:

We installed matte black corrugated metal on most of the ceilings, but on the largest room got a black plastic ceiling:

We built custom cabinets and countertops:

Annnd a quick glimpse of the finished rooms:

Looks like fun, doesn’t it? Wanna go this weekend? I hear they’ve got great pizza!

Samantha’s Sweets Bakery

On 7th Street in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, just across from the post office, there’s a little aquamarine shop with a sign out front reading Samantha’s Sweets. Like most family-owned businesses, there’s a story behind it. Samantha tells you that story here, but Hostetler Handyman had the privilege of seeing it up close when we helped her make her dream come true and turn that little shop from a jewelry store into a bakery.

Sometimes on a remodel like this, we take the stress from the owner by overseeing the whole project from start to finish. In other situations, like with the bakery, we only come in and do specific things. For example:

We removed the half-wall between the front and back rooms…

…and we built a new half-wall on the opposite side of the opening:

We built custom wood cabinets and painted them white:

And then we installed the cabinets on one side of the half-wall:

We patched and re-textured all the drywall in the front room:

We took a back room that looked like this:

And, after removing the closet in the corner, the vinyl tile on the floor, and the paneling on the walls, made it look like this:

So that we could install Glasteel® FRP panels and American Gypsum® drywall on the walls to make them look like this:

We also removed the wood fiber ceiling tiles and replaced them with Multi-Cor PVF matte black metal:

All so that, in the end, the back room could become a kitchen that looks like this:

So next time you’re in Arkadelphia, stop by Samantha’s Sweets. And while you’re there, tasting the delicious treats she makes, take a moment to look at the place and realize what you’re standing inside: the triumph of a dream that she had the courage to follow through on.

Do you have a business you dream of starting, or of growing? Is there a shop or a studio that you’d love to work in every day? Or do you have a dream home that you wish you could come home to every evening? Maybe it’s something you’d like to design and build for yourself, or maybe it’s a building that’s already there and it just needs some remodel work to turn it into your own dream space, like Samantha’s bakery.

Whatever your dream is, if you need some construction work done before you can make it a reality, call us today at (870) 845-1121 and get a free estimate on what we can do to help you, like Samantha, to achieve your dream.

Interior Remodel – Part 8 of 8

Over the last few weeks we’ve been through most of this house, seeing the magic that can be done with an interior remodel. We have one more post left: the family room. A room where you want comfort and warmth, a place to relax, but also no less elegance than the rest of your house.

The room before we began:20160415_145838

And after fresh paint, new trim, new COREtec® flooring, new doors, and new ceiling fan, it is completed:IMG_1951IMG_1950While staying true to her neutral color theme, the homeowner softens this room by adding fluffy pillows on the couch and a plush area rug on the floor:IMG_1948IMG_1949

And one quick glimpse of the first and last thing you would see every day if this would be your house: the entry room.2017-01-16-15-33-22.jpg

This house may not belong to you, but yours can be made just as delightful. Is there only one room wanting improvement or does all of your home need some love? Contact us here or call us today at (870) 845-1121 to get a free estimate on what you need to take your house from blah to beautiful.

Interior Remodel – Part 7 of 8

Your pantry and utility are two rooms which are pretty important to anyone who wants their house to be tidy, their things put away, and their clothes to be clean. If the center of order looks like a mess, what hope is there for the rest of your house? We’ve seen the transformations in the living room, the kitchen, the master en suite, the bedrooms, the guest bathroom, and the hallways.  This week, we discover what our homeowner chose to improve in her utility room and pantry.

We kept the cabinets in the utility room, but gave them a new look by refinishing them:2016-07-11 11.13.46

The pristine completed utility room, from several angles:2017-01-16 15.34.482017-01-16 15.34.532017-01-16 15.35.01

In the pantry, we replaced and painted the shelves:2016-07-11 11.13.38The finished pantry shelves are put to good use:IMG_1929

This interior house remodel is nearly complete and the house is looking good, don’t you think? What about your house? Are there some rooms that could be improved? Contact us here or give us a call at (870) 845-1121, and we can talk about turning your house into a place you love to see.

We have one more post left in this series and it will be up next week. Enter your email on the right or like our page on Facebook to be sure you don’t miss it!

Interior Remodel – Part 6 of 8

After walking through the living room, kitchen, master bed and bath, two more bedrooms, and the guest bathroom, in this week’s post we take a moment to peer down the two hallways of this home, and see what they were and what they became.

One long hallway in the demo stage: 20160415_145946New freshly-painted drywall, COREtec® vinyl plank flooring, bold black doors with silver Weslock® doorknobs, and broad white trim make this a whole new hallway: IMG_1954And with a gallery of gold-framed portraits to give it character and make it home, this hallway is complete:2017-01-16 15.27.03

The same hall but from the other end. In this before photo, you can see the new CertainTeed® drywall, just installed:20160510_164554And the same completed hallway from this angle:2017-01-16 15.25.40

The other, shorter hallway with the new drywall installed but not yet painted:20160504_153146Here, too, we painted and installed new flooring, trim, and doors, as well as a new light fixture on the ceiling:IMG_1952And with the homeowner’s interior decor bringing touches of warmth and softness, this hallway is finished:2017-01-16 15.26.56

Not a complicated change, but wasn’t it fun to see? Next week, it’s time to remodel the pantry and utility room. Enter your email on the right or like our page on Facebook to be sure you don’t miss it.

Interior Remodel – Part 5 of 8

We’ve been through the living room, kitchen, master bed and bath, and the other two bedrooms in this house. Today, it’s time to take care of that room which your guests will see, and you won’t see them seeing it: the guest bathroom.

Here we have the dramatic change between demo and completed:20160415_1459582017-01-16 15.26.09

Close-up of the Daltile® ceramic tile tub/shower surround:2017-01-16 15.26.27

The quartz vanity top shines under the white lights:IMG_1959

The completed bathroom:IMG_1955

This is one room in your house you can’t afford to skip. Who doesn’t judge a place by its restroom? Is yours dragging down the quality of the rest of your house? We can tell you just about what it would take to fix that, if you contact us here or call us at (870) 845-1121.

Next week we’re going to have some fun with before-and-afters. Enter your email on the right or like our page on Facebook to stay tuned!

Interior Remodel – Part 4 of 8

A bedroom is perhaps the easiest room to improve, and, given its designation as a place to rest, why wouldn’t you want it to be as peaceful and pretty as possible? After checking out the improvements in the living room, the kitchen, and the master bed and bath, this week’s post features a glimpse of the two bedrooms.

In these rooms we simply painted the walls and installed new doors, new baseboard and crown trim, and new DreamWeaver® carpet on the floor, in order to turn them into the modern, serenely beautiful spaces you see below: IMG_1961IMG_19622017-01-16 15.25.502017-01-16 15.25.55

Are your bedrooms peaceful places, or do they need just a little something? Contact us here or call us today at (870) 845-1121 for your free estimate.

Next we visit that room in your house which many of your guests will see, and you won’t see them seeing it. Think you know which room it is? Enter your email on the right or like our page on Facebook, and find out if you’re right next week!

 

Interior Remodel – Part 3 of 8

Do your master bedroom and bath feel like a retreat to you, or are they the kind of place you only want to be in when the lights are off? They may be rooms you keep mostly to yourself, but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve as much love as your living room or kitchen. They should be your haven, the one place where you can let go and relax, and let’s be honest, who can really relax in a room they don’t like? Let us make your safe place as beautiful and peaceful as our homeowner’s master en suite becomes in this week’s post.

In a remodel, things certainly do get worse before they get better, especially in the demo stage here in the master bath:20160415_150018

With Certainteed® drywall hung, we’re already seeing an improvement:20160510_164541

And at last we have the completed master bath, gleaming in soothing neutral colors:  IMG_1970We brought the COREtec® walnut flooring into the master bath as well, creating a nice contrast with all the grays and whites:IMG_1968IMG_19672017-01-16 15.24.36

The newly-remodeled master bedroom keeps the modern neutral color pallette, but adds softness with the DreamWeaver® carpet and a pop of patterns on the bed:IMG_1964IMG_1965IMG_1963

Do you wish your master bed and bath were so pretty that you would want to spend time in them during the day as well as at night? We can tell you just about what it would take to turn them into a retreat as lovely as this one. Contact us here or call us today at (870) 845-1121 and we will be delighted to give you a free estimate.

Stay tuned for next week, where we’ll get a look at the magic done in the other two bedrooms in this home. Enter your email on the right or like our page on Facebook to be sure you don’t miss it!

Interior Remodel – Part 2 of 8

Do you ever look around your kitchen and just think ‘This could be better’? You might be right, and we might be able to help you prove it. This lady certainly did, as you can see in this week’s post, when we enter what is arguably the most important room in a house and watch it transform from a bare, unsightly corner into a beautiful modern kitchen.

After demolition, this space is scarcely identifiable as a kitchen:20160415_145730

The Certainteed® drywall is hung, and if you look to the right, you can see the original brick dining room wall:20160504_153141

The dining room wall, freshly painted white to match the living room brick:2016-07-11 11.13.29

The new custom-built kitchen cabinets are installed:2016-07-15 13.56.422016-07-15 13.56.58

The finished product, with gleaming Cambria® countertops and Daltile® backsplash:2017-01-16 15.31.44

As you can see, the COREtec® flooring from the living room stretches on into the dining room and kitchen:2017-01-16 15.29.26

The dining room table in the foreground, with the painted brick wall to the right and the finished kitchen in the background. In this photo, the under-cabinet lights in the kitchen have been turned on:2017-01-16 15.37.35

Don’t you wish your kitchen looked like this?2017-01-16 15.29.42

Perhaps it can. Contact us here or give us a call at (870) 845-1121 and we can give you a free estimate on transforming the kitchen in your house.

Last week we remodeled the living room; next week, it’s time for the master bed and bath. Enter your email on the right or like our page on Facebook to be sure you don’t miss it.

Interior Remodel – Part 1 of 8

Have you ever wanted a new house, but you didn’t want to move? Do you love where you live, but where you live needs some love? You don’t have to buy a whole new house to start living in a better place. Sometimes, all your home needs is a full interior remodel. And Hostetler Handyman Service would be delighted to help you with that, just as we helped this lady in Nashville, AR, give her home a whole new look.

In this eight-week series, we start with one of the most important rooms in your house: the room where you entertain your guests, the room where you relax with your family, the living room.

In this photo, demo has already begun:20160415_145750

We installed CertainTeed® drywall on the walls and ceiling:20160504_153149

The brown brick fireplace and wall, though pretty, didn’t quite match the theme the homeowner was looking for. So she had us paint all her brickwork, giving it a fresh new look:2016-07-11 11.14.032016-07-11 11.14.00We also installed a custom built-in bookshelf:2016-07-11 11.14.14In this close-up of the finished bookshelf you can see the doors installed at the bottom, as well as catch a glimpse of the new COREtec® One Doral Walnut vinyl plank flooring: IMG_1939

The completed living room in all its glory:2017-01-16 15.32.492017-01-16 15.32.552017-01-16 15.33.04

Does your home need a new living room? Contact us here or give us a call at 870-846-1121 for your free estimate.

Next week we remodel the most essential room of all: the kitchen. Enter your email on the right or like our page on Facebook to be sure you don’t miss it.