OUR REMODEL CENTER

We purchased this house back in 2016 because of the prime location just outside The Villages in the growing Orange Blossom Hills development. Being somewhat of an eye sore, we began sketching ideas for a signature "DEMETRI" renovation. We thought of this and that and tried this and that again, ultimately settling on a custom Southern-Industrial-Coastal-Mediterranean design that is a mouthful but speaks to our heritage and family values. 

The process began just like your favorite HGTV show....

DEMO DAYYY!

DEMO DAYYY!

Being that it's demo day, we definitely needed to tear down a wall or two! The living room got opened up and so did the kitchen, of course. We Stripped off the drywall and pulled out the old insulation. As is expected with a reno like this, we ran into our share of "problems."

The best time to handle such issues is obviously at stud stage, so we diverted course to repairs before we buttoned everything back up. 

Looking at the blank canvas, we were able to cement some of our ideas and prepare ourselves and this house for the next phase of operation Demetri Homes & Remodeling Center Renovation. 

What's all the buzz about??

Early one morning while talking with the crew, a faint hum was heard from the side of the building​. Thinking it was something with equipment of some kind, I took a peak around the corner. To my surprise, a swarm of honey bees were hard at work, doing whatever honey bees do in their spare time. 

As lovers of the Earth and all her creatures, we immediately called in the professionals to come safely relocate our new friends because we've got a job to do. However, one could argue that their job is far more important than ours. 

Early one morning while talking with the crew, a faint hum was heard from the side of the building​. Thinking it was something with equipment of some kind, I took a peak around the corner. To my surprise, a swarm of honey bees were hard at work, doing whatever honey bees do in their spare time. 

As lovers of the Earth and all her creatures, we immediately called in the professionals to come safely relocate our new friends because we've got a job to do. However, one could argue that their job is far more important than ours. 

To make it in this business, you've got to have friends. Let me tell you, we've got the BEST friends! Some of us go way back, some of us have just recently met, but we've got each others' back and we look out for our people! We cannot accurately express our gratitude for the trade contractors that consistently go above and beyond for us and our customers. It is a joy to work with them regularly but even more fun when it's on our personal project! 

It's what's inside that counts.

Sometimes, you just have to knock down some walls and yank the ceiling out. This isn't just a face lift, it's a full on rehab with no cut corners. If we are going to do something, we're going to do it right, period. 

Sometimes, you just have to knock down some walls and yank the ceiling out. This isn't just a face lift, it's a full on rehab with no cut corners. If we are going to do something, we're going to do it right, period. 

When the place is completely open, so are the options. We didn't want to just do what everyone else does, we wanted to be different and bring our own flare to a rather routine market. White cabinets and farm sinks are all the rage, but we decided to mix it up and add grey lowers for the peninsula so as to draw some distinction

in an otherwise narrow galley kitchen. 

When the place is completely open, so are the options. We didn't want to just do what everyone else does, we wanted to be different and bring our own flare to a rather routine market. White cabinets and farm sinks are all the rage, but we decided to mix it up and add grey lowers for the peninsula so as to draw some distinction

in an otherwise narrow galley kitchen. 

Chip & Jo would be proud

Though it would have probably been subway tiles, I figured SHIPLAP TILE would be the best of both worlds. In the master, we went with a larger format tile with a deep grain pattern and an accent tile with a metallic feel in order to tie in the plumbing pipe fixtures and details. 

GET OUTSIDE!

We're no stranger to lanai enclosures, nor to room additions, so it only made sense for us to add one to our Remodel Center. In keeping with our hyphenated-elongated style description, we came up with this design. 

It wouldn't be very "Demetri" of us to just build a porch, now would it? The rough-sawn cedar post wraps were not enough, we needed to go a step further. Tongue and groove ceilings are all the rage now, but that wasn't enough either. 

You can't do one without the other. In The Villages, you can't drive a block without seeing the most intricate and beautiful landscaping, raised beds, rock features and hardscapes that rival Disney himself. We couldn't skip such important details on our Remodel Center so we called our friends with the green thumbs and stone stacking skills to help us match the exterior to the new interior.