CUSTOM RENOVATIONS

SEE 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.

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.

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.

 

 

 

BACKYARD ENHANCEMENT

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.

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 WITH SOPHISTICATION AND GRACE

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.

 

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.

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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