24 Oct Remodeling the Majestic
Remodeling The Majestic
Remodeling The Majestic was an easy decision, even though it’s very rare for a model to be remodeled, In fact, usually builders sell their model quickly and move onto building another one. However, Paul Homes has a Majestic model on busy Cape Coral Parkway that is highly visible, Therefore, instead of selling it, they decided to remodel. Moreover, they have sold more than 100 Majestic models over the past eight years for people all over Southwest Florida.
However, the Majestic Model was beginning to look dated and old-fashioned. Therefore, the team decided it was time to make a change. In fact, they spent eight weeks remodeling the model. “You take something with a little bit of age and make it look beautiful again”, said Bob Knight, president of Paul Homes. “It’s amazing how things change in eight years.”
REMODELING THE MAJESTIC: A Huge Undertaking
There was a lot to do in remodeling The Majestic. The interior of this Mediterranean style home was ready for an up-to-date. For example, removing the pillars and an archway leading from the entry to the family room. In addition, removing plant shelves built into the upper walls in the family room, master bedroom, and guest room. As a result of the removal of the plant shelves, the family room has a more open look.
REMODELING THE MAJESTIC: The Re-imagined Model
They also removed the built-in television/entertainment center. The 60” flat screen was installed directly on the wall with a smaller table underneath. “Since TVs have become flat and not heavy, you can hang it like a picture”, Knight explains. More changes included replacing the rounded corners on the walls with modern straight corners. Also, new wood-like tile replaced the current flooring. Then, they replaced old furnishings with modern pieces.
LED lights replaced out-dated lights. In the kitchen, they replaced the cabinets and installed stainless-steel appliances. The island was lowered and beautiful bar seats were added. Near the garage entrance, they added a small drop zone for keys, jackets, and other belongings.
In the master suite, 8’ doors were installed leading to the master bathroom. In addition, the large soaking tub was replaced with a freestanding smaller bathtub. Also, they replaced the tile, and the sinks went from oval to square shape. An etched glass image separating the shower from the tub was replaced with clean glass. Beautiful solid doors replaced bi-fold doors leading to the closets.
One of the guest bedrooms is now decorated as a den. The second guest room is the only place left with a plant shelf giving people a glimpse of what that looks like. In the kitchen, a breakfast nook by the window overlooks the lanai and a dining area. A new concrete table with benches, along with the pool and spa, invites entertaining outdoors.
President Bob Knight, says his reasoning behind remodeling the Majestic is location, location, location. “Normally we don’t keep models this long, but it’s the location,” Knight explained. “For us this land is so prolific. Look at the traffic out there. Where else would we go?”
The Majestic features three-bedrooms, two-baths and a three-car garage, with an option to add a third bathroom. In addition, the home spans 2,307 square feet under air and 3,409 square feet of total living space.
Discovering The Majestic
Tom and Lovelyn Robbins of California decided they were going to retire in Florida, “We took a week and looked in Daytona, the Villages, Vero Beach, and Cape Coral. Then, they stopped at several areas looking for homes. Fortunately, they ended up on Cape Coral Parkway and noticed a home with flags out front that read, ‘Paul Homes’.
As they entered The Majestic model, they experienced the ‘WOW’ factor! In fact, it was then and there they decided this was the model they would build. . Tom recalls, “They were so accommodating, We never heard the word ‘no’. It was an awesome experience building with Paul Homes.
REMODELING THE MAJESTIC: Clients look for new and exciting changes
Knight says most of his clients are looking for a more modern sleek look. Therefore, the interior now reflects a more contemporary ambiance. “We knew we needed to change it to a more modern look,” Knight concluded. “It is a model that was remodeled.”
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Article taken from The News-Press, Sunday Real Estate section, October 21, by Andrea Stetson