Weeks & Mitchell Construction Remodeling The East Valley, One Happy Client At A Time
June 1, 2018
It’s your business by Wendy Bates
First, they have a centralized design center on the corner of 48th and Ray in Ahwatukee. Clients have access to material and digital samples, providing inspiration and selections with professional guidance.
In addition to the showroom, Weeks & Mitchell provides a free, customized estimate, which includes a realistic rendering of the completed concept that allows views from all angles. Client-specific dimensions are input into a software program, where things such as walls, islands, and cabinets can be added, deleted, or manipulated. This provides a visual overview that’s to scale, so clients can perceive the spatial relationships between fixtures and structures in a mathematically relevant space that accounts for every view. There is also a full-time designer on staff to assist in materials selection, color palette preferences, and more.
Principal Designer, Jason Miller, comments on the direction of remodeling, “Currently, design trends are changing due to shifts of focus. Trends in our area of the valley are being referred to as Desert Contemporary style, which still allows for a comfortable feel. We’re starting to see the natural and neutral colors come in strong. Beige and gray with hints of creams and off-whites are becoming more appealing to homeowners. Visual textures are also making their comeback with textured tiles and simple textile prints.”
He also explained that bathroom classics are seeing a mix of elements as well. For example, a tasteful refined stone floor tile can be paired with an elegant linen tile. In kitchens, it’s not uncommon to incorporate ceiling beams and a fabricated hood vent, which lend the space a custom feel. Larger format tiles are also making their way into the design arena in all areas of the home. The standard square tiles are making an exit, with rectangular filling that gap. A large 24” x 48” tile has become more appealing due to less grout lines and a minimalist appearance.
As far as tips for a homeowner who is about to renovate, Weeks & Mitchell offers some suggestions. “Be as organized as possible in preparation of the remodel. Remodel work is messy and always involves dust, so be realistic about your expectations during the project. Also, learn to expect the unexpected (change orders, architectural drawings, permits, material back order delays, etc). More importantly, in the grand scheme of life, a remodel is really just a short-lived project. Remember that your contractor will be working hard to manage the various moving parts of the remodel in order to minimize changes to the schedule. He or she will be just as anxious to have the work completed. Hang in there as it will be worth it in the end.”
Their unique team of highly-qualified professionals are here to serve clients in the east and south valley areas with total home remodels, kitchen and bathroom renovations, and additions. For more on Weeks & Mitchell, visit www.weeksandmitchell.com, call 480-961-8995, or stop by the Ray and 48th location.
Originally published in the June 2018 issue of Ocotillo Living.