CUSTOM RENOVATIONSSEE YOUR VISION THROUGH OUR EYES
REIMAGINE, REPURPOSE, RENEW and REINVENT
Lives evolve and change. When your space needs to grow with you, bring your vision to Aleto and see what it looks like through our eyes. We have the skill, imagination and passion—all we need is your vision to bring it all together into spectacular reality.
A LUXURIOUS COMPLETE RENOVATION
An area architect called Aleto for a whole-house renovation of his vintage 1915 converted two-family home. We sourced custom cabinetry throughout from Amish craftsmen in rural Missouri. New custom staircases were built and the woodwork was refinished or custom matched original woodwork through the house. Of the many updates and fine finishes Aleto brought to this unique project, we are particularly proud of the custom master shower, known as “the carwash” due to the number and size of its sprayers.
UPGRADED BATH FOR AN UPSIZING FAMILY
A couple in Chesterfield was expecting twins and needed to remodel two and a half bathrooms that were vintage 1980s style. We got the call in the third trimester and quickly designed and delivered a trio of modern bathrooms with top-shelf finishes that are ready for anything twin toddlers can throw their way.
2018 Best in American Living, Silver Award Winner
A MODERN KITCHEN FOR A CLASSIC HOME
A Ladue family had seen enough of their 1970s kitchen that never seemed to fit in their classic and stately colonial home. Without changing the footprint or affecting the rest of the lovely home, Aleto delivered on the owner’s vision of a sleek, modern, super-functional kitchen that the grand house had always deserved.
AN INVITING SUNROOM – WITH SOMETHING EXTRA
An addition that connected a South County home’s kitchen and pool area, this sunroom was a custom design that conformed to the specific space available, maximizing windows and natural light throughout. It also involved moving a load-bearing wall, but that’s all in a day’s work for Aleto. In a thoughtful touch, Aleto also pulled the flooring all the way through the kitchen, tying the entire space together in a subtle but compelling way. We completed the project while the family was on vacation, so they came home from one wonderful experience only to walk into another.
THE FINISHING TOUCHES TO AN ALREADY GREAT ROOM
An elaborate home theater in an Imperial home’s basement was already an inviting place where one could get lost in a great movie or important game, but it wasn’t quite complete. The owner asked Aleto to add the finishing touches with a bathroom and gun safe, and some sophisticated finishes in the form of polished concrete floors and a charming tin ceiling. The centerpiece of the project is a stately brick archway connecting two rooms, improving both flow and style.
SOUTH CITY BATHROOMS
A South City homes bathrooms and laundry room were starting to show their age. The homeowners wanted to update their spaces with new brushed nickel bathroom fixtures, granite counter tops, functional cabinetry and new tile floors. The master bathroom was visually made larger by lowering a full height wall between the vanity and toilet. This lead the eye to the stunning new shower surround with a glass shower door. The vanity and sink were made more functional by moving the sink to the center of the counter allowing maximum space on either side of the sink and two sets of drawers for the owners individual items.
A family in Webster Groves expanded their floorplan by adding this spacious family room. The beautiful stone fireplace and exposed beam are gorgeous centerpieces that pull the room together.
MASTER BATH REIMAGINED
Our clients came to us with an out of date bathroom in their South County home. They knew they wanted their remodel to eliminate the existing garden tub and separate shower, just weren’t sure how to do it. They worked with our designers to create a huge walk in shower fitted with an adjustable rain head shower and handheld combo. The shower walls were lined with stacked white subway tile that gives a clean sharp look. A seamless glass shower wall allows full view into the open shower while a large open window was replaced with beautiful glass blocks to obscure the views into the space while allowing for maximum natural light.
Remodeling Project of the Year – Bathroom Award Winner from the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri
BIGGER, SMARTER KITCHEN
A couple living in the Central West End in St. Louis wasn’t enjoying cooking in their kitchen very much. They needed something bigger, something smarter, and something from the 21st century. The biggest challenge was figuring out how to move walls to bring their vision to life. When they called Aleto to help them make their vision a reality, they worked with our designers to find a smart solution in the removal of the wall between kitchen and dining room. The new open space felt natural and connected, the perfect place to rebuild the perfect modern kitchen.
Remodeling Project of the Year – Kitchen Award Winner from the Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri
Best In American Living Award – Kitchen Award Winner from the National Association of Home Builders
BRINGING THE MASTER DOWN
A new client from Olivette brought an interesting challenge to us. She loved her two-story home, but had reached a point in her life where she preferred a master-down option that it lacked. She needed some outside-the-box thinking to create a lavish, first-floor master suite from scratch – something truly spectacular that would put the original master suite upstairs to shame. Aleto worked out a plan to convert two drab and uninteresting adjoining bedrooms into the master suite of her dreams. We reconfigured the architecture to provide a sumptuous, open master bedroom with a large reach-in closet and cozy reading nook, making it an inviting retreat right off the most active parts of the home. The icing on the cake, however, was the en-suite bathroom. Featuring a generous vanity, dressing table and chandelier lighting, the bath’s most inviting feature was the luxury shower. Bench seating and multiple shower heads made the master bath into a personal spa.
LEAVING THE TEAL TILE BEHIND
A couple from the North Hampton Neighborhood called upon Aleto to help transform their hall bathroom into a bright, cheery space. The walls that once were covered in heavy, dark teal tile now adorn a brighter more modern chevron tile that not only illuminates the space but lengthens it as well. The time period and charm of the home were kept intact by reusing the original stained glass window and hardware. Built in cabinetry and shelving give this bathroom a touch of interest and elegance that the old linen closet lacked.
TRANSFORMING A BASEMENT INTO AN ENTERTAINMENT SPACE
A Chesterfield couple wanted to create a wonderful space to entertain and relax when their family was in town; so they looked to transform their basement into the perfect spot. The living room was extended to open the space and an existing fireplace updated to give the space a more modern look. A new dressing room adjoins a beautifully renovated bathroom. An inviting home theater was added to give the family a place to watch their favorite movies together. And, a theater wouldn’t be complete without a concessions area for the family’s favorite beverages and snacks.
OPENING WALLS TO A BETTER KITCHEN
With dated linoleum floors and a layout that wasn’t quite perfect for cooking elegant meals, this kitchen’s homeowners called Aleto looking for an updated kitchen in both appearance and functionality. Working with Aleto’s designers the homeowners decided that an open floorplan would help bring light into their space and give them more room to get creative with their kitchen work triangle. A wall was removed between the kitchen and living room areas making the space feel whole and connected. A beverage center replaced what was an underutilized desk area in a location that doesn’t disrupt the chef when guests are thirsty. The overall finished kitchen is beautiful, functional and inviting– just what the South County house and homeowners deserve.
A SINGLE STORY ADDITION WITH THE WOW FACTOR
A Southwest Garden home expanded its footprint while improving the homes functionality and existing beauty. This home addition included a master bathroom with luxury zero entry shower and jaw dropping contemporary finishes. The laundry room was brought to the first floor to provide homeowners ease of their daily tasks in a functional yet elegant setting. A large living space gives the family a place to entertain and relax while the room is flooded with natural lighting. The homeowners chose a siding with a gorgeous pop of red to play off the colors in their homes brickwork.
A NEW KITCHEN WITH A VIEW
These homeowners came to Aleto with a vision of giving their Lindenwood Park kitchen more function with thoughtfully placed cabinetry, the addition of an island and something special to create a spectacular view from one end of their house to the other. Working with our designers they created a beautiful archway in the kitchen that mimics the homes original archways throughout the home giving the perfect view from backdoor to the front stained glass windows without losing the old home charm. Their kitchen was completely gutted and replaced with beautiful neutral tones throughout. We pulled the same cabinetry into the adjacent porch for a cohesive feel to connect the spaces as one. Left with a new bright a functional space the homeowners are ready for entertaining once again.
A NEW DORMER, REDESIGNED BASEMENT AND THREE BATHROOM UPGRADE
A family with growing children in Lindenwood Park called upon Aleto to give their home an upgrade in space and in functionality. With the thought to give everyone a place of their own the renovation included a basement redesign to include a new bathroom with deluxe shower and added storage, separate laundry and storage areas, an office for dad and a playroom for the children. The first floor bathroom awes guests with elegant marble floors, a walk-in shower, and classic finishes. A second story dormer was added to expand the kid’s bedrooms and give them their own bathroom with plenty of storage. A skylight brings light into the second floor foyer that adjoins the new spaces creating a unique space for creativity and fun.
THESE ARE ONLY THE BEGINNING
While these projects may give you an idea of what Aleto can do, they probably aren’t exactly what you have in mind for your renovation—but that’s only because we haven’t spoken yet. Contact us now, what you see in your mind’s eye today may be the featured project on this page tomorrow.
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