My first association with Bella Casa Kitchen and Bath was in spring 2011 when I decided to totally gut and remodel my bathroom. I was browsing at a local tile store and was referred to Bella Casa for my design needs. I wanted a modern look for the bathroom and was very indecisive about the direction to take. I left the tile store and went to the Bella Casa showroom where I met Faye, the owner/designer. During the next few meetings, Faye asked me questions about what look I wanted. I shared that I needed the bathroom to be clean, simple, low maintenance and elegant. My focus color was gray. Faye designed the bathroom, which is a small room, to maximize the space. Some of the decisions made were to replace the tub/shower with a walk-in shower; to remove a linen closet; and to remove a partially recessed ceiling. The work began in June 2011. Spiro, Faye’s husband and construction manager, coordinated the work and the work crew. One of the advantages with using Bella Casa is that the job does not begin until all the materials are in. The project was completed in one month. The job included the demolition of the old bathroom (removal of walls, ceilings, shower and bath tub, lighting, wall paper, and tile floor). The room was reconstructed with a glass enclosed walk-in shower, porcelain tile floor, ceiling to floor cabinet for linens, vanity, overhead lighting in shower and room, molding, and paint. The difference between the before and after pictures has been described by others as “WOW”. The transformation has truly been amazing. An added benefit is the referral from Faye for other services such as window treatments.
Overall, my opinion of Bella Casa is based on these two projects and the quality of work from start to finish. Faye does a masterful job of designing the space. She has a keen eye for colors, textures, and layout. She utilizes computer programs with three dimensional views to offer the client many looks at how the room will look.. She is dependable, client-oriented, and works diligently to be sure the products used and the work done is of high quality. There were several times when Spiro worked on Saturdays to complete part of the job and the electrician worked on Memorial Day. At the end of the work day, the space is vacuumed and all tools and materials are neatly stored. Also, when the project is complete, Faye schedules a service to do light cleaning. Every person with whom I have shared my pictures and stories told me what an oddity it is to have a designer and construction crew set such a high standard for their own work as well as going beyond for the client. I highly recommend Bella Casa because of everyone’s attention to detail, efficient planning, dependability, and willingness to accept the challenge to design and build rooms that transcend the average.