bathroom remodeling

Project Spotlight: A Spa-Like Master Bathroom Remodel in Phoenix, AZ

This Phoenix, AZ couple wanted to transform their master bathroom into a spa-like retreat where they could unwind and relax from their busy lives, and they are not alone in this growing trend of creating spa-like retreats at home.

Read more

Top 5: Most Popular Hochuli Photos on Houzz in 2014

One of the most reliable tests in gauging people's interest, when it comes to measuring what is popular in home design, is their quick gut response to what they see.  In todays' quickly changing world of online postings and ideas, when someone saves a remodeling photo on Houzz to an ideabook, after browsing through many photos and clicking Save, they are telling us what they like.

With that in mind, we put together Hochuli Design & Remodeling Team's; Top 5 most popular photos that were added to ideabooks in 2014. The spaces span all syles and rooms: kitchens - bathrooms - wine cellar - foyer entry, from Tuscan to Modern to Classic and Timeless. Which one grabs your attention most?  Are any of these saved to your ideabook?

#5:  The 5th most saved remodeling photo uploaded is a wine cellar completed in Phoenix, AZ. An under-utilized storage closet was transformed in to a climate controlled wine cellar complete with wine bottle & glass storage racking, split-face stone on the walls, travertine tile flooring, and LED rope lighting for accent.

Climate controlled wine cellar constructed in closet located under the stairs. Design & Remodeling by Hochuli
Phoenix, AZ Wine Cellar


#4:  The 4th most saved remodeling picture uploaded and saved to ideabooks is a nice, custom walk-in shower that includes multiple shower head locations, his & her oversized shower niches, and a wonderful Travertine tile design installed. This shower, and master bathroom remodel, was completed in Phoenix, AZ.

Master Bathroom Design & Remodeling in Phoenix, AZ
Master Bathroom Remodel in Phoenix, AZ


#3:  The 3rd most saved Hochuli remodel picture uploaded and saved is a classic kitchen design and remodel completed in Scottsdale, AZ.  Previously a small, boxed-in, kitchen from the 70's, walls were removed to create this large open concept kitchen which includes white cabinets, an elegant granite countertop, stainless steel appliances, travertine stone backsplash, and engineered hardwood flooring.

Scottsdale, AZ Kitchen Design & Remodeling with White Cabinets, Granite Countertops and Wood Flooring
Kitchen Remodel - Scottsdale, AZ


#2:  The runner-up for 2014 is a one of a kind powder bathroom.  This bathroom design was left to be a surprise for the homeowners; their request was, "wow us with your talent."  Mission accomplished, as they were completely thrilled with the completed bathroom.  (which they did not peak at during construction).  The bathroom is finished with white inset cabinets that include unique rope handles, quartz countertops with Kohler vessel sink and Kohler wall mount fixture, reclaimed (real) hardwood planks installed as the backsplash, a fisherman's wharf type light fixture, and of course the round port-hole type mirror with rope hanger.  This bathroom has been nicknamed "The Boardwalk Bathroom", which is fitting for it's location on the beach front in San Diego.

Bathroom Design & Remodeling with White Inset Cabinet, Quartz Countertops, and Barnwood Backsplash
Powder Bathroom Design & Remodeling


And #1: Drum roll please....... The most saved Hochuli Design & Remodeling Team photo uploaded in 2014 is a Best of Houzz Award winner for Design with over 4000 saves to ideabooks.  The completed Phoenix, AZ project features custom iron stair railings, solid slab travertine stair treads with split-face travertine on the stair risers, custom iron door and window to the new wine cellar room, and new LED walk-way lighting.  This project was selected, and included in a an article featuring "Key Measurements for a Heavenly Stairway"

Award Winning Wine Cellar and Stairway Design & Remodeling in Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ Wine Cellar


Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Houzz for more home and decorating tips, and to add photos to your ideabooks.

Contact us today to discuss your project

Check out our website for more information about how we make remodeling an enjoyable experience, and start daydreaming in our Galleries with pictures of Kitchens, Bathrooms, Room Additions, and Other Projects.

Read more

Project Spotlight: A Classic Scottsdale Design-Build Bathroom

A Classic Scottsdale Bathroom Remodel

Scottsdale, AZ Master Bathroom "Before"

When Scottsdale homeowners Jenny and Ross bought their 1977-built home, they had to look past the dated materials and claustrophobic drop ceilings to see the home’s true potential. It appeared as though the previous owners had not updated one aspect of the home since the day it was built.

Upon purchase, they planned to completely remodel their new-to-them home before they ever moved in. That’s when they contacted us; a Scottsdale home remodeling company.

One area we remodeled was the master bathroom, and it definitely needed some love and attention. While the wall color and cabinetry, carpeting and drop ceiling were all typical Master Bathroom in Scottsdale, AZfeatures for a 70s home, by today’s standards it made the room feel dated and closed in. In addition to updating the room aesthetically, a bigger issue needed addressed: poor space management. The room had plenty of square footage, but the original layout just did not function well.

Before we began, we sat down with Jenny and Ross to get their input of what they wanted for their Scottsdale Design-Build Bathroom. Jenny shared her ideas with us, and after talking with her, it wasn’t hard to see her vision for the space. Her goal was to have a classic bathroom – one that would stay relevant for years to come. She also had a clear picture of the type of materials she wanted to use, particularly marble. Once we knew Jenny and Ross’ goals for the space, we got to work on the interior design, layout, space planning, and special features.

Master Bathroom in Scottsdale, AZ

To create better flow and open up the room, we removed the arch that separated the tub area from the rest of the room and raised the ceilings. Above the drop ceilings we found electrical and plumbing that needed to be relocated.

During demolition we also found some rot in the shower stall, which is something we expected with a house that hadn’t been renovated in nearly 40 years.

The previous shower was a small 2’ by 2’ box,Master Bathroom in Scottsdale, AZ

so we removed the tub and used that additional space for a much larger walk-in shower. Inside the shower, white porcelain subway tiles were used to give a clean, classic look Jenny wanted (and they aren’t all that expensive, either). Little touches, including the addition of a corner seat and nooks, were framed into the shower.

To maintain a classic, timeless look, neutral-colored materials were incorporated throughout the room. Marble was used on the floor and countertop, accentuated by black cabinetry – and a basket-weave pattern was designed with tile into the floor to elongate the room and provide a focal point.

Jenny loves her new master bathroom, and withMaster Bathroom in Scottsdale, AZ the addition of a few accessories,she was able to change the feel of the space without sacrificing the timeless, classic look she wanted from this space.

Are you ready to work with a Design Build Contractor and home remodeling experts to create a luxurious bathroom remodel in your Scottsdale home? Contact us at (602) 451-0323 or

Contact us today to discuss your project

Check out our website for more information about how we make remodeling an enjoyable experience, and start daydreaming in our Galleries with pictures of Kitchens, Bathrooms, Room Additions, and Other Projects.



Read more