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Basement Renovation for an Active Family in Greenwich, CT

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The unfinished basement of a home owned by an active family with teenagers was transformed into a lively space for leisure, entertainment and sleepovers. The original basement had no connection to the backyard and pool. One of the first design decisions was the addition of French doors that suffuse the basement with light and provide easy access to the backyard.

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A mudroom-inspired entryway provides space for storage, dressing and cleaning up before and after pool time.

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Distinct areas in this basement renovation were designed for a variety of activities. A ping pong table is center stage, aligned with an inviting small kitchen at the back of the room.

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A row of six custom bunk beds accessed by sliding ladders as well as a fully equipped full bathroom promises memorable sleepovers.

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The living area with abundant comfort seating for gaming and watching movies takes advantage of the room’s custom entertainment center and surround sound.

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Besides the entertaining area for teenagers our client also wanted a home gym. In this generous work area, temperature controls keep the area comfortable in any season.

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Titus Built master craftsmen created a large stone masonry entryway to match existing exterior stone. The stones needed to be cut square while paying close attention to the colors. The whole home renovation was designed and remodeled to blend in with the existing home design as if it was always there.

Our client and his children are thrilled with their new space and plan on having a fabulous summer filled with teenage entertainment.

Click here to view the construction transformation of our basement renovation: Progress Report: Basement Remodel in Greenwich, Connecticut

For drawings and before photos check us out on Houzz.com.

Titus Built, LLC Wins NARI 2013 National CotY (Contractor of the Year) Award

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A “Coastal Haven” Entire Home Remodel Recognized for Excellence

Entire House $500,001 – $1 million

Titus Built, LLC of West Redding, Connecticut, is proud to announce the company has been honored by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) with a 2013 National CotY (Contractor of the Year) award for “Entire Home $500,001 – $1 million. Contractors from seven regions around the country vie for CotY Awards on an annual basis. An impartial panel of judges, experts within the remodeling industry and associated fields, selected winners based on each entrant’s problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty and entry presentation. This project previously won the Regional CotY (Contractor of the Year) award from NARI and “Best Residential Remodel $750,000-$1 million” in the 2012 HBRA of Connecticut HOBI Awards presented by the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Connecticut, Inc.


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About the Winning Project:

A couple about to celebrate the union of their two families wanted to transform their simple 1950s beach cottage into an idyllic second home they could comfortably share for a lifetime. Because they were planning a wedding and a remodel at the same time, it was critical that the project run smoothly. The deadline for the home to be finished and livable was set for one day before their wedding, which was successfully achieved to the delight of the couple. The original home was of humble design and size but located directly on the water in a quaint beach community. The homeowners planned to live in the home with their four children and large groups of visiting friends and family during the summer and other vacation times. They wanted their new environment to be a comfortable and luxurious retreat for themselves and their children, with surroundings conducive to frequent entertaining and overnight guests. Because the home is in an area that experiences seasonal hurricanes, practical considerations in the planning were an important part of the process. As frequent travelers and connoisseurs of art, the couple wanted to express their eclectic tastes and interests throughout the home, with a focus on compelling architectural elements, unusual materials and interesting found objects. The home abounds with refined design details, from the decision to leave a rough finish on the wood floors for a strong sense of character to the solid iron spindles on the stairway’s oak railings. Every piece of cabinetry and wainscoting was custom built, lending the home a solid and memorable essence of enduring beauty.

“Winning the national award in this category is a tremendous honor for Titus Built,” said Jeffrey A. Titus, General Manager of Titus Built, LLC. “Transforming a humble 1950s beach cottage into a stunning three level coastal haven presented some unique challenges and gave us the opportunity to practice our best work. It is rewarding to be recognized by our peers.”

 


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About NARI:

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only trade association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry.  The Association, which represents member companies nationwide—comprised of 63,000 remodeling contractors— is “The Voice of the Remodeling Industry.”™

This year, NARI brought the Evening of Excellence™ to the remodeling industry as a whole, via an online Webcast announcement that was also broadcast to those who were in attendance in person at the reception. The presentation highlighted both Regional and National winners totaling 133 projects in 26 categories ranging from kitchens, baths, additions, exteriors, whole house and commercial remodels. The Webcast will be available for 30 days at www.nari.org/eveningofexcellence.


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About Titus Built, LLC:

As one of the leading home renovations and remodeling companies in Fairfield County, Connecticut, Titus Built, LLC provides a unique customer experience by delivering the convenience of truly integrated, step-by-step architectural design and building services. Our proven, systematic and efficient process simplifies whole home renovation projects. Titus Built has developed a loyal following with its focus on the highest quality craftsmanship, a systematic project process, and dedicated attention to customer care.