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In-House Cabinetry Hardware Samples Available at Titus Built, LLC

Lee Valley & veritas Banded Shell Pull & Cast Drop Pull

Selecting handles, knobs and pulls for your cabinetry is an important part of the design process. Details can truly make the difference in any project. When remodeling a kitchen, one of those details is your choice of handles, knobs and pulls on the cabinets. Choosing the right style and finish hardware for your kitchen cabinets is essential. You want the hardware to be aesthetically pleasing; have the best functionality for your family; and, create continuity throughout the home. Well designed and visually pleasing kitchen cabinetry can make your kitchen a haven for your family. It is important to us at Titus Built that our in-house collection of cabinet knobs and pulls include a varied selection of styles and finishes, are durable and of high quality.


Top Knobs Cabinetry Hardware

Top Knobs cabinet hardware samples are available at the Titus Built showroom in West Redding, CT. Their hardware is among the highest quality hardware for kitchen or bath cabinets. The manufacturer takes great pride in their craftsmanship and innovative designs with over 2,500 decorative knobs and pulls; separate lines for kitchens, baths, and closets collections; as well as 26 different finishes.  Top Knobs claims to be the “number one manufacturer for decorative knobs and drawer pulls.” Many of the designs in their cabinet hardware collection cannot be found anywhere else, so we believe you will be very pleased with the selections from this manufacturer.


Quality craftsmanship, unique designs, great looks!

Cliffside Industries Online Catalog

Cliffside Industries Ltd. hardware samples have been available at Titus Built for many years and their high quality materials and pricing is an asset to our cabinetry. They are an award-winning, family owned, distributor of their own brand of decorative hardware. Cliffside’s extensive line of cabinet knobs and pulls are available in solid brass, lead crystal, marble, corian, pewter and stainless steel. Their crystal knobs and pulls, novelty hardware pieces, and bath accessories are made or assembled in the United States and distributed from their warehouse and office complex located in Lancaster County, PA. “Our mission is to serve the hardware needs of consumers through our business customers in the kitchen and bath industry with excellent service and ageless, elegant products crafted from high-quality materials.” ~ Cliffside Industries

Check out the cabinetry hardware on Titus Built’s Millwork and Cabinetry Remodeling
projects completed throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut

Whether you choose hardware from one of our in-house samples such as Top Knobs, or another one of our hardware sources, you can be sure that with Titus Built, you know your cabinetry will look beautiful and original.

Click link  In-House Countertop Samples Available at Titus Built, LLC to view some of our countertop samples.

Is the Classic White Kitchen Still in Style?

Classic White Kitchen 1

Are white kitchens still in style?

Just the other day, Lisa M. Smith’s, The Decor Girl Blog, husband asked the same question. Lisa replied, “Honey, a good white kitchen never goes out of style. My only disclaimer is with some of the pebble finish thermafoil cabinets from the 1980′s – they can look tired.” and proceeded to show off some stylish white kitchens which included a couple of Titus Built kitchens. Below are photos of white kitchens created for Titus Built clients’ lifestyle:


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Classic white kitchen with beadboard and vintage style drawer pulls.

Laundry Room Hidden in Kitchen Cabinets(2)

Hidden washer & dryer unit in the kitchen – Your Home. Your Lifestyle.

Classic White Kitchen 5Curved marble backsplash in the kitchen or bathroom adds a level of elegance to the room.

Classic White Kitchen 6

Columns with archway between serving counter and dining room add a touch of elegance and enhances the spacious feeling of the kitchen.

Classic White Kitchen 8Adding a desk to your kitchen creates organization and functuality. Your Home. Your Lifestyle.

Classic White Kitchen 96 burner with griddle commercial ranges continue to be a trend for the kitchen.

We are honored to be included in Lisa’s blog. Below is a link to her recent blog on The Classic White Kitchen:


Whole House Renovation of Waterfront Property in Norwalk, Connecticut

Rowayton Elevations rear Waterfront viewArchitectural Rendering of rear (Waterfront View) of House

Rowayton (Waterfront View) BeforeRear View of Home before Renovation

This waterfront renovation project started during the Spring of 2011 when Jeff Titus, owner of Titus Built, LLC, met with the homeowners to discuss the project. Jeff believes that it is imperative a potential client meets with him to establish a good contractor/client relationship. From the start of the project, our clients have been very excited about the home renovation. To help us visualize their ideas, they tabbed pages in magazines of “wish list” items for us to see:

Wish list item - ceiling
Wish list item - stem shower - no bath
Wish list item - color of siding
Wish list item - Bomanite driveway

After Jeff Titus listened to our clients’ requests, and gave them a preliminary estimate of what the project would cost, they signed off on a Design Concept Agreement. Below are the final Architectural Renderings of this remodel project:
Rowayton Renderings 2
Rowayton Renovations Front

Architectural Rendering of front of House

During the Design-Build process we completed the estimate of cost, contract schedule and plans. Below are the final revision floor plans:


1st Floor Final Revision Floor Plan


2nd Floor Final Revision Floor Plans

3rd Floor Final Revision Floor Plan

Construction Contracts were signed on September 30th and last week we started the demolition of a house on waterfront property in Norwalk, CT. The interior of the home has been completely gutted and this week the roof and ceilings will be demolished to the first floor ceiling. The sunroom will be taken away.

Commencement of demolitionCommencement of Demolition

1st floor demolition
1st floor demolition - kitchen
1st floor demolition - views of soundDemoliton of 1st Floor

Demolition of stairs
2nd floor demolition
2nd floor demolition - 2Demolition of 2nd Floor

3rd floor to be gutted
3rd floor demolitionDemolition of 3rd Floor

When remodeling a home there are so many decisions that need to be made. A few of our clients’ choices/decisions are listed below:

  1. Window Manufacturer: LePage, Marvin or Jeld-Wen – Still up in the air, but leaning towards LePage: http://bit.ly/oFbVkb.
  2. Foam insulation vs fiberglass – Our clients chose foam insulation.
  3. Decorative concrete floors in all bathrooms; options such as finish, color, texture, etc. are still being decided.
  4. Radiant heat “warm tiles” underneath concrete floors.
  5. Our clients purchased antique arched doors and antique parquet floors, imported from France, for the master bedroom.
  6. 7th C (?) Chinese double sided stone – backsplash for dining room bar which will also show through to the powder room.
  7. “Smart House”- Our clients chose remote control: HVAC, lighting, security, webcam and audio visual.

Antique French Glass Pane DoorsFrench Doors with Mirror Panes Imported from France

Antique French Panel DoorsFrench Panel Doors Imported from France
Antique French Parquet FloorsParquet Floors Imported from France
7th C  Chinese double sided stone7th C(?) Chinese Etched Stone

While you stay tuned for updates on this waterfront whole home renovation check out How Smart Homes Work http://bit.ly/oCmO64.

Check out our clients’ before demolition party: Remodeling your home? Why not have a Food Fight Party?

Follow updates on the Waterfront Renovation here: Waterfront Property Renovation Update