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Reno with the Flow

Glowing Up Year after Year with Perennial’s Pros

Article by Nicole Browning

Photography by Matthew J Capps Business Image Services

Originally published in Loveland Lifestyle

When the door of Karen and Brian Robinson’s home opens, the first thing that greets you is a delightfully warm smile from Karen and two very excited cocker spaniels. The home itself welcomes you inside with enthusiasm that you’re here, ready to charm you with every thoughtful detail. This home was made to entertain, each room beckoning with allure as you walk through the front door, past the dining room and into the spacious kitchen.

Through the backdoor of the kitchen you’ll find a deck that’s a small oasis right here in Loveland. This stunning outdoor installment, the perfect complement to the in-ground pool, was carefully crafted a few years ago by Perennial Professional Services, a local company founded in 1987 that provides indoor and exterior remodeling and construction. “Originally I heard about Perennial through a friend who used them for an outdoor porch area,” Karen recalls on choosing them for her deck project. After such a wonderful first-time experience, when the Robinsons decided last summer to remodel their kitchen and update their first floor (rather than sell their home), they returned to Perennial. Then, earlier this year, when they decided it was time to update the master bath and a smaller bathroom upstairs—well, you can guess who they decided to call. 

And Karen isn’t the only returning customer. “Most customers end up being repeaters … doing on average three projects with us,” says Adam Kidwell, Perennial’s Project Designer. And it’s easy to understand why. Karen and Brian’s new kitchen is pristine, and the small touches added to the adjoining rooms ensured everything worked together to create a cohesive living space. Fixtures were updated to contemporary counterparts, and a fresh coat of paint throughout created a refined feel.

The other part of what makes working with Perennial so satisfying? The people. “Since it’s the same group of guys who always comes out, I’ve gotten to know them really well,” Karen smiles. About 90% of the Perennial crew working at a jobsite are company employees—not subcontractors—their practice is to never send anyone who they wouldn’t feel comfortable working in their own homes. 

“I have to give a shout-out to Scott Fredricks,” she adds enthusiastically, talking about her new master bath. “When they were putting the shower together and following a basic design, he came up with the idea of having a little ledge on the side.” This ledge backs up directly behind the stunning bathtub, a perfect perch for a glass of wine while enjoying a hot soak.

“That’s part of doing business with us,” Adam promises. “We’re going to take care of it all, even the little things.” 

PerennialProfessionalServices.com | 851 Wards Corner, Loveland | 513.683.7222

Design help? Karen had that, too, tapping Nicole Russell of Lauren Alexandra Interiors to balance the work completed by Perennial, helping create that modern design with material selections and gorgeous finishing touches.  

Decked-Out Backyard
Whether you’re drying off after a dip in the pool or gathering around the table for dinner from the grill, this deck is a homeowner’s dream. With a beautiful stone fireplace and covered space, it’s highly functional—come rain, shine or cool autumn weather.

Classy Master Bath
Perennial took something as ordinary as a bathroom and made it magical with stunning marble tile and beautiful gold finishes in the Robinsons’ new master bath. From a spacious glass shower to his-and-hers vanities, this space does not disappoint.

Daydreamy Kitchen
Marble countertops and stainless steel appliances make the Robinsons’ kitchen a perfect example of modern charm. White cabinets enhance the natural light, and caramel-colored hardwood floors radiate warmth. From the elegant tile starburst backsplash to sleek glass cabinets displaying stunning glassware, this kitchen feels purposeful and creatively unique.

In Karen’s Eyes
her top five faves

1. Outdoor Entertainment
“Just having all this extra, comfortable space to entertain or for the kids to hang out allows us to use so much more of our house than we ever had before,” Karen gushes,  elated about how versatile their deck became after the Perennial updates.

2. Modern Details
Creating a sleek, contemporary look using white trim and gold finishes has truly breathed new life into the Robinsons’ home—and all the small elements are what count. “Taking what was outdated and giving it that ‘new model’ touch with some of the detail they did really made all the difference,” Karen shares.

3. Everything Flows
Even when the primary focus was the kitchen renovation, Perennial also improved features in other rooms, like updating the fireplace in the sitting room to complement the kitchen, creating one unified design. “Everything evolved, from the attention to detail and attention to flow,” Karen reflects.

4. Storage Space
With new kitchen cabinets, there was some sacrifice of space, so Perennial created cabinets under the large island where the chairs push in. This intelligent design is highly functional but unobtrusive, utilizing otherwise empty space.

5. Hidden Gem
One of the most innovative (and Karen’s most favorite) features that Perennial installed were cabinet shelves that pulled out once the cabinet was opened. “It was them looking at the space and saying, ‘Okay, how do you maximize the space and make it all work together?’” Which is exactly what they accomplished. 

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