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 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 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.

Church Remodel

We remodeled two bathroom in the First Baptist Church of Dierks, Arkansas:2016-11-21-11-14-39The vanity top is New Venetian Gold granite and the floors are Puebla® ceramic tile:2016-11-21-11-14-33We used AAMCo partitions in the Beach Sand color:2016-11-21-11-15-042016-11-21-11-15-13

We also fabricated, painted, and installed new handrails outside the church building:

And we installed trim along the stairs leading down to the gym:

The stairs completed:

Bathroom Remodel

We did a full bathroom remodel for this gentleman near Nashville, AR.

One wall was taken up with two closets and a narrow shelf, as you can see in these before shots:

 

We removed one closet and the shelf to install a vanity and linen closet, as well as painting the walls and replacing the flooring. Here are the after photos:

For the shower, we removed the old one and moved the wall two feet, and then we built the new one using Marazzi tile:

After moving the shower wall over, there was enough space left on the other side for the new toilet and the cabinet above it:

We also removed the exterior door, replaced it with a Masonite door, and painted it: