Landscaping: Is it time to give your yard some TLC?

Spring is here!  Time to spruce  up your front and rear yards to get ready for those backyard parties.  Kolby Construction can assist you with all your outdoor projects and landscaping needs.


Whether you want to add a new porch, patio, fire-pit, fence, or just add some mulch, bushes, or stone- Kolby Construction can help.

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Need some assistance with a with a fallen tree, or clearing out some dead and over grown or neglected areas, contact the landscaping team at Kolby Construction today!


Kolby Construction is the Charlotte areas premier home renovation and home maintenance contractor.  Contact us today for all your home improvement needs!

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Is it Time to Renovate Your Master Bathroom into a Spa-Like Retreat?

Is it time to update and renovate your master bathroom?  Why not transform it into a spa-like retreat!  Check out our latest bathroom renovation!


Pictured above you will see one side of the new custom tiled shower room with pebble tiled accents and dual shower-heads!


Pictured here is a freestanding soaker-tub positioned in front of a fabulous stone tiled wall!


 We added a transom window to let in the natural light and brighten the bathroom.  Now the homeowners have plenty of light while getting ready in front of their new vanity and custom-made



We added two new transoms in the fabulous shower room and frameless shower glass to finish off the transformation!


A beautiful new vanity with dual sinks, solid surface counter-tops and a custom framed mirror complete the remodel.

If you are ready to update and renovate your bathroom contact Kolby Construction today!

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Kolby Construction Handyman Division Ready to Help!

Do you have a list of handyman items you need completed around your home?   Whether it’s caulking your bathtub, windows, or doors, or replacing rotten wood around your home’s exterior,  Kolby Construction’s handyman division is ready to assist you with all your home repair needs!

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We can help with any of the following home repair items:

1.  Drywall hanging or repair

2. Caulking

3. Painting

4.  Pressure Washing 

5. Leaks: plumbing, roofing . . .etc

6. Furniture Assembling

7. Hanging pictures, blinds, tv’s, curtains, cabinets

8. Wood repairs inside and out

9. Concrete work and repairs

10. Landscaping

11. Fencing 

12. Bathroom/Kitchen repairs

13.  Door/Window repairs

14.  Anything you can think of that you can’t or don’t want to do! 

Don’t delay, Call us today!


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7 Most Popular Remodeling Projects

 It’s the perfect time to tackle your home improvement project list!  Let’s run through the most popular Remodeling Projects:

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1. Screened in Porches

When the weather is so beautiful, it’s the best to have bug free relaxing in a new screened in porch!  Pictured above is a gable-style roof porch with skylights, custom arched panels, and a ceiling with pine beadboard.


2. Front Entry Doors

A simple yet effective way to update and dress up your home is to change your front entry door.  Whether you opt for fiberglass, wood, or metal, the door and glass options are endless!


3.  Custom Exterior Shutters

To go along with your new front entry door, why not really give your house some pop with custom exterior shutters! Pictured above are custom cedar board and batten shutters stained in a walnut color with decorative metal scroll holdbacks.


4. Basement Remodel 

When the heat of summer is in full swing, where can you go for some relief?  Well if you finished that unfinished basement there would be plenty of room for the kids to play! Pictured above is the bar area with a kitchenette . Off to the right a game room and off to the left a media room.  Plenty of space to entertain both parents and kids alike!


5. Kitchen Renovation 

The kids are out of school with friends dropping by, you want to entertain more but are a little embarrassed by your outdated kitchen!  Now is a great time to update and remodel your kitchen…. Pictured above, the client didn’t want to tear out their existing cabinetry, so we remodeled it with new beautiful crown moulding and a fresh coat of paint.  Changing out appliances for new stainless appliances, adding new granite countertops, installing a tiled backsplash, and new hardwood floors, really transformed this kitchen!

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6. Outdoor Patio / Kitchen / Fireplace 

When the evening comes in summer, there is no better place to be than on your newly built outdoor patio, complete with a grilling station and fireplace!  Entertaining is part of summer, so why not get your backyard ready with a beautiful patio stone fireplace!

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7. Bathroom Remodel

Are you tired of your outdated bathroom that is in desperate need of remodeling?  Summer is the best time to tackle your home improvement project list!  Transform your bathroom into a spa-like experience with a large luxury shower or a soaking tub.  Travertine, marble, glass, are all popular choices right now with countless colors, styles, and patterns.  New vanities with granite, marble, or quartz will make you feel like you are in a 5-star hotel.

 Whatever home remodeling project you may be contemplating, Kolby Construction, and its team of professionals would love the opportunity to assist you!  Contact us today to get started on your home improvement project!

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Renovations That Will Help With the Sale of Your Home in 2015

Fall is almost here, and the Charlotte area real estate market appears to be gaining great momentum.  Many homeowner’s who have wanted to sell, but because of the downturn in the housing market over the past few years have waited.  Many feel now is a great time to do so!


We have a several renovation tips to ready your home for sale that will make it more marketable and desirable.  The key is to do just enough to give a buyer inspiration to want the house without breaking the bank.

1) Definitely have your house pressure-washed and the exterior of the home painted as needed to increase its curb appeal.

2) Curb appeal helps sell a house, so landscaping with some hardscapes goes a long way….

3) Replace door hardware with the new updated colors and styles.  Especially the front entrance door!  And if you still have the old gold ones, consider changing out all interior door hardware as well.

4) If your front entrance door is in need of some tlc, changing it out for a newer fiberglass or wood door will go along way…

5) Kitchens: If your kitchen is needing an upgrade, consider replacing the countertops with granite or stone, and adding a new tiled backsplash to really make the kitchen pop.

6) Painting: It’s amazing what a fresh coat of a neutral color palette will do to inspire prospective buyers!

7) Caulking :  Be sure to caulk anywhere that is need of caulking, ie bathtubs, baseboards, crown mouldings, windows, doors…no one wants to see cracking caulk 🙂

8) Lighting:  Be sure that your house is light and bright.  If you have any dark areas, consider changing out light fixtures and possibly adding recessed can lights.

9) Decking:  Be sure to have a fresh coat of stain/sealer on any decking that is looking shabby!

10) Flooring:  Depending on your budget and the price of your home, if you have old carpets, be sure to at least have them professionally cleaned, or even better have the carpet switched for a buyer favorite… hardwoods.

At Kolby Construction we have a team of professionals that would love to assist you with the preparation of getting your home ready for sale!  We can help with any and all of the renovation and remodeling projects that your budget allows for!  Contact us today to get started….

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Bathroom Remodeling Tips from your Bathroom Renovation Experts

Time to Remodel Your Bathroom?

Soon winter will be a distant memory.  It’s time to tackle that list of home improvement projects you’ve started to write down all winter long.  Right now the most popular remodeling project is to update and remodel your bathroom.   Whether you have a small space and simply want to change out tile, vanities, countertops, or you want to expand and renovate some existing space, Kolby Construction can expertly guide you through the process of remodeling your bathroom.

Your bathroom is definitely a room in your home that you want to be comfortable and feel clean and refreshed when you enter.  There are some things to consider when planning out your bathroom renovation.  When you are going to remodel your bathroom using the existing space you have, the goal is to  transform the space into something beautiful and new!  Most older bathrooms have the standard tub/shower, sink/vanity, and of course the water closet.  However, the current trend for a smaller bathroom is to forget about the small bathtub and instead opt for a luxurious custom shower with built in niches, and even tile benches.  Framless glass enclosures now replace shower curtains and tract shower doors for a more modern, clean look.  Subway tiles are now the popular choice for shower walls in all different textures and finishes, from marble to gloss, and a matte stone finish.  Flooring tile options range from mosaic sheets to a new longer blank brick style.  Check out a some pictures from projects we have completed in the Charlotte, NC area that feature the newest trends….

In this bath remodel we utilized the existing footprint but removed the small bathtub and built a luxurious custom tiled shower with marble subway tile, custom soap niche, and a frameless glass showe enclosure. The floor tile features marble tile with a tile rug inlay. New dark stained vanity with a marble countertop sink, and brushed nickel accents throughout.
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This bath features white subway tile on the walls and tub surround with colored glass mosaic accents for that pop of color. Floor features larger plank style tile in a charcoal grey/black.
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The Tile Shop

In this guest bathroom travertine tiles takes center stage with varying sizes of tile throughout the bathroom floor and shower.  Shampoo/soap niches and corner ledges make the shower look beautiful and inviting.  A bowl sink and new vanity complete the fabulous look!

When you are ready to remodel your bathroom, remember a very important tip:  Be sure to work with a qualified general contractor who has a licensed plumber do all the plumbing work in your new bathroom. 

For any questions or more information visit us at:

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Time to Update and Remodel Your Fireplace?

Do you have the old, boring, standard builder fireplace?  Yes it’s clean and nice, but it’s time to transform it to really make it pop!

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Fireplace Before

The current trend in fireplace remodeling is to add some custom cabinetry and stone veneer.  Check out this after picture for some design inspiration!

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Fireplace After

If you are ready to renovate your fireplace / media center, 2014 is the time to get it done!   Kolby Construction would love to help you transform your space into the one of your dreams!

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