Charlotte Remodeler Proves That It’s The Details That Transform A House Into A Home

Posted on | January 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

When it comes to transforming a space, details matter. Details are what make a house a home, and add personality, comfort and beauty. For Don Davis, owner of Davis Properties & Building Co. in Charlotte, there’s no more welcome challenge than building a beautiful, one-of-a-kind space. Don is a general contractor with an eye for design, and he specializes in creating custom remodels that are perfectly suited to his clients. From the kitchen to the bath to outdoor living spaces, North Carolina Design asked Don about how he gets the details right in these coveted spaces of the home.

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Don believes the first step is listening carefully to his clients’ needs. “One of the most important things in this business is being a good listener,” he affirms. “You have to really try to get a good feel for what’s most important to clients, and for what they really want. Listening helps you get the creative juices flowing and come up with one-of-a-kind ways to individualize and personalize a space.”

Don’s priority is always creating a unique and visually compelling space. “We want to help people achieve a “wow factor” in every room that we touch, so that every room is different and nothing feels stale,” Don explains. “We also want to put our own stamp on each project. You can spot a builder’s work just by the details, and we do hope that people can recognize our projects by our finish work.”

Don is able to add original detail thanks in part to his in-house cabinet shop. “We craft our own cabinetry, built-ins and trim work,” he notes. “Crafting these things in-house allows us to control the quality, put our design stamp on them, and offer nice, unique custom features for a lower cost. It also gives us the creative freedom to think outside the box when it comes to personalizing spaces.”

Details can really make a difference in a kitchen, as they add a homey feeling to a utilitarian space. “We often add ‘furniture’ details like table legs and cornice work to our islands to make them stand out,” says Don. “Our cabinets are made in one solid piece, as opposed to several pieces put together, which allows for more joint details and a more custom feel. We often take cabinets all the way up to the ceiling – it adds greater visual impact and makes the room feel taller and larger.”

It’s not just aesthetic details, but usability and convenience that help people feel at home in their kitchens. “We add rollouts in base cabinets so that homeowners don’t have to bend over and reach in,” Don notes. “We use dead space to create a ‘drop zone’ – a 4-inch shallow space that gives homeowners a convenient place to toss their keys and cell phones and charge their electronic devices. People appreciate these little touches.”

When it comes to outdoor spaces, personalization is all about comfort. “It’s about how well you can create a backyard oasis,” Don concedes. “Whether you’re adding an outdoor kitchen, creating an entertainment space or providing a sense of privacy, you really want it to have that intimate, cozy feeling – a little piece of outdoor paradise.”

Don enjoys the fact that each project is one-of-a-kind. “Every job has its own unique challenges. Finding a way to address them keeps you fresh, engaged and thinking.”

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One Response to “Charlotte Remodeler Proves That It’s The Details That Transform A House Into A Home”

  1. Landscape Lighting Resources
    January 6th, 2015 @ 12:32 PM

    The house is stunning. Great work (needless to say). It is refreshing to see someone who values exactly what their clients want so much. Thanks for sharing!

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