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.
FROM OPEN EMPTY ROOM TO FUNCTIONAL SPACE
A third floor in Webster Groves was transformed from one open space into three functional rooms for a growing family. The new space is now the perfect bedroom for the two boys of the family. Dad’s home office now sits at the top of the stairs so he has some quiet space tucked away from the rest of the house. The highlight of this beautiful renovation is the modern bathroom with black and gold accents throughout.
Home Builders Association Remodeling Project of the Year – Bathroom Winner
A HOME MAKEOVER ON THE HILL
Stunning transformation on the Hill. This beautiful home had the ultimate makeover. The kitchen expanded and received all new cabinetry, tile and fixtures. The new design is not only pretty it also holds a new beverage center and functionality to make cooking and entertaining a breeze. The back of the home received a large addition that made room to a new living space with box beam ceilings, a master suite with a sitting room, a walk-in closet and spacious bathroom. To keep the existing home charm the original brick exterior wall remained a showcase in the home as a beautiful arch doorway to the new spaces.
Home Builders Association Project of the Year – Overall Renovation Winner
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.
ELEGANCE AT ITS FINEST
After building their home over 30 years ago, a south city couple reached out to Aleto asking for a luxurious makeover to their 1980’s bathroom. The old corner jacuzzi tub and small corner shower were removed to make way for a lovely, more modern soaking tub and roomier shower. The shower features marble accent tile and draws your eye to the soft gold fixtures. Each owner has their own vanity space with plenty of storage under. A lovely marble stone took its place on the floor, shower walls and wainscoting. A top the wainscoting a marble chair rail shows no detail was left out. The showstopper in this new space is the beautiful marble backsplash and gold accents throughout the bathroom. To make this special retreat even more spa-like the homeowners chose a soft green paint that is both relaxing and easy on the eyes.
To extend their living spaces these homeowners looked toward their backyard. With careful planning we were able to deliver a relaxing retreat that provided a comfortable place to enjoy morning coffee and entertain friends throughout the day.
A LIGHTER, BRIGHTER KITCHEN
Our clients wanted to bring their dated 1980s kitchen cabinets into the 21st century. One of the two homeowners loved the wood crown molding and wood accents, but the other one dreamed of more cabinet space and an open, airy feel. Aleto’s designers were able to bring both visions together. We increased the wall cabinetry from 30” to 42” by removing the soffit. The crown molding was carefully removed, preserved and rehung in its new space. The cabinets showcase a beautiful crown, following the home’s overall theme, while atop the cabinets, the original crown molding is illuminated to create an even more dramatic effect.
The new perimeter cabinetry lightened up the space while a darker glaze on the cabinets tied into the existing island colors. To dress up the cabinetry, each exposed end received decorative end panels to elevate the design. The quartzite countertops gave light and a depth to the kitchen that the space had previously lacked. A modern, arabesque tile replaced old, tired travertine. The desk area received the same beautiful cabinets and countertop as the rest of the kitchen, but with the addition of beautiful glass cabinet doors. Aleto added lighting to the interior of the cabinet to showcase the homeowners décor.
Home Builders Association Remodeling Project of the Year – Kitchen Winner
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
OPENING SPACES IN STL HILLS FOR COMFORT AND STYLE
An already gorgeous mid-century modern home gave a great base for starting this stunning project. The old lanai was in perfect condition with its screened in room and terrazzo floors. But, St. Louis being what it is, the room wasn’t getting as much use as it could. The homeowners had an idea to remove the interior walls that separated the main home and the lanai to create additional living space when they entertain or have a movie night as family. The exterior screens were taken out and replaced with new windows and screens to update the look and protect the room from outdoor elements. The old skylights were removed and replaced with 7 new skylights with solar shades to let the light in or block the suns warmth come summers’ heat. The interior doorways and walls were removed and replaced with structural beams and supports so that we could leave the space as open and airy as possible. Keeping the original flooring in both rooms we were able to insert new wood to seamlessly match the old in the spaces where walls once stood. The highlight of this home is the fireplace. We took a single fireplace and created a double-sided gas fireplace. Now the family can enjoy a warm fire from both sides of the house. .
ROOM FOR INSPIRATION
As the pandemic hit many of our homeowners found themselves home more often and spending more time on their hobbies. This homeowner in Tower Grove took to her creative side and asked us to construct a Pottery Studio for her. Pairing her design eye with ours we developed a plan to create an open, light filled studio that would surely give her energy and get the creativity flowing. Now she can create her beautiful art without leaving her home.
Home Builders Association Project of the Year – Misc. Project Winner
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.
FUNCTIONALITY AND BEAUTY
A Des Peres home had a kitchen that wasn’t as bright or as functional as the new homeowners needed. They called upon Aleto asking for a facelift to their space so that they can cook and entertain guests in a more inviting space. The two tone cabinets and an island with a breakfast bar were top of the “must go” list. Working with the homeowners we were able to not only brighten their space by adding new, lighter cabinetry, but also worked with them to remove wing walls to create even more visual space. Working around an existing refrigerator we were able to create a built-in look and offer deeper than normal countertop on the same wall which affords the homeowners an extra 6″ of counterspace for small appliances. Wrapping around the corner is beautiful glass cabinetry and a beverage refrigerator. The spacious island gives space for four people to sit comfortably and holds the sink and appliances. Atop the island and perimeter cabinets is a gorgeous quartz countertop that adds brightness to the space. The marble herringbone backsplash draws your eye with its captivating pattern and colors. Everything was carefully thought out for cooking, baking and entertaining so everything has a place in this kitchen. Now this stately home has the kitchen has been calling for.
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.
Home Builders Association Project of the Year – Kitchen Winner
OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW
An adorable home on the Hill was calling for an updated kitchen and bathroom. Working with the homeowner we redesigned the new spaces to offer functional space for both storage and entertaining. When renovating the existing addition on the back of the home, we noticed the current addition was falling off. We jumped right in and redesigned and delivered a safe new addition to become home to the new bathroom, extending the mudroom for more spacious space and was even able to install a stackable washer drawer cabinet for first floor access. The hardwood flooring was extended into the space so it looks as though it had always been there.
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.