LAUREN MAKK, celebrity designer and host of TLC’s Emmy Award winning Trading Spaces and A&E’s Drill Team, was coming to Atlanta in late 2012 to film an episode of the Drill Team the show. The show’s producers searched the web for an Atlanta contractor when they came across the website for Chandlee and Sons Construction Company. Upon making contact with company founders Jim Chandlee and Seth Chandlee, A&E hired this design-build commercial construction firm as the contractor for this residential remodel project.
The scope of the project for the thirty minute reality show was the complete remodel of a kitchen and adjoining spaces. Lauren had created a fresh, modern plan that transformed the function of the kitchen and look of it and the adjoining family room.
The focal point in the kitchen design was a curved wall and bar that was topped with a solid piece of granite chosen for its unique pattern. The plan included the addition of a glass backsplash, ceramic tile flooring to replace the old wood floors, and a paint color scheme designed to brighten and give the illusion that the kitchen and adjoining family room were larger. Lauren added a custom-built wine refrigerator as a surprising touch for the homeowners that the Chandlee crew installed in the new kitchen island.
This beautiful transformation left the client extremely satisfied and happy with Lauren’s design and the work of Jim and Seth and the crew from Chandlee and Sons Construction Company.
Lauren had this to say about her experience in Atlanta with Chandlee and Sons, “I have managed thousands of home remodels in my career, but my experience working with Chandlee and Sons has been the single-handed best time ever! I came to Atlanta by way of LA to work on a huge project, and I had no viable resources here. It’s one thing to find a good contractor. It’s another to find a good contractor that I could not only work with, but more importantly – trust! Then God sent me Jim and Seth Chandlee! The entire crew is smart, professional, courteous and incredible at what they do; and they treated me and my clients’ home with the utmost respect and care. We set a goal for the completion of the project and they not made it, but super exceeded my expectations by a mile! They were so much fun to work with. I was looking for ways to break things around the rest of the house just so the good times would never end!”
Lauren Makk lives in Hawaii and is available for design consultation and projects at her website: laurenmakk.com. Chandlee and Sons Construction Company is a design-build, retail, commercial and light industrial contracting firm that offers architectural, engineering, design and contracting services located in Alpharetta, Georgia at 1050 Nine North Drive, Suite D.