Bathroom Remodeling

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Remodeling your bathroom is one of the smartest home remodeling projects you can choose to have completed. When executed well, a combination of form, functionality and aesthetics can recoup you around 60% of your investment in resale value! Whether you have a simple powder room or a master en suite, functionality should be at the heart of your bathroom remodel. 

In the photo on top, this farmhouse half bath was given dark hardwood floors to match the rest of the house. The vanity provides plenty of storage and the white top with white trim helps to give the room a large and bright feel. The bronze hardware gives a visual pop making this bathroom pleasant on the eyes. 

New Bath Remodel Jack & Jill

 The above photo shows a great Jack and Jill bathroom. This style of bathroom is great for multiple kids sharing 2 bedrooms. This particular design gives each bedroom a private toilet and sink while having a shared tub/shower and linen closet. The grouted LVT floor gives a great tile look and should hold up to the use that the children will give it. 

The photo that follows shows an incredible master bathroom shower we built.  This client wasn’t happy with the amount of space their corner shower provided. This couple wanted to be able to shower together comfortably. After reviewing the space, we developed a plan to eliminate the linen closet since the amount of vanity they had combined with a sizable walk in closet would provide the amount of storage they needed. 

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After removing the closet, the front wall was extended and gracefully curved as to not hinder the walkway into the bathroom. The area where the closet originally was, became the entrance to the shower and eliminated the need for a shower door or curtain. Duel shower valves where installed at the entrance allowing independent control over temperature. Mosaic tile was used to allow us to follow the curves of the walls and slope of the floor. This shower boasts plenty of storage for one niche as two windows high on the wall. This is one shower you may not want to leave. 

When your ready to update your bathroom to the space of your dreams let Compassion Builders be your contractor of choice! 

Basement Remodeling

Basement remodeling is a great way to take your outdated or poorly designed finished basement and turn it into a space that meets your needs and maximizes its functionality. Compassion Builders can turn that unsightly basement into an aesthetically pleasing space that you will be proud to show off for years to come. 

In the top photo, this client was in desperate need of space for her in-home daycare. The space had previously been finished by the seller. Unfortunately, it was poorly laid out with improper and unsafe electrical work. It had a bedroom which was illegal and unsafe due to the lack of an egress window. We all agreed that starting fresh was the best plan for this basement remodel. 

Compassion Builders can turn that unsightly basement into an aesthetically pleasing space that you will be proud to show off for years to come. 

We faced a few challenges in this basement. One of which was the existing stairway. The way it had been constructed left for a minimal landing which was difficult to navigate. Once we add code required handrail moving belongings in and out would become a major issue. It also had a window that was poorly positioned and would require replacing to tempered glass to meet current building codes. 

We decided to eliminate the window and reframe the staircase. This provided over a foot of additional landing area. The railing was crafted so they could easily remove and reinstall to assist with moving furniture in and out of the space. We adhered 1inch foam and drywall to the walls of the stair case to assist with maximizing the landing area. The space under the stairs was turned into a reading nook for the kids with a toy box under the bench. The added egress window on the opposite end of the room allows plenty of natural light in. The Lotus Led recessed lights kept the room bright and the ceiling clearance high. 

The next photo is of a basement remodeling bedroom where we encountered another challenge. The mechanical ductwork and main support beam took up 4 feet of the room. Relocation wasn’t an option.  

We solved these problems by placing the closet underneath the ductwork maximizing the closet space as well as maintaining a larger space with its full ceiling height. The duct work was refabricated to reduce its height over the entryway. We made the door swing out in this circumstance to allow it to remain a full height door which fits better with the adjoining room. The added egress window allows for natural lighting as well as a safe and legal bedroom. 

Contact Compassion Builders for us to become your preferred Basement Remodeling and finishing Contractor today! 

They saved me from my basement nightmare. So glad to have a new basement.

~Lj Kearn

Custom Home Building

Building a custom home is a way to ensure that your home meets your needs. When you Partner with Compassion Builders, you can trust that you not only build the home of your dreams but you are getting the absolute best home for you and your family.

Compassion Builders believes in building homes that will last. They should incorporate excellence in design, energy efficiency, durability and safety. For this reason, we aim to use the most durable products and include a storm shelter in every home we build. Many builders focus mainly on the finishes. We believe the actual structure is equally as important to the lifespan and cost to keep your home. This is why we incorporate many features as standard that others ignore.

The photo above shows a custom 3600-square foot farm house with a 3-car garage. The walls were 2×6 construction topped with nailed on (no flimsy staples) 5/8-inch CDX Plywood to help it withstand the high winds it receives. The thickness of the walls allowed for a R-19 of fire and insect resistant cellulose insulation. This insulation provides excellent sound dampening as well.

This client chose a foam backed vinyl siding for the added insulation as well as its impact and wind resistance. Wide lineal trim around the windows definitely makes a statement.

The photo to the right shows an amazing white Shaker kitchen that features a duel oven and lots of excellent storage. The farm style sink sits centered in front of a wide window that floods the kitchen with natural light. The black island is a nice contrast to the white cabinet and features a cooktop, prep sink and warming oven. We raised the center of the island to accommodate the needed electrical plugs as well as to avoid a long joint in the granite countertops.

The picture to the left shows the wood burning fireplace. Natural stone veneer adds to the warmth. Blowers built into this fireplace allows this client to supplement their geothermal heating. And since it uses wood as a fuel source it ensures they will have a heat source if the power ever went out during the cold Iowa winters.

The photo below shows a sleek curved wall shower in the master bathroom. This was a solution to a problem that presented itself once the framing was up. They wanted to be able to shower comfortably together and the existing shower wouldn’t allow for that. The other part of this problem was we couldn’t relocate it in a way that worked for the client as well as didn’t want to encroach the hallway into the bathroom.

We solved this issue by eliminating the linen closet and extending the shower into its place. The curved detailing of the wall allowed the additional space without interrupting the flow into the bathroom. The showers entrance location combined with the added curb eliminated the need for a door. This shower features 2 separately controlled shower heads as well as natural lighting provided by the window that doubles as a niche to place your personal care products. This is a great example of the custom home building solutions that Compassion Builders provides.

To learn more about our previous work and to check out what our customers have to say visit our testimonials page. If you’re ready to speak with one of our team members, contact Compassion Builders for us to become your preferred Custom Home Builder today!

Jonathan and his team went above and beyond building my dream home! Their attention to detail is bar none!! Would highly highly recommend!!!!

~ Katie McClure Cross

Basement Finishing

The great thing about basement finishing is that you can almost double your livable space at a fraction of the cost compared to adding an addition. According to the Remodeling 2017 Cost vs. Value Report, a midrange basement remodel in the Des Moines area costs $69,480 while adding $47,238 to the resale value and recouping 68% of the cost.

Compassion Builders works with you to design your basement in a manner that provides what you need from the space and maximizes its functionality with aesthetically pleasing details.

In the top photo, this client wanted an entertaining space divided into three areas (bar, game room and home theatre). There is a beautiful maple bar that this client wanted incorporated into their space. The challenge was where they wanted it located. The mechanical ductwork was going to interfere with their seating headroom and inhibit the viewing of the screen.

We were able to place it in the middle of the longest portion of the basement solving both issues as well as increasing the size of the gaming area. A bulkhead was created to take up the small space above the shelving to provide a finished look. We were able to recess the refrigerator so the front didn’t intrude into the walkway. Room definition was added by the short walls at the four corners of the space as well as minimally lowering the ceiling allowing us to create the tray ceiling that follows the perimeter and outlines the bar.


Our customer in the above video was perfect to work with since Compassion Builders knew they could appreciate our similar values

This basement remodeling distinction was created by changing the surface texture on the ceiling to smooth on the lower portion and keeping the knockdown on the recessed portion as well as adding the wainscoting made entirely from drywall for a completely seamless look. Lighting was achieved by using 4 inch 4100K LED recessed lighting divided into two dimmable switches. One for the perimeter and one for the three over the bar. Dimmable LED lighting was also added to the display shelving by adding a recessed unit on each side and a LED tape behind the face frame in the center.

The next photo is for a basement finishing with a home theatre where we encountered another challenge. On the left corner is the sump pump that they didn’t want to relocate. The plan was to create a closet to cover it, however , he size of screen they wanted was forcing the screen and projector off center and would obstruct the viewing.

We solved this problem by creating a box around it with a lift off top. This allowed the screen to be centered, access to service the pump as well as a place to set their surround speakers. We balanced this on the opposite side next to their equipment tower which allowed a place to hide the subwoofer. We accented and defined this space with drywall wainscoting around the screen as well as medallions around the dimmable 6 inch 4100K recessed lights. The steel support posts were relocated to allow an equal spacing and was covered by oak mitered columns so that it resembles a solid timber.

Contact Compassion Builders for us to become your preferred Basement Finishing and Remodeling Contractor today.

Dedicated to quality, provides great design ideas and does not cut corners. If you want it done right, this is your company.

~Allen Dahl