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Monday, November 28, 2011

We ALWAYS appreciate our clients...

We always appreciate our clients and are thrilled when they take the time to appreciate us!  Evan Ratcliff, our primo project manager, received the following letter of thanks.


REALLY appreciate you fixing the gas leak!  ... We closed on the loan today so hopefully you'll be working on more interesting things shortly. Again thank you very much.

FYI, talked to Kevin today and told him how much we appreciate your help and how good you are. He agreed and was appreciative of the compliment. You're working for a really good guy.

Thanks again.

Paul M., University Park, TX

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Key Residential Recognized by Dallas Metro Home Improvement Magazine

Check out the Homefront section of November's Dallas Metro Home Improvement Magazine! Key Residential is recognized for our HBA of Greater Dallas ARC Award win on page 7.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Key Residential Named NARI 2012 Local Contractor of the Year

In conceiving this Energy Star rated addition, the homeowners requested an outdoor kitchen and entertaining area. The project soon grew to include a space for workout equipment, a bath accessible from the existing pool, increased storage, an air-conditioned dog room, and a secondary garage to house motorcycles

The Dallas Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named Key Residential, Ltd. in Dallas, Texas, the 2012 Contractor of the Year (CotY) in the Residential Addition More Than $250,000 category at its annual awards competition.

Features Included in the Project:

Pool Bath
-Enclosed Water Closet
-Curbless Walk-in Shower
-20" x 20" Travertine Tile Walls 
-6" x 24" Wood patterned Tile Flooring in Shower
-Custom Cabinets

Gym/Casual Entertaining Room
Commercial-grade glue down carpet to prevent carpet rolling up during machine moving

Cabana/Outdoor Kitchen
-Custom Cabinets
-Granite Countertops
-Stainless Steel Grill
-Built in stainless vent a hood with stucco wrap and custom paint detailing
-Undercounter Refrigerator
-Full Masonry Hearth Gas Fireplace with Cedar Mantel
-Rough Sawn Beams with a stained tongue and groove ceiling

Monday, November 14, 2011

Key Residential Featured in DHome Magazine

Check out the November/December 2011 D Home Magazine this month. Key Residential is featured for our ARC Award Win for Best Addition between $200,000 and $400,000.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

North Dallas Custom Home | Progress Update

The kitchen is really coming together!

Front Walkway and Landscaping
Kitchen View from Fireplace
Master Shower
Upper walkway overlooking the great room
Rear Landscaping

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Client Testimonial | Key Residential

It is Key Residential's profound joy to read testimonials and praise from our clients! 

Check out what Ellen B. of Dallas says:

"Thank you so much for coming to the house this morning to work through the remaining odds and ends. I learned a lot of really good tips from watching and talking to you. It was also excellent to have answers to a few questions I had. Plus, it was fun. As you can probably tell, since I practically jump for joy, I am 'over the moon in love' with my new dining room and kitchen. Soooo very beautiful in every way. Thank you so much for your perseverance and attention to detail. The results are spectacular! "

Monday, August 22, 2011

Key Residential Wins 2011 ARC Award!

We are flying high at Key Residential because this past Saturday, August 20, 2011, we were awarded the Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas ARC Award for Best Addition ($200,000 to $400,000) for our Frisco Gym and Cabana.

Completed in 2010, Key Residential added 2,000 square feet of livable space to this 6,000-square-foot home. The following were included in this addition:

Pool Bath

  • Enclosed Toilet Room
  • Curb-less, Door-less, Walk-in Shower with 20" x 20" Travertine Tile and 6" x 24" Hardwood Look-a-like Tile Flooring
  • Audio/Visual Equipment Cabinet to house the cable and speaker system

Gym/Casual Entertaining Room
  • Commercial-grade glue down carpet to prevent carpet rolling up during machine moving
  • 2 flat screen televisions
  • Three fans, canned lighting and specialty wall sconces

Cabana/Outdoor Kitchen

  • Custom Cabinets
  • Granite Countertops
  • Stainless Steel Grill
  • Stainless back splash
  • Built in vent a hood with custom painting
  • Under-counter Refrigerator
  • Stainless Sink
  • Stone Hearth Gas Fireplace
  • Flat screen outdoor television and integrated sound system
  • Rough Cedar Mantel and beams with a stained tongue and groove ceiling
  • Stucco walls light skipped trowel

Bonus Rooms
  • 7' x 10', Air-conditioned Canine Room with Pet Flap and Full-sized Owner Entry
  • 24' x 14' Air-conditioned Storage Room, including large attic with decking for more storage

General Special Features

  • Energy Star Rated Home Addition
  • Exposed Aggregate Concrete Drive Way to Single-car Garage for Motorcycle Storage
  • Motorcycle Trailer and Sea-doo Parking Pads
  • Custom Stamped, Stained Concrete Walkways Tieing in Existing Outdoor Pool and Home Exterior
  • Brick to Match Existing Home with Cast Stone Caps on Stone-based Pillars
  • Stained Decorative Window Corbels around Cabana
  • Hybrid Foam Insulation
  • Low E Rated Glass for all Windows and Doors
  • Metal standing seamed roof (lower) and composite (upper)
  • Custom arch ways for all openings
  • Camera system
  • Fire Suppression System

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

N. Dallas Custom Home: Back, Before and During

Key Residential is building a luxury custom home in North Dallas for clients who purchased a property with an existing home on it a few years ago. You've seen the photos from the front; now take a look at the home from the back yard. It now includes a separate garage, pool bath and office.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Highland Park Whole House Remodel--Den Before and Demo

The owners of this 1920's Highland Park home want to renovate their whole house in time for Christmas company. Today, we'll show you pictures of the family room/den, from before, through demolition and up to framing.

Before: looking at the family room from the front entry

Before: looking at the family room from the dining area

Before: looking at the family room from the back entry

Family room cleared for demolition

Family room during demolition

Family room and kitchen are ready for framing

Monday, August 1, 2011

Key Residential Client Testimonial


At Key Residential, we love hearing from our clients because it means we've made a difference in their home and their lives! Read on to see what Doc and Ruth D. have to say about us:

"Mr. Key, thank you for your major part in beautifying our house. It has been a pleasure working with you, with Kirk, and all of your associates--a very professional bunch. I am sure we will be doing more with Key Residential in the near term and when we down-size in the less than near time...God bless you and yours and God speed on your further ventures."

Monday, July 25, 2011

N. Dallas Custom Home Building: Before and During

Key Residential is currently building a luxury custom home in North Dallas. Our clients purchased the ideally located property with an existing home on it a few years ago.

With an existing structure in place, the first step to building our client's dream home was demolition.
After demolition, the lot is ready for foundation.
With the foundation poured, we are ready for framing.
It's beginning to come together.
Tyvek house wrap and Jeld-Wen windows ready the home for all weather protection.
With masonry and stucco, the home is finally beginning to resemble a masterpiece.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Highland Park Whole House Remodel--Kitchen Before and Demo

The owners of this 1920's Highland Park home want to renovate their whole house in time for Christmas company. Today, we'll show pictures of the kitchen from before, through demolition, and up to framing.


The wall perpendicular to the fireplace will be removed to open up the kitchen.
Kitchen During Demolition
The barriers between the kitchen and family room have now been removed. We are ready for framing!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Beautiful Homes, Quality Renovations

Key Residential is a full-service custom home builder and general contractor, providing quality home renovations and unparalleled customer service for its clients. The personalized attention to detail you expect is the foundation of Key Residential. Through honesty, integrity and quality craftsmanship, we establish trusting relationships with our clients, and those to whom they refer us, that lead to partnerships in the care of their homes. We provide the customer with a completed project that enhances the beauty and livability of their home.